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#2951989 - 10/08/18 12:23 PM Just reminiscing: concerts
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Inspired by desertbluesman’s impressive list of concerts, I thought it would be cool for people to list some of the shows they’ve seen. And if there were some special moments along the way, share them too!

Other than symphonic performances, the first concert I attended was Maynard Ferguson. After that, I got to see my first hard rock show- Savatage opening for Megadth opening for Ronnie James Dio. THAT one was Spinal Tap-esque. Something went catastrophically wrong for each band: the sound kept cutting out for Savatage’s bass player; Megadeth plunged the arena into total darkness by blowing a fused during “Devil’s Island”; Dio’s million-dollar laser-battling robot creatures lit their cabs on fire. I almost never went to another rock show, but my friend convinced me this was an aberration, not the norm.

Went to a show on the first Lollapalooza concert, and one of the last before it stopped touring and settled in Chicago.

Saw SwerveDriver open for Monster Magnet, Pearl Jam, and Soundgarden...all for $10!

Got to see Eye & I opening for Body Count and Ice-T.

At assorted concerts, I’ve seen SRV, Eric Johnson,Rick Emmet, Rush, Metallica, Primus, Queensryche, BÖC, King’s X, Mastodon, Sting, Rival Sons, and Judas Priest.

I was privileged to see California Guitar Trio and Tony Gaballe touring at Borders Book stores, so they were just feet away. They did Q&A, too!


Edited by Dannyalcatraz (10/09/18 12:57 AM)
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#2951996 - 10/08/18 01:02 PM Re: Just reminiscing: concerts [Re: Dannyalcatraz]
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my 1st concert - Heart 1986
my last concert - Paul McCartney 2018
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#2951998 - 10/08/18 01:25 PM Re: Just reminiscing: concerts [Re: Mogut]
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I can't remember them all but here are a few:

Country Joe and the Fish
CCR
Santana
Donovan
Fats Domino
The Animals
Chris Isaak
Asleep at the Wheel
Marty Stuart
Don Gibson
Merle Haggard
The Temptations
Tony Orlando and Dawn
Lou Rawls
Glenn Campbell
Neil Diamond
Tommy Emmanuel
Bucky Piaazrelli
Frank Vignola
John Prine
Ramblin Jack Elliot
The Seeds
The People
Hall and Oates
Alabama
Charlie Daniels
Marshall Tucker
Joe Cocker


cool


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#2952009 - 10/08/18 03:04 PM Re: Just reminiscing: concerts [Re: Larryz]
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Ok re-posted from the other thread

I saw so many bands in so many different venues back in the day, I could not even begin to recall my very first one. I can tell you this, I performed many times in many places singing a-Capella with The Soundmasters before I ever attended a major concert (I sang in the harmony section as baritone).

To name a few during those hippy years

Moody Blues
James Gang
ZZTop
Santana
Roy Buchanan
West, Bruce, and Lang
Mountain
Grand Funk Railroad
Neil Young and Crazy Horse
Derek and The Domino's
Chicago
Young-bloods
Original Woodstock Concert
Richie Havens
Ten Years After
The Manhattans
Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee
Peter Frampton
Kenny Loggins
Greatful Dead 2x
Doc and Merle Watson

And a host of others I can't recall at the moment.
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#2952011 - 10/08/18 03:45 PM Re: Just reminiscing: concerts [Re: desertbluesman]
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gosh i couldn’t even begin to remember all the concerts i’ve been to

the doors
van halen
elton john
billy joel
tina turner
neil diamond
john fogerty
jimmy buffet
the eagles
paul mccartney
peter frampton
aerosmith
slash
tom petty
bob seger
rush
bonnie raitt
rick springfield
motley crue
coldplay
kid rock
godsmack
lady antebellum
chris isaak
rob zombie
reba mcintyre
kenny chesney
counting crows
matchbox twenty
bare naked ladies
tragically hip
red hot chilly peppers
spoon
taylor swift
heart
gretchen wilson
melissa ethridge


