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#467495 - 04/16/18 10:01 AM [Off-Topic] Re: What was your first concert you attended and your initial impression? [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Originally Posted By: BlueAttitude
First was April Wine, Canadian band that had lots of radio play at the time. I was living on the east coast of Canada back then, Saint John, New Brunswick. Too small for the big international bands, but the Canadian bands always dropped by during their cross Canada tours. Also saw Lighthouse, another big Canadian band at the time. And lots of other great local bands that never made it out of the province. This would have been late 60’s early 70’s.

The first major concert I saw was Johnny Winter back when he was a huge star, Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto, very big venue. At the time he was my favourite guitarist, I had all his albums. We had nose bleed seats, sound was total crap, but I loved every minute of it! This was 1974.

And many, many more since then.

With all the years I lived near Toronto, I never did go to the Maple Leaf Gardens. I went to the Air Canada Centre/Rogers Centre plenty of times, though! I've seen quite a few concerts there and baseball games as well, so I know how big those larger venues can get ( and how loud they can be when filled to max capacity with screaming fans ).

I'm not as up on Canadian bands as I should be. I should look up a list later of some of the best and greatest and give them a listen through.

Thanks for sharing!
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#467497 - 04/16/18 10:03 AM [Off-Topic] Re: What was your first concert you attended and your initial impression? [Re: Mike Head]
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Originally Posted By: Mike Head
Hi

Well when I was kid we went to the pantomime every Christmas , and I remember spending more time watching the orchestra in the pit than the show.

But my first real concert was TAGERINE DREAM the synths a sequencers were enormous size things as big as a buss . and the sound so load,
I remember one of the guys on the mixing console, had to turn the bass down at one part as the audience was getting chest pain with the high intensity bass notes down at very low frequencies, in fact to say it was heart stopping is no exaggeration.

My taste in music is wide so the next was the BBC Concert Orchestra.

Mike


That reminds of an assembly that was held at my old school a long time ago warning us about the dangers of "concert life", and how chest pains could be a very real side effect and the kind of stresses it can have on the body.

I didn't believe them until I went to a concert where that exact thing happened to me. They also had to turn down the intensity.

Interesting story! Thanks for sharing.
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#467499 - 04/16/18 10:22 AM [Off-Topic] Re: What was your first concert you attended and your initial impression? [Re: Ember - PG Music]
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Now the BEST concert story was when I was in the military. I was stationed at Ft Sill in Lawton OK, 90 miles south of OKC. There was a Saturday concert event that was an all day thing. The first act was The Buddy Miles Express. Next on was The Band. Following them was Deep Purple. And the headliner was Santana. Remember this was 1973 so place those acts in your head as to where they were on their career path in 1973.

And then chew on this.





Tickets were 8 bucks.
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#467503 - 04/16/18 10:28 AM [Off-Topic] Re: What was your first concert you attended and your initial impression? [Re: Mike Head]
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Originally Posted By: Mike Head
Hi

Well when I was kid we went to the pantomime every Christmas , and I remember spending more time watching the orchestra in the pit than the show.

But my first real concert was TAGERINE DREAM the synths a sequencers were enormous size things as big as a buss . and the sound so load,
I remember one of the guys on the mixing console, had to turn the bass down at one part as the audience was getting chest pain with the high intensity bass notes down at very low frequencies, in fact to say it was heart stopping is no exaggeration.

My taste in music is wide so the next was the BBC Concert Orchestra.

Mike



I would LOVE to see Tangerine Dream! I'm a big time fan of them. Phaedra and Ricochet are in regular rotation for me. It has never occurred to me to see them live, but I can imagine it being unreal!
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#467505 - 04/16/18 10:37 AM [Off-Topic] Re: What was your first concert you attended and your initial impression? [Re: Notes Norton]
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Originally Posted By: Notes Norton


Regrets? None. I was a child and couldn't have negotiated with Motown any better, we had the great times, and experienced more of a taste of fame than most other musicians.



Wow, that sounds like a wild life. I don't think I ever personally could lead a life like that. I'm too much of a homebody. I admire those who can do what you did, and I am glad you had fun while doing it!
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#467511 - 04/16/18 12:02 PM [Off-Topic] Re: What was your first concert you attended and your initial impression? [Re: jford]
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Originally Posted By: jford
I think my first concert was to go hear the National Symphony Orchestra play at Wolf Trap Farm Park back in the early 1970's. It was a school field trip and the orchestra was great.

I love seeing Orchestras! Every time I go to the Opera I find that I am watching the Orchestra just as much as I am watching those performing on stage. Last time I went one of the members was fighting the flu, and the intermission went a little longer then it should have because of it. He came back and finished despite being incredibly ill.

The show must on and all that.
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#467512 - 04/16/18 12:10 PM [Off-Topic] Re: What was your first concert you attended and your initial impression? [Re: Deryk - PG Music]
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Originally Posted By: Deryk - PG Music

One of the redeeming topics of our talk together was him living in San Francisco. I remember telling him I'd love to check it out one day, and he told me that if I do to ever visit San Francisco to do so in the spring time because its the most beautiful time of year there, and less touristy. 8 years after him telling me this, I'm finally flying down there in 2 weeks with my girlfriend for our 3 year anniversary smile

So thank you Aesop Rock for making my first concert so memorable, and for being such a nice person to a loving fan. I've since seen a lot better shows performance wise - but nothing will ever touch my heart like that moment.

