My First Gig: Dave Grohl


Robert Plant - Capital Center, Maryland, USA

"Technically, my first ever gig was the Jackson 5 at the Ohio State Fair, but I was only a baby at the time so I don't remember it. The first 'real' rock show I ever saw was Robert Plant. I was probably about 15 years old, and it was really foreign to me because up until then I'd only ever seen local bands in clubs and halls. Everything was so much bigger, and I noticed straight away that it wasn't loud as watching, say, Bad Brains in tiny little room in Washington DC. It was incredible, though. He did a load of Zeppelin songs as well as a bunch of solo stuff. At the time I was a total Zeppelin freak, so that was pretty much as close as I could get to the real deal."