Peter Frampton at the LA Forum...1976. I was 13 and in the 7th grade.
My mom and dad took my sister Gina and I and, honestly, it was incredible. To this day I remember exactly the view, singing all of his songs with him and I remember him coming out to sing FOUR encores. (Back when encores were not scheduled and planned...you had scream and clap a lot and get your lighter out to get them back in those days!)
One of the first questions I ever ask someone when I meet them is: What was the first concert you ever went to?
You can tell a lot from a person by their answer...first off, if they can't remember--bad sign. If they have never been to a concert--the worst sign. Secondly, you can tell their age--is their answer "Led Zeppelin" or " Whitney Houston" or "New Kids on the Block"?
Most importantly from the way they explain the concert and describe the experience, you can tell whether or not they love music. Usually, the conversation includes the follow-up concerts, the "best concert of my life" and the "wish I could have seen..." conversation. These are my people. My close friends not only love concerts...they love music.
I have seen Peter Frampton four times...the most recent was about 5 years ago when Gina and I saw him at the OC Fair. He looked a little different from the first time...but he was still as amazing as ever.
What was the first concert you ever went to?