Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Spill It Session #9

Yeah baby.  There they are- The Stray Cats.  My first concert.  Early 80s.  I was 14, and I remember how Tina Carpenter and I labored over our outfits before the show.  I wore a flashdance cut pink sweatshirt covered with rock star pins.  And gray parachute pants. 
Over the next couple of decades I went on to see The Police, The Cars, The Ramones, Sting, REM, Culture Club, U2, Bob Dylan, Pearl Jam, The Grateful Dead, The Cranberries, Sex Pistols, The Indigo Girls, Melissa Etheridge, The Goo Goo Dolls, Vertical Horizon, Shawn Colvin, Nanci Griffith, Emmylou Harris, Peter Gabriel, and Dave Matthews.  A couple of Lollapaloozas.  A couple of American Idols.  Many more I've either forgotten or repressed.
Sophie's first concert was an outdoor Reggae Fest when she was about 2.  She loved it!  She has seen other live shows, but nobody "big".  We think this may be her summer for another concert or two.  Mike and I both love live music, and we live pretty close to two awesome outdoor venues. 
So, spill it- what was your first concert?  What other artists have you seen? 
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Angela said...

My first concert was Andy Gibb..... then Tom Petty, The Go-Gos, the Police, 38 Special, Bad Company, Robert Plant, Eddie Money, Cheap Trick, Montgomery Gentry, Loverboy, Billy Idol, Smokey Robinson, The Cult and so on.... been to many many shows, and love each one of them. :)

Music is the only thing that makes sense.... :)

Ribbons Undone said...

1984. The Eurythmics. Howard Jones opened. Remember him? Cool show. Still LOVE Annie Lennox and her voice.

Well in recent years, I've become more of a music snob. I've been to NYC several times to see opera. Yes, opera. La Traviata. Great beginner opera! Carmen. I thought it was boring. And Mozart's The Magic Flute. To me, Mozart is the original rocker!

Saw Robert Plant and Allison Krauss together two years ago. Raising Sand tour. They sang some classic Led Zep. Great, quality show.

Skooks said...

Depeche Mode was my first concert. I've since been to so many more I couldn't even list them all. Will never forget that first one though . . . it was awesome. Especially how crazy the crowd went over "Personal Jesus".

Donna -Little Tiny Stitches said...

I led a sheltered childhood ;o)

The first gig i went to was with Iron Maiden headlining, and...erm..it was too much of a blur all through to remember the other groups that were there!

I don't think much of 'em now I've grown up though lol..

Love loads of the bands you've been to see lovely Jennie!
I can't believe you were old enough to see some of them ;o)