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    Your First Concert

    Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Chudz, Jul 31, 2010.

    So, what was your first live concert?

    Mine was back in the early 80s: I saw Ronnie James Dio and it was awesome. ;)
     
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    I think we have had this thread, but......

    My first concert was Depeche Mode at the Berlin Deutchlandhaller. 1989 I think.
     
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    My apologies. I did a search on "first concert" and didn't see anything related on the first page, so I got lazy. :D
     
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    :eek:

    .......

    NOT FAIR. Not even close to fair. :(

    Mine was Coldplay in Cleveland when I was about 13/14 ish. I have since developed a pretty different taste in music but it was a fantastic show from what I remember.
     
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    Yeah. :rolleyes:

    It was their Violator Tour. It was a pretty awesome show. The German kids were ALL ABOUT Depeche Mode at the time. Wall to wall.
     
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    Ahhhh what I wouldn't give just to have been alive and old enough to go to those shows... My dad saw them in the eighties as well...
     
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    RIP to the legend as well.

    Mine was Pantera / Guns N Roses double.

    Double good because i forced me way in too. (It was at a speedway, so nothing hardcore).
     
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    Mine was Genesis, way back in the mid 70s when they were still Genesis and not Phil Collins And Some Friends Of His.
     
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    My first concert was Disturbed. That was a while ago- not a huge fan anymore.
     
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    My first concert was The Rolling Stones in 1973.

    I went with another girl. We were pupils at a very strict convent boarding school and we faked a letter from her elder sister inviting us to see her in London for the day. We got lost in the crowd coming out of the concert and missed the last train back to school. We hitched a lift, finally arriving at 2am. The next morning we had an interview with Sister Dorothy, but because we were the school swots and had never got into trouble before she fell for our story (missed train etc) and we weren't expelled.

    As you can see, I remember the events around the concert better than the concert itself!
     
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    So, did you buy the "over-priced-tee-shirts" to impress your friends?

    I'll admit that I'm guilty of it.

    Out of curiosity, how much are concert tee's going for these days?
     
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    mine was alan freed's famous kick-off r & b blast at st. nick's arena in january of 1955... the floor was heaving as if we were in an earthquake, 'cause nobody could stand still while that new sound was blasting them into a new age... i actually feared the wooden floor in that old building would collapse, was surprised it didn't!
     
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    The Spice Girls. Yeah, I'm cool.

    Please don't hurt me
     
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    Britney Spears, 2002.

    Or maybe it was 2001. It was her Oops! I Did It Again tour. Whenever that was.

    I'm not ashamed. She didnt actually sing, but as I recall, I had a wonderful time.

    I had just turned ten, and it was a joint-birthday present for my then-best friend and I. We spent weeks memorizing all of her songs (and parts of the dances in her music videos). We also spent a considerable amount of time making posters, but they wouldnt let us bring them into the arena. :p :( Bummer.

    My musical tastes have broadened to enough so that I'm insanely jealous of the Depeche Mode Violator tour, Disturbed, Pantera, Guns n Roses, and even Coldplay... but I still love Britney to this day.
     
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    Classical Spectacular at the Royal Albert Hall.

    Hey, I was 8, we got a box, and they had lasers! :p

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    Besides, I'm pretty sure it was going to see this (twice) that made me love classical music.
     
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    I wasn't allowed to go to concerts when I was younger, so my first concert was actually called Phooson, and it was when I was 21, so...2007? It was a concert put on by a local radio station, and from what I can remember of who performed, there was Enrique Iglesias, Ne-Yo, Fabolous, Paula Deanda, the Jonas Brothers, and Kat Deluna. It was quite...eclectic. But really, I went more because I liked the djs than because of who was playing.

    My first real concert was Metallica, I believe. Joel took me. I fell asleep toward the end because I had been at work all day and was so tired.
     
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    LOL. :D

    Shortly after my Britney concert my dad took me to see Celine Dion live. I was still about ten years old. I fell asleep during that concert, and Dad pretended that she pulled people from the crowd to sing the Titanic song with her. He said she picked him, and, at age ten, I naively believed him.

    Metallica is a different story though!

    You must have been quiet tired to sleep through the sounds of rock! :D
     
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    Haha yeah, I have to admit, I was a little proud of my ability to sleep anywhere (except in a bed, for some reason I can't sleep in beds...) after Joel woke me up. I was pretty exhausted. It was a good show, though. At least the part before I nodded off. ;)
     
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    My first concert was Status Quo, lol! Was good fun though. I went with a friend who was a big fan of them.


    The first concert I chose to go to was Cradle Of Filth. Couldn't hear a word Dani was singing, but it was the coolest mosh-time ever, and we were right at the front of a very small stage. I was so into them at the time.

    Also, the support band Hanzel Und Gretyl were so cool that we went to one of their gigs last year, which was a blast. They pulled us up on stage, hugged us, had pics with us, everything. How cool is that? I also got one of the drummer's sticks :p

    I love love love gigs. I've been to Ramstein and Metallica too, but unfortunately couldn't get standing tickets. That's the problem with big bands. :(
     
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    Panic! at the Disco, one of the last concerts at the St James theatre before a fire forced it to close and no one could afford to reopen it...sad days...

    I have better taste in music now, but I still remember that night as being super awesome...they covered Radiohead and the Smashing Pumpkins, it was amazing...
     
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    Chicago, at Tanglewood, soon after their second album was released. It was somewhat disappointing. I wasn't at all close to the stage, and what they played was nearly note per note exactly what was on the album. Nice precision, but that's not what the concert experience is about.

    Now the Grateful Dead at the Boston Garden, THAT was a concert!
     
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    Britpop also-rans Sleeper for me in '95 at the Manchester Apollo. Big crush on Ms Werner in those days. :)
     
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    I have to admit to having never been to any gig with more than a few hundred people. First gig was my best mate's band at a church fete when I was about 13/14. First proper gig in a venue and what have you was at the embarrassing age of 18 (again, mate's band - in fairness, he is an incredible guitarist). There can't have been more than 300 people there, but it was a good gig (in my limited experience, at least).

    Not been to one for a while now - not since that mate again and the girl I was seeing at the time about a year ago.
     
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    It wasn't a concert persay, but a music festival called Soundwave. I went to see the Bloodhound Gang. Evil Jared vomited on Jimmy Pop, thrice. It was disgusting. I loved every moment of it.
     
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    My first - and only - concert was The Flaming Lips at the BIC (Bournemouth International Centre).

    I love the Flaming lips, but as I've got major sound sensitivity issues it wasn't so enjoyable. xD
     

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