Not ashamed to admit.. It was The Bee Gees at Madison Square Garden with my parents and brother and sister.. was 1978 I think???
Also the first time I saw/smelled people smoking weed...
The Police at Obras Sanitarias Stadium in 1980, December 4,In Buenos Aires,Argentina .I was sixteen . Unforgettable!!! Awesome !!!!
1971- John Sebastian (Woodstock original and former Lovin' Spoonful frontman) at Blossom Music Center near Akron, Ohio. Still going strong 40 yrs later :-)
These are some concerts that I saw with my husband or others in the late 70's & 8o's; obviously not 1st's but excellent nevertheless:
Pink Floyd-Animals Tour-Oakland Coliseum
Genesis - (with Phil Collins) but not sure which tour, but he did a drum 'duet' with Chester Thompson, OMG-incredible! Winterland-SF
Todd Rundgren- RA Tour Winterland-SF
Paul McCartney & Wings - Live and Let Die-Cow Palace-SF
Cat Stevens-Foreigner Tour-Cow Palace-SF
That's all this old brain can recall for now.......
I think my first gig was Mott the Hoople in around 1970. Probably at St Georges Hall, Bradford. I saw Genesis with Peter Gabrial there too in the early 70s. They were gigging the Foxtrot album and were 3rd on the bill. Lindisfarne topped it. I saw Yes, Gentle Giant, Greenslade, Wishbone Ash, Deep Purple and Hawkwind too. I think tickets were around £2. The same as an album. Now I share my money between Incubus 3 times this year and The South (formerly Beautiful South) who I hope to see twice this next weekend bringing up 4 in the year. But i see loads of local bands at pubs free of charge. i also follow Incufriends bands such as Virgin Soldiers. I recommend them and Bad Pollyanna as different and up and coming! I love innovative and thought provoking music and lyrics. I also like to bounce a lot! ;-)