1st concert - KISS in Madison Square Gardens in 1979.....(Mom brought me, lol)
Tonight - Bruce Springsteen in Virginia Beach.....hardest working??.....he played his longest concert ever last week....over 4 hours!
Hundreds of shows in between but here are a few that come to mind....wish I still had my ticket stubs:
*Nirvana / Breeders, In Utero tour.......seriously thought I was going to die under a pile of bodies in the initial crush of "Territorial Pissings"
*Robert Plant 1st solo tour with Phil Collins on drums....HoneyDrippers
*Peter Gabriel, So tour....he was crowd surfing during "Lay Your Hands On Me" way before it was "the cool thing to do"
*Roger Waters, Pros and Cons of Hitchiking, and solo Wall tours
*The Cars, Heartbeat City Tour
*The Kinks, Give the people what They Want Tour
*Grateful Dead / Jerry Garcia Band.....I lost count of how many shows, and tours I was on through the 80's
In small bars:
*Faith No More, Epic tour
*Jonny Lang.....when he was 12 years old in NC, and last year at in Richmond
*Blind Melon.....Shannon Hoon died a few weeks later
*Live, Mental Jewelry tour
*L7, bricks are heavy tour
*Bob Mould, 1st solo WorkBook tour, and with Sugar
*BB King, festival tent
*SuperTouch at CBGB's....one of my cousins Hardcore bands in the 80's
Concerts I had tickets for, but had to miss for other reasons.....arrghhh!
*Lenny Kravitz, Let Love Rule tour
*Smashing Pumpkins, Siamese Dream tour
*Elton John....had 4th row tickets but had to leave, so we walked up to the person sitting the farthest from the stage....handed them our tickets, and walked out
*Bill Cosby, 1974 Dome Arena
*Sam Kinison, right before he died
I am sure I will think of many more as soon as I post this.