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300%_Density
04-21-2009, 05:28 PM
Yea so I'm definitley putting myself out here but was wondering what other's first concert experience was. I'm not talking like local stuff but actualy national acts. Hopefully others will be honest. Ok... my first show was when I was 17 and it was in my own hometown of little Joplin, MO seeing Papa Roach & (Hed) PE. It was 2000, the pinnacle of Nu-Metal. I'll catch crap for that but hopefully others will be honest as well. You can tell I'm not lying about mine. :D

SomewhereInTime72
04-21-2009, 05:43 PM
Korn.

:( :dorky: I was 12!

Indestructible
04-21-2009, 05:46 PM
rush i was 11

and ive been to 20 concerts since then

ChildrenofSodom
04-21-2009, 06:16 PM
15 years young. May 2006, Nevermore, Everygrey, Throwdown, In Flames.

Second show? June 6, 2006 (6/6/06) - Metal Crusaders Tour w/ Vader, Kataklysm, Destruction, and Graveworm

:rocker: :rocker: :rocker:

DethMaiden
04-21-2009, 06:17 PM
Good Charlotte with Something Corporate and Mest

Later I went sk8ing.

powerslave_85
04-21-2009, 06:20 PM
Blink 182

b_halperin
04-21-2009, 06:26 PM
last summer. I had just turned 13. I went to Mayhem Festival! ever since that day, metal music has been my life.

mankvill
04-21-2009, 06:42 PM
Blink 182

Me too. Saw them in 2001 (I think?) with New Found Glory and Alkaline Trio. They came out with the word FUCK on fire behind them.

My first metal show was Celtic Frost with Goatwhore. Which ain't such a bad first concert.

Wizzbang11
04-21-2009, 07:02 PM
The Bridge School Benefit Concert, probably 10 years ago.
I remember Green Day playing there.

ImmortalEmperor
04-21-2009, 07:24 PM
Rush/Golden Earring (remember them?) in 1983 on the Signals tour

Maiden33
04-21-2009, 08:18 PM
Def Leppard.

I was 12.

SirLardsAlot
04-21-2009, 09:40 PM
Golden Earring /jealous



Iced Earth was my first. A then-unheard of Trivium opened for them.

overkiller
04-21-2009, 11:04 PM
/jealous



Iced Earth was my first. A then-unheard of Trivium opened for them.

Hahah I remember that show! Matt Heafy was trying to start a fight with the audience because even then people hated them.


And my first show was the Red Hot Chili Peppers, sometime after they put out By the Way. Either 2002 or 2003.

TonyD
04-21-2009, 11:11 PM
Sabbath and Priest at Ozzfest '04, followed by Heart 250 miles away the next day.

Fe Maiden
04-22-2009, 06:25 AM
Led Zeppelin in high school---yeah I'm old:allan:

June of 1977 @ the Forum in Los Angeles (God I've got so many memories of awesome concerts in that building!!!) I was 13!

GWAR654
04-22-2009, 07:01 AM
my first show was for my fav band. it was korns Pop Sux tour in which they played with Marz and Trust Company back in 2002 when i was 15 years old.

mankvill
04-22-2009, 07:16 AM
Led Zeppelin in high school---yeah I'm old:allan:

DAMN GRANDPA!

ravenheart
04-22-2009, 07:21 AM
Deep Purple, Southend Cliffs Pavilion Theatre. I was 19.

I've been to roughly 150-160 gigs and a handful of festivals since. I'm 27 in a few weeks.

Maiden33
04-22-2009, 07:22 AM
Deep Purple, Southend Cliffs Pavilion Theatre. I was 19.

I've been to roughly 150 gigs and a handful of festivals since. I'm 27 in a few weeks.

How many of those did you get into for free? Haha.

ravenheart
04-22-2009, 07:24 AM
How many of those did you get into for free? Haha.