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#2952012 - 10/08/18 03:55 PM Re: Just reminiscing: concerts [Re: Mogut]
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bucket list bands i’d like to see

u2
rolling stones
police
alabama shakes
pearl jam
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#2952026 - 10/08/18 07:53 PM Re: Just reminiscing: concerts [Re: Mogut]
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Hmm, a partial list that I will add to as I remember them:

Hendrix (several times)
Cream (farewell tour)
Rolling Stones (with Brian Jones, then with Mick Taylor. Haven't seen them with the new guy)
The Who (original lineup)
Led Zeppelin (1st US tour, opening for Julie Driscoll, Brian Augur & Trinity)
Pink Floyd (many tours between 1971 & mid 80s)
Jeff Beck (numerous tours)
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
Joni Mitchell (opening for CSN&Y)
Iron Butterfly (Many times. They were the house band at the Pasadena Civic's weekly concert series.)
Big Brother & the Holding Company
Roger Waters
Les Paul
Jefferson Airplane
Grateful Dead
David Lindley
Richard Thompson
Dweezil Zappa
Paul Simon
Bob Dylan
REO Speedwagon
Spirit
Mahavishnu Orchestra
Leo Kottke
John Fahey
Brian Setzer Orchestra
Ike & Tina Turner Revue
BB King
Albert King
Muddy Waters
The Doors
Mothers of Invention (at least 3 times, including the Flo & Eddie version)
Paul McCartney (When Kronos played Yesterday with him)
Nine Inch Nails
Julian Lage (just last week)
Jean Luc Ponty
Chris Isaak
Vanilla Fudge
BeeGees
Peter Frampton
Genesis
Chicago Transit Authority
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#2952028 - 10/08/18 07:59 PM Re: Just reminiscing: concerts [Re: Scott Fraser]
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Originally Posted By: Scott Fraser
Hmm, a partial list that I will add to as I remember them:

Hendrix (several times)
Cream (farewell tour)
Rolling Stones (with Brian Jones, then with Mick Taylor. Haven't seen them with the new guy)
The Who (original lineup)
Led Zeppelin (1st US tour, opening for Julie Driscoll, Brian Augur & Trinity)
Pink Floyd (many tours between 1971 & mid 80s)
Jeff Beck (numerous tours)
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
Joni Mitchell (opening for CSN&Y)
Iron Butterfly (Many times. They were the house band at the Pasadena Civic's weekly concert series.)
Big Brother & the Holding Company
Roger Waters
Jefferson Airplane
Grateful Dead
David Lindley
Richard Thompson
Dweezil Zappa
Paul Simon
Bob Dylan
REO Speedwagon
Spirit
Mahavishnu Orchestra
Leo Kottke
John Fahey
Brian Setzer Orchestra
Ike & Tina Turner Revue
BB King
Albert King
Muddy Waters
The Doors
Mothers of Invention (at least 3 times, including the Flo & Eddie version)
Paul McCartney (When Kronos played Yesterday with him)
Nine Inch Nails
Julian Lage (just last week)
Chris Isaak
Vanilla Fudge
BeeGees
Peter Frampton
Genesis
Chicago Transit Authority


oh man!!! you’ve seen muddy waters!!!
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#2952029 - 10/08/18 08:12 PM Re: Just reminiscing: concerts [Re: Mogut]
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Originally Posted By: Mogut
oh man!!! you’ve seen muddy waters!!!


Would have been around 1966 I think.
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#2952042 - 10/09/18 01:00 AM Re: Just reminiscing: concerts [Re: Scott Fraser]
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Man, I am jealous of you guys who got to see the performers of Rocjpk’s golden age at their peaks.

One band I loved so much I went to multiple shows: Dread Zeppelin. A joke act, sure, but a hell of a lot of fun. I think the only bands I’ve seen perform live more than DZ are King’s X, Black Pearl and Ten Hands. Those last 2 never got far beyond the college/bar circuit in Texas.

