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KC Jones
04-11-2012, 06:31 AM
Who? When? Where? How old were you and what do you remember about it?

KC Jones
04-11-2012, 06:32 AM
Mine was Cyndi Lauper, I was 13 and it was 1984 at Kemper Arena. I was so excited to go to my first concert. I don't remember much about it, but we were all really excited to see the opening act. They were some kind of 3 man rock/rap group that ended up doing ok... The Beastie Boys!

BoneKrusher
04-11-2012, 06:38 AM
my first Concert was:
J Geils Band and REO Speedwagon @ Freedom Hall in Johnson City Tennessee and the year was 1974.

i was 15 and i remember it well.
it was years before the ballads and REO could rock back in those days.

Saulbadguy
04-11-2012, 06:40 AM
With my dad: KISS, 12 years old, Kansas Expocentre in Topeka
By myself (with friends): Nine Inch Nails, 13 years old, Kansas Expocentre in Topeka. This show included the Jim Rose Circus Sideshow.

burt
04-11-2012, 06:40 AM
Ozark Mountain Daredevils at Municipal. I was 15 and got a contact high. It was almost a fog in there!

burt
04-11-2012, 06:41 AM
With my dad: KISS, 12 years old, Kansas Expocentre in Topeka
By myself (with friends): Nine Inch Nails, 13 years old, Kansas Expocentre in Topeka. This show included the Jim Rose Circus Sideshow.

Damn you are young.

hometeam
04-11-2012, 06:42 AM
15 years old, the Blute Note in Columbia MO.

Opening band was system of a down, 2nd was static X, then Hed PE, and the headliner was fear factory.

This of course was before system of a down or static X had released first albums etc. We actually went to see fear factory but static X and hed PE stole the show. System of a down actually got booed but we all enjoyed them. Stopped and talked with wayne static and koichi after the show, got autographs etc..

While we where messing around at the t shirt booths after the show we saw a 3 song demo TAPE they where giving away for free, snapped it up and where rockin Slipknot on the way home before anyone else in the area had even heard of them.

Man great times.

jspchief
04-11-2012, 06:42 AM
Motley Crue, Girls Girls Girls tour. Probably 14 or 15 at the time.

Tommy Lee was in a huge cage that raised up and spun around while he played. I remember him chugging a bottle of Jack before the long drum solo.

My sister and her boyfriend offered me a drag off their cigarette that I declined, and that I know in hindsight was not tobacco.

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Saulbadguy
04-11-2012, 06:43 AM
Damn you are young.

Thanks, I think?

I did see the Temptations at the Topeka Performing Arts Center when I was 14. No original members, of course.

Braincase
04-11-2012, 06:49 AM
Kansas, at the opening of the Bicentennial Center in Salina, Kansas. Opening act was LeRoux. Summer of '78.

Deberg_1990
04-11-2012, 06:51 AM
Justin Bieber 2010

Dude walked out with his swagger in tow. Strobe lights, smoke, Eight back-up dancers, a full band, and ultra-high-energy songs, screaming fans, concert had everything. Quite a show for a 16 year old.

Perfect combination of music and *technology.

seclark
04-11-2012, 06:53 AM
1979
old checkerdome in st. louis
jethro tull

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Nixhex
04-11-2012, 06:59 AM
Bad Company at Municipal. Paul Rodgers was the singer not that other dude. Went with my mother and father and was 15 years old. We sat second row and it snowed pretty good that night. Awesome show. Paul can sing.

Cheater5
04-11-2012, 07:01 AM
AC/DC on 26 October 1983 at Kemper Arena (Flick of the Switch tour). I was 13 years old, and wore a home-made AC/DC t-shirt with the missile letters... Fastway opened for them if I remember correctly.

blaise
04-11-2012, 07:02 AM
Journey and Bryan Adams. Rochester, NY. I won tickets from some radio station before school.

Nzoner
04-11-2012, 07:03 AM
June 26th 1977 at the then Royals Stadium,Summerjam '77

Summer before starting the 8th grade,I was with a friend,my uncle and his gf.The ticket was a whopping $10.25 and my friend who went without one scalped one for $17

There were two stages,one on first base area and one on second base area and the band list in order was...

Little River Band
Climax Blues Band
Head East
Black Oak Arkansas
REO Speedwagon
Ted Nugent

Radar Chief
04-11-2012, 07:05 AM
’85, Motley Crue “Theatre of Pain” @ Kemper. We were on the third level, Vince Neil looked like he was 6” tall jumping around on the stage and thought it was the coolest thing ever when Tommy Lee’s drum set tilted up vertical.

Dayze
04-11-2012, 07:07 AM
Van Halen

Micjones
04-11-2012, 07:08 AM
1996: Kemper Arena
R. Kelly, LL Cool J, Solo and Xscape.

rockymtnchief
04-11-2012, 07:14 AM
Age 9 with family...C.W. McCall and Jerry Reed. We met them afterwards and they sign a few pictures for us.

Age 13 was my first without family. Cheap Trick and some no-name band. I mostly remember all the pot floating in the air.

Both were at the Billings Metra.

burt
04-11-2012, 07:16 AM
Justin Bieber 2010

Dude walked out with his swagger in tow. Strobe lights, smoke, Eight back-up dancers, a full band, and ultra-high-energy songs, screaming fans, concert had everything. Quite a show for a 16 year old.

Perfect combination of music and *technology.

I call bullshit

Frosty
04-11-2012, 07:17 AM
Rush (Permanent Waves tour) with .38 Special opening for them in the Portland Memorial Coliseum. I was a sophomore in high school so it was around 1980. It was the only concert I ever went to wasted, so I don't really remember much about it.

God of Thunder
04-11-2012, 07:18 AM
Aerosmith/KISS. 2003

AZORChiefFan
04-11-2012, 07:20 AM
Mine was Cyndi Lauper, I was 13 and it was 1984 at Kemper Arena. I was so excited to go to my first concert. I don't remember much about it, but we were all really excited to see the opening act. They were some kind of 3 man rock/rap group that ended up doing ok... The Beastie Boys!

