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Matinee Idyll (129)
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 Posted April 14th, 2010 09:41 PM   IP              
Beach Boys (er, Mike and Bruce band) at Rod Laver Arena 1998, 11 years old... arthritic Mike Love high-fiving the screaming girls in the front row blew my mind.
"Nick is the Mode guy. Jon is the Duran guy."

   
ts
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 Posted April 14th, 2010 09:52 PM   IP              


Day After Day
Constitution
Baby Blue
I Don't Mind
Blind Owl
Name Of The Game
Give It Up
Perfection
Timeless
Sometimes
Suitcase
No Matter What
I Can't Take It
Feelin' Alright
Only You Know And I Know

(Tim Buckley was advertised, but didn't show up)

I guess I'm just dumb cause I know I ain't smart but deep down inside I got a rock n roll heart
   
Summ-a-Briz
Charles Nelson Reilly's SHORTS!

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 Posted April 14th, 2010 09:55 PM   IP              
seriously?? wow that's nuts!
   
Jon
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 Posted April 14th, 2010 10:04 PM   IP              
Howard Jones, on the "Dream Into Action" tour. My wife was there, too.
I don't know why I ever believed the Chipmunks had the lowdown on punk.
   
Summ-a-Briz
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 Posted April 14th, 2010 10:05 PM   IP              
HoJo, nice!

Mine was Violent Femmes, "3rd" tour, I think it was called. Not a good album!
   
ts
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 Posted April 14th, 2010 10:11 PM   IP              
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Summ-a-Briz wrote:
seriously?? wow that's nuts!


Yeah, seriously, I was in another high school, but my Dad knew a teacher at North Penn and he gave me and my brother the tickets (sales were probably not going as planned and maybe that's why Tim Buckley didn't show up). It was held in the high school gym, with everyone sitting on the wooden bleachers, Badfinger were in the middle of the basketball court, sitting in a circle on wooden stools around the drummer. The acoustics sucked, my ears were blown out, but there you go, first concert.

I guess I'm just dumb cause I know I ain't smart but deep down inside I got a rock n roll heart
   
IanWagner
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 Posted April 14th, 2010 10:15 PM   IP              
31 December 1977
UCLA
Los Angeles, CA
180 minutes
crew: FZ, Adrian Belew, Roy Estrada, Patrick O'Hearn, Terry Bozzio, Ed Mann, Tommy Mars, Peter Wolf

Intro, Dancin' Fool, Peaches En Regalia, The Torture Never Stops, Tryin' To Grow A Chin, City Of Tiny Lites, Baby Snakes, Pound For A Brown, I Have Been In You, Flakes, Broken Hearts Are For Assholes, Wild Love, Punky's Whips, Find Her Finer, Envelopes, Stink-Foot, Dong Work For Yuda, The Black Page #2, Jones Crusher, Disco Boy, Dinah-Moe Humm, Bobby Brown, Conehead, Camarillo Brillo, Muffin Man, San Ber'dino, Black Napkins, Auld Lang Syne

   
Summ-a-Briz
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 Posted April 14th, 2010 10:19 PM   IP              
awesome!
   
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 Posted April 14th, 2010 10:19 PM   IP              
Beach Boys Saratoga Springs 1983.
  
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 Posted April 14th, 2010 10:22 PM   IP              
Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, circa 1980, the now defunct Colonie Coliseum, in the round.
"This one...is this one"
   
PapaNez23
Benetar's attitude

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 Posted April 15th, 2010 12:16 AM   IP              
Huey Lewis and the News in 1986 at the age of five at the Assembly Hall of the University of Illinois.

Feel free to make rip me a new one, but it was the experience of a lifetime at that young age.

I'm a simple man. I like pretty, dark-haired women and breakfast food.
   
Jason Penick
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 Posted April 15th, 2010 12:26 AM   IP              


HELLOOOOO WISCONSIIIINNN!!!

(actually it was 1985, not '82, but the venue was the same and I dug the cover.)



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Joel
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 Posted April 15th, 2010 02:09 AM   IP              
Jan & Dean at the San Joaquin County Fair. Had to be around '80 or '81.
   
zelilgirlI1ncenu
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 Posted April 15th, 2010 04:00 AM   IP              
1964, Claude François, Nevers, France (same town as mentioned in Hiroshima Mon Amour, nearest big town to whre I was born), my mom brought me to see him, could not give you the set list, cuz being 5 and a bit at the time I wasnt aware of such things, but he was then supported by Monty, and Le Petit Prince, so you could say that my first concert was a pop concert. I was totally dazed by the sound and the fury. Obviously, I did not go on my own, my amazing mom, whom I miss every day, took me there, because I was a fan. I knew his favourite colour was blue, and had plans of making mash potatoe for him when he would come to visit, because he did have a song Hey Potatoes (as per some dance of the time), and my mom who had one or two words of English told me the song was all about potatoes.

