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  1. dalero

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    Pats Fanatics' cool thread on favorite albums shows that there's alot of music lovers posting here. A diverse age group with a very wide and very good taste in music. I thought it would be cool to hear what your first concert was (not high school) and most memorable concerts were.
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    Not sure what my first was. My favorite was last year. Therion. Small place, 20-30 yards from the stage. Personal waitress. And Therion, an awesome band. I mentioned them on the other thread, metal with male and female choir vocals.

    Next up would be seeing Iron Maiden two nights in a row, the second being the night before we beat Carolina in SB 38. Certainly the best weekend of my life.
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    My first concert was The Rasberries(remember Eric Carmen anyone?) opening for Blood Sweat And Tears in 1972. I've had the pleasure to attend alot of great shows over the years.The two that stand out the most were Thin Lizzy opening for Queen, absolutley jaw droppingly superb! and Uk(Wetton,Jobson,Bozio) opening for A pretty much original Tull line up, absolutley incredible. Other stand outs.. BB King(3 times), Kiss, Buddy Guy, Motorhead, Jean Luc Ponty, Rush, Chick Corea, The Doobies, John Fogerty,The Police, Little Feat, Van Halen, Zappa, BNL , Aerosmith, Yes, The Stones, and a few more lost in the haze.
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    First was Ted Nugent in Springfield, Ma. Tracks from that show made it on his Double Live Gonzo LP's.

    Favorite was Floyd at Foxboro in 1994. Saw em twice in a row. Second show was fantastic!
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    After reading your post in the album thread about Therion I downloaded a few of their songs off of Limewire. WOW! That's some good stuff! Thanks for the heads up.
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    Cool, good to hear. It's a little different but excellent. Be careful with anything before Theli, they were a death metal band before "the switch". Theli is my favorite, then Vovin then they're all about the same.
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    First concert, as referenced on the Favorite Album thread, was Tom Petty's "Long After Dark" tour in 1982 I think (I was about 14 years old) at the Providence Civic Center.

    Great show - Classic Petty.

    (2nd Concert was Rick Springfield - because my older sister's girlfriend couldn't go and my parents wouldn't let her go alone - so little brother had to chaperone... 10,000 screaming teenage girls ... they didn't think he was going to play it, but then *BAM* - second encore... "Jessie's Girl" to close the show!!!!" :rofl:)

    My favorite concert is tough - there's a bunch of times I've come away from a show saying "that was the best concert I've ever seen"

    Los Lobos at Lupos
    Dave Matthews at Lupos & at Great Woods (with Bela Fleck)
    Lyle Lovett at the PPAC
    The Radiators at the Last Call
    Robben Ford at the Last Call
    Bruce Hornsby at the Strand
    Numerous Grateful Dead shows

    Best of the Best for me was probably Great Woods probably back in '89

    Michelle Shocked (who pleasantly surprised me) opened for Bruce C0ckburn, who opened for Bob Weir, who opened for the Jerry Garcia Band.

    Great show, great drugs, great girls and probably about 8 hours of great music.

    Sex, drugs, and Rock and Roll - it dudn't get any better than that.


    (Kids - just say "no")
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    86, kingston nh fair grounds, summer jam, with blue oyster, outlaws and some others I dont remember , not a bad first concert.... Then I travelled quite a bit to see the dead, great concerts, seen a bunch of rock-blues bands........One that sticks out, because of the small venue and outstanding performance was little feet at club casino....
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    two shows come to mind right away for me . yes at the boston garden 7th row 1976 my first concert and first of 14 times i would see yes. rush in 1976 hemisphers tour opening up for blue oyster cult .back to back nights in providence during the permanent waves tour in providence amoung others .kansas in 1976 at the garden .bob seger 1977 at the music hall.eagles hotel california tour at the garden .more recent shows include the stone temple pilots -live- the cranberries -collective soul -joe satrianni with steve vai -queensryche -fuel -one of my favorites was toad the wet sprocket ruin tour -jerry cantrell at avalon -3doorsdown-creed-.most ive seen more than once
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    First was (and I don't blurt this proudly) Oasis in Pairc Ui Caoimh, Cork. 1996.

    Favourite... well, that depends, my favourite in terms of "Holy Crap These Are The Most Amazing Musicians I Have Ever Seen" Factor was either The Wayne Shorter Quartet in Dublin's National Concert Hall (March of last year), or Crooked Still (a blue grass band that many of you Bostonians may know - they are Boston residents) in a pub called Whelans in Dublin this past January.

