Your first live concert?

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  1. flux

    flux 594 & CU24

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    That must've been amazing! Wow...

    My friend had tickets for the Alpine Valley show (his final performance), and we decided not to go because we didn't feel like driving 3 hours each way. It's one of my all-time dumbest moves, I'll never get over it. :mad:

    Incredible tour, caught it in Chicago. :eek:
     
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  2. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    I was at the last show.....hence my email...srvfan90.... Lucky enough to see him 6 times.

    I was at that Maiden show too!
     
  3. flux

    flux 594 & CU24

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    Rosemont! G&R was supposed to open and canceled... Megadeth replaced as the opener and had a tough night, I recall. We were main floor, about 15th row -- perfect distance to appreciate that killer set from the album art. I wanted that moment to last forever when they went into the title track and it flipped around. :cool:

    Found a clip from the same tour:
     
  4. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    I remember sitting on the college bus, holding the “Seventh Son of a Seventh Son” album, so excited to hear it.

    Reading the lyrics, trying to imagine the melody of the song. Happy days!
     
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  5. DISTORT6

    DISTORT6 NJ Devil

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    AC/DC - Flick of the Switch Tour
    December 9, 1983
    Brendan Byrne Arena, East Rutherford, NJ
    Fastway was the opener
    (Google has a waayyyy better memory than me! :D)

    This was my first arena show.
    There were plenty of local shows before that.
     
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  6. davegixer

    davegixer Stepping away from the sandpaper

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    Ah man, that video just took me right back there!!! Hairs on end through the whole thing, thanks for sharing that, awesome.

    '87 and '88, they have a lot to answer for musically! Seventh Son, Appetite GnR, 1987 Whitesnake and Hysteria Lep.
    I've seen Maiden a few times since then, they never fail to bring the house down. I finally get tot see GnR this year at Download, Donnington England in June... 31 years later (saw Slash with Myles Kennedy in Canada a couple of years ago, that was epic). I've got tickets for the 30 year anniversary Hysteria tour at the end of this year O2, UK. And I met Whitesnake in a hotel once, but never got to see them live...not quite the same but jolly nice chaps! haha.

    Right, i'm off to re-learn some late 80s rock!! \m/
     
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  7. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Is your avatar taken at the Brickmakers?
     
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  8. davegixer

    davegixer Stepping away from the sandpaper

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    No, but what a cracking venue (assuming you mean Norwich?). That was somewhere in Oxfordshire, abut a million years ago, if i was home i'd bore you with more pics.
     
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  9. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Yes I do, I use to gig there with Lee Vasey and a band I played in called “Scratch the Cat” also about a million years ago! (At least it feels like that).
     
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  10. davegixer

    davegixer Stepping away from the sandpaper

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    Where does the time go ey. At least I've got better gear now :)
    Hope you're still gigging mate.
     
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  11. 11top

    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    First big arena concert was Rolling Stones in 1965? in Indy at the State Fair. I remember thinking Brian Jones was too cool.
     
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  12. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    I’ve still got the same gear! Ha ha!!
     
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  13. ScottR

    ScottR If nobody saw it, it didn't happen.

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    Hey man we had the same hair AND I rocked a peach fuzz mustache too!:eek: I wasn't as cool though....I wasn't slappin da bass back then....so you trumped me on that part!;) awesome pic my brother!:D
     
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  14. Bill SAS 513

    Bill SAS 513 Just another old guy in a T-shirt

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    First show...Styx...Capitol Centre, Largo, Maryland. (Grand Illusion tour, I think...'77 ish)I remember it snowed a bit and the guys I went with messed around and told me it was cancelled...bastids!!!!! Great show. Loved seeing that venue through the trees as you drove around 495.
     
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  15. garrett

    garrett knows just enough to be dangerous

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    Skynyrd!

    Well, I am from Jacksonville so it's only natural. The first Freebird Festival. Was supposed to have been March 13, 1993, but was postponed due to the Storm of the Century. The rescheduled show was on a weeknight and my brother and I being teenagers had to leave in the middle of Skynyrd's set to make curfew.
     
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  16. rnodern

    rnodern Just one more.....

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    I was a weird kid. I never listened to the radio or popular music. My first gig was a soloist guitarist - Tommy Emmanuel . 1991, for his "Determination" tour in Melbourne, Australia
     
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  17. kes7u

    kes7u Wife's husband and Dog's dad

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    It was summer arts festival when I was a little kid. They had a stage set up, and my parents felt the need to torture me by sitting on the lawn and watching a Laura Branigan concert. That is my first memory of live music. I will never get the sound of 'Gloria' out of my head.

    Now that I think about it, I wonder if that experience resulted in many of my dysfunctions?

    Kevin
     
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  18. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc “Evil” Sergio. You can tell by the goatee

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    Depeche Mode and OMD.... Yeah, no wonder I turned out this way.
     
  19. gag halfrunt

    gag halfrunt Big Bad Bill

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    I almost saw them on this tour!

    That's a helluva good way to start with concerts! It must have been amazing!

    My first was the Texxas Jam in 1981 at the Houston Astrodome. One ticket of $50 got you an all day pass to see REO Speedwagon, Heart, Blue Öyster Cult, Foghat, The Rockets, and Bryan Adams.
     
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  20. vchizzle

    vchizzle Zomb!e Nine, DFZ

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    It was incredible. Show opened with a white curtain covering the stage with fishnet(more like rope) behind that. White lights shining behind. All you saw was shadows of the band. Layne was climbing the net when the white curtain dropped. Memorable for sure. I was in high school with all my band members and bros there.
     

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