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Best Concert You Ever Attended


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#601 3 years ago

I have been playing bass for 30 years in various bands. I like many genres of music, and have gone to more then 200 shows.

My 1,2,3,4

Paul Simon on the rhythm of the saints tour. He had an all African band and they just were so good

James brown at casino morongo in 2000. I know what your thinking.... fkn casino morongo. It was in the bingo hall, not a big venue, but he had the full band and still had it strong.

I went to that vegoose show and it was legit. I had seen daft punk a month before or so at UC Berkeley, but for me Iggy pop and the stooges were life changing. They did funhouse in its entirety. It was like they were running on millions of car batteries.

Finally I saw spinaltap open for tenacious d in a charity event at the house of blues on the sunset strip. This is the one I drop on you if you have been to 1000's of shows and are un phaseable.

#602 3 years ago
Quoted from rotordave:

The most amazing thing I learnt that day was they said that Elvis never recorded a song he had written.

He co-wrote some of his big songs, like All Shook Up, Love Me Tender and Don't Be Cruel.

#603 3 years ago
Quoted from rotordave:

I went to Graceland last year, it was very cool.
The most amazing thing I learnt that day was they said that Elvis never recorded a song he had written.
That astounded me.
rd

He didn't really need to.

#604 3 years ago
Quoted from vid1900:

He co-wrote some of his big songs, like All Shook Up, Love Me Tender and Don't Be Cruel.

Evidently not. Songwriters would bring songs to Elvis, and because they'd be Insta-hits the Colonel would demand Elvis get songwriting credits (50% of royalties) and of course the Colonel got 50% of that.

I read on an Elvis website that Elvis did evidently write two of his obscure songs, but nobody knows exactly what that input was.

"Elvis shared a writer's credit for "Heartbreak Hotel", his 1st single recorded after Sun sold him to RCA. When asked about it by a reporter, Elvis said "I never wrote a song in my life". And that's what he always said when asked. The Colonal just got him some writer's credits to get both of them some money (the colonal took 50% of everything Elvis earned). But Elvis was always honest about it."

rd

#606 3 years ago

Best for me was Ice T and Body Count at a very small club in Buffalo back in the very early 90's.

Second best would be Stone Temple Pilots and Local H in either Syracuse or Rochester (can't recall as I've seen STP three times).

#607 3 years ago

August 1974. Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young. They played for 4 hours in Long Island

#608 3 years ago

Any Midnight Oil gig. Have seen them over 30 times since the early 80's and they have never disappointed, really looking forward to the tour later this year.

#609 3 years ago

1st was Quiet Riot opening for ZZ Top at the Cow Palace in San Francisco 1984. As a 17 year old, got asked at least 10X on the walk from the parking lot if I wanted to buy drugs. We - my brother and brother in law(both 10 years older) stood about 20ft from the stage. After the heavy metal crowd thinned after Quiet Riot, huge biker dudes started making their way in. My brother says we should move closer to the stage. When ZZ Top comes on he says turn around and look back at the crowd behind us, all of those bikers girls were on their shoulders taking their tops off to flash the band - it was definitely an eye opening experience for me. Next day I had serious concerns about whether I would ever hear correctly again.

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#610 2 years ago

Either one of Andrew Bird's Gezelligheid performances, TV on the Radio with Subtle opening, or The Flaming Lips.

#611 2 years ago

Kenny G

#612 2 years ago

I have to say it was a Quiet Riot concert back in 87 because it led to me meeting my wife. My buddy wanted to see the Monkeys as Astroworld so we drove there and found out it was the next weekend so we then decided to got see Quiet Riot. At the QR concert we met 2 girls. My buddy left with one of them to nail her in the car in the parking garage. I had a GF at the time but she was out of town. The following weekend he was going to go with this girl to the Monkeys and wanted me to go. I said no that I didn't want to be a 3rd wheel and watch them fondle each other all night. She said she would bring a friend if I would go. So I went and the girl with her was cute. We talked and had fun but I didn't try to pull anything because for one she was 16 and I was 19 and I had the GF. So it would up that every time my buddy and this girl would go out they wanted me to go with this other girl. At some point we kissed and the GF got dumped and 6 years later this girl became my wife. We have been married 23 years.

#613 2 years ago
Quoted from dmbjunky:

I went to see Dave Matthews Band for the first time a month ago. The quality of sound and the talent of the band was great. There are some great musicians in that band. They played for 3 hours straight and came back for an encore of 3 songs. I don't know how many people fit in Deer Creek but there were a lot.

