November 20, 2015 at 9:15 am #87692
This is always a popular topic, so here’s the 2017 version for newcomers…
Bryan Adams – 1985 – Mann Music Center in Phila, PA
*FYI, that was back when Bryan Adams was still cool and yes he was, don’t argue! Owww, my hip…
November 20, 2015 at 9:51 am #87792
November 20, 2015 at 9:58 am #87793
Sharon, Lois & Bram’s Elephant Show live circa 1987. My mom made me a sweet Elephant shirt to wear! Does that count?
My first “real” concert was *NSYNC at Hersheypark Stadium in PA in the summer of 1999…which is embarrassing. I never liked boy bands. I, in fact, HATED *NSYNC, but my friend’s mom got three tickets – one for her, one for her daughter, and one for me. Neither my friend, nor I, liked *NSYNC. We concluded it was her mom’s excuse to go see them, herself. Mandy Moore, a nobody at the time (did she ever actually become a “somebody?”) opened for them and we all ended up with a demo cassette of hers somehow. The concert was flashy; there were a lot of people; we waited in the July heat in the parking lot forever to get inside the stadium; they had record-breaking attendance or something. I remember nothing else. I was largely unimpressed.
I grew up going to the theatre – Broadway, local productions, musicals, plays, etc. I didn’t really discover the world of concert-going until I was in college.
November 20, 2015 at 4:26 pm #87842
mine was Weezer and No Doubt (with the lunachicks) at the Blockbuster Entertainment Center (now BB&T, formerly Susquehanna bank center) in 1995 or 1996. It was awesome. Gwen totally looked at me.
December 2, 2015 at 2:26 am #88348
Incubus with Sparta in 2004 at the ACC in Toronto!
December 2, 2015 at 7:59 pm #88373
Oh dear. A-ha, 1986. But my second was David Bowie, Glass Spiders. However, I have to admit, I wouldn’t mind seeing a-ha again 🙂
December 2, 2015 at 8:54 pm #88376
Kinks, Foreigner, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Huey Lewis and the News and Loverboy, June 1982, JFK Stadium, Philadelphia.
January 8, 2016 at 7:28 am #88666
January 8, 2016 at 7:28 am #88667
dam, wanted to add a picture, how do you do that?
January 8, 2016 at 6:45 pm #88684
Right now, you have to just link to pictures online until we get upload capabilities. It’s on the list of improvements 🙂
March 29, 2016 at 2:33 pm #89776
Oooh Family Force 5 with 3OH!3, The Maine, and Hit The Lights at The National in Richmond. What can I say? I was young and wanted to do the Helen Keller.
March 30, 2016 at 6:25 am #89793
Blood Sweat and Tears 1975, Next was Kansas, Doobie Brothers, and saw Huey Lewis in a small bar a few blocks from our house.
May 16, 2016 at 1:44 pm #91859
The Doobie Brothers with the opening act The Outlaws??? at The Greensboro Coliseum, NC in 1975.
May 16, 2016 at 2:18 pm #91865
Queen at the Philadelphia Spectrum in November 1977
May 16, 2016 at 2:40 pm #91866
Dam. Queen! I never saw them. But I’m going to see the Struts at firefly!
May 2, 2017 at 2:39 pm #108973
Oh man, so this is going to show how young I am, but my first concert was absolutely Of Monsters and Men. My parent’s didn’t like to take us to concerts as kids — didn’t want to spend the money, didn’t want to chaperone, so I didn’t go to my first concert until I was legitimately 18. It was the summer of 2011 and they’d just released Little Talks. They put on a free show through iHeart Radio in New York City and maybe 75 people were there in total. I had good friends who were way more on top of music than I was, so I did actually know their whole album, but the rest of the audience didn’t. It was pretty much silent in there until they started playing their (at the time) one single lol. It was a really cool way to see a concert though–very intimate with great acoustics and even though it was my first concert, it’s still probably my favorite. They played some really dope improv trumpet solos that I was totally on board with.
May 4, 2017 at 7:47 am #109103
The Jackson Five in 1973 at the Houston Boat Show. I was four at the time.
May 5, 2017 at 12:17 pm #109134
The Jackson Five wins the day.
May 5, 2017 at 12:31 pm #109308
I was 9 Janet Jackson janet. tour. Thank goodness I have an older sister because she took me everywhere!
May 5, 2017 at 12:43 pm #109310
Hanson in 1998! Thank god my music taste has improved since then 😆
May 5, 2017 at 2:18 pm #109312
Guns ‘n’ Roses and Soundgarden, June 1991, the Spectrum. I was 8 years old. It was awesome.
May 5, 2017 at 9:28 pm #109335
Either Hanson at Hershey Park Stadium or Allman Brothers Band at Montage Mountain. It’s still a little fuzzy.
May 10, 2017 at 11:25 am #109456
Not counting anything at Musikfest, was Orgy and Sugar Ray around 1998/1999 (at Stabler, for the Lehigh Valley people). Mark McGrath mooned us.
May 22, 2017 at 1:05 pm #109844
Mark McGrath is a national treasure and I won’t have you slandering his good name like that!!!