What Was Your First/Best Concert

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RealDiehl's Comment
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My first concert was Metallica with Suicidal Tendencies in 1993. My last concert was in the early 2000's. All That Remains and Bullet For My Valentine. Both shows were in Philadelphia.

I went to a few Ozzfests in the early 2000's too. It's been a long time since I've been to a concert😥

Mr. Curmudgeon's Comment
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First concert: Soldier Field (the original) July 8, 1978 - Rolling Stones, Southside Johnny and the Asbury Dukes, Peter Tosh and the Wailers, and Journey. And lots of very stoned people. Walking across the pedestrian footbridge over Lake Shore Drive to get to SF, there were dudes sitting on the rail advertising which substances they were selling.

Best concert: Would probably have to be Eagles in Vegas in June,2015, shortly before Glen Frey stopped performing and passed away. Also up there are Scorpions 2023 and Bob Seger (twice in the past 8 years, both of them top notch). I agreed to go see Elton John with my wife, and it was not as bad as I was thinking it would be. I then convinced my wife to attend Mark Knopfler live in Chicago and she was pleasantly surprised. Given that it is her turn to pick the show, she chose Shinedown ( a group that I'm not particularly fond of from radio / playlist pieces), but they might be better live. We'll know in October - Vegas show.

Other concerts on the list of "I'd do that again, maybe"? Eric Clapton. Gary Clark, Jr (kind of a modern day Jimi Hendrix but bluesier). Ray Wylie Hubbard.

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Nuts's Comment
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First concert was the Rolling Stones "Steel Wheels" tour in 1989 at the Metrodome, Living Colour was the opening act. I got in line and waited, no online sales, was #3 to buy tickets. Gotta love being 15 and having a lot of free time, we got row 4 tickets for I think $60 a piece.

Pianoman best concert was AC/DC Razors Edge tour in Bloomington MN 1991 at the Met which is now a parking lot at the Mall of America. They played "Money Talks" and the AC/DC dollars dropped from the ceiling in addition to Angus leaving the main stage and getting on a manlift in the audience for a solo. LA guns was the opening act if I remember correctly.

Brian K.'s Comment
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My favorite concert in college was Rush. Being a drummer myself watching Neil was incredible. Maynard Ferguson and Louis Bellson quartet for you jazzers. Now that I'm older I listen to Christian Rock. Skillet was cool too loud that is because I'm old. But it was great. Newsboys, and For King and Country was awesome. Davy A love you drumset. Never thought that could be possible!

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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Never been to a concert, I hate crowds so it is a no go for me.

I can be in a tight space by myself and I'm fine, throw a few people in there and I can't handle it.

NaeNaeInNC's Comment
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Missoula MT was a pretty good location for some awesome bands just getting started. I think the first actual paid ticketed even I went to was a Bluegrass Festival as a kid. Many many artists performed "in the park" in the early 90s as non ticket events. Sawyer Brown was the first that I actually intentionally bought tickets for. Garth at his peak. LeDoux before his cancer diagnosis. Nelly. Halestorm. Kid Rock. Theory of a Deadman. Five Finger Death Punch. The list goes on. I have the option to see Billy Idol this summer, but not sure I can make it work.

Then the comedians. The Deplorables Tour with Loftis, McGrew, and Haner. Dunham with Haner opening. Iglesias. Foxworthy, then White, then Engvall. I refuse to pay to see Larry the Cable Guy.

Jeesh. I just realized I have blown a lot of money on concert experiences 🤣


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Old School's Comment
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My first concert was Jackson Brown - 1978 - Houston, TX.

My girl and I had a great time. Jackson Brown was so stoned he couldn't remember the words to several songs. confused.gif

Dennis L's Comment
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My first band experience was 1965 in Denver when the Beatles came to play Red Rocks amphitheater. My dad took my sister and I to see them arrive at the old Stapleton Airport. My sis loved Paul (dumped Elvis). A limo with fake Beatles drove around the airport perimeter. Fans went nuts “Beatlesmania”.

My first live concert was Deep Purple with T- Rex in Denver ~1974.

Best concert also in Denver in 1980’s was Alabama with Charlie Daniels.

The show that I’m looking forward to this Oct/Nov in Branson is Jimmy Fortune (Statler Brothers tenor, great singer and songwriter. He is 68 and still sounds great).

RealDiehl's Comment
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Redrocks had phenomenal sound.

I love how you just kind of threw that in at the end almost as a side note. Playing at Red Rocks would be like playing in Madison Square Garden in my opinion. Even greater though since MSG is known for sporting events as well. Red Rocks is world famous for live shows!

James J.'s Comment
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Men at work.at the cal expo Amphitheater in Sacramento

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