PDA

View Full Version : How Was your First Concert of "The Offspring"? Where? When?



bhg_rulz2
01-07-2009, 02:12 PM
I'm still waiting for that day =/...last time the came to Mexico was in 1998 =(

Oxygene
01-07-2009, 02:14 PM
I'm still waiting for that day =/...last time the came to Mexico was in 1998 =(

Jan 27th 1999 Prague, Czech Republic with Sprung Monkey... it was awesome :)

nameless
01-07-2009, 02:19 PM
20th january 2001 at wembley arena! that show will take some beating!

Grimesy da Offspringfan
01-07-2009, 02:24 PM
2008. july 5th, Hungary. Best day (night) ever!

Alex101
01-07-2009, 02:26 PM
July 2nd, 2005 (my 16th birthday) at the Pier 30/32 in San Francisco. It was the only time thus far that I've been to an Offspring concert, but the show was really awesome.

bouncingcoles
01-07-2009, 02:29 PM
mansfield MA at the river rave. worst concert ever except for offspring of course

Oxygene
01-07-2009, 02:32 PM
2008. july 5th, Hungary. Best day (night) ever!

Yeah it was pretty good :)

RODNEYMULLEN
01-07-2009, 02:35 PM
May 14, 2004 in Detroit. That concert was fucking amazing. You know those credicard hall bootlegs? Well it was exactly like that concert.

~|Vredina|~
01-07-2009, 02:37 PM
December the 3rd 2008, Moscow. It was incredible :)

cool 2 hate 681
01-07-2009, 02:48 PM
november 18th 2000 los angeles ca at the great western forum with cypress hill and mxpx

Gayman
01-07-2009, 03:05 PM
I am soooo jealous of you all :(

Pablo_Asturias
01-07-2009, 04:04 PM
21st September 2005 in Oviedo. Unforgettable!!

brian.offspring
01-07-2009, 04:07 PM
october - 16 - 2004
Buenos Aires, Argentina
FCO stadium... it was awesome, i'll never forget this show.. Also, it was my very first show
but las time i saw them (2008) was better!

Tijs
01-07-2009, 04:14 PM
February 28th 2004, Milan, Italy. One of the best nights ever. Big ass venue and a great supporting band, which I really liked back then.

Tomasisko
01-07-2009, 04:21 PM
July 4th 2008 in Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic. The best night ever

dff_punk
01-07-2009, 04:23 PM
July 4th 2008 in Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic. The best night ever

This, exactly :)

Szandi
01-07-2009, 04:29 PM
2004. Wiesen.
That was funny.

jacknife737
01-07-2009, 05:00 PM
Warped Tour 2005, the stop in Barrie (Toronto).

SplinterByMyOwnDesign
01-07-2009, 05:05 PM
March 1st 2008, Soundwave - Adelaide. It's in the Fan Journal section. :p

Best day/night of my life.

Jojan
01-07-2009, 06:17 PM
A nice summer day in 1999 (on 24/8-99). I only remember that I first thought it was another "The Offspring" than what I had thought of when the first band got on stage. It was my first concert and the band was No Fun At All, which I have now seen at least twice since.

Anyway, except for that I remember them playing Americana because I pointed my middle finger during it, despite my sister being next to me. Creppy stuff. I also remember thinking it was strange that they took a break which I now understand was "Intermission". Also the fat guy in front of me who smelled too much, and the ass kicking of the Backstreet Boys.

They actually mentioned that show in an interview recently. Let's see if I can find it.

Gustavo
01-07-2009, 06:59 PM
November 9th, 2008. After 16 and a half hours, I had arrived in Belo Horizonte. It was fuckin' amazing. =]
All the 33 hours in the bus were totally worth it. I'd do it all again if I could.

_Lost_
01-07-2009, 08:18 PM
i saw 'em sometime in sept. '08... don't remember the day. IT WAS AWESOME!!!

jonbb11
01-07-2009, 09:09 PM
I saw them for the first time in May of 2008 at the KROQ Weenie Roast y Fiesta. To have listened to them practically all my life and then to finally see them live for the first time is something I will never forget.

Mike_911
01-07-2009, 09:20 PM
July 23, 1997 - Kool Haus - Toronto

Mike_911
01-07-2009, 09:21 PM
May 14, 2004 in Detroit. That concert was fucking amazing. You know those credicard hall bootlegs? Well it was exactly like that concert.

