Your First Concert

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Your First Concert

Postby Aleril » Fri Nov 09, 2007 11:13 pm UTC

Mine would have to be Foo Fighters, Weezer and Hot Hot Heat (even though I missed HHH)

It rocked out loud, especially Weezer's last song when male strippers danced behind them in just a loin cloth.
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Re: Your First Concert

Postby slashalt » Fri Nov 09, 2007 11:29 pm UTC

R.E.M., supported by The Zutons and Idlewild

A legendary band and two equily exciting support acts made my first concert pretty darn special. I wasn't familiar with any of R.E.M.'s new material, but Michael Stipe wore the awesome blue facepaint, and now their live album is out and the show has been on television all the memories are rushing back.

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Re: Your First Concert

Postby Cai » Sat Nov 10, 2007 12:41 am UTC

Do Make Say Think in the sanctuary of the First Unitarian Church in Philadelphia. Phenomenal show.
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Re: Your First Concert

Postby Tuke » Sat Nov 10, 2007 12:57 am UTC

Does Fred Penner count?

If not, then it's sadly Swollen Members about 6 or 7 years ago. The things you'll go to just to hang out with some girls in high school!
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Re: Your First Concert

Postby liza » Sat Nov 10, 2007 1:56 am UTC

Mute Math at the Baghdad theatre in Portland, with the Cinematics and Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin as opening acts. The show was very very good.

And I have to do the stereotypical music snob thing and say, "I liked them [Mute Math] before they were popular."
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Re: Your First Concert

Postby Klye » Sat Nov 10, 2007 2:57 am UTC

Taking Back Sunday and Angels and Airwaves

Two of my four favourite bands. It's pretty hard to beat that.
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Re: Your First Concert

Postby MuseSik » Sat Nov 10, 2007 3:08 am UTC

Sugar Ray, who opened for 311...

Almost embarrassed to admit that, but it had to have been 9 - 10 years ago.

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Re: Your First Concert

Postby Tisiphone » Sat Nov 10, 2007 3:28 am UTC

Mine was Sheryl Crow, and I'm not proud. Although technically, I was working tech on the show so I don't know if it counts... The first concert I went to see merely for pleasure was Jedi Mind Tricks.
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Re: Your First Concert

Postby 1337geek » Sat Nov 10, 2007 5:01 am UTC

Jimmy Buffett. Great songs. No empty seats. Every single person dancing and singing along. Amazing!
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Re: Your First Concert

Postby MuseSik » Sat Nov 10, 2007 7:13 am UTC

Tisiphone wrote:Mine was Sheryl Crow, and I'm not proud. Although technically, I was working tech on the show so I don't know if it counts... The first concert I went to see merely for pleasure was Jedi Mind Tricks.


Jedi Mind Tricks are great live... :shock:

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Re: Your First Concert

Postby Skateside » Sat Nov 10, 2007 2:16 pm UTC

My first ever concert was to see KillSwitch Engage, they were supported by a couple of bands that I'd never heard of before, but the one that really stuck out was All That Remains. I've been a fan of their stuff ever since.
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Re: Your First Concert

Postby davef » Sat Nov 10, 2007 2:57 pm UTC

Sunstroke Festival in Dublin, 1995. The sun very politely came out that day, too.

RHCP headlined, also on the bill - Frank Black, Terrorvision, Therapy? and some others I can't remember. RHCP were incredible. I've seen them a few times since and they have never been as good. Mainly because they now have to play lots of the shite songs from the shite albums, whereas in '95 it was mostly BloodSugarSexMagic.
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Re: Your First Concert

Postby xooll » Sat Nov 10, 2007 8:50 pm UTC

Blind Guardian supported by Symphony X, Orodruin, and Warblade.
It still remains one of the best concerts I've been to.
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Re: Your First Concert

Postby just john » Mon Nov 12, 2007 12:36 am UTC

First major show: Genesis, in their Lamb Lies Down on Broadway tour, which was the last one with Peter Gabriel as a member. Also, I think it was the first that featured him dressing like a normal person for most of the show. Previously, he'd been known for really weird costumes.

Brooklyn Academy of Music, 1978 or so.

