The First Concerts We All Went To Prove How Much Better Music Was When We Were Young

A little while ago, Throwbacks shared a post on our page asking you, the audience, to tell us what your first concert was. Well, you answered, and here are some of the ones a lot of you seemed to see!

New Kids On The Block

The original boyband remains one of the best, and we're sure a show of theirs would've been wild back in the day.


The biggest heavy metal band in the world has been many, MANY people's first concerts for decades now, and they're still going strong to this day!


We all loved Blink back when we were waaaaaaaayyyyyyy too young to be listening to them (let's get real, the profanity was why we liked them) and they were even more hilarious live.

The Monkees

Going waaaaaaaaaay back on this one, The Monkees were a pretty huge sensation for their time (even though they didn't write or play their own songs) and seeing them live is a pretty big feather in your cap.

Green Day

Even though we're tired of hearing "Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)" we still love the boys from California, and they never disappoint live.


Kids everywhere were enthralled by the three-piece and were singing along to "Mmmbop," even though it turns out most of us were singing it wrong.

There's some pretty impressive ones further down the list.


We lost this talented singer and guitarist way too soon, and any time that you got to see him is now a memory to be cherished forever (if it wasn't already, which it probably was).

Nine Inch Nails

Trent Reznor and company have been flying the freak flag for industrial rock since the late 90s, and their shows are both a sonic and visual feast if you like your music dark.

Bon Jovi

Hair metal gods from the 80sonward, who doesn't want to see "Wanted: Dead or Alive" played live in their lifetime?

Pat Benatar

We envy anyone whose first concert experience involved hitting Pat Benatar with their best shot.

Rob Zombie

Whether it's with White Zombie or his solo band, Rob's brought his awesome mix of horror and rock to massive stages for decades now, and we couldn't be happier.


We're pretty sure anybody seeing an Aerosmith concert has enough "Sweet Emotion" to go around.

No Doubt

Gwen Stefani became a massive icon with No Doubt, and while her solo stuff has gotten plenty of love, we envy anybody who got to hear "Hey Baby" live.

Johnny Cash

The Man in Black is another act that unfortunately nobody will get to check out ever again, so if you got to hear "Ring of Fire" live at any point, you should hold onto that memory.

New Edition

Because who could resist those fancy dance moves?

Did your first concert not get listed? Let us know what it was in the comments?