+4 because I've seen them 4x
Dave is worth like 300mill and plays his ass off everytime

#614 2 years ago

Yanni

#615 2 years ago

I am glad that i missed this concert event
'Luxury' Fyre Festival is cancelled with ticket-holders still stranded in Bahamas.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/article/39743303/luxury-fyre-festival-is-cancelled-with-ticket-holders-still-stranded-in-bahamas

#616 2 years ago
Quoted from pinwiztom:

I am glad that i missed this concert event
'Luxury' Fyre Festival is cancelled with ticket-holders still stranded in Bahamas.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/article/39743303/luxury-fyre-festival-is-cancelled-with-ticket-holders-still-stranded-in-bahamas

Yeah I've kind of been following this the last couple days. What a shitshow. Not quite what they were advertising.

#617 2 years ago

MJ , back in the days. Awesome !!

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#618 2 years ago
Quoted from pinwiztom:

I am glad that i missed this concert event
'Luxury' Fyre Festival is cancelled with ticket-holders still stranded in Bahamas.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/article/39743303/luxury-fyre-festival-is-cancelled-with-ticket-holders-still-stranded-in-bahamas

That story is pretty hilarious! While I don't wish ill-will on anyone, comments like this are pretty funny ...

""It ended up being the closest thing to war I've ever seen. There was no food, no water. As soon as it got dark it was not a safe place to be"

No food and water for a few hours is the same as bullets flying around your head and mortars going off? Rigggggghhhhtttt

rd

#619 2 years ago

I've been to hundreds of shows over the years. I'm a concert junkie, and I've seen all sorts of groups from all sorts of genres, in various cities in the western US. That said, standouts off the top of my head:

Nine Inch Nails. I've seen Trent Reznor and company many times and in multiple states - from tiny clubs to arenas - and every single show has been mind-blowing. My favorite live act of all time, and by a wide margin. Rumor has it they'll be touring in late-2017. Do yourself a favor and grab tickets. You'll thank me later. Absolutely incredible.

Massive Attack at a small venue about 15 years ago. A total sonic assault, soaked in pure awesomesauce. Other-worldly.

Pearl Jam. Yield tour, the summer before my senior year in high school. I borrowed my dad's van and me and my buddies piled in, tailgated for hours, sang PJ songs in the parking lot with strangers, and had awesome seats for the show. It was one of my first concerts, and one I'll remember for the rest of my life.

Muse in 2006 at the same small venue where I saw Massive Attack. Watching a band on the brink of superstardom: badass.

Peter Murphy unplugged. Front row and dead center at a very small club right after Bowie died. He sounded amazing, and with Bowie gone, Murphy just might be the best voice left from that era. Surreal.

Royal Blood a couple of years ago at a bar in Tucson. These UK guys are going to be huge, and they blew the roof off the place. If you haven't heard their music, check 'em out. You're welcome

Rob Zombie on the Educated Horses tour: Mesa, AZ. The show was cool enough (I've seen him perform better several times TBH), but I was walking around outisde the venue afterwards, bumped into the man himself, and we chatted for a few minutes with no one else around (he approached ME). One of my more memorable rock star moments (I've had similar encounters with other bands, but this one was the most organic and conversational). The dude was pure class, and the whole thing turned me into a diehard fan.

Rage Against The Machine: LA Rising. RATM's last show. Another long-time favorite that I waited years to see. I really hope they come back, but if not, they certainly went out in style.

Social Distortion in the spring of 2002: Tucson, AZ. My first (and almost last) time getting into a fight at a show. It's a long and funny story, but I didn't start it... though I did finish it. I'd wanted to see Social D for years, only for a guy twice my size and half my sobriety, attempt to ruin it. First song into the set, and I'm neck-deep in bullshit. 2nd song in and I'm rocking out, with strangers giving me high-fives like I just knocked out Biff Tannen. I've seen them many times since then (and better), but that was the most memorable by a long shot. Mike Ness has a time machine to my soul.

Blink 182, like a week after 9/11. I admittedly liked these guys in high school and college, and while it certainly wasn't a mindblowing show from a musicianship perspective, it was one of the more emotional shows I've ever attended. Everyone in the venue was a brother or sister that night. I've never felt so much love at a show. Except for maybe...

