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Subject: your favorite 80's concert

Written By: johnny5alive on 11/21/07 at 12:23 am

those are all shows i saw in the 80's!  every one was great!  i guess the favorite would have to be madonna!  both the virgin tour as well as the who's that girl show(i won free tickets 6 rows back from the local 80's radio station)

Subject: Re: your favorite 80's concert

Written By: snozberries on 11/21/07 at 1:42 am

I voted U2 because its the only one on the list that I had been to...

Pat Benatar was good too

Hey wait- Rhythm Nation was released in 1989 oh wait but I saw her in April 1990 okay... U2

Subject: Re: your favorite 80's concert

Written By: nicolelittle1977 on 11/21/07 at 7:52 am

Since we're talking about the whole 80s decade from 1980-1989, my favorite 80s concert was a New Jack Swing concert in September 1989 when I saw The Boys, Kool Moe Dee, Heavy D and The Boys, Three Times Dope, MC Hammer (before he went pop all the way), and Guy.  It was my first concert.

Subject: Re: your favorite 80's concert

Written By: robby76 on 11/21/07 at 8:49 am

I went to two concerts in the 80s...

Gloria Estefan Miami Sound Machine - Let It Loose Tour 1987

Tina Turner - Break Every Rule Tour 1988

However for favourite concert (not seen), the honours go to Five Star Children of the Night Tour 1987

http://i6.ebayimg.com/07/i/000/b7/9e/80f6_1.JPG

Subject: Re: your favorite 80's concert

Written By: nicolelittle1977 on 11/21/07 at 8:55 am


I went to two concerts in the 80s...

Gloria Estefan Miami Sound Machine - Let It Loose Tour 1987

Tina Turner - Break Every Rule Tour 1988

However for favourite concert (not seen), the honours go to Five Star Children of the Night Tour 1987

http://i6.ebayimg.com/07/i/000/b7/9e/80f6_1.JPG




Five Star!!!!  I remember them when they first came out with "All Fall Down" in 1985.  At first, I thought it was New Edition because the lead singer sounded like the younger Ralph Tresvant at the time.  I like their songs, "Let Me Be The One" and "I Can't Wait Another Minute".  I remember when the commercial use the latter song as a commercial jingle!!!

Subject: Re: your favorite 80's concert

Written By: robby76 on 11/21/07 at 9:02 am


Five Star!!!!  I remember them when they first came out with "All Fall Down" in 1985.  At first, I thought it was New Edition because the lead singer sounded like the younger Ralph Tresvant at the time.  I like their songs, "Let Me Be The One" and "I Can't Wait Another Minute".  I remember when the commercial use the latter song as a commercial jingle!!!


Five Star are my WORLD! I've been a loyal fan since 1985 and have everything and anything on them. Check out their myspace for news...

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e127/halley71/Banner_Myspace_small.jpg

By the way I'm also a big fan of early-mid 90s New Jack Swing... Johnny Gill, Ralph, Guy, Father MC... all class acts!

Subject: Re: your favorite 80's concert

Written By: wsmith4 on 11/21/07 at 9:34 am


I went to two concerts in the 80s...

Gloria Estefan Miami Sound Machine - Let It Loose Tour 1987



how was this concert? i love Gloria Estefan

Subject: Re: your favorite 80's concert

Written By: robby76 on 11/21/07 at 9:58 am


how was this concert? i love Gloria Estefan


Ha ha, I was only 11 yrs old and went with my Mum, brother and sister. We even brought sandwiches with us in case we got hungry.  :-[ ;D

All in all it was GREAT! They had so many huge hits back then, so the atmosphere was non-stop... you can imagine the crowd going crazy for "1-2-3" etc. Her ballads were as beautiful as ever. I actually went to the Kuala Lumpur Malaysia one - her South-east Asian part of the world tour.

Subject: Re: your favorite 80's concert

Written By: nicolelittle1977 on 11/21/07 at 10:47 am


Five Star are my WORLD! I've been a loyal fan since 1985 and have everything and anything on them. Check out their myspace for news...

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e127/halley71/Banner_Myspace_small.jpg

By the way I'm also a big fan of early-mid 90s New Jack Swing... Johnny Gill, Ralph, Guy, Father MC... all class acts!


Yeah, it was huge back in the day.  I remember when the sound started in 1987 when I first heard Keith Sweat's I Want Her.  Then in 1988, I heard Johnny Kemp's Just Got Paid, Al B. Sure!'s Nite and Day, Bobby Brown's Don't Be Cruel, and the rest was history!!!!!!!!  I'm getting out of topic, but I just want to throw that there.

Subject: Re: your favorite 80's concert

Written By: wsmith4 on 11/21/07 at 12:57 pm


Ha ha, I was only 11 yrs old and went with my Mum, brother and sister. We even brought sandwiches with us in case we got hungry.  :-[ ;D

All in all it was GREAT! They had so many huge hits back then, so the atmosphere was non-stop... you can imagine the crowd going crazy for "1-2-3" etc. Her ballads were as beautiful as ever. I actually went to the Kuala Lumpur Malaysia one - her South-east Asian part of the world tour.


wow, that's so cool! thanks for sharing that story  :)
must have been great to see her in all her glory.

Subject: Re: your favorite 80's concert

Written By: nicolelittle1977 on 11/21/07 at 1:37 pm

I was 12 when I went to my first 80s concert (1989).  It was the bomb!!!!