Probably a little less than half ;)

I just got Sweden Rock Festival 2009 confirmed today. Heaven & Hell, Jon Oliva's Pain, Impellitteri, Demon, Grand Magus, Witchcraft, ZZ Top, Deathstars, Blaze Bayley, Rage, Candlemass, Outlaws, Hammerfall, Voivod, Forbidden, Eric Sardinas, Tim "Ripper" Owens, Dream Theater, Blackfoot and a few others.

Can't wait!

mankvill
04-22-2009, 07:30 AM
Probably a little less than half ;)

I just got Sweden Rock Festival 2009 confirmed today. Heaven & Hell, Jon Oliva's Pain, Impellitteri, Demon, Grand Magus, Witchcraft, ZZ Top, Deathstars, Blaze Bayley, Rage, Candlemass, Outlaws, Hammerfall, Voivod, Forbidden, Eric Sardinas, Tim "Ripper" Owens, Dream Theater, Blackfoot and a few others.

Can't wait!

get me a job plz :blaze:

Fe Maiden
04-22-2009, 07:49 AM
GRANDPA!Not yet:D

GWAR654
04-22-2009, 07:50 AM
Not yet:D

soon?

SirLardsAlot
04-22-2009, 08:32 AM
Hahah I remember that show! Matt Heafy was trying to start a fight with the audience because even then people hated them.

Haha yeah I remember someone threw a water bottle at him.

HandOfDoom
04-22-2009, 09:20 AM
My first show was when I was 15(now 17) and was a Zeppelin tribute band called Led Zeppelica. Was pretty rad..

Fe Maiden
04-22-2009, 09:29 AM
soon?Hope not! My oldest child is 12:lol:

ADD
04-22-2009, 09:34 AM
Saw Hansen (MM-BOP BIATCH) when i was like 8 or something, but the real deal was seeing Tool with Mike Patton's Tomahawk band opening (who were unbearbly loud to my virgin ears) back in summer 2002, so I was 12 I guess.

JuuKun
04-22-2009, 11:59 AM
?? Oct 2005 - My Chemical Romance/Alkaline Trio/Reggie and the Full Effect

Then, in a span of two months I saw the light:
10 Dec 2005 - Children Of Bodom/Trivium/Amon Amarth

And haven't looked back since.

TonyD
04-22-2009, 12:02 PM
Led Zeppelin in high school---yeah I'm old:allan:

June of 1977 @ the Forum in Los Angeles (God I've got so many memories of awesome concerts in that building!!!) I was 13!

Lucky bastard.

TheWhisper88
04-22-2009, 12:11 PM
12-12-2002 Claus-Fest

The Vines, Stone Sour, Audioslave, Queens Of The Stone Age, Zwan, Jimmy Fallon, Kelly Osbourne, Coldplay, Box Car Racer, New Found Glory, Taproot

but I just kinda blocked that from memory...so first metal show was 6-10-2005, Judas Priest and Queensryche...and what a great show it was...

Fe Maiden
04-22-2009, 12:16 PM
Lucky bastard.:DYeah, I've gotten to see some pretty impressive shit over the years:bliss:

ChildrenofSodom
04-22-2009, 12:30 PM
Def Leppard.

I was 12.

Dammnit. Now that I think about it, that In Flames show wasn't my first. I saw Def Leppard when I was 13 with Bryan Adams (left early.)

Derelict
04-22-2009, 12:32 PM
Dammnit. Now that I think about it, that In Flames show wasn't my first. I saw Def Leppard when I was 13 with Bryan Adams (left early.)

Canada has apologized on numerous occasions for Bryan Adams

Fe Maiden
04-22-2009, 01:02 PM
Canada has apologized on numerous occasions for Bryan AdamsI saw Bryan Adams w/ Def Leppard on that tour and it was a pretty good performance actually! He has a good guitar player!

ravenheart
04-22-2009, 02:56 PM
I've seen BA twice. Very good both times.

And yeah, Keith Scott rocks like a motherfucker.

Maiden33
04-22-2009, 04:36 PM
Dammnit. Now that I think about it, that In Flames show wasn't my first. I saw Def Leppard when I was 13 with Bryan Adams (left early.)

I saw them I believe one tour or two before that. Honestly, in the grand scope of bands, I don't feel that ashamed for them being my first real show.

