TattooNeil's Profile

About me:WELL, HELLO FOLKS!!! MY NAME IS NEIL, AKA TATTOONEIL, AS I'VE BEEN A TATTOOIST SINCE 1978. I WAS BORN & RAISED IN N.Y.C. I'VE BEEN INTO MUSIC FOR AS LONG AS I CAN REMEMBER. IN FACT, I CAN REMEMBER SINGING TO MOTOWN SONGS ON THE RADIO PROBABLY AROUND 5 YEARS OLD. I'M ALWAYS SINGING, & BANGING ON SOMETHING, AS I ALWAYS WANTED TO BE A DRUMMER AS WELL. I CAN'T DO EITHER VERY WELL, LOL, BUT THAT'S MY PASSION. I COULDN'T IMAGINE LIFE WITHOUT MUSIC.

GROWING UP IN N.Y. I WAS VERY FORTUNATE TO HAVE HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO ATTEND MY FIRST ABB SHOW AT THE FILLMORE EAST. ACTUALLY, I WENT TO SEE CANNED HEAT, & SOME CATS CALLED THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND OPENED THE SHOW, & I'VE BEEN HOOKED EVER SINCE. THAT WAS 12-12-70, & I WAS JUST 14 YEARS OLD, & MY SECOND ABB SHOW WAS IN CENTRAL PARK ON 7-21-71, OR 7-26-71, SO I GOT TO SEE THE ORIGINAL LINEUP TWICE. MOVING BACK A BIT, MY VERY FIRST CONCERT WAS "TEN YEARS AFTER" AT THE "CAPITOL THEATER" IN PORTCHESTER, N.Y., NOT TO BE CONFUSED WITH THE "CAPITOL" IN PASSAIC, N.J. WHERE I ASLO LIVED & WENT TO CATHOLIC SCHOOL FOR A WHILE AFTER MY PARENTS DIVORCED.

IT PROBABLY SOUNDS LIKE I'M GETTING OFF TRACK & JUMPING AROUND A BIT. SORRY ABOUT THAT. MY SECOND FILLMORE EAST EXPERIENCE WAS THE "GRATEFUL DEAD", AGAIN THE ORIGINAL LINEUP ON 4-29-71 WITH THE NRPS OPENING WITH JERRY ON PEDAL STEEL GUITAR, THEN TOOK A BREAK & THE DEAD CAME ON & BLEW MY MIND, & I BELIEVE THEY PLAYED ALL NIGHT. I'M SO GLAD THAT AT SUCH A YOUNG AGE I HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO CATCH THESE BANDS AT SUCH GREAT VENUES THAT ARE NO LONGER AROUND, & HISTORIC.

SAW MANY SHOWS, "FREE" I MIGHT ADD IN CENTRAL PARK AS WELL, SUCH AS THE JEFFERSON AIRPLANE, & THE NRPS. ALL THE OTHER SHOWS YOU HAD TO PAY FOR, & I STILL TO THIS DAY HAVE 90% OF MY TICKET STUBS. THE SCHEAFFER MUSIC FESTIVAL TICKETS WENT FOR $1.50 & $2.50. I SAW MANY TIMES ANOTHER ONE OF MY ABSOLUTE FAVORITE BANDS OF ALL TIME, "POCO", & STILL HAVE THE WHOLE TICKET, & THE PRICE WAS $1.50, AMAZING. CAUGHT LEE MICHAELS THERE, TERRY REED, & COUNTLESS OTHERS. THEN WE HAD THE FELT FORUM, HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY, THE CALDERONE CONCERT HALL, THE ACADEMY OF MUSIC, WHICH WAS QUITE THE PLACE & AREA. CAUGHT SAVOY BROWN & TEN YEARS AFTER THERE QUITE A BIT. MAN, THOSE SURE WERE THE DAYS, & I SURE MISS THEM, BUT LIFE CHANGES AS DO PEOPLE.

WILL WRITE MORE AS THE COBWEBS CLEAR.

MY LIVE TRADING LIST CAN BE FOUND AT:

HTTP://WWW.DB.ETREE.ORG/TATTOONEIL
Member Since:September 9, 2006
Last Login:September 19, 2006
Location:Lynnwood, WA
Birthday:September 13
Schools:I WASN'T MUCH FOR SCHOOL. IN THE EARLY 70'S ALL I WANTED TO DO WAS SEE & HEAR MUSIC, GET HIGH, & ENJOY LIFE.
General Interests:MUSIC OF COURSE, TATTOOING, HARLEY DAVIDSONS, & MOST OF ALL MY DAUGHTER JESSICA WHO WILL BE 25 NEXT MONTH, & NATURALLY NAMED AFTER DICKEY BETTS SONG.

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