Here is the song:
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cubist
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 Posted April 15th, 2010 04:35 AM   IP              
1977 Knebworth Festival - including Roy Harper, Jefferson Starship, Devo, Genesis & some boogie. Eye opening experience for a first major gig, Devo were sensational, they outraged most of the audience since they came on after some American boogie get down band and were finally bottled off stage. Starship were as rubbish as you'd expect and then we did some bad speed and were too fucked to watch Genesis. My girlfiend woke up the next morning with some sort of hay fever allergy and was all swollen up. happy days!
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Chance
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 Posted April 15th, 2010 05:20 AM   IP              
Osmond Bros./Bo Donaldson & The Heywoods, early '72. I was 11. Pretty fun, 'cause that was right in the middle of their teen sensation days. Lots of screaming.
   
Jeff Mason
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 Posted April 15th, 2010 06:49 AM   IP              
Men at Work, 1983, Cargo tour.
   
MoogDroog
Michael Bolton's mullet

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 Posted April 15th, 2010 07:58 AM   IP              
Terrovision doing an instore at HMV Oxford Street in London, followed by Presidents OF The USA at the Brixton Academy that evening, back in 96. Kula Shaker supported PUSA (just after Tattva was released) and were fucking great. Loved that band.
"The other thing is that the quality of the mp3's I listen to varies especially as some of the music from the likes of Led Zeppelin is old, even with re-mastering still isnt up to the quality of the likes of Def Leppard."
   
MoogDroog
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 Posted April 15th, 2010 07:59 AM   IP              
Before that, loads of operas, ballets and classical concerts with my parents. Lotta Shakespeare too
"The other thing is that the quality of the mp3's I listen to varies especially as some of the music from the likes of Led Zeppelin is old, even with re-mastering still isnt up to the quality of the likes of Def Leppard."
   
Matinee Idyll (129)
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 Posted April 15th, 2010 08:05 AM   IP              
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Jeff Mason wrote:
Men at Work, 1983, Cargo tour.


Bubba, what you done with Jeff!?

"Nick is the Mode guy. Jon is the Duran guy."

   
Andy B
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 Posted April 15th, 2010 08:19 AM   IP              
First concert was to see A-ha. Think this was around 1986/7ish. Can't really remember exact dates. Went with my best mate from school and his parents. Thought it was great. Still do actually!!!!
   
MoogDroog
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 Posted April 15th, 2010 08:27 AM   IP              
I used to love that album they did. The one with The Sun Always Shines On TV.
"The other thing is that the quality of the mp3's I listen to varies especially as some of the music from the likes of Led Zeppelin is old, even with re-mastering still isnt up to the quality of the likes of Def Leppard."
   
Andy B
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 Posted April 15th, 2010 08:35 AM   IP              
I know which one you mean, but can't remember the title. Was it Hunting High & Low? I don't know. My sister could tell us, she was/is a huge fan. She's off to see them on their farewell tour in Oslo!

Used to be able to play Take On Me on the keyboard. Performed it at school! Ha! That is a bad memory.
   
Jeff Mason
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 Posted April 15th, 2010 08:57 AM   IP              
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Matinee Idyll (129) wrote:


Bubba, what you done with Jeff!?


I was 13, all the cool people went to big concerts and wore T Shirts the next day, and I liked the singles. What can I say? Besides, no one was really coming to Oklahoma City in those days; most folks had to go to Dallas for the good shows.
   
Jon
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 Posted April 15th, 2010 08:59 AM   IP              
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Jeff Mason wrote:
Men at Work, 1983, Cargo tour.


The question is: do you still like Men At Work today??

I do. I'm sure not going to apoloigize for liking them at the time -- great singles, bad filler tracks written by other people who weren't Colin Hay.

I don't know why I ever believed the Chipmunks had the lowdown on punk.
   
Jeff Mason
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 Posted April 15th, 2010 09:04 AM   IP              
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The question is: do you still like Men At Work today??




Kind of. Can't decide whether it's nostalgia or if the songs are really good or not. Just the singles from the first two albums though, the rest isn't so good.
   
Jon
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 Posted April 15th, 2010 09:06 AM   IP              
Colins solo stuff is great.
I don't know why I ever believed the Chipmunks had the lowdown on punk.
   
mike
Jagger's strut

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 Posted April 15th, 2010 09:13 AM   IP              
I feel that I have two firsts, the first when I was 12 I saw The Lovin' Spoonful at Brooklyn College in 1967, chaperoned by my future sister in law who was a student there at the time. My second first, meaning first concert went to with a friend no chaperon, was Traffic, w/ Mott The Hoople, & Fairport Convention, June of 1970 at the Fillmore East. This only means that I'm old.
   
Jeff Mason
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 Posted April 15th, 2010 09:23 AM   IP              
No it means you have seen Fairport at their instrumental peak with Richard Thompson. Lucky.
   
alan
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 Posted April 15th, 2010 09:27 AM   IP              
Also Fairport Convention - without Richard sadly - (w/ Gryphon), at the Rainbow in December 1973, followed 4 days later by The Who (w/Babe Ruth) at the Edmonton Sundown. This means i am also old but not quite as old as him.

Traffic, Mott and Fairport - what a bill!
   



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