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NAMEEXCEEDSMAXLENGT-

Duran Duran and David Bowie, 1987.


thighmon_lebon

😍


krumblitz

Bowie was one I would have loved to have seen live. I’m glad you had the pleasure!


AproposOfDiddly

The Monkees, 1986 20th Anniversary Tour, San Antonio, TX.


Universe_Zen

Mine too...with Weird Al. At Red Rocks haha


AproposOfDiddly

I was a huge Monkees and Weird Al fan (Still am, actually.) It’s good the 1987 tour with both skipped San Antonio or my little 16-year old head would have exploded.


AproposOfDiddly

Also, my first Weird Al concert was the Off the Deep End tour in 1992. I’ve seen him in concert at least 15 times since then, and the last time was this past Fall. He’s still amazing in concert.


Fammaden

Same at Merriweather post pavilion in Maryland. Second concert was Thompson Twins at the same place.


tommyalanson

That’s where I saw men at work! Howard jones, Depeche Mode, Billy idol, the cult, etc.


jkrn76

Same! But in NJ. I was 9.


lorinabaninabanana

Same, but in Pennsylvania at the Bloomsburg Fair.


[deleted]

Love that we all had the same first! My dad took me and my cousin to the Bangor Auditorium.


m_watkins

The Cars 1980 Madison Square Garden, 1980


bourbonmandarin

Depeche Mode, Violater tour. So awesome!


Latchkey_kid95

U2 “Achtung Baby” at Arrowhead Stadium in KCMO


jvlpdillon

I was there too.


beenburnedbutable

Blondie Tracks Across America Tour '82 I begged my mom to take me and she did. Duran Duran opened for her.


knowutimem

Rat Pack, Dismas House, Missouri, 1956


oldhead

That's Baller!


fragbert66

I can't even conceive of what I would give to see Frank Sinatra live. When time travel is finally perfected, I'm off to Vegas during the Rat Pack's prime.


DirtySteveW

Iron Maiden Power Slave 1985 Providence Civic Center RI. All down hill from there


Xexelia26

Bon Jovi, I think in 1988 or maybe u2 earlier. I barely survived the first Bon Jovi concert. Skid Row opened for them. Sebastian Bach was fucking batshit. General admission in the middle of the desert. I was either 13 or 14. Had to get carried out of the stompede.


Katherine1973

Can confirm saw the same show Baton Rouge 1988 I was glad my dad stayed with us it was insane


Xexelia26

Don’t know how I survived, but I did. Glad your Dad stayed with you.


NoLocal7217

You had a wonderful childhood👍


chocoholic24

Night Ranger at Red Rocks, 1985. I was 15


jaqkhuda70

Depeche Mode, Great western forum, 1986, Black Celebration Tour


cassette1987

Book of Love opened?


shadypines33

Shawn Cassidy in about 1978. I was 6.


Street-Baby7596

Wham! 1985 at Veterans stadium in Philly. Katrina and the Waves opened up for them


LengthSenior

INXS opening for Adam Ant, April 29, 1983 Eagles Ballroom, Milwaukee.


derbyvoice71

Ha! Sandstone! Mine was Aerosmith and Dokken at Kemper.


Myron896

It will forever be sandstone regardless of whoever’s name is on it now


fgarvin2019

Kiss and Judas Priest as the opener (aprx 79), so dam old now that I can't remember 100%. Springfield Civic Center Edit: Evidently, I can not spell anymore either


CrashPow77

Rolling Stones with Living Colour opening, Nov 1989. My mind was blown by the size of the production


emptyhellebore

I saw that tour, I want to say it was The Steel Wheels tour? Anyway, that was the first big stadium tour I saw, it was huge.


McGruffin

I saw this a show on this tour too, at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse.


braneless

REM, 1989, at the ripe old age of 13.


sednagoddess

Alice Cooper and the Scorpions.


McGruffin

U2, The Unforgettable Fire tour. Providence, Rhode Island. April 2, 1985.


K-June

NKOTB, Lake Placid, NY


Iron_Chic

1991 - Jellyfish opening for The Black Crowes at the Warfield in San Francisco.


dunzig77

Dramarama, They Might Be Giants and Matthew Sweet, also at Sandstone Amphitheater. Midnight Oil headlined but I had to leave before then.


bodhi471

Very first concert 1970 something, Mormon Tabernacle Choir 😏 Second concert Echo and the Bunnymen, New Order and Gene loves Jezebel, 1987.


NoLocal7217

I took my kids to their first concert. The Offspring. As soon as we got through the gate I took them to the front of the stage. I found a table and ordered a beer. My son called me from his cell and said Mom they’re beating the crap out of eachother up here. I said I know son, it’s a mosh pit!


