Your first concert?

Judge

A. Trialist
Dunno, there were times when wellies would have been handy in the gents.
Platform boots, many years ago.
Anything to keep you above the piss soaked floor.
Then again I was more of a Tuesday/Wednesday Rock City goer, rather than the weekend when the hoi polloi were in, far better for pulling too innocent students or WPC's after a shift at Central Station.
 

HBB

Geoff Thomas
One of my best gigs was in 1988 seeing the Pogues in Manchester and Kirsty McColl came on when they did Fairy Tale of New York. Madchester was in full swing, so you'd buy your clothes at Afflecks Palace try and get in the Hac before its turned seriously dangerous. I'm not one of those untold millions who professes to have been at Spike Island but while in Manchester I managed to see the Inspiral Carpets, New Fast Automatics Daffodils, Mock Turtles, Northside, the Charlatans and the much under-rated Milltown Brothers

 
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Caveman Ninja

Thrashist not fascist
What was the first concert you ever attended?

Mine was Iron Maiden in Charlotte NC in 2012; was an absolutely phenomenal time. And am actually going to see them again this October.:D

Nice. I have seen Maiden 48 times, and with Athens and Gothenburg gigs booked in the next month I should make it to the big 50!

My first ever gig was AC/DC in Aberdeen in 1996. It was brilliant!
 

Rigler

Jack Burkitt
When I was 15, just getting into rock/metal but at that time not yet been to see a live band, a mate at school asked me if I fancied going to the Boat Club to see a band from down south who he’d heard were supposed to be pretty good. I declined as I’d never even heard of them.

They were called Iron Maiden.

How I wish I’d gone to that…….
 

Buckaroo

axe to grind
Going through some stuff a while back and I found the actual ticket to the first gig I ever went to.

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Dr Sheldon Cooper

Geoff Thomas
When I was 15, just getting into rock/metal but at that time not yet been to see a live band, a mate at school asked me if I fancied going to the Boat Club to see a band from down south who he’d heard were supposed to be pretty good. I declined as I’d never even heard of them.

They were called Iron Maiden.

How I wish I’d gone to that…….
I had a similar experience when my mate offered me a ticket to Nirvana in Birmingham before they were well known (1989 I think). I also declined as I'd never heard of them and there was something on TV. What a twat.
 

Sherwood Kestrel

A. Trialist
Same as when I first met the Mrs, I was just infatuated with her girly delites. Anyway, Queen toured the year after Live Aid and I had a ticket. I made an excuse and declined the gig just because she gave me the big brown eyes come on. How things change, however I am still a weak man. Mainly if offered cake now, I can't say no and yes I'm still with the other half after 36 years, more than a double life sentence !
 

Forestjones

Geoff Thomas
Mine was Yes at Deeside leisure Centre November 22nd 1980. At some point in he show, Trevor Horn revealed to the audience that it was Kristin who'd shot JR.

Exactly 20 years later, my eldest daughter was born.
 

Bryn Gunn

The Foam Hand
One of my best gigs was in 1988 seeing the Pogues in Manchester and Kirsty McColl came on when they did Fairy Tale of New York. Madchester was in full swing, so you'd buy your clothes at Afflecks Palace try and get in the Hac before its turned seriously dangerous. I'm not one of those untold millions who professes to have been at Spike Island but while in Manchester I managed to see the Inspiral Carpets, New Fast Automatics Daffodils, Mock Turtles, Northside, the Charlatans and the much under-rated Milltown Brothers

A couple of names I’d forgotten about there.

James were a good Manc band from that era as well.
 

Strummer

Orel Mangala Fan Club
A couple of names I’d forgotten about there.

James were a good Manc band from that era as well.
They were. Bizarrely, I once saw them at Finsbury Park in 1991, during an all-dayer headlined by Neil Young with support from Pearl Jam.

Teenage Fanclub were on the bill as well, they were mint.
 

Bryn Gunn

The Foam Hand
They were. Bizarrely, I once saw them at Finsbury Park in 1991, during an all-dayer headlined by Neil Young with support from Pearl Jam.

Teenage Fanclub were on the bill as well, they were mint.
I think I was at the same concert but thought it was a bit later, maybe 1993? Babes in Toyland, L7 and all those Grunge type bands were on.
Dunno, a lot of it’s a blurred memory now 🤣
 

Strummer

Orel Mangala Fan Club
I think I was at the same concert but thought it was a bit later, maybe 1993? Babes in Toyland, L7 and all those Grunge type bands were on.
Dunno, a lot of it’s a blurred memory now

93 was a later one; Babes in Toyland weren’t at the one I went to (I’d have remembered!)
 

Chappers85

Can't Play Left-Back
Deep Purple at the Royal Concert Hall in 2001. I was 16 and the youngest person there by at least 2 decades! Still the best band I've ever seen live
 
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