I was there and I can back this. The venue was sorta the same.. That show was awesome in Detroit. One of the best Offspring shows I've seen. I hope they play there again at the same venue this year. I saw them at St Andrews in 98 too and that was also awesome.

StayInTheHouseCarl
01-07-2009, 09:23 PM
july 2001 at the universal amphitheater (now the gibson)
i was in 8th grade, first real concert ever. and it probably was the best offspring concert to start with, they had that awesome back alley set built.

RobinoZombie
01-08-2009, 02:58 AM
February 28th 2004, Milan, Italy. One of the best nights ever. Big ass venue and a great supporting band, which I really liked back then.

So you dont dig the horrorpops anylonger?;)

My first offspring show was June 6 2001, In stockholm Sweden, at Annexet, the concert was supposed to go off at the globe arena, but due to lack off ticketsales, they chose the smaller arena.

Great stuff, We got dirty magic....HA!

offspringer24
01-08-2009, 03:12 AM
civic hall wolverhampton 1995, dont know exact date. only time ive heard beheaded live in the 10+ times ive seen them! :(

Oxygene
01-08-2009, 03:36 AM
civic hall wolverhampton 1995, dont know exact date. only time ive heard beheaded live in the 10+ times ive seen them! :(

I envy anyone who saw them during the smash era...

findout5
01-08-2009, 04:08 AM
1998, Oporto, Portugal - And I've shared the gig with you guys :P

the_real_potomek
01-08-2009, 04:19 AM
July 4th 2008, Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic. Ahh, that was awesome.
I regret so much that I couldn't have gone to the concerts they played in Poland:(

holland25
01-08-2009, 04:35 AM
Nowhere, never. I still have the ticket to Rock for People though. Does that count? :D

Rutegard
01-08-2009, 04:58 AM
2001, lisbon, pavilhão atlantico,
not my best offspring concert

findout5
01-08-2009, 05:01 AM
2001, lisbon, pavilhão atlantico,
not my best offspring concert

Don't complain :p That was a great show...Pay the man live...:)

Rutegard
01-08-2009, 05:04 AM
Don't complain :p That was a great show...Pay the man live...:)

yes yes, and special delivery :)
but in the 2004 i was at the barricades !!

the_real_potomek
01-08-2009, 05:12 AM
Nowhere, never. I still have the ticket to Rock for People though. Does that count? :D

you had the ticket and you didn't come to the concert? why?

dff_punk
01-08-2009, 05:16 AM
Cause he was very sick. We were all waiting for him... :o

holland25
01-08-2009, 05:17 AM
As he said.

the_real_potomek
01-08-2009, 05:21 AM
I'm sorry then. Hope you'll have chance to go to a concert this year:D

holland25
01-08-2009, 05:23 AM
Yeah, I hope the same too. I actually even wanted to go to Berlin, and now I hate myself because I didn't.

MAXTER
01-08-2009, 05:36 AM
The only one show that I saw, was on Thursday 1 Febraury 2001 @ Palaverde, Treviso, Italy. Conspiracy Of One Era
It was very very amazing to see my favourite band live on the stage for first time :eek:
I remember very well that day :rolleyes:
That Year The Offspring Sings For 4 Shows in Italy!!! And Now???
The special guest (before to sings the Offspring) was A.F.I. at that time I didn't know who were
I'll hope to see in their next show more still better, cause this time I know all their songs to sing....:D:

Afi + The Offspring :rolleyes:




Come To Italy or Poland!!!!! Please!!!!!!

findout5
01-08-2009, 05:43 AM
AFI opened for them on the entire European tour. What a great bill!

Oxygene
01-08-2009, 06:13 AM
The only one show that I saw, was on Thursday 1 Febraury 2001 @ Palaverde, Treviso, Italy. Conspiracy Of One Era
It was very very amazing to see my favourite band live on the stage for first time :eek:
I remember very well that day :rolleyes:
That Year The Offspring Sings For 4 Shows in Italy!!! And Now???
The special guest (before to sings the Offspring) was A.F.I. at that time I didn't know who were
I'll hope to see in their next show more still better, cause this time I know all their songs to sing....

