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Old    E.J. (deuce)      Join Date: Mar 2002       12-23-2013, 7:58 AM Reply   
Another thread got me thinking about my first concert.... It was Ozzy Osbourne at the Salt Palace, the Bark at the Moon tour. Motley Crew opened and stole the show, I remember them(Motley Crew) blowing my 13 year old mind.

My friends and I were just dropped off at the front and we walked to a pay phone(remember those) and called for a ride home after the show.

Also bought my first concert T at that show, wore the chit out of that....
Old    Train (ttrigo)      Join Date: Dec 2004       12-23-2013, 8:43 AM Reply   
Beach boys at the fair grounds with my parents. I think I was 7.
First real concert without parents was Agent Orange. I was 14, and I lost a shoe in the pit. Have probably been to over 500 shows since that day. Still one of my favorite places to be.
Old    Larry (larry1167)      Join Date: Jun 2010       12-23-2013, 9:03 AM Reply   
America with my parents at one of the casinos in South Lake Tahoe. I think I was 11.
Old    Andy Graham (ottog1979)      Join Date: Apr 2007       12-23-2013, 9:33 AM Reply   
Supertramp, Milwaukee Arena, 1977
Old    Greg "The Hammer" (leaks)      Join Date: Oct 2005       12-23-2013, 10:35 AM Reply   
Yes and Y&T at the Cow Palace in San Francisco. 1976
Old    Boarder 42 (jhartt3)      Join Date: Jan 2012       12-23-2013, 10:42 AM Reply   
first real concert 311 at the river market in KC i was 18

best concert i've ever been to Dave Matthews Band on a beach on the 2nd annual bud light party cruise. buddy was so drunk he ended up getting back on the bands charter than the cruise ship charter. So he got to ride around with the band for a while.
Old    Dustin Allison (Dman726749)      Join Date: May 2012       12-23-2013, 10:57 AM Reply   
Offspring, 1999 or 2000, I was maybe 15?
Old    Eric (DenverRider)      Join Date: Feb 2013       12-23-2013, 10:59 AM Reply   
Motley Crue Girls Girls Girls tour. I was still screaming hours after the show because I was so amped up. My next one was Poison with Warrant. Brett Michaels says that he feels really far away from everyone and that we should all come closer. I rush the stage with everyone else and finish the show in almost the front row during the encore. People were getting trampled around me. There was a security guy that was at least a foot taller than everyone else in the crowd. He was throwing people out of his way like they were rag dolls so he could get to a girl that had been hit by a chair that someone had ripped off the floor and thrown across the crowd.
Old    Larry (larry1167)      Join Date: Jun 2010       12-23-2013, 11:21 AM Reply   
First concert without parents... Bruce Springsteen at the Oakland Coliseum 1986.

