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Posted by: captainklutz ( )
Date: April 12, 2018 03:30PM

I don't know how I talked my parents into it, but my very first concert was The Beatles at the Cow Palace. I was all of 11.

My last concert was St. Patrick's Day. A band from here in the Bay Area called "Wake the Dead". WtD is sort of a Celtic/Grateful Dead fusion.



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Posted by: elderolddog ( )
Date: April 12, 2018 03:36PM

My first concert was Peter, Paul & Mary, at the SNU (precursor to UNLV) gym, in 1964.

The only other concert was one I was dragged, kicking and screaming to, in 1979, Hall & Oates, at the Greek Theatre.

I did pay for two seats at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, to attend a concert of some of Tchaikovsky's popular compositions, but I fell asleep and got drool all over my suit coat. My date was tres impressed!! I mostly don't count this one, which was in 1980.

After that I gave up and just hit replay on the CD player and now on YouTube Red.

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Posted by: catnip ( )
Date: April 12, 2018 09:57PM

Different concerts. I also saw a Celtic group whose name I don't recall.

When I lived in the San Diego/Los Angeles corridor, there were a lot of cool groups on tour. Out here in High Desert Country, not so much. But DH doesn't like concerts anyway, so I'm glad I got in my share of them before he and I met.

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Posted by: elderolddog ( )
Date: April 12, 2018 10:00PM

High Desert? Would we have been somewhat neighborish during the 21 years I lived in Apple Valley?

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Posted by: dogzilla ( )
Date: April 16, 2018 08:59AM

I just saw Hall & Oates a few months ago. They're a really great band. Did you enjoy it at all?

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Posted by: Done & Done ( )
Date: April 12, 2018 03:41PM

First--Paul Revere and the Raiders at Lagoon in the sixties.

Last--Bette Midler at the Greek. Nothing like her. Ever. She did the Mermaids in Wheelchairs--her and the Harlettes-- for the first time I think that night and brought the house down.

I hit a point where I just couldn't take the crowds anymore.

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Posted by: bobofitz ( )
Date: April 12, 2018 04:06PM

The first I went to was Jefferson Airplane at the Terrace Ballroom in Salt Lake City sometime in the late 60’s. The memorable thing about that concert was that someone had printed and sold about 3000 counterfeit tickets and they just kept packin em in. We were stuffed in there like vertical sardines until everyone started sitting down from front to back like in a big wave. It was a dangerous situation but the show went on. The air was strong with the drug of choice and except for getting squished by the people in front of you becoming the people in your lap, we had a lot of fun.

The best concert I ever went to was Buffalo Springfield at the Fair Grounds. That group had so many future stars in it, I can’t remember them all. I know the members of that group became members of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young and the Byrds and others I can’t reemember. Such great talent.

The last concert I went to, and probably my last....was The Rolling Stones at Rice Stadium at the U of U. I’m afraid concerts are getting old, I don’t enjoy them like I did. I guess it’s me that’s old, but I swear they’re not as good as they used to be.

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Posted by: ificouldhietokolob ( )
Date: April 12, 2018 04:11PM

My first: Styx, July 1977.
My latest: Peter Frampton & Doobie Bros., 2014.

(I'm jealous you got to see the Beatles live!!!)

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Posted by: captainklutz ( )
Date: April 12, 2018 04:42PM

Saw them...yes...heard them, not so much. All those screaming girls were close to being louder than the band.

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Posted by: ificouldhietokolob ( )
Date: April 13, 2018 09:54AM

Yeah, hard to hear.
But all those screaming girls were manna to a starving teenager :)

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Posted by: csuprovograd ( )
Date: April 12, 2018 04:12PM

First: Donovan at the Anaheim Convention Center
Most Recent: Brian Wilson at the Pantages


In between: a whole bunch of others, but mostly Buffett Concerts.

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Posted by: Jonny the Smoke ( )
Date: April 12, 2018 04:27PM

1st - Paul McCartney and Wings, 1976, Wings Over America Tour, Kingdome, Seattle, WA. You can buy the DVD "Rock Show" which is the film of the concert I went to.

Last- Tribute to David Bowie with the Portland Symphony. Sister in-law and her hubby took my wife and I. It was OK.

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Posted by: sbg ( )
Date: April 12, 2018 04:34PM

My first was probably a symphony since we had Young People's concerts for school kids by the then Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra.