Afi + The Offspring :rolleyes:




Come To Italy or Poland!!!!! Please!!!!!!

It was sun eats hours I was at that show too :)

MAXTER
01-08-2009, 06:56 AM
It was sun eats hours I was at that show too :)

who are the sun eats hours??????:D

Oxygene
01-08-2009, 07:12 AM
who are the sun eats hours??????:D

a band from italy.. nice guys.. I went to the trabendo with two of them to the club show in 03

МЫША
01-08-2009, 07:15 AM
You lucky beggars :)! I even cannot dream about such :(

I live in an ass of the world :mad:

findout5
01-08-2009, 07:39 AM
You lucky beggars :)! I even cannot dream about such :(

I live in an ass of the world :mad:

No way...where you live is like the intestine. Spain would be the ass! Portugal is the shit :(

МЫША
01-08-2009, 08:13 AM
No way...where you live is like the intestine. Spain would be the ass! Portugal is the shit :(
I live in Siberia! That I could fly to Moscow on a concert, the big money are necessary for me :(

HalfxTruism
01-08-2009, 09:07 AM
My first Show was October 31, Personal Fest in Buenos Aires, Argentina :D It was one of the best days in my life and the best show I've ever seen. Hope they come back soon D:

Offspring-Junkie
01-08-2009, 10:03 AM
Rock im Park 08 (festival): I loved every second of it. But at the time the Offspring were on stage (without Greg) I was surrounded by Metallica fans. They weren't in party mood at that time. But it was sure one ass-kickin weekend, the best of my life. Camping was funny, too.

Blitzkrieg Bop
01-08-2009, 11:08 AM
24 September 2004, Johannesburg, South Africa :cool:

It was absolutely awesome ... best day of my life

offspring_freak_3
01-08-2009, 11:24 AM
november 15 - 2008, in fortaleza, Brazil.

best fuckin day of my life. it was worth every minute of the 18 hours i spent in the fuckin car travelin far away of my home :cool:

MasoN
01-08-2009, 01:00 PM
2005 July, Warp Tour, Barrie, Ontario!

very short, 7 songs only, but to see them live standing 20 feet away - priceless !!! probably the best day of my life so far!!!!!!

dr.vanessa
01-08-2009, 01:06 PM
2008.july 8th in Athens(Rockwave Festival) i had been waiting for this momment for almost 13 years and it happened in the best way ..because i met the band backstage as well xD i couldn't even believe it cause i didn't win the meeting ticket on a competition i didn't even know there was a possibillity to meet them but finally i was too lucky:D i wish all the Forums members to feel that happy one day!!!!!:)

MAXTER
01-08-2009, 01:34 PM
2008.july 8th in Athens(Rockwave Festival) i had been waiting for this momment for almost 13 years and it happened in the best way ..because i met the band backstage as well xD i couldn't even believe it cause i didn't win the meeting ticket on a competition i didn't even know there was a possibillity to meet them but finally i was too lucky:D i wish all the Forums members to feel that happy one day!!!!!:)

I wish and wish and hope....:)

grzybms
01-09-2009, 06:50 AM
4th July 2008 in Hradec Kralove (Rock For People)
Great show :D

Tijs
01-09-2009, 07:38 AM
So you dont dig the horrorpops anylonger?;)I meant SunEatsHours :)

Anka
01-09-2009, 09:50 AM
4th July 2008 in Hradec Kralove (Rock For People)
Great show :D

same here... and still I don't understand how can somebody ask you, if you liked the show of your favourite band after so many years of waiting... simply: "my dream has come true"

Oxygene
01-09-2009, 10:31 AM
same here... and still I don't understand how can somebody ask you, if you liked the show of your favourite band after so many years of waiting... simply: "my dream has come true"

Yeah that show was pretty awesome.. I esp enjoyed the fireworks afterward :)

Anka
01-09-2009, 10:44 AM
Yeah that show was pretty awesome.. I esp enjoyed the fireworks afterward :)

I didn't see it... that's the only thing I regret about that day. Me and my brother went after the show to tent, I though that if they wanted to come and toss some quitar picks they would do it right after the show... and I was so sweaty and my brother tired and we were both cold so we just went away:(

Oxygene
01-09-2009, 10:45 AM
I meant SunEatsHours :)

You do know Francesco and this other guy from SEH was there at the 03 trabendo show right?

jacknife737
01-09-2009, 10:46 AM
2005 July, Warp Tour, Barrie, Ontario!

very short, 7 songs only, but to see them live standing 20 feet away - priceless !!!