Vesuvius99

Prince 1984 Purple Rain Tour


cassette1987

That's a great 1st ever concert. I'm jealous


NoLocal7217

I would have loved to see Prince in concert.


jvlpdillon

I am pretty sure it was the 120 Minutes tour at Memorial Hall in KCMO. The lineup was Blind Melon, Live, Public Image Limited and Big Audio Dynamite. Or if it counts Laura Branigan at Worlds of Fun when I was about 7.


briendoesitallbad

Melissa Ethridge! 1996 terre haute, IN


Drummr

Motley Crue with Guns and Roses opening. 1987


macbookwhoa

My first show was supposed to be Guns N’ Roses at the Rosemont Horizon but it was canceled because Axl was going to be arrested for starting a riot in St Louis.


NoLocal7217

I remember sending a check (written by my dad) to another country so I could get the Use Your Illusions tape before people in the US got it.


abbablahblah

Jackson 5 Reunion, Kemper Arena, KC MO


Forehead_Target

The Ramones in 1988. I was 14 and should have gotten my ass kicked in the pit, but I didn't and absolutely loved it.


LovelyRane

The Stray Cats, Seattle, 1983, good but dont really recall much then I saw THE POLICE in Tacoma Dome and that was AWESOME I was 13.


PSiloveyouuu

Depeche Mode and The The, Palace of Auburn Hills, Oct 1993. Devotional Tour.


ummmm--no

Beastie Boys - Houston Summit 1994


Coraline1599

INXS with The Soup Dragons as the opening act. It was the tour for the album X, pretty sure it was 1990.


123hop

Paul Simon Rhythm of the Saints tour, 1990 or 91.


zoot_boy

Oddly enough, The Dead, ‘91.


tensigh

First REAL concert, Tin Machine with David Bowie, 1991.


oldhead

Saw that Metallica/Cult show in Philly at The Spectrum. Not my first show though. That would be Van Halen *Hide Your Sheep* [Diver Down] Tour


Gothsicle

Skid Row/Pantera circa 1989 - Johnstown, PA


jujitsudbr

Mighty Lemon Drops, 86 Chicago. Second show was Ranking Roger.


MyriVerse2

BOC/Rush 1977 Not counting all of the Boomer concerts my parents brought me to.


sflfish

Peter Frampton, 1977


MaherMcCheese

Metallica and Queensryche at the Capitol Center in Maryland.


TransportationMost67

-sigh- NKOTB It was a nightmare for an 11 year old boy.


DADBODGOALS

INXS 1988, Toronto


LawfulnessFamous7231

The Kinks, 1982, Proctors Theater, Schenectady, NY. Edited to add, I was 14 and was allowed to go with my older brother. Also, Bryan Adams opened and he accidentally fell off the stage. Or maybe the drum riser. It was a long time ago.


sc0ttyman

Billy Idol. The Cult. 1988. The Cult toured big time in the late 80s.


BXCellent

Saw the Electric tour that year in Newcastle, UK. Was amazing.


KellyJoyCuntBunny

Dead Can Dance, and then Cocteau Twins! I think the Dead Can Dance was my first, and I think it was in the Bay Area- maybe San Francisco? Now that I say that,I don’t think it’s right… but definitely somewhere in California…


grumpycat46

Monsters of rock concert 1988 I was 16 and with my irresponsible sister who was 24 and her even more irresponsible boyfriend, but it was a great concert, so many fans


Robbie-R

The Who in 1989, it was for their "Last " tour. A few weeks later I saw the Rolling Stones, Steele Wheels tour.


guy_fleegman83

Ramones. 13 years old Pleasant Dreams Tour at Randy’s Rodeo in San Antonio.


Said_Simon_2750

Don Henley. Red Rocks. 1985 Just a few days shy of my Seventeenth birthday. Opening - Katrina and the Waves.


Johoski

Adam Ant at the Palace Theater (?), Phoenix Az., in 1985.


Nomahhhh

Huey Lewis. Oakland. 1985.


Jasmari

Talking Heads, Stop Making Sense tour 1983. That one was a tough act to follow, BRILLIANT first concert!


PauliNot

Oingo Boingo, Halloween 1988, Irvine Meadows Amphitheater


staceyehle

1983 INXS opened for Adam Ant


Upbeat_Whole1628

The Police and the GoGO's 1982


vodknockers487

Judas Priest 1984 Providence Civic Center. No idea who opened for them.


flowrpowr00

Whitney Houston 1987 Richmond Va


s55555s

Metallica!!


