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Best concerts you've ever attended
« on: March 11, 2019, 10:56:32 pm »
I have been to many.  I think it is a toss up between Fleetwood Mac and Kansas. You haven't lived until you have seen Stevie Nicks almost face plant after chugging Jack D.
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« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2019, 11:07:18 pm »
Its hard to say which was best but I can tell you which was most physically demanding - Led Zep in 1977 two and a half hours at 90 degrees 20 ft from the stage with a 110 lb girlfriend on the shoulders. Couldn't hear a thing for three days.
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« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2019, 11:21:16 pm »
I haven't seen that many. Both Dylan and Peter Tosh were very good shows.

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« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2019, 11:39:43 pm »
Boston and Nightwish

Trans Siberia Orchestra is on the bucket list...
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« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2019, 11:43:26 pm »
The one that made my ears bleed was Nazareth.  The opening act was Black Oak Arkansas.    Jim Dandy to the rescue...
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« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2019, 12:07:40 am »
RUSH - Jackson, MS - 1982


Also, if you get the opportunity to see Steve Winwood, don't pass it up.  Saw him in Atlanta three years ago.  It was an awesome show.
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« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2019, 12:59:57 am »
Iron Butterfly.....69 Mississippi River Festival...just to hear their one and only hit..In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida..some drunk vomited on my blanket....

Johnny Mathais..[don't judge..I got free tickets turned out to be a good show]...Mississippi River Festival

John Denver...Mississippi River Festival....early 70's

Beach Boys.... "  '''

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« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2019, 01:01:19 am »
I won free tickets on the radio to a Fleetwood Mac show... they were great, even if not my exact band and type of music.

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« Reply #8 on: March 12, 2019, 01:11:08 am »
Madhouse Rock (Alice Cooper) '79
America ('74)
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band (3X) '75-'76-'77
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« Reply #9 on: March 12, 2019, 01:16:02 am »
The London Symphony Orchestra string section, at the Barbican Centre, performing works by Britten, Elgar and R.V. Williams, including Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis, which I regard as the most beautiful piece of music composed in the 20th century.
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« Reply #10 on: March 12, 2019, 01:16:27 am »
Humble Pie, and maybe the next best was ZZ Top.  T-Rex, Todd Rundgren, Bowie (in his Ziggy Stardust days), Willie Nelson, Little Feat, Bonnie Raitt, Joe Ely, John Hiatt and Buddy Guy, BB King, and even Alice Cooper was great.  And, so many more.  Speaking of Black Oak, they played for a "house party" at the place next to Graceland.  Awesome party.  Music gives me joy.

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« Reply #11 on: March 12, 2019, 01:17:20 am »
Iron Butterfly.....69 Mississippi River Festival...just to hear their one and only hit..In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida..some drunk vomited on my blanket....

Johnny Mathais..[don't judge..I got free tickets turned out to be a good show]...Mississippi River Festival

John Denver...Mississippi River Festival....early 70's

Beach Boys.... "  '''

I've forgotten many others....

Johnny Mathis had a beautiful voice.

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« Reply #12 on: March 12, 2019, 01:23:51 am »
Meatloaf, Bat out of Hell rock opera.  Justbfar enough away from the stage that the sweat he was slinging couldn't hit me.

Kris Kristofferson, no band just a man and his guitar singing his own poetry.  https://www.houstonpress.com/music/kris-kristofferson-delivers-a-debate-night-sermon-at-redneck-country-club-8847238

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« Reply #13 on: March 12, 2019, 01:27:34 am »
Humble Pie, and maybe the next best was ZZ Top.  T-Rex, Todd Rundgren, Bowie (in his Ziggy Stardust days), Willie Nelson, Little Feat, Bonnie Raitt, Joe Ely, John Hiatt and Buddy Guy, BB King, and even Alice Cooper was great.  And, so many more.  Speaking of Black Oak, they played for a "house party" at the place next to Graceland.  Awesome party.  Music gives me joy.


