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redsmetz
07-21-2006, 10:38 AM
My son went on a Mission Trip this summer and one of the adult chaperones was a guy about my age. My son said he was playing some mix CD's one of which was the Moody Blues, the first band I ever saw in concert.

So it go me wondering what the first concert that folks here ever attended.

As I said, mine was The Moody Blues with Van Morrison as the opening act. It was at the Cincinnati Gardens some time in September of 1970.

:rockband:

RFS62
07-21-2006, 10:39 AM
1971.

Jethro Tull's "Thick as a Brick" tour. Second row center seats.

Couldn't hear for two days.

HumnHilghtFreel
07-21-2006, 10:41 AM
I just turned 18 and I have never been to a concert, unless you count the unknown band that I listened to for about 10 minutes after a Columbus Crew game, which I don't even count.

westofyou
07-21-2006, 10:50 AM
1974 Pine Knob - America (the poor mans CSN)

But that was nothing.... two years later

Aug 3 1976 - Elton John - Riverfront Colisieum
Aug 4 1976 - Jethro Tull - Riverfront Colisieum

GAC
07-21-2006, 10:56 AM
You expect me to remember the first one? I can't remember any of them! :lol:

macro
07-21-2006, 12:11 PM
May 1983 @ Rupp Arena

Headliner: Billy Squier
Opener: Def Leppard

Johnny Footstool
07-21-2006, 12:30 PM
1987, Kansas Coliseum in Wichita - Bryan Adams w/ opening act The Hooters.

dabvu2498
07-21-2006, 12:47 PM
1993 -- Hara Arena, Dayton Ohio -- Megadeath, White Zombie
1994 -- Don't remember where -- Flaming Lips, Butthole Surfers, Alice in Chains

Roy Tucker
07-21-2006, 12:58 PM
1968 -- University of Dayton Fieldhouse (not the arena) -- BB King, Canned Heat, and <mumble>. Cops turned off the power at midnight, band kept playing, cops cleared the stage, mini-riot ensued, a real 60's experience.

IowaRed
07-21-2006, 01:04 PM
That would be The Doobie Brothers in 1979 or 1980, Five Seasons Center Cedar Rapids IA.....or maybe it was Alice Cooper :)

Chip R
07-21-2006, 01:09 PM
1983 Hall and Oates, also at the Five Seasons Center

westofyou
07-21-2006, 01:16 PM
1968 -- University of Dayton Fieldhouse and <mumble>.
Moving Sidewalks?

CrackerJack
07-21-2006, 01:21 PM
1981, I believe, Cincinnati Gardens, AC/DC and Fastway.

For Those About To Rock Tour. 13-14 years old

My heavy metals days are well behind me though. :)

savafan
07-21-2006, 01:22 PM
1983-KISS

I was five years old, and my parents took me. No wonder I have problems

RANDY IN INDY
07-21-2006, 01:22 PM
1977 Doobie Brothers, Huntington Civic Center.

RedFanAlways1966
07-21-2006, 01:26 PM
1983(?) - at Cincinnati Gardens, Molly Hatchet & Triumph

Red Leader
07-21-2006, 01:33 PM
1985 (?) I was in 5th grade. Went with my older sister to see Bon Jovi on the Slippery When Wet tour. Opening act was Cinderella. It was at Cincinnati Gardens.

oneupper
07-21-2006, 01:55 PM
Police circa 1978/9 Poliedro de Caracas

ryanparkersongs
07-21-2006, 02:05 PM
1985 Huey Lewis and the News

RedsFan75
07-21-2006, 02:38 PM
1979 Chuck Mangione on his Live at the Hollywood Bowl tour.

Followed shortly by the Beach Boys, after that Foreigner, and Kansas, then... well...

:)

registerthis
07-21-2006, 02:51 PM
1994

The Village People and KC and the Sunshine Band.

I jest not.

BoydsOfSummer
07-21-2006, 02:59 PM
KISS--1978

I was 12. My parents still don't know I went. KISS and AC/DC were strictly forbidden in my christian country home.

registerthis
07-21-2006, 03:01 PM
KISS--1978

I was 12. My parents still don't know I went. KISS and AC/DC were strictly forbidden in my christian country home.

That's the devil's music.

Heath
07-21-2006, 03:28 PM
1991 Metallica Concert - Richfield Coliseum, Richfield Ohio
1992 (or 1993?) Lolapolooza - Blossom Music Center, Richfield, OH
1995 Hootie & the Blowfish - Riverbend Music Center, Cincinnati, OH

Haven't been to another mainstream band concert in years.

Heath
07-21-2006, 03:28 PM
KISS--1978

I was 12. My parents still don't know I went. KISS and AC/DC were strictly forbidden in my christian country home.


Well, they do know now!

:evil:

westofyou
07-21-2006, 03:35 PM
1992 (or 1993?) Lolapolooza - Blossom Music Center, Richfield, OH Who was the headliner? Janes or Red Hot Chili Peppers.

Heath
07-21-2006, 03:46 PM
Who was the headliner? Janes or Red Hot Chili Peppers.

RHCP - but I was there for Pearl Jam.

westofyou
07-21-2006, 03:48 PM
RHC - but I was there for Pearl Jam.
I was there the year before, when Janes Addiction headlined, I had front row seats... the whole lawn rushed the stage and it was one waving giant mass of humanity down in the pavillion, easily one of the top 5 shows I've ever seen, and I've been to at least 400 shows of the rock variety.

Heath
07-21-2006, 03:54 PM
I was there the year before, when Janes Addiction headlined, I had front row seats... the whole lawn rushed the stage and it was one waving giant mass of humanity down in the pavillion, easily one of the top 5 shows I've ever seen, and I've been to at least 400 shows of the rock variety.

This was just after 'Ten' had hit the charts - RHCP's were playing a lot of funk type stuff - and Eddie Vetter didn't play a lot of loud stuff - except Evenflow.

It was a very mellow rock crowd that day. Verrrrry Mellow.

redsfanmia
07-21-2006, 04:09 PM
Marshall Tucker Band in 1980, pretty good show. I pale in comparsion to WOY I have only been to around 70 shows.

westofyou
07-21-2006, 04:19 PM
This was just after 'Ten' had hit the charts - RHCP's were playing a lot of funk type stuff - and Eddie Vetter didn't play a lot of loud stuff - except Evenflow.

It was a very mellow rock crowd that day. Verrrrry Mellow.
Really.. that was the guitar lollapalloza IIRC, Jesus Mary Chain/Soundgarden/Ministry, pure fuzz... SG had chainlink fence covering their amps (Marshalls) and they stuck their guitars between the ampface and the fence and turned it up as they left. Ministry did "So What" and the whole joint (Mt View Ampitheater for me) went crazy....

Joseph
07-21-2006, 04:25 PM
1991, Skid Row was the headliner, Soundgarden opened. So now whenever the question arises about which band was the first I saw in concert I answer with Soundgarden though at the time I'd never ever heard of them. Oh, Municipal Auditorium in Nashville, TN.

One month later I saw my all time favorite band Metallica during the 'An Evening With Metallica Tour' I've seen them quite a few times since then as well culminating with the last ever show they played, at Rupp Arena. I don't consider this shamockery of a thing going on now to be Metallica anymore. Newsted was the man, and when he left it dropped off, so much so that I didn't even go to see them on the last tour even though my wife bought me tickets. I took the change in the band pretty hard, equating it to a divorce of your parents. I grew up on the 'tallica boys, and they screwed around and pushed away one of their own, so I 'walked' too.

Roy Tucker
07-21-2006, 04:41 PM
Moving Sidewalks?
Nah. For a long time, I thought I remembered that Tractor was the 3rd band. But I recently looked it up and I had my shows wrong (Tractor was Rod Stewart/Deep Purple at Hara circa 1971).

I think it was either the Magic Mushrooms or Rick and the Raiders. But its just too darn long ago.

dabvu2498
07-21-2006, 04:43 PM
Oh, Municipal Auditorium in Nashville, TN.

