FREEBIRD!!! The Best Concert Of All Time Is...

Share your memories of the concert you loved the most.


Concert season is upon us. The Boss will rock Wrigley Field Sept. 7, REO Speedwagon with Styx and Ted Nugent are playing at Charter One Pavillion June 24, and Train performs at Ravinia Aug. 11.

It got me thinking about my first concert. It was U2 in 1987, the Joshua Tree Tour. Who was your first concert?

What was your favorite concert of all time? For me, it is a hard choice between Springsteen, U2, Jimmy Buffet and Billy Joel.

Music is very personal and every genre has its fans and its haters. Because this is America, where everyone is entitled to their opinion, we want to hear yours.

Are you a fan of Bon Jovi or Lynyrd Skynyrd, KISS or New Kids, Pink Floyd or Madonna? These are obviously just a few options to get you started. The field is wide open.

So we're just Askin'...what was your first concert and which concert ranks in your mind as the best of all time? Tell us in the comments.

Gloria Casas April 30, 2012 at 06:51 PM
I can't remember the year, but it was Wham! Oh yeah! It was great. The last concert I went to was Mana, a Spanish rock group who've won a few Grammy awards. They put on a great show.
Brian L. April 30, 2012 at 07:01 PM
But there is something about seeing bands at the metro that just nice. Such a cozy venue.
Bill Pemstein April 30, 2012 at 07:31 PM
How about I just list the performers I've seen that have since passed away. Levon Helm, Richard Manual, Rick Danko, Freddy Mercury (Queen), Grant McLennan, Jerry Garcia, Phil Lynott (Thin Lizzy) and Kirsty McColl. I hope I wasn't bad luck for those folks. First concert: Linda Ronstadt, Jackson Browne and the Eagles at the Capital Center in Landover, MD.
Cristel Mohrman April 30, 2012 at 07:56 PM
Hands down, it was the Billy Joel/Elton John Face to Face concert. I saw it twice, and I will be the first one in line if/when it comes back to Chicago!
Nightcrawler May 01, 2012 at 03:22 AM
Good call. I was at LZ's first show at the Kinetic, right after their first record came out. Jethro Tull opened, Zeppelin was second, Vanilla Fudge topped the bill (and deservedly so). Two sets apiece for $5. Those were the days, eh?


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