In this First Concert Ever segment, the indietronica duo, LIINKS, talks about the stories of their first experiences with live music. You can check out the story, after the break.
My first concert…..It was Ice T, the Iceberg Tour, 1990 at the Royal Theatre in Victoria BC. Low Profile, a California-based rap group made up of WC & DJ Aladdin (who had just won the USA DMC championship) opened the show and were joined by a then unknown rapper named Coolio. I remember them throwing CDs out into the crowd and a few people threw them back haha.
At the time of the show, there was a big push with censorship from the US government led by Tipper Gore, demanding that parental advisory stickers be put on CDs with explicit language. Two Live Crew & NWA both had recently been in legal problems with arrests being made after their shows. I was a young kid and was totally overwhelmed when the announcement was made that Ice T had been arrested by the Victoria Police Department. The crowd started booing and throwing things and finally, Ice T revealed himself, proclaiming “Fuck the police” and launching into his first song, Freedom of Speech. It was a night I’ll never forget and I knew at that time I wanted to become and hip-hop DJ when I grew up.
Oh and here’s a pic of Georgia wearing the t-shirt I got that night.
My first concert I thiiiiiiink was Area One Festival in Vancouver BC at UBC’s Thunderbird Stadium….The Roots, Outkast, Moby and Nelly Furtado. I actually got so messed up on various substances and have a hard time remembering everything that went down but it was quite a day…I can’t really go into much more detail than that haha.