It was 8 songs, actually, if my memory is correct.

All I Want
Starring At the Sun
The Kids Aren't Alright
Can't Repeat
Bad Habit
Session
Come Out And Play
Self Esteem

But yeah, it was an amazing set. I was pretty close to the stage myself, so we were probably near each other.

TheOldMark
01-09-2009, 10:50 AM
July 25 1999, Jones Beach Amphitheater on Long Island. I had 4th row seats. Still one of the best nights of my life.

bhg_rulz2
01-10-2009, 03:57 PM
It was 8 songs, actually, if my memory is correct.

All I Want
Starring At the Sun
The Kids Aren't Alright
Can't Repeat
Bad Habit
Session
Come Out And Play
Self Esteem

But yeah, it was an amazing set. I was pretty close to the stage myself, so we were probably near each other.

Session was the best! (watch it on video =( lol haha)

jacknife737
01-10-2009, 04:57 PM
Session was the best! (watch it on video =( lol haha)

I know, and I have!

Mike_911
01-10-2009, 05:02 PM
my friend taped session on youtube from barrie.. they played gotta get away too

Davo
01-10-2009, 05:25 PM
My first concert of "The Offspring" was nowhere, never.

Cock Joke
01-10-2009, 05:30 PM
Fuckin' V-Fest 2008 in Baltimore!!! Best...moment...EVER!!!!!!!!!!!1111

Oxygene
01-10-2009, 05:32 PM
My first concert of "The Offspring" was nowhere, never.

That's too bad... They're super great live. You really should make the effort sometime and go see them!

Davo
01-10-2009, 05:36 PM
When they will come to Slovakia.

Zee
01-10-2009, 05:38 PM
Finland, Provinssirock 2001.

5min by bike from my house.

Oxygene
01-10-2009, 05:38 PM
When they will come to Slovakia.

Why? Can you not get a passport for some reason?

Davo
01-10-2009, 05:43 PM
No, but I don't like travel a lot.

Oxygene
01-10-2009, 05:47 PM
No, but I don't like travel a lot.

Well then you haven't seen them, because you chose not to see them. Cmon man make it happen for yourself, it's awesome :)

They played in Sopron in the summer that's like what? Not even an hour drive from BA :)

Davo
01-11-2009, 04:48 AM
I am from eastern Slovakia. Sopron is situated about 600 km from my residence.

Oxygene
01-11-2009, 04:54 AM
I am from eastern Slovakia. Sopron is situated about 600 km from my residence.

I've driven to Bologna to see the offspring, and back the same night.. I think that's further from BP than Sopron is from you. Besides would you not go to Bratislava for an Offspring show? Sopron is like less than 100 km away from that.

Tijs
01-11-2009, 06:21 AM
You do know Francesco and this other guy from SEH was there at the 03 trabendo show right?No I didn't.. I knew they're big Offspring fans but that's about it. But it doesn't really matter, seeing as I wasn't at that show.

Davo
01-11-2009, 06:46 AM
I've driven to Bologna to see the offspring, and back the same night.. I think that's further from BP than Sopron is from you. Besides would you not go to Bratislava for an Offspring show? Sopron is like less than 100 km away from that.

I am afraid of that I would be lost myself there. :D

Dexter_italy
01-11-2009, 08:04 AM
February 28th 2004, Milan, Italy. One of the best nights ever. Big ass venue and a great supporting band, which I really liked back then.

Dude, that was my first too!! :D I was in the front raw, but the air was missing during the horrorpops and I went back :D Such a great night!

rlplaymaker
01-12-2009, 03:34 PM
I didn't get hardcore into the offspring until 2004...only time I have seen em live was Warped Tour 2005. And they havnt been back since.

chriiis
01-12-2009, 05:10 PM
16/10/04 @ Ferro Carril Oeste Stadium, Buenos Aires, Argentina (Quilmes Rock Festival) my first Offspring show!. Also i was on the last Offspring show in Argentina @ 31/10/08 Personal Festival in Buenos Aires. Amazing shows =)

NAwiedzonA
11-29-2009, 07:59 AM
15.08.09 Terchova.

holland25
11-29-2009, 08:08 AM
Yes, the same. Awesome gig and I met the band.