It all makes sense now, and I understand now why you're so excited for San Fran! I wonder if you'll run in to him while you're there. I wonder if he'd remember you.
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#467515 - 04/16/18 12:19 PM [Off-Topic] Re: What was your first concert you attended and your initial impression? [Re: jazzmammal]
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Originally Posted By: jazzmammal
My first real concert was The Guess Who around 70 or 71. I was on the road, don't remember the city, great show but LOUD. The second one was when we were booked in Honolulu for almost a year and Santana was playing the Crater in Diamond Head. Also a great show but man, even LOUDER. Both times my ears were almost hurting and nobody had to tell me that was not a good thing. I never went to an actual big rock concert again because of that although we were one of the opening acts for ELP and that was certainly loud too.


Loud seems to be a common comment! I suppose your first concert would seem quite loud, as it's unlikely you've heard anything that loud before to compare it. I remember my first concert feeling super loud too. grin
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#467563 - 04/16/18 04:59 PM [Off-Topic] Re: What was your first concert you attended and your initial impression? [Re: Ember - PG Music]
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There were prior concerts for me, I'm sure, but the first I really remember was going to see Doc Severinsen and then going backstage with my parents.
I was about 6 yrs old and lit up like a candle.
There's a picture of me on Doc's lap somewhere around here. Haven't seen it in a while though.
But I remember it clear as day.
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#467572 - 04/16/18 06:24 PM [Off-Topic] Re: What was your first concert you attended and your initial impression? [Re: Ember - PG Music]
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My parents knew many country music singers and musicians so we went to many country music concerts as I was growing up. Many times the acts would visit our house while in town, my parents played many of the same clubs and concert venues so going to a concert wasn't that unusual.

One I remember included Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, The Carter Sisters and Mother Maybelle, Jerry Lee Lewis, Marty Robbins, Hank Williams Junior and Stringbean.

I remember Jerry Lee Lewis because he was really rough on a piano and piano bench.

Stringbean was also notable because of his stage attire. I've included a photo below. He was a remarkable banjo player and comedian. Unfortunately him and his wife were murdered in 1973 during a break-in and robbery at his home.


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#467576 - 04/16/18 06:41 PM [Off-Topic] Re: What was your first concert you attended and your initial impression? [Re: Jim Fogle]
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I seem to recall that Stringbean didn't trust banks so he kept his sizable earnings from Hee Haw in his home. That made him a great target for home invasion and, ultimately, the murder of he and his wife. Very sad indeed.

I saw Hank Snow; Marty Robins; Charle Pride and many other Country stars while in the Army and stationed in Germany. We certainly had top-rated entertainment.

As much as I like Marty, he took clowning a bit too far. While Hank Snow was performing, Marty stood in front of him making silly childish faces. Hank was a very serious performer and nearly came to blows with Marty.

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#467651 - 04/17/18 06:58 AM [Off-Topic] Re: What was your first concert you attended and your initial impression? [Re: Ember - PG Music]
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Well.... the first concert ...I hate to refer to it as such..... it was at the NJ State Fair back in the 60's and we had gone to the fair (1967 or 68 most likely) .....and it just happened that a group was playing and we went in to see the show. The group was... The Cowsills. Indian Lake, The rain in the park and other things, and of course.... HAIR. 100% lip synced because these were kids and it sounded just like the record. They are still touring..... but much better than the early days.

So... fast forward a few years..... Now we're talking about actually buying a ticket to go see a band.

The show was in Philly at the Spectrum. BLACK SABBATH. Now that's a show. Ozzy before all the drugs. And their first album was freshly out..... A band called Wild Turkey was the opening act. They were touting having the bass player from Jethro Tull. They never made it in the biz beyond being the opening act on that tour. I have their album. $3 to see the show.


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#467665 - 04/17/18 07:44 AM [Off-Topic] Re: What was your first concert you attended and your initial impression? [Re: Guitarhacker]
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My first concert was to hear the Rochester (NY) Philharmonic Orchestra. Although they were fantastic they place was no where near filled. So sad.

The next was years later to hear Olivia Newton John. We went because the movie Grease was almost exactly like how my wife and I were back then.

The last concert I went to was Weird Al. What a great show that was! They sounded like exactly like they did on their records.


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#467669 - 04/17/18 07:59 AM [Off-Topic] Re: What was your first concert you attended and your initial impression? [Re: Ember - PG Music]
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The last concert I went to was Weird Al. What a great show that was!


I've seen Weird Al in concert, also. He puts on a fabulous show; of course it helps that I love parody songs. He really nails it both in the studio and live.
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#467726 - 04/17/18 12:27 PM [Off-Topic] Re: What was your first concert you attended and your initial impression? [Re: Ember - PG Music]
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I've never been a fan of concerts though I've been to a few... but I was fortunate to grow up in Fort Worth & so I had the pleasant opportunity to see a lot of great musicians up close at venues like the Cellar & Panther Hall... great memories.
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