ChildrenofSodom
04-22-2009, 04:38 PM
I saw them I believe one tour or two before that. Honestly, in the grand scope of bands, I don't feel that ashamed for them being my first real show.

Yeah, they have their hits.

Blitzkrieg Witchcraft
04-22-2009, 06:41 PM
Dio: The Last In Line Tour, Nov. 18th 1984.

Dokken was the opening band. I was 12.

Maiden33
04-22-2009, 06:43 PM
Dio: The Last In Line Tour, Nov. 18th 1984.

Dokken was the opening band. I was 12.

Jealous. That's Dio in his absolute prime, and Dokken would've been supporting Tooth and Nail, my favorite Dokken album.

Blitzkrieg Witchcraft
04-22-2009, 06:47 PM
Jealous. That's Dio in his absolute prime, and Dokken would've been supporting Tooth and Nail, my favorite Dokken album.

Still remember it like it was yesterday. Dio was my absolute favorite at the time. Still two years until I would discover SLAYER. :rocker:

JRA
04-22-2009, 10:06 PM
Ozzfest 2000.

I got to see Ozzy just before he jumped the shark, Pantera sucked major balls, then completely redeemed themselves with a single song that had a fucked up rhythm pattern (Primal Concrete Sledge).

Godsmack, who were awesome, and also the only band that didn't do lame deathgrowls or rap.

Others who were there that I remember:

Incubus (ok)
Static-X (lame)
Kittie (lame)
POD (ok)
Queens Of The Stone Age (the worst fucking live performance I have ever seen. Terrible melodies, terrible riffs, terrible vocals, terrible everything, and if I ever meet Josh Homme, I will shit down his throat).

ImmortalEmperor
04-23-2009, 09:38 AM
Dio: The Last In Line Tour, Nov. 18th 1984.

Dokken was the opening band.

I saw that tour in 1984 as well. Right up there with the Powerslave tour as one of the best shows I've ever seen.

Blitzkrieg Witchcraft
04-23-2009, 10:20 AM
I saw that tour in 1984 as well. Right up there with the Powerslave tour as one of the best shows I've ever seen.

It was a great show. I had the VHS tape of the show from the Spectrum in Philadelphia. I must have watched it 100 times.

Missed out on the Powerslave tour. Didn't see Maiden till 87' on Somewhere on Tour.

ImmortalEmperor
04-23-2009, 02:15 PM
It was a great show. I had the VHS tape of the show from the Spectrum in Philadelphia. I must have watched it 100 times.

You know, I've still got that VHS tape in a box somewhere - I should dig it out and see if it still plays! :blaze:

mankvill
04-23-2009, 04:11 PM
Ozzfest 2000

Incubus

...wow. really? On Ozzfest?

JRA
04-23-2009, 05:43 PM
...wow. really? On Ozzfest?

Yup hard to believe with that "drive" song or whatever the hell it's called.

MetalIsArt
04-25-2009, 01:13 AM
Aerosmith in 1999. I was 14!

passty
07-18-2009, 05:35 PM
Slayer & Marilyn Manson in Toronto August 10th, 2007. I was 17 at the time.

IrritatedTrout
07-18-2009, 08:00 PM
Iron Maiden and Black Sabbath on Ozzfest 05 in Bristow, VA.

TonyD
07-18-2009, 11:38 PM
Queens Of The Stone Age (the worst fucking live performance I have ever seen. Terrible melodies, terrible riffs, terrible vocals, terrible everything, and if I ever meet Josh Homme, I will shit down his throat).

Not from what I hear. Sounds like you're Homme-o-phobic.

mankvill
07-19-2009, 07:03 AM
Not from what I hear. Sounds like you're Homme-o-phobic.

:lame:

makethemsuffer12
07-19-2009, 07:17 AM
Deep Purple with Thin Lizzy and Joe Satriani @ Jones Beach.

