One of my few regular readers commented on yesterday’s post, not to talk politics, but to talk music. He’s a Squeeze fan, as am I, and said that they were his first concert, along with The English Beat, and a then unknown opening band called REM. That’s one hell of a first concert experience, I’d say. What year was that, Ortho? ’81ish?
My Dad “knew a guy” who worked at Magic 92 in Rochester(The then home of the Magic Moose!) and one September day in 7th grade, he came home and gave me two free tickets to an upcoming concert. It was a triple bill. I asked my best friend at the time, Dave C, to go with me. The headliner was Blue Oyster Cult. AC/DC opened the show and Thin Lizzy was the middle band. I don’t have the exact date of the show because they ripped my ticket stub in a bad place but I know it was October, 1978. That’s right, rock fans. In my very first concert, I saw Bon Scott with AC/DC and the great Phil Lynott with Thin Lizzy. Pretty damn cool, huh? Bon Scott died in February 1980 and strangely enough, the band never slowed down. I saw them again eight months later, 10/3/80 on the Back in Black tour. Lynott died in 1986.
Chime in, music fans. What was your first show? When was it? Is it a show you’re proud of seeing or something lame that you liked then but think is funny now? If I don’t get any comments, I’m going back to politics tomorrow! 🙂