Your FIRST TIME - Concert, that is!

  1. Who did you see for your very first concert and when?

    I'm going to list two, the first one shouldn't count because my Dad took us against our will:
    1979 - Sha Na Na. I am so embarassed!! :imbar:

    Okay! The first concert I went to with my best friend that I think really counts:

    1980 - Hall and Oates

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  3. by   Rustyhammer
    Like I said in another post, Santana in '73.
    We took in a couple of bottles of cheap wine (that was allowed back then) and smoked some good doobs in the front row.
    Ticket price $7.50
    Spring of 1991.... Guns N' Roses with Skid Row. I was 15.

    Then, when I was 18, I saw Aerosmith, with some new but soon-to-become-unknown band.

    And that's it. I'm not a big fan of concerts. Bizarre, I know.

  5. by   LasVegasRN
    Originally posted by Rustyhammer
    ..We took in a couple of bottles of cheap wine (that was allowed back then) and smoked some good doobs in the front row.
    Ticket price $7.50
    Hee! Reminds me of my Prince concert-going days. Saw him for the Soft & Wet Tour, The Purple Rain Tour, The Rasberry Beret Tour, and the others are a total blur.... too much Brass Monkey, Pink Champale and wacky tobaccy back then.
  6. by   Robin61970
    First I really remember was Sawyer Brown at age 16....front row seats.....when they still wore the funky costumes,lol. Then at age 17.....the Beach Boys Reunion Tour.....that one was wonderful! These were in 86 and 87......
  7. by   PennyLane
    Hahaha, I'm embarrased about this. My first concert was The Monkees in '86. Then shortly after I saw Peter Gabriel during the 'So' tour. I was 11 or 12. Both concerts were chaperoned.
  8. by   Beach_RN
    Hall & Oats.. I was a Sophmore in High School! I loved them!

  9. by   emily_mom
    Joan Jett and the Blackhearts. Sly and the Family Stone opened for them, and the lead singer started screwing the stage for about 20 minutes. I remember being just mortified b/c I was only in 6th grade and was from a strict (smack you with a ruler) Catholic school.

    The best I ever saw was Janet Jackson in '93 when she was really big. I had nosebleed seats, but it was still great.
  10. by   CountrifiedRN
    Rush....can't remember the exact year, probably 1984 or so. It was the first time I got to go with my friends alone to NY!
  11. by   Stargazer
    Journey. I was 15. Can't remember who the opening band was.

    I don't think my best friend had as good a time as I did. We went with a huge group of girlfriends. We had to stop on the side of the freeway on the way there, so BF could pee in the bushes (girl has a bladder the size of a walnut!). When we got to Seattle, we stopped at Tower Records so somebody else could go inside and pee, but the girl who was driving put the car in gear before everybody was all the way out and she ran over BF's foot.

    She was a trooper, though--insisted she was fine and we went to the concert anyway. I bought one of those hideous baseball-jersey style concert shirts and wore it to school the next day. I was so cool.
  12. by   Mattigan
    Jimmy Spheeris at the Boomer Theatre but the first one I remember is Springsteen- Born to Run Tour.
    Last edit by Mattigan on Nov 7, '02
  13. by   Lausana
    My first "real" rock concert was Korn when I was 17, it was an interesting show. I'm surprised I remember much due to the think fog surrounding us But not from me of course, I was a good girl Not long after that it was a show a station here put on with Hole as one of the bands...Courtney=frightening, freak show

    Best show so far-Creed, they're coming to town this weekend but the ticket price is unbelieveably more expensive this time around--NO THANKS.
  14. by   NurseDennie
    Oh? Does it have to be rock concerts? Hmmmm... This is truly weird because except for classical music concerts, I can only think of two concerts in my whole life that I didn't either work or be the calming force backstage.

    I saw Paul Revere and the Raiders with my best friend.

    I saw the Beatles before they were Beatles (I was a LITTLE GIRL), and I remember Elton John when he was SHY (honest to God - he really was). I remember being backstage at concerts where the noise coming from the audience was so HUGE I felt like I could lean into it and it would support me, like a physical thing.

    Oh Wait!!! I took my daughter to see New Kids on the Block!!!! That was HORRIBLE. Not only was it New Kids on the Block, but the screaming from the little girls was so shrill, I ended up huddled up and going to sleep in self-defense.