What a hole.

GAC
07-21-2006, 05:00 PM
My son went on a Mission Trip this summer and one of the adult chaperones was a guy about my age. My son said he was playing some mix CD's one of which was the Moody Blues, the first band I ever saw in concert.

I have to admit that they were one of the best concerts I had ever seen. I saw them in Cincy (early '81) right after Lennon wsa murdered. They did a really nice tribute.

They continue to be one of my favorite bands.

I was serving overseas in the military during the early-mid 70's - so I not only missed the BRM, but also alot of great concerts. My first was in the mid-70's down in Columbia, S.C, while stationed in Charleston, when several of us hopped in the van and went up to see Marshall Tucker and the Outlaws (the "guitar army").

We were on our way down (running late) to see the Who in '79 in Cincy when the tragedy happened.

I wanted to get leave to come back home to Ohio in '77 and see Pink Floyd's Animals tour; but couldn't swing it. Had several buddies go, and I'm still bummed to this day. The closest I got was seeing Gilmour's "About Face" tour in '82.

KronoRed
07-21-2006, 05:01 PM
2003, Mercy Me

I'm not a big concert goer :D

GAC
07-21-2006, 05:07 PM
Loudest I have ever been to?

AC/DC - Hara Arena (1979)
Aerosmith -UD Arena (1978) (they stunk too). But I went and saw them again in the mid-80s when they cleaned up, and they were pretty darn good.

Anyone ever go to the Legend Valley concerts in the late 70's/early 80's just east of Columbus? It felt like Woodstock! :lol:

Redsland
07-21-2006, 05:13 PM
2/14/84 - The Police, Synchronicity; Riverfront Colesium.

Eighth grade. I snuck up to the fifth row and grabbed the empty seat next to the owner of Everbody's Records with security trailing me. She agreed to pretend to be my mom. I still have the audio cassette that was rolling inside my jacket pocket.

redsmetz
07-21-2006, 05:14 PM
Nah. For a long time, I thought I remembered that Tractor was the 3rd band. But I recently looked it up and I had my shows wrong (Tractor was Rod Stewart/Deep Purple at Hara circa 1971).

I think it was either the Magic Mushrooms or Rick and the Raiders. But its just too darn long ago.

What's that they say? If you can rememeber it, you weren't there????

gonelong
07-21-2006, 05:23 PM
1988 Def Leppard - HYSTERIA Tour
I believe that Tesla opened up the show.

I bought this T-Shirt:


http://media.musictoday.com/store/bands/1112/product_medium/BGCTDF04.jpg

westofyou
07-21-2006, 05:34 PM
Aerosmith -UD Arena (1978) (they stunk too).

Ughh did they ever, that was the worst concert I ever saw...

westofyou
07-21-2006, 05:37 PM
I wanted to get leave to come back home to Ohio in '77 and see Pink Floyd's Animals tour;

I soooo wanted to go to that too, did catch The Divison Bell Tour and Roger Waters Radio Kaos though.


We were on our way down (running late) to see the Who in '79 in Cincy when the tragedy happened.
I was at ticketmaster and they sold out 4 people before me.

Yachtzee
07-21-2006, 05:37 PM
I was there the year before, when Janes Addiction headlined, I had front row seats... the whole lawn rushed the stage and it was one waving giant mass of humanity down in the pavillion, easily one of the top 5 shows I've ever seen, and I've been to at least 400 shows of the rock variety.

I actually worked both shows. In those days I was an usher at Blossom Music Center. My friends and I had enough pull to where we would work the first half of the show and get the second half the show off. The first one was just crazy. At one point the ushers just gave up checking tickets and just tried to make sure things didn't get out of hand. The funniest thing that happened was when an usher named "Lumpy" got fired when he went up to the manager of Living Colour and a vice president of MCA Records, who were sitting on the edge of the stage toward one of the wings, and told them to "get the <blank> off 'my' <blankety-blank> stage." This is the same usher who failed to recognize Henry Mancini when he was guest conducting the Cleveland Orchestra. He told Mr. Mancini, who was mingling with the patrons, to sit down because the concert was about to start. Mr. Mancini replied, "The show can't start yet. I haven't put on my jacket."

The second Lollapalooza at Blossom was memorable because it was a sloppy mess of a rainstorm and kids were doing mudslides down the lawn. My supervisor (Head of Security) got in trouble because he told off Eddie Vedder after Eddie ran out and joined the kids in the mudsliding.

I believe this was also the year that my ACL was destroyed when I was down in the "Pit." At that time they only had barriers that just dropped into holes in the concrete floor of the Pavilion. I had just changed into my civvies and entered the back of the pit when someone figured out that the barriers could be lifted up out of their moorings with little trouble. Right as I'm turning around, the barrier hits me in the knee and I get trampled by about 20 people. Suddenly a guy with a mohawk and a girl with pink hair lifted the barrier and got me up. As they were carrying me over to the side, a couple of Akron U. football players who my boss had hired as security for the show grabbed us and started beating us up. I even had my Blossom ID out and was yelling that I was hurt. Then they dropped us over by the sheriff's detail so that we could be arrested. I was able to show my ID and got them to take me to first aid.

creek14
07-21-2006, 05:40 PM
1964 - The Cowsills

First *real* concert. 1973 - Blue Oyster Cult

Chip R
07-21-2006, 05:54 PM
First *real* concert. 1973 - Blue Oyster Cult

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Super_Barry11
07-21-2006, 06:03 PM
My parents wouldn't let me go to a concert until I was 18, so my first was Incubus in 2001. I loved it, and Incubus is still my favorite band!! :)

Sweetstop
07-21-2006, 06:26 PM
Embarrassingly enough...Sonny & Cher somewhere in Louisville...when a sophomore or junior at Frankfort High School (probably 1964)

Hoosier Red
07-21-2006, 06:40 PM
1984- Peter Paul and Mary, okay I was 5 when I saw that.

The first concert I saw that I meant to see was Brian Setzer Orchestra at Bogarts probably early 90's. They hadn't hit their second 15 minutes of fame yet, and my friend and I were probably the only people under 40 at the show.

BuckWoody
07-21-2006, 06:47 PM
Billy Joel at Riverfront Coliseum, November 1982.

redsmetz
07-21-2006, 07:06 PM
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Oh I thought that was the furball mascot doing that darn cowbell at the game.

deltachi8
07-21-2006, 07:23 PM
First: 1985 - Deep Purple at the Rochester (NY) War Memorial.

Best: Hard to completely say but Santana stands out, 1988, Long Branch Park, Syracuse, NY .

Worst: Starship - 1987, Weedsport Motor Speedway. At least I didnt pay - I was working the show as a promotions intern for WKFM in Syracuse.

2 Weeks ago I went to my first "real" concert in years - Sammy Hagar and "The Other Half" - I may have had the best time I ever had at a show. May have been the tequilla.

redsfanmia
07-21-2006, 07:55 PM
Best: Paul McCartney 1990/David Bowie 1989
Worst: The Rolling Stones 1994(I think) Voodoo Lounge tour, the only show I have ever left early, easily worst sound/playing of any show I have ever been to.
Loudest: Oasis 1996 or 1997

StillFunkyB
07-21-2006, 08:05 PM
My parents wouldn't let me go to a concert until I was 18, so my first was Incubus in 2001. I loved it, and Incubus is still my favorite band!! :)

Really? Their new stuff makes me want to vomit. A far cry from something like "A certain shade of green".

Anyhoo, my first concert was Lita Ford @ Geauga Lake in Aurora, OH. My friend Bobby Robinson got pulled up on stage by her, and he was so in shock he didn't know what to do. It was great. We were in Jr. High.

My first real concert was Lollapalooza '93 @ the old Buckeye Lake. That was the year with Primus, Chains, Rage, Tool (on the second stage), Arrested Development, etc...