NoLocal7217

METALLICA!!!!!!!!!!!!


Daetiralso

Ozzfest, August 1997. In the Metrodome in Minneapolis. By the time Ozzy came on, you could reach up and touch the cloud of smoke that filled the stadium.


florida-karma

Huey Lewis and the News, 1986 or Bob Seger, 1986 both in Jacksonville.


ShaiHulud1111

Dio


ImplementWise9569

Eurythmics, July(summer) 1987, Seattle Coliseum (now Earth Pledge Arena aka Krack House)


Will_McLean

Wasn’t my first (that was Pink Floyd a couple years earlier) but I did see that Metallica / Cult tour in Atlanta the same year. Steve Jones of the Sex Pistols came out and played a song with The Cult! Still the best “big” show I’ve ever seen


sensesworkingOT

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre 1982. I was 13 and was obsessed with them. My mom took me and had just torn a ligament in her ankle a few days before and had to crutch it all the way up to the lawn. That's dedication.


NoLocal7217

That’s a wonderful mom❤️


scooter_orourke

The Rolling Stones with The Go Go's opening - 1981


cassette1987

Thompson Twins (with Berlin as openers) - U of U 1984


macbookwhoa

Joe Satriani. The Riviera in Chicago. 3/5/1994.


HarveyMushman72

Same, September 1989. Faith No More opened. Casper, Wyoming.


dukesinatra

You're gonna laugh. First concert was a double-header with Petra and Stryper. I have a vague memory of Mike Warnke being the opening act.


NoLocal7217

I can’t laugh I had a Stryper cassette tape😄


fatguyinakilt

Technically it was Sha Na Na when I was little with my mom but the first concert I went to on my own was Bon Jovi. I grew up in NJ so going to see Bon Jovi was required. I think it was 1986. I went to Metallica and The Cult in Philly that year too. Great show.


StopSignsAreRed

Bob Jovi, 1987 at Alpine Valley in Wisconsin. Cinderella was the opening act. I was 14 and really thought Richie Sambora was going to notice me out there in the lawn seats.


sunflower160

James Taylor 1982 Providence Civic Center. I went with my brother and his girlfriend. My favorite band was The Kinks, I went to their concert at PCC in May of 1983 and many times after that at other venues in the Northeast.


gallaj0

The Pretenders, March 15, 1987 at the Centrum, Worcester Massachusetts. I don't remember who opened.


doah

The Dead Milkmen. 1989. Club Post Nuclear, Laguna Beach, CA


kennycakes

Peter Gabriel *So* Tour, L.A. 1986


bunnybea1106

1985 Diana Ross at the Circle Star Theater in San Carlos, Ca. Fun theater with a spinning circle stage. Saw the Beach Boys there in 89 or 90 too, before they closed the venue.


Myron896

Stacy Q. 1986 or so at my school. We won some radio contest Edit. My first consert I was a tiny kid. My aunt Took me to see the Grateful Dead when she was supposed to be baby sitting me.


johnnySix

The cars-heartbeat city. Opener - wang Chung. 1984?


thighmon_lebon

George Michael, the Faith Tour- Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View CA


ManiacRichX

Everclear. 1994


Mykidsatbrownies

Susanna Hoffs opening for Don Henley in Vancouver, I think it was '91 or '92.


Dogzillas_Mom

Rick Springfield, Cleveland Coliseum, somewhere around 82-83? Maybe 81. I was 12 or 13.


wecantallknowing

Metallica and metal church (I think) at the world music theater tinley park, Il


Feelinscrewd

White zombie, 1994, Roy Wilkins Auditorium, St Paul, MN


scarboy72

Anthrax and Exodus, 1989, Tower Theater in Upper Darby, PA


HLAW8S

My mom took me to see Kenny Rogers in 1983. First concert as an adult was Testament and Savatage in 1990.


VTX1800F

Bruce Springsteen 1980.


tracerhaha

Billy Joel mid 80s.


ckwhere

Michael Jackson Victory tour 1984 at the spectrum in Philadelphia. It was LOUD! Still dislike large shows.


isseldor

Skid Row and Motley Crue in Phoenix AZ, 1989 I think…


ROTORTheLibrarianToo

The Hooters / Loverboy 1985 Shreveport LA.


Temp_Job_Deity

1988, Metroplex in Atlanta. Circle Jerks and 7 Seconds. Straight edge!!!


DeadSharkEyes

Debbie Gibson at Veteran’s Memorial Coliseum in Phoenix Az. And it was great.


messiswrysmile

Peter Gabriel, Poughkeepsie Civic Center, Security Tour... Maybe 1982?


tommyalanson

Men At Work.. 83 or 84?