Last was a Broadway Songbook series concert.

First Rock was Three Dog Night



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Posted by: cl2notloggedin ( )
Date: April 12, 2018 04:34PM

I had a neighbor who always took a bunch of us places and she took us to see the Osmond Brothers when I was in jr. high. I didn't enjoy it. It just sounded fun to go.

Last concert was Billy Joel last November. He is one of my favorites and have seen him several times.

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Posted by: Garçon ( )
Date: April 12, 2018 04:41PM

First: Seals & Croft

Last: Ann Wilson

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Posted by: Brother Bacon Sandwich ( )
Date: April 12, 2018 04:45PM

First was Grand Funk Railroad probably around 1972 at Big Surf in Tempe. Most recent,,, last two. The Suicide Kings at Last Exit in Phoenix, and Dan Auerbach's Easy Eye Sound Revue at The Van Buren in Phoenix.

I've seen a bunch of the biggies, and yeah, Bette is a blast. Love that girl. Will see Neko Case (again) at The Greek in June.

I'm not a hipster... maybe.

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Posted by: cakeordeath ( )
Date: April 12, 2018 05:32PM

Maynard Ferguson, small high school in southern Georgia (first circa 1977).
JJ Grey and MoFro, Eccles Theatre SLC (latest).

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Posted by: enigma ( )
Date: April 12, 2018 05:35PM

First: Depeche Mode; Devotional Tour in Nov, 1993 in SLC

Last: Stick Figure in Jan, 2018

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Posted by: 38YRS2L8 ( )
Date: April 13, 2018 09:09PM

Depeche Mode's devotional was my favorite that I've been of theirs. Funny thing is that occurred when I should have been on a mission, I'm so glad I didn't go.

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Posted by: summer ( )
Date: April 12, 2018 05:59PM

My first concert as a young teen was Sly and the Family Stone. My first concert at college was the newer iteration of Fleetwood Mac with Stevie Nicks, Lindsay Buckingham, et.al. Genesis opened. Great fun!

Last concert seen -- probably a military band. They give a lot of free concerts around these parts, and have sub-groups that specialize in various genres -- rock, jazz, etc. Very competent musicians and vocalists. :)

Some of my favorite concerts over the years: The Rolling Stones, The Who, The Eagles, Crosby, Stills & Nash (unreal harmonies,) Neil Young, and Santana at Denver's Red Rocks. I was a Dan Fogelberg fan and enjoyed a few of his shows.
I know I am probably forgetting a few of them!

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Posted by: cl2 ( )
Date: April 13, 2018 01:35PM

And beautiful on top of that.

I love Dan Fogelberg, too. Never got to see him in concert. I had tickets once and he cancelled the concert.

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Posted by: bona dea ( )
Date: April 12, 2018 06:01PM

First was Helen Reddy and Mac Davis. The last was Ringo Starr and the Allstar Band or Paul McCartney. Not sure which was last.



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Posted by: Jaxson ( )
Date: April 12, 2018 07:16PM

Helen Reddy used to live across the street from my folks.

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Posted by: Jaxson ( )
Date: April 12, 2018 07:15PM

1st concert - Sha Na Na (1974 Santa Monica Civic Auditorium)

Last concert - Pat Benatar, a couple years ago at an Indian casino.

Had tickets to see Tom Jones in Palm Springs last September but he had to cancel his U.S. tour due to illness.

I'm leaving in a few minutes to drive a couple hours to see the Broadway show "Rain", if that counts for anything.

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Posted by: Lethbridge Reprobate ( )
Date: April 12, 2018 08:16PM

First one was the California surf band "The Ripcords" in 1964 and I saw Canadian blues legend and guitar god Colin James 2 weeks ago.

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Posted by: 23eagle76 ( )
Date: April 12, 2018 08:32PM

First: Three dog night with the doobie brothers
Last: Rush they put on an incredible show

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Posted by: captainklutz ( )
Date: April 13, 2018 10:10AM

I've always wanted to see Rush, but my wife would never go for it. I did manage to get her to see Queensrÿche with me several times though. Go figure.

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Posted by: carameldreams ( )
Date: April 12, 2018 10:02PM

First: Neil Diamond. Fantabulous! Jumpsuit open to his navel.

Last: Keith Urban. Whoa!

