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Old 07-19-2007, 06:10 PM   #1
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July 19 -- its not anyone's birthday, its not our wedding anniversary -- no, for me it's the 31st anniversary of the date I saw GL in concert for the first time. It was at Pine Knob, Michigan, July 19, 1976. It was such a great show and obviously had a big impact on my life.

Now, a question for you all -- how many years ago was it when you saw GL for the first time? I'm sure my total of 31 anniversaries will be dwarfed quickly -- which of us has bragging rights for the most anniversaries of their first GL concert attended?
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Old 07-19-2007, 06:20 PM   #2
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32 years..first full GL concert at Massey in March 1975.

saw him sing Bobby Magee with Kristofferson at Massey 34 years ago in May 1973.

(it's my sister's 32nd wedding anniversary today tho!)
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Old 07-19-2007, 06:49 PM   #3
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May 3 1974 at Monroe Community College in Rochester NY.
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Old 07-19-2007, 06:56 PM   #4
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Hi Tim. Well,most folks on here know when I first saw Gordon in concert but I don't mind repeating.

It was only 5 years ago,next month. On Tuesday August 6th,2002 (oddly enough the same date of my late Grandmother's birthday)...I had a 10th row ticket and a bundle of energy running through me.
It was great to see one of the best singer/songwriters around live in concert.

Best of all,no one was in the second row,so I got to move up and see Gordon Lightfoot with a perfect view and being able to both see & hear really made it an experience to remember.

Met him & the guys outside Dodge Theatre (here in Phoenix) and got 1 or 2 autographs. This was only and exactly 1 year after becoming ...
"A Lighthead" :D

For my second experince,01/28/2007,check out the thread,
"Sit Down Young Border and Tell Us What You've Seen".
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Old 07-19-2007, 07:02 PM   #5
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Autumn 1970, Masonic Temple, Detroit.
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Old 07-19-2007, 10:19 PM   #6
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february 2007 at the Canyon Club in CA was the first time I ever went to one of Gordon's concerts, so I haven't even had my first anniversary yet, but I'm planning on going to a few more of his concerts this year.
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Old 07-20-2007, 12:24 AM   #7
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IŽm also kind of a Greenhorn... My first anniversary will be next week, July 28th. I saw him for the first time last year in Seven Springs and it was the most memorable concert I ever saw. Then I saw him again in Minneapolis the same year. Will add two more this year in Minnesota and hopefully many more to come
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Old 07-20-2007, 12:33 AM   #8
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Either 1972 or 1973 ( must you test our weary memories ?). Flagstaff, Arizona.
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Old 07-20-2007, 02:29 AM   #9
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I know "almost" doesn't count, but this question brought back an old memory. I graduated from high school in 1973 and I had tickets to see Gordon my senior year in Boise, Idaho (either late '72 or early '73.) I was so excited. Then the concert was cancelled because Gordon's dad was ill. I was so bummed. He did not return to our area until November 18, 1982 and I finally got to see him. Yes, it was worth the wait! I have now seen him 7 times total. So, I am coming up on my 25th anniversary, but it could have been my 35th.
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Old 07-20-2007, 06:19 AM   #10
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1969. I was very young at the time. :D
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Old 07-20-2007, 07:23 AM   #11
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October 1976 in Duluth, Minnesota.
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Old 07-20-2007, 08:38 AM   #12
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I think I first saw him in 1969 or 1970 in Detroit at U of D in the gymnasium. Just him...no band. At one time I found the exact date somewhere on line, but I can't find it now. Does anyone know where that site is? Wayne Francis' site only goes back to 1974.

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PS. Tim and Paul...I was there too! I think I have about 25 GL concerts under my belt, most of them from the 70's!
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Old 07-20-2007, 09:09 AM   #13
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Quote:
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1969. I was very young at the time. :D
Ah, we were all very young in the summer of '69 (speaking for myself, 17. It was a very good year )
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Old 07-20-2007, 10:11 AM   #14
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Quote:
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1969. I was very young at the time. :D
a babe in arms I'm sure..
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Old 07-20-2007, 10:51 AM   #15
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Annie,
Me too!!!!
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Old 07-20-2007, 10:52 AM   #16
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Whoops...I was 16!
The older I get, the worse my math gets. Plus I try to forget when my birthday is! (Oct)
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Old 07-20-2007, 11:05 AM   #17
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<<a babe in arms I'm sure.. >>

A babe ... hmmmm ... and Annie, you were right. It was a GREAT year.
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Old 07-20-2007, 11:14 AM   #18
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October 28, 1975 in Frankfurt,Germany and then again on June 24,1976-same town, different venue.
And that was it. Maybe in 2008? WeŽll see. Vera
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Old 07-20-2007, 01:12 PM   #19
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1977 - Minneapolis

I'm up to 32 concerts including various venues in the Twin Cities. Also Duluth, Superior, WI, Bayfield, WI, Sault St. Marie, MI, Cedar Rapids, IA, Massey Hall in Toronto, and the Paramount in Aurora, IL.

Planning 3 more in September and will add Rochester, MN to my list.
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Old 07-20-2007, 01:36 PM   #20
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September 1976 at the Daughters of the American Revolution Hall in Washington D.C.. He was *so* drunk.
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Old 07-20-2007, 03:31 PM   #21
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Eliz. I've seen him that way too. Not a happy memory.
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Old 07-20-2007, 03:57 PM   #22
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1990 - Rapid City
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Old 07-20-2007, 04:05 PM   #23
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Hey there,got the day off and here I am! :D

Young in the summer of '69,oh yes! I was all of age 1 on 6/13/69 plus 2 months when Woodstock took place!

Sometimes it bugs me that I missed such a great time in music but then I think of the troubled times that went with it.

Isn;t it weir how throught history when the world had such simple things in life that others made it harder to live?

Now that people have too many things,it's all too easy and it feels like there's nothing to really get excited about. Boy this decade is dull,no meaning to it like the decades of the 20th century.

Okay,I'll stop rambling now,I wasn't born a Ramblin' Man! :D LOL!
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Old 07-20-2007, 05:06 PM   #24
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Quote:
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Boy this decade is dull,no meaning to it like the decades of the 20th century.
Stay tuned....history repeats itself, each time in a different guise.
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Hmm...

It was 1977 in New Orleans.
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