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    Your Best Concert Ever

    What was your best concert ever?

    I want to hear from the older and the younger.

    My favorite was Big Head Todd in 94 or 95 at the State Theater in Kalamazoo. A band I had never heard of opened up for them - Dave Matthews.

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    two actually....Ike and Tina Turner,also at the State Theater in Kalamazoo,1971
    Sha Na Na at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center Saratoga N.Y. 1976

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    Talking Heads at SUNY@Buffalo on the Speaking in Tongues tour. David Byrne came out with a boom-box and guitar and played psycho killer and then the band grew by one member a song until they were all out there. The Clash (-Jones) were excellent too. Wish I would have seen them with Mick Jones in the lineup.
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    1976, The Sex Pistols, in a Pub in London
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    My 1st Dead show (Saratoga Performing Arts Center 6/18/83). Some Head gave me a ticket, and all I could give him for it was an orange. He said "it's better than nothing" and walked away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by michiganboy View Post
    What was your best concert ever?

    I want to hear from the older and the younger.

    My favorite was Big Head Todd in 94 or 95 at the State Theater in Kalamazoo. A band I had never heard of opened up for them - Dave Matthews.


    1971 Tampa Stadium. Led Zepplin tearin' it up and one huge gigantic smoke screen over the field.

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    Red Hot Chili Peppers. New Years time frame 1987. Small club in Vancouver called Graceland. Original line up. No MTV baggy pant losers there then. A crowd that actually knew the band before they got way popular. RIP Hillel.
    Another RHCP at the Gorge in Washington. Some little band called the Foo Fighters opened up. Heard of them???
    Soundgardens last concert in Seattle. Presidents of the United States of America opened.
    Many punk shows in the 80's in Seattle. Dr. Know always put on a good show. Charged GBH, 7 seconds.
    Smaller venues were always my favorites.

    Ah crap. flashbacks hitting me now. Must grab IPOD.

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    Not so much a concert - but Richard Humpty Vission @ Motor Detroit
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    i was at srv's show the night he died. while he was amazing, few people talk about clapton that night. i was really floored by that show.

    dream theater last month was amazing.

    the first monsters of rock tour (in the u.s.) was awesome. people talk about metallica and vh, etc. however, the scorps were friggin amazing.

    one of the best guitar solos i've ever seen live was steve morse with deep purple.....it was the falling into infinity tour for dream theater.
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    I haven't been to too many concerts in my day, unfortunately, but a year ago i saw Deathcab For Cutie in the orpheum theater in Madison.


    While i do like deathcab, i was hesitant to even go, not exactly what i pictured as a "concert" band, alas the venue made it worth while, no matter where you're at you're right on the stage and despite their girly music, when live they kinda know how to rock, and the band that opened for them was pretty good...can't think of their name right now, some british band.

    That said, i saw metallica when i was in 7th grade...that was pretty fun

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    White Zombie - Backroom Austin, Tx Jan. '93

    Union Underground - Backroom Austin, Tx Aug. '00 (some little band called Linkin Park opened for them before their first album came out)

    Vevet Revolver - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre San Antonio, Tx. Nov. '05

    Gilby Clark(ex-GnR guitarist) - Sneakers San Antonio, Tx Dec. '95

    KoRn - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre San Antonio, Tx Nov. '02

    Marilyn Manson - Verizon Wireless Amphithetre San Antonio, Tx Jul. '01

    I have been to lots of shows but these stick out in my mind for various reasons.

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    This one is easy. 1983 US Festival - which happened to be the weekend I graduated college.

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    Tie between Bowie outside Chicago (I think 1989, supposed to be last tour with old hits) and Elvis Costello in Wisconsin (? 1990).

    I'm not counting the dozens of blues clubs I went to in Chicago in the late 80's / early 90's - those were awesome.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe View Post
    1976, The Sex Pistols, in a Pub in London
    yer kidding....right ?!?!?!?!?!?

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    That being said, Ive seen so many concerts its hard to say....
    The Clash first time in USA at Univ. Pa skating rink...
    The 'Stones in the 70's....
    Keef Richards Expensive Winos in '89.....
    NightHawks in '80....
    The Ramones always put on a suuuuuper hi-energy, great show as did
    the most awsome femalian of all time, Joan Jett....


    The WORST :

    #1 no question....The Grateful Dead in Philly, '79. I thought it would never
    end. Rusty fork impaling genitals would have been less painful.

    Kinks, the Tower '80...WTF were they thinking ?!?!?!? Drunk and 500dbs
    of out-of-tune noize

    The Professionals....East Side Club '80. See above only less inspired. Yawn.

    Oh well.....music, I could go on for ever but Ill mercifully end it here
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    Too young to see any great punk rock but I saw The Police at a dive called Merlins in I think 1979. I knew the club owner's son. Met the boys backstage. I had a fake ID in 1982 to see U2 in another dive called Headliners. Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown also played a dump in the early 80s, I can't recall the name but I should have a playbill somewhere. Frank Zappa in 1983 was great, he didn't mind playing some of the older stuff.

    Smaller venues are the best.

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    Quote Originally Posted by -=Łem in Pa=- View Post

    Kinks, the Tower '80...
    Lol. I saw them that year at Stabler Arena in Bethlehem. I enjoyed the show, except for the part where someone in the crowd very nearly started a fight with the lead singer of the opening act.

    A funny story about that night was that my (future)Father-in-law and mother-in-law, caught a ride on the opening act's tour bus and drank Foster's with them. The band was INXS, at that time, an unknown.

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    Best and worst on the same night.
    The greatest concert I saw was KISS in 2004 in Brisvagas. They had 12 members of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra with them.

    The same night opened with Machine *** Fellatio. They were sh1thouse.

    Many years ago I also saw Prince in concert.....amazing.
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    Grand Slam Summer Jam in the Kingdome in Seattle 1982
    Foreigner
    Blue Oyster Cult
    Joan Jett
    Bryan Adams
    I can't remember the others


    also Tom Petty 1983 seattle center
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    The absolute best was a band called 45th Parallel which is a group of unknown old guys who do tribute song shows. Second best was Twisted Sister. And as stupid as it sounds, Weird Al is the third best. He really goes all out.
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    Santana, 1996 Olympics Centennial Park after the bombing. Half a million people moving as one.

    The Beatles 1964 Indiana State Fair
    Just because I was there

    Jimi Hendrix 1969 Indiana Fairgrounds Coliseum
    We knew the worm had turned.

    The Dixie Dregs 1993 The Vogue
    They were almost an hour late, after the first song no one cared.
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    Yes.

    Fragile Tour.

    March 1972.

    Shippensburg, PA

    Crazy Horse opened for them.

    It may have been something I ate that made it so memorable, though. ;-)


    That was the best I remember, but there are lots more.

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    oooh easy!

    It was about 3 weeks ago here is Salt Lake City. A free concert by Calexico.

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    I can't name one..... but these are some of the most memorable ones I've attended among others...

    The Ventures: 1966 @ Bill Chickering Theater, Yokohama, Japan
    Grand Funk Railroad: 1971 @ Kourauen, Tokyo, Japan
    Led Zeppelin: 1972 @ The Budoukan, Tokyo, Japan
    Pink Floyd: 1975 @ LA Sports Arena
    Peter Frampton, Yes, Rick Wakeman: 1976 @ Anaheim Stadium
    Jethro Tull: 1977 @ LA Memorial Colisium
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    Couple of my faves:

    Nirvana in 1993
    Sunny Day Real Estate in 1997

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    Sigur Ros at The Joint in Vegas (Hard Rock Casino)

    Radiohead at the Hollywood Bowl

    goodens.....

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