Derelict
07-19-2009, 09:16 AM
Ministry / Foetus / Young Gods - 20 Apr 1996, Electric Factory, Philly

Indestructible
07-19-2009, 10:41 AM
Rush - R30 tour august 15th 2004 darien lake

Elvenking
07-21-2009, 07:14 AM
Paul Simon and Brian Wilson. I forget the year...

It was the first time I saw teenagers/college age kids tripping on drugs and doing alot of pot too!

TonyD
07-21-2009, 09:36 AM
:lame:

Had to say it.

mastodon421
07-21-2009, 09:40 AM
April 29 2005 Green Day w/My Chemical Romance.

It was a pretty good show surprisngly i was only 13 at the time but Green Day didnt actually completely abdandon there older material which is surprising.

Indestructible
07-21-2009, 10:29 AM
April 29 2005 Green Day w/My Chemical Romance.

It was a pretty good show surprisngly i was only 13 at the time but Green Day didnt actually completely abdandon there older material which is surprising.

i like new greenday better than old so it wouldnt matter to me if they abandon the old stuff. there are still alot of old songs they have to play

Butcher of Birth
07-21-2009, 10:36 AM
Weird Al in 2004. That was 44 Concerts Ago.

rjturtle9
07-21-2009, 11:14 AM
No Fear Music Tour w/ Killswitch Engage, DragonForce, Chimaira, and he is legend. pretty good first show

The_jman
07-21-2009, 12:26 PM
3 doors down with nickleback and 3 days grace, back before anyone'd ever heard of 3 days grace. It was an awsome show, I was 17, and was the first time I smelled pot. My father took me and we really had a good time.

Wrathchild_84
07-21-2009, 07:24 PM
KISS in 1990 at MSG, My dad took me even though I was only 6 years old.

PowerMaiden
07-22-2009, 03:39 PM
Iron Maiden, November 27 th 1984 at the old Montreal forum: http://www.metalsetlists.com/showthread.php?t=251



Cheers !
PowerMaiden

DethMaiden
07-22-2009, 03:46 PM
Iron Maiden, November 27 th 1984 at the old Montreal forum: http://www.metalsetlists.com/showthread.php?t=251



Cheers !
PowerMaiden

Your story from that night is awesome man. :fist: Hopefully you'll get to see a dozen more Maiden gigs to add to your list.:rocker:

PowerMaiden
07-22-2009, 03:54 PM
thanks, I've just read it again and even for me it's still gives me chills. Hard to believe that was almost 25 years ago :eek:




Cheers !
PowerMaiden

mastodon421
07-23-2009, 05:19 AM
No Fear Music Tour w/ Killswitch Engage, DragonForce, Chimaira, and he is legend. pretty good first show


Thats a good first show man a lot better than mine.

markman
08-12-2009, 06:44 PM
My first show 1979 Sam Houston Coliseum Kiss, Styx & Cheap Trick!! I remember I was 7 yrs. old my brother told me dont bug him once the show starts. I said OK and 2 songs into Kiss, my big bro was so drunk I was taking him to the restroom!! Great memories!!! Things have never been the same since.....:rocker:

zgodt
08-12-2009, 07:08 PM
Journey, circa 1986. Glass Tiger opened.

Akumu
08-15-2009, 02:57 PM
First was Weird Al Yankovic at the Mohegan Sun Arena in 2004, touring for Poodle Hat; second was Kamelot/Epica at The Chance for The Black Halo tour. :D

Dextrimental
08-29-2009, 08:20 PM
First show was the red hot chili peppers and pixies in phoenix park in 2003, my sister gave me a ticket as a birthday present, first time i had beer at a gig too :allan:

First rock show was the darkness in 2006 in the point, Dublin. Again a free ticket from my mate an his mother. Fun show for wat it was.

First metal show without adult supervision was Trivium in 2006 with God Forbid and Mendeed. It was an awesome show :D

Natrlhi
08-30-2009, 06:35 PM
Queens Of The Stone Age (the worst fucking live performance I have ever seen. Terrible melodies, terrible riffs, terrible vocals, terrible everything, and if I ever meet Josh Homme, I will shit down his throat).