Best concert... Santana at Cal Poly SLO 1990 in our small gym which probably held 3,000 people. Carlos burnt the place to the ground.
Old    Scott (magicr)      Join Date: May 2004       12-23-2013, 12:01 PM Reply   
I saw Van Halen's World Vacation Tour, 1979, first one I remember,
Old    Chris Halfmoon (moon)      Join Date: Oct 2008       12-23-2013, 1:04 PM Reply   
First concert was Alice in Chains. It was a great concert and what topped it off was that I had gotten my drivers license the day before so we didn't need a parental taxi cab. Needless to say, the 86 accord looked like a lower rider with hands and feet hanging out the windows.
Old    Mitch (wakemitch)      Join Date: Jun 2005       12-23-2013, 1:07 PM Reply   
The first concert I went to was a free performance that New Found Glory played at Marine World (now Six Flags Discovery Kingdom) back in 2000. I had no idea who they were at the time, but since then they have been one of my favorite bands and Ive seen them 6 or 7 times.
Old    Dave O (wakedaveup)      Join Date: May 2012       12-23-2013, 1:15 PM Reply   
Garth Brooks in Sacramento, I was 8 and hated country at the time. Threw the biggest fit with my parents, yelled, complained, you name it. Got to the concert and still the best concert I've ever been to in my life. Not my favorite music but that guy can put on a show! I even got hit with a plastic beer cup in the back of the head and didn't care, the Thunder Rolls was playing and the arena was lit up with lightening (fake of course), it was awesome. Worst part was admitting to my parents I had a good time after haha.
Old    David Williams (wakeworld)      Join Date: Jan 1997       12-23-2013, 3:24 PM Reply   
My parents wouldn't let me go to concerts until I was 18, but because I was in 4-H and showing my pig at Ventura County Fairgrounds, I was able to see Kansas and Eddie Money in 1983 (I was 15). My first "legit" concert after turning 18 was Van Halen on their first tour with Sammy Hagar. I was bummed because I really wanted to see them with DLR, but they had broken up while I was waiting to turn 18!
Old    Da MOOSE (da_moose)      Join Date: Feb 2004       12-23-2013, 3:58 PM Reply   
Pink Floyd ,,,"Da Wall" 77 The first WALL
Old    Andy Graham (ottog1979)      Join Date: Apr 2007       12-23-2013, 4:09 PM Reply   
^ Da Moose Dude, that was a 1982 album.
Old    Adam Van Dyke (lfadam)      Join Date: Nov 2008       12-23-2013, 4:26 PM Reply   
311 at Virginia Tech's auditorium. I was probably 15 or 16 (sophomore year of high school). Still one of my favorite concerts ever. 3,000 people all jumping.
Old    Darrel F (95sn)      Join Date: Sep 2005       12-23-2013, 5:13 PM Reply   
Smokie Robinson and the Miricles, plus Frieda Payne, Band of Gold at The Greek. Early 70's
I saw the Wall in L.A, the night the stage caught fire but it was about 1980 not 77. I dont remember seeing Moose there
I saw LedZep in 77
Old    Andy Graham (ottog1979)      Join Date: Apr 2007       12-23-2013, 5:29 PM Reply   
^my bad. Correct at 1980. I was in the dorm the year that came out.
Old    Hayes (hayes)      Join Date: Aug 2007       12-23-2013, 6:39 PM Reply   
MC Hammer, Please Hammer, Don't Hurt Em Tour, Birmingham, AL 1990!

