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!!