Best Concert You Ever Attended

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Best Concert You Ever Attended


By o-din

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#651 1 year ago
Quoted from jhanley:

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

Love Pink Floyd. Roger Waters is a tool, though.

#652 1 year ago
Quoted from o-din:

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.

Foreigner was headlining when I saw them in 1977 at a hockey arena in northern NY. Graham sounded great and Mick Jones had some great solos, especially on "I Need You".

#653 1 year ago

Pinkpop, Landgraaf, Holland 1992. In the middle of the Grunge time. Soundgarden, Pearl Jam, The Cult....one of the best weekends in my life......

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#654 1 year ago

Just for fun.

Upcoming sept 22 San Diego u2. Never seen u2. Also my girl Veronika has never even been to a concert. Ever.

This could be right in there my friends.

#655 1 year ago
Quoted from Azmodeus:

Never seen u2.

I saw them once at the Hollywood Palladium in 1981 about the time October came out. It was a really good show, but I never had the urge to see them again or buy any more of their albums after that.

http://www.u2gigs.com/show952.html

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#656 1 year ago
Quoted from Azmodeus:

Just for fun.
Upcoming sept 22 San Diego u2. Never seen u2. Also my girl Veronika has never even been to a concert. Ever.
This could be right in there my friends.

I saw U2 at the Meadowlands on the War tour. People kept rushing the stage. Bono didn't help security at all as he had to hug everyone who made it to the stage. The concert itself was great.

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#657 1 year ago

Just crossed Boz Scaggs off of my bucket list the other night. Awesome show. Georgia and Lowdown performed as if it was the '70's.

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#658 8 months ago

Looks like somebody went and semi remastered the Led Zepellin concert I saw in 1977. It may not have been the best concert I ever saw, but it was the first.

If you've got almost 3 1/2 hours to kill, then here it is.

Let's just be thankful pinball would never be so desperate to dig ancient bands like this out and theme pinball machines after them.

#659 8 months ago

I just saw Evanescence a couple of days ago with Lindsey Stirling. Very good show. Not one of the best, but it was a good night. The best performance that I saw was by a band called Within Temptation. That one rocked.

#660 8 months ago

Listening to that Zepellin concert now, it actually sounds better then when I was there. The acoustics at the LA forum leave a lot to be desired. Amazing technology these days.

One of the most sought-after bootlegs
Zeppelin at the LA Forum on June 21, 1977

1:18 The Song Remains the Same
6:33 The Rover (Intro)
7:19 Sick Again
14:47 Nobody's Fault But Mine
22:22 Over the Hills and Far Away
29:27 Since I've Been Loving You
39:47 No Quarter

1:10:13 Ten Years Gone
1:20:26 The Battle of Evermore
1:27:56 Going to California
1:33:38 Black Country Woman
1:35:22 Bron-Y-Aur Stomp
1:43:08 White Summer
1:49:29 Black Mountain Side
1:51:47 Kashmir
2:04:23 Over the Top

2:20:31 Heartbreaker
2:29:43 Guitar Solo
2:45:35 Achilles Last Stand
2:56:14 Stairway to Heaven
3:09:18 Whole Lotta Love
3:10:44 Rock and Roll

#661 8 months ago

I saw beck last night.

It was the best concert ive attended this month.

#662 8 months ago
Quoted from CrazyLevi:

I saw beck last night.

It was the best concert ive attended this month.

Beck rules!

#663 8 months ago

I'm waiting for Muse to come back around. The many live videos I've watched, they never fail to deliver.

#664 8 months ago

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#665 8 months ago

JFK huh? How many people does that place hold?

#666 8 months ago

Dave Koz and Larry Graham "Side by Side" at the SLS Foundry last August. Absolutely fantastic!

#667 8 months ago

about 100,000. never got to see them. concert was canceled because of the death of Plant's child. But I did see Pink Floyd there.

#668 8 months ago
Quoted from yfz450:

about 100,000. never got to see them. concert was canceled because of the death of Plant's child. But I did see Pink Floyd there.

Oh yeah. Our Forum concerts were delayed several months because of Plant's throat operation which ended up being the difference between me seeing them and not.