Eagles of Death Metal, post-Paris, 2017. Hands-down the most joy I've ever seen exuded by a band onstage. These guys just plain love rock and roll and being alive. Absolutely contagious energy. I think everyone in the venue grinned from ear to ear the entire set. I know I did.

And the "almost" award goes to Nirvana. Me and some of my friends were supposed to see them in '93 (it would have been my first show. I was 12 or 13), but my friend's mom got sick and couldn't drive us there, and the rest of our parents were at work. A year later, Kurt was dead. In hindsight, that day should have been my first cab ride.

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#620 2 years ago

Well not the best concert ever but I guess it just means I consumed a lot of alcohol in the late 80's/90's...as I really expected to "know" a lot more of the music this weekend.

Last night I was at Naperville's Ribfest in the Sponsor tent. The beer was free and the sound was a "ok". But...

The Romantics
Flock of Seagulls
The B52s

All still had a great sound but there were only a few songs that I really knew/liked from each. Although the B52s ruled the evening; the light show was simple but extremely fun, great costumes and a ton of energy! Even though I did not know a majority of their songs it was super fun since most of their stuff sounds the same with the same energy, so a lot of dancing regardless.

Back in the 80's my wife and I went to a lot of weddings (we all got married the same time).
"What I like about you" was our favorite dance song. And who would not love Love Shack/Rock Lobster!
faz

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#621 2 years ago

I think I forgot to mention seeing Derringer while they were still a band at a small movie house in Woodland Hills shortly after the live album came out.

Amazing show!

Shortly after that they broke up and Rick went solo again. It was never the same after that.

This album was the chit when I was 15.

#622 2 years ago

It was my first concert, I was in 7th grade and my friends sister took us... BEASTIE BOYS License to Ill at the Aragon Ballroom in Chicago

Although I did see Pearl Jam before they broke big in Wisconsin at a club with Smashing Pumpkins, after the show I bought a VHS dub of the show from Ament and Gossard out of a van. I still have the tape but no VCR lol.

#623 2 years ago

The rest of Derringer went on to form their own band called Axis that I saw twice, once opening for Judas Priest at the Starwood and the other by themselves at the Whisky with Sammy Hagar taking it in at the table next to us.

They weren't as exciting as Derringer but anytime you can see one of the Appice brothers (Vinny in this case) on drums, it is always a treat.

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#624 2 years ago

I have to amend my favorite concert now.Best was Roger Waters by far a month ago.Awesome

#625 2 years ago

I've seen 1000s of live shows, mostly punk and metal, lots of smaller shows and a fair amount of bigger ones. Top standouts:

-Prince on the Purple Rain tour
-Metallica on the And Justice For All Tour
-And this one for $4 with only about 600 people:

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#626 2 years ago

I saw one of your Seattle bands before the grunge movement really got started. They were called Metal Church.

#627 2 years ago

Concert I enjoyed the most was at Mandalay Bay Beach. Very relaxing, an awesome place for a concert. Tears for Fears. Have always wanted to go back and see another concert. Not many concerts on that beach.

#628 2 years ago

Aerosmith and ZZ top at Three rivers stadium. Back in the day

#629 2 years ago

Flaming Lips.
Gabe's Oasis, Iowa City, Iowa. early1988.
Snow storm.
Scratch that.
Blizzard.
Band arrives a half hour late from Nebraska.
Wayne Coyne announces he has the flu, but guts out the show.
There might have been 10 people in the place besides the crew and band. Psychedelic beyond belief.
Chemically free tripping balls on music and blinding light effects.
Never before.
Never again.

#630 2 years ago
Quoted from nwpinball:

-Metallica on the And Justice For All Tour

Saw this tour at Pine knob Detroit 26 row right slight of center. This was an amazing tour.

Before they became whatever they are now, that was a different band. Just different.

I was a Metallica fan. I still am. I wish they would kick ass again. More.

Anyways I would agree that tour, perfect. In my top ten. Opened by the cult.

Metallica played the full justice album I think. Before justice medly. Justice for all. And they played all of garage days.

Amazing. The memory is priceless.

#631 2 years ago

TRIUMPH. Thunder seven. Long Beach arena.

#632 2 years ago

'71 Procol Harum recorded a concert with the symphony here.
'72 The Eagles opened for Jethro Tull's Thick as a Brick tour.