I got to see the funk/punk band Wylde Peach (Sp?) at SXSW at a time when Faith No More, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Fishbone were at their peak, and they were KILLING it. The buzz I heard after that show was that they’d join those other bands on the national stage...then nothing. They had some reputaional baggage, I know, but their musicianship was stellar. Apparently, though, they found some success becoming OutKast’s backup band.


Edited by Dannyalcatraz (10/09/18 01:06 AM)
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#2952053 - 10/09/18 04:43 AM Re: Just reminiscing: concerts [Re: Dannyalcatraz]
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I've done this several times over the years of forum membership, but never get bothered doing it again... smile

I've often mentioned my first concert (rock or otherwise) was---

JIMI HENDRIX in Feb. of '68. Also on the bill with him that night;

SOFT MACHINE;
The THYME;
MC5!

Quite a lot of music for only $4.00! wink

Also that summer('68) saw BOB SEGER at the Aquinas High School Saturday night dances every other weekend. $2.00 at the door.

We all sort of laughed when, a mere 7 years later, we paid $25 each for tickets to see him at Cobo Arena for what turned out to be one of the nights recorded for his "Live Bullet" LP. cool

A few years earlier('72, early) saw a then unknown( to me & friends) MAHAVISHNU ORCHESTRA open for EMERSON, LAKE And PALMER.

Then later that same year ('bout mid spring) saw The EAGLES open for MAHAVISHNU ! THEN, a few months later, saw The EAGLES again, open for YES. Saw McLaughlin, Jan Hammer, Leon Redbone and a few others a few times and sporadically until....

The last concert besides any of The Detroit Symphony Orchestra's I attended( sort of wink ) was in 1988 to see JOHN McLAUGHLIN perform his "Mediterranean" Concerto with the DSO at their "summer home"( the Meadow Brook ampitheater in Rochester, MI) love
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#2952060 - 10/09/18 05:10 AM Re: Just reminiscing: concerts [Re: Scott Fraser]
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Originally Posted By: Scott Fraser
Originally Posted By: Mogut
oh man!!! you’ve seen muddy waters!!!


Would have been around 1966 I think.


Where was that at?
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#2952167 - 10/09/18 12:26 PM Re: Just reminiscing: concerts [Re: Mogut]
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Originally Posted By: Mogut
Originally Posted By: Scott Fraser
Originally Posted By: Mogut
oh man!!! you’ve seen muddy waters!!!


Would have been around 1966 I think.


Where was that at?


It was a club in Hollywood, originally called the Moulin Rouge in the 40s, I think it was the Hullaballoo in the 60s, & eventually became the Aquarius in the 70s, running a production of 'Hair' for what seemed like several decades.
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#2952231 - 10/09/18 05:09 PM Re: Just reminiscing: concerts [Re: Scott Fraser]
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Originally Posted By: Scott Fraser

It was a club in Hollywood, originally called the Moulin Rouge in the 40s, I think it was the Hullaballoo in the 60s, & eventually became the Aquarius in the 70s, running a production of 'Hair' for what seemed like several decades.


just rad!
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#2952238 - 10/09/18 05:26 PM Re: Just reminiscing: concerts [Re: Scott Fraser]
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1st concert I attended: Peter Frampton/Steve Miller/J. Geils Band/The Romantics, June 1977. I saw JGB and the Romantics each once more; never saw Frampton or Miller again.

Last concert I attended: Seal, August 2016. 3rd time seeing him.

In between...

I've seen U2, Yes and Midnight Oil 8 times each. The last U2 show I saw (the day after Rosa Parks died in October, 2005) was the best concert I've ever seen. Matter of fact, 7 of those 8 U2 shows are the 7 greatest concerts I've attended. Number 8 would be my 4th Soundgarden show (Kalamazoo, MI, June 1994), number 9 would be my 2nd Seal show (Detroit, November 2003) and Human Drama's 1998 Detroit show (in a long-gone Goth coffeehouse called Ascension UK) rounds out my Top 10.

