<Plank loves music and our passion for it started early on. In the next few posts, we'll be dancing down memory lane with stories of the first concerts the wee little Plankers (aka -Splinters) attended.
First off, our dear Warren Wilansky shares his little secret.
“Sadly, I think that I have to admit that unfortunately, my first concert experience that I went to on my own volition was…
I was 13 or 14 years old and I had a girlfriend who loved Platinum Blonde and was dying to go see them live. While I knew their music I wasn’t exactly a fan. I may not have yet totally gotten my musical identity figured out by my interest in them began and ended with Much Music videos. She, on the other hand, loved the Canadian Police-lite. If memory serve the show was at the Verdun Auditorium, our seats were all the way up in the nosebleeds and her mother came with us. I don’t remember anything at all about the show itself except that she was really, really happy to be there.
Can we instead post about my 2nd concert, U2 at the Forum for the Unforgettable Fire tour? Hahahahahaha!
I even have the set-list.”
March 27th, 1985
11 O’Clock Tick Tock, I Will Follow, Seconds, Two Hearts Beat As One, MLK, The Unforgettable Fire, Wire, Sunday Bloody Sunday, The Cry, The Electric Co. / Amazing Grace (snippet), A Sort Of Homecoming, Bad / I’m Waiting For The Man (snippet) / Ruby Tuesday (snippet) / Sympathy For The Devil (snippet), October, New Year’s Day, Pride (In The Name Of Love)
Encores: Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, Gloria, 40 / Do They Know It’s Christmas (snippet)