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OT: Your first concert

My son is 8 years old and really into music.  He has been playing drums for 3 years and is in a band with 2 other kids.  He's been dying to go see the Foo Fighters, so we are taking him Monday night for his first concert ever.  

Got me thinking...I love a good first concert story so what was yours?  Mine was Fleetwood Mac when I was about 16.  That's when I learned how good Lindsey Buckingham really is.  That dude can play.


  • Poison, Bullet Boys, Lita Ford. Poison was the headliner.  Oct 1988. UTC Roundhouse. 
    Jason NW GA- home of carpet and Mexican restaurants
    LBGE, MM, BS (Blackstone and the other kind)
    One sorry Labrador

    My chili did not suck. 
  • TN_EggerTN_Egger Posts: 500
    Heart.  1979.  Spokane Coliseum. 

    A BGE chiminea, a small and a 17" BS in Las Cruces, NM

  • gmacgmac Posts: 1,789
    Hmm. Maybe David Wilcox. But seeing the Foo's this summer. Gonna be fun 
    Mt Elgin Ontario - just a Large.
  • blastingblasting Posts: 5,502

    @theyolksonyou @TN_Egger

    How the heck to you guys remember the year/month 29 and  39 years ago?

  • Neil Young when I was 14, wasn’t sure what to make of it. Saw him a few times in my later years and loved it.
    Highland, MI

    L BGE and a KJ Jr
  • Amy Grant at Starwood in Nashville. 

    I was in Elementary School. I had a boyhood crush. Your judgement will not change my belief that she is just stringing Vince Gill along until I can afford the lifestyle she is accustomed to  ;) ;)

    "Brought to you by bourbon, bacon, and a series of questionable life decisions."

    South of Nashville, TN

  • @blasting if you must know, it was October 16, 1988 and we ate at Pizza Hut prior to the show. 
    Jason NW GA- home of carpet and Mexican restaurants
    LBGE, MM, BS (Blackstone and the other kind)
    One sorry Labrador

    My chili did not suck. 
  • Chicago in about 1978.

    Ernie McClain

    Scottsbluff, Nebraska

    (in the extreme western panhandle of NE)

  • bud812bud812 Posts: 1,849
    Black Sabbath Filmore West in Frisco. As soon as you walked in you got stoned from all joints burning. Not that we had any.  

    Not to get technical, but according to chemistry alcohol is a solution...

    Large & Small BGE

    Stockton Ca.

  • Y&T 1982 or 83 Santa Clara ,CA
  • My first was Neil Young, Pearl Jam, Sound Garden and Blues Travellers at Exhibition Stadium in Toronto early 90s.
    I took my 10 yr old son to his first this past summer to see Metallica at Rogers Centre in Toronto. 
    I would love to go back in time to appreciate how good Mr Young was in his prime! I just didn't get it at the time.
    St Marys, Ontario, Canada  LBGE
  • vb4677vb4677 Posts: 437
    Foghat, The Beach Boys and The Charlie Daniel's Band at Busch Stadium in St. Louis - Summer somewhere in the late '70's

    Tell me that wasn't a stereotypical '70's high-rotation lineup, huh? 

    Fool for the City to Devil Went Down to Georgia with some Good Vibrations thrown in...  

    <shakes head in horrific disbelief >
    < shudders at the thought of boasting the light yellow t-shirt while all my friends had cool Journey and KISS baseball jerseys>
    <pours more bourbon...>
    Kansas City: Too Much City for One State - Missouri side
    Large BGE, Instant Pot, Anova Sous Vide, and a couple of gas smokers...
    Barbeque, Homebrew and Blues...
  • This is a great thread - the first concert I was supposed to go to was Elton John, circa 1976 in London. I screwed up something, and mom nixed the whole thing.

    I ended up in Atlanta and first concert was Jethro Tull in 1979 - ironic i came to America to see Tull 
    Memphis, TN 
  • EoinEoin Posts: 1,522
    Rainbow at Stafford Bingley Hall, 1981. Bingley Hall was at the county showground, basically a big barn.

    @Boileregger Foo Fighters were at Glastonbury last year and the whole set was live on TV. It was a great show, they know how to entertain.
  • WeberWhoWeberWho Posts: 6,340
    edited November 2017
    I want to say it was Widespread Panic in high school. The concert was at a campground near a lake in the middle of a cornfield. My buddies were a little nervous about bringing a couple coolers of liquid courage into the campground. I remember walking through the entrance of the park and the first thing I see is a couch you would find in your living room with a guy smoking a 6' bong. I thought to myself, what did I just get myself into? There were drug dealers there all the way from NYC in a little bitty town of a few hundred people in the middle of nowhere. I swear it was the closest thing you could get to an underground Woodstock. Rumor has it the place was raided a few years later and probably for a good reason. It turns out not every concert you go to has people trying to sell you lsd and freebase. A crazy memory of my first concert anyways. 
  • FockerFocker Posts: 8,280
    edited November 2017
    Aug 6, 1996
    Pantera (Far Beyond Driven) and White Zombie (Astrocreep 2000)
    Cedar Rapids, IA
    Epic first show, in the pit the entire time for both.  At one point, Phil demanded the entire floor to be a pit...hurt for days following, but it was fun.  