Ajota
11-29-2009, 08:26 AM
11.15.08 - Concert in Fortaleza, CE- Brazil.
Best day of my life!

sappy745
11-29-2009, 09:33 AM
Tomorrow exactly one year ago.

30th November 2008 in Berlin, Germany.
Best day ever. :rolleyes:

Rutegard
11-29-2009, 09:55 AM
atlantic pavillion, lisbon
february 12th 2001

fuck, i loved it!

Tomasisko
11-29-2009, 10:05 AM
Rock for people, 4.7.2008

me too, but the best concert was last year in Terchova probably because I met the band :p

m.offspring.r
11-29-2009, 10:19 AM
first you say (http://offspring.com/forums/showpost.php?p=1239838&postcount=33):


2001, lisbon, pavilhão atlantico,
not my best offspring concert

now


atlantic pavillion, lisbon
february 12th 2001

fuck, i loved it!

hmmm... decide!! :p :p

-----

Rock in Rio: 06-06-2008

dexter12296566
11-29-2009, 10:22 AM
(I am not sure if I already responded)

July 10, 2009 Tsongas Arena Lowell Massachusetts! Fucking Great!

m.offspring.r
11-29-2009, 10:27 AM
(I am not sure if I already responded)

July 10, 2009 Tsongas Arena Lowell Massachusetts! Fucking Great!


search before answer!

dexter12296566
11-29-2009, 10:30 AM
search before answer!

OK so I have responded before. Well I would lose interest after I looked at the first couple pages(I have a short attention span)

Alison
11-29-2009, 10:31 AM
I first saw them in Pukkelpop this year. Unfortunately I didn't get too close and the sound was a bit off, probably just because it was a festival and all.

But I saw them a few days after in Manchester, and they were great! They were really amazing.

Rutegard
11-29-2009, 10:39 AM
first you say (http://offspring.com/forums/showpost.php?p=1239838&postcount=33):



now



hmmm... decide!! :p :p

-----

Rock in Rio: 06-06-2008

ahahah shit lol

hum the truth

i didnt like it that much at the beggining, like i said, i was expecting more interaction from the band, but now that i know how it goes, yes, i fucking loved it :P but still not my fav offy conc :P wish i could travel in time lol

-L-
11-29-2009, 02:51 PM
july 5, 2008 Sopron/Hungary: the first but not the best.

my best show was august 20, 2009 Belgium, Pukkelpop festival. never ever had a party like that.

skitogg
11-29-2009, 03:16 PM
Orlando, Florida 7/16/09

It was awesome and for intermission they threw two giant beach balls at us!!
The lights went out and they said something about needing light to help feed their narcissistic egos and told us all to hold up our phones!! :D

I felt bad and had a headache, though... :(



I wanna see them again!!

Leandro
11-29-2009, 05:55 PM
Recife, Brazil. October, 24th, 2004.

The first concert and the only one.

Thanks, guys, for coming to Recife. I hope to see you again...

Image from the concert (taken by me):
http://img121.imageshack.us/img121/3065/57898375.th.jpg (http://img121.imageshack.us/i/57898375.jpg/)

I arrived there at 12:00 PM. The concert started at 21:00.There was a local band, called "Democratas" that played half an hour. So the show started when Atom came and played Neocon. The people went crazy. It was an amazing show. Noodles threw beer can in public and my friend got it.Till today I have this beer can. Besides photos, it's the only thing that I have from the concert.
The band played 22 songs, including "Blitzkrieg Bop", by Ramones.
It was one of the best days on my life.

SelfEsteem94
11-29-2009, 09:00 PM
May 19th of this year,
and all i can say is it was amazing.

ClunkClunk
11-30-2009, 06:00 PM
I randomly came across this thread today and had to register just so I could share some of the nostalgia of my first Offspring concert.

It was March 31st, 1999, at the Memorial Auditorium in Sacramento. I was a senior in high school and my girlfriend at the time and I went. I drove my beat up Buick station wagon from the town we lived to get to the concert (about 20 miles).