I was at that show too. But the opening act was the Bangles. Before "Walk Like an Egyptian". B-Boys did a tour with Madonna back around that era, so maybe?

Ahh shit I was 13 at the time as well. It was me my pops and step sis. Great show lit up Kemper during Girls Just Wanna Have Fun and allowed people to dance at the back of the floor area.

PRIEST
04-11-2012, 07:20 AM
Quiet Riot & W.A.S.P 1984 Orlando fl

BoneKrusher
04-11-2012, 07:21 AM
AC/DC on 26 October 1983 at Kemper Arena (Flick of the Switch tour). I was 13 years old, and wore a home-made AC/DC t-shirt with the missile letters... Fastway opened for them if I remember correctly.
two great bands, Fastway was very underrated.

i saw AC/DC the first time in 1976 with UFO and this was before MTV and internet and did we get a shock when Angus kicked off the AC/DC set with a guitar solo and leaped off his Marshall stacks just as the lights came on, it was one helluva rockin show.

AZORChiefFan
04-11-2012, 07:21 AM
Age 9 with family...C.W. McCall and Jerry Reed. We met them afterwards and they sign a few pictures for us.

Age 13 was my first without family. Cheap Trick and some no-name band. I mostly remember all the pot floating in the air.

Both were at the Billings Metra.

I think I was at that show. Well Not the same show if it wasn't in KC. I mean the show when it was in KC. I was really young though around 5 years old. I think one of my cousins distracted a vendor and stole some CW Mcall shirts

raybec 4
04-11-2012, 07:30 AM
13 years old, Night Ranger and Dokken at Hammons Student Center in Springpatch

Sofa King
04-11-2012, 07:30 AM
15 years old, the Blute Note in Columbia MO.

Opening band was system of a down, 2nd was static X, then Hed PE, and the headliner was fear factory.

This of course was before system of a down or static X had released first albums etc. We actually went to see fear factory but static X and hed PE stole the show. System of a down actually got booed but we all enjoyed them. Stopped and talked with wayne static and koichi after the show, got autographs etc..

While we where messing around at the t shirt booths after the show we saw a 3 song demo TAPE they where giving away for free, snapped it up and where rockin Slipknot on the way home before anyone else in the area had even heard of them.

Man great times.

That would be ****ing awesome.






I was about 18 years old. Godsmack opened for Metallica in Fargo, North Dakota. I went up there with a buddy of mine whose girlfriend bought him the tickets.

It was awesome, Metallica was great. Godsmack did a damn good job too, but they did some weird shit with ****ing bongos and shit that left me scratching my head.

The bass solo from Robert Trujillo was ****ing mind blowing. He was absolutely awesome. And the drummer from Godsmack did an amazing job. He was awesome as well.

Simply Red
04-11-2012, 07:30 AM
Orbital 1995, late bloomer here.

blazzin311
04-11-2012, 07:30 AM
Late 90s.....can't remember how old I was since I can't recall the year for sure. Mom took me to see Stevie Nicks at Sandstone....damn good show as I remember it at the time. Though I probably only recognized maybe one or two of her songs. I was so young I just didn't know much about her. Looking back I realize how fortunate I was that my first concert was seeing somewhat of a "legend" live. Kinda a cool experience really.

Scaga
04-11-2012, 07:33 AM
1983(ish)
Headliner was RATT...
Opening act was a little known band out of New Jersey...Bon Jovi
I (kinda) remember Jon Bon walking out in a hat that said "YOUR GUIDE" on it similar to the David Lee Roth version of (I think it was) California girls.

RJ
04-11-2012, 07:36 AM
Jethro Tull, 1973, Baltimore Civic Center. I was in 8th grade, a friend's older brother took us. I wish I could sufficiently describe the way the show started. Suffice to say that the opening chords of Locomotive Breath are forever etched in my brain. And they're really, really loud.

Spokane Chief Fan
04-11-2012, 07:38 AM
1977 I believe at Royals stadium Eagles Hotel California tour. Joe Walsh was with them at the time and he had Life's Been Good To Me out also.

REDHOTGTO
04-11-2012, 07:55 AM
REO speedwagon, oct 1988 i think, memorial hall and we were front row center hangin off the stage, still have a pick somewheres ! really got me started on concerts after that, been to dozens since, goin to van halen and kiss later this year

tarheel23
04-11-2012, 07:57 AM
Rush Moving Pictures Tour 1982 I think

dilligaf
04-11-2012, 07:59 AM
REO Speedwagon in Boise ID. Sometime around 79 or 80. I was about 16. Opening act was Survivor.

seclark
04-11-2012, 07:59 AM
Jethro Tull, 1973, Baltimore Civic Center. I was in 8th grade, a friend's older brother took us. I wish I could sufficiently describe the way the show started. Suffice to say that the opening chords of Locomotive Breath are forever etched in my brain. And they're really, really loud.

tull ftmfw!
when we went, a buddy bought a j in the bathroom for $3. he lit it up after the concert started and started gagging and hacking. we made him put the nasty stinking thing out before we all chucked.
he snuffed it and tore it open...fuckin mashed up pine needlesROFL
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Dartgod
04-11-2012, 08:00 AM
Black Oak Arkansas and Blue Oyster Cult at Municipal Auditorium. 1976 or 1977 I believe.

One of the guys we met up with there snuck in a 3 foot bong.

Saccopoo
04-11-2012, 08:05 AM
This exact show:

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I was in 6th grade. Parents went with us. My mom absolutely loved it.

Extra Point
04-11-2012, 08:06 AM
My parents dragged us to a couple Kansas City Jazz Festivals, one in '68. Saw Wes Montgomery. Wish I had a time machine!

Rooster
04-11-2012, 08:07 AM
1989, Summer concert at Six Flags Over Texas. The Bengals.

I don't remember much about the show. I remember not knowing what an encore was and starting to leave the first time they left the stage.

Fish
04-11-2012, 08:09 AM
Mettalica. Kemper Arena. 1996. First non-country band concert I went to anyway. It was rather insane. I grew up a sheltered country boy, and had to listen to metal in secret so my parents wouldn't find out and throw my tapes away. That was also my first dabble with those rolled smokes that smelled funny. Eye opening evening to say the least...

cosmo20002
04-11-2012, 08:11 AM
Who? When? Where? How old were you and what do you remember about it?

