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#2952481 - 10/11/18 04:31 AM Re: Just reminiscing: concerts [Re: Dannyalcatraz]
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I didn't even get into those acts I saw a the Grande Ballroom, which I don't really count as "concerts". wink

Then there's the time I took my daughters to see MADAONNA @ Cobo Arena ('83) and LOVERBOY @ Pine Knob ampitheater ('84)

wink I don't count those either.....

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#2952514 - 10/11/18 08:29 AM Re: Just reminiscing: concerts [Re: whitefang]
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Just reminiscing about a concert special moment along the way:


A buddy at work had begged me to go with him to the Alabama concert as I declined telling him I hate going to concerts due to the traffic jams getting in or out of that location. His wife had to cancel at the last moment and he didn't want to waste the ticket. I finally relented and said OK let's go!

When we got up front and the first "warm up" band took the stage I almost sh*t my pants! It was the Charlie Daniels Band which is one of my favorites. Not that Alabama was all that bad LOL! I was a big fan a Charlie Daniels and was so glad I went. It was a complete surprise! cool
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#2952678 - 10/12/18 04:12 AM Re: Just reminiscing: concerts [Re: Larryz]
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Those kind of surprises are nice(I guess), but one I had wasn't so nice as the surprise came after....

A buddy of mine had an extra ticket for a BLACK SABBATH concert at Cobo Arena, and asked if I wanted to go along with him and a couple other dudes I knew. But, as I really didn't care all that much for the band, I declined.

I didn't know it at the time(and having never heard the concert being advertised) but found out afterwards that YES was on the SAME TICKET! mad

Sure, had my "buddy" mentioned THAT, I surely would have gone.
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#2952706 - 10/12/18 08:21 AM Re: Just reminiscing: concerts [Re: whitefang]
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Makes you wonder how or why they would keep it a secret? I would think they could get higher ticket prices by advertising a double feature! I would have felt the same let down, if I had stayed home and found out afterword that I had missed the Charlie Daniels Band! cool
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#2952724 - 10/12/18 10:05 AM Re: Just reminiscing: concerts [Re: Dannyalcatraz]
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First concert: Alice Cooper in 1972. After that, a partial list:
Uriah Heep (Opening acts were ZZ Top and Earth, Wind and Fire)
Johnn Sebastian
Foghat
J Geils
James Cotton
Eagles
Frank Zappa
Neil Young
ZZ Top
Grateful Dead (many times)
Jerry Garcia
Roy Buchanan
Lenny Breau
Leo Kottke
Crosby Nash
Hot Tuna
Richard Thompson (many times)
NRBQ (numerous times)
Hot Club of Cowtown
ANA Popovic
And many more!

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#2952756 - 10/12/18 01:53 PM Re: Just reminiscing: concerts [Re: bbqbob]
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I can't even remember all of them. These are some of the ones I do. lol.
-Eric Clapton with Mark Knopfler
-BTO
-Alice Cooper
-Pink Floyd
-Jethro Tull
-David Bowie
-Mega Death
-Korn
-Kim Mitchell/Max Webster
-Blues Traveler
-Sheryl Crow
-Collective Soul
-Joe Cocker
-Blind Melon
-Cypress Hill
-Rollins Band
-Melissa Etheridge
-Crosby, Stills, & Nash featuring John Sebastian
-Nine Inch Nails
-Metallica
-Aerosmith
-The Allman Brothers Band
-Traffic
-Spin Doctors
-Porno For Pyros
-Bob Dylan
-Red Hot Chili Peppers
-Peter Gabriel
And MANY more from amphitheater concerts I saw. So many 70's bands....
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#2952818 - 10/13/18 04:40 AM Re: Just reminiscing: concerts [Re: A String]
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A String:

Recall my mentioning spending the summer of '68 seeing Bob Seger at a local high school's weekend dances? (not the only venue I visited that year)....