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Posted by: mikemitchell ( )
Date: April 13, 2018 10:06AM

Tom T. Hall

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Posted by: Whiskeytango ( )
Date: April 13, 2018 10:20AM

AC/DC at the Salt Palace. Last concert was Chris Ledoux at the Montezuma County Fair in Cortez, Colorado.

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Posted by: ragnar ( )
Date: April 13, 2018 12:16PM

1st. Probably Wayne Newton at the Valley Music Hall.

Last. Paul Simon in London, 2016?

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Posted by: Human ( )
Date: April 13, 2018 12:29PM

Van Halen, 1984 tour in Calgary

McCoy Tyner, 2017 in New York

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Posted by: kathleen ( )
Date: April 13, 2018 01:54PM

First one was Alexandrov Ensemble (Red Army Choir). I had no idea “Volga Boatmen” could be so beautiful! Love men’s voices.

Last one was Jamaican Steel Drum Band Christmas concert.
Was wonderful.

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Posted by: Paintingnotloggedin ( )
Date: April 13, 2018 02:24PM

Airsupply in Humboldt

1960s off Broadway at fox theatre Friday in March ticket from qi gong class member

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Posted by: montanadude ( )
Date: April 13, 2018 02:32PM

First 1977 - Rush (opening acts Uriah Heep and Head East)

Last 2018 - Trey Anastasio Band (outdoor show in Missoula's Big Sky Amphitheater. A great venue!)

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Posted by: Jojo ( )
Date: April 13, 2018 02:42PM

David Cassidy in 1971. (I was 12). The Eagles in October 2017. Will see them again next week.

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Posted by: memikeyounot ( )
Date: April 14, 2018 01:52AM

I wish I could see The Eagles, this time around especially, since Vince Gill is playing guitar with them and touring this year.

I've always loved his work and he's a terrific player.

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Posted by: memikeyounot ( )
Date: April 14, 2018 02:02AM

My first (not concert) was Phyllis Diller at the Valley Music Hall in Bountiful in 1966, I think. I went with a girl from school, Nancy P.

We had been in school togther since 7th grade, and I would have never remembered that we'd gone together except she was at our 50th reunion last summer and we had a very nice chat. She and her husband had just returned from him being mission president somewhere. She reminded me that we'd been friends all those years but only went on one date, and proceeded to tell me what it was. She reminded me that she asked me to the show.

I mention it because the first popular band I'd seen opened for Ms. Diller, and Nancy reminded me their name was The Sandpipers.

They had a big hit song that year called "Guantanamera". That song has a long history ever since it was written, recorded by lots of artists including Los Lobos and Buena Vista social Club. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jm1anurhbeg

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Posted by: False Doctrine ( )
Date: April 13, 2018 03:18PM

Captain and Tenille circa 1975.
Billy Joel couple months ago.
Rolling Stones last year.
AC DC every night on YouTube

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Posted by: Greyfort ( )
Date: April 13, 2018 07:50PM

First concert would have been an Osmond concert when I was in my early teens.

Last concert was going to see a Sheila Witkin Memorial Concert in Fort Lauderdale, FL. I am very slightly acquainted with Johnny Depp and Sheila was the mother of Bruce Witkin, one of his best friends and a member of Johnny's band from when he was a teen.

There were a lot of bands playing that night, but the final band to perform was Johnny's band 'The Kids.' They were quite popular locally back in the day. They were good.

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Posted by: 38YRS2L8 ( )
Date: April 13, 2018 09:06PM

First was Oingo Boingo in the old Salt Palace, last was OMD just last month

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Posted by: elderolddog ( )
Date: April 13, 2018 09:07PM

Here's a silly make believe set of concerts:

First concert: Steven Demetre Georgiou

Second Concert: Cat Stevens

Third Concert: Yusuf Islam

I liked the second one best...

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Posted by: captainklutz ( )
Date: April 13, 2018 09:18PM

I know the Second and Third are the same person...that leads me to First being the same too.

I refuse to listen to Cat Stevens after he came out in favor of the fatwa issued against Salman Rushdie for "The Satanic Verses".

However, if we can put together a dream bill, I'd go with ELP, Yes and Queensryche on the same bill. Of course, ELP is missing Emerson and Lake now and Chris Squire of Yes has also passed.

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Posted by: Dave the Atheist ( )
Date: April 14, 2018 10:41AM

You should be put on the no-fly list just for saying that !

