What Was Your First Concert?

One of my favorite icebreaker questions in a large group.
  1. AC/DC • Birmingham, AL
    At 14 years old, it was the best decision I could possibly imagine. 😂 King's X was the opener.
  2. B-52s, July 1990, Cosmic Thing tour.
    Ziggy Marley and the Melodymakers opened the show.
    Suggested by   @jhope71
  3. Boyz II Men. Circa 1994/5
    in my hometown, Perth.
    Suggested by   @jesszaffino
  4. Lilly Tomlin. I'm proud that my first concert was a comedian.
    Suggested by   @pili_ervin
  5. New Kids on the Block probably 1990
    If anyone had any illusions of me being cool, please refer to this list for evidence to the contrary (@Gola)
    Suggested by   @theshome
  6. Paul McCartney
    1993? I was like four.
    Suggested by   @celestestelle
  7. John Mayer
    It was right after his debut album came out.
    Suggested by   @elmospimpingme
  8. Paul McCartney, in Paris 🇫🇷
    I was a junior in high school and I'd just done a semester exchange program. My dad came to pick me up and hang for a week, and the concert happened to line up perfectly with our travel plans, so he took me!
    Suggested by   @sarahsolene
  9. Rage Against the Machine opening up for Cypress Hill at a small venue in Detroit.
    Zac shared some spoken word and connected with the audience for a while before they started. The best was CH bringing out two giant fingers holding a j and having it simulate being toked 😂I think the audience smoked out the building loll. But still amazing show for both acts.
    Suggested by   @nikkilounoel
  10. Cher in Columbia, SC
    I was only fourteen so I had beg my dad for two solid weeks to take me. In the end, not only was seeing her worth all the begging and negotiating I had to do, but it turned out to be one of the only bright spots of a pretty horrific year.
    Suggested by   @kaydbug89
  11. Lyle Lovett
    👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼
    Suggested by   @margaretmae
  12. Billy Joel
    @theshome You thought you could out-uncool me but you just stepped in the lion's den.
    Suggested by   @Gola
  13. Bryan Adams
    Suggested by   @justjills
  14. •Jonny Lang• Duluth, MN•
    If you don't know who Jonny is, he's a blues guitarist who makes pained faces the entire time he's playing. He's somewhat of a guitar prodigy I guess. I had a major crush on him as a preteen. I think my whole family went to this show, along with my best friend, aunts, and maybe even my grandma? We knew his family through my aunt. I haven't listened to him in like 15 years. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
    Suggested by   @shash
  15. Morrissey, in Pittsburgh, with my mom
    Suggested by   @aliciamcelhaney
  16. AC/DC with Nazareth. 1980 Pittsburgh. I remember worrying about what to wear. 😂 It was a date, and I was overdressed. I should've worn a black T-shirt. Great show though!
    Suggested by   @pathb
  17. Dave Matthews Band at the Gundarena in Cleveland, Ohio circa 1999
    Suggested by   @kate81
  18. Panic at the Disco in 2008 with my parents
    I went to a couple of ~jazz~ concerts with my family before this but I don't count those.
    Suggested by   @sarahmccoy
  19. Robert Plant, Now and Zen Tour '87ish
    Suggested by   @gd3
  20. No Doubt, Fresno 1996.
    Suggested by   @designordie
  21. Shaun Cassidy when I was in sixth grade.
    Suggested by   @MaddyandOwensMom
  22. Depeche Mode
    1990. Violator tour. Nitzer Ebb opened for them, which I was equally into. 🖤
    Suggested by   @victralala
  23. Shaun Cassidy
    In Columbia, SC. Billy Mumy of Lost in Space was in the band. I was 15. A friend's mom took a vanful of 14-16 year olds. It was a giddy experience. Three years later I attended my 2nd concert—Iron Maiden—in the first row.
    Suggested by   @Starmist
  24. The Greg Kihn Band
    1980, Veterans Memorial Auditorium, Santa Rosa, California
    Suggested by   @andersun
  25. Stryper • Detroit, MI
    Winger opened up. I still fear the yellow and black attack.
    Suggested by   @jeremysomething
  26. Britney Spears, 1999, Hershey Park
    It was DOPE
    Suggested by   @lame
  27. Weird Al Yankovic, 2000
    Ocean City, MD. Still one of my favorite ever concerts.
    Suggested by   @macnchz