My first concert was Alice Cooper at the Music Hall in 1972 (my first was supposed to be CCR at a gymnasium in Maine circa 1969 but that’s a story for another day). Not sure where that Alice Cooper stub ended up but here are some I could locate.
To me, there’s nothing like seeing a kick ass live show and since it’s Live Nation National Concert Day, I thought I’d share a few of my ticket stubs with a couple memories (the ones I can retrieve!). And I bet we were at some of these same shows! Please feel free to share your memories too!!!
I remember this show being awesome! I was a HUGE fan of Foghat back then… and still am!
The maestro, Frank Zappa. Yea, this was a good one!
David Bowie. Went to this with my friend ‘Gator’. Waaay cool. The only time I saw Bowie…I think.
My first Bruce encounter. An absolute, complete blast in a gymnasium in Maine.
This was my second Sabbath show; the first was in Providence. Don’t know where that stub went; (probably used it to snort…something). I’m a huge fan of Black Sabbath. Tony Iommi, in my top favorite 5 guitarists.
Fleetwood Mac opened. It was them I’d gone to see, pre Stevie and Lindsey. I love, love, love the original lineup(s) of Fleetwood Mac. All of them.
I gotta be honest. I….don’t remember much of this show…at all. Edgar Winter & Bad Company. Hm. Musta been a good one. Wonder who I went with.
One of the many CSN shows I’ve had the honor of attending.
Huge Neil Young fan. Seen him a few times. I think he was in his “Sample and Hold” phase. GREAT song on that Trans lp called “Like An Inca” with Nils Lofgren on guitar.
Speaking of Nils, I’ve caught him a few times over the years. I love his playing and his voice.
Vaguely remember this show. Wish I got to see these guys back in the 60’s….kick ass!
I went to this show with a “date”. He got really drunk…and he got hit by a car. He was fine. I’m not that crazy about stadium shows…too big, crappy sound. This was the first tour for the “new” Fleetwood Mac lineup. Boz Scaggs opened.
Ah yes…the great Dwight Twilley. Totally fun!
My first Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers show…an outdoor venue in Maryland. I was so happy to be there.
Yea, I barely remember this one….
I’m sure this was a fun show…we are Devo!
Oh. this one. I was at the Paradise waiting for the band to come out, I had to pee and of course heard the first notes of the band while in the stall. I ran out and directly into a wall. yep. Because it was dark and the wall was painted black. haha. funny, right? Yea, well I’m sure I was feeling no pain anyway.
I vaguely remember this show.
Loved Blackfoot. I’m kinda sad Ricky Medlocke went to play with Skynyrd cos he dropped all those killer guitar heavy Blackfoot songs. I’ve always wished they’d have done some sort of southern rock review back when Hughie Thommason was (alive and) in the band. We coulda had Skynyrd, The Outlaws and Blackfoot all in one show. Missed opportunity.
Speaking of…The Outlaws!
Jonathan Richman refused to play “Roadrunner” at this show. Bummer.
One of the many underrated guitarists. Seen him a few times. Dave Mason.
Oh yea. I remember this one. Stephen Stills was late which gave me plenty of time to throw back a few ‘hairy scary motherf*ckers’ so I was quite lit when he finally showed up to play. Luckily, so was he!
SO grateful I got to see Rory GAllagher. He passed the same year as my brother (’95). Such a loss.
Saw him a few times too. the late, great, irreverent Warren Zevon.
Superb show in NYC. What a rockin’ band!
Um…can barely remember this one either? Fun 80’s punk, funk band, APB.
I think I remember Steve Marriott walking by me. Another band I wish I’d seen in the early ’70’s. Steve Marriott, in my top 5 male vocalists. RIP…
Another one we lost recently. Fantastic picker.
The infamous show where I got carried across the Paradise stage by Chris Isaak…and my ex-husband was in the audience. Yea. Fun times.
I’m very grateful I got to see the Stones. However, I do wish I’d had an opportunity to see them way, way before this show.
The closest I came to seeing Zeppelin. And this was RIGHT after my brother passed so I was just basically ‘there’. Thanks to my good friend Fully for coaxing me to go out to this show cos I was knee deep in grief.
This was the year my brother died. I heard the opening notes of Santana‘s “Guajira”, saw some chick jump on the stage, asked my friend to hold my purse and up I went too, dancing with a gaggle of other gals on the stage at Great Woods. It was the first time I leg go of my grief and just moved with the music. It was amazing.