This made me laugh out loud, literally. :lol: :party: I saw them open for Nine Inch Nails a couple of years ago, and I was pretty disappointed as well. :barf:


Back on topic, my first show was AC/DC at Blossom Music Center on September 10, 1986. They were on tour for the "Who Made Who" album. The set list was:

Who Made Who
Shot Down in Flames
Back in Black
Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap :rocker:
Fly on the Wall
She's Got Balls :D
Jailbreak
The Jack
Shoot to Thrill
You Shook Me All Night Long
Whole Lotta Rosie
Let There Be Rock
Highway to Hell
T.N.T. :rocker:
Hells Bells :rocker::rocker:
For Those About to Rock (We Salute You) :rocker::rocker::rocker:

(no, I wasn't writing down set lists back then - I looked it up on Wikipedia :D)

Looking back on it, this is a pretty kickass set list. I remember they had a huge bell that they rang for the beginning of "Hells Bells", and the crowd went nuts. Likewise, I remember they also had a big cannon that fired several times right on cue during their set closer "For Those About to Rock". Thus began my headbanging "career" - not a bad start, I suppose! :blaze:

Nat :horns:

xStructualDefect
09-01-2009, 05:03 AM
Warped Tour 2004 which i don't really count cuz i didn't really know much bands there.

first show i consider (being after warped 04) was Taproot and Chevelle in sept '05.
i went for Taproot and thought they were amazing, plus i got alot of stuff signed from them, so it was a good experience for a first show. Chevelle i thought was rather boring live.

shortly after i saw My Chemical Romance (free ticket) and Trapt.

after that was Static-X in dec. '05. so you can consider that my first metal show.
and ever since i've been trying to squeeze in as many shows in my schedule as possible.

Fires Of Sedition
09-04-2009, 08:17 PM
...Audio Adrenaline...it's a Christian band. I went to a water park in Tulsa, Oklahoma with some friends...and that band was there. I didn't know they would be. But the first show I meant to go to was Edgefest in Tulsa. I sat through a ton of shitty bands (Smile Empty Soul, Finger Eleven, and I can't remember the rest) just to see Mudvayne. I was 13 or 14.

gabo03
02-17-2010, 07:12 AM
Dream Theater, i was 21

powerslave_85
02-17-2010, 08:23 AM
Ha, zombie thread.

Me too. Saw them in 2001 (I think?) with New Found Glory and Alkaline Trio. They came out with the word FUCK on fire behind them.
You got Alkaline Trio? Jealous. Mine was with New Found Glory and Midtown. The third band was supposed to be Sum 41, but they backed out when the show was postponed a week because of 9/11. 16 year-old me was extremely bummed.

JRA
02-17-2010, 08:45 AM
This made me laugh out loud, literally. :lol: :party: I saw them open for Nine Inch Nails a couple of years ago, and I was pretty disappointed as well. :barf:

Glad someone sympathizes. I'll probably never listen to Kyuss because of those faggots.

Natrlhi
02-17-2010, 09:01 AM
Glad someone sympathizes. I'll probably never listen to Kyuss because of those faggots.
Now I wouldn't go that far. Kyuss is really good, depending on what you like. I don't know how you feel about stoner metal, but Kyuss is (well, was :() one of the best bands around in that genre. My disappointment was precisely because QotSA sounded nothing like Kyuss at all.

jhdeity
02-17-2010, 09:03 AM
Mine was Rush opening for Kiss on the Caress of Steel & Alive/Dressed to Kill Tour. My brother took me and I was 8 but remember many things about the show and still have the program. I found the Rush setlist a few months ago.

Rush

Intro / Bastille Day 5:18
Anthem 4:35
Lakeside Park 4:35
The Necromancer 13:39
By-Tor and the Snow Dog 10:55
Working Man 14:46

My 1st show going with friends was Iron Maiden opening for Judas Priest on 10/19/82. The Number of the Beast/Screaming for Vengeance Tour. The 1st concert shirt I ever bought a shirt for and I would kill to have it today. It had the Priest cover on the front and Maiden cover on the back. I'm sure I wore it to death...