Top that!
Old    Shawndoggy (shawndoggy)      Join Date: Nov 2009       12-23-2013, 10:36 PM Reply   
beastie boys, licensed to ill tour, 1987, artemis ham hall, las vegas.
Old    J D (jeff_mn)      Join Date: Jul 2009       12-24-2013, 6:18 AM Reply   
Quote:
Originally Posted by wakedaveup View Post
Garth Brooks in Sacramento, I was 8 and hated country at the time. Threw the biggest fit with my parents, yelled, complained, you name it. Got to the concert and still the best concert I've ever been to in my life. Not my favorite music but that guy can put on a show! I even got hit with a plastic beer cup in the back of the head and didn't care, the Thunder Rolls was playing and the arena was lit up with lightening (fake of course), it was awesome. Worst part was admitting to my parents I had a good time after haha.
This exactly. 100% everything the same - except I saw him in Fargo, ND. Must have been around 1990 or so.
Old    Shawndoggy (shawndoggy)      Join Date: Nov 2009       12-24-2013, 6:33 AM Reply   
Quote:
Originally Posted by ttrigo View Post
First real concert without parents was Agent Orange. I was 14, and I lost a shoe in the pit. Have probably been to over 500 shows since that day. Still one of my favorite places to be.
lol Agent Orange still makes my boat playlist every year...
Old    John Anderson (fly135)      Join Date: Jun 2004       12-24-2013, 9:34 AM Reply   
As I mentioned in the other thread Grand Funk with BTO. Probably 73, maybe 72. Second was Elton John's Yellow Brick Road tour in Miami 73.
Old    andy zarlengo (colorider)      Join Date: Jun 2001       12-24-2013, 11:58 AM Reply   
Dead Kennedy's
Old    Da MOOSE (da_moose)      Join Date: Feb 2004       12-25-2013, 11:53 AM Reply   
IT mite of been 78 @ L.A. sports arena ticket was $25 back then ,concert cost about $8 for some one Good
Still the best Concert i've EVER seen,,, And I use to make Da KROQ Surfboards and I've Seen a Lot of Concerts,,2 -3 a week for a 4 year run
I've seen and meet Soooo many Rock Stars
Old    Charlie Zulu (Pad1Tai)      Join Date: Jan 2013       12-25-2013, 5:14 PM Reply   
Da Moose........... U R Da Rockstar!!
Old    Da MOOSE (da_moose)      Join Date: Feb 2004       12-26-2013, 12:59 PM Reply   
Agent Orange's Mike Palm a good Bro of mine ,,,THIS GUY one of the BEST guitarist in the World according to Rolling Stone,,,
this band call "Sublime 'played in my back Yard
Old    Justin (jerasu98)      Join Date: Aug 2005       12-26-2013, 6:57 PM Reply   
My dad knew it was my favorite band at the time, so he took me to see Duran Duran on the Seven and the Ragged Tiger tour in 1984 in Sacramento at CalExpo. I must have been 9. In H.S. he took me to my next favorite band, Anthrax on the Sound of White Noise tour. The opening band I thought was really good. They said their first album released in a few months and no one at school had heard of them. It was White Zombie.
Old    Brian Stroup (bstroop)      Join Date: Apr 2005       12-26-2013, 7:40 PM Reply   
2 live Crew in Tampa....1990.
Old    Terry Redfearn (TerryR)      Join Date: Aug 2010       01-02-2014, 9:19 AM Reply   
California Jam 1974: Eagles, Deep Purple, Black Sabbath, Earth Wind and Fire, Emerson Lake and Palmer.
Great time, Back in the Day.
Old    John Anderson (fly135)      Join Date: Jun 2004       01-03-2014, 8:41 AM Reply   
Terry, awesome lineup!
Old    Jordan Maxymek (Jmaxymek)      Join Date: Feb 2012       01-05-2014, 10:43 PM Reply   
Soul Coughing (well, Mike Doughty) in 2002... I was 7. Good stuff.
Old     (whiteflashwatersports1)      Join Date: Dec 2012       01-06-2014, 12:33 PM Reply   
U2 Joshua Tree tour Carrier Dome Syracuse NY- simply awesome I was 15
Old    C.I.E. J-Rod (jarrod)      Join Date: May 2003       01-06-2014, 12:53 PM Reply   
Metallica. Anthrax opened.
Old    Eric Scott (phillywakeboarder)      Join Date: Sep 2008       01-06-2014, 2:06 PM Reply   
The Back Street Boys! Sweet Sensation opened. Ha!
Old    Anthonyv911 (tonyv420)      Join Date: Jul 2007       01-07-2014, 11:19 AM Reply   
Kiss at the Paramount in Seattle in 1976, I was in the 9th grade and rode the bus. Ticket cost $6.25 Ive also seenj Black Sabbath with Ozzy as the lead singer and AC/DC with Bon Scott as the singer! Wow, I am a old fart!!
Old    Orion (chillinoj)      Join Date: May 2009       01-07-2014, 2:40 PM Reply   
Damn a lot of these are sweet shows.

I got lucky, my pops took me to go see The Who at the pepsi center when i was in junior high. Floor seats only 20 rows back, such a great show.
Old    Shredtastic (seth)      Join Date: Sep 2002       01-07-2014, 3:00 PM Reply   
Rage Against The Machine at Arco Arena 1999. Gang Starr opened.
Old    Baitkiller (baitkiller)      Join Date: Jan 2010       01-07-2014, 6:21 PM Reply   
ac/DC in San Diego. Joan jet opened and totally killed it. 1979
Old    Scott (magicr)      Join Date: May 2004       01-09-2014, 12:18 PM Reply   
Now how about the last concert you've been to.

Brad Paisley, The Band Perry, and Scotty McCreery, 2012 Eugene.