Forum holds about 18,000 and Zep played 7 sold out shows there in summer of 77. That may still be a record of some kind.

My daughter informed me this is the best concert she ever saw, and I believe her!

#669 8 months ago

Dream Theater at MSG after Train of Thought came out. They played over four hours with orchestra. Like nothing I have seen before or since.

#670 8 months ago

Gotta love those prices on that Zep ticket stub.

$10.95 + $.55 tax= $11.50 . I think mine was $10.00 lol.

Now you get some antique bands on reunion tours charging well over $100.

#671 8 months ago
Quoted from o-din:

JFK huh? How many people does that place hold?

100,000 or so. It was a complete dump. I believe it was condemned the day after a Dead who in the late 80s.

#672 8 months ago
Quoted from CrazyLevi:

100,000 or so. It was a complete dump. I believe it was condemned the day after a Dead who in the late 80s.

Biggest crowd I was ever a part of was Cal Jam 2 at the Ontario Motor Speedway at near half a million people. It wasn't condemned, but you know developers found better use for the land than some silly race track. lol. Lot of great races there though.

Nowadays the only place left to hold big concerts is out by the desert.

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#673 8 months ago
Quoted from CrazyLevi:

100,000 or so. It was a complete dump. I believe it was condemned the day after a Dead who in the late 80s.

Agreed. The Floyd concert was in 87 if I remember correctly. It was built in 1926 and demolished in 1992.

#674 8 months ago
Quoted from o-din:

Biggest crowd I was ever a part of was Cal Jam 2 at the Ontario Motor Speedway at near half a million people. It wasn't condemned, but you know developers found better use for the land than some silly race track. lol. Lot of great races there though.
Nowadays the only place left to hold big concerts is out by the desert.

The only racetrack I like to see shows at is Altamont Motor Speedway in Tracy, CA.

#675 8 months ago
Quoted from CrazyLevi:

The only racetrack I like to see shows at is Altamont Motor Speedway in Tracy, CA.

Gimme Shelter! lol.

I watched that movie again and if that dude hadn't fkd with the Hells Angel's bike, he might still be alive.

#676 8 months ago
Quoted from o-din:

Gimme Shelter! lol.
I watched that movie again and if that dude hadn't fkd with the Hells Angel's bike, he might still be alive.

I would beg to differ! That guy was fucked as soon as he decided to go to the show and be anywhere near the front of the stage.

https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-features/remembering-meredith-hunter-the-fan-killed-at-altamont-630260/

#677 8 months ago

Yeah, but also using motorcycles to escort the band to the stage and just leaving them parked there may not have been the best idea in the first place.

#678 8 months ago
Quoted from o-din:

Yeah, but also using motorcycles to escort the band to the stage and just leaving them parked there may not have been the best idea in the first place.

That's probably #574 on the list of bad ideas that weekend.

#679 8 months ago

I know the dude had a gun, but I swear I saw him hit the guy's bike or something before shit hit the fan.

#680 8 months ago

MC Hammer - Please Hammer Don't Hurt Em Tour - 1990

INCREDIBLE!

#681 8 months ago

you need to get out more!

#682 8 months ago

Here's one for you Levi.

#683 8 months ago

Cool thread. You guys brought back lots of great memories, that I didn't know I could remember. Some of the memories are because of great performances. Other memories are just because I had a great time with friends.

I've seen many of the artists listed by folks in this thread. I've seen Neil Diamond 3 times that I remember, including a Christmas(!!!) concert. I've seen Metallica a bunch of times. I've seen the Dead on acid. I saw Weird Al in 2016, and also 31 years before that, in 1985. My tastes run the gamut. I've seen DRI to the Cowboy Junkies.

The concert I remember as being a great performance?

The Cure was amazing in 2016. Unbelievable. I had never seen them before. I'm not a die hard Cure fan either, I just like numerous songs. It's simply unreal how great they were. I had no idea they were performing until a day or two before the show (like 3 minutes from our house). Luckily I grabbed some pricey last-minute tickets for my wife and myself. So glad I did.

