Who were the first band you saw live?

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Post by ironicninja » Thu Nov 10, 2011 7:56 pm

First concert was Lollapalooza 1993, and the first band up that day was Rage Against The Machine

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Post by valderie » Fri Nov 11, 2011 1:57 am

my first concert was billy joel in 1997!

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Post by DieselBenz » Fri Nov 11, 2011 2:21 am

The Descendents in 1997 at the Electric Factory in Philadelphia. My mom only let me go because I told her I was meeting friends from school there, which was not entirely true because those kids would not have anything to do with me. Haha. Great show.

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Post by TraderSpike » Sun Nov 13, 2011 11:22 pm

Hall & Oates
Merriweather Post Pavillion in Maryland
June 1977 (I believe I am also on the Top 10 Oldest List here)
Mink DeVille opened

Don't laugh - between Hall (the tall, willowy blonde with cheekbones to die for), and Oates (the short dark Latin-looking guy with the 70's 'fro & mustache), I was in teen fantasy land all night! Oh, and I liked their music, too <G>

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Post by Evan » Mon Nov 14, 2011 8:32 am

TraderSpike wrote:Hall & Oates
Merriweather Post Pavillion in Maryland
June 1977 (I believe I am also on the Top 10 Oldest List here)
Mink DeVille opened

Don't laugh - between Hall (the tall, willowy blonde with cheekbones to die for), and Oates (the short dark Latin-looking guy with the 70's 'fro & mustache), I was in teen fantasy land all night! Oh, and I liked their music, too <G>
I love Hall & Oates.
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Post by Watergirl » Mon Nov 14, 2011 2:06 pm

Oh dear, I have to admit it was the Dolly Dots. I am counting on nobody knowing who they are/were
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Post by kj11 » Tue Nov 15, 2011 9:17 pm

Huey Lewis in 1987 (or maybe 1988 - it was a looooong time ago)! It was fab!

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Post by frontiersman » Wed Nov 16, 2011 6:36 pm

My first concert was Massacre, a band from my country, in 2002, I was 13 years old. The first international band I saw was Bad Religion in 2007, I think.

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Post by bobbyrooney » Mon Nov 21, 2011 1:18 am

My first gig was in the then called Carling Academy in Liverpool on Tuesday 27th May 2008, (memory for you there), It was Hadouken!, Does it Offend you, yeah and Crystal Castles as part of Liverpool Sound City, it was great... really good.. over 4 years on I have just had my 100th gig, great times, few times for frank in there too.

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Post by part time » Mon Nov 21, 2011 10:17 am

I guess the first band I ever saw live were Jellyfish. It was at summer XS in 1991, Wembly Stadium. Jesus Jones let INXS play last on the bill, which was very nice of them I thought.
I've blanked out the Hothouse Flowers and Debbie Harry, although Roachford were quite entertaining...
I'd like to clarify that I had no particular liking for INXS at that, or indeed any other time.

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Post by Evan » Mon Nov 21, 2011 10:48 am

part time wrote:I guess the first band I ever saw live were Jellyfish. It was at summer XS in 1991, Wembly Stadium. Jesus Jones let INXS play last on the bill, which was very nice of them I thought.
I've blanked out the Hothouse Flowers and Debbie Harry, although Roachford were quite entertaining...
I'd like to clarify that I had no particular liking for INXS at that, or indeed any other time.
I was there. Enjoyed it very much.
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Post by part time » Mon Nov 21, 2011 10:52 am

What, even the Hothouse Flowers singing 'Don't go' for about 35 minutes...

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Post by Evan » Mon Nov 21, 2011 11:22 am

part time wrote:What, even the Hothouse Flowers singing 'Don't go' for about 35 minutes...
Yup. I was then, and am still now a fan.
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Re: Who were the first band you saw live?

Post by Dave Wiggins » Fri Nov 25, 2011 5:17 pm

Buzzcocks (supported by Joy Division), Liverpool, October 2nd 1979.

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Re: Who were the first band you saw live?

Post by helentx » Sun Jan 15, 2012 10:21 pm

The Stones Knebworth 1976 came on 2 hours after
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better described as heard rather than seen - huge crowd

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