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« Reply #14 on: March 12, 2019, 01:27:56 am »
Best concert I missed...

Beatles at Busch Stadium....best friend's dad promised to get tickets..he had connections...major fail..even he couldn't get them...I cried and cried....I missed seeing Paul 8888crybaby
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« Reply #16 on: March 12, 2019, 01:38:27 am »
Back in the day....
Rush
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Iron Maiden - had back stage passes, managed to fenagle that into a about 4 hours at the after show party, spent 3 of those sitting on a couch talking guitars, amplifiers and general musicianship w lead guitarist Adrian Smith.

But the best one was the one where my band opened for Molly Hatchett

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« Reply #17 on: March 12, 2019, 01:40:24 am »
Rush
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Iron Maiden - had back stage passes, managed to fenagle that into a about 4 hours at the after show party, spent 3 of those sitting on a couch talking guitars, amplifiers and general musicianship w lead guitarist Adrian Smith.

But the best one was the one where my band opened for Molly Hatchett

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« Reply #18 on: March 12, 2019, 01:42:17 am »
And, Marshall Tucker up in the Ozarks.

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« Reply #19 on: March 12, 2019, 01:48:31 am »
Back in the day....

I only saw the usual. Van Halen with David Lee Roth was the biggest party. Saw them with Sammy Hagar. Foreigner. Styx. Heart. Journey. Megadeath. ZZ Top twice. BTO. Rush. Judas Priest. A nice surprise was Three Doors Down with Seether and Shinedown. Boston. Bryan Adama. DIO was the loudest. When they hit it they blew every circuit breaker in the venue. There were more.
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« Reply #20 on: March 12, 2019, 01:50:47 am »
Boston and Nightwish

Trans Siberia Orchestra is on the bucket list...

Nightwish is certainly on my top too. They put on an amazing show. I got lucky enough to be able to do an event photoshoot  for Floor's second show. (And have seen them 3 other times).


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« Reply #21 on: March 12, 2019, 02:05:43 am »
I had to think about this awhile, but the "concerts" I most enjoyed weren't really concerts at all.  Just a bunch of good folks gathered around the porch at Hondo Crouch's place on a Saturday afternoon listening to folks, many of whom went on to great things, jam while hugging my honey.

That little place is now known as Luckenbach these days.
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« Reply #22 on: March 12, 2019, 02:10:25 am »
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« Reply #23 on: March 12, 2019, 02:25:09 am »
I had to think about this awhile, but the "concerts" I most enjoyed weren't really concerts at all.  Just a bunch of good folks gathered around the porch at Hondo Crouch's place on a Saturday afternoon listening to folks, many of whom went on to great things, jam while hugging my honey.

That little place is now known as Luckenbach these days.
My Grandma-in-law's Kitchen (large, even by McMansion standards, the largest room in her house) was the Saturday night gathering place, guitars, a fiddle, mandolin, even a banjo or two, and despite Grandma's mild objections a bit of whiskey... Good times, though, and fond memories.

...That and on the back porch of the 'big house' when I was working on an Archaeological crew in Va.
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« Reply #24 on: March 12, 2019, 02:56:17 am »
My first show was a Grateful Dead show.
Yes, I has been a long strange trip, even if trip doesn't mean what it used to anymore.

Some standouts were the Dead circa 77
Yes, in the round, 78?
Springsteen 79
Queen 82.
Willie Nelson 99.
Stevie Ray Vaughan 89/90?

Two Tons of Steel and Asleep at the Wheel, several times, I love those two bands

Paul's Simon and Bob Dylan, same show, 2002, I think, both together, same bill.
I could actually understand and follow Dylan, with Charlie Robison on guitar.

Two that shocked me how good they were, although I like them both as writers, I had no idea how good them were live.

James Taylor, great band and great show, free tickets, to boot!

Lyle Lovett and his large band.
Every, and I mean every,  musician on the stage was top notch.
Opened up with a hard swing version of Count Basie's Tickle Toe, and I was hooked.