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The first concert you went to ?

woodbine
woodbine Community Co-Production Group Posts: 6,145 Disability Gamechanger
What was the first concert you went to ? Mine was T. Rex in Manchester in 1972 at the age of 13, the first I'm pleased to say of many.
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  • leeCal
    leeCal Member Posts: 4,528 Disability Gamechanger
    edited January 3
    Knebworth approx 1976, saw the stones and 10cc. The Rolling Stones were great and played a lot from their Black and Blue album. 

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  • Sandy_123
    Sandy_123 Member Posts: 2,510 Pioneering
    Never been to one only local bands 
  • Autumn_Feeling
    Autumn_Feeling Member Posts: 31 Connected
    I can’t remember the first concert. I don’t think that I regularly went to gigs/concerts growing up. I didn’t really do that until the last five or six years. Then, I had to stop to protect my health.
     
    Although, I used to go to different radio road shows as a kid when they were a thing. 

    In terms of concerts, I went to the live concert for the MTV Music Europe Awards in Princes Street Gardens when it was held in Edinburgh back in 2003. They were holding it at the same time as the award ceremony. Jane’s Addiction, The Flaming Lips and The Chemical Brothers were there. Vin Diesel made an appearance on stage too.
  • csno01
    csno01 Member Posts: 272 Pioneering
    An interesting post. 

    I love Live music and the first gig I ever went to was Oasis at Knebworth Park in 1996. 
  • Ross_Scope
    Ross_Scope Posts: 5,790

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    The first concert I'm aware I went to was Bingley Music Festival, but I was only a small child at the time so kind of had to go. Blue and S Club 7 played. 

    The first concert I chose to go to and bought my own ticket for was to see a punk band called Alkaline Trio at a small club in Leeds, with a couple of friends from school.
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  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Posts: 7,119

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    I bet that was an experience @csno01
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  • jbug
    jbug Member Posts: 26 Listener
    I went to see Barry Manilow with my mother and my gran in 1992 when I was 10.

    The first concert I choose was Deftones when I was 14.

    A bit of musical spread there! Lol
  • 66Mustang
    66Mustang Community Co-Production Group Posts: 6,030 Disability Gamechanger
    edited January 7
    I’ve never been

    I’m not keen on excessively loud noise and I’m not keen on crowds so don’t think I ever will, except maybe a classical concert where it’s all civilised and sat down :D 

    I do generally prefer live music to the studio copies though - I’ll prefer to listen to a song being played live on YouTube or buy the live copy
  • HanzRolo
    HanzRolo Member Posts: 50 Connected
    My mum dragged us to a few folk concerts when we were young, so probably around 1991.  Dad took us to see Mike and the Mechanics and Genesis about 96 and 98.  The first gig I dragged my dad to see was Ash at The Venue in Edinburgh (no longer there) in 97.  It was ticketed as an over 18s event, but it turned out it was over 14s with a guardian (I was under 14 but sneaked in).  Since then I've been to loads of gigs of varying genres and music festivals in the UK, France and Germany. 

    My last concert was Rick Wakeman just before Christmas and I managed to see Genesis in Glasgow in October, the last show before they were hit by Covid.  They upgraded our tickets on the day too in the SEC Hydro due to my mobility.  We bought the tickets right at the start of my mobility problems and thought I'd be back to my pre-chronic pain state.  Alas, there was no way of making it all the way to the back row, so the lovely people there managed to move us forward to seating where there were minimal stairs.
  • Ross_Scope
    Ross_Scope Posts: 5,790

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    What a lovely thing for them to do @HanzRolo, I bet that made it even better.
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  • HanzRolo
    HanzRolo Member Posts: 50 Connected
    What a lovely thing for them to do @HanzRolo, I bet that made it even better.
    It would have taken me a long time to get up and down the stairs to our original seats.  I had painkillers in my bag.  We were prepared to wait until everyone else had filtered out before I walked down all the stairs.  Stairs are my enemy, they cause me the most pain when I walk.  I was so hugely grateful to the staff member who moved all 4 of our seats to the minimal amount of stairs to climb up and down.
  • csno01
    csno01 Member Posts: 272 Pioneering
    I bet that was an experience @csno01
    @Tori_Scope it was!

    The support bill was huge!

    I went on the Sunday and the bill consisted of:

    Oasis
    Manic Street Preachers
    The charlatans
    Cast
    Dreadzone
    Kula Shaker

    :-)

    CSno01

  • oldngrumpy
    oldngrumpy Member Posts: 166 Pioneering
    Cher. Back in the 1980's
    Birmingham NEC
  • Ross_Scope
    Ross_Scope Posts: 5,790

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    What a line-up that is @csno01

    I've been to the NEC once @oldngrumpy, but it was for a gaming convention, I can imagine that the atmosphere when you were there was drastically different :) 

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