questionswhat was the first "big" concert you went to?

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Page and Plant at the shoreline amphitheatre, September 12th 1998. Unfortunately i was in 8th grade, but it was a great start and really helped me appreciate the classics just before my time. Not many concerts after have been able to compare... Quite a level to set that bar at.

Ahh the good old days...

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Showing my age here -- Fleetwood Mac, the "Tusk" concert. I've only ever been to one other, when Jethro Tull came through on tour a few years ago and a friend who is a huge fan flew in from Austin to see it with us. I'd really rather buy the music and enjoy it at home than go to a concert. Although hearing my favorite Jethro Tull song "Locomotive Breath" live, in a small concert hall with only a couple of hundred other people, with the big base thump so loud I could hear it through my skin, that was pretty memorable.

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Red Hot Chilli Peppers, the Toadies, and Spacehog

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No Doubt Tragic Kingdom tour. I saw them with Cake and the Vandals. It was awesome!

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Metallica, touring in support of "And Justice For All".

The stage was set to (intentionally) collapse at the end of their first set and a swinging beam missed James Hetfield's head by inches. They still played for about 3 hours anyway. It... was... EPIC!

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Elvis. No kidding. (Just call me the cryptkeeper :-P)

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The first concert I wanted to go to was Aerosmith in '94 but my first concert was probably Alabama or Statler Brothers. Yes, I am vastly different from my parents in musical taste. Mine is better.

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@wingnutzero: second best album behind ride the lightning!

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Almost embarrassed to admit it was Bone Thugs and Harmony. Fast forward twenty years and the last one I went to see was Paul McCartney this past spring.

My how tastes mature....

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BB King opening for Willie Nelson and the Family Band at the late Reunion Arena in Dallas. I was much too young to appreciate my second row, center stage seats, or going backstage after the concert.

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Carlos Santana (Opener: Everlast, i think?) But I was going to New Orleans Jazz Fests long before that.

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Iron Maiden - World Slavery Tour - January 3 1985

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Green Day on their "Warning" tour at the Verizon Wireless Theater here in Houston.
AWESOME show. Have seen them 3 times since. Great every time.

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3 dog night when I was a kid. I was young, but don't remember how old I was.

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Does Sesame Street Live count? Cause that'd be it, and that was when I was ~5. I'm a veritable recluse.

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Spin Doctors, Soul Asylum and Screaming Trees. I went because I really liked Soul Asylum. I had never really listened to Screaming Trees at the time. Now, one of my favorite bands is Queens of the Stone age which has had 2 members of Screaming Trees in the band at various times.

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Lollapalooza 2003.

Jane's Addiction, Audioslave, Incubus, Queens of the Stone Age, Jurassic 5, The Donnas, The Distillers, Rooney, Kings of Leon, 30 Seconds to Mars, The Music, The Mooney Suzuki, etc.

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@coondogg97: some of the best rappers alive in there day.

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R.E.M. - Monster Tour. June 2, 1995

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Nsync. Eden's Crush opened for them and I can't remember anything else about it.

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Lollapalooza '92

Main Stage:

Pearl Jam
Soundgarden
>Then PJ & SoundG played a set together as Temple of the Dog
Red Hot Chilipeppers
Ice Cube
Ministry
The Jesus and Mary Chain

Side Stage:

Stone Temple Pilots
Rage Against the Machine
Porno for Pyros
Cypress Hill
+ others...

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First arena show - Aerosmith, in 94 or so.
First stadium show - Metallica, NYE 12/31/99, at the Silverdome. The biggest "Y2K" glitch we experienced was half of the balloons failing to release and fall from the ceiling at midnight!

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The Cure - 1992 Jacksonville - My 1st Big concert

Pink Floyd - 1994 Tampa - My 1st much BIGGER concert

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deep dark dirty secret....it was The Monkees on their reunion tour in 86 or 87

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The largest most exciting concert I went to was Jimmy Buffett in I think 2006 or 2005 in Tampa, FL. It's a whole day experience. You show up in the morning to pre-party with all the rest of the parrot heads, watch the show, then party afterwards.

Better than forking out a hundred bucks for a couple hours.

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Blink 182 with A New Found Glory and (what became my favorite band of all time) Alkaline Trio. I was the ripe old age of 15. :)

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@dmmutti: There's a nice bootleg of Pearl Jam's set from that tour floating around. I was just listening to it last week.

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My first ever concert just happened to also be a pretty big event that I was way to young to fully appreciate.

Amongst others:
U2, Peter Gabriel, Lou Reed, a reunion of The Police, Sting Bryan Adams, Joan Baez, The Neville Brothers and even Phil Collins live via Satellite.

Yeah, it was a hell of a show. I was 13 and going because I thought U2 was the coolest thing ever. And you know what - they were :)

Ticket also cost me a whopping 35 bucks.

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@moondrake: I saw Tull once. Catfish Rising tour. Not a very good CD but like you said, it was cool to hear these old Tull songs live right in front of me.

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None. What's a concert?

I'm so boring. I'd love to go to a Hatsune Miku concert one day though http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DTXO7KGHtjI

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Tool. Undertow tour, May of 1994. Failure opened with the flaming lips (who still sucks).

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Took my daughter to see Shaun Cassidy and she fell asleep because the preconcert trip and the jumping up and down in the car exhausted her. Can't say it was the greatest. For me, Bill Hailey (sp?) and the Comets in Pittsburgh when I was in college. Unmentionable year, but you get it.

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Judas Priest 1983 Duluth, MN. It was A Super Bowl Sunday.

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Ted Nugent & the Amboy Dukes w/Bob Segar System opening in Jan.1973. Long time many moons ago...

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Bachmann Turner Overdrive with Aerosmith as a lead in band.

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Ray Charles - way too many years ago to admit to. He was incredible! Speaking of incredible, I've been to 4 of BB King's concerts. Love him! Also saw the Temptations (after David Ruffin, but before they became splintered) and James Brown. Seems I like soul music (understatement). And I'm showing my age, too. Would love to have seen the old Rod Stewart, Cher, James Taylor and more in concert.

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Kansas. Audiovisions tour, Civic Arena Pittsburgh. (which is now being torn down. :( )

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Golden Earring, Suzie Quatro and Alice Cooper. It was in the mid-70's. Alice had his snake..

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@bingo969: Good to know, I'll have to keep my eye out for that one.

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The Beastie Boys, in 1994 (I think). They were on tour for their Ill Communications album. An awesome show!

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Chicago/Beach Boys 1975. Did the Texxas World Music Festivals before they became the Texas Jam, and then several of those.
Saw the Stones in 1977 or 78, figgered I had to while they were still together and alive.
Man, did I call that one wrong!

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Less than Jake, New Found Glory, and Black flag.

My parents took me to concerts as a kid too... but I don't really remember much (I think: Sunshine on my shoulders John Denver)...

Favorite concert actually was Angels And Airwaves. Fun Show.

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Infected Mushroom @ Club Sonar in Baltimore, MD, April 2010. Fantastic. Actually, my FIRST concert was Yanni at the MCI Center, but my family was dragged to that by my mother. Could have been worse, I guess. At least they put on a decent show. :P