I think that DVD Heavy Metal Parking Lot was filmed at the Cap Center show a few days earlier. I remember watching that dvd and recognizing people and banners. Ah the good ole days...

JRA
02-17-2010, 09:11 AM
Now I wouldn't go that far. Kyuss is really good, depending on what you like. I don't know how you feel about stoner metal, but Kyuss is (well, was :() one of the best bands around in that genre. My disappointment was precisely because QotSA sounded nothing like Kyuss at all.

I like Sleep.



I think that DVD Heavy Metal Parking Lot was filmed at the Cap Center show a few days earlier. I remember watching that dvd and recognizing people and banners. Ah the good ole days...

Wasn't that DVD filmed on the Turbo tour?

Natrlhi
02-17-2010, 09:11 AM
Mine was Rush opening for Kiss on the Caress of Steel & Alive/Dressed to Kill Tour. My brother took me and I was 8 but remember many things about the show and still have the program. I found the Rush setlist a few months ago.

Rush

Intro / Bastille Day 5:18
Anthem 4:35
Lakeside Park 4:35
The Necromancer 13:39
By-Tor and the Snow Dog 10:55
Working Man 14:46

My 1st show going with friends was Iron Maiden opening for Judas Priest on 10/19/82. The Number of the Beast/Screaming for Vengeance Tour. The 1st concert shirt I ever bought a shirt for and I would kill to have it today. It had the Priest cover on the front and Maiden cover on the back. I'm sure I wore it to death...

I think that DVD Heavy Metal Parking Lot was filmed at the Cap Center show a few days earlier. I remember watching that dvd and recognizing people and banners. Ah the good ole days...
Wow, you're about three or four years older than me - I did not know that. Welcome to the old guys' club, man. :D

IrritatedTrout
02-17-2010, 09:33 AM
Wasn't that DVD filmed on the Turbo tour?

I believe so.

jhdeity
02-17-2010, 09:46 AM
Wow, you're about three or four years older than me - I did not know that. Welcome to the old guys' club, man. :D

No doubt man. It's funny the guy who went to the Maiden/Priest concert with me is into mostly classic rock and country now. I got into Metallica and Slayer and he got into The Who and The Doors. Us "old school" guys need to keep the metal dream alive. hahaha

Maybe it was the Turbo tour. That would make sense since I was at the Cap Center for that show. One of the few shows I don't have 1 memory from but still have the ticket stub. I have to watch the dvd again. I remember seeing one of the bartenders from Hammerjacks in there. She was with Zebra man I think. hahaha

Maiden33
02-17-2010, 09:48 AM
Mine was Rush opening for Kiss on the Caress of Steel & Alive/Dressed to Kill Tour. My brother took me and I was 8 but remember many things about the show and still have the program. I found the Rush setlist a few months ago.

Rush

Intro / Bastille Day 5:18
Anthem 4:35
Lakeside Park 4:35
The Necromancer 13:39
By-Tor and the Snow Dog 10:55
Working Man 14:46

My 1st show going with friends was Iron Maiden opening for Judas Priest on 10/19/82. The Number of the Beast/Screaming for Vengeance Tour. The 1st concert shirt I ever bought a shirt for and I would kill to have it today. It had the Priest cover on the front and Maiden cover on the back. I'm sure I wore it to death...

I think that DVD Heavy Metal Parking Lot was filmed at the Cap Center show a few days earlier. I remember watching that dvd and recognizing people and banners. Ah the good ole days...

Wow, you're quite a bit older than I thought. I'm not really sure if/how that effects my opinion of you.

jhdeity
02-17-2010, 09:55 AM
Wow, you're quite a bit older than I thought. I'm not really sure if/how that effects my opinion of you.

Hahahaha. I'm friends with someone you know around the same age also. Eric Meeks. I never knew his name because I always just called him Manowar since I never saw the guy in anything but a Manowar T-shirt for 10 years. Seriously the guy must have 15 Manowar t-shirts.

I should start calling him Symphony X now since I haven't seen him in anything but Sx T-shirts for the last 3 years. Cool dude though. He's going to Megadeth with us.