I've seen NIN 7 times. The 1st time was in a club on their first headlining tour in the summer of 1990.

I've seen Steely Dan 6 times, including the 1993 tour kickoff - their first show in 19 years. I also saw Chris Cornell 6 times between '89 and '07. The first 5 times were with Soundgarden, including an '89 show at that same club I saw NIN at. Oh, and I saw David Bowie 6 times between '83 and '98. Best performer I've ever seen, hands down.

Did you see the movie Straight Outta Compton or the NWA episode of Behind The Music? I was at that infamous Detroit show. Nobody shot at the stage; some a-hole threw an M-80 into the main floor crowd. I saw him do it, but I couldn't catch his ass.

Saw The Clash open for The Who.

Worked gate security for The Jacksons' Victory tour. Got to see night 1 and 3 for free. Whatever you have read or whatever anyone has ever told you about Michael Jackson's onstage greatness, he was even better than that.

Was at one of the Detroit concerts Stevie Wonder filmed for Showtime in 1984.

Went to Toronto in the summer of '83 to see King Sunny Ade, The Fixx, James Brown, and Peter Tosh open for The Police. The Police were sh*t-hot that night, but Tosh was unstoppable. He blew everyone off the stage that night in what would be his next-to-last show ever.

I've seen somewhere north of 400 concerts and I don't know how many bands/artists. Might add more to this thread later.
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#2952246 - 10/09/18 05:58 PM Re: Just reminiscing: concerts [Re: hurricane hugo]
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Originally Posted By: hurricane hugo

I've seen U2, Yes and Midnight Oil 8 times each. The last U2 show I saw (the day after Rosa Parks died in October, 2005) was the best concert I've ever seen. Matter of fact, 7 of those 8 U2 shows are the 7 greatest concerts I've attended.


oh man... i gotta see U2 big time
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#2952249 - 10/09/18 06:08 PM Re: Just reminiscing: concerts [Re: hurricane hugo]
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NIN was part of the first Lollapalooza tour, and they were one of the primary reasons I bought a ticket. But there was some kind of scheduling conflict, as I understand it, so they didn’t play Dallas. Instead, we got Fishbone, who absolutely made the crowd ignore the fact they were filling in.

I still haven’t gotten to see NIN.

But considering the bands I DID see at that show, including Fishbone, I definitely don’t feel ripped off. Those I remember seeing:

Rollins Band
Butthole Sufers
Incubus
Fishbone
Living Colour
Ice T & Bodycount
Siouxsie & the Banshees
Jane’s Addiction
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#2952263 - 10/09/18 07:22 PM Re: Just reminiscing: concerts [Re: Dannyalcatraz]
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Originally Posted By: Dannyalcatraz

Butthole Sufers


Well we know what you meant cry
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#2952264 - 10/09/18 07:28 PM Re: Just reminiscing: concerts [Re: Dannyalcatraz]
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A few late additions as memory fills out the list:

David Bowie (when Kronos played Space Oddity with him for a fundraiser at Carnegie Hall)
Ray Davies (on the same gig)
Tom Waits (Kronos has done several shows with Tom)
kd lang (another Kronos gig)
Pat Metheny (several times sharing the stage with Kronos)
Phillip Glass (on a bunch of gigs we've done with him)
Neil Young
Metallica (an acoustic set for Neil Young's Bridge School Benefit)
Jeff Tweedy (sharing the bill w/KQ)
Jerry Lee Lewis
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#2952285 - 10/09/18 10:57 PM Re: Just reminiscing: concerts [Re: Mogut]
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Originally Posted By: Mogut
Originally Posted By: Dannyalcatraz

Butthole Sufers


Well we know what you meant cry


Damn it! facepalm
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#2952295 - 10/10/18 01:57 AM Re: Just reminiscing: concerts [Re: Dannyalcatraz]
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Well that`a a hard post to follow laugh
Those that I can remember:
Argent
War, Wet Willie and James Cotton Blues Band-went
with a friend who was already a brown belt Taekwondo in High School-
I studied at the same place briefly before moving to N.Y. We had a bit too much dirtweed, major headaches.

