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    Posted: March 03 2013 at 13:34
Yeah 91...brain cramp. Corrected the post.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Tapfret Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 03 2013 at 13:58
Too bad, I was really hoping I was 10 years younger than I thought.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote fusaka Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 03 2013 at 14:21
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Prog Sothoth Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 03 2013 at 15:07
Looking at a lot of these lists makes me envious. When I started to go to a lot of gigs, I was deep into thrash and death metal, thus the first show I saw concerning a band within these archives was Death in 1990, but of course they weren't playing anything considered 'prog' back then.Tongue

I got into more alternative stuff in the early 90's and saw Tool in 1994 in a club, but again, Undertow is hardly progressive compared to later releases.

Thus I suppose the first first show I attended that could be considered actual 'prog' in a liberal sense would be Dead Can Dance in 2005.

This thread has me itching to check out more full-fledged prog shows.



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My first prog-related concert was Phish in 2011, which was quite an experience. My first strictly-prog concert was Dream Theater with the Crimson ProjecKt last summer (2012).
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PR: Sabbath 83 Headbanger
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Tapfret Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 04 2013 at 01:26
Well then. if PR is up for discussion...1989 I saw Metallica and Primus. Not sure which was first. 
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Originally posted by akamaisondufromage

My first prog gig as I have said before was Genesis at Knebworth in 1978 on the And then there were three..... tour aged 14.  I was sitting just behind Dean who was lobbing bottles at Devo earlier on during the day.  I thought they were excellent but some of the less 'progressive' Genesis fans took a disliking to this 'punk' music for some reason.  As Brand X were on the bill I guess I should say they were the first prog band I saw live.  Luckily I have an older sister without whom I would never have been allowed to go. 
 
Enclosed vid with photos of crowd including the luxurious toilet facilities Dean once again pissing up against the fence!  I don't know you can't take him anywhere! 
LOL (only just seen this) ... I think you'll find it was Starship on the receiving end of my displeasure, I rather liked Devo.
 
from an older thread:
Originally posted by Dean

Electric Light Orchestra, Northampton Cricket Club Clubhouse, 1970/1(?)
This was their first tour as a band and Jeff Lynne and Bev Bevan were still a part of The Move at the time; the cellists didn't have their electric cellos and most of the tunes didn't even have proper titles (the working titles Jeff Lynne announced them as are unprintable here). I saw the Move and Wizzard at the same venue a few weeks either side of this gig (I was a major Move fan at the time) and one of my all-time favourite groups, The Kinks, a month or two later. Support was by a three-piece local band called Orphan, who dressed in brightly coloured workman's overalls and the only thing I can remember with any certainty is that they covered Pink Floyd's Interstellar Overdrive surprisingly better than I first feared when they announced it.
 
Pink Floyd, Empire Pool Wembley 1972.

This was the premier tour for Dark Side of the Moon - I was 15 and had been a Floyd fan for a couple of years already, but this was the first time I'd seen them live. It really did change my life. I saw Floyd on every tour after that up to The Wall at Earls Court in 1980 (attended by several other forum members as I recall from a previous thread), but you never forget your first time...

...£1.50 to see Pink Floyd.


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Kansas (1977) was my first.  But I want to say that I saw Yes at the LA Forum on the "Going For The One" tour, also in 1977 (September, actually).  In my remembrance, this is the absolutely BEST concert I have ever been to.  And, it just so happened to be a Prog concert featuring Yes.  God, that was an absolutely great evening...
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I saw ELP in Little Rock in 1973, shortly before I turned 16.  Keith Emerson shooting fireballs out over the audience; I was hooked for life. 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Canterzeuhl Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 06 2013 at 00:27
I saw 'Ian Anderson plays the Christmas Jethro Tull' at Exeter Cathedral in 2009.



But he didn't play Solstice Bells, what's up with that?!!?
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Roger Waters performing Dark Side of the Moon in Manchester 2009. Phenomenal show, my obsession with Prog started there!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote horza Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 07 2013 at 13:34
Steve Hillage- Open tour - Glasgow Apollo 1979

followed by

Rush - Permanent Waves tour - Glasgow Apollo 1980

Genesis - Duke tour - Glasgow Apollo 1980

a great way to start my prog journey
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First prog concert - Genesis at the Hamersmith Odeon, Friday June 11th 1976.Cost £1.50!
 
If my memory is correct this was the Trick of the Tail tour. It was definitely Collins, not Gabriel.
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Dream Theater- England, UK

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Post Options Post Options   Quote tamijo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 08 2013 at 05:46
My first PA artists would prob be Jukka Tolonen, 1975-76 i guess. He played a lot in Copenhagen at the time.
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Jethro Tull in "Tivolis koncertsal" 27 juli 1977 - great show !!
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If Uriah Heep counts, then it was at a place called Viften in 1996. I was 14.
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PINK FLOYD - Momentary Lapse tour - 1987 - I was 15 !!  Was really impressed they resurrected 'One Of These Days', Pratt did an admirable job of it.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote infocat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 08 2013 at 23:09
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PINK FLOYD - Momentary Lapse tour - 1987 - I was 15 !!  Was really impressed they resurrected 'One Of These Days', Pratt did an admirable job of it.
That was probably my first one as well.  I was 18.
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'91 Yes Union tour. Birmingham NEC. Brilliant concert!
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