(Weird that in another thread, somebody mentioned the album as a major influence. I'd thought it long forgotten.)
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Re: Your First Concert

Postby JayDee » Mon Nov 12, 2007 12:45 am UTC

As a kid I was taken along to all kinds of shows. No idea what the first of those would've been.

First concert ticket I ever bought was to see Concrete Blonde, at the Prince of Wales in St Kilda.
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Re: Your First Concert

Postby rxninja » Mon Nov 12, 2007 6:36 am UTC

This thread makes me feel old.

Weezer/FF/Hot Hot Heat as your *first* show? That's Weezer's, like...5th/6th album (I lost count) and the Foo Fighters' 5th.

Angels and Airwaves? I saw Blink 182 during their Enema of the State tour. They were playing with Sum 41 before Sum 41 had even released "All Killer No Filler" and Alkaline Trio just prior to Alk3's release of "From Here To Infirmary."

My first show was the Foo Fighters (opener) and the Red Hot Chili Peppers during the "Colour & The Shape" and "Californication" tour, respectively.



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Re: Your First Concert

Postby rednwhite » Mon Nov 12, 2007 6:42 am UTC

Mein first...I think...was Eric Clapton, alongside Derek Trucks.

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Re: Your First Concert

Postby thefiddler » Mon Nov 12, 2007 6:43 am UTC

Lesse.

Here's a bit of cheating, or so a certain ninja says.

KC and the Sunshine Band (I was seven.)
The Oak Ridge Boys (I was nine. And dragged along.)
Alan Jackson (11)
Phil Vassar (11)
Kenny Chesney (12)

And from there on out, it gets much better.
My first *real* concert?
Flogging Molly / Gogol Bordello / some band I can't remember (I was 16)

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Re: Your First Concert

Postby damienthebloody » Mon Nov 12, 2007 7:09 am UTC

just john wrote:First major show: Genesis, in their Lamb Lies Down on Broadway tour, which was the last one with Peter Gabriel as a member. Also, I think it was the first that featured him dressing like a normal person for most of the show. Previously, he'd been known for really weird costumes.

:shock:

well. That's insane :D

Mine: no idea. at all. quite possibly newtown festival, 2000, which would mean iOTA, Vicious Hairy Mary (who are listed over in the greatest concert you've ever been to thread) and some crap bands like the Testeagles.
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Re: Your First Concert

Postby parkaboy » Mon Nov 12, 2007 9:08 am UTC

i saw willy nelson when i was 4.

the first concert i went to that i got REALLY excited about waaaaaaas.... hm. It was either Sarah McLachlan on the Fumbling Towards Ecstacy tour, or Green Day right after Dookie was released. when they were still... good. i'll have to check the dates on those. i remember them being awfully close, but not which came first.

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Re: Your First Concert

Postby arbivark » Mon Nov 12, 2007 9:18 am UTC

A local bluegrass band, when i was 15. changed my life.
Assuming we're not counting 3rd grade flutophone concerts or such.
Next one was UK.
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I skipped class and hitchhiked to philadephia to see it, fully expecting to get in lots of trouble, but my folks didn't notice i'd been gone. Summer 1978.

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Re: Your First Concert

Postby liza » Mon Nov 12, 2007 9:22 am UTC

thefiddler wrote:Flogging Molly / Gogol Bordello

*Jealousy*
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Re: Your First Concert

Postby thefiddler » Mon Nov 12, 2007 9:31 am UTC

liza wrote:
thefiddler wrote:Flogging Molly / Gogol Bordello

*Jealousy*

I'm sorry, Liza. It was *fantastic*, in case you were wondering.

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Re: Your First Concert

Postby liza » Mon Nov 12, 2007 10:09 am UTC

SALT. Salt in my WOUNDS.

(I *love* Gogol Bordello.)
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Re: Your First Concert

Postby PlayerOne » Mon Nov 12, 2007 10:35 am UTC

Theatre of Tragedy, alongside Pain and Tiamat. Not the very best concert I've been to (then again, I've been to three festivals since), but it let me discover Pain. And for that, it was awesome.

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Re: Your First Concert

Postby Ego Slayer » Mon Nov 12, 2007 8:12 pm UTC

I have so many regrets about concerts I passed up.
I missed Iron and Wine not too long ago... stupid me. :?