Grateful Dead

Johnny Winter came my our college Spring Break, the day after Muddy Waters died. He did a great show but was clearly having a hard time.

Psychedelic Furs, a year or two later at Spring Break. This was when `Love My Way` was everywhere.

Yes in the Round, in Conn.-nice venue but that neighborhood-I would have felt more confident walking around in downtown Kabul.

I saw exactly one show at The Joyous Lake in Woodstock, a classic venue but, can`t recall who it was. Have to think about it. Our band played the community center, it was fun but the reviewer said we were `too loud`. Oh well...
Some friends and I were at the Little Bear cafe on the main street, and one of them pointed a few tables over and said, oh, there`s Todd Rundgren and Rick Neilsen from Cheap Trick. It was that kind of place.
Tony Levin lives near town as well.
Allan Holdsworth with the I.O.U. band-I stil have a (faded) tour T-shirt. The second guitarist in our band saw someone trying to steal a drum off the loading dock. The cops caught him-Allan came out, thanked us all, gave us T-shirts and put us on the guest list for the following night`s show. Due to a communication mixup I didn`t go. I was him, Steve Howe and one other whom I forget. I saw him again in Tokyo for the `Flat Tire` tour.

Lee Ritenour and Al Jarreau

Steve Morse-I believe it was And West from The Dregs who was the only other member on that tour.

Rennaisance, with Annie Haslem

Bad English-Jonathan Cain mostly made me remember how excellent Greg Rolie`s keyboards were.

The preceding three shows were at The Chance in Poughkeepsie, a venue that another band I was in led off a multi-band show. We blew the roof off the place.

Joe Jackson

Thomas Dolby

Frank Zappa

Steely Dan-`Two Against Nature` tour


Mike Stern, with Matt Bissonette and Denis Chambers.

Massive Attack, with DJ Shadow opening

Dream Theater-I`m not a fan of the sound in Budokan but, they were really good.

Prince, also at Budokan.

G3 with John Petrucci and Billy Sheehan as a surprise guest.

Jeff Beck

That`s the ones I can think of, I`m sure there`s more.


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#2952302 - 10/10/18 04:30 AM Re: Just reminiscing: concerts [Re: skipclone 1]
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Well, as long as we're listing( or trying to) ALL of 'em, I'll add:

GENTLE GIANT opening for JIMI HENDRIX @ Cobo Arena, 'Dec. '68;

CAT BROTHER and THE ALL NIGHT NEWSBOYS opening for JIMI HENDRIX, March,'69;

JO JO GUNNE opening for MAHAVISHNU ORCHESTRA @ Detroit's Ford Auditorium, '72;

MAHAVISNU ORCHESTRA opening for FRANK ZAPPA @ Cobo Arena, '73;

JAN HAMMER opening for JOHN McLAUGHLIN, @ Detroit's Masonic Temple Auditorium, Feb. '76;

JOHN McLAUGHLIN opening for WEATHER REPORT,(John with SHAKTI) Oct. '76;

LEON REDBONE (forgot local act that opened) @ Royal Oak Theater, June '78

AL DI MEOLA opening for WEATHER REPORT @ Royal Oak Theater, Sept. '81;

JOHN McLAUGHLIN w/BELO HORIZONTE, opened by the LABEQUE Sisters, Royal Oak(again), Sept. '82

With those already mentioned placed accordingly. wink
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#2952303 - 10/10/18 04:32 AM Re: Just reminiscing: concerts [Re: whitefang]
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What a great thread!
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#2952343 - 10/10/18 07:51 AM Re: Just reminiscing: concerts [Re: Mogut]
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First concert: Jose Feliciano. I was just starting to learn to play guitar, so my grandparents took me to see him. Super talented, and blew me away when he pulled out an electric to play "Purple Haze" at the end.

First "real" rock concert: I am never quite sure which came first (could probably Google it..) either The Police or David Gilmour.