1984, Omaha Civic Auditorium - Quiet Riot, opener was Whitesnake.

I remember the awesomeness of it.

burt
04-11-2012, 08:17 AM
REO speedwagon, oct 1988 i think, memorial hall and we were front row center hangin off the stage, still have a pick somewheres ! really got me started on concerts after that, been to dozens since, goin to van halen and kiss later this year

Van Halen was one of my favorite concerts due to the date I took!

ChiefsOne
04-11-2012, 08:21 AM
The Police and Joan Jett, Kemper Arena '81.

First concert was supposed to be Molly Hatchet/.38 Special, but my cousin decided to turn in front of a car on our way to the concert and run my head through a windshield, so had to miss that one.

FishingRod
04-11-2012, 08:21 AM
Rush Moving Pictures Tour 1982 I think

Me too. Very good show, Kemper arena
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1.2112 Part I: Overture Play Video
2.2112 Part II: The Temples of Syrinx Play Video
3.Freewill Play Video
4.Limelight Play Video
5.Cygnus X-1 Book II: Hemispheres Part I: Prelude Play Video
6.Beneath, Between & Behind Play Video
7.The Camera Eye Play Video
8.YYZ / Drum Solo Play Video
9.Broon's Bane Play Video
10.The Trees Play Video
11.Xanadu Play Video
12.The Spirit of Radio Play Video
13.Red Barchetta Play Video
14.Closer to the Heart Play Video
15.Tom Sawyer Play Video
16.Vital Signs Play Video
17.Natural Science Play Video
18.Working Man Play Video
19.Cygnus X-1 Book II: Hemispheres Part IV: Armageddon Play Video
20.By-Tor & The Snow Dog Play Video
21.In the End Play Video
22.In the Mood Play Video
23.2112 Part VII: Grand Finale Play Video
Encore:
24.La Villa Strangiato Play Video

Mojo Jojo
04-11-2012, 08:30 AM
1978....Arrowhead Stadium....Linda Ronstadt & The Eagles.

Bweb
04-11-2012, 08:30 AM
Age = 15, Yr = 1984, REO Speedwagon (Hi Infidelity tour) with Ted Nuggent @ Wichita KS Coliseum

Stryker
04-11-2012, 08:34 AM
December 9, 1977
Mid South Coliseum Memphis, TN

AC/DC (w/ Bon Scott) Let There Be Rock
w/ KISS (Alive II tour)

Tickets were $9.00!

Inspector
04-11-2012, 08:34 AM
The Browning Family. President hotel ball room. Can't remember the year for sure, probably 62 or 63 I'm thinking. Very talented, each member could play all the instruments. Was a pretty awesome show.

Also went and saw the Wiggles in 2009 or 2010 (I think). My grandaughter danced with the yellow shirt dude, Greg, on stage. That was fun.

DaFace
04-11-2012, 08:35 AM
Weezer - probably around 15 or so. Saw them at a little hole in the wall venue in Wichita just after their first album release. Suffice it to say, there's no way you'd be able to see them in a venue that small these days. It was a great time, though.

Gadzooks
04-11-2012, 08:36 AM
Mine was the Who in 1989 (25th Anniversary tour). I was 14 and I went with my Dad who was a Mod in England in the 60's.
Aside from the show, which was awesome, I was impressed with the number of attractive women flashing their boobies.
http://www.thewho.info/photogallery/photo1780/TWTFA-USA-Promo.jpg

Stryker
04-11-2012, 08:37 AM
Me too. Very good show, Kemper arena
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1.2112 Part I: Overture Play Video
2.2112 Part II: The Temples of Syrinx Play Video
3.Freewill Play Video
4.Limelight Play Video
5.Cygnus X-1 Book II: Hemispheres Part I: Prelude Play Video
6.Beneath, Between & Behind Play Video
7.The Camera Eye Play Video
8.YYZ / Drum Solo Play Video
9.Broon's Bane Play Video
10.The Trees Play Video
11.Xanadu Play Video
12.The Spirit of Radio Play Video
13.Red Barchetta Play Video
14.Closer to the Heart Play Video
15.Tom Sawyer Play Video
16.Vital Signs Play Video
17.Natural Science Play Video
18.Working Man Play Video
19.Cygnus X-1 Book II: Hemispheres Part IV: Armageddon Play Video
20.By-Tor & The Snow Dog Play Video
21.In the End Play Video
22.In the Mood Play Video
23.2112 Part VII: Grand Finale Play Video
Encore:
24.La Villa Strangiato Play Video

Saw them that year as well. It's funny because they could not play "Witch Hunt" because of the heavy orchestration yet, I saw them roughly 4 years ago and they played it then. Snakes and Arrows tour

burt
04-11-2012, 08:39 AM
Mine was the Who in 1989 (25th Anniversary tour). I was 14 and I went with my Dad who was a Mod in England in the 60's.
Aside from the show, which was awesome, I was impressed with the number of attractive women flashing their boobies.
http://www.thewho.info/photogallery/photo1780/TWTFA-USA-Promo.jpg

sorry I missed that!

Frosty
04-11-2012, 08:48 AM
1983(ish)
Headliner was RATT...
Opening act was a little known band out of New Jersey...Bon Jovi
I (kinda) remember Jon Bon walking out in a hat that said "YOUR GUIDE" on it similar to the David Lee Roth version of (I think it was) California girls.

Saw the same lineup in a small venue in Portland (you could stand in the back and spit and probably hit the band). Both bands only had one album out at the time so played the entire album along with some covers and repeated a song or two.

Frazod
04-11-2012, 08:50 AM
Joe Walsh opening for Foreigner, 1985.

stonedstooge
04-11-2012, 08:55 AM
NWMSU had back to back concerts I believe in the Spring of 1973 or 1974. Got to see Lobo the first night and Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show the second night. I was 14 or 15 at the time.

Easy 6
04-11-2012, 09:03 AM
The Beach Boys, illinois state fair, probably 1981 or 2.

