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Minxy   

My first "real" concert (as opposed to sneaking into bars to watch various bands) was Adam Ant. It was also the first time I got drunk and passed out. Good times.

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Tsylyst   

My first real concert was in college (does that make me lame?) and it was Matchbox Twenty's More Than You Think You Are tour.

 

I hated the whole experience ... sitting in the dark with thousands of screaming people? Not again.

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smurf   
My first real concert was in college (does that make me lame?) and it was Matchbox Twenty's More Than You Think You Are tour.

 

I hated the whole experience ... sitting in the dark with thousands of screaming people? Not again.

 

That makes me sad. I love concerts..

 

My first real concert was Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers- "Dogs have Wings Tour'

 

It was horrid cause my brother was paranoid about Mom killing him. The next time I saw him, it was the best concert of my life. Sad I was 16 at the time and in the last 11 years there is not a concert I enjoyed more. Granted there have been other good ones. But they did 4 encores, who does that. It was awesome.

 

A close second goes to Bridge School Benefit 2006- and that is soley due to Trent Reznor's amazing accoustic set.

 

I am a concert fiend.. I will go see just about anyone in concert. I love live music in general.

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gunshyne   

My most memorable was seeing Nirvana in 91' at a club in Chapel Hill NC called The Cat's Cradle. Cobain smashed his guitar and it went in the crowd. I got a scrap with a guitar string still on it. Thats sad when thats my prized possession.

 

My first concert was The Who. I was 11 my Dad was going with his buddies and one backed out. Pink Floyd is the best show ever with the laser lights and the choir.

AC/DC is so clean sounding. I saw them like 5 times. Guns-n-Roses sucked. Metallica is good live, they sound just like the CD, I saw them three times. Alice In Chains...not so good with Layne Staley zombied out on Heroin. Pantera is was also awesome live. I have been to a few Oz fest too.

 

I was a concert junkie when I was younger. I saw a bunch of the 80's hair bands like Poison, Def Leopard, & Motley Crue They were all basically the same.

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tremolo   
3) And most importantly, we are all older and more able to hold our liquor, so you won't get barfed on as much

 

You know, I don't care if people drink because it's within people's right to be smashed if they so choose. Though, once your drunkenness affects me and my good time, I draw the line. I don't want to get stepped on or puked on or practically get molested by strangers. This is why I no longer see hair bands and try and avoid general admission if I can help it. (The female hair bands fans were the ones I saw get sick the most. Oddly, they are also the ones who will most often try and touch you inappropriately.) The least drunk ones are at the Hanson shows and they just try and shove you out of the way and suffocate you with their hair.

 

First concert? The Bangles when I was seven. My dad and uncle took me, my five-year-old sister and my nine-year-old cousin and it was awesome.

 

Best concert? It will always be anything Duran Duran. No question.

 

Worst concert? Justin Timberlake. He is so freaking boring. My sisters and I were NSYNC fans so we had high hopes and he put us to sleep. Black Eyed Peas were good and Christina Aguilera was fantastic. Justin? Boring and completely self-absorbed. Not a good combination. Oh, and he beat boxed for twenty minutes straight.

 

Most disturbing moment at a concert? Watching porn and snuff films in between Cheap Trick and Motley Crue and not only being squicked on my own right but also being painfully aware of the seven-year-old behind me.

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aminca   

First concert, the Beach Boys, with my HS boyfriend.

 

I have also seen Billy Joel, David Bowie, the Eagles, the Talking Heads, Elvis Costello, The Ramones and Dire Straits, off the top of my head. I can't pick a favorite, but if pushed, I would probably go with Talking Heads (or Maybe Elvis Costello or David Bowie or the Ramones - see what I mean?)

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MrsGryn   
You know, I don't care if people drink because it's within people's right to be smashed if they so choose. Though, once your drunkenness affects me and my good time, I draw the line.

 

YES! Exactly. The last concert I went to was The Police at Hershey Park. Great show, but the clouds of pot from one particular area was nauseating and gave me a major headache. Get high in your car first if you must, don't visit your "fun" on the rest of us.

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Oneflmgo   

I don't even remember the first concert ever, but I know it was a long time ago, so it could have been KISS or Alice Cooper or even Three Dog Night. That's it it was. They were great, I was 13...