The show rocked. Memorial Auditorium was my favorite place to see a big show in Sacramento (the Crest being my favorite small venue). I remember the Living End being a huge surprise as an opener because they put on a phenomenal set. When the Offspring took the stage, they cemented their place as my favorite band, and haven't left there in 10+ years. Sound quality was good for a decent size venue, and the energy and the connections with the audience were there from the band.

Some of my memories of this show are blurred/combined with the memories of the show on November 24th, 2000, which despite what the Tour Archive says was also at Memorial Auditorium in Sacramento (the venue was moved at the last minute).

I recall the whole "Dexter beating up the Backstreet Boys" stuff, and the set list of both shows being heavy on Americana tracks since it had only been released a few months earlier.

I think I've seen the Offspring a total of five times, and these two are my favorites. Nostalgia probably mostly, but good memories are really what matters.

Cock Joke
11-30-2009, 09:35 PM
The fuckin' V-Fest from 2008 muthafuckaaaaz!!!

Oxygene
12-01-2009, 12:41 AM
It's cool too see how many of peoples "first shows" I was at...

Makes me appreciate what I've been through even more

Isti
12-01-2009, 02:30 AM
March 2th 2004 Vienna, Austria....first row, i caught Noodles pick

It was you know when the dream come true! :)

slagod
12-01-2009, 02:46 AM
I thought I wrote it somewhere, but nevermind, once again :)
Katowice 2001.

Really fucking great show. Played Dirty Magic acoustic :D
I think it was the only one perform I've been to
when they really liked what they were doing.
A lot of talking and good contact with the fans.

Oxygene
12-01-2009, 03:51 AM
March 2th 2004 Vienna, Austria....first row, i caught Noodles pick

It was you know when the dream come true! :)

Gasometer?

Isti
12-01-2009, 04:04 AM
Gasometer?

Yes! Were you there?

zsk
12-01-2009, 04:20 AM
Last august at Wiesbaden (18th of august)
It was awesome, sure
but i have to say; I was a little dissappointed, because i hoped to see them after the show( I know they can't sign autographs after every gig, but i hoped so)
all in all it was a great evening... it was so fucking hot that night ( remember it was in the main summer times)

if you like to get some impressions: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BeM8eiwIhas

TheOldMark
12-01-2009, 02:44 PM
July 25, 1999. Jones Beach, with Lit and The Dickies. One of the greatest nights of my life. Incredible performance.

one hundred punks
12-01-2009, 03:17 PM
06/06/95
Cheektowaga, NY

Blind Melons Pat w/ Vandals, Lunachicks

Cheektowaga is a suburb of Buffalo,NY

I am guessing pat means patio. Amazing show, I think tix were like $12-15.

the_real_potomek
12-01-2009, 03:35 PM
I thought I wrote it somewhere, but nevermind, once again :)
Katowice 2001.

I envy you so much, as you probably know already:p

Oxygene
12-01-2009, 03:42 PM
Yes! Were you there?

take a wild guess...

Krojd
12-01-2009, 04:53 PM
Hey, Oxy, your first Offspring show was in Prague, huh?! Thats awesome, how old were you back in the 1999?

Oxygene
12-02-2009, 12:01 AM
Hey, Oxy, your first Offspring show was in Prague, huh?! Thats awesome, how old were you back in the 1999?

17.. and yeah it was a pretty good show too :)

dav0147
12-02-2009, 08:32 AM
Download 2008 at Donington Park. It was one of the best nights of my life!

Zee
12-02-2009, 12:40 PM
For me the first show was probably the best. I guess it is for the most... the biggest factor was the age, I was 14 years old when I first saw them and wayyy too over excited about it. In front of 15,000 people it was quite an experience for a kid at the age of 14, I swear. :)

I was so lucky to get them to play just near our house, about 5km distance. Hopefully they'll come again, it's the biggest festival in Finland.

Walfri
12-02-2009, 12:42 PM
If I tell you that I´m from Mexico..guess what..
I was too young the last time they came, so I couldn't go..but now, I´m waiting for them..
I wish they come soon..!

nancyoff
12-03-2009, 05:05 PM
I'm still waiting for that day =/...last time the came to Mexico was in 1998 =(

really?
I was only 8 then....

i haven´t been at any concert of them
but...
I´v have a dream about it and it was
awesome, so...

COME TO MEXICO AGAIN PLEASE
(we will pay for the tickets :D )