Chyck
02-17-2010, 01:33 PM
Must... join... zombie thread!

My parents took me to see Peter, Paul, and Mary like 10,000 times when I was a kid. My first concert with friends was Blues Traveler when I was a sophomore in high school. I went through just about every genre of music. Much of it makes me barf now.

I think my first "metal" experience was Ozzfest 2002. I recall being a big Ill Nino fan at the time. I wonder what I would think of them now? 2002 wasn't the most br00tal lineup, but I had enough of a good time that I kept coming back.

If only I'd known before my 20's what music was supposed to sound like.

mankvill
02-17-2010, 01:36 PM
parents took me to see Peter, Paul, and Mary like 10,000 times when I was a kid.

Hippie!

Maiden33
02-17-2010, 04:56 PM
Hahahaha. I'm friends with someone you know around the same age also. Eric Meeks. I never knew his name because I always just called him Manowar since I never saw the guy in anything but a Manowar T-shirt for 10 years. Seriously the guy must have 15 Manowar t-shirts.

I should start calling him Symphony X now since I haven't seen him in anything but Sx T-shirts for the last 3 years. Cool dude though. He's going to Megadeth with us.

Eric sold me tickets when I went to see Stratovarius/Pagan's Mind. Actually, if it wasn't for him randomly finding me online and offering me cheap tickets, I probably wouldn't have gone all the way to Baltimore.

... he was wearing a Symphony X shirt that day.

jhdeity
02-17-2010, 09:30 PM
Eric sold me tickets when I went to see Stratovarius/Pagan's Mind. Actually, if it wasn't for him randomly finding me online and offering me cheap tickets, I probably wouldn't have gone all the way to Baltimore.

... he was wearing a Symphony X shirt that day.

Small world, eh? I was supposed to go to that show but had something else going on. I think he had his Symphony X shirt on in the pics too.

TonyD
02-17-2010, 09:38 PM
Weird Al in 2004. That was 44 Concerts Ago.

I saw him a couple years ago and it was awesome... and I've been to a few shows in my day :cool:

Glad someone sympathizes. I'll probably never listen to Kyuss because of those faggots.
Now that's seriously Homme-o-phobic.
Unless you really hate QotSA in general, I don't know how they could be that bad live. Josh had vocals and guitar locked down when I saw the Vultures.

I've probably already posted here... but Ozzfest '04. Sabbath, Priest, Slayer, BLS. Still might have been the best show I've ever been to, even without the first show nostalgia bias.

Uncle_Meat1940
03-13-2010, 12:50 PM
Robert Plant and the Strange Sensation in '05 when i was 13. Followed closely by the Rolling Stones. haha

I've been to a fair amount of shows since then to say least.

Cynicist
04-09-2010, 09:51 AM
Morbid Angel / Vader / Incantation

I think

AnataFan4Life
04-09-2010, 09:56 AM
Adversary/Woe of Tyrants/Brother Von Doom/Destroy Destroy Destroy

The Green and Black
04-09-2010, 10:28 AM
I will post my first 3 concerts! :party:
All of these were around 1994

1) Soundgarden - Tower Theatre - Superunknown Tour
2) Aerosmith - Spectrum - Get a Grip Tour
3) Testament - Trocadero - Low Tour

I have been to countless shows since then, so much that I can't even remember them all! :D

evildeadjedi
04-09-2010, 12:20 PM
My mom was pregnant with me at an Allman Brothers show and a Jimmy Buffet one lol.

The first show I can remember was Van Halen when I was six 87'.
Joan Jett and The Black Hearts was when I was seven 88'.
Hank Williams Jr. and Waylon Jennings at eight years old 89'. :allan:
My first actual show me and sister chose was Faith No More "The Real Thing" back in 91'.
I went to some other not very note worthy shows for several years.
Finally in '95 I went with my sister and her boyfriend to White Zombie. :rocker:
My cousin took me to Orange 9mm, Fu Manchu, and Clutch in '96 at The Newport.

idrinkwine732
04-09-2010, 02:00 PM
I shit you not, Backstreet Boys. I was hella young. Probably back in 97 or 98. Really young, but old enough to know better. I also fell asleep before their set began, and didn't wake up till it was done, screaming 10 year olds and all. I like to think my ears survived.