Subject: Re: your favorite 80's concert

Written By: ultraviolet52 on 11/21/07 at 2:29 pm

I never went to any major concerts in the '80s. I did go to plays.

Subject: Re: your favorite 80's concert

Written By: nally on 11/21/07 at 2:30 pm


I never went to any major concerts in the '80s.

Me neither. I was kinda young back then. In fact, I don't think I attended any concerts at all at the time.



I did go to plays.

So did I. I know I saw a few plays during my single-digit years. :)

Subject: Re: your favorite 80's concert

Written By: ultraviolet52 on 11/21/07 at 3:58 pm


Me neither. I was kinda young back then. In fact, I don't think I attended any concerts at all at the time.

So did I. I know I saw a few plays during my single-digit years. :)


Yeah, and if I did go to any concerts, I don't think I remember them at all. I remember plays, most notably seeing The Sound of Music and also Fiddler on the Roof.

Subject: Re: your favorite 80's concert

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 11/21/07 at 11:15 pm

Depeche Mode: Black Celebration tour
The Orpheum
Boston, Mass.
6/01/1986

Subject: Re: your favorite 80's concert

Written By: ILUV80S on 11/23/07 at 1:37 pm

The only concert really worth anything that I saw IN the 80's was Tears for Fears.  I've seen plenty of 80's bands though, most notably Duran Duran 4 times so far  ;)

Subject: Re: your favorite 80's concert

Written By: Class of 84 on 11/30/07 at 9:38 pm

I only got to see Foreigner (with Gufria?), Hall & Oats (with Steel Breeze), and um......well......heh, heh......air supply :-[

Subject: Re: your favorite 80's concert

Written By: ninny on 12/01/07 at 12:18 pm

Guns & Roses/Aerosmith -Weedsport,NY

Subject: Re: your favorite 80's concert

Written By: Lindee on 12/01/07 at 2:53 pm

1980: Van Halen, Rush, Bob Seger & Silver Bullett Band
1981: Rush, Styx, Van Halen, (REO Speedwagon, April, Wine, Blackfoot & Michael Stanley Band- stadium- concert)
1982: (Foreigner, Loverboy, Triumph,. 38 Special, & Quarterflash- stadium concert) Rush, Billy Squier (last one I went to for along time)


I saw alot of concerts from 1976-79.

I did see Steve Miller in 1977 and The B52s in 2003.

Subject: Re: your favorite 80's concert

Written By: airsupplyairhead on 12/01/07 at 4:44 pm

I voted other.

Subject: Re: your favorite 80's concert

Written By: apollonia1986 on 12/03/07 at 6:42 pm

Why didn't you mention Michael Jackson or Prince? :-Bad tour.

And Prince's birthday show in 1986 kicked serious (bleep). That was the Parade tour.

Did DeBarge go on tour at all?

Subject: Re: your favorite 80's concert

Written By: johnny5alive on 12/03/07 at 8:08 pm


Why didn't you mention Michael Jackson or Prince? :-[

well, because those were all shows that i saw! you couldnt pay me enough to see jackson!  however if prince would have come here, i would have seen him!

Subject: Re: your favorite 80's concert

Written By: robby76 on 12/03/07 at 8:13 pm


Did DeBarge go on tour at all?


I don't think they did any huge tours on their own, but they did support Luther Vandross in 1984. I would've loved to have seen Debarge in the 80s - they were great!

Subject: Re: your favorite 80's concert

Written By: Timm on 12/04/07 at 11:19 am

Hmm..best I can recall, but I know there's alot more in the 86-90 era that I just cant think of, did alot of bar shows at the time.

1986 - Stryper w/TNT & Hurricane
1986 - Bon Jovi w/Cinderella  Huge snow storm that night and got stuck at my cousins house after the show, too 3-1/2 to drive home 25 miles, school was canceled the next day.
1986 - Stryper w/Hurricane
1986 - Motley Crue w/Tesla

1987 - Cinderella w/Britney Fox
1987 - Stryper

1988 - Monster of Rock (Van Halen, Metallica, Scorpions, Dokken, Kingdom Come)
1988 - La Guns w/Dangerous Toys & Tora Tora
1988 - Hurricane w/ Kings X
1989 - Whitesnake
1989 - Enuff Znuff w/Shy England
1989 - Motley Crue w/Warrant

1990 - Stryper
1990 - London Quireboys
1990 - Warrant w/local band
1990 - Europe
1990 - Poison w/Cinderella

1992 - Dokken w/Firehouse & Extreme
1992 - Tesla
1992 - Def Leppard

1993-1999 ????

1999 - Ratt
1999 - Def Leppard
2001 - Gwar
2001 - Testament
2002 - Candlebox
2004 - Saliva
2004 - Stryper
2006 - Styx & Lynard Skynard
2006 - Motley Crue
2007 - Foreigner (Dec 28th)

Subject: Re: your favorite 80's concert

Written By: _adam_ on 12/04/07 at 11:55 am

Anybody saw The Police reunited.
I saw them in Amsterdam 14 september 2007.Brillant concert.

Subject: Re: your favorite 80's concert

Written By: gumbypiz on 12/05/07 at 12:23 am

The Cure, August 5th, 1987 Kissing Tour (Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me album)
Fairfax, VA - Patriot Center.
My first Cure concert (but not the best).

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