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Old 04-14-2013, 09:34 PM   #21 (permalink)
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There were so many, but the ones I remember the most are my first ones, at the Swing Auditorium, on E Street in San Bernardino. Uriah Heep, Deep purple, Black Sabbath and many more lol, all about 72-75 or so. I had such a good time (but my hearing is still wrecked).
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Old 04-15-2013, 01:21 AM   #22 (permalink)
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Music has always been a big part of my life.

I have been to 100s maybe 1000s of shows from as far back as the Rolling Stones in 1972 whe two of the members were arrested and our Mayor had to do some fancy foot work to get them to let the guys go because they were afraid there would be a riot if the Stones couldn't play. IMO They were terrible! I saw Queen at the Orpheum Theater Boston Ma April 26th in 74 sat in the second row saw every show they did after that. I always had connections and never sat any further back than row 5 at a Concert. Later when I was in my mid to late teens I was in bands that backed up a lot of national acts. I had friends at local radio stations and my Mom new a local concert promoter. Later I worked at the Boston Garden. I have been lucky to be back stage for a lot of shows played and partied and/or jammed with a bunch of bands like Heart, Aerosmith, Boston, The Cars, The Scorpions and Iron Maiden to name a few. Truthfully some of the best shows I have ever seen were in small venues local clubs in Boston like the RAT, Channel, Middle East and TT The Bears. Bands most people out of the area wouldn't even know. One of the best nights were when three of the guys from Thin Lizzy came to the RAT to hang out. We were partying with Phil and convinced them to get up and play. They were sans a drummer and one of the guys in the other band jumped in.That was a great night. All the good Boston venues are long gone. Later on, a local place that started out as an arcade put in a unbelievable club with one of the best stages and light shows in all of New England. Goodtimes in Somerville Ma for many years I was a regular on Friday and Saturday night they had great bands. Unfortunately the owner of the property sold out to a huge development and wouldn't renew the lease. I was lucky to get my nephews band booked there just before the end it was one of their best shows.

I really don't have any one single favorite show. I could list what were the worse shows. I have a friend that is a local radio personality and she gives me tickets to concerts all the time, so many I have to refuse a lot.I still see a lot of shows for free "Thank God" because a lot of them just plain suck. I recently saw Dave Mathews and it was horrible the worse show I ever attended. I really wasn't familiar with him or his music and now I know why. We left after the 3rd or 4th song just couldn't listen to it any longer. I can't see why the guy has a big following except the fact the whole TD Garden smelled like a huge pot fest. I haven't seen so many stoners since a Grateful Dead show I went to ages ago. I left dizzy from the second hand smoke and it still didn't make it sound any better. LOL
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If I had to pick one!

For sheer enjoyment, musicality, atmosphere, venue, and being with my wife (our musical tastes are almost mutually exclusive)it would have to be Jan Garbarek, a European jazz saxophonist, who played in the Sydney Opera House in 2000

No weed, no broken bones, no mosh pit, a bassist and percussionist who could wipe the floor with most of their counterparts in any genre, and a concert where not a single word was spoken yet there was just this great feeling of conneciton between artists and audience
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Aerosmith when the permanent vacation tour was going around.
Dude looks like a lady and angel were awesome !
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Pink Floyd!
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The first Eric Clapton Crossroads Guitar Festival in Dallas 2004!

3 days of awesomeness!

Eric Clapton
Ron Block
Doyle Bramhall II
J.J. Cale
Robert Cray
Jerry Douglas
Nathan East
Honeyboy Edwards
Vince Gill
Buddy Guy
B.B. King
Robert Lockwood Jr.
John Mayer
Robert Randolph
Carlos Santana
Hubert Sumlin
James Taylor
Dan Tyminski
Jimmie Vaughan
Joe Walsh
ZZ Top
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jimmy barnes- riwaka pub
U2-say no more
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Speaking of concerts, next month there is a free USO show at the local military base, of course I'll be there.
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PS: Toby Keith is the modern day Bob Hope when it comes to supporting our troops and has been for years.
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Old 04-16-2013, 12:19 PM   #32 (permalink)
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best of all concerts for me,would be pink floyd at the hollywood bowl,1975and 2nd genesis at long beach 1985, i seem to like the old stuff! because this new crap sucks so bad,i know things change, but my god,so i find my self always looking back at music that was real good.k
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Old 04-16-2013, 12:29 PM   #33 (permalink)
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were they as good down under as they where hear ! love the pink floyd....
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Old 04-16-2013, 11:54 PM   #34 (permalink)
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Wow!! Tough one for me. Been to so many concerts. But when ever I am aked this question, two concerts come to me quickly:

1. Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band. Darkeness on the Edge of Town tour. Madison Square Garden. My first concert ever and one of the greatest. For those of you who were able to see Bruce back then know what I am talking about.