Cant say that i really gave a hoot at the time, but atleast Ma tried.

mr. tegu
04-11-2012, 09:07 AM
Metallica at Kemper Arena in KCMO. I was 18 or 19 and I guess it was the St. Anger tour in 2003 or 04. Luckily they didn't play much from that album.

I also saw Coheed in Cambria around the same time but I think Metallica was first.

Whoarethechefs
04-11-2012, 09:09 AM
Chuck Berry =) 78 New Mexico state fair, I was twelve at the time.

lcarus
04-11-2012, 09:33 AM
Mine was probably around 1999. KISS & Ted Nugent at Sandstone. I was friends with a girl in my townhouse complex, and her mom had an extra ticket so I went. I remember not really knowing anything about Ted Nugent, but he was by far the best part of the concert. He played like a 30 minute solo while performing Stranglehold, and afterwards he shot a fire arrow through his guitar or something.

vailpass
04-11-2012, 09:34 AM
AC/DC Back in Black-5 Seasons Center-Cedar Rapids, IA

boogblaster
04-11-2012, 09:35 AM
ZZ TOP .. Wichita .. early 70s was before they grew their hair ..

The Pest
04-11-2012, 09:37 AM
Metallica in Minnesota. I was 16 and I got to go to a college party afterwards. It was fucking awesome.

KurtCobain
04-11-2012, 09:40 AM
Eminem at Sandstone.

Dr. Johnny Fever
04-11-2012, 09:50 AM
Jim Ed Brown & Helen Cornelius outside at Hiawatha High School in Hiawatha, KS in about 1975.

qabbaan
04-11-2012, 09:51 AM
Tom Petty @ Sandstone... Mid 90s?

Rain Man
04-11-2012, 10:09 AM
ZZ TOP .. Wichita .. early 70s was before they grew their hair ..

If they don't have beards, they aren't ZZ TOP.

RockChalk
04-11-2012, 10:12 AM
Billy Joel @ Kemper Arena. April 1994. I was 11 years old.

Best concert ever seen? Any number of Foo Fighters shows that I've attended. They bring it every time.

KC_Lee
04-11-2012, 10:13 AM
Summer Jam '81 at Arrowhead. 12 years old at the time.

seclark
04-11-2012, 10:19 AM
Jim Ed Brown & Helen Cornelius outside at Hiawatha High School in Hiawatha, KS in about 1975.

went to school and was pretty good friends w/her son in hannibal.
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Dr. Johnny Fever
04-11-2012, 10:22 AM
went to school and was pretty good friends w/her son in hannibal.
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Ah yes... Hannibal Mo. Hometown of Mark Twain and Helen Cornelius heh. Hannibal is 15 miles away from me.

threebag02
04-11-2012, 10:22 AM
Wichita Kansas
Kansas Colesium
1977-1978 or so (I was like 7 or so)
KISS
I remember sitting on the floor in front of the stage. Close enough you could really see Gene Simmons tongue, blood and fire balls.

Been to a ton of concerts

Even seen Roy Orbison at the Augusta High School in Augusta Kansas 1984ish.

lcarus
04-11-2012, 10:28 AM
My second concert was just a couple years ago. Iron Maiden and Dream Theater in Dallas. Twas awesome.

I wish Pink Floyd would get back together for one more US tour. That's one band I've always wanted to see in concert really bad.

SuperChief
04-11-2012, 10:32 AM
I believe it was September 2000 - one of Johnny Dare's birthday bashes at Sandstone. POD, Nickleback, Mudvayne, and 3 Doors Down. Weird conglomeration of music, there. I just turned 12. Was there with my mom, dad, and best friend.

After the concert, said friend and I started a band. We didn't know how to play any instrument, but that didn't stop us lolz

seclark
04-11-2012, 10:32 AM
Ah yes... Hannibal Mo. Hometown of Mark Twain and Helen Cornelius heh. Hannibal is 15 miles away from me.

i'm aware of that...play some fucking johnny winter.
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Rain Man
04-11-2012, 10:32 AM
First one I attended that wasn't under my control:

My parents used to drag me to "dusk to dawn" gospel concerts. Brutal. It wasn't so much the music, but it was outside and you would sit on bleachers at some rodeo stadium or something, and they went...wait for it...from dusk to dawn. So as a little kid I'd be up all night because you couldn't sleep and you were cold and bored and it may not be a coincidence that I'm not a churchgoer now.

The first one I attended involving celebrities that wasn't under my control.

My parents took us to a George Jones/Barbara Mandrell concert when I was about 12. Not really my kind of music, but Barbara played the saxophone.

The first one I attended involving celebrities that was kind of under my control.

REM in St. Louis upon request of a date. I like their music now but wasn't familiar with it then and was pretty meh about the whole experience. Also, I think some people had marijuana.

The first one I attended that I was excited about.

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band reunion tour back in about 2000 or so. Wow. Awesome concert. I've seen his concerts on every tour since then, and am heading out of town this month just to go see his latest since he's not coming to Denver. Everyone should see a Springsteen concert at some point in their lives.

mikeyis4dcats.
04-11-2012, 10:35 AM
My second concert was just a couple years ago. Iron Maiden and Dream Theater in Dallas. Twas awesome.

I wish Pink Floyd would get back together for one more US tour. That's one band I've always wanted to see in concert really bad.

agreed. I've seen Aussie Pink Floyd 4 times, and my brother (who had seen PF at Arrowhead) said that in reality, APF probably plays the music better than the real thing.

My first concert was Def Leppard at Bramlage then it was years before I saw my next one - Aerosmith opening their world tour at the Kansas Expocentre in 1994.

InChiefsHell
04-11-2012, 10:36 AM
Ozzy Osbourne, Ultimate Sin tour, Blue Oyster Cult opened up. Omaha Civic Auditorium, summer of 1986 I think. Kick ass show.

mikeyis4dcats.
04-11-2012, 10:36 AM
I did see Roger Waters last year at Sprint Center. May have been the most artistic and technologically involved show I've ever seen. It was amazing.

shitgoose
04-11-2012, 10:37 AM
Wichita Kansas
Kansas Colesium
1977-1978 or so (I was like 7 or so)
KISS
I remember sitting on the floor in front of the stage. Close enough you could really see Gene Simmons tongue, blood and fire balls.

