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My first ever gig.....


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My first ever gig back in 1979 was The Buzzcocks at Newcastle City Hall (when I was 16!). 

Back then, people didn’t bother so much with the “support acts” so I didn’t see the “guests” as shown on the ticket..... 


I only recently found out who we missed when the guy I went with sent me this link and I’m sure you’ll feel my pain!! 😬

https://vintagerock.wordpress.com/2014/07/08/joy-division-newcastle-city-hall-4th-october-1979-supporting-the-buzzcocks/amp/

Yup... We missed seeing an early Joy Division!

 

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My first gig was the Fleece and Firkin in Bristol when I was 17. Went to see local hippies The Moonflowers as there was a rumour (untrue) that The Levellers were supporting (for some reason). Met some friends there who recommended a gig there a week later to see a new band, Radiohead. That was my second gig - ticket was £3.50!

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6 minutes ago, Quark said:

You talking "proper" gigs, festivals or local live bands that were playing for about 6 months when I was a teenager? 3 very different answers :)

Well I suppose your own interpretation. 

This was my first ever ‘famous’ band that I saw play live. 

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10 minutes ago, eastynh said:

Not sure you missed too much 🙈🙊😂

Other than bragging rights that I’d seen them in the early days I suppose. 
I probably heard them from the bar and didn’t take much notice. 
At 16 a few pints and I’d have been oblivious to anything. 

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4 minutes ago, Chesh said:

Well I suppose your own interpretation. 

This was my first ever ‘famous’ band that I saw play live. 

In that case....

First was in '96, either James Taylor Quartet at a local festival in Kent that lasted 2 or 3 years, OR my brother's mate's band Regan who played The Clarendon pub up the road :D

First proper festival was V97 (Sunday only). Prodigy headlining at peak of Fat of the Land era.

First proper band was Levellers in Guildford in '98.

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1 minute ago, DarthSaul said:

Slipknot at Hammersmith Apollo, All Hope is Gone tour. I was 12 and terrified 

I took my sons to see them when they were in their teens (now 30). 
everyone was wearing white face masks which was really quite unnerving. 
I remember the drummer was on some kind of hydraulic platform and played upside down. 
I was so much out of my comfort zone (and age group!) in the audience but I have to say they were bloody electric!

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My first proper "international" gig was Elton John in 92. I was ten and went with my parents.

My first gig on my own was Oasis in 98. I was 15.

Both in Buenos Aires of course.

First time seeing a band abroad was Doves in Brighton 2009.

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4 minutes ago, waltere said:

Ash supporting The Darkness at Wembley Arena, Dec. 2004

I saw The Darkness supporting Deep Purple before they were ‘known’ in Manchester. 
On the night, they were the better band. 

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