'92 was the year with Pearl Jam, and the mud slide @ Blossom. I was supposed to go, but my mother wouldn't let me :(

StillFunkyB
07-21-2006, 08:12 PM
I was there the year before, when Janes Addiction headlined, I had front row seats... the whole lawn rushed the stage and it was one waving giant mass of humanity down in the pavillion, easily one of the top 5 shows I've ever seen, and I've been to at least 400 shows of the rock variety.

That would be '91 sir. I wish I would have been there.

Dom Heffner
07-21-2006, 08:28 PM
Billy Joel- An Innocent Man tour 1983- Riverfront Coliseum.

Later that summer I saw Men at Work with the Raisins at Timberwolf.

westofyou
07-21-2006, 08:32 PM
I was supposed to go, but my mother wouldn't let me

Back in the day I never even thought of that happening, I just said I wanted to go and had to get the tickets for myself, my folks didn't even think twice about it.

Hurray for the 70's!!

BuckWoody
07-21-2006, 08:36 PM
Billy Joel- An Innocent Man tour 1983- Riverfront Coliseum.

Later that summer I saw Men at Work with the Raisins at Timberwolf.
I saw INXS open for Men at Work at Timberwolf the summer of '83. Sounds like we had a similar concert year.

Super_Barry11
07-21-2006, 09:07 PM
Really? Their new stuff makes me want to vomit. A far cry from something like "A certain shade of green".

Well, to each his or her own, I suppose. I guess I don't have the best taste in music.

Red in Chicago
07-21-2006, 09:19 PM
my first concert was reo speedwagon back in 1982...survivor opened for them with 'eye of the tiger'...when the song first came out, i really liked it, but by the time of the concert, the song was WAY overplayed and the crowd pretty much hated...reo was great...that was the first of about 6 times that i've seen them...illinois band thing :) my i-pod is loaded with tons of their songs...

westofyou
07-21-2006, 09:26 PM
survivor opened for them with 'eye of the tiger'...when the song first came out, i really liked it, but by the time of the concert, the song was WAY overplayed and the crowd pretty much hated..My friends assistant principal was from Chicago and he played the "Eye of the Tiger" every morning on the high school PA.

Marc D
07-21-2006, 09:31 PM
198? Aerosmith, fresh off rehab (Done with Mirrors) opened for Rush (Grace under Pressure) in the Rochester NY War Memorial. Niel Pert's drum solo is the lasting memory.

StillFunkyB
07-21-2006, 09:32 PM
Back in the day I never even thought of that happening, I just said I wanted to go and had to get the tickets for myself, my folks didn't even think twice about it.

Hurray for the 70's!!

Well, for the 93 show, she thought I went to Cedar Point all day ;) I was a sophomore, and went with a couple of female seniors :)

StillFunkyB
07-21-2006, 09:34 PM
Well, to each his or her own, I suppose. I guess I don't have the best taste in music.

I just said that because I know a few people that like Incubus, however feel everything after "Make Yourself" went downhill.

Super_Barry11
07-21-2006, 09:39 PM
I just said that because I know a few people that like Incubus, however feel everything after "Make Yourself" went downhill.

Yeah, I've heard people say that there was a major difference. I've never heard their earlier music, so I couldn't be the judge. "Make Yourself" is definitely my favorite, though.

I'm not too picky about music... I'll listen to whatever is on the radio, basically. And showtunes of course!! :D

macro
07-21-2006, 09:41 PM
1987, Kansas Coliseum in Wichita - Bryan Adams w/ opening act The Hooters.

I saw that tour at Louisville's Freedom Hall the same summer..


1988 Def Leppard - HYSTERIA Tour
I believe that Tesla opened up the show.

I bought this T-Shirt:


http://media.musictoday.com/store/bands/1112/product_medium/BGCTDF04.jpg

Yep, it was Tesla. I caught this tour at Freedom Hall, as well.

Ahh, 1987. What a year!

Stewie
07-21-2006, 09:49 PM
Well, I'm a bit of a young'in, and also sort of a late bloomer onto the concert scene, so my first real one was The Roots with Talib Kweli and someone else back in '99 (? might have been 2000, I don't remember) at the Electric Factory in Philadelphia. And now it's all coming full circle as I'll be seeing The Roots again tomorrow down at Bogart's.

Falls City Beer
07-21-2006, 09:57 PM
Kiss/Judas Priest

Riverfront Colisseum, 1979.

Yachtzee
07-21-2006, 10:12 PM
My first show was the Beach Boys at a Boy Scout Jamboree when I was 14. My first real show on my own was R.E.M on the Green Tour at the Richfield Coliseum. The Indigo Girls opened.

Having worked at Blossom Music Center for 3 years, I've seem many acts, from Natalie Cole to Iron Maiden. I would say Rush, Iron Maiden, Elton John and the Beach Boys put on some of the best stage shows in their heyday. Eric Clapton was pretty memorable. John Denver was surreal, as he actually played on through a tornado. Metallica and the Lollapalooza shows were something else. Jimmy Buffett shows were crazy, loaded with horny drunk people almost my parents' age. Tesla was the worst. You know it's bad when they actually ask people to come in off the lawn to make the pavilion look more full (they came through about two years after the whole "hard-rockin' hair band" thing had blown over).

My favorite shows have always been the ones in smaller clubs. Weezer and Lush at the Odeon in Cleveland. Dead Milkmen and Dink at Peabody's Down Under.

westofyou
07-21-2006, 10:13 PM
at Peabody's Down Under.Nice place, I saw New Grass Revival there.

dman
07-21-2006, 10:23 PM
Stryper with Hurricane as the opening act, early spring 1987. I was a freshman at Wehrle High School

Joseph
07-21-2006, 10:28 PM
What a hole.

You can say that again. :)

Dom Heffner
07-21-2006, 10:35 PM
I saw INXS open for Men at Work at Timberwolf the summer of '83. Sounds like we had a similar concert year.

Yeah- they sold out the show with INXS so they added another one either a day before or after- I got stuck with seeing the Raisins. They were good- they just weren't INXS.

StillFunkyB
07-21-2006, 10:36 PM
And showtunes of course!! :D


Shapoopy! :)

redsmetz
07-21-2006, 10:40 PM
Back in the day I never even thought of that happening, I just said I wanted to go and had to get the tickets for myself, my folks didn't even think twice about it.

Hurray for the 70's!!

Some years ago I won tickets from WVXU for The Bare Naked Ladies, so I took my son, then in Jr. High. Guster was the opening act and about a year later we were touring colleges with my oldest daughter. At Wittenberg, they were talking about groups who had come to campus and the guide said Guster had just been there. I said I'd heard of them, maybe had seen them, then she said they'd toured with BNL. She was very impressed that an old guy would know a newer band and I gained esteem in my daughter's eyes for a brief moment to boot. :)

I remember going to see Stephan Stills at the Gardens and I ran into a student teacher we had and I didn't know what to call him. It blew my mind, as one would say then.

Some of my top concerts, not all rock, are Clapton on the Derek & the Dominos tour at Music Hall. I saw Benny Goodman and Roberta Flack at Riverfront for a Bicentennial Concert. I also took in Woody Herman at Bogarts and went around the crowd during a break. "Howya doing, man!" he'd call out. Saw B.B. King, along with a lot of other folks at the 1971 Jazz Festival, also at Riverfront. And the only time I ever saw an opening act get an encore was Carole King opening for James Taylor before her Tapestry album had come out. She played one of her old songs and we're like, "Who is this? She can't be that old!".

StillFunkyB
07-21-2006, 10:43 PM
I saw Flickerstick at Bogart's after they won on the VH1 show "Bands on the run".

Great show. Love that band. I wish VH1 would bring that show back.

edabbs44
07-21-2006, 10:43 PM
Guns n Roses and Metallica at Giants Stadium - summer of 1992. Awesome, awesome show.

StillFunkyB
07-21-2006, 10:47 PM
Guns n Roses and Metallica at Giants Stadium - summer of 1992. Awesome, awesome show.

Jealous, I am.

Falls City Beer
07-21-2006, 10:51 PM
Jealous, I am.