Been to a ton of concerts

Even seen Roy Orbison at the Augusta High School in Augusta Kansas 1984ish.

I'd be interested in the details of how this came about. I went to Augusta High School in Augusta, KS.

L.A. Chieffan
04-11-2012, 10:37 AM
Nelson and Milli Vinilli

AFTER THE RAAAAIN!

Scaga
04-11-2012, 10:49 AM
Wichita Kansas
Kansas Colesium
1977-1978 or so (I was like 7 or so)
KISS
I remember sitting on the floor in front of the stage. Close enough you could really see Gene Simmons tongue, blood and fire balls.

Been to a ton of concerts

Even seen Roy Orbison at the Augusta High School in Augusta Kansas 1984ish.

Born and raised in Augusta (still live there now). I "vaguely" remember that as it was my junior year in high school.

shitgoose
04-11-2012, 10:49 AM
August 24, 1997 (Age 13) Classic Rock Reunion concert at Sandstone

Starship, Head East, Doobie Brothers, Boston

I remember Boston being really good but don't really remember anything else.

Best concert I have seen would be Roger Waters a couple years ago in Omaha.

Second best was probably Radio Head down in Dallas a couple years ago or Neil Young at the Starlight Theater back in 2002. Smoked some opium with these guys from Joplin before the Neil Young concert started. Good times

Frazod
04-11-2012, 10:50 AM
I actually lied - my first concert wasn't Foreigner - it was Ronny Milsap, Tammy Wynette and The Statler Brothers, when I was 10 years old, at the Jeff City High School Field House. Won tickets off the radio. Yeehaw.

threebag02
04-11-2012, 10:54 AM
Born and raised in Augusta (still live there now). I "vaguely" remember that as it was my junior year in high school.

I was just going into my freshman year. I think can't remember graduated in 89

siberian khatru
04-11-2012, 11:01 AM
Neil Diamond
May 3, 1977
Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro N.C.

I was 11. Laugh, but it was a good show.

My SECOND concert was more impressive:

Peter Frampton -- with opening acts .38 Special and J. Geils Band (Geils blew the roof off that night and earned a second encore from the crowd)
Aug. 29, 1977
Greensboro Coliseum

Dr. Johnny Fever
04-11-2012, 11:08 AM
i'm aware of that...play some ****ing johnny winter.
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I don't program that station heh. I'll let Steve know.

Radar Chief
04-11-2012, 12:16 PM
I actually lied - my first concert wasn't Foreigner - it was Ronny Milsap, Tammy Wynette and The Statler Brothers, when I was 10 years old, at the Jeff City High School Field House. Won tickets off the radio. Yeehaw.

That’s alright, I remembered that my actual first concert was in ’79, I think maybe '78, when my parents took me and sis to see the Oakridge Boys. Only thing I remember from it is that uhm-papa-mou-mou song.

The Poz
04-11-2012, 12:32 PM
KISS - Creatures Of The Night Tour
14 January 1983
Maple Leaf Gardens

Opened my stocking on Christmas of 1982 which revealed tickets for that show just a few weeks away. Shit in pants! I was 11.

Set List:
Creatures Of The Night
Detroit Rock City
Calling Dr. Love
Cold Gin
Paul Stanley Solo
I Want You
Vinnie vincent Solo
I Love It Loud
Firehouse
Eric Carr Solo
War Machine
Love Gun
Gene Simmons Solo
God Of Thunder
I Still Love You
Strutter
Black Diamond
Shout It Out Loud
Rock And Roll All Night

BigMeatballDave
04-11-2012, 12:35 PM
David Lee Roth/Poison when I was 17.

RockChalk
04-11-2012, 12:38 PM
I actually lied - my first concert wasn't Foreigner - it was Ronny Milsap, Tammy Wynette and The Statler Brothers, when I was 10 years old, at the Jeff City High School Field House. Won tickets off the radio. Yeehaw.

Smokey Mountain Rainnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn!!!! :D

dilligaf
04-11-2012, 12:43 PM
REO Speedwagon seems to be a lot of people's firsts.

luv
04-11-2012, 12:50 PM
I was 22. DC Talk's Free at Last Tour. Garden of Eden and the Newsboys opened for them.

scho63
04-11-2012, 12:50 PM
YES, at the Garden State Arts Center with my younger brother in '84. Had my cool brand new White Eldorado and plenty of hippie type chicks hanging out with us and drinking beers before the concert. Good show and many more came after that

scho63
04-11-2012, 12:52 PM
KISS - Creatures Of The Night Tour
14 January 1983
Maple Leaf Gardens

Opened my stocking on Christmas of 1982 which revealed tickets for that show just a few weeks away. Shit in pants! I was 11.

Set List:
Creatures Of The Night
Detroit Rock City
Calling Dr. Love
Cold Gin
Paul Stanley Solo
I Want You
Vinnie vincent Solo
I Love It Loud
Firehouse
Eric Carr Solo
War Machine
Love Gun
Gene Simmons Solo
God Of Thunder
I Still Love You
Strutter
Black Diamond
Shout It Out Loud
Rock And Roll All Night

:thumb:

How are things up in TO? I lived there for a brief time in late 06-early 07 at the Suites at One King West. Really love the city

HemiEd
04-11-2012, 12:55 PM
Iron Butterfly and Strawberry Alarm Clock, outdoor concert at Myrtle Beach, SC 1970.

The Poz
04-11-2012, 12:59 PM
:thumb:

How are things up in TO? I lived there for a brief time in late 06-early 07 at the Suites at One King West. Really love the city

It misses you.
T.O. is great. Lots to do, tons of concerts to see, so little time. I used to pass by One King West twice a day for years. Looks like a swanky joint. Give me a heads up if you ever come back up this way for a visit. Beers on me. :toast:

rico
04-11-2012, 01:04 PM
Ugh.... Toby Keith at Ft. Madison Rodeo....... :facepalm:

ping2000
04-11-2012, 01:55 PM
Van Halen 1979 Kemper Arena. I was 13.

