I'm 57 now, which means I was 13 years old in 1967 when I went to my 1st concert - pretty hard to beat The Temptations in 1967, still with David Ruffin, as the best 1st concert experience you could have.
Oh, wow. To see The Temptations at all in concert, never mind your first concert , is hard to beat. My first concert experience outside local concerts of classical music-I live in a city which is highly musical-was actually the New Kids on the Block when I was in grade 9. Th emost exciting concert I attended was David Bowie.
. . . 'Most Exciting Concert" is a good one too - unless you want to, I'll ask that as well (I'll wait a couple of days, if I see you've started that, I'll answer - if I don't see it, I'll ask). Bowie would be a good one for that - I saw The Who when they released "Who's Next", Clapton many times, Small Faces w/Rod Stewart, and lots of great acts . . . I even saw Santana when a hot dog stand fire cut the electric power to the stage for about 20 minutes and they went into an impromptu percussion stretch, throwing tambourines & maracas, out to the crowd and then as electricity was restored so smoothly going right back into 'Hope You're Feeling Better' to a wildly screaming crowd - but a Savoy Brown show in '70 was pretty hard to beat. When they screamed "Do you want to rock all night?" like all bands did back then, they weren't trying to sound cool - they played for hours and wouldn't stop until their electricity was shut-off . . . great, great show.
. . . because a few have rightly delighted at the thought of seeing the real temptations, I'll put a link (below) to an ancient photo of the event. I was close enough to get a great photo but the cheap camera and many years do not provide a great photo - but you can see David Ruffin to the left of the others.
This may surprise a lot of people, but, my very first concert was Marie Osmond. This was when she was doing very well on her own as a country music artist. There might have been 4,000 people there, and I think the tickets were only $8.00. This was in 1985 or 86.
Not very long after that I went to my first Major concert which was Def Leppard and Europe. Really awesome show with over 25,000 people in attendance. But it was an outdoor concert and blistering hot. About 30 people were hauled away to the hospital for heat stroke. But it was still fun and wild.
A free performance by Dar Williams at my college for May Day Festivities in the 90s.
But for a true concert, as in a show on a big stage, my first was Trans Siberian Orchestra a few years ago. That was highly entertaining. Beethoven's 5th should always be performed with pyrotechnics, lasers and heavy metal, IMO.