    My boys was Zac Brown Band, another great show, Aug 3, 2012 here in Moline, IL.
    Quad Cities
    "If yer gonna denigrate, familiarity with the subject is helpful."

  • JethroVAJethroVA Posts: 1,002
    My aunt and uncle took me to Elvis. 
    Richmond, VA. Large BGE, Weber gas, little Weber charcoal. Vintage ManGrates. No FireWires Yet. Hoping to win some soon.
  • gdenbygdenby Posts: 5,940
    Can't quite remember. 1st concerts were local/regional groups, only recall 1 name, "Capt. Electric and the Flying Lapels." 1st by some one w. a record was a performance by the S.F. duet, "Friend & Lover," who had a song called "Reach out of the Darkness." Some of the band they were with were also in Moby Grape. 1st big name, the Chamber's Brothers, Oct '69. Great show. So much so that the audience rushed the stage, and the fire marshall shut the concert down early.

    1st big name, not rock, Ravi Shankar and the Festival from India, 1968.
  • My first concert was one of the very first ozzfest. I think 97. Pantera, machine head, Black Sabbath, and many many others. Actually convinced my dad to let me skip school that day so I could attend the entire event. I was in 8th grade I think...looking back at it can’t believe I was able to simply be dropped off at the venue and left for the entire day at the crazy event that it was.
  • TEH68TEH68 Posts: 62
    Judas Priest in the Omni in Atlanta when I was 16. 
    Large, Small & Mini. Marietta, GA Go DAWGS!!
  • My first concert was Guns n Roses when I was 12.  My wife and I just took our 4 year old son to his first concert which was the Foo Fighters in Richmond, Va a couple weeks ago.  He loved it up until he fell asleep!!!

    Somewhere in central Pennsyltucky, not too far from Chocolatetown, USA.

    If it's on the internet, it has to be true - Abraham Lincoln

  • My first was Creedence Clearwater Revival back in 1968....
    Charlotte, NC - Large BGE 2014, Maverick ET 733, Thermopen, Nest, Platesetter, Woo2 and Extender w/Grid, Kick Ash Basket, Pizza Stone, SS Smokeware Cap, Blackstone 36"
  • Ozzie_IsaacOzzie_Isaac Posts: 8,797
    Garth Brooks, June 3 1996.  Amazing concert.  Garth knows how to put on a show.
    If it is worth doing, it is worth overdoing.

    XL, Medium, Minimax, Blackstone Griddle
  • thetrimthetrim Posts: 5,664
    "The Judds" Houston Live Stock Show and Rodeo mid 80s not sure of the exact year!
    Most concerts - CLUTCH.  Not even close. 
    XL 6/06, Mini 6/12, L 10/12, Mini #2 12/14 MiniMax 3/16
    Tampa Bay, FL
    EIB 6 Oct 95
  • j giles band1972 ohio university cant remember much except I really enjoyed myself
  • BotchBotch Posts: 6,335
    bud812 said:
    Black Sabbath Filmore West in Frisco. As soon as you walked in you got stoned from all joints burning. Not that we had any.  
    Whatever you say, "Bud"....   ;)
    First show I wanted to see was Atlanta Rhythm Section, ~1979.  A few years before that my folks took me to see Porter Wagoner and Dolly Parton.  That was cruel.   :s
    Live fast, die young, and leave a well-marbled corpse.  
    Ogden, Utard.  
  • northGAcocknorthGAcock Posts: 10,034
    Dave Mason, Wet Willie and Hydra. Savannah GA....all general admission standing. Great times!
    Columbia, South Carolina with a Medium, MiniMax & a 17" Blackstone

    Talk-in' 'bout, hey now! Hey now! I-ko, I-ko, un-day
    Jock-a-mo fee-no ai na-né, jock-a-mo fee na-né

  • GrillSgtGrillSgt Posts: 1,726
    James Brown 1964. I was 15 and my girlfriend and I went with her older brother. You could count the white folks on one hand. He was awesome. 

    The Who 1965 $2. 
    Woodford & Barren Co. KY

    LBGE, XLBGE, 2 Weber Genesis, Weber 22" kettle

    I’d kill for a Nobel Peace Prize

  • Ozzie_IsaacOzzie_Isaac Posts: 8,797
    1st concert without parental involvement:

    Cake/No Doubt/The Vandals.  August 1996.
    If it is worth doing, it is worth overdoing.

    XL, Medium, Minimax, Blackstone Griddle
  • Young People's Concert, conducted by Leonard Bernstein at the Lincoln Center in Washington D.C..  Never been to a rock concert.

    XLBGE X 2, LBGE (gave this one to my daughter), MBGE and lots of toys

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