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what was your first concert

no karate in pit
Wed, 28/12/2022 - 09:50

well time to think back to that first time you saw your first show concert,whatever, me due to hairmetal phase was bon jovi then after that i went to the stadium tour (def leppard, motley crue,joan jett,poison,)


cza2129's picture

KISS Love Gun/AliveII....KISS always puts on a hell of a show!

An Overdose Of Mkultra's picture

Rammstein, with Combichrist opening. May 5, 2011.

bad_american1992's picture

That sounds fucking rad... I was huge into industrial back in 2011-2012

Shatafaker666's picture

Destruction and Violator, 2013.

no karate in pit's picture

sounds like a hell of a show

Shatafaker666's picture

Sure it was! The Venue was called “Catedral del Metal” (The Metal Church or something like that ) cause’ there were so many thrash and Death metal gigs at late 80’s early 90’s. In fact, Demolition Hammer played If Im not wrong their first International gig rigth there with Cancer (UK).

no karate in pit's picture

sounds like i need to make visit

Heavy Metal Chemist's picture

Heiderroosjes 9th of september 2001 (punk band from the Netherlands)

My first Metal concerts couldn't be better 🤘😁🤘

Iron Maiden - Bospop 2005 on their amazing 'Early Days' tour, playing some stone cold classices from Iron Maiden, Killers, Number of the Beast and Piece of Mind....What an amazing concert!

meaningless's picture

hm...my first gig i saw (from a band with at least 1 album and/or international knowing) was:
Disastrous Murmur - Album release party to Rhapsodys in red (1991 or 1992 it must be...i think)

sfusyron's picture

Mötley Crüe and Whitesnake 1987..

Dark Buddha's picture

18th June '64 The Beatles in Sydney.

bad_american1992's picture

Gotta ask, how was the show?

Heavy Metal Chemist's picture

Holy cow! ... we have a winner 🤘😅🤘 That must have been quite a happening and very special memory.

Dark Buddha's picture

My dad said "wanna see the Beatles" when I got home after school. I was thinking he was talking about going out to the airport to see them arrive? It was windy, wet and miserable so I said "No". Later my father "better give the tickets to someone else" and the penny dropped. Much panic but we got there! Like many, I had a couple of 7" singles 45 rpm and a huge fan. Obviously never seen anything like it and pretty awestruck. Yeah a couple Vox AC 100's guitar amps on stage didn't cut through the constantly screaming girls much but down near the front we could actually hear them and see them! My father was into boxing and knew someone there so was very lucky indeed. 😅

Heavy Metal Chemist's picture

Great anecdote! It seems not only the Beatles were impressive, but also the wild girls 😂

Dark Buddha's picture

Haha trust me, wild screaming pre-teen girls is not a pretty sight. 😂 "Beatlemania" was a weird phenomena of the times. Luckily Jim Marshall came along and the stacked backline was born. First metal gig would be '71 Ian Gillan Deep Purple followed by the loudest being Led Zeppelin '72 and Black Sabbath '73🤘

Metalmate's picture

Wow. You were born just at the right time to see literally everything interesting happen live. I am humbled.

Heavy Metal Chemist's picture

Holy cow! Purple, Zeppelin, Sabbath...You've seen the best in the business. Anything you missed? 😂

Dark Buddha's picture

LOL 😂 It really was all new and exciting. 🥰 Here's my. Setlist FM of many of the concerts attended. Been a great ride and still going. Kreator next week!. 🤘
https://www.setlist.fm/concerts/SurfingCronulla

Heavy Metal Chemist's picture

Juicy list of concerts you attended. Amazing!
Muddy Waters, Queen, Rory Gallagher, the Stones.... Awesome! Thanks for sharing 🤘

BroodOfHatred's picture

August 1997 Deicide/Excessive Bleeding/Tho Ko Losi - Arizona at The Nile Theater in Mesa, Arizona USA (1st metal show)

kimo's picture

Twisted Sister 1985, Sydney, Australia.

andermatten's picture

wooooowww, that must've been excellent

bad_american1992's picture

Dropkick Murphys in 2007 at the Warfield in LA, with The Briggs and The Tossers supporting.

invisible-horizons's picture

Ozzfest 2002, Mountain View, California

VoodooChild's picture

Rolling Stones in 2002.
First metal concert Iron Maiden in 2009

Samppa666's picture

Before The Dawn in Tuska 2007.

andermatten's picture

my mum dragged me to an engelbert humperdinck concert sometime in 1984 or so....I'm still a huge fan today!

that aside (if I discount a local heavy metal band called R.I.P. which played at the village fair in 1990), it was Black Crowes / Mötley Crüe / AC/DC / Metallica in Basel in 1991, which was the first show for which I actually bought a ticket and went to myself

Hárbarðr's picture

Joe Satriani, in 2008. And first metal concert was also Iron Maiden, in 2009.