Anyway, I'm not a concert goer at all... my first was this pas summer, actually. Got to see a, literally, private Rickie Lee Jones concert... no seriously, less than 250 people. 8)
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Re: Your First Concert

Postby I Zimbra » Mon Nov 12, 2007 9:49 pm UTC

My first concert was Van Hagar when they were touring for For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge, which would have been '91 or '92. They were also my second concert when they came back to town a year later. Second concert was more fun, as Michael Anthony was more of drunken wreck.
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Re: Your First Concert

Postby Phi » Tue Nov 13, 2007 12:24 am UTC

My first concert was at this neat-o place around here, the Mountain Winery. Chicago was playing, and my step-dad messed up his back, so my mom took me instead. It was basically awesomesauce.

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Re: Your First Concert

Postby Cowboy » Thu Nov 15, 2007 2:43 am UTC

Gogol So trumps my first concert. Anyone for "The Newsboys" here? Anyone? Oh gods....*shudder*
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Re: Your First Concert

Postby cytoplasmiswierd » Thu Nov 15, 2007 2:48 am UTC

Sadly Shania Twain I was like 10 though... My 1st non-parent concert was Toby Mac, Barlowgirl, and Thousand Foot Crutch
It seriously ROCKED!!!!

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Re: Your First Concert

Postby jynjin » Thu Nov 15, 2007 2:52 am UTC

Whiteheart! Giant 80's hair, fog machines, and a telephone booth on stage in a church. Good times, good times.

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Re: Your First Concert

Postby Shizo » Thu Nov 15, 2007 3:19 am UTC

In 2000 (or maybe 2001)I saw 3 Doors Down. It was for their album, "The Better Life." I was only nine at the time.
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Re: Your First Concert

Postby thefiddler » Thu Nov 15, 2007 6:19 am UTC

cytoplasmiswierd wrote:Thousand Foot Crutch

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Re: Your First Concert

Postby Swordfish » Thu Nov 15, 2007 6:52 am UTC

First concert that I went to was a good one, though it didn't happen until I was 19.

Paul McCartney in the Wachovia Center, Philadelphia.
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Re: Your First Concert

Postby Toeofdoom » Thu Nov 15, 2007 2:44 pm UTC

First one I saw was Green Day, with support acts my chemical romance and jimmy eat world.

This was about 2 or 3 years ago, and at this point in time I knew close to nothing about popular music, nor the meaning or emo, or anything about the support bands. I couldn't actually see much, because my glasses were having the lenses changed, but I got the tickets for free and the main act was pretty enjoyable.
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Your first concert

Postby shainer » Tue Sep 15, 2009 11:16 am UTC

What was your first concert?
Not the best one...just the first one you went to, and what feelings did you experience there!

Mine was recent...Depeche Mode the 16th of June 2009, in Rome (Italy).
And the place was falling down :D

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Re: Your first concert

Postby nyeguy » Tue Sep 15, 2009 6:20 pm UTC

I don't know what my first way; I have seen a lot of local bands and shows. My first "big" concert was Streetlight Manifesto and Reel Big Fish. It was a good choice, too; it is probably still my favorite!
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Re: Your first concert

Postby CJTnoir » Tue Sep 15, 2009 6:49 pm UTC

My first, when I was (I think) 11, was *NSYNC. -hangs head in shame-
My first "real" one however, was the Decemberists, back in 2007. It was amazing.
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Re: Your first concert

Postby tin » Tue Sep 15, 2009 7:54 pm UTC

My first concert was when I was 7 and my father took me to see Björk at the Wolverhampton Civic Hall. When we were queuing up, I remember my dad talking to some of the people next to us and smoking (what I didn't know at the time) weed with them. I was on top of his shoulders during most of the performance and I remember thinking the drummer was super cool and getting excited when the opening glockenspiel part of 'Venus As A Boy' came on. After, I felt very grown up as we sat at the bar afterwards. Him with his pint of something or other and me with my lemonade.
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Re: Your first concert

Postby thicknavyrain » Tue Sep 15, 2009 8:28 pm UTC

My first concert was -21 days ago on Oct 6th. It was be Ensiferum and it should been very cool although a friend of mine informed me it would been a bit heavy to start out on. Oh well.

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