Last concert: Progstock 2018 this past weekend. Headliners were Michael Sadler (of Saga), IQ, and Eddie Jobson. Mr. Jobson announced that in all likelihood, that was his last live performance. And it was great! he also did a Q&A and mini-master class on his upcoming series of videos on music theory. I look forward to watching them and learning from his perspectives.

In between I've seen a bunch of bands. Most seen is Marillion.
Yes, The Who, Genesis, Pink Floyd (sans Roger Waters), Deep Purple (need to see again), Fish, Rush, Mr. Big, Alvin Lee, Steppenwolf, Moody Blues, Enchant, Transatlantic, Kings X, Triumph, Circuline, Glass Hammer, District 97, Steve Morse, Phil Keaggy, George Benson & Earl Klugh, Pat Metheny, etc. etc. etc.

The record for most in one year now goes to 3rDegree: 3 times in one year, and each time with a slightly different line-up. (They have 3 guitarists; but only 2 at a time live; and 2 drummers who alternate, depending on availability. And twice with a female backup singer; once without.)
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#2952346 - 10/10/18 07:59 AM Re: Just reminiscing: concerts [Re: Danzilla]
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danzilla , what year would have been the police concert?
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#2952398 - 10/10/18 12:56 PM Re: Just reminiscing: concerts [Re: Mogut]
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Synchronicity Tour; 82 or 83?
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#2952401 - 10/10/18 01:13 PM Re: Just reminiscing: concerts [Re: Danzilla]
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Well, Mogut - thanks for finally giving me the motivation to answer my own mystery. The Police were in DC (Landover, MD) 8/21 & 22/1983. David Gilmour played Constitution Hall in DC 6/01/1984.

So my first rock concert was The Police.

And you, my friend, win a year's supply of Rice-A-Roni, the San Francisco treat!
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#2952404 - 10/10/18 01:32 PM Re: Just reminiscing: concerts [Re: Danzilla]
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I've seen a few:

Alan Parsons Project
Ted Nugent
April Wine
Eric Clapton
Bad Company
Blue Oyster Cult
Boston
Deep Purple
Def Leppard
Dire Straits
Emerson, Lake and Palmer
Foghat
Foreigner
Dweezil Zappa
Goddo
Gordon Lightfoot
Grand Funk Railroad
Heart
Jeff Beck
Jethro Tull
Joe Bonamassa
Joe Satriani
Johnnie Winter
Journey
Kansas
Lynyrd Skynyrd
The Moody Blues
Pat Travers
Peter Gabriel
David Bowie
The Tubes
Rainbow
REO Speedwagon
Robin Trower
Rush
Santana
Styx
UFO
Yes
ZZ Top
Michael Stern
Eric Johnson
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#2952441 - 10/10/18 07:01 PM Re: Just reminiscing: concerts [Re: Dannyalcatraz]
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Originally Posted By: Dannyalcatraz
Originally Posted By: Mogut
Originally Posted By: Dannyalcatraz

Butthole Sufers


Well we know what you meant cry


Damn it! facepalm


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#2952459 - 10/10/18 10:23 PM Re: Just reminiscing: concerts [Re: surfergirl]
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Rush! How could I forget I saw Rush? With Primus as the opening act, no less.

Another good one- Queensryche (Operation: Mindcrime) opening for Metallica (...And Justice For All). The crowd was clueless about Queensryche, too, made obvious when Geoff Tate was trying to get the crowd going by doing some call & response to the song “Revolution Calling”- their hot song at the time. He held the mic out to the audience, hoping for shouts of “REVOLUTION!”, he got “YAAAAYY!” instead.

Even in the first balcony where I was seated, you could see Tate’s head drop and his shoulders sag.
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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
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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.


Edited by skipclone 1 (10/13/18 06:23 AM)
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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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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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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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My Partial List Include:
- Scorpions
- Korn
- Thirty Seconds to Mars
- Imagine Dragons
- Metallica
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