The first concert I attended was Rod Stewart, when I was a senior in high school. Holy cow! What a great concert that was, and not just because it was my first. I was a huge Rod Stewart fan and he put on one hell of a show. I don't like his soft, mellow stuff, but I loved him in his rocker days!
After that came Rick Springfield (which we've already covered) and Quiet Riot with Twisted Sister (which I just deleted all their songs from my iPod).
About the same time as them was John Cougar Mellancamp. From what I remember of that concert is was awesome!! LOL The thing I remember most about that show was drinking the whole 1 1/2 hour drive, getting there and having to go to the bathroom like I'd never had to go before. We stopped at a Wendy's across from the coliseum and the line for the women's room was out the door.
No line for the men's room. Hmmmm...
By the time Sally and I came out of the men's room, the line had split and the line for the men's room (comprised of women) was now as long as the women's.
This song wasn't out in the 80's when I saw him in concert, but it's my favorite song of his and I play it over and and over.... Peaceful World
A much less peaceful concert was Motley Crue. I was stone cold sober for this concert (and a few years older) and it was so freaking loud I had to cut the filters off cigarettes and put in my ears in order to be able to stand it!
OK...I'm ashamed to admit this, but a concert that I slept through - I know!! - needless to say, alcohol was once again involved, was ZZ Top. However, in my defense...they were kind of boring. The stood and sang. That was it. No light shows, no pyrotechnics. It was like listening to my album.
But the Jeff Healey Band opened up for them and I really, really liked them. Here's the only song of theirs that I have on my iPod...Angel Eyes
The guy I was with said, "Why doesn't he get up and move around at all?"
I don't know what ZZ Tops excuse was. :)
There were quite a few country concerts along the way too: Alabama with some no-name newcomer to country music named Clint Black.
George Straight. Reba. Toby Keith. And, of course, Keith Urban!!
So how about you? What's your favorite concert of all time?
The snow has melted and kidlet is back in school today. Yippee!!!
Hope it's a great day for everyone!
Peace and love,