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rhodes
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For me it was my first back in 1988 at the tender age of 10 i got to go see DEF LEPPARD on there HYSTERIA tour.What a experience at age 10 i saw naked boobies for the first time and a great concert i will never froget.Saw this site and it brought back some good memories http://www.defleppardfrequency.homestead.com/TimelineHysteria.html#anchor_18751


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Gee, that explains alot!!
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haha, rhodes...what a site at the tender age of ten..haha you are NUTS! [Wink] [Eek!] [Razz]
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Mine was right at the very end of the 80's - I saw Roxette at Festival Hall in Melbourne in 1989.
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Yes RONNIE thats what my phych doc tells me,i think the topless girl a few rows down was ISIS [Big Grin]


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I had a great time at a Bob Seger show in '86...not my cup of tea per se, but we had 4th row seats and it was just plain good ole rock 'n roll!
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when I was about 15 I was hanging out with my friends at a neighborhood park. A few of us went for a walk for beer (yes...at 15...oh shut up...) and when we got back a bunch of my friends were freaking out waving tickets at me. A guy had come to the park to meet someone he was supposed to sell WHITESNAKE,MOTLEY CRUE tickets to and the guy never showed up so he said "When that girl in the leather jacket gets back just give em to her". And strange fate: MOTLEY CRUE was myu favorite band at the time!!!!
They were good seats too.
Later on in life I found out I actually KNEW the guy who was supposed to have bought the tickets. I never told him I was the one who got to go in his place!!!

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rhodes - very lucky [Big Grin]

i was born in 84 so i wouldnt of been old enough to see any bands in the 80's, but what sucks is that i will never get to see any of my favourite bands [Frown]

guns n roses
kiss
def leppard
bon jovi
posion
skid row
motley crue etc

Anyone ever seen any of the above bands ?? if so i envy you.

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Out of those bands:I saw KISS twice,DEF LEPPARD once.BON JOVI once,POISON twice, SKID ROW once and MOTLEY CRUE twice.
Keep your eyes open MOTLEY CRUE should be comin around (all 4 original members) in 2005. I know Brett Michaels is touring to promote a solo effort (he's playing in a club in Long Island a few nights from now.
And I think I heard BON JOVI's comin around soon.
(* ALSO SCORPIONS with TESLA touring soon)
So you should check ticketmaster every once and awhile and make sure you dont miss em.

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I never went to a concert in the 80's. But in the past few years I got to see Journey, and this summer I saw REO Speedwagon, and they were both great.

Rhodes...I like Def Leppard, but not that much, but if you thought it was me, then I am so glad I had such a profound impact on your childhood. [Razz]

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Some good rockin' choices there folks!

And Stu1984 - I've seen all the bands you mentioned at least a couple of times, back in the day, and have actually seen Skid Row 3 times - supporting Bon Jovi, G n R and Motley Crue! Bizarre ar what?!

Check out my website (shameless plug - I know, I know....!!) and you'll find a list of every gig I've ever been to - even the appalling ones! [Big Grin]

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Ok well this might age me in the opposite direction but the only concert I went to in the 80's was Sharon, Lois and Bhram The Elephant Show... terrible isn't it??? But I do really remember wanting to see New Kids on the Block really, really bad. But I didn't get to see them [Frown] But in the 90's I did see Eddie Money 4 times in concert??? lol Now that is pretty sad... [Razz]
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I LOVE Eddie Money Tres!!!!

I have now clue on the Sharon, Lois, Bhram and the Elephant thing, but since you admitted it...I guess I will admit that the only concert I went and saw was The VOGUES in the 80's. It was at a Christmas party for my boyfriend's company party.

I actually LOVED them, so did Drew Carey cause he used 5 o'clock world in the opening for his show, so that is pretty cool, right??

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How about favorite concert that you missed in the 80s. I was in 6th grade and Night Ranger came to our little town. I so remember wanting to go to it, Sister Christian was really popular then.

