One of my favorite topics of discusion is "what is your first concert and what is your best concert?" Also, if you want add in your alternates. First concert - Rush - Permanent Waves Tour 1980, Saga was opening band. Best Concert- Van Halen - Fair Warning Tour 1981, The Fools was the opening band. Great does not describe how great this was. 4 th row on the floor in front of Eddie. The stage, the music. Perfection. My favorite album and favorite group. Honorable mention-Judas Priest - Screaming for Vengence Tour 1982, Coney Hatch opened. Priest at their absolute best. Great concert. Even the opener was great.