Centre National Des Arts Ottawa, ON K1P, Canada

First concert: Chris de Burgh, October 31, 1981

Who knew that the @Findery team singing Lady in Red at the New Year's karaoke party would knock free a clog in my memory revealing that my first ever concert wasn't Elvis Costello and the Attractions (1982) or Bob Dylan (November 1981), but Chris de Burgh at the National Arts Center. I must have gone with Diane and Tanya as they were crazy fans.

For my poor Canadian teenage mind, Patricia the Stripper was the raciest thing ever. If you're unfamiliar with this tune, check out the video from a performance in South Africa.

Thanks to concert nerds online, here's the set list for that show:

http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/chris-de-burgh/1981/national-arts-centre-ottawa-on-canada-3bdd946c.html