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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
Whitefang


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
Whitefang


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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#2954047 - 10/22/18 09:22 AM Re: Just reminiscing: concerts [Re: whitefang]
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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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#2954479 - 10/25/18 04:38 AM Re: Just reminiscing: concerts [Re: A String]
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Sure. I miss the "record stores", and luckily two good ones 'round here still survived the CD conversion and whatever is happening now.

I'll probably never understand the phone as one's main source of music listening. Too, a couple of the area's finest stereo/audio shops have vanished as well. cry
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#2954622 - 10/26/18 01:12 AM Re: Just reminiscing: concerts [Re: whitefang]
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It’s the siren’s song of portability & convenience.

Never mind everything you mis ps by not buying a product like a CD- the cover art, the liner notes, the credits, sometimes the lyrics.

And almost always, the deeper cuts.
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#2954629 - 10/26/18 04:42 AM Re: Just reminiscing: concerts [Re: Dannyalcatraz]
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Seems we've come "full circle". I'm old enough(as are others here) to remember when the "big thing" was to walk around with those cigarette pack sized Japanese transistor radios with that tiny earplug stuck in one's ear. wink

Then came the "Walkman's", first the cassette players, then for CDs

THEN the more expensive iPods and now too, just the phones. Which don't come cheap either( unless one IS dumb enough to fall for that "free" come-on).
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#2954670 - 10/26/18 08:32 AM Re: Just reminiscing: concerts [Re: whitefang]
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You can not only hear the concert on your phone with your ear buds, you can watch it live while sitting on a park bench or walking into the people in front of you LOL! cool
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#2954952 - 10/28/18 04:49 AM Re: Just reminiscing: concerts [Re: Larryz]
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Originally Posted By: Larryz
You can not only hear the concert on your phone with your ear buds, you can watch it live while sitting on a park bench or walking into the people in front of you LOL! cool


Oh, sure....

Those "buds" will match the sound you'll get by being at the hall, arena, auditorium, etc., right?

And that 3.5" "screen" will make you feel like you're RIGHT THERE, eh? rolleyes facepalm
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#2954977 - 10/28/18 07:36 AM Re: Just reminiscing: concerts [Re: whitefang]
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I can't say as I have never used my for that purpose yet. I use it mostly as a phone. But I could dial in a concert if I wanted to. Many out there in the nose bleeds do exactly that. The point is the technology is there and many do use it. No one said it will "match" the hall, areana, auditorium or your home stereo for that matter...and no, I'm sure you won't feel like you are right there either (unless you are!). rimshot
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#2955163 - 10/29/18 09:42 AM Re: Just reminiscing: concerts [Re: Larryz]
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All those tech innovations had their place.

I was a teen when the Walkman hit the market. Mine helped me while away the hours I spent on a train on a summer trip to Europe. Also got guns pointed at me- safety off- when the security guards at the Hungarian border guards X-rayed my bag and saw its boxy silhouette with wires (headphones) and batteries- they thought they were looking at a bomb.

My portable CD player helped me choose more conducive background sounds while studying in college.

My iPod carries all of the music I own on CD...some 5000 or so. Well...it WILL if I ever get the doggone thing loaded. grin
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#2955213 - 10/29/18 12:25 PM Re: Just reminiscing: concerts [Re: Dannyalcatraz]
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Partial list:

Incredible String Band
Savoy Brown*
Fairport Convention*
Fleetwood Mac* (*all in one night, Summer of 1970, Fillmore East, NYC)
Jefferson Airplane
Hot Tuna
Grateful Dead
Bob Dylan
Tom Petty
Cheap Trick
Z Z Top
Prince
The Who
King Crimson
Mahavishnu Orchestra
John McLaughlin & Chick Corea's Five Peace Band
Bill Frisell
Richard Thompson
Sigur Ros
Genesis
Peter Gabriel
Steve Hackett
Adrian Belew
John Paul Jones
Sylvain Sylvain
Dave Van Ronk
Robert Cray
Blondie
Nick Lowe & Rockpile
The Cars
Steely Dan
Moody Blues
Planet Drum (the 1st tour)
The Cure
The Pretenders
Simple Minds
Psychedelic Furs
Neil Young & Crazy Horse
Bela Fleck & The Flecktones
Spin Doctors
Primus
Spiritualized
Ween
Beck
Jeff Beck
Carlos Santana
The Cramps
The Damned
Dead Kennedys
Dead Milkmen
Butthole Surfers
B-52's
T.S.O.L.
U.K. Subs
The Stranglers
Stiff Little Fingers
Gun Club
Atari Teenage Riot
The Cardigans
R.E.M.
Traffic
Steve Miller
The Police
Sting
The Tubes
David Bowie "Sound & Vision" tour
David Bowie w/NIN
David Bowie w/Tin Machine

