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Old 25th Oct 2002, 13:35   #21 (permalink)
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Lonnie Donegan, Doncaster Gaumont, about 1975.

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Old 25th Oct 2002, 13:49   #22 (permalink)
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Elvis Costello and the Attractions. Frenchman's Motel Fishguard about 1979, about the time Olivers Army hit the charts. Storming gig About 1500 punters in a place with a fire limit of 750. You couldn't fall down if you tried. Wasn't too bothered with the band at the time, but they blew me away that night. Elvis came on wearing a light grey mohair suit, by the end of the gig only the lapels were still light grey the rest was soaked in sweat. I've never seen anybody work that hard on stage since.
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Old 25th Oct 2002, 13:55   #23 (permalink)
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Michael Jackson, Bad Tour, Wembley Arena in oooooo... 1988 me thinks. Supported by Kim Wilde who only lasted about 10 minutes before getting booed off. hee hee aaaoooww!!

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Old 25th Oct 2002, 14:18   #24 (permalink)

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a16 - maybe Kim spotted that leather skirt of yours and couldn't stand the competition....
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Old 25th Oct 2002, 14:27   #25 (permalink)
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No, IFTB, the selectioncriterium was "First gig you ever went to". De Dijk beat Eric on that front. I would neverever put Mr Clapton second any band when it comes to quality. Like I said in my initial post: "I've been spoiled for life", so far no concert has beaten Clapton's.
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Old 25th Oct 2002, 14:41   #26 (permalink)
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The Rolling Stones - Vejlby-Risskov Hallen, Aarhus, Denmark.
Must have been late sixties.
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Old 25th Oct 2002, 14:47   #27 (permalink)
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KISS in Brisbane. It was 1978 or 79 & it was the first concert my brother & I had ever attended on our own. He was 12, I was 13.

What a great start.
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Old 25th Oct 2002, 14:49   #28 (permalink)
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David Bowie, Glass Spider Tour, 1987 I think... not his best tour by a long chalk and not the last time I saw him... my Dad took me and we stood for a total of 7hrs as I insisted went as far up as possible on the 'pitch' at Wembley Stadium.

It was magic - I couldn't believe my hero was within eyeshot of me

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Old 25th Oct 2002, 15:51   #29 (permalink)
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Ummmm....Led Zeppelin, late 70's somewhere in London...
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Old 25th Oct 2002, 16:31   #30 (permalink)

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I do, most certainly agree with you.

M I Icarus,
""so far no concert has beaten Clapton's ""

To say I'm relieved is putting it mildly.
Sorry about the misunderstanding; :o :o
I was getting a bit defensive, you might understand.
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Old 25th Oct 2002, 16:55   #31 (permalink)

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Bauhaus - Hammersmith Palais 5th July 1983
I had to wait another 15 years to get to see them in concert again
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Old 25th Oct 2002, 17:46   #32 (permalink)
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1980, 13 Yrs old. Iron Maiden, Scorpions and Girls School in Calgary.
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Old 25th Oct 2002, 18:17   #33 (permalink)

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1990, 15 yrs old - Iron Maiden at Wembley Arena supported by Anthrax.

Seems to be a popular choice here....can't believe Brucie is a PPruNer these days!
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Old 25th Oct 2002, 20:43   #34 (permalink)

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Yes, Chatham Town Hall, must have been 1971 I think. Never saw Rick Wakeman's face during the entire concert, in fact probably not until the 1980's
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Old 25th Oct 2002, 21:19   #35 (permalink)
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I canít remember which was my first gig but it was either
Hawkwind at the Appalling in Oxford
Or Dr. Feelgood at Kent custom show.
Both were mid eighties and I blame my lack of memory on the funny smelling smoke at both venues.
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Old 25th Oct 2002, 21:22   #36 (permalink)
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Steeleye Span at Leeds Poly in um err 1970 ish. A room rather than a theatre, people hanging off the walls, great atmosphere. I was very impressed....
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Old 25th Oct 2002, 21:36   #37 (permalink)
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Roger Waters 1984

Earls Court with Eric Clapton and Mel Collins
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Old 25th Oct 2002, 22:04   #38 (permalink)
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Queen, Glasgow Apollo (the one with the terrifyingly mobile balcony), late 70s.
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Old 25th Oct 2002, 22:12   #39 (permalink)
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Erm, it was one of two - I can't remember which one was first.

Dire Straits at Sheffield Town Hall or Rainbow at Stafford Bingley Hall in 1979 or 80.

Think it was the former. They were both a bit of an eye opener for a naive kid like I was at the time.

First outdoor gig was the Genesis/Peter Gabriel reunion concert at the Milton Keynes Bowl in 1982. Got soaked, coverd in mud and it was brilliant.
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Electric Light Orchestra " Out of the Blue" tour 1978.
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