Well, a few times the following summer('69) I saw ALICE COOPER at the same school dances. Back when he was still wearing those dresses and pancake make-up. Saw the band at the Grande a couple of times too. Never went to see him ( no opportunity) after he got big. And too, recall how some guys always got it confused? Like----

"Alice Cooper" was the name of the BAND. NOT the frontman. Vincent Furnier legally adopted the name later to be able to control legal issues with the name. Same thing happened with JETHRO TULL if you recall...some guys would say something like, "I got his latest album." Or refer to the BAND as "HE". crazy
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#2952822 - 10/13/18 06:05 AM Re: Just reminiscing: concerts [Re: whitefang]
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Steve Vai-I had bought a ticket for a Saturday, after which the good folks at City Hall announced that I had to work that day. I totally freaked, posted on FB that I had a ticket for sale. A friend bought it, said the show was great. I managed to find a ticket for a different day-yup, the show was great. Mike Keneally is off the meter.

Billy Cobham-this may have been before Spectrum, I don`t recall him playing any of that music. John Scofield was on guitar.

Blue Oyster Cult-I`ve mentioned before that we almost got kicked out thanks to my friends, who had no patience for the opening act. BOC was `testing out` a new sound system-Eric Bloom walked in front of the mains during a song. I wonder how his hearing is now, my ears rang for three days after the show.


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#2952843 - 10/13/18 08:53 AM Re: Just reminiscing: concerts [Re: skipclone 1]
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I know CCR played the Fillmore West in '68 when they started recording. I'm pretty sure they too played at one of our local High School dances like Fang mentioned with Bob Seger, as a local bay area band...before they got well known. cool


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#2952845 - 10/13/18 09:08 AM Re: Just reminiscing: concerts [Re: Larryz]
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@whitefang, Yeah, I think the name confusion thing is around with a few bands. I know Pink Floyd had that issue as did a local band here, Max Webster. I'm sure there were many others I'm not remembering. I never saw Alice Copper in his "Dress days", but I did get to see his full, theater driven, stage show. It was actually very entertaining and the music was quite good before he got into the metal stuff, IMO. As for Jethro Tull...They were amazing.
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#2952907 - 10/13/18 06:57 PM Re: Just reminiscing: concerts [Re: A String]
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Digging thru some olde ticket stubs...this was August '93:

August 1: Anthrax/White Zombie/Quicksand
August 6: Midnight Oil/Ziggy Marley
August 7: Smashing Pumpkins/Big Chief
August 13: Steely Dan
August 16: Neil Young (backed by Booker T. & the MGs)/Soundgarden/Blind Melon
August 21: Sade/Digable Planets
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#2952938 - 10/14/18 08:53 AM Re: Just reminiscing: concerts [Re: A String]
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@whitefang, Yeah, I think the name confusion thing is around with a few bands. I know Pink Floyd had that issue as did a local band here, Max Webster. I'm sure there were many others I'm not remembering. I never saw Alice Copper in his "Dress days", but I did get to see his full, theater driven, stage show. It was actually very entertaining and the music was quite good before he got into the metal stuff, IMO. As for Jethro Tull...They were amazing.


laugh

Come to think of it String man, I DO recall some goofball asking once( many moons ago), "So...what instrument does that FLOYD guy play?" crazy He also said he couldn't figure out why his name wasn't on the "personnel" list.

Yeah, sadly never got to see Tull. They sold out much sooner than I was physically able to get to the ticket outlet. frown
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#2952949 - 10/14/18 11:10 AM Re: Just reminiscing: concerts [Re: whitefang]
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Originally Posted By: whitefang
Same thing happened with JETHRO TULL if you recall...some guys would say something like, "I got his latest album." Or refer to the BAND as "HE". crazy
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There actually WAS someone named Jethro Tull, which is where the name was taken from. I believe he was a 17th century English agriculturalist.
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#2952973 - 10/14/18 05:32 PM Re: Just reminiscing: concerts [Re: whitefang]
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Originally Posted By: whitefang
They sold out much sooner than I was physically able to get to the ticket outlet. frown
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Ahhh yes. The days when you had to line up at ticket master to get tickets. I remember "camping" overnight for tickets to see Clapton.
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#2953026 - 10/15/18 08:31 AM Re: Just reminiscing: concerts [Re: A String]
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Well, the time I'm going on about there were a few music shops and record stores that also sold tickets. But by the MID '70's, that was over. Got my $4 Hendrix ticket in '68 at a Grinnell Brothers music store.
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Ahh...was still going on here. "Sam The Record Man" in Toronto sold tickets into the 80's.
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