    But my favourite in terms of pure enjoyment and what it ment to me was Pearl Jam in The Point Theatre, June 2000.
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    Beware of Limewire, despite my Norton, somehow I got to the famous blue screen because of the shareware...a very great inconvenience..

    My first concert was the Newport Folk Festival in about 1963 0r 1964, I was in high school, no one could go with me on stage were Joan Baez, Pete Seeger and a new guy named Bob Dylan. That hooked me and to this day some of my fav CD's are from Bob Dylan and if in the mood Joan Baez...
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    My 1st concert included 3 pretty well known bands....Goo Goo Dolls, No Doubt & Bush. My favorite concert is a tough choice since I've been to so many, but I might have to go with Lolapalooza '96 in Vermont. I saw the Ramones, Rancid, Soundgarden & Metallica that night.
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    My first concert was Mötley Crüe on the Dr. Feelgood tour. I would have to say my favorite concert was Tom Petty on the Dogs With Wings tour.
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    dang...I think my first concert was officially The Alarm at The Orpheum in '83? '83?

    best? hard sayin...the first lollapalooza with jane's addiction was good...numerous dead shows...i have seen phish dozens of times before the scene went stupid...steve earle is awesome...the chili peppers opening for the violent femmes at the UVM gutterson fieldhouse was some tasty stuff...

    let's go with Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival, 2001

    Doc Watson, Del McCoury, Peter Rowan, David Grisman, Old And In The Gray, Ricky Skaggs, Yonder Mountain, Railroad Earth and more than I can remember.

    Grey Fox 2006 is also going to be an incredible show for those that appreciate acoustic string music in a bluegrass vein... www.greyfoxbluegrass.com
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    First concert was Van Halen 5150 tour Philadelphia Spectrum 8-86

    Favorite concert was Monsters of Rock JFK Stadium Philadelphia 6-88
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    First concert was AC/DC at the Appollo in Glasgow in 1980. It was the 'Back in Black' album tour. Hairs on my neck stand to attention when I remember them kicking off with Hells Bells as the huge bell was being lowered onto the stage. Still my favourite group, concert and album. Sadly the Appollo is no longer.
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    Great thread, my first concert I really can't remember. I think it was Aerosmith in Portland ME.
    The best was a revival concert of the Guess Who, I didn't think it was going to be as good as it was.
    The most memorable was a Bonnie Raitt concert by wife told me that she was expecting our son.
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    You and I have something in common. Besides both being of Sottish heritage (My mother was a MacLean and her mother was a MacGregor) my first concert was AC/DC on the same tour. Only for me it was at the Boston Garden which also is no longer. I wouldn't say sadly though.

    My most memorable concert is tie between two. Roger Waters on his first solo tour (Pros & Cons of Hitchhiking) with Eric Clapton. And seeing Stevie Ray Vaughn at an outdoor concert with a relatively small audience (maybe 500 people) on the exact 20th anniversary of Woodstock.
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    The first was The Firm in 84?


    The best ... Tough call ... Either Pink Floyd in 87, or Ronnie James Dio in 2000. Dio performed in Nottingham, England at Rock Inn. Great stage presence, great music, encouraged people to bring cameras.
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    My earliest concert going was around '68. Can't remember the first -- might have been the Incredible String Band at the Roundhouse.

    Eric Clapton with Delaney and Bonnie (Frankfurt, Winter 69?) was incredible (guy who looks like a roadie comes onstage and starts going "one-two, one-two" into the mikes, finally gets to the front and says "hello, I'm Eric Clapton" -- DUMB crowd goes wild). Then there was the Isle of Wight Festival (yes, I was there -- me and 399,999 others ... I don't suppose more than 20,000 of them were awake for when Jimi finally came on, though. But I still remember him forgetting the words to All Along the Watchtower.) Most vivid memory of the Dead (Wembley Arena, 72?) was trying to get a number of people who thought that it would be a great idea to drop acid at a Grateful Dead concert back home safely from the edge of North London afterwards. I would have liked to have heard the Dead when they still had the two drummers. I don't think they did by then.

    On reflection, Number One was a Johnnie Winter concert with Edgar Winter at the Royal Albert Hall in 1970. One of those evenings where everyone was just ripped out of their seats by the music -- I didn't know anyone could play guitar so fast and intensely.

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