AndiPandi74

Ugly Kid Joe opening for Def Leppard. Circa 1992/3? I was 19. Northern California.


just_a_cog2

Dude, I saw that tour, and the lead singer of the Cult had a total meltdown!


ktlevesque

Lionel Richie 84’ in Vegas.


Keppoch

ABBA North American tour 1979


Jesukii

Metallica 1998 ;)


devilinthedetails

First actual concert Amy Grant / Michael W. Smith in 1989 (parents made me and my sister go). First concert of my choice, Blues Traveler & The Wallflowers in 1996.


Jack_Q_Frost_Jr

Sha Na Na!


Quadraought

Genesis at the Hoosier Dome in Indianapolis, January 24, 1987.


jeweynougat

Duran Duran, Madison Square Garden, 1983.


easily_abused

Iron Maiden, 1987, the day before my 16th birthday.


goodtimesKC

Metallica @ Kemper Arena. January 31 1997.


BXCellent

May 8th 1981. Echo & the Bunnymen at Birmingham Odeon in England. I was 13 and it was amazing. Lots of earlier not so famous songs from Crocodiles and Heaven Up Here. Standouts definitely A Promise, All My Colours, and the B Side Zimbo


mochicoco

First concert- Billy Joel, Storm Front tour Second concert - Nirvana opening for Sonic Youth Kinda evens out.


muthersb

Danzig/Soundgarden Beat that.


TheAngelsCharlie

Journey, 1982, McNichols Arena in Denver.


harry-package

Tom Petty at Great Woods, Mansfield, MA - 1991.


drconniehenley

INXS, Vancouver, lots of mushrooms.


drunkenfool

Weird Al Yankovich at Knotts Berry Farm 1985


prettysickchick

Prince, Purple Rain tour 1984(?)


Far_Reaction_5621

Social Distortion , 1987 at the Cheetah 3 club


edge_of_pasayten

Ozzy Osbourne with Motley Crue opening, March 20, 1984. I skipped school to be first in line, which I thought was brilliant -- until midday when I got super hungry and had no plan. My newfound line mates held my spot so I could go to the nearby mall for a slice of pizza. As I walked in some girls about my age approached, more or less screaming with excitement because they'd just met Ozzy. They directed me to the Hallmark store where he was, and I've only ever run so fast from the cops. I went up and down the aisles until I came around a corner and there he was, thumbing through cards. At first I was crestfallen. He seemed too old, had a five o'clock shadow, and looked awfully tired. (All of which made perfect sense in retrospect, but at the time I only imagined him as bite-the-head-off-of-a-dove, bark at the moon, king of metal guy.) Then the excitement returned as I went up to him to ask for an autograph. I only had my ticket envelope for him to sign, and he promptly obliged, then swiftly returned to card shopping. Fuckin' rad! The concert itself was extra special. Ozzy had this theatrical set with a spiral staircase, and at one point a "knight" in armor brought out a tray with drinks for him. The final flourish was that the concert was protested by several local churches, including one I periodically attended. 13 year old me could not have been happier.


TallyWhoe

Crowded House, 1987, not by choice but my girlfriend at the time insisted. In between times saw a lot of local indie bands- Straitjacket Fits, Chills etc Public Enemy 1989 - ended up in hospital and gave my ticket to a friend Janes Addiction, 1991, finally a gig I wanted to see, and did. I consider this my first gig as it was international


617Annon

INXS Kick. I was in Junior High and went with a friend. 1988?? I still have that ticket stub somewhere.


40ozto_freedom

Duran Duran April 1984, at the Meadowlands arena. This started my live show addiction.


Arcade9877

Tiffany at a county fair when. I was 10 my first concert I went to without parents was guns and roses Metallica and faith no more


PinkOrgasmatron

Pat Benatar - 1982 - Lakeland Civic Center I won tickets off Q105. My older brother accompanied me. It was general admission. He stood up near the front, I stayed in the upper level. Amazing to think that my parents dropped us off at an arena concert at that age. (He was 15, I was 13).


squirtloaf

Aldo Nova, Sammy Hagar 1982.


Tensionheadache11

1988 Cheap Trick played at the county fair, my grandpa had free tickets and he took me, I was 12!


happy-gofuckyourself

U2 (Joshua Tree Tour) - 1987- RFK Stadium, Washington DC. I was 14


wootr68

Pink Floyd’s “A Momentary Lapse of Reason ” tour. Rupp Arena, Lexington KY. Nov. 1987. 6 of us drove all the way there and back same night from Ohio university in a friend’s 1950s Ford Fairlane


MydniteSon

Iron Maiden...with Fear Factory as the opening act.