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rocknrolla
04-11-2012, 02:02 PM
Wichita Kansas
Kansas Colesium
1977-1978 or so (I was like 7 or so)
KISS
I remember sitting on the floor in front of the stage. Close enough you could really see Gene Simmons tongue, blood and fire balls.

Been to a ton of concerts

Even seen Roy Orbison at the Augusta High School in Augusta Kansas 1984ish.

That Kiss show was my first concert also. I think I was in third grade. My mom took me and two of my friends for my birthday.

Earthling
04-11-2012, 02:08 PM
Dave Clark Five at the Forum I think in Wichita. Prolly around 64. Thats more digits than I have to count with.

scho63
04-11-2012, 02:10 PM
David Lee Roth/Poison when I was 17.

If this was in their prime 20 years ago and not a reunion tour in the last few years, there HAD to be an incredible amount of smoking hot women there.....Poison, Ratt, Motley Crew, and a few other of the big hair bands drew the hottest pussy I've ever seen

:D

Dallas Chief
04-11-2012, 02:15 PM
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band
Born in the USA Tour at Kemper Arena November 1984, I was 12.
first time i ever smelled the burnt sausage aroma of weed being lit up
ahhh the memories...

MTG#10
04-11-2012, 02:15 PM
The Mighty Mighty Bosstones at the Regency in Springfield '93 or '94, I was 14 or 15 cant remember. It was an 18 and up show but my brother was a bouncer and got me in early while everyone else was outside waiting in line...it made me feel cool. I was totally into it, jumped off the stage, crowd surfed and everything. It was by far the best time Ive ever had at a concert. The best pure performance Ive seen though was Marilyn Manson at the Shrine a few years later. It was the Antichrist Superstar tour...****ing amazing.

MTG#10
04-11-2012, 02:19 PM
15 years old, the Blute Note in Columbia MO.

Opening band was system of a down, 2nd was static X, then Hed PE, and the headliner was fear factory.

This of course was before system of a down or static X had released first albums etc. We actually went to see fear factory but static X and hed PE stole the show. System of a down actually got booed but we all enjoyed them. Stopped and talked with wayne static and koichi after the show, got autographs etc..



I love all those bands, that would have been a blast. They would all open for SOAD now though.

rico
04-11-2012, 02:32 PM
The Mighty Mighty Bosstones at the Regency in Springfield '93 or '94, I was 14 or 15 cant remember. It was an 18 and up show but my brother was a bouncer and got me in early while everyone else was outside waiting in line...it made me feel cool. I was totally into it, jumped off the stage, crowd surfed and everything. It was by far the best time Ive ever had at a concert. The best pure performance Ive seen though was Marilyn Manson at the Shrine a few years later. It was the Antichrist Superstar tour...****ing amazing.

That had to have been tight as hell. Hear he puts on a helluva show.

HemiEd
04-11-2012, 02:40 PM
Dave Clark Five at the Forum I think in Wichita. Prolly around 64. Thats more digits than I have to count with.

You make me feel so young!:D

Bearcat
04-11-2012, 02:42 PM
Lollapalooza in 1996...

Main Stage: Metallica, Soundgarden, Ramones, Rancid, Shaolin monks, Screaming Trees, Psychotica

Main Stage on Selected Dates: Rage Against the Machine, Cocteau Twins, Waylon Jennings, Cheap Trick, Violent Femmes, The Tea Party, Wu-Tang Clan, Steve Earle, Devo, 311

Side Stage: Beth Hart Band, Girls Against Boys, Ben Folds Five, Ruby, Cornershop, You Am I, Soul Coughing, Sponge, Melvins, Satchel, Jonny Polonsky, Fireside, Ass Dildo

Indie Stage: Chune, Moonshake, Lutefisk, Capsize 7, The Cows, Long Fin Killie, Thirty Ought Six, Varnaline, Crumb, Korn, Flesh Fetish, Pitbull Daycare, The Sneaches

Earthling
04-11-2012, 02:44 PM
You make me feel so young!:D

No easy task that. ;)

Frazod
04-11-2012, 02:45 PM
You make me feel so young!:D

So does the combustion engine. :D

Stewie
04-11-2012, 02:55 PM
Paul Revere and the Raiders at Starlight Theater. I was very young and not sure of the year. I remember the keyboard with the front end of a Mustang, I think. I also remember girls trying to get on the stage to mug Mark Lindsay, a couple got to him.

oldman
04-11-2012, 03:25 PM
Believe it or not, the Beatles, Sept. 1964 at old Muni Stadium. They only played about 30 min. and I couldn't hear much even though I was sitting about SS position on the infield. The Beatles were set up in short CF. I was pretty PO'd at the time, but now it makes a great story.

Demonpenz
04-11-2012, 03:32 PM
W.A.S.P. Back from the hive tour 89

007
04-11-2012, 03:36 PM
Chicago
October 1984
Chicago 17 tour
I go to see them about once every 3-4 years as well.

underEJ
04-11-2012, 03:57 PM
Lollapalooza in 1996...



Indie Stage: The Cows,

Cows are just about my favorite live band of all time.



First concert: The Clash, San Antonio, some theater near the riverwalk, 1982 (11 years old)

Saw them again at Starlight in 1984.

rico
04-11-2012, 04:04 PM
Lollapalooza in 1996...

Main Stage: Metallica, Soundgarden, Ramones, Rancid, Shaolin monks, Screaming Trees, Psychotica

Main Stage on Selected Dates: Rage Against the Machine, Cocteau Twins, Waylon Jennings, Cheap Trick, Violent Femmes, The Tea Party, Wu-Tang Clan, Steve Earle, Devo, 311

Side Stage: Beth Hart Band, Girls Against Boys, Ben Folds Five, Ruby, Cornershop, You Am I, Soul Coughing, Sponge, Melvins, Satchel, Jonny Polonsky, Fireside, Ass Dildo

Indie Stage: Chune, Moonshake, Lutefisk, Capsize 7, The Cows, Long Fin Killie, Thirty Ought Six, Varnaline, Crumb, Korn, Flesh Fetish, Pitbull Daycare, The Sneaches

NICE!!!! Awesome lineup!