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#633 2 years ago

in '70 A train crossed Canada full of musicians, I saw the Calgary one day show. 30 years later the Festival Express movie was released. The Band, Sha Na Na, Grateful Dead, Delaney Bonnie and friends, Buddy Guy, Mountain, Ian & Sylvia, Janice Joplin closed the show with a bottle in her hand RIP

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#634 2 years ago

Holy crap I wish I could have seen all of these. Now I just figured out another use for a time machine.

I'm going to this later this year. Front 242 September. Los Angeles.

http://www.laweekly.com/event/front-242-8152861

#635 2 years ago

Easy, TOOL, 1996 at Wing Stadium in Kalamazoo,MI when Ænima came out. It was such an amazing show. Still not sure how I managed to get approval to go, I was in 10th grade and the show was out of town on a school night. So glad I was able to go though!

Runner up would be Smashing Pumpkins, my first concert ever. 1995 when Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness came out.

#636 2 years ago
Quoted from Donz1126:

TRIUMPH. Thunder seven. Long Beach arena.

The first time on the main floor general admission. Cobo hall.

Triumph. Somewhere around 1985. Indeed also in my top ten. Probably my top five.

#637 2 years ago

Oh sorry I was front row on the floor from start to finish on triumph.

#638 2 years ago

I might have already said this but Union of the snake tour, Duran Duran.

I was in tenth grade or ninth. I was attending the concert with some college kids. Lots of girls.

A great great concert and dancing and fun with the college girls.

Probably me enjoying life to its fullest. Even as a teen. I try to do that a lot now.

#639 2 years ago

Probably not the best concert I've ever been to, but we went and saw Foreigner on Sunday and they were GREAT! I was blown away by how amazing they sounded. Just like the albums. I'm 26 and love Foreigner. I don't listen to a whole lot of 80s stuff but they're one of my favorites from that period.

#640 2 years ago
Quoted from Pahuffman:

Probably not the best concert I've ever been to, but we went and saw Foreigner on Sunday and they were GREAT! I was blown away by how amazing they sounded. Just like the albums. I'm 26 and love Foreigner. I don't listen to a whole lot of 80s stuff but they're one of my favorites from that period.

I know what you mean.I'm not a big Foreigner fan but they were fantastic when I saw them in Reno 2 years ago.

#641 2 years ago
Quoted from Pahuffman:

Probably not the best concert I've ever been to, but we went and saw Foreigner on Sunday and they were GREAT! I was blown away by how amazing they sounded. Just like the albums. I'm 26 and love Foreigner. I don't listen to a whole lot of 80s stuff but they're one of my favorites from that period.

Is Lou back with them?

I am the only person on planet Earth who thinks that Inside Information is a 4 star album.

#642 2 years ago

I saw Foreigner touring the first album and that was all they played.

#643 2 years ago
Quoted from o-din:

I saw Foreigner touring the first album and that was all they played.

I saw them on that tour also. For the encore I think they did a Foghat song and in the middle of the song the sound went out and they left the stage. Looked like a planned exit for a concert that lasted less than an hour.

#644 2 years ago

Best concert I don't remember: Blue Oyster Cult, 1979 Mirrors tour. I drank a wine skin full of Yukon Jack. The only song I remember them playing was Doctor Music. I couldn't find my friend who drove us and ended up walking about 7 miles home.

#645 2 years ago
Quoted from SteveO:

Best concert I don't remember: Blue Oyster Cult, 1979 Mirrors tour. I drank a wine skin full of Yukon Jack. The only song I remember them playing was Doctor Music. I couldn't find my friend who drove us and ended up walking about 7 miles home.

I saw them on that tour in Vegas.One of the loudest I've ever been to.My ears were ringing the next day.Godzilla was great.

#646 2 years ago
Quoted from SteveO:

I saw them on that tour also.

That was with Ted Nugent and Lynyrd Skynrd before the plane crash. I'd say Lou Gramm might have had the best vocals that day. He could really belt it out.

#647 2 years ago

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club at the Fillmore in Philly

#648 2 years ago
Quoted from Methos:

Is Lou back with them?

New guy who has been with them for about 12 years named Kelly Hansen. He was a spectacular front man and even had a better stage presence and sound than Lou. I mean I was pleasantly surprised. Kelly brought the fun glam-rock spirit back to the band and really embraced what they're supposed to be.

#649 2 years ago

For the Foreigner faithful that showed up today and those who aren't, this was awesome. Big venue.

#650 2 years ago
Quoted from Pahuffman:

He was a spectacular front man and even had a better stage presence and sound than Lou.

Stop it.

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