First Concert

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  1. Gretschtim1

    Gretschtim1 Country Gent

    Dec 4, 2012
    Dundalk, Md
    I would have loved to see that Henry Mancini concert and hear all those great themes.
     
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  2. Gretschtim1

    Gretschtim1 Country Gent

    Dec 4, 2012
    Dundalk, Md
    I liked both those groups but in those days Herman's Hermits had a whole lot more radio hits than the Who did. By time The Who got really big the Hermits were long gone...:).
     
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  3. MrWookiee

    MrWookiee Gretschie

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    Jun 17, 2020
    SoCal, USA
    • Styx, at the Cow Palace in March of 1981. The Paradise Theater tour. I was 18 and drove up with a few friends. Can't remember who opened, or if anyone even did. It was a great show! Saw Tommy Shaw years later, with Damn Yankees (opener: Jackyl). That dude can rock!
     
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  4. salvatore

    salvatore Gretschie

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    Nov 29, 2017
    Durham, NC
    October. 1971.
    The Fabulous Forum, Los Angeles, CA.
    Creedence Clearwater Revival.

    I had started weekly guitar lessons a year earlier. Proud Mary was one of the songs I learned.

    I asked my mother if she would drive me and my first date to the concert. She agreed.

    Though at times I was at turns bewitched and in thrall of my date, I did manage to enjoy the show. In fact , after the first song, I was taken on a magic carpet to strange and beautiful realm.

    CCR rocked big time. J Fogerty was a force of nature with his blues- man- meets- rocker vocals and his rhythmic and tasteful lead fills and solos. They were powerful, melodic, soulful, and exciting.

    The drummer was a feature as well, the rhythm guitar player one of the most percussive I had ever seen.


    They played- it seemed- hit after hit after hit.
    After the show, when we walked back to wait for our ride, it was as if we had landed back on earth.
     
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  5. Wavey

    Wavey Electromatic

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    Dec 31, 2016
    NorCal
    June 12, 1971 Santana at the Coliseum in Indianapolis. This was more or less the original group plus Neal Schon. Carlos seemed to play with his back to the audience, facing the other band members, most of the time. Good memories!
     
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  6. Xochi2

    Xochi2 Gretschie

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    Oct 5, 2020
    Wisconsin
    July 31, 1966: Milwaukee Arena, Milwaukee, Wisconsin: The Animals & ...???...take a wild guess (Don't look it up.)(Evening show - Both bands performed earlier in the afternoon at the International Amphitheatre, Chicago, Illinois.) I was 12 years old. I was there to see The Animals, my sister (10 years old) was there to see the "other" band. CLUE: Back then, I would never have associated these two groups together.
     
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  7. PrimitiveWood

    PrimitiveWood Electromatic

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    Oct 16, 2014
    Pennsyltucky
    No they built a new place directly across Centre Ave from where the Arena was--
    the Arena with the opening dome roof (They opened for the Zevon/Chicago show) was knicknamed the igloo because it looked like one. It was demolished.
    The new place was originally called Consol Energy Center (naming rights) now is called PPG Paints arena
    Slightly interesting story about the two buildings--
    The Beatles did their only show in Pittsburgh at The Civic Arena in 1964.
    The opening show at the new Consol was Paul McCartney in Aug. of 2010.
    There was a story that when he played the Arena Paul got out of the car and greeted fans outside before the show.
    I don't know if that was the Beatles show or one of the show he did with Wings or solo.
    BUT what I do know is he DID do that when he arrived to play the gig at the new building.
    Papers said he spent about 5 minutes greeting folks.
    And I was inside --missed the whole thing!
     
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  8. lathoto

    lathoto Synchromatic

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    Apr 23, 2020
    Ohio
    Neil Young - Harvest Tour '72
     
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  9. r0de0

    r0de0 Synchromatic

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    Jul 7, 2011
    Ontario, Canada
    KIϟϟ in the 70's.
     
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  10. MrWookiee

    MrWookiee Gretschie

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    Jun 17, 2020
    SoCal, USA
    Zappa and the Mothers of Invention? Lol
     
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  11. Xochi2

    Xochi2 Gretschie

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    Oct 5, 2020
    Wisconsin
    Hahaha! Good one! But as Art Fleming would say, "MrWookiee...no. So sorry."
     
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  12. Xochi2

    Xochi2 Gretschie

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    Oct 5, 2020
    Wisconsin
    My wife and I saw him in 1999 in Milwaukee at the Summerfest grounds in August. He performed for three hours straight. OK, there was about a 10 minute drum solo, where Carlos went behind an amp stack, he might have been lighting up. The concert was wonderful!
     
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  13. Xochi2

    Xochi2 Gretschie

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    Oct 5, 2020
    Wisconsin
    Was that New Haven, CT?
     
  14. Xochi2

    Xochi2 Gretschie

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    Oct 5, 2020
    Wisconsin
    Very cool!
     
  15. Xochi2

    Xochi2 Gretschie

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    Oct 5, 2020
    Wisconsin
    GADZOOKS! ... or should I say, BITCHIN', MAN!???!
     
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  16. Xochi2

    Xochi2 Gretschie

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    Oct 5, 2020
    Wisconsin
    IMHO, in 1966, there was even a bigger "mismatch" or "odd-couple" touring with Herman's Hermits.
     
  17. DennisC

    DennisC Country Gent

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    38
    May 11, 2017
    Germany
    The Rolling Stones in 1982, about at the age of -0.25 years.

    Ok, my mother went ... parents, both.

    Ex Utero, the first was Metallica in 1993 in the Niedersachsenstadion. I don't remember much of it.
     
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  18. davetrux

    davetrux Electromatic

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    May 5, 2017
    Detroit
    Def Leppard in 1983 in Detroit, touring for Pyromania. We were teenagers and had to decide between Def Leppard and Iron Maiden. Didn't have the $$ for both. I don't remember why we ended up with Def Leppard though.
     
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  19. MrWookiee

    MrWookiee Gretschie

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    Jun 17, 2020
    SoCal, USA
    Tough choice! Maiden was really good back then. I haven't seen DL though.
     
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  20. Mr Twangy

    Mr Twangy Electromatic

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    Dec 27, 2020
    Chesterville ON Canada
     
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