Quite a switch from Van Halen.
Old    E.J. (deuce)      Join Date: Mar 2002       01-09-2014, 12:24 PM Reply   
Last, I think either Bon Jovi @ the ESA or maybe Kelly McGuire in a friends back yard....(how's that for a mix of arena and back yard)
Old    John Anderson (fly135)      Join Date: Jun 2004       01-09-2014, 1:43 PM Reply   
Jeff Beck and Lynyrd Skynrd are the last two for me.
Old    Miguel (migs)      Join Date: Aug 2006       01-09-2014, 1:49 PM Reply   
DNA lounge SF at 3am, when Prince walks in after his concert and does 4 songs live was my first "concert"
Old    Train (ttrigo)      Join Date: Dec 2004       01-09-2014, 2:02 PM Reply   
Last one was Street Dogs in Anaheim back in December. I'm usually at 2-3 shows a month though. Used to be that per week!
Old     (whiteflashwatersports1)      Join Date: Dec 2012       01-10-2014, 7:22 AM Reply   
Last is same as the first - First U2 Joshua tree Carrier Dome Syracuse NY
Last U2 at Dolphins stadium Miami - still awesome over 20 yrs later
Old    Mike (Salister)      Join Date: Nov 2013       04-04-2014, 10:07 PM Reply   
first concert: Black Sabbeth w/ ozzy reunion tour with Godsmack

last concert : Red Hot chili peppers in Philly for their latest tour ( it sucked balls in an inside seated area)

Best show ever: (general admission) Chili peppers when they toured with foo fighters at Hershey stadium for Californication . "cause im down with the state of pennsylvania" and the it went effing insane. Best show ever. Even though the foo fighters were wasted and played 3 terrible songs.

Best band that worked the crowd: POD

Best stage show: Alice Cooper

Best Jam out band: Moe

Gotta have some variety

Biggest disapointment: Sleeping through and missing Primus and The Dead at bonnaroo. Primus played for like 6 hours into the early morning and we passed out eehhh

Last edited by Salister; 04-04-2014 at 10:15 PM.
Old    Ian Brown (wakereviews)      Join Date: Sep 2006       04-05-2014, 3:28 PM Reply   
U2 acting baby tour either junior or sophomore year. Seen a bunch of these bands. 311 was one if my favorites, Kravitz was good, beastie boys. Saw pearl jam, widespread and Fleetwood Mac all in one day at Summerfest. Headed to NIN and Soundgarden this summer
Old    G Netz (Bagar55)      Join Date: Aug 2013       04-06-2014, 5:59 AM Reply   
First with my Dad - Willie & Johnny Cash when I was 8 or around then, he sure did teach me to appreciate the right kind of music.

First solo - Janet Jackson, Rhythm Nation Tour, little embarrassed to even say that one.
"Ms. Jackson if your nasty"
Old    Jason Callen (westsidarider)      Join Date: Feb 2003       04-06-2014, 9:18 AM Reply   
My pops took my to see Floyd when I was 11. Grew up around cig smokers, I knew it wasn't cig smoke I was smelling the whole time
Old    FENCE SENCE (fence_sence)      Join Date: Jul 2008       04-06-2014, 9:50 AM Reply   
My first without parents; Beastie Boys opened for Run DMC. 1987. JMJ dropped out of the ceiling of the Lawlor Events Center on his DJ stand. I was 14.

Last show; People Under The Stairs, Highlighter tour. Saw them at this dinky little club called The Alley in Sparks, NV. This was the night after they played a sold out show in LA at the House of Blues. I showed up early and got a chance to bs with them. They looked a bit wiped out from the night before and had borrowed a turn table set up from a local. I honestly wasn't expecting them to knock it out of the park but, that's exactly what they did. 200 people in some Nevada hick town got treated to the best damn hip hop show that town had ever seen. Un-be-f'ing-leavable! Slam dunk, home run, hat trick. The new album, "12 Step Program" is set to drop May 6th. This will be the duos 9th complete album (12th if you count the other releases). "Hardest MF'n workin group in show biz!"
Old    Surf Addict (Desi) (phathom)      Join Date: Jun 2013       04-06-2014, 10:13 AM Reply   
First concert - Our local radio station (z100) 13th birthday bash. It was a compilation show on Easter Sunday of all days. It had Sheryl Crow and Jewel. I remember that the opening act, Better than Ezra was a no show. It wasn't bad and I saw Jewel one more time since then and Sheryl Crow two more times. Actually all of those in the same year.

First concert without parents - Anger Management Tour 2000. Also a compilation, Papa Roach, Limp Bizkit, Xzibit, Eminem and D12.

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