Comella77's picture

Aside from local metal hc punk shows in the early 90's, my first big concert was Beastie Boys check your head tour September 1992.

andermatten's picture

yeah, that must've been excellent! well I think it's booty! that's what it is!

SILVERGHOST's picture

1988 AC/DC Blow up your video tour Brussels Vorst Nationaal
Opening act Dokken Back for the attack tour
600 Belgium frank = 15 euro / 16$ / 13,50 pounds
Good old memories
Around the same year : Cyclone at a local cafe De Familia in Stockel ( Brussels )

Lord Cthulhu's picture

19 Feb 1991 seeing Motorhead at the Hammersmith Odeon in London, with The Almighty as support. Couldn't hear a thing for about 2 days afterwards.

Heavy Metal Chemist's picture

Stone 'Deaf' forever 🤘😂🤘
Wow! Great first gig man. Must have been quite impressive.

Lord Cthulhu's picture

It was a baptism of fire for sure! Incredible crowd too, really partisan Motor-maniacs as you might imagine. I think they were touring the 1916 album at that point, which I really like (probably why I went to see them, in fact, lol)

no karate in pit's picture

motorhead hell yeah man

sandmanforce's picture

Drakula Festival 1990 februar In Budapest. There were Hungarian bands as Pokolgép, Ossian, Moby Dick, and others Hehe

Metalmate's picture

This is so amazing!!

no karate in pit's picture

sounds cool

Tina Taem 22's picture

Iron Maiden Legacy Of The Beast live August 2018 in Saint Paul MN my First Concert

no karate in pit's picture

why wasnt i there he thought as he sowed angrily listening to one by metallica

Tina Taem 22's picture

it was fun i had a good time there

no karate in pit's picture

motley crue bored me to death but def leppard woke me up
and poison and joan were very sweaty cause it was like 90 degrees and i was dressed in my old vest and a leather spike bracelet and the stadium was packed no pit sadly

no karate in pit's picture

also my grandma brought me to both of my first concerts

Tina Taem 22's picture

that's cool

Tina Taem 22's picture

i went with my couple metal classmates friends who knew me in high school went to iron maiden concerts with me

no karate in pit's picture

that would be better than with family

Tina Taem 22's picture

yeah

no karate in pit's picture

but i did see tits when tommy from motley crue said he was suprised he hadnt seen any then some 28 yr old flashed the stage

Tina Taem 22's picture

cool

ThatBillyGuy's picture

That happened when i saw them to but it was awkward since i was there with my dad lol!

Tyhaich's picture

Children Of Bodom in December 2005, right before they turned into garbage.

metalarchivesripsection's picture

Metallica/Korn

Antonio's picture

11/11/1984, Iron Maiden/World Slavery Tour, Motley Crue supported.

meaningless's picture

oh damn dude...seriously?..hahahahahaha...damn

Antonio's picture

:) Seriously, in my hometown....it was a blast !!!

meaningless's picture

yeah..i can imagine!!! DAMN IT......Maiden + Mötley Crüe...on their World Slavery Tour....god damn it..hahaha

ThatBillyGuy's picture

Genesis on the last domino tour. It was a great show!

Type O Goil's picture

Damn dude I'm so jealous that you saw Genesis, GG for your first concert, a masterpiece !

absolutedefiance138's picture

Slayer on their last leg of their final tour. One hell of a first I must say

_ashes.against.the.grain_'s picture

Velvet revolver in 2004 I think it was. I was 11 I'm pretty sure.

waldpyk's picture

Wâldrock Burgum 1991 (with Sepultura, Candlemass, Sacred Reich...) made the biggest impression (I was 12).

MetalNDN's picture

1976, I saw the Phoenix Symphony Orchestra. I don’t remember what they played. I had a good time though. And then I saw an opera, 1977. Don Giovanni. Another good show. First rock concert I saw was 1982, a Seattle band, Rail. They were great.

Pascal1976's picture

Autopsy, Bolt Thrower and Pestilence. February 1990 in ‘t Beest in Goes, the Netherlands. I had just turned 14 and went with a friend who’s father drove us there. Legendary gig and I remember being blown away by all the bands but Bolt Thrower especially. I think shortly after that it was Gorefest, who were a local band. It was before the release of their Mindloss album but they already were quite a big deal in the scene.

no karate in pit's picture

reminds me slightly of my first death metal show

bad_american1992's picture

Jo Bench lookin fine!!! Are these photos you took?

_Lady D_'s picture

Ozzfest 2004 was my first metal concert. But technically Britney Spears was my first real concert experience. It’s laughable

Strawberries_Messiah's picture

B-52's when I was 6 months old (:

John Doherty's picture

My first concert was Iron Maiden (Somewhere On Tour) at Providence Civic Center, Providence, RI, USA on 30 March, 1987. UFO bassist Pete Way's band at the time, Waysted, was the opener. To think that I saw Pete Way and Steve Harris at my first show and somehow didn't become a bassist is insane!

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