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Posted by: Amyjo ( )
Date: April 14, 2018 08:31AM

Bachman, Turner, Overdrive was first.

Seeing my cousin Olivia Newton-John perform near my home a couple of years ago was my last. That was right before she had a recurrence of breast cancer.

She has a new concert tour lined up. So she's back. :)

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Posted by: Jimbo ( )
Date: April 14, 2018 08:38AM

First Edgar Winter at the Terrace
last Cheap Trick/Forigner at USANA

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Posted by: Bill ( )
Date: April 14, 2018 08:58AM

First: Lionel Richey and Diana Ross (1982)
Last: Tim McGraw (2017)

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Posted by: Dave the Atheist ( )
Date: April 14, 2018 10:38AM

My first concert was sitting on the floor of the Salt Palace watching Tal's dad, who is a god.

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Posted by: Bradfree ( )
Date: April 15, 2018 02:43PM

Saw Jethro Tull in 1978. Swing auditorium. San Bernardino.
Saw Uriah Heep 2 nights back at the Canyon Club in Agoura Hills. Yep, I prefer classic/prog rock.

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Posted by: bluebutterfly ( )
Date: April 15, 2018 03:22PM

It's been awhile, so I don't remember exactly which one was first. One of my firsts was Tesla...it was hot box city! Lol

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Posted by: Gatorman not logged in ( )
Date: April 16, 2018 01:17AM

Temptations University of Kansas 1968
James Taylor Infinite Energy Center 2017

Gatorman

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Posted by: happyepiscopalian ( )
Date: April 16, 2018 01:23AM

John Denver at the Salt Palace in SLC, 1978 (?). Most recent was Travis Tritt acoustic. Next up is Toto in August and Foreigner in September.

Most fun? Travis Tritt and Marty Stuart No Hats Tour, and The Bay City Rollers.

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Posted by: alsd ( )
Date: April 16, 2018 05:56AM

First - The Beach Boys in Manchester, NH back in the mid 1980s.

Most Recent - Bruce Springsteen, Horsens, Denmark in July 2016.

Best - Bruce Springsteen, Helsinki, Finland in July 2012. Still holds the record for his longest show ever.

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Posted by: oldpobot ( )
Date: April 16, 2018 07:48AM

Talking Heads, State Theatre, Sydney 1979

Midnight Oil, Perth 2018


Both fantastic fun...

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Posted by: Soft Machine ( )
Date: April 16, 2018 07:55AM

First concert: Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band at the Royal Albert Hall in 1971 (with my brother and father - I was 11). Very exciting, terrible sound problems as they hadn't yet corrected the acoustics of the Hall).

Most recent concert: a Tribute to Pip Pyle (a rock/jazz drummer well known in Europe in the 70s who became a personal friend before dying in 2006) by the Patrice Meyer Group. A fantastic evening of rock, jazz and jazz-rock led by a master guitarist.

Tom in Paris

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Posted by: dinosaurprincess ( )
Date: April 16, 2018 08:36AM

Foo Fighters at BlizzCon 2011 (insanely awesome) and Joanna Newsom at The Depot in SLC a couple years ago, also insanely awesome, but in an erudite elven harp playing kind of way. She is my daydream muse.

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Posted by: dogzilla ( )
Date: April 16, 2018 08:58AM

First concert was Rick Springfield somewhere around 1982 or 83. I was about 13. Maybe 12. Not sure exactly. There have been literally hundreds of concerts since then, but the last was a week and a half ago. I saw George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic, Morris Day and The Time, and Sheila E. it was great. I have tickets for another show at the end of the month: Foo Fighters, Queens of the Stone Age, Clutch, Billy Idol, and a few more...it's the last day of a 3-day music fest (I am skipping Ozzy and Godsmack).

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Posted by: Lumberjack ( )
Date: April 16, 2018 09:29AM

First Concert: Blood, Sweat, and Tears (without David Clayton Thomas) at NAU around 1971.
Most Recent: Carole King and James Taylor at Madison Square Garden in 2012 (I think).
Next Concert: James Taylor and Bonnie Raitt in Phoenix this May.
Favorite Concert: The Eagles somewhere around 2005.

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Posted by: C2NR ( )
Date: April 17, 2018 02:52AM

Journey and Bryan Adams 1985 (front row).
Scorpions 2017.

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