jaimoe0 wrote:First show ever was in about 4th grade when my Mom and Dad took me to see Sha Na Na at the Circle Star Theater in Redwood City. The height of 50s revisionism and "Happy Days" inspired nostalgia. Hell, my elementary school buddies and I were nostalgic for a time that came a decade or more before we were born. Sound familiar?
First show where I bought my own ticket was the summer before 8th grade when I saw Mahongany Rush, AC/DC, Ted Nugent and Aerosmith at the Monsters of Rock show at Day on the Green at the Oakland Coliseum. Aerosmith was deep in the throes of their drug addictions, touring behind "Night in the Ruts," and it was AC/DC's final tour with Bon Scott. Oh, and I did finally catch a cool show at the Circle Star years later with Fishbone, the Untouchables and Trouble Funk. Gooood times. Terrible venue.
That's actually pretty respectable, jamioe. But man, my folks would never let me go to a concert in eighth grade, especially Monsters of Rock (if such a thing existed back in the 70's). They actually forbade me to see Alice Cooper and I was in 10th grade!
Also, I was way up in the boonies of Michigan which had no venues until Castle Farms opened up in the late 70's. My first concert there was, um, Foreigner. I think Eddie Money opened for them. I was very high.