Saw that show in Indianapolis. Totally over the top. But great.

westofyou
07-21-2006, 10:52 PM
Guns n Roses and Metallica at Giants Stadium - summer of 1992. Awesome, awesome show.
I went to see GnR in 92 at the Columbus Race Track (Horses) they had never had a concert there, our seats did not exist so we got comped 10th row center, it was the shows after Axle broke his foot at Alpine, he had a cast on and was going insane.... that's a top fiver too.

Ravenlord
07-21-2006, 10:54 PM
1998 or 1999 at Annie's; Iced Earth, Anthrax, and the Super Suckers. if it wasn't for the Super Suckers, i would have liked the entire show.

the best show i've been to was last year at US Bank Arena, Cheap Trick and Alice Cooper. Alice broke out the 'Killer Trilogy,' and Calico is frighteningly algile and graceful. to end the show Cheap Trick came on stage with Alice and did "My Generation."

SunDeck
07-21-2006, 11:04 PM
My first concert was Styx. I know, I know. But I was only thirteen.

I followed that up with Nugent. AC/DC warmed up and he ended up being kind of an afterthought.

gonelong
07-21-2006, 11:58 PM
Guns n Roses and Metallica at Giants Stadium - summer of 1992. Awesome, awesome show.

I can't remember the year or venue, but I went to see GNR and we literally boo'ed them off the stage. They weren't even close to working their way up to terrible.

What a huge disappointment.

GL

roundboy22
07-22-2006, 12:26 AM
1985- Motley Crue. Theater of Pain Tour. Y&T Opened for them. Awesome show. It was at Freedom Hall and there was a weird smell in the air that I didn't recognize.

Captain Buckeye
07-22-2006, 12:47 AM
.38 Special/Huey Lewis...........then Van Halen shortly afer 1984 tour.Now I have been to over a 100. What? huh?:beerme:

guttle11
07-22-2006, 12:59 AM
New Kids on the Block.

I was 5, and my parents dragged me along. My sister, who was 10 or so, was obsessed. I'm proud to say that I hated the concert, and the band.

Dom Heffner
07-22-2006, 10:58 AM
New Kids on the Block.

When I was 19 or 20, I worked for a company who had a private box at Riverfront Coliseum and they were giving away tickets for the NKOTB concert.

My friend and I signed up, figuring we would be in the obscurity of the box, which was always stocked with awesome booze and was filled with the cool people we worked with. Needless to say, there was such demand for the tickets that my company ended up buying a bunch of regular seats as well and my friend and I got stuck with them- they were on the floor, about 15 rows back, and we were surrounded by a sea of little kids.

I'm a pretty big guy, about 6'2" and the whole time we had to stand so all the 7 year olds behind me were SOL.

It was a terrible performance, they absolutely sucked and never again will I go to a concert where I don't like the band.

Although I am embarrassed by having been there, it pales in comparison to the shame anyone who ever went to a Styx concert must feel.

Even the band members are ashamed of themselves for having been a part of that.

:)

pahster
07-22-2006, 11:27 AM
My first was three years ago.

Trapt
Smile Empty Soul
Finger Eleven
Strata

Tony Cloninger
07-22-2006, 01:35 PM
Black Flag
TSOL

1981 at some dive in LA on the Sunset Strip.

14 years old...... they did not care at the door...... survived the nice "pit" action and really intense vibe.

letsgojunior
07-22-2006, 02:41 PM
The Boss

ickey333
07-22-2006, 03:03 PM
The Bears at Mississippi Nights in St. Louis...probably around 1988...very good show.

KronoRed
07-22-2006, 05:30 PM
The Boss
Jay Bruce is giving concerts?

;)

Falls City Beer
07-22-2006, 05:57 PM
Black Flag
TSOL

1981 at some dive in LA on the Sunset Strip.

14 years old...... they did not care at the door...... survived the nice "pit" action and really intense vibe.

Wow. That sounds like a great show. I caught Black Flag well after their great Damaged album--1986 at the Jockey Club in Newport (Loose Nut tour--still have the safety orange tour t-shirt). Little did I know: my future wife attended the same show.

CrackerJack
07-22-2006, 10:16 PM
Wow. I caught Black Flag well after their great Damaged album--1986 at the Jockey Club in Newport.

http://www.bead-azzled.com/hohorecords/images/jc2.jpg

http://www.bead-azzled.com/hohorecords/images/jc6.jpg

Falls City Beer
07-22-2006, 10:30 PM
http://www.bead-azzled.com/hohorecords/images/jc2.jpg

http://www.bead-azzled.com/hohorecords/images/jc6.jpg


Ack. Holy crap. That's how everything looked, too. All blown out and hazy. No mistaking the immortal omphalos of the universe, the Jockey Club.

Where's the fat guy?

MWM
07-22-2006, 11:46 PM
Sawyer Brown! They are fantastic in concert.

cinredsfan2000
07-23-2006, 12:13 AM
Coney hatch
Fastway
IRON MAIDEN Piece of mind tour '84?

Followed by Queensryche/KISS 85?

CrackerJack
07-23-2006, 01:26 AM
Where's the fat guy?

Shorty?

http://www.bead-azzled.com/hohorecords/images/shorty.jpg

Falls City Beer
07-23-2006, 01:27 AM
Shorty?

http://www.bead-azzled.com/hohorecords/images/shorty.jpg

Yep. Where the hell did you find these photos?

ThornWithin81
07-23-2006, 01:36 AM
My first concert was the Summer Sanitarium Tour back in 2000, when I was 14. Went to the Sparta show (Kentucky Speedway) and passed out in line from dehydration plus my lack of sleep prior to seeing Metallica for the first time.

As a result of passing out, some really nice people helped me into their bus, made me a Sandwich, and called the Speedway medical staff to take me inside the track early to get an IV. Good memories. :D

Unassisted
07-23-2006, 01:45 AM
Devo at the Cleveland Music Hall in 1983. Back row of the main floor. I still associate some of the songs from that show with the loudest noises I'd ever heard in my life.

I just found out yesterday that Devo is playing here in San Antonio next month. My 14 year-old has agreed to go with me to see them for my second time.

CrackerJack
07-23-2006, 02:29 AM
Yep. Where the hell did you find these photos?

Here:

http://home.fuse.net/hohorecords/jockeyclub_history.htm

cincinnati chili
07-23-2006, 06:55 AM
Howard Jones at Timberwolf in either '85 or '86. I didn't even like him then (I treated a female friend who I wanted to be my girlfirend), but I kind of appreciate HJ now as an grown up.

The opening act was "Frozen Ghost" if I recall correctly.

LvJ
07-23-2006, 03:24 PM
Dr. Hook

Sean_CaseyRules
07-23-2006, 05:02 PM
George Strait 2 years ago at Nationwide arena!

Tony Cloninger
07-23-2006, 05:14 PM
FCB...... i thought Black Flag was banned in OC?

I know for sure they were in 1981. I guess the ban was over by 1986.

I lived closer to OC than LA.....and besides Agent Orange...i do not recall even noticing any punk shows that were happening in OC.

I was into that scene from 1980-1983. It just seem to fizzle out for me.

I started getting into the Bunnymen, Smiths. Than the Stone Roses.
The Misfits i liked..... Circle Jerks.

I really wish i could have seen the Buzzcocks play back in 78-79.

Falls City Beer
07-23-2006, 05:28 PM
FCB...... i thought Black Flag was banned in OC?

I know for sure they were in 1981. I guess the ban was over by 1986.

I lived closer to OC than LA.....and besides Agent Orange...i do not recall even noticing any punk shows that were happening in OC.

I was into that scene from 1980-1983. It just seem to fizzle out for me.

I started getting into the Bunnymen, Smiths. Than the Stone Roses.
The Misfits i liked..... Circle Jerks.

I really wish i could have seen the Buzzcocks play back in 78-79.

No, Newport, Kentucky, not Newport Beach. :beerme:

I've never been a resident of California. But my brother is.

Tony Cloninger
07-23-2006, 05:55 PM
:laugh: ....... Well...i can honestly say......i have never been there.