Sanitarium78
04-10-2010, 11:59 AM
Wow. I can't believe I haven't posted on this thread yet. My first show was Hewey Lewis & The News at the Buffalo Auditorium sometime in 1989. I was only 11 so I thought they ruled at the time. Actually, I still like some of their songs now. It was a good show though, they played two hours. It's always kinda cool to see a band when their still riding a high wave of popularity.

My first rock/metal show was Metallica/Guns N Roses co-headlining stadium tour in the summer of 1992. Faith No More was the opener. Still, almost 18 years later, is probably my favorite concert ever. FNM got 45 mins and both Metallica and GNR did over two hours each. That's the lenght all headliners should play now but I guess a lot of modern day bands are just to fuckin lazy today:lol:

I was actually able to find the sets on setlist.fm for both Metallica and GNR at this show. I posted a review of it on here last summer I think. I'm sure it's in the acheives here if anyone is intrested in looking it up.

evildeadjedi
04-11-2010, 08:12 AM
That's the lenght all headliners should play now but I guess a lot of modern day bands are just to fuckin lazy today:lol:



I completely agree I think two hours should be the standard.

Sanitarium78
04-11-2010, 12:31 PM
I completely agree I think two hours should be the standard.

I'd be OK if at least most headliners played 90 mins now. But most of these bands come out and play a dozen songs as a headliner and then are done in a hour. Of course having 5 or 6 useless bands opening up at seemingly almost every show today doesn't help either. That really cuts into the main acts set time to and quite frankly cheats the fans out of who they came to see. Two opening acts is fine but I think three or more is just too damn much. These promoters really need to stop cramming so much garbage onto one bill and give the headliner, you know the band who's name is on the ticket and is responsible for them being sold, some time to play.

Oh well, at least we still have Rush, Maiden and Metallica to see for those kind of shows. I've also heard Dream Theater will be doing the "evening with" format again on the next tour so all is not lost:rocker:

evildeadjedi
04-11-2010, 03:00 PM
I'd be OK if at least most headliners played 90 mins now. But most of these bands come out and play a dozen songs as a headliner and then are done in a hour. Of course having 5 or 6 useless bands opening up at seemingly almost every show today doesn't help either. That really cuts into the main acts set time to and quite frankly cheats the fans out of who they came to see. Two opening acts is fine but I think three or more is just too damn much. These promoters really need to stop cramming so much garbage onto one bill and give the headliner, you know the band who's name is on the ticket and is responsible for them being sold, some time to play.

Oh well, at least we still have Rush, Maiden and Metallica to see for those kind of shows. I've also heard Dream Theater will be doing the "evening with" format again on the next tour so all is not lost:rocker:


I would actually be fine with ninety as well now that I think about it(2 hrs is a bit too greedy). Three or more openers really bugs me also (especially if I don't like them and only came for the main act). Never seen Dream Theater or Maiden yet and definitely plan on checking out the show this summer. Depending on ticket prices I might go see Rush as well.

The Green and Black
04-13-2010, 08:10 AM
My mom was pregnant with me at an Allman Brothers show and a Jimmy Buffet one lol.


Well if you are going there, then technically MY first show would have been KISS! :D

bennythedog
04-13-2010, 01:24 PM
My very first show without my parents was in the summer of '84 @ Poplar Creek in Hoffman Estates, IL, Ratt opened for Billy Squier. Ratt was promoting Out Of The Cellar and Billy was on Signs of Life. We sat in the lawn, as my friend had won tickets from the Loop (radio station in Chicago). I remember picking up the tickets from the station's booth and him getting a Michelob cooler (we were 14 at the time) and a bucket of KFC to take into the arena with us.

My first indoor show was 12/21/84, Twisted Sister opened for Iron Maiden. TS was promoting Stay Hungry and IM was doing the World Slavery Tour!!

John