The most fun I ever had at a concert?

Beastie Boys, 1992, at the Col Ballroom in Davenport Iowa. L7 opened (House of Pain was a no-show). It was their Check Your Head tour. I had just graduated high school and was heading off to college a few days later. It was "the perfect ending" to my high school years. It ought to be illegal to have that much fun. I guess it is kinda illegal, but you know what I mean. I almost traded my ticket for a car (a cool 60's convertible). I am so glad that I didn't trade that ticket.

#684 8 months ago
Quoted from kirkgun:

You guys brought back lots of great memories, that I didn't know I could remember.

That's kind of what I've been up against. A lot of those shows we went in a condition where we weren't supposed to remember. And some were more than 40 years ago, so it's hard to remember them all.

But I'm going to make a quick list of some of the more significant ones for me that I do remember.

Led Zeppelin- LA Forum 1977- first concert, long setlist.

Lynyrd Skynrd, Ted Nugent, REO, Foreigner- Anaheim Stadium 1977- one of Skynyrds last before the plane crash and Foreigner's first album tour

Cal Jam 2 1978- huge crowd, lots of bands

Rolling Stones, Outlaws, Peter Tosh- Anaheim Stadium 1978- Mick Jagger- "I want all your shoes!" And he got em!

Black Sabbath, Ramones 1978- Long Beach Arena- Never was there a more interesting double bill. Ozzy's last tour, Ramones Rocket to Russia

Social Distortion 1979- some garage in a back alley- Because I set it up and made it happen and we are now the punk rock capitol of the world! Steve Soto RIP

Judas Priest 1979- Starwood club LA. Hell Bent tour and best damn metal concert I ever went to

Devo 1980- Raincross Square, Riverside- The whole point of this thread to begin with.

GNR 1987- First concert back in LA after the release of Appetite for Destruction

Suicidal Tendencies, Pantera, Exodus 1990- Irvine University Bren Center- nuff said.

Jethro Tull 2018- Greek Theatre- Because you're never too old to rock and roll...

#685 8 months ago
Quoted from o-din:

Steve Soto RIP

Who passed away last month. He and his bands helped make our little corner of the world a lot more interesting than it was probably ever meant to be. You will be seriously missed. Thanks for everything!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Soto

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#686 8 months ago

'pound for pound, ain't no finer band around....Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band'

ESPECIALLY any show on the Darkness tour in 1978

#687 8 months ago

I was at the first concert you mentioned...Led Zepellen. Awesome. Saw the Stones at the Wiltern Theatre which was really cool. And most of the Jethro Tull show, which proved we are too old to rock and roll if we have to drive too far.

#688 8 months ago
Quoted from jamesmc:

And most of the Jethro Tull show, which proved we are too old to rock and roll it we have to drive too far.

Truthfully it got freezing cold up in those Hollywood hills and neither of us beach bums came dressed for the occasion. And that mountain of cars waiting to clog up the roads made it even more tempting to sneak out a little early, plain and simple. But it was good to get out of the house for a while.

#689 8 months ago

#690 8 months ago

My first concert was Gun & Roses Opening for Aerosmith in 88. Wish there was pro footage of the Areosmith show, but the Guns show has been around for ages..

#691 8 months ago

Not my 1st but best concert was Grateful Dead Halloween night 79 at Nassau coliseum, my older sister took me and I wasn’t a huge fan at the time but was after that show

#692 8 months ago
Quoted from bonzo71:

My first concert was Gun & Roses Opening for Aerosmith in 88. Wish there was pro footage of the Areosmith show, but the Guns show has been around for ages..

There's no footage yet, but some bootlegs of the '87 homecoming shows at Perkin's in Pasadena have been surfacing. These turned out to be landmark shows in the career of the band. I went the first night and TSOL opened.

As far as Aerosmith, the entire Cal Jam 2 concert was filmed but kind of hard to watch.

#693 8 months ago

Tales from Topographic Oceans - all four sides in New Haven Ct. Only one of 2 concerts to play all 4 sides. Yes was my musical mentors. Years later (2004) I toured with Jon Anderson displaying and creating his visuals on a floating screen. I toured with my favorite singer since high school. Amazing experience. However, Michael Hedges may have topped all of that with just he and his acoustic guitar. I saw Michael live many times. Oh and then there was RUSH...