This must have been during that tour......which was chronicled in the BF book...."Get in the Van".

That must have been some treat...... I can only imagine the local hippies....not realizing what has happened in music after Led Zep broke up..... going on about the stupid weirdos in their town.

Or maybe i am not giving that area enough credit for music savv?

Falls City Beer
07-23-2006, 06:00 PM
:laugh: ....... Well...i can honestly say......i have never been there.

This must have been during that tour......which was chronicled in the BF book...."Get in the Van".

That must have been some treat...... I can only imagine the local hippies....not realizing what has happened in music after Led Zep broke up..... going on about the stupid weirdos in their town.

Or maybe i am not giving that area enough credit for music savv?

Newport's right across the river from Cincy: working class to poor, probably a more appropriate audience for Black Flag than the coked-up hip middle class kids of LA or Orange counties.

Rollins had gone all Black Sabbath at that point in his career--slimy long hair, stoner sound. Great show, pretty well attended.

TeamCasey
07-23-2006, 06:04 PM
REO Speedwagon - not sure what year.

Tony Cloninger
07-23-2006, 08:10 PM
I will agree with that.....although speed was more the fuel for the people at these concerts in LA.

No hippie....middle class....type drugs were going to be done if you were any self-respecting "punk rocker."


I think that is what turned me off to BF was when Rollins went into his Sabbath mode....... but see...i just regarded Sabbath as the BS music all those long hair stoners at my school listened too...along with Def Leppard...Journey.....and all that. They mix it all together......even though there was a big difference in the actual type of rock they played. They just lumped it all together. I had arguments with people who said The Who were never a "mod" band.

Falls City Beer
07-23-2006, 08:40 PM
I will agree with that.....although speed was more the fuel for the people at these concerts in LA.

No hippie....middle class....type drugs were going to be done if you were any self-respecting "punk rocker."


I think that is what turned me off to BF was when Rollins went into his Sabbath mode....... but see...i just regarded Sabbath as the BS music all those long hair stoners at my school listened too...along with Def Leppard...Journey.....and all that. They mix it all together......even though there was a big difference in the actual type of rock they played. They just lumped it all together. I had arguments with people who said The Who were never a "mod" band.

I guess I'm thinking of the kids from LA who I went to grad school with--coke-snortin' Newport/Laguna kids who claimed to have gone to "lots" of punk shows. I guess they were just slumming.

Tony Cloninger
07-23-2006, 08:56 PM
They were acting out.....watching too much EYE on LA on Channel 7......as they showed the public the horros of punk rock.

I am not saying people did not do coke.......i never saw it....but i was also 13-16 when i was into that.

I just saw a lot of speed at the shows i went to.

StillFunkyB
07-23-2006, 09:18 PM
Best concert I was ever at was Helmet, Limp Suckit, and Korn.

I was there for Helmet. Limp Crappy sucked as usual, and Korn was pretty darn good. That was on the "life is peachy" tour. It was in Akron, at the arena on campus, forget the name of it now, maybe Rhodes?

People were passing around these funny smelling cigarettes :)

The girl next to me took her shirt off. :)

Blimpie
07-23-2006, 09:34 PM
May 1983 @ Rupp Arena

Headliner: Billy Squier
Opener: Def LeppardI was there, too! :beerme:

Blimpie
07-23-2006, 09:43 PM
My first concert was the Summer Sanitarium Tour back in 2000, when I was 14. Went to the Sparta show (Kentucky Speedway) and passed out in line from dehydration plus my lack of sleep prior to seeing Metallica for the first time.

As a result of passing out, some really nice people helped me into their bus, made me a Sandwich, and called the Speedway medical staff to take me inside the track early to get an IV. Good memories. :DWasn't that the show that Metallica had to cancel at the last minute because James Hetfield injured his wrist in a "jet ski accident?" (allegedly)

Am I correct in thinking that they ended up rescheduling the concert at Rupp Arena a few months later with Kid Rock?

Blimpie
07-23-2006, 10:23 PM
Great thread, wish I had thought of it....In my mind, my first concert conquests must be divided into eras: WAS and WOAS

First "With Adult Chaperones (WAS)"
My first concert ever was The Commodores (1978-Rupp Arena: Lexington, KY) but it was followed shortly thereafter by ELO (1978-Rupp Arena: Lexington, KY). The latter concert was a life-altering experience for me even though I was but eleven years old. The show was included on ELO's "Out of the Blue" tour and the band played the entire concert from inside a giant UFO that was a scale replica of the one on the album cover. I still have not seen a better laser light show in my life. Within days, I owned every ELO album in existence.

First "Without Adult Chaperones (WOAS)"
Van Halen (1981-Rupp Arena: Lexington, KY) "Women and Children First" Tour. Somehow talked my very apprehensive mother into dropping my best friend and I off on High Street to attend a "downtown festival" they were having. Scalped two tickets and had awful seats but the show was phenominal. Oh yeah, my friend was vomited upon by the nice young lady in the seat next to him. Oops!

Other All-Time Favorite Shows (in no particular order):
The Who (1982-Freedom Hall: Louisville, FL)
The Who (1982-Rupp Arena: Lexington, KY)
The Who (1989-Joe Robbie Stadium: Miami, FL)
Rush (1981-Rupp Arena: Lexington, KY)
Rush (1985-Hollywood Sportatorium: Hollywood, FL)
Eric Clapton (1985-James L. Knight Center: Miami, FL)
Eric Clapton (1990-Riverbend: Cincinnati, OH)
Eric Clapton (1998-Nashville Arena: Nashville, TN)
U2 (1985-Hollywood Sportatorium: Hollywood, FL)
U2 (1989-Tampa Stadium: Tampa, FL)
Pink Floyd (1989-Orange Bowl: Miami, FL)
Pink Floyd (1989-Tampa Stadium: Tampa, FL)
Neil Young & International Harvesters (1987-James L. Knight Center: Miami, FL)
Neil Young & International Harvesters (1987-O'Connell Center: Gainesville, FL)
Yes (1988-SunDome: Tampa, FL)
BB King (1986-CareFree Theatre: West Palm Beach, FL)
Carlos Santana (1989-Hollywood Sportatorium: Hollywood, FL)
Red Hot Chili Peppers/Foo Fighters (1999-Rupp Arena: Lexington, KY)
INXS (1985-O'Connell Center: Gainesville, FL)
The Moody Blues (1990-Chastain Park: Atlanta, GA)
Fleetwood Mac (1982-Rupp Arena: Lexington, KY)
Bruce Springsteen (1985-Orange Bowl: Miami, FL)
John Cougar Mellencamp (1991-Freedom Hall: Louisville, KY)
B-52's (1987-UF Bandshell: Gainesville, FL)

OUReds
07-24-2006, 01:27 PM
Nine Inch Nail at the Igloo in Pitt. Downward Spiral tour.

bucksfan
07-24-2006, 01:33 PM
Motley Crue - "Theatre of Pain" Tour in Ft. Wayne, Indiana

Yeah, it was their glam phase, but it still was fun at the time.

minus5
07-24-2006, 01:39 PM
Kiss/Judas Priest

Riverfront Colisseum, 1979.
Hey I was at that show too. I think the only Priest song I knew at the time was Diamonds & Rust.

My first though was Elvis in 72 (I believe) at Cincinnati Gardens before he got fat. And then no concerts until the Wings Over America tour in 76...GREAT SHOW!

minus5
07-24-2006, 01:41 PM
Wow. That sounds like a great show. I caught Black Flag well after their great Damaged album--1986 at the Jockey Club in Newport (Loose Nut tour--still have the safety orange tour t-shirt). Little did I know: my future wife attended the same show.


Man I miss the Jockey Club....:cry:

Falls City Beer
07-24-2006, 01:42 PM
Hey I was at that show too.

I was 12 at the time--my MOM (!) took my best friend and me to see it.

minus5
07-24-2006, 04:29 PM
I was 12 at the time--my MOM (!) took my best friend and me to see it.