That's all I can think of, offhand, I'd have to dig back through my ticket stash for more? (And, yes, there are a lot more . . .)
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#2962003 - 12/09/18 09:00 AM Re: Just reminiscing: concerts [Re: Winston Psmith]
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- Thirty Seconds to Mars
- Imagine Dragons
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#2962112 - 12/10/18 04:32 AM Re: Just reminiscing: concerts [Re: Abbey Robles]
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Welcome ABBEY;

I forgot to mention (and due to their age, I HAD to accompany) that I took my daughters to see...

LOVERBOY w/QUIET RIOT at Michigan's Pine Knob Amphitheater back about '82 or so... wink They were 11 and 6 respectively then It was summertime, and the oldest turned 12 that Oct. wink
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#2962176 - 12/10/18 12:43 PM Re: Just reminiscing: concerts [Re: whitefang]
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One I saw in Lansing Michigan that nobody mentioned was Freddy Fender. I got the tickets free. Never much of a fan but a nice outing. Never heard much about him after that. Jim

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#2962268 - 12/10/18 07:55 PM Re: Just reminiscing: concerts [Re: jimmac]
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WELCOME ABOARD ABBEY! thu
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#2962425 - 12/11/18 07:13 PM Re: Just reminiscing: concerts [Re: Dannyalcatraz]
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My first was The Amboy Dukes in 1971. Sweaty Teddy dropped my jaw from the gitgo. He was woodshedding a band he put together after he fired the previous Dukes. The warm up was a regional act called Parchment Farm. Not bad, not great.
Second was Mason Profitt, a country rock band that made some news in the early 70's. They were really good at what they did, but not really spectacular. The had a singer songwriter open for them, don't recall his name, never heard of him again.
A year later I saw Weather Report open for Santana on his Caravanserai tour. I was blown away on Psilocybin, but highly entertained.
One of the best I ever saw was Heart, opening for Jefferson Starship. Heart came out loaded for bear, and blew Starship, who were kinda phoning it in, off the stage.
I was at the concert Bill Graham staged for Barbara Streisand so she could film footage for her Star Is Born Movie. The LA Jets, Graham Central Station, Santana, Montrose, and Peter Frampton. Frampton was the least entertaining, mostly because "Comes Alive" had already peaked and has been played to death.
Frampton had been a lot better when he opened for Robin Trower the year before, and Trower was amazing.
I saw the conga player for the Doobie Brothers pass out and fall over on stage during a song. Took him a while to get it back together. Jimmy Buffett opened for them, and did a great show.
One of the weirder ones was Elvis Presley on what I think was his last tour, 76 or 77. Somebody gave me a ticket, and I figured "what the heck?" He was grossly overweight, kinda limped around he stage, threw a few half-hearted karate kicks, sang his hits, and left with the famous "Elvis Has Left The Building" announcement. What was weird, though, is the audience ate it up like he was the greatest thing they ever saw. Little girls were fighting over the scarves he wore for a moment, then handed off to them. One lady even slunk down the aisle, taking off her shirt as she approached Elvis, then threw it on stage at his feet. He picked it up, looked at it, looked at her, and said "Good Lord!". Her husband came up, shook Elvis' hand, and walked back up the aisle. Strange...
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#2962892 - 12/14/18 10:09 AM Re: Just reminiscing: concerts [Re: picker]
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I can't remember them all, but off the top of my head:
As a kid:
The Association
Janis Joplin with the Full Tilt Boogie Band
Cream
The Byrds
Blood, Sweat and Tears
Capt. Beefheart and His Magic Band
Poco
Johnny Winter
Weather Report
Herbie Hancock (in his fusion days)

Later:
Eric Johnson
Allan Holdsworth (twice)
Amjad Ali Khan (virtuoso sarod player)
Desert Rose Band
Jim Hall
Kenny Burrell
Kurt Rosenwinkel
Manuel Barrueco (classical guitar)
Otis Rush

And of course others I forget. In addition, I've heard many different people in clubs, parks and libraries, even the subway, well known and otherwise. But you don't have to be well known to be GOOD!

I've heard classical artists on occasion, sometimes for free. Nothing quite like a full orchestra!

Ones I missed:
B.B. King (through stupidity)
Ravi Shankar

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