Wednesday, March 24, 2010

The first concert I ever attended

On Facebook, there's this thing going around:  

"FIRST CONCERT YOU ATTENDED! Everyone please play! You may find it interesting to know what your FB friends first concert was. Copy & paste this on your profile, then put your First Concert at the end of this sentence:"  

I find things like this interesting: I notice the different type answers among various age groups.  
I thought hard, and finally decided my first concert was Porter Wagoner and Dolly Parton, around 1972.  We took our two small children with us and, as I recall, they were well-behaved for a three- and five-year-old; but then, both of them enjoyed music.  
So that's the concert I posted in my Facebook status.  
Later it occurred to me that wasn't my very first concert.  No, that would be Peter, Paul and Mary performing at the Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City.  I was single and went alone, riding the bus to get there and taking a taxi home.  Odetta opened for them.  
It was sometime around 1964, I suppose.  
I'm not changing my Facebook status though; because really, who cares, and what does it matter?  
Do you remember the first concert you attended? 


Rachel said...

I remember it vividly! My first concert ever was Porter Wagoner and Dolly Parton. It was in 1972 and I was quite well behaved.

Sorry, I couldn't resist.

Average Jane said...

My first two were with the whole family: The Osmonds, sometime in the late '70s and Men At Work (my little sister's favorite band at the time) in the early '80s.

The first concert I attended with a date was Yes at Kemper Arena in 1983.

ingasmile said...

My first was Shawn Cassidy, and I was in 5th grade.


Your son said...

Well, it turns out I put the wrong answer on my facebook as well!

Lindie said...

I don't know if you would call it a concert. There was dancing at the Frog Hop in St Joseph also! Conway Twitty before he was country. Then maybe Liza Minelli in her Liza with a Z concert.

Anonymous said...

Dee from Tennessee

Oh I would have LOVED to have heard PP & M. May Mary rest in peace....I love to watch some of the old clips on youtube.

Debbie said...

The only concert I've ever been to was KISS and it was a blast. I can't remember the exact year but it was somewhere around '76/'77.

Sheila said...

Conway and Loretta with Jerry Clower, Dec. 4 1977. Went with my parents and little brother. Take care, Sheila

Muhd Imran said...

I have yet to attend my first. Sigh!

Vicki said...

First concert, Neil Diamond, early eighties. First live show Johnny Ray, 1960. Vicki

Ms Martyr said...

Does Johnny Mathis count? I saw him in the late 60's. The first band was Poco at Pasadena City College where only a handful of people attended.

Oh wait, I think I saw Liberace at an even younger age than Johnny Mathis.