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  • #87692

    Mike G
    Keymaster

    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…

  • #87792

    brodie
    Moderator

    I always knew you had a soft spot for us Canadians.

    I don’t know the year, I’m gonna guess 1992, Kim Mitchell (Canadian ICON) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MXnTbmPxv5g) Buffalo Days (The Fair in my home town of Regina). Yes I am the coolest ever.

  • #87793

    InstantMartian
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    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.

  • #87842

    rkfilmco
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    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.

  • #88348

    theDilleo
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    Incubus with Sparta in 2004 at the ACC in Toronto!

  • #88373

    festyfun
    Participant

    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 🙂

  • #88376

    Terry C
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    Kinks, Foreigner, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Huey Lewis and the News and Loverboy, June 1982, JFK Stadium, Philadelphia.

  • #88666

    heinz
    Participant

    BOSTON
    The CARS, Van Halen 1978 ooohhh 38 years ago
    2 new bands, both exploded onto the rock scene with great albums.
    both were their 1st albums, first ever concert

    • This reply was modified 1 year, 10 months ago by  heinz.
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    heinz
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    dam, wanted to add a picture, how do you do that?

    • #88684

      Mike G
      Keymaster

      Right now, you have to just link to pictures online until we get upload capabilities. It’s on the list of improvements 🙂

  • #89776

    FayeFaye
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    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.

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    wattsie@comcast.net
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    Blood Sweat and Tears 1975, Next was Kansas, Doobie Brothers, and saw Huey Lewis in a small bar a few blocks from our house.

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    UncleFF57
    Participant

    The Doobie Brothers with the opening act The Outlaws??? at The Greensboro Coliseum, NC in 1975.

  • #91865

    gdub
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    Queen at the Philadelphia Spectrum in November 1977

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    heinz
    Participant

    Dam. Queen! I never saw them. But I’m going to see the Struts at firefly!

  • #108973

    kannunziato
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    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.

  • #109103

    mikeinmd
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    The Jackson Five in 1973 at the Houston Boat Show. I was four at the time.

  • #109134

    Mike G
    Keymaster

    The Jackson Five wins the day.

  • #109308

    SassySquirrel
    Participant

    I was 9 Janet Jackson janet. tour. Thank goodness I have an older sister because she took me everywhere!

  • #109310

    meganpowers
    Participant

    Hanson in 1998! Thank god my music taste has improved since then 😆

    • #109334

      Bridget
      Moderator

      me too, and my music taste is still a little bitter 😛

  • #109312

    Schatz
    Participant

    Guns ‘n’ Roses and Soundgarden, June 1991, the Spectrum. I was 8 years old. It was awesome.

  • #109335

    Bridget
    Moderator

    Either Hanson at Hershey Park Stadium or Allman Brothers Band at Montage Mountain. It’s still a little fuzzy.

  • #109456

    Mitch
    Participant

    Not counting anything at Musikfest, was Orgy and Sugar Ray around 1998/1999 (at Stabler, for the Lehigh Valley people). Mark McGrath mooned us.

  • #109844

    Mike G
    Keymaster

    Mark McGrath is a national treasure and I won’t have you slandering his good name like that!!!


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