I have been to so very many. Let's see most memorable:

 

The Talking Heads at the Amphitheater in Gainesville at U of Florida. Awesome, incredible, Tina Weymoth was about 7 months pregnant and jammin' away on that big thumpin' bass guitar. I think Devo opened for them. yawn

 

The Pretenders, The Allman Brothers, The Rolling Stones, Jethro Tull, Pink Floyd, Elton John, The Eagles, America, Elvis Costello (oh god what a great show with Elvis Costello.)

 

We used to go over to some dive bar in West Palm Beach to see The Red Hot Chillli Peppers before they hit the big time....

 

The B'52's, Todd Rundgren, Bob Dylan, ZZ Top, Boston the Grateful Dead.

 

Next week I'm going to see Emmylou Harris. Three weeks ago I went to see BB King.

 

But I have never seen the Dave Matthews Band or U-2. Bummer. I would go just about anywhere to see U-2 and I'm now waiting for Dave Matthews to play Red Rock. I'll go.

 

My other big regret is this: walk for my Masters Degree or go see Stevie Ray Vaughn. I missed Stevie Ray and a month just a short time later, no more Stevie Ray....insert manual sad face

 

Love, love love music - all kinds. No limits

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siandam   

I'm very excited! I'm gonna share - even if I'm not sure any of you will understand.

 

Wilco - Winter Residency 2008

5 shows exploring the Band's complete recored works!

February 15-16-18-19-20

Chicago - Riviera Theatre

 

The issues are:

  • 5 nights! I'm old - it's gonna be rough
  • I just spent $100 for a ticket to a charity concert in January, I'm not made of money
  • actually getting tickets for the 5 day package in the pre-sale

Thank the OGG that I actually live in Chicago!

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I have an extensive list of questionable concerts, my first when I was five - my parents took us to Captain and Tenille, my sister's favorite group (at the time - she was 7). Yes, that's right, Captain and Tenille was my first concert. Later concerts included Kool and the Gang, Expose, The Monkees (circa 1986ish), New Edition/Bobby Brown/Al B Sure, Whitesnake, George Michael, INXS and Bon Jovi (and those were in high school). I don't admit that to many people without having several drinks in me - luckily, I'm drinking a bit during the not so Superbowl.

 

One of the last concerts I saw was Bruce Springsteen.

A few months after that, though, I went to a N'Sync concert. Willingly. With a friend. Embarrassing.

 

I wanted to go to Ben Harper this past fall, but I couldn't find anyone who even knew his music. That's what you get when you hang out with people who like N'Sync in their 30's.

 

Thank God the internet is anonymous. I hope.

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siandam   

Well, I have survived my Wilco Residency. A little worse for the wear. Standing in -15 wind chill will gave me a wee wind burn on my cheeks and I am still very tired.

 

As they promised, over the 5 nights, they played all the songs from official Wilco releases, plus some from Mermaid Avenue and assorted B-sides. They even played songs they didn't want to - as prefaced by the comment "go get something to drink, this song is dog shit" and songs that had never been performed live before.

 

It was turning out to be a once in a lifetime experience til the very end when "we'll have to do this again next year" and I will.

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blurry   

Rush. Hershey, PA. July 17, 2008. This will be my 9th Rush concert.

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Roxy61   

I went to a 50th birthday party a few weeks ago at a friends house. Gorgeous house, kick-a** backyard deck/pool/patio set up. They had one part of the deck set up for live music and this totally cute, very talented guy started singing and playing guitar. I was quite impressed. Then found out half way through the evening that he was a member of Dave Cook's former band and talks to him all the time. Ha Ha! You all wish you were me.

 

ETA: First concert (that I remember) was The Carpenters with my parents when I was a kid. Best concert was Bruce Springsteen - Born In The USA tour. I was 4th row on the floor and was exhausted when it was over. I also remember driving ridiculous miles to go see Ambrosia. Anyone remember them?

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Magpie   

I sort of remember Ambrosia...they did that "Holdin' on to Yesterday" song.

 

I just looked them up on Wikipedia, and it says they played on the first Alan Parsons Project album ("Tales of Mystery and Imagination"), which is a factoid I didn't know. Ambrosia just got way cooler in my opinion!

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