The only other people that have come to our little town for concerts have been Kenny Chesney--which I actually got to see back in '98--Tanya Tucker who ended up canceling because she broke her tooth, Roy Clark, BJ Thomas, Andy Griggs and Jessica Andrews--with the Kenny Chesney concert. There were some more but I can't remember all of them.

Oh I did get to see Peter Cetera in concert back in '95. I really have liked his solo career a lot. I loved the duet he did with Crystal Bernard (Helen from Wings)--I Wanna Take Forever Tonight!

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Kenny Chesney is not only talented, but loyal too. He would play anywhere, big or small, if he knew there was a true fan.

I never got to go to a big concert in the '80s, only local garage band parties, which can be very entertaining, especially when your dad is the singer.

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I saw Duran Duran three times, Powerstation, Culture Club...my very first concert, back in 1984 was Rick Springfield and the only reason why I went was because the opening act was Corey Hart! But the best concert? Has to be Springsteen back in 1988, Tunnel of Love Express Tour, opening night, eighth row from the stage...it was worth standing in 14 degree weather for eight hours and wearing a wristband for a whole week!
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It was definitely Madonna's who's that girl tour.I was 12 and see her performance at the peak of her success at the Garden was amazing.A night I'll never forget.
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My favorite concerts in the 80's would have been Kiss and Dokken or AC/DC and Queensryche.

Also saw Kiss another time, Loverboy, Ratt and Bon Jovi, Ratt again Poison was supposed to open for them but another commitment forced them to cancel a few days before the concert and thats when Poison first started to get big, Judas Priest and Kick Axe.

In the 90's I only saw the Kiss reunion show which was better than any of the shows I saw in the 80's.

I also saw an all day show that featured Head East, Iron Butterfly, Foghat, Molly Hatchet, Cheap Trick, REO Speedwagon and I believe one other band.

In the 00's My favorite concert would have been Poison, Cinderella and Faster Pussycat. I also saw Def Leppard and Joan Jett; and Blue Oyster Cult and Foghat.

I'm due to go see another good concert.

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Hi,

Yes, it is dating myself, but during Labor Day weekend 1982 I saw a concert with The Go Go's and Flock of Seagulls at King's Island in Cincinnati.

It doesn't get more '80's than that!!

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SouthernKat-you probably were standing next to ValleyCat and didn't even know it- [Eek!]
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Let's see...hmmm My very first concert I went to was Def Leppard Pyromania Tour..nah that wasn't it. Then the first time I saw Rush (Grace Under Pressure) and Van Halen (1984) concert. Tough call... I give it to Rush! They have been my favorite band for over 20 years now. Nothing like the first time you get to see your favorite band in action..in person as a teenager.
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I went ape-**** in the hair-metal phase. dont I dont regret a single concert that I went to. These are the bands that I saw: Warrant(5 times), Poison (4), KISS (2), Lit, Tesla, Whitesnake, Winger(2), Cinderella, Bulletboys, Crue, Slaughter
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Groups that I have seen:

G N R/Metallica
Kings X/AC-DC
Tesla/Poison
Warrant/Poison(twice)
Poison/Motley Crue
Warrant/Trixter/Firehouse
Damn Yankees/Poison
Kings X/AC-DC
Winger/Bulletboys/Cinderella
Winger/Slaughter/KISS
KISS reunion


Loved them all! Although Kings X made me pass out. Damn are they boring! But dont fret! I literally lost my glasses when 'you shook me all night long' was played and my banging was to much for my specs [Smile]

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The best concert went to in the 80s - probably still the best live gig I've seen - was a UK band called Nine Below Zero. They were an R'n'B band back when this meant Rhythm & Blues, and they were excellent - still one of my favorite bands today. If you ever get a chance, listen to their early stuff. Their website is HERE. Go to the Sound Booth link and pick up the samples - work up from the bottom!

- Paul

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Richie - How can you call King's X boring?! Im mortified - they're one of the best live bands I've ever seen [Eek!] [Eek!]

I also saw 'em supporting AC/DC, and they did unfortunately go down like a lead balloon, but when headlining, they've been fantastic. "Out Of The Silent Planet" is one of my top 10 all time favourite LP's

I'm completely distraught! [Frown] [Frown]

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