Your first concert?

Bryn Gunn

The Foam Hand
Went to see The Wedding Present at Confettis in Derby 1988 but the bouncers wouldn’t let us in. We were 17 but to be fair I looked about 12 at that age 😂

Cant remember the next one where we actually got in, it would have most likely been at Trent Poly or Sheffield Leadmill. One of the Indie bands of that era, someone like CUD or The Soup Dragons.
 

duncanmckenzie

First Team Squad
Believe it or not my first concert was something of an epic. It was the Isle of Wight festival of 1970 and the first band I saw were a band called Lighthouse an American brass/rock band followed by Taste, Tony Joe White, Chicago, Family, Procol Harum and then on Saturday John Sebastian, Joni Mitchell, Tiny Tim ( who was superb), Miles Davis, Ten Years After, Emerson Lake and Palmer, The Doors, The Who, Melanie, Sly and the Family Stone, Jethro Tull, Free, Donovan and many more including Leonard Cohen and Jimi Hendrix amongst others. It is alleged that when The Who came on stage at 2.30 in the morning they could be heard in Southampton!!!!! The whole thing cost 3 English pounds which would be about 49 pounds today.
 

Lefkasman

Steve Chettle
Thin Lizzy
New Bingley Hall in Stafford, December 1979.
Just googled Bingley hall to see if it was still going. It used to be really popular years ago. For some reason I missed out seeing Bob Marley there and I can't remember why.

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Geoff Thomas
Went to see The Wedding Present at Confettis in Derby 1988 but the bouncers wouldn’t let us in. We were 17 but to be fair I looked about 12 at that age 😂

Cant remember the next one where we actually got in, it would have most likely been at Trent Poly or Sheffield Leadmill. One of the Indie bands of that era, someone like CUD or The Soup Dragons.

I played Hang Ten a few days ago, first time that's been out the box in years, what a song 👍
Wish I'd seen them live.
 

Bryn Gunn

The Foam Hand
I played Hang Ten a few days ago, first time that's been out the box in years, what a song 👍
Wish I'd seen them live.
Yes mate, great song, in fact the first half a dozen or so singles are really good if you like Buzzcocks style Punk music.
There was a compilation album with them all on, I think it was a French import or something.

I was lucky to see them a few times before they went fully commercial after the “I’m Free” single. They were good live and loud, one occasion I saw them at The Dial in Derby which was a small pub, I had tinnitus for the following week.
They used to open up their set with “Can’t take no more” 😎
 

ozthecoz

Geoff Thomas
Yes mate, great song, in fact the first half a dozen or so singles are really good if you like Buzzcocks style Punk music.
There was a compilation album with them all on, I think it was a French import or something.

I was lucky to see them a few times before they went fully commercial after the “I’m Free” single. They were good live and loud, one occasion I saw them at The Dial in Derby which was a small pub, I had tinnitus for the following week.
They used to open up their set with “Can’t take no more” 😎
I was also at the Dial gig :D
 

ozthecoz

Geoff Thomas
Haha, brilliant. A bit small for the Soup Dragons wasn’t it. Not sure if the pub still exists.
No longer exists, knocked down and Derby College built over it on Willow row :(
Shame, was one of our main haunts when we headed to Derby, Saw Five Thirty There, Ride, Danielle Dax and numerous others
 

ozthecoz

Geoff Thomas
Was Brix still with them then? Without doing some research I can’t remember when she left. I would have loved to have seen that line up with Brix and Marcia Schofield.
Not that i can remember. Just had a look online and the gig was 25th March 1990 so wouldn't have been my first one
 

Grenville 1898

In the Trenches
Believe it or not my first concert was something of an epic. It was the Isle of Wight festival of 1970 and the first band I saw were a band called Lighthouse an American brass/rock band followed by Taste, Tony Joe White, Chicago, Family, Procol Harum and then on Saturday John Sebastian, Joni Mitchell, Tiny Tim ( who was superb), Miles Davis, Ten Years After, Emerson Lake and Palmer, The Doors, The Who, Melanie, Sly and the Family Stone, Jethro Tull, Free, Donovan and many more including Leonard Cohen and Jimi Hendrix amongst others. It is alleged that when The Who came on stage at 2.30 in the morning they could be heard in Southampton!!!!! The whole thing cost 3 English pounds which would be about 49 pounds today.

Seriously impressed. This festival eclipsed Woodstock.

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Bryn Gunn

The Foam Hand
No longer exists, knocked down and Derby College built over it on Willow row :(
Shame, was one of our main haunts when we headed to Derby, Saw Five Thirty There, Ride, Danielle Dax and numerous others
I thought it was gone. Been in that area a few times and couldn’t get my bearings to where the pub was, no wonder if there is a college there now. 👍🏼
 

Dr Sheldon Cooper

Geoff Thomas
Yes. Loved R-DMC but we were there, as I think a lot were, to see the Beasties. Still ranks as one of the best concerts I ever attended.
I went to see the beasties too, remember the giant extending cock they had. R DMC kept pretending to have verbals towards the end of the gig with non extistent police officers off stage left which were (not) telling them to wind the show down as it had gone on too long.
 
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