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Peter Paul and Mary...
My dad took me, I was like 5 I think

My first unsupervised show was the Edgefest Aggressive Music Festival, which was awesome, and like a mini ozzfest, as most of the bands there were Ozzfest bands, As I Lay Dying, Killswitch Engage, Hatebreed, Mudvayne (They suck live), God Forbid, A Dozen Furries, In Flames, and Shadows Fall. It was a great expierience, and I even went in the pits once. Later on they got pretty crazy, so I just went up and watched from the seats.

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embarrasingly i admit it was Brooks and Dunn in the mid 90's while in high school. My girlfriend atthe time was a big fan and I don't mind some of their early country music. Anyway we went to sit down behind this couple and I spilled my gigantic sprite down her back. Her boyfriend was about 6'6 260 and stood up and turned around and i thought i was a goner, he said "can i use that for a spit cup" you sure can buddy.

First one I bought tix for was the white stripes at the USF gym, great show. I couldnt believe how much energy come come from 2 people!

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Nov 81, Gillan on the Double Trouble tour, supported by Nightwing and Budgie.
Can't believe people can't remember their first time, perhaps I took it too seriously?

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I believe my first show was something called Champagne Jam in Atlanta - saw Mothers Finest, and Aerosmith right before they broke up....they totally SUCKED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Blood Sweat & Tears, 1972. It was the "No Sweat" Tour without David Clayton Thomas, Still a great show. It was a small collage concert, about 2,000 people--the dog

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When I was a wee little lad, my folks to me to see Neil Diamond. All I remember is the streets being packed in the middle of downtown Providence. People were standing on cars and everything.

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The first concert my parents took me to was John Denver. All I can remember is that the stage slowly rotated. However the first concert I went to with my friends was STRYPER!! What can I say... Rock on... :oops:

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Crosby, Stills & Nash at the Boston Garden, maybe 1971

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Carlos Santana on his 50th birthday with Rusted Root as an opener.

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I'm a little embarrassed but my first concert was The
Monkees in 1969. No this wasn't when Jimi was opening
for them. My next was Eric Burden and War the following

Amazing how much your taste can change in a short time.

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My first concert was also the best I've ever seen since. The Father of Shock Rock, Alice Cooper :twisted: . I was all of eleven years old in '75 when my cousin asked me if I wanted to go with him and some other guys to the concert :shock: . I had never been to a concert before so I was unsure what to expect. Welcome to My Nightmare had just been released so he was on tour for that album. The show was complete with the guillotine, blood, scantily clad women, performers dressed up like black widows and huge balloons filled with money or pamphlets tossed out into the audience, and kick butt music. Totally awesome experience. Way ahead of its time for entertainment value.

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Poco, Nitty Gritty Dirt band, and Gram Nash sat in also, Cowtown Ballroom KC MO. 72 or 73 i can't remember


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T. Rex, somewhere in Wigan, 1971 - the gig was filmed, and snippets of it appear in the doumentary Ringo directed, "Born to Boogie"......I didn't tell the parents I was going, you can imagine how gobsmacked I was when footage of that gig surfaced on Top of the Pops a couple of months later....."Hey Vic, there's a lad in the audience who's the spitting image of you....." I didn't own up till years later.....

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How uncanny is it that the post above me, mentions my hometown :)

Anyway my first gig was Def Leppard in 1993 at the start of their Adrenalize tour.

Most recent gig was Dave Gilmour last month.

Next gig, tomorrow night, Australian Pink Floyd in Liverpool

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