I was 16 and one of my high school teachers dropped my and my buddys off right after school in Newport so we could eat some Dixie Chili and walk across the bridge. After concert...walk back across for some more Dixie Chili and wait for a ride...back in the day that cars weren't just handed to you when you turned 16.

TeamSelig
07-24-2006, 05:04 PM
Lynard Skynard, 3 Doors Down, and Shooter Jennings, just a few weeks ago.

minus5
07-24-2006, 06:56 PM
Lynard Skynard, 3 Doors Down, and Shooter Jennings, just a few weeks ago.

I saw Shooter when he was a kid. Waylon used to let him play perscussion in his band so he banged on some congas (you couldn't hear him) during Waylon's show when he was like 11 or 12.

westofyou
07-24-2006, 06:58 PM
I saw Shooter when he was a kid. Waylon used to let him play perscussion in his band so he banged on some congas (you couldn't hear him) during Waylon's show when he was like 11 or 12.
That's a kids job, I saw Steve Earle a few years ago and his kid played a trashcan, still Michael Stipe playing a chair with a medal rod during the Green Tour was the oddest use of percussion since Jim Dandy's washboard solos.

pedro
07-24-2006, 07:00 PM
That's a kids job, I saw Steve Earle a few years ago and his kid played a trashcan, still Michael Stipe playing a chair with a medal rod during the Green Tour was the oddest use of percussion since Jim Dandy's washboard solos.


I saw deacon lunchbox play a bomb with a hammer.

http://www.bobholman.com/photos/lunchbth.jpg

Mutaman
07-24-2006, 08:51 PM
Jimi Hendrix, 1968, at a small club in Madison Wisconsin. Jimi was not overated.

redsmetz
07-24-2006, 09:15 PM
Jimi Hendrix, 1968, at a small club in Madison Wisconsin. Jimi was not overated.

This is about the time I was in the 8th grade and my school had an ice skating party at Cincinnati Gardens (the practice rink area) on the same day that Hendrix was going to play the Gardens. When I went to use the restroom, what do I hear but Hendrix practicing up in the hall. Wow, for a kid who had no chance of going to that concert, it was great to hear!

GAC
07-24-2006, 09:23 PM
Anyone remember the band called the Godz?

http://www.musicobsession.com/Pictures/g/o/godz18312.jpg

I hated this band, but the guy I shared a house with played them constantly.

It was mindless, repetitive, dribble.

I guess they're still around.....

http://www.thegodz.net/

Mutaman
07-24-2006, 09:43 PM
This is about the time I was in the 8th grade and my school had an ice skating party at Cincinnati Gardens (the practice rink area) on the same day that Hendrix was going to play the Gardens. When I went to use the restroom, what do I hear but Hendrix practicing up in the hall. Wow, for a kid who had no chance of going to that concert, it was great to hear!

I used to hear how when the Monkees TV show hit it big and they went on their first national tour, some genius booked the still unknown Hendrix as their opening act. As I recall, Hendrix was soon replaced by a more teen friendly person. But i always thought about some innocent young girl going to see Davey jones, and theres this really wierd scary guy making all this loud music and singing Purple Haze. It must have warped their fragil little minds. Hell, Jimi warped my fragil little mind. Still does.

minus5
07-24-2006, 09:50 PM
That's a kids job, I saw Steve Earle a few years ago and his kid played a trashcan, still Michael Stipe playing a chair with a medal rod during the Green Tour was the oddest use of percussion since Jim Dandy's washboard solos.

I saw Frank Zappa play the bicycle on the Steve Allen Show.

redsfan4445
07-24-2006, 10:19 PM
1976 at the Cincinnati Coliseum
Elvis 2nd row in front of the stage.. at the end many panties flew up on the stage.. it was my birthday present from my aunt.

KronoRed
07-25-2006, 03:40 AM
I used to hear how when the Monkees TV show hit it big and they went on their first national tour, some genius booked the still unknown Hendrix as their opening act. As I recall, Hendrix was soon replaced by a more teen friendly person. But i always thought about some innocent young girl going to see Davey jones, and theres this really wierd scary guy making all this loud music and singing Purple Haze. It must have warped their fragil little minds. Hell, Jimi warped my fragil little mind. Still does.
My mother went to see the Monkees when Hendrix was opening for them, she said the crowd booed him relentlessly, she couldn't even hear him from the boos.

Tony Cloninger
07-25-2006, 09:26 AM
These are the same morons....who on an American Bandstand show in January of 1967.... about 5 of these... Herman Hermit's/Association loving types said that the Monkees were better than the Beatles.

Thewn they showed the promotional film of "Strawberry Fields Forever"...
sample comments...

"They are ruining their image."
"Those moustaches and goatees make them look old."

Not even a word about one of the most progressive songs ever released....
all about some stupid image that died in the middle of 1965, right before Rubber Soul was released.

It was like watching the 60's version of TRL.

GAC
07-25-2006, 09:57 AM
These are the same morons....who on an American Bandstand show in January of 1967.... about 5 of these... Herman Hermit's/Association loving types said that the Monkees were better than the Beatles.

Thewn they showed the promotional film of "Strawberry Fields Forever"...
sample comments...

"They are ruining their image."
"Those moustaches and goatees make them look old."

Not even a word about one of the most progressive songs ever released....
all about some stupid image that died in the middle of 1965, right before Rubber Soul was released.

It was like watching the 60's version of TRL.

I just saw the clip for that show awhile back.

I really don't think Dick Clark cared for the Beatles - and mainly due to the fact they never appeared on his show.

The responses were typical teenie bopper responses. They were still holding onto the 4 moptops who sang "She Loves You" and "I Want To Hold Your Hand".

minus5
07-25-2006, 10:34 AM
These are the same morons....who on an American Bandstand show in January of 1967.... about 5 of these... Herman Hermit's/Association loving types said that the Monkees were better than the Beatles.

Thewn they showed the promotional film of "Strawberry Fields Forever"...
sample comments...

"They are ruining their image."
"Those moustaches and goatees make them look old."

Not even a word about one of the most progressive songs ever released....
all about some stupid image that died in the middle of 1965, right before Rubber Soul was released.

It was like watching the 60's version of TRL.

In their defense they were young teenage girls....the same ones that were buying Bobby Sherman records and making songs like Sweet Pea hits. That what young teen girls do. It's not like these were critics, they were just kids. And for what it is worth...it pretty much was the 60s version of TRL, only in a simpler time. The movie Help! was also released in 65 and still showed the "mop topped hijinx" of The Beatles. They weren't morons, they were just kids.

Mutaman
07-25-2006, 12:39 PM
I really don't think Dick Clark cared for the Beatles - and mainly due to the fact they never appeared on his show.



Good point. I heard a recent interview with Rickey Nelson's kids, Matthew and Gunnar. They said Rickey and Elvis were the only two great 50's teen idols who never appeared on Bandstand. Rickey didn't because Ozzie wanted to limit Rickey's appearances to the Ozzie and Harriet show.

Matthew said that Clark held this fact against Rickey and was always bitter about it. However when Rickey was killed, Clark was the first to call the Nelson family and offer his support. He even sent food to their house. Both of the Nelson kids had a very high opinion of Dick Clark as a person.

Johnny Footstool
07-25-2006, 01:31 PM
When I was 19 or 20, I worked for a company who had a private box at Riverfront Coliseum and they were giving away tickets for the NKOTB concert.

My friend and I signed up, figuring we would be in the obscurity of the box, which was always stocked with awesome booze and was filled with the cool people we worked with. Needless to say, there was such demand for the tickets that my company ended up buying a bunch of regular seats as well and my friend and I got stuck with them- they were on the floor, about 15 rows back, and we were surrounded by a sea of little kids.

I'm a pretty big guy, about 6'2" and the whole time we had to stand so all the 7 year olds behind me were SOL.

It was a terrible performance, they absolutely sucked and never again will I go to a concert where I don't like the band.

