Who were the first band you saw live?

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Post by Jodyism » Thu Aug 11, 2011 7:57 pm

04rebhop wrote:I am ashamed to say that my first gig was Paramore at the Birmingham Carling academy supported by Conditions, New Found Glory and Kids in Glass Houses.
I think we all have a few skeletons in our closets of bands we've seen live but would think twice about sharing...

Mine..? Britney Spears. I won tickets on the radio to see her open the Onyx Hotel Tour March 2, 2004. My parents said that due to poor musical taste, I was disowned for the night. It was an experience though to see it.
Lewis wrote:First gig? Fall Out Boy at the Cockpit in Leeds.. The fuckers were two hours late onto the stage :/
2 hours?! That is insane! Did they at least give a reason? Did they still play a full set?
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Post by nadsoliver » Thu Aug 11, 2011 8:17 pm

Britney was my first concert (if you don't include the festivals) I am not ashamed! it was just after Oops! I did it again came out and she was in her prime, no regrets.
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Post by _amy_ » Thu Aug 11, 2011 11:20 pm

Steps.














i even had the Steps video

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Post by danbers » Sat Aug 13, 2011 12:04 am

ok 1st prize for oldest poster on here goes to.........................me

firtst gig was dr. feelgood circa 74/75 redcar bowl

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Post by ToTheWest » Sat Aug 13, 2011 5:35 am

First concert ever was Tori Amos-- seating was bleachers and movable chairs in a basketball gym at the University of California Irvine in summer 1994. I have no idea who opened. I was thirteen and had little clue about music in general beyond Nirvana and the rest of the grunge scene in those days, but I liked her because she played piano , covered "Smells Like Teen Spirit", and seemed a bit edgy. (Note: The last part of previous statement no longer applies.)

First "show" was a local band called War Called Peace who played with Deviates [later on Epitaph] and some other local bands in an American Legion [veterans'] Hall about a mile down the road from my house in Torrance, Calif a year later. THAT was momentous, because nothing cool ever happened in my neighborhood and my parents actually let me go because it was so close to home! Sounds silly now, but that show changed my life! :-) Unfortunately, said VFW hall is now a Cadillac repair shop...
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Post by tenaciousdazz » Sat Aug 13, 2011 10:12 pm

Jodyism wrote:
I think we all have a few skeletons in our closets of bands we've seen live but would think twice about sharing...
Strangely, I don't think I do. I guess it's down to perspective though - for example I went to see Kiss last year, and some people might see that as embarrassing, not me though. I guess it's because I didn't go to that many gigs until I was about 18, with the few exceptions being fairly credible (Blur, Radiohead, Super Furry Animals and Reading 95).
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Post by Laura? » Sun Aug 14, 2011 8:59 am

_amy_ wrote:Steps.

Jealous.

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Post by halfpint » Sun Aug 14, 2011 4:24 pm

Sorry Danbers but I win first prize so far - Black Sabbath at Cambridge Corn Exchange in 1971! This was when the corn exchange was used as a roller skating rink during the day which made for very dusty gigs.

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Post by _amy_ » Tue Aug 16, 2011 6:24 pm

Laura? wrote:
_amy_ wrote:Steps.

Jealous.
you should be, they were amazing. but not as amazing as Busted. Probably better than Blue, not as good as Five. Westlife were probably better, but nobody beats Boyzone. NOBODY.

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Post by stothy862 » Wed Aug 17, 2011 4:41 pm

Mcfly and not ashamed. Star Girl is a tune.

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Post by GingerAle » Wed Aug 17, 2011 5:51 pm

_amy_ wrote:
nobody beats Boyzone. NOBODY.
was in complete agreement with you


until I remembered how utterly awesome A1 were

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Post by _amy_ » Wed Aug 17, 2011 7:04 pm

GingerAle wrote:
_amy_ wrote:
nobody beats Boyzone. NOBODY.
was in complete agreement with you


until I remembered how utterly awesome A1 were
soz but Boyzone were way better than A1. A1 flew, but so did Boyzone, and they did a Michael Jackson medley last time I saw them.. before he died. They are so ahead of the times.

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Post by GingerAle » Wed Aug 17, 2011 7:54 pm

nope, still yet to be convinced. Plenty of artists were doing MJ medleys before he died.

Now A1, on the other hand, covered Take on Me well before the 80s had become cool again. They are the real trend setters here....

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Post by _amy_ » Wed Aug 17, 2011 9:29 pm

that is true.. but boyzone had fake cars and danced around them one time. they also had treadmills (it was a bit weird though..)

if you're in any doubt about boyzone's amazingness, watch this.. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zM0dGNO8 ... re=related



In my defence to all this chat, I would say that my first 'real' gig, was probably the Foo Fighters, but I can't remember for sure.





PLEASE NOTE: I am joking, that video is clearly terrible.

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Post by TheBigJT » Thu Aug 18, 2011 5:00 pm

First post - just joined here....so hello.

Not quite the oldest poster, but I'm guessing I'm in the running for the top ten.

First show.
July 1977
Peter Frampton, Foghat, J. Geils and Rick Derringer at Anaheim Stadium.

Then, just about a month later I saw the original Lynyrd Skynyrd barely a couple months before the plane crash...(with Ted Nugent, REO Speedwagon and Foreigner all at the same venue)

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