I would LOVE to see a Screaming Trees concert... very, very unlikely that that will ever happen though.

sparkky
04-11-2012, 04:17 PM
Chicago and Beach boys IIRC, it was outside and would have been '73 or '74. I was about 14 or 15. I liked the Beach boys more than I thought I would.

Also saw CSNY about the same time. I really can't recall which was first.

whoman69
04-11-2012, 04:36 PM
Don't think the concerts at the Jones County Fair that my parents took me to count. My first concert I went to was Stevie Nicks, probably around 1983. I remember singing along with every song, and she flubbed the first part of Leather and Lace. It got a horrible review in the school newspaper because the writer didn't like Stevie. She had another concert the next year for an album 'Rock a Little' which I didn't like, but that got a good review.

RJ
04-11-2012, 04:38 PM
Iron Butterfly and Strawberry Alarm Clock, outdoor concert at Myrtle Beach, SC 1970.


Holy shit dude, I'm sure there wasn't anybody eating acid at that show.

I'm feeling a little high just thinking about it.

RJ
04-11-2012, 04:39 PM
So does the combustion engine. :D


I confess to laughter.

Simplicity
04-11-2012, 04:43 PM
My dad was in a band so..... When I was like 3?

Molitoth
04-11-2012, 04:58 PM
Peter Frampton and Jackson Brown @ Starlight Theater.

Maybe back in '98 or so????

My big brother took me because he had some extra tix.

ozarkchief
04-11-2012, 05:11 PM
April 3, 1979: The Atlanta Rhythm Section @ Barnhill Arena, Fayetteville, Arkansas.

They were a pretty good band back in the day.

stevenidol
04-11-2012, 05:35 PM
May 1997: Bush and Veruca Salt at Sandstone.

LiveSteam
04-11-2012, 05:44 PM
Aksarben racetrack. Box car Willy, Barbra Manderll & Sha Na Na. Way before puberty.

Terribilis
04-11-2012, 05:46 PM
Fugazi and 7 Seconds at the Outhouse when I was about fifteen.

LiveSteam
04-11-2012, 05:54 PM
Joe Walsh opening for Foreigner, 1985.

Bugs & I seen this line up in Omaha.

The Poz
04-11-2012, 06:05 PM
NICE!!!! Awesome lineup!

I would LOVE to see a Screaming Trees concert... very, very unlikely that that will ever happen though.

Saw The Screaming Trees and Gruntruck open for Alice in Chains back in '92.

MOhillbilly
04-11-2012, 06:10 PM
Monsters of rock in 88 @ arrowhead. Got to see metalica before justice was released.

KC Jones
04-11-2012, 06:22 PM
I was at that show too. But the opening act was the Bangles. Before "Walk Like an Egyptian". B-Boys did a tour with Madonna back around that era, so maybe?

Ahh shit I was 13 at the time as well. It was me my pops and step sis. Great show lit up Kemper during Girls Just Wanna Have Fun and allowed people to dance at the back of the floor area.

Dude - you are so right. I got the two confused. Well, that takes away much of the coolness factor, but it was a fun show and there were a lot of girls there.

kcxiv
04-11-2012, 06:25 PM
Beastie Boys in 1995. My Senior Class trip was too Disneyland. I blew it off and went to see the Beastie Boys in Sacramento. It was actuallY Beastie Boys and Bad Brains.

chefsos
04-11-2012, 06:40 PM
Heh. When I was a kid my parents took us all to a little outdoor place called Sunset Park in PA, in order to wait (and wait) for George Jones. Still waiting, I guess...

First show I actually bought tickets to see: Heart, in Baltimore, 1986.

MOhillbilly
04-11-2012, 06:42 PM
The Mighty Mighty Bosstones at the Regency in Springfield '93 or '94, I was 14 or 15 cant remember. It was an 18 and up show but my brother was a bouncer and got me in early while everyone else was outside waiting in line...it made me feel cool. I was totally into it, jumped off the stage, crowd surfed and everything. It was by far the best time Ive ever had at a concert. The best pure performance Ive seen though was Marilyn Manson at the Shrine a few years later. It was the Antichrist Superstar tour...****ing amazing.
As ive said before i blew my ear drum out at this show. One of the first shows i seen at he regency was Doro. Seen a lot of butt rock shit early on, naked zoo, shit like that. Bestshow was social d and the rev. Split a half gallon of ten high in the parkin lot. This was the la prison bound records tour. Ruined a new pair of bump toe greasy 3 eyes. Fond fuckin memories.

KCinNY
04-11-2012, 08:15 PM
U2 at the old Meadowlands Arena. March of 1985. I was 14 years old.

It was during "The Unforgettable Fire" tour, right before they made the jump to superband status.

Great, great show. Sounded great and set an absurdly high standard for all of my subsequent concerts.

Bane
04-11-2012, 08:33 PM
Skid Row,Extreme,and Bullet Boys.SIU arena in Carbondale Illinois in 91.I was 17 and I remember it being pretty kick ass at the time. Lots of young half naked college chicks.Good times.

Lonewolf Ed
04-11-2012, 08:38 PM
I started out slow and easy for my first concert. It was Ozzy and Motley Crue opened for him! I was 15 at the time and it blew me away.

Omaha
04-11-2012, 08:41 PM
My first was Steve Miller Band. That seems odd to me.

Bugeater
04-11-2012, 08:44 PM
I started out slow and easy for my first concert. It was Ozzy and Motley Crue opened for him! I was 15 at the time and it blew me away.
I saw Ozzy with Crue here in Omaha and Crue blew Ozzy away. He was downright horrible.

Anyway, my first concert was Styx in 83 or 84, can't even remember what year for sure. It was the tour for their horrific Kilroy Was Here album but it was still a pretty good show.

Frosty
04-11-2012, 09:09 PM
I started out slow and easy for my first concert. It was Ozzy and Motley Crue opened for him! I was 15 at the time and it blew me away.

Bark At the Moon tour? I saw that lineup too in Portland around '82-'83.

