First Concert - Best Concert

juno1canada

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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.
 

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1st: AC/DC 1978 (Blazer Blazer opened) The 'If You Want Blood ...' tour. Ticket cost £1.50. Last time I saw AC/DC was on the Black Ice tour and it was about £30/40 a pop.

Best: ? Too many great gigs. Skunk Anansie/The Virginmarys 2010 (Wanderlust tour). What an introduction the the Virginmarys and then Skunk and Skin's vocal ability and theatricals. Magic

Rush: Permanaet Waves June '80 and Rush R30 in 2004. Fab stuff

Manic Street Preachers: 2006. Cracking band and super show, despite Newcastle getting beat in the UEFA cup that night.

Van Halen: 1979. Never seen so much kit crammed into the City Hall. Huge PA and massive, thick cables to cope with the power. Then the band came on and blew us apart.

Judas Priest: 1979 Evening Star tour. Me and two mates went home on gthe bus singing Priest songs into the nigt.

Steve Earle solo: Brilliant

Nils Lofgren: such fabulous playing and tap dancing.

Slade: !981/2 Knew all the songs and fabulous atmosphere.

Bruce Springsteen: !984 and sometime in the noughties. Still cutting it.

Still Little Fingers: 2004. Absolute firetrap of a venue. Capacity was supposed to be 1600, but there must have been nearly 2000 there. Absolute bedlam after 2 numbers watching 50+ year olds trying to pogo. Classic.

I could go on and if you meet me in a pub I will bore you to tears if the subject of live bands came up.
 

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