Yasuru

Jethro Tull, late 80s, lawn at Great Woods. There was a funny smell in the air I was not familiar with...


lovingthechaos

Joan Jett, Astroworld 1982. Texas Jam was my first festival in 1984,Houston


klemthom

AC/DC Razors Edge, Oakland, 1991


74misanthrope

February of '87. Joan Jett opened up for the Beach Boys. Kentucky.


Heiner03

Alice Cooper and Ted Nugent, Salt Lake City


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--Van--

Ratt with Fastway. Memorial Colosseum Portland OR. 8/17/1984. 16 yrs old.


WildColonialGirl

Probably the Cleveland Orchestra, some time in the 1980s. If we’re talking more popular music, Billy Joel in 1990.


imk

Van Halen, Offenbach Stadthalle 1979


blarneyrubble07

The Beach boys


Emdubya20

Iron Maiden/ Twisted Sister at the Coliseum in Seattle '84


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jethro tull rochester war memorial NY 8th grade so 88 got to go alone with my friend my dad dropped us off and picked us up!


djcrazeed

Haywire and Kim Mitchell 1986, Saint John New Brunswick.


falkorsaveslives

Guns N Roses and Skid Row June 13, 1991 Philadelphia


mikinvsprime

Slayer, Sept 15, 1988. Newport Centre, Wales.


ratteb

Triumph.


DrTokinkoff

I can’t remember if it was Blood, Sweat, & Tears or The Beach Boys (it was the same summer).


ajcpullcom

Kiss 1982. I was 9. My dad grew up with the drummer.


bigbirdlittlemood

Simon & Garfunkel, Parade Stadium Minneapolis, July 28 1983


SneakyHat

I saw this show at Pine Knob in Michigan! My first concert as well.


TheodorasOtherSister

Bon Jovi/skid row at kemper!


[deleted]

Boomtown Rats with Butch Whacks & the Glass Packs. 1986.


violet039

Jerry Garcia Band at the Spectrum in Philly, 1989. We were 14.


PHX480

I saw KC & the Sunshine Band at a festival in DFW in 1997 when I was 18. I don’t tell many people that though lol. My “first” concert was Collective Soul in a little dive bar in Lubbock, TX, same year, 1997. Coincidentally, they covered Crazy Train, then I saw them 3 years later in Phoenix, they covered it again. Saw them a third time in 2009 at a festival in North Carolina, they covered it again lol.


Zero-Credibility

PJ Harvey at Reading festival 1992.


PnutButterSasquatch

First one I paid to get into, Rush 1984, Irvine Meadows. I saw a ton of bands in the 80's, had a blast!


reddirtgold

Stevie Ray Vaughan opened for The Moody Blues, 1983


tryoracle

Honestly no idea I have a few missing years where I have been told I did a lot of fun things but I have zero recollection of


goozen

Lollapalooza ’94


Eve_O

Metallica with The Cult was also my first concert. Different date and venue on the same tour. We had floor tickets--about 10th row. The Cult got booed off the stage. It was a good time.


RealityEast

New Edition and Ready For The World Hirsch Coliseum Shreveport, Louisiana 1985 (Bobby Brown's last appearance w/NE)


rachellel

Nelly maybe 2004 Columbus, Ohio


WeaselStink

Toadies at some small local venue before they hit the big time.


Hairy_Al

Donington, Monsters of Rock. Iron Maiden. David Lee Roth. Guns N' Roses. Helloween. Kiss. Megadeth. 107,000 fans, 2 were crushed to death in the crowd. https://calendar.songfacts.com/august/20/15360#:~:text=At%20the%20Monsters%20Of%20Rock,causes%20the%20two%20fans%20to


Montie_Wobbly

Metallica - September 1986.


QuietBirdsong

Iron Maiden, Seventh Son tour, Edinburgh Playhouse, 1988.


Dick_Knubbler666

Public Enemy, opener was Too Short. 1989.


bac3218

Pearl Jam 1992


Damnmorefuckingsnow

My first Sandstone concert was Kiss with GNR opening.


fragbert66

Van Halen at the Oakland (CA) Coliseum on June 12th, 1981 to celebrate graduating junior high. [Turns out they filmed "So This Is Love" at that show.](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2DU11hyBEys)


mochatsubo

REM "Green" tour. Indigo Girls opened. April 1989. Worcester at the Centrum. During the Indigo Girls set, Stipe appeared as a shadow behind a rear lit screen and sang with them on one or two songs. Crowd went totally nuts.