Although I am embarrassed by having been there, it pales in comparison to the shame anyone who ever went to a Styx concert must feel.

Even the band members are ashamed of themselves for having been a part of that.

:)

When I was a freshman in college and a friend of mine was a senior in HS, we hatched a similar plan to acquire and sell NKOTB tickets. A local skating rink was having an NKOTB party, including a look-alike contest and a dance contest. The prizes were supposedly NKOTB tickets.

I could easily have been Jon Knight's stunt double back then (mullet and all), so we figured we'd have at least one ticket in the bag. We worked out a "killer" dance routine, so we figured we'd win those tickets, too.

Well, we easily won both contests and were awarded with...NKOTB activity books. "Help Jordan escape the maze and get to the stage" type of stuff you'd give your 8 year old daughter. The tickets were raffled away. We did end up signing autographs for about an hour afterwards, though...

redsmetz
07-25-2006, 02:17 PM
In their defense they were young teenage girls....the same ones that were buying Bobby Sherman records and making songs like Sweet Pea hits. That what young teen girls do. It's not like these were critics, they were just kids. And for what it is worth...it pretty much was the 60s version of TRL, only in a simpler time. The movie Help! was also released in 65 and still showed the "mop topped hijinx" of The Beatles. They weren't morons, they were just kids.

I remember that episode of Bandstand. I loved the whole hippy look and the moustaches, but one has to remember that facial hair was something up to then was relegated to older men and not just older men, but men about a half generation older than my parents (they were in their late 30's then). It was the look of movie stars like Clark Gable or erudite proffesorial types, writers and such. One needs to remember that in the late 70's when Jimmy Carter was president, his sideburns were the first time in about 60 years that a president had any type of facial hair (I'm guessing Taft in 1912).

ghettochild
07-25-2006, 02:21 PM
last year i went down to houston and went to a show and saw three underground punk bands, probably the most insane stuff i've ever seen live.

now i can't stop going

redsmetz
07-25-2006, 11:45 PM
Well I was able to dig up a photo a guy I knew then in high school took of the Moody Blues at that first concert I attended. Even in 1971, the bands were not using huge amps, although these are double the size of the Marshall amps The Beatles used at first.

http://img82.imageshack.us/img82/5431/moodybluesfu8.jpg

Tony Cloninger
07-26-2006, 12:16 AM
Maybe morons.....was a strong word....and not needed.

Naive yes...... I mean......all you had to do was listen to REVOLVER and hear .... "And Your Bird Can Sing"...."She Said She Said"..."Tomorrow Never Knows"....and you realize either Lennon is crazy or something's in the water in England.

They were already getting "out there" by Yellow Submarine/Eleanor Rigby and Paperback Writer/Rain.

I thought they also asked a guy or two about them.....1 of them saying ....."They are no better than the Monkees."

I liked the fact....that the only kid who liked it.....actually looked like he was already dressed up in that type of clothing. He even had the hair to match.

Dom Heffner
07-26-2006, 12:46 AM
only in a simpler time.

This always makes me laugh. Yeah, things were so much simpler when they were shooting presidents, MLK, presidential candidates, we were in Vietnam....

If only we could have lived during the age of Jackson, where poeple simply went out in a field to duel to solve their differences and there was no television and no air conditioning.

MMMbop was just out 10 years ago...oh, what a simpler time that must have been. :)

minus5
07-26-2006, 10:08 AM
This always makes me laugh. Yeah, things were so much simpler when they were shooting presidents, MLK, presidential candidates, we were in Vietnam....

If only we could have lived during the age of Jackson, where poeple simply went out in a field to duel to solve their differences and there was no television and no air conditioning.

MMMbop was just out 10 years ago...oh, what a simpler time that must have been. :)


Really? It makes you laugh? You don't think that it was a simpler time for kids? A time when they didn't have access to the world wide web in their room. A time when they didn't carry cell phones with them. A time that they couldn't IM their friends, they had to actually walk down the block to see if they were home. IF you like dthe new BEatles song you save you're money to buy the 45, you didn't download it. A time when pretty much all kids ate supper at supper time with the rest of the family.

Yeah, now we have metal detectors at the front doors of our schools to try to keep a 6th grader from killing another 6th grader with a gun. We have 40 year old men accessing children through chat rooms. We do what we can to keep porn out of the hands of gradeschoolers. Stealing an occassional Playboy was a lot harder back then then accessing women with farm animals is today.

So we had political turmoil in the 60s? Wow. It WAS a simpler time.

westofyou
07-26-2006, 11:00 AM
So we had political turmoil in the 60s? Wow. It WAS a simpler time.70's too...

minus5
07-26-2006, 12:31 PM
70's too...

I hear there was even some kind of conflict in the 40s ;)

westofyou
07-26-2006, 12:35 PM
I hear there was even some kind of conflict in the 40s ;)
Yet kids still cut up Model A's and raced them up and down the streets drinking and screaming to swing music....

Roy Tucker
07-26-2006, 12:48 PM
I think it's just human nature that every generation thinks they have it worse than the previous ones.

The second concert I went to was to see Iron Butterfly at Hara Arena. The crowd was whipped into a frenzy by the 45 minute drum solo. Gaaaahhhh.

Redny
07-26-2006, 02:23 PM
I think the Hells Bells AC/DC tour was my first concert. Although it might have been Rush's Farewell to Kings tour. I'm not real sure..things are a bit foggy from that period.

Blimpie
07-26-2006, 03:50 PM
I think the Hells Bells AC/DC tour was my first concert. Although it might have been Rush's Farewell to Kings tour. I'm not real sure..things are a bit foggy from that period.Color me jealous....

Johnny Footstool
07-26-2006, 04:13 PM
70's too...

Back when teen drinking was frowned upon, but allowed as long as the kids stuck to beer and didn't crack open Dad's whiskey.

And "Billy, why do you keep licking that Mickey Mouse sticker?"

westofyou
07-26-2006, 04:17 PM
Back when teen drinking was frowned upon, but allowed as long as the kids stuck to beer and didn't crack open Dad's whiskey.


Famous quotes from my 70's.

Just one...

You can drink as long as we know where you are....

You're drunk... go to bed....

Open the window it's me....

ochre
07-26-2006, 06:02 PM
Kiss - Hara Arena, December 31, 1987.

Razor Shines
07-27-2006, 05:41 AM
dmb at deer creek 97 or 98, back when d could still sing.

referencing an earlier post..."I have a fever".

Jim Schue
07-30-2006, 10:46 PM
I'm not proud of it, but the first show I saw was Anne Murray at the Ohio State Fair when I was about nine or 10.

The first show I ever went to that I wanted to attend was Run DMC/Public Enemy/EPMD/DJ Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince/Salt'n'Pepa at Riverfront Coliseum.

SunDeck
07-30-2006, 10:53 PM
Although I am embarrassed by having been there, it pales in comparison to the shame anyone who ever went to a Styx concert must feel.

Even the band members are ashamed of themselves for having been a part of that.

:)

Man Dom, you don't have to rub it in.

Falls City Beer
07-30-2006, 11:09 PM
Man Dom, you don't have to rub it in.


Was Styx the "Making Love Out of Nothing At All" band? Or was that Air Supply?

I get those two bands confused all the time.

vaticanplum
07-30-2006, 11:33 PM
New Kids on the Block.

I was 5, and my parents dragged me along. My sister, who was 10 or so, was obsessed. I'm proud to say that I hated the concert, and the band.

Wow, you know, I didn't think I could feel any worse about the New Kids being MY first concert, and then you have to go and mention that a) you were a good seven years younger than I was, and b) you already had the good sense to hate it. I thought I was in heaven.

In all fairness, I've seen some extraordinary concerts since then, so I really don't care how the run began...and the New Kids probably did put on a good show, for what they were ;)

Great thread here -- lots of good stories and nostalgia.