2. J. Geils Band w/ George Thorogood as opening act. This was during the "Freeze Frame" tour when Geils hit it big. Had been a big fan of them and Thorogood since the mid 70s, and this was the first time I was able to see J.Geils. Had been to many Thorogood concerts before this one. This was more like a double bill. Peter Wolf was one of the most dynamic front man I have ever seen!!

Honorable mention: Los Lobos. Irving Plaza, NYC. Early to mid 90s(Cannot remember exactly since I have seen them countless times). What makes this one stick out is that after their encore, and the place was emptying out, the came back out and played a killer version of Marvin Gaye's "What's Going On". There we maybe a few dozen people left in the venue and was like a private concert. So cool.

I can go on and on, but won't. Still go to about a dozen shows a year, but prefer smaller venues. In fact, going next week to see Aimee Mann with Ted Leo opening in a small theater in Rahway, NJ. If anyone lives in the area, and want to see two excellent performers, I recommend going.
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Old 04-17-2013, 12:23 AM   #35 (permalink)
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Wow! Okay, the ones I remember!

In no particular order.

Spirit
Blind Faith
John Mayal
Fleetwood Mac, Eagles, Loggins & Messina, and Rod Stewart-unbelievable
The Stones
Cheap Trick
Stevie Ray Vaughn- excellent
Moody Blues
Eric Clapton & Jeff Beck
Richie Havens
Jimi Hendrix
Taj Mahal
Stevie "guitar" Miller
Jethro Tull
Sanatana
Johnny & Edgar Winters
Tens Years After
REO Speedwagon
Scorpions
Blue Oyster Cult
Bob Dylan
Creedence Clearwater Revival
Pink Floyd
and of course Woodstock 1969-I'm pretty sure it was excellent. Whoever the hell was playing

There's more, but that is all that comes to mind right now. I was a roadie for a promoter for a few years, so I was able to see some of the best bands that were ever assembled. Very fortunate.
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mika9090 wrote: wow,thats a lot of concerts !i grue up in west hollywood,ca.and was next to the wiskey a go go,now the rocksey 'and seen a lot of these groups on your list,before they made it big,good times,that i remember always....:lol
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Wow! Okay, the ones I remember!

In no particular order.

Spirit
Blind Faith
John Mayal
Fleetwood Mac, Eagles, Loggins & Messina, and Rod Stewart-unbelievable
The Stones
Cheap Trick
Stevie Ray Vaughn- excellent
Moody Blues
Eric Clapton & Jeff Beck
Richie Havens
Jimi Hendrix
Taj Mahal
Stevie "guitar" Miller
Jethro Tull
Sanatana
Johnny & Edgar Winters
Tens Years After
REO Speedwagon
Scorpions
Blue Oyster Cult
Bob Dylan
Creedence Clearwater Revival
Pink Floyd
and of course Woodstock 1969-I'm pretty sure it was excellent. Whoever the hell was playing

There's more, but that is all that comes to mind right now. I was a roadie for a promoter for a few years, so I was able to see some of the best bands that were ever assembled. Very fortunate.
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Old 08-12-2014, 04:29 PM   #37 (permalink)
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Saw Junior Brown in a bar in college, maybe 150 people in the place, and he absolutely blew me away with his playing. GREAT show!

Rob Zombie at an outdoor festival a couple years ago was actually really good. Surprised me.

Papa Roach and Buckcherry at a county fair, the energy both bands brought was off the charts

Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers. Great crowd interaction, and great music.
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Old 08-12-2014, 04:47 PM   #38 (permalink)
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Been to a ton
Remember getting ready for alot of them
Seem to remember bits and pieces of others

Most Memorable:

Biker Concert, Big Pine, CA

Lost my front teeth

My season pass to the ski area, Mammoth that year
had me with no front teeth

Hey, teeth or a season pass, easy choice
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My favorite

Iron Maiden Seventh Tour of a Seventh Tour

17 July 1988 Worcester Centrum

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The Boss, Tunnel of Love tour 1988

Otherwise known as Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band.

Wembley stadium.
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