Re: First Concert
Other than school concerts the first one I remember was the bluegrass guitarist Mason Williams in about 1975. The first thing I went to on my own was the Oregon Jam festival in 1981 or '82. That had Joan Jett, Blue Oyster Cult, Foreigner, Loverboy, and some hapless openers called Taxxi. Joan Jett actually rocked and was by far the best. Loverboy seemed to have their bar band thing together and were entertaining even though I never liked them. Biggest disappointment was the canceled Iron Maiden concert in '83.