Doc. Scott
07-31-2006, 01:59 AM
Everclear in 1995 at Bogart's. (With Seven Mary Three and Ruth Ruth- all three for $8.) Even though they haven't been my favorite band since about 1998 (and more recent fare like "Volvo Driving Soccer Mom" and "Hater" are embarrasingly lame), I held on to the shirt I got at that show and now wear it around Portland to try and make people think I've been living here all that time. It's gotten a few compliments. Too bad I didn't have it on when I saw Art sitting in a window seat at Jake's Grill a few months back.

Doc. Scott
07-31-2006, 02:02 AM
Was Styx the "Making Love Out of Nothing At All" band? Or was that Air Supply?

I get those two bands confused all the time.


That would be Air Supply. They're the ones totally incapable of rocking, as opposed to Styx simply disliking rock for dinero-related reasons.

Doc. Scott
07-31-2006, 02:06 AM
This always makes me laugh. Yeah, things were so much simpler when they were shooting presidents, MLK, presidential candidates, we were in Vietnam....

If only we could have lived during the age of Jackson, where poeple simply went out in a field to duel to solve their differences and there was no television and no air conditioning.

MMMbop was just out 10 years ago...oh, what a simpler time that must have been. :)

Adult life has been, essentially, a series of kicks in the balls ever since the beginning of time.

Young life has been, comparatively, simpler than adult life. Therefore, often more enjoyable.

People confuse their youth with their adult life and project that on the times.

westofyou
07-31-2006, 02:09 AM
Too bad I didn't have it on when I saw Art sitting in a window seat at Jake's Grill a few months back.His office is down the street from pedro's house, I saw him at LOTR (he's as big as a Hobitt)

RedsBaron
08-01-2006, 08:02 AM
1977 Doobie Brothers, Huntington Civic Center.
That would have been the first year the Huntington Civic Center opened. I still have my tickets to the first act booked in the Civic Center, but Elvis Presley failed to appear for that scheduled September 1977 concert; his death was cited as the excuse for the no-show.
I saw the Doobies in concert at the Huntington Memorial Field House as part of Marshall's homecoming in around 1975.
I believe that the first concert I ever attned was a Mac Davis performance in Charleston in 1974. I really enjoyed his performance.
Probably my favorite concerts over the years would include a John Denver concert "in the round" at the Huntington Civic Center in the early 1980s; a couple of Alabama shows in the mid-1980s; Martina McBride at Kings Island a few years ago; and Brad Paisley in Huntington in February of this year.
My least favorite concert was one by The Beach Boys in the early 1980s; they are better in the studio. I was also disappointed by Linda Ronstadt-great voice but no stage presence.

Ltlabner
08-01-2006, 08:32 AM
My first concert, I'm ashamed to say was Huey Louis at Bogarts in 1987 or so.

My first real concert (IMO) was AC/DC on the Razors Edge tour in 1991. LA Guns opened for them. They played the Nutter Center which is on the campus of Wright State Universty, where I was attending university.

My favorite concert, however, has been the Black Crowes at Bogarts in Cincinnati. Very reminicent of late 1960's stones. Think Mick Jagger at Madison Square Garden wearing the tophat and unitard and that's pretty much the act Chris Robinson was putting on. Metallica and Aerosmith put on good showes, but the Black Crowes show was the best.

BuckWoody
08-01-2006, 02:55 PM
My favorite concert, however, has been the Black Crowes at Bogarts in Cincinnati. Very reminicent of late 1960's stones. Think Mick Jagger at Madison Square Garden wearing the tophat and unitard and that's pretty much the act Chris Robinson was putting on. Metallica and Aerosmith put on good showes, but the Black Crowes show was the best.
We got to see the Black Crowes at Memorial Hall in Dayton (http://db.etree.org/lookup_show.php?shows_key=40443) back in '92...excellent show. :thumbup:

minus5
08-01-2006, 03:36 PM
Saw the Black Crowes around 99 at the Taft. Helluva show..

SunDeck
08-01-2006, 04:19 PM
My first concert, I'm ashamed to say was Huey Louis at Bogarts in 1987 or so.

My first real concert (IMO) was AC/DC on the Razors Edge tour in 1991. LA Guns opened for them. They played the Nutter Center which is on the campus of Wright State Universty, where I was attending university.

My favorite concert, however, has been the Black Crowes at Bogarts in Cincinnati. Very reminicent of late 1960's stones.

Bogart's was a helluva venue when I was in college. Saw BBKing, Violent Femmes, Buddy Guy, 10,000 Maniacs, B-52s...and a bunch of other bands there from 88-91. That and Cat's Cradle in Chapel Hill (Southern Culture on the Skids, Whiskeytown, Nut Zippers) are the best two places I've ever been to.

minus5
08-01-2006, 05:02 PM
(Southern Culture on the Skids, Whiskeytown, Nut Zippers) are the best two places I've ever been to.

I've seen S.C.O.T.S at The Southgate House...their concerts are always a great time.

Jim Schue
08-02-2006, 02:22 AM
Saw the Black Crowes around 99 at the Taft. Helluva show..

I was at that show, and you are quite correct. I was sicker than a dog that night, but still had a good time. They put on an outstanding show every time out that's why I always try to catch them when they pass through.

WebScorpion
08-03-2006, 04:19 PM
1976 at the Cincinnati Coliseum
Elvis 2nd row in front of the stage.. at the end many panties flew up on the stage.. it was my birthday present from my aunt.

I can't believe someone would throw their panties at Elvis Costello. :eek:

My first 3 concerts were all in Riverfront Coliseum. First was Peter Frampton and I can't remember who was the warmup band. The concert itself was almost an exact duplication of the Frampton Comes Alive album...listening to the album still causes flashb...er, conjures up memories of the show. The second was Ted Nugent with some unknown band named AC/DC warming up for him. Bon Scott and Angus Young made Ted's superior sound system and pyrotechnics seem like a letdown with their pure energy and showmanship. My third concert was the Who in '79. 'Nuff said. I didn't go to another concert for almost a year and still haven't been to another one in Cincinnati. Pink Floyd in Madison Square Garden would have to be my all-time favorite though.

flyer85
08-03-2006, 04:37 PM
Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band
"Against the Wind" tour
1980 - Riverfront Coliseum

I've changed a little over the years as my favorite recent concert was Alison Krauss and Union Station on the lawn of the Biltmore.

westofyou
08-03-2006, 04:42 PM
Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band
"Against the Wind" tour
1980 - Riverfront Coliseum
I went to see Sabbath in 77 or 76, Bob Seger opened for him, stole the show... Sabbath was bloated and sounded like muddy water.

SunDeck
08-04-2006, 04:59 PM
I can't believe someone would throw their panties at Elvis Costello. :eek:

My first 3 concerts were all in Riverfront Coliseum. First was Peter Frampton and I can't remember who was the warmup band. The concert itself was almost an exact duplication of the Frampton Comes Alive album...listening to the album still causes flashb...er, conjures up memories of the show. The second was Ted Nugent with some unknown band named AC/DC warming up for him. Bon Scott and Angus Young made Ted's superior sound system and pyrotechnics seem like a letdown with their pure energy and showmanship. My third concert was the Who in '79. 'Nuff said. I didn't go to another concert for almost a year and still haven't been to another one in Cincinnati. Pink Floyd in Madison Square Garden would have to be my all-time favorite though.

I was at same Frampton and Nugent concerts. Frampton was great...I had the same double live album. Ted swung in on a vine and that was about the only highlight after the way AC/DC ripped it up.

Ltlabner
08-04-2006, 05:07 PM
I was at same Frampton and Nugent concerts. Frampton was great...I had the same double live album. Ted swung in on a vine and that was about the only highlight after the way AC/DC ripped it up.

One of the worsts concerts I've seen is Nugent. It was in the late 1990's at Riverbend and it was horrible. I think the opening act was Chris Duarte and he was decent. Nugent came on and appeared to be totally bored and going through the motions. It was dull and not very loud at all. My buddy and I, in the 2nd row, were talking to eachother in normal voices through out the show.

It would have been better if you put his "greatest hits" album on the PA system and blasted it. I was completley dissapointed since The Nuge is one of my favorites.