I waited for amost 20 years to see U2 live, and it was wonderful. Absolutely awe-inspiring. I don't know how those guys have kept up the energy and remained together all these years, but they've certainly become good at it. Mr. eejm and I are going again in June.
U2 was my first concert. I saw them with my mom on the Unforgettable Fire tour. Ironically, I forget what year that was, lol. Maybe 1984?
Somewhere around there. It was pretty awesome.
We were in the 12th row. I was a HUGE U2 fan, plus I was a little bit in love with Larry Mullen.
I can't remember exactly what my first concert was - it may have been Duran Duran. I just remember seeing a friend's pics the next day at schoold and she had managed backstage passes. I was their BIGGEST FAN EVER at the time and I couldn't believe the unfairness of life that she should have been the one to stand there and pose next to MY John Taylor!
Life was never the same after that..
Suzy, I feel your pain.
I was also their biggest fan ever, lol.
I had a Duran Duran friend at school and she used to cut out every article and picture she could find and put them in this folder she had. Oh how I coveted that folder.
She used to let me borrow it sometimes.
It's so funny to think about it because this of course was back in the days before you kids with your new fangled "internet". We had to, like, actually buy magazines and go to the library and stuff.
I remember there used to be this place in Boston where you could buy actual photographs of rock stars in concert and I used to get so excited about going there, lol. Anyway I digress.
What were we talking about again?
Oh yeah - I never got to see Duran Duran or my beloved Simon in person.
One of my favorite shows was seeing The Pixies at the Paradise in Boston, around 1989-90.
What an awesome show that was. I saw Jane's Addiction on the first Lollapalooza tour so I guess that was also around 1989-90. They were one of my favorite bands at the time and I was happy to finally see them because our car broke down on the way to see them the time before that, about a year earlier when they played this tiny little club in Providence RI (The Living Room - I don't think it's there anymore but we used to go there all the time back then.) Let's see - I saw Spinal Tap, that was pretty great, and Mojo Nixon opened. That was fun. Also I will never pass up a chance to see Leo Kottke live, he's incredible. Bowie was great but it was in a huge arena and I just hate those places, plus we had crappy seats. Then I got on this huge Grateful Dead/Phish kick and I saw them many, many times, lol.
Probably the worst show I ever saw was Pink Floyd, unfortunately. They had a lot of technical difficulties and the band just didn't seem into it.
One more thing, sorry I'm rambling on - but I recently saw Erin Mckeown in a tiny bar here and it was so cool because she passed around an empty pitcher at the beginning and told everyone to write down a song they wanted to hear and put it in there, then she just drew songs at random and played them, lol.
She was great.