In58men
04-11-2012, 09:16 PM
In 2000.


Korn headlined, along with Adema and PM5K.

Psyko Tek
04-11-2012, 10:31 PM
my shame
rick springfield and cory hartr ( sunglasses at night)

but I did get laid afterwards

cdcox
04-11-2012, 11:12 PM
My first concert was supposed to be Yes at Kemper in 1979. Guess the rest of the story...

As best as I can reconstruct, my first concert was: Grand Slam Super Jam with Journey, Sammy Hagar, Shooting Star, April Wine, Judas Priest - Busch Stadium (St. Louis, MO) - June 29, 1980

Later that year I saw Shooting Star in Columbia MO; tickets were $2 if I recall correctly. Significant date: December 8.

I know I saw REO in concert (I want to say twice), but can't come up with the venue(s). Eagles and America at Kemper and some others than I am forgetting.


Bands I regret never having seen live: Pink Floyd, Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin.

Graystoke
04-12-2012, 06:58 AM
I think it was The Marshal Tucker Band

KurtCobain
04-12-2012, 08:25 AM
I was eleven, I think. I was a loser at school and I did the dorky die your hair blonde and wear white t-shirts thing when Eminem came out. He said something in a song about how he just found out his mom did more dope than he did, and I was like, wow, me too!

Eminem was coming to riverport in St Louis, and combining ticket cost with gas money and food expense, I needed about 150 dollars. I cleaned up my grandma's farmland for a month, working my ass off everyday. But I got to fucking go, my brother took me even though he thought rap was stupid.

It was great. I wasn't even close to being the only blonde kid, and eminem pointed in my direction during a song. I was truly in little white boy heaven in 2000.

Dartgod
04-12-2012, 08:38 AM
My first concert was supposed to be Yes at Kemper in 1979. Guess the rest of the story...

I don't have to guess.

On June 4, 1979, at 6:45 p.m., a major storm with 70 mph (110 km/h) winds and heavy rains caused a portion of Kemper Arena's roof to collapse.

Chief Pote
04-12-2012, 09:44 AM
First concert was Rod Stewart and the opening act was Blue Oyster Cult back in 1975. Seriously crazy stuff.

Chief Pote
04-12-2012, 09:46 AM
Bands I regret never having seen live: Pink Floyd, Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin.

Me too brother. :banghead:

siberian khatru
04-12-2012, 07:59 PM
Luckily I had done the Neil Diamond thing a few years before.....


But I am pretty sure I was at the same concert in Greensboro....I actually enjoyed the Geils Band better than Frampton and .38 Special, but the gal I was dating at the time couldn't quit swooning over Frampton and his long curly hair.

That's freaky.

BTW, Frampton gets a pass because he was really sick that night -- still went out and gave his best.

Geils was fantastic. This was before they become "poppish" with their early 80s MTV stuff. They were a meat-and-potatoes hard-rocking band.

lcarus
04-12-2012, 08:05 PM
That's freaky.

BTW, Frampton gets a pass because he was really sick that night -- still went out and gave his best.

Geils was fantastic. This was before they become "poppish" with their early 80s MTV stuff. They were a meat-and-potatoes hard-rocking band.

I really hate the song "Freeze Frame" with every ounce of my soul. I guess that's the 80s MTV stuff you are referring to.

CosmicPal
04-12-2012, 08:49 PM
Summer Jam (REO Speedwagon, Santana, The Little River Band, The Pat Travers Band) - Royals Stadium - September 1, 1979

Blue Oyster Cult with Foghat & Whitford/St.Holmes -
Kemper Arena - October 31, 1981 (2nd row, center. I remember the Godzilla creature behind the drummer and how one of my friends caught a drumstick.)

Rolling Stones with George Thorogood & The Destroyers - Kemper Arena
December 14, 1981 (3rd row. Snuck my camera in and still have a framed photo of Ron Wood I had taken at the concert. That photo won 1st prize for Color Photography at the time.)

I remember those being my first three concerts. As of this date, I've probably seen well over 500 shows in my lifetime. I've lost count. Still have ticket stubs to some of the biggest shows: Kiss, Rush, Van Halen, Grateful Dead, Bruce Springsteen, U2, R.E.M. Red Hot Chili Peppers, Tom Petty, and one of the best shows ever- Pink Floyd at Arrowhead Stadium.

Took a girlfriend to the Jacksons Tour at Arrowhead to appease her.

Some of the most memorable shows have been at the venerable Red Rocks Amphitheater. If you love a live show, you must put it on your bucket list to see one of your favorite artists at Red Rocks. It is unlike anything you've ever experienced. Super sweet place to watch live music.

siberian khatru
04-12-2012, 09:16 PM
I really hate the song "Freeze Frame" with every ounce of my soul. I guess that's the 80s MTV stuff you are referring to.

Exactly.

Here's Geils from '77:

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plbrdude
04-12-2012, 09:16 PM
can't hardly remember where i worked yesterday; but i remember seeing kiss and head east at kemper in '76 when i was 14.

Chief_in_Commander
04-12-2012, 09:26 PM
Blink-182/Weezer my first and only concert. Was like 3 or 4 years ago. It was at Sandstone and it didn't do much for me. I had always wanted to go see Blink but after going i'm glad I hadn't wasted the money before because it was lame. Never been to another concert.

Dartgod
04-12-2012, 09:44 PM
Summer Jam (REO Speedwagon, Santana, The Little River Band, The Pat Travers Band) - Royals Stadium - September 1, 1979

I was at that one. REO was playing Riding the Storm Out in a driving storm.

CosmicPal
04-12-2012, 09:52 PM
I was at that one. REO was playing Riding the Storm Out in a driving storm.

Oh man, I remember that now!

What I remember most about that show was Santana. I thought they stole the show. They were perfect for an outdoor summer show.

I also remember the drunk guy and his girlfriend standing next to us. He kept looking up at the seats and it hit me he was thinking of how he had to walk all the way up there to take a leak. Instead, he whipped it out and started urinating next to me. His girlfriend stood in front of him trying to shield him begging him to stop while my friends and I laughed our asses off.