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When I was 7 or 8, I got sent to a concert with a bunch of neighborhood kids. We went to see "The Monkees". They had a relatively unknown opening act. A guy by the name of Jimi Hendrix.
Since then I have seen just about every major act of the 70's
Led Zeppelin (twice)
The Stones (twice)
The Who (twice)
Black Sabbath (once with Ozzy and once with Ronnie James Dio)
Bad Company (3-4 times)
The Grateful Dead (30+ times)
Yes (3 times)
Queen (3 times)
Pink Floyd (Once Animals Tour)
Kansas (5 times)
Ted Nugent (lost count)
KISS (1st time opening for Blue Oyster Cult and twice after that)
Deep Purple, MKII (Once)
Boston
Aerosmith (twice and walked out both times)
REO Speedwagon
Head East
Lynyrd Skynyrd
ELO
Little Feat
Jimmy Buffett (a million times)
Theres a ton more that I would remember if I thought about it.
 

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My first real concert goes all the way back to '07 :p. I was 17 and the band was TOOL, it was a year after their 10000 days album was released. Man that show was awesome. Been to quite a few concerts since, but haven't had a chance to go see TOOL again. They are releasing another album at the end of this month(first in 13 years!) so fingers crossed they will come back to Ontario in the next year! I've had lots of time to delve into their older music a whole lot more, and have a much greater appreciation for it now.
 

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My first real concert goes all the way back to '07 :p. I was 17 and the band was TOOL, it was a year after their 10000 days album was released. Man that show was awesome. Been to quite a few concerts since, but haven't had a chance to go see TOOL again. They are releasing another album at the end of this month(first in 13 years!) so fingers crossed they will come back to Ontario in the next year! I've had lots of time to delve into their older music a whole lot more, and have a much greater appreciation for it now.
Nice! They just started streaming their music a couple weeks ago.

BTW, my first real concert was Page & Plant probably around 1998. Great show, would have loved to see Zep back in the day.
 

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Just watched one of the Woodstock documentaries this weekend on netflix in honor of the 50th anniversary. I'm surprised that wasn't anyones response. I know one person who was there and I'm pretty sure I spotted him in the documentary.

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Just watched one of the Woodstock documentaries this weekend on netflix in honor of the 50th anniversary. I'm surprised that wasn't anyones response. I know one person who was there and I'm pretty sure I spotted him in the documentary.

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I was 13 at the time living in Missouri didn't really know anything about Woodstock or concerts for that matter. But I did know music and I bought my first rock album that weekend. Led Zeppelin II
 

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I will never forget the Stevie Ray Vaughn concert I went to. It was kind of a last minute decision to go, I am the kind of person that doesnt normally do that kind of stuff, spur of the moment. So glad I went....
 

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First rock show: Bruce Springsteen at the Spectrum in Philadelphia on December 8, 1980. I was 14 and it was The River Tour and the show blew my mind. I had scalped tickets in the parking lot with my older brother's friend Danny Gross. We paid $20 for seats right by the stage, face value was $12.50. I woke up the next morning to the news that John Lennon had been killed in NYC while I was at the Springsteen show.
 

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If I remember correctly, the first concert I was at was one I played in. During high school I was asked to be in the backup orchestra for a Carpenters. I know I know- the Carpenters. All in all it was still a cool experience.

And Chicago rocked before Kath died. I still consider him to be one of the most under-rated rock guitarists of all time. After he died the band slowly descended into a chick band.

One of the best concerts I ever attended was in 75. Eagles. Linda Ronstadt and Jackson Browne with the opening act being...Toots and the Maytals.
 

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My first show was... Korn. And limp biscuit. Family Values tour.
Don’t judge me.
Different times. I was a teenager, going was in a phase. But in the next few years after that I got to see a lot of great shows. And I’ve been to some kick ass ones recently.
Some highlights for me from over there years are;
Them Crooked Vultures, Radiohead, Rage Against the Machine, James Brown, Tool, NIN.
 

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Again not a first concert but just got back from seeing Arlo Guthrie and his daughter Sarah Lee Guthrie's, Alice's Restaurant Tour. Great concert. Nice mix of originals from both of them with some Woody Guthrie thrown in. Arlo is a great story teller and told several between songs.


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Billy Joel, Stranger tour 1978, New Haven Coliseum. My mother took me as I was but 12. Awesome show with ‘new’ material from the 52nd Street album slid in. Tons of weed burning: smoke from all directions. First contact buzz! First show unescorted: J Geils band, Love Stinks tour 1981, Hartford Civic Center. Peter Wolf was such an amazing showman! While I have been to many memorable and entertaining big concerts in large venues, the best shows I have ever attended were say, 2000 or less. Many much smaller. Probably one of the most memorable shows I ever attended was Guadalcanal Diary circa late 1987, Toads Place New Haven. So cool to actually sit and drink a beer with the band members between sets.


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Knot really a concert person, but did see Faith Hill & her ensambal in Ft Lauderdale, 2007.
 

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If memory serves, it was Montrose (with Sammy Hagar) in 1977 at Winterland in SF. Great concert. A real eye opener (the venue and it's regulars) for a country boy...
 

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My first real concert goes all the way back to '07 :p. I was 17 and the band was TOOL, it was a year after their 10000 days album was released. Man that show was awesome. Been to quite a few concerts since, but haven't had a chance to go see TOOL again. They are releasing another album at the end of this month(first in 13 years!) so fingers crossed they will come back to Ontario in the next year! I've had lots of time to delve into their older music a whole lot more, and have a much greater appreciation for it now.
TOOL is my go to workout band.
 

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My first real concert goes all the way back to '07 :p. I was 17 and the band was TOOL, it was a year after their 10000 days album was released. Man that show was awesome. Been to quite a few concerts since, but haven't had a chance to go see TOOL again. They are releasing another album at the end of this month(first in 13 years!) so fingers crossed they will come back to Ontario in the next year! I've had lots of time to delve into their older music a whole lot more, and have a much greater appreciation for it now.
I saw them in Minneapolis on the same 10,000 Days tour. Totally agree, one of the best concerts I’ve ever been to.

Fear Inoculum didn’t resonate with me as much.
 

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I saw them in Minneapolis on the same 10,000 Days tour. Totally agree, one of the best concerts I’ve ever been to.

Fear Inoculum didn’t resonate with me as much.
It didn't with me either initially, but like a lot of their music I really started to enjoy it after listening a few times. Went to their concert again in October and it blew me away once again! Good mix of old and new.
 

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My first unescorted concert I remember was America at New Haven Coliseum in the early 70's. Saw many since then and worked as a roadie for a couple of rock bands that were with Atlantic records back in the late 70's. Those were interesting times but it kind of took the fun out of going to concerts for awhile.

Interesting side note my older sister was working for her college newspaper in New York when the Rolling Stones first came to the USA and she was picked to interview them after their concert. She said it was pretty wild back stage with the exception of Keith Richards who was a perfect gentleman. I always found that fairly ironic given many peoples perception of him.

Regards,

Tim C.
 
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