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#694 8 months ago

Went to the '75 and the '77 Led Zep shows, quite fun.

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#695 8 months ago

1977 concert at Anaheim Stadium. Lynyrd Skynyrd , Ted Nugent, Foreigner, REO Speedwagon and a band called Rex. Looks like Rex didn’t make it. One of the last shows for Lynyrd Skynyrd. Several of the members died shortly after. I was 15. Still remember the show all these years later.

#696 8 months ago
Quoted from calprog:

1977 concert at Anaheim Stadium. Lynyrd Skynyrd , Ted Nugent, Foreigner, REO Speedwagon and a band called Rex. Looks like Rex didn’t make it.

Rex made it alright. And really set the tone for the day. You might have been late to the show. He had a tight heavy rock and roll band that got the place fired up but later traded it in for a more pop oriented solo career using his full name Rex Smith.

REO came out next and being it was their pre hit days, they also tore up the place.

Foreigner really stood out with a fine performance and great vocals by Lou Grahm playing most or maybe all of just the only album they had, which turned out to be their best. Star Rider was a real highlite.

Nuge was next supporting recently released Cat Scratch Fever with the original band intact, three albums in and in top form, and not much else really needs to be said about that.

Skynyrd put in an epic set on the Street Survivors tour with Ronnie Van Zandt stalking the stage, and when they broke into Free Bird 50,000 lighters illuminated and by the time the song was done it looked like the upper levels of Angel Stadium might collapse as it was bouncing up and down from people jumping on it.

#697 8 months ago

Then there was the Who / Clash concert at the LA Coliseum where my car got jacked and we found ourselves walking in LA. Concert was great tho.

#698 8 months ago
Quoted from o-din:

we found ourselves walking in LA.

Nobody walks in L.A.

#699 8 months ago
Quoted from o-din:

Gotta love those prices on that Zep ticket stub.
$10.95 + $.55 tax= $11.50 . I think mine was $10.00 lol.
Now you get some antique bands on reunion tours charging well over $100.

Prices are crazy these days, my Led Zep tics were $7.50 in '75...............just bought 2 tickets for wifes birthday to see Joe Bonamassa ....$377.89
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Although I also picked up 2 tickets for the Jeff Beck, Paul Rogers and Ann Wilson show at Palm Beach Amphitheatre for $40. Super deal.

#700 8 months ago
Quoted from o-din:

I know the dude had a gun, but I swear I saw him hit the guy's bike or something before shit hit the fan.

Maybe he did. Maybe not. But the Hell's Angels were not exactly known for being civil rights activists.They could have been better described as a bunch of racist mother fkers. He was a black man in the wrong place at the wrong time. With the wrong people hired as security.

Eric Burden could sing about "3 days of understanding, grooving with one another" and Woodstock would be 3 days of peace and love, Wavy Gravy, and "all these fucking helicopters" but we were going through some rough stuff in the 60s.

Altamont was 1969. The country was being ripped by racial strife, an unpopular war in Viet Nam, there were the riots in Detroit. And the Democratic National Convention in Chicago was all over the news. There were the 3 civil rights workers that were murdered in Mississippi. The issue of school bussing was ripping the country apart. And Viet Nam was stoking it all.

In 1967, the movie Hells Angels on Wheels made its debut in 1967. They were being written about in Life, Look, and other rags at the time. Everybody was fascinated with them with their WW II German war helmets, and the Iron Crosses they wore as they sat astride their Harleys. It was not long before you could walk into any 5 and dime store in the country and find cheap (made in Japan) Iron Crosses to slap on your body. Everybody was wearing this cheap dime store stuff in Jr. high school. One day, a very popular, very good looking girl, wore a real Iron Cross to school on a choker chain; It was a war souvenir her dad brought home from the war. We were a bunch of dumb kids in the midwest and all of the wild shit was happening elsewhere. But the general knowledge was that you didn't F with the Hell's Angels.

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