Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Your Turn

Best concert you have been to.

101 comments:

Gator said...

Stones, when they were in their prime

sandybrook said...

Rolling Stones/Stevie Wonder last night of tour, Mick Jagger's birthday

TeeHee@U said...

Alan Jackson, but, Garth Brooks is a close second.

MyDogSmiles said...

Dave Matthews Band

Dirty Pearl said...

Dolly Parton @ Forest Hills Stadium a few years ago. AMAZING

hothotheat said...

Paul McCartney in 2007

Rosie riveter said...

Roger Waters Dark Side of the Moon at the Gorge and

EMP2000 in Seattle w Snoopdogg, Eminem, Dr Dre, kidrock might of been there

A.Claire said...

Its a toss up... Social Distortion and Bad Religion.

rosemary booker said...

Foo Fighters at Lollapalooza! The energy was out of this world, the band was so happy they played like 5 extra songs just for the happiness of the crowd, who was singing along to every word!

herbert arnold said...

allan parsons project. they were phenomenal.

Aquagirl said...

We just had this one recently.

filmgreg said...

Desert Trip, 2016

JD said...

Saw a Zeppelin cover band on 3 hits of acid. It was a hell of an experience.

Unknown said...

Allman Brothers Beacon Theatre 2009

Rosie riveter said...

Wait.
Lillith Fair 1998 at the Gorge was orgasmsic

Jon said...

Fleetwood Mac

cat said...

Prince, shortly after the Purple Rain movie. The Jackson in the eighties, my parents slept outside of Turtle Records for tickets, with us. And they went to the concert, with us. So much fun.

Trapped said...

Hall and Oates
Aretha Franklin
Elton John

La Morena said...

Rev. Al Green!! He blew me away with his energy and talent !

cat said...

The Jacksons, before Michael went weird.

Ann said...

Alice Cooper's Welcome to my Nightmare tour.

gadfly said...

Elton John. Tina Turner. It's a toss-up.

forthenightisdarkandfullofterrors said...

Peter Gabriel

Lunzer said...

ELO, recent tour, last tour date was Pittsburgh.

Farmgirl said...

Joe Cocker and Steve Miller Band

Karmahasstruck said...

VanHalen Hide Your Sheep Tour

LaurenMaye said...

Marshall Tucker. Peter Frampton. Muddy Waters. EJ. Grateful Dead. Waaaay back in the day. I'd never go to a concert these days, what a bunch of crap.

CornishKitten said...

ABBA - October 3, 1979 Boston, MA

Thia said...

All of the Lilith Fairs were amazing. And don't hate, but 30 Seconds to Mars put on one hell of a show. I saw them in DC in 2009ish. My favorite concert was actually Phillip Glass and his Monsters of Grace tour. I was given these tickets and almost didn't go. For some reason, he started his world tour here and I've never really experienced anything quite like it. It was incredible.

Worst concert ever? In my friend group, I'm known for being willing to go to the opening of an envelop. A friend really wanted to go see Yanni. I agreed to go with her. OMG. It was HORRIBLE.

Humor Me said...

The Stones, back in 1991?
WAR - in college.

Intergalactic said...

Paul Simon, last summer at the Hollywood Bowl. Unbelievable musicality and technically perfect.

cheesegrater15 said...

Either Van Halen in 93, Weird Al a couple of years ago, or Jason Mraz last year.

ClareJanes said...

Incubus. Pick a show. They never disappoint.

Thorne said...

Foo Fighters

Snifter said...

Eric Clapton & Elton John, 1992?

Queen w Adam Lambert earlier this year. I was leery, but Lambert is fabulous and did a great job.

Kansa said...

Milton Nascimento, at Amsterdam's The Paradiso concert venue, June 21st,2019. I am so glad that we got to see him! His voice is fantastic and I had waited since 1973 to be able to see him. (I have the BEST husband ever!)

momo said...

P Funk, if I had to pick one. I also was blown away by Al Greene and The Misfits. Misfits were on the bill with GWAR, and my friend who took me to the show didn't tell me ANYTHING about GWAR. Wow. What a trip!

Casper said...

The English Beat in their prime.

SWdancer said...

tossup - Metallica/Guns n Roses double bill or Prince/Purple Rain tour

Polo said...

Raconteurs

Roxanne said...

Def Leppard/REO/Styx lineup
Or Def Lep/KISS
I never miss Def Lep. Who are having another LV residency this year. So, no local show for me.

Ponzi said...

Prince. Or the flaming lips.

NoNoNoNo said...

Led Zeppelin, Earl's Court London 1975

Unknown said...

Eric Clapton, late 70's. Even better was his opening act: BB King

boojie said...

Sublime - Austin, TX circa 1994 - goosebumps then and now

B626 said...

Front Row, Def Leppard, Vegas, ‘07.

robert said...

Ramones w Black Flag

bamazalea said...

Pink Floyd '94 rice stadium

americanpanda said...

Dicky Betts (not with Allman brothers), Allman Bros, Phish, Genesis, String Cheese Incident at Radio City Music Hall, Greyboy Allstars.

Funny someone mentioned Incubus - I saw them in Hartford years back, I thought they were awful. So awful in fact, I left early.
Another band that really underwhelmed me - The Red Hot Chili Peppers. I love them on the radio, but not live :(

Simon said...

Stones. Saw them in July and they are still great

Flashy Vic said...

AC/DC, Ulster Hall, Belfast 1979, Highway to Hell tour.

carolinalily said...

Lionel Richie

Unknown said...

Bruce Springsteen all six times!!

Robert said...

Sigh. Amy Winehouse, Highline Ballroom, NYC 2015.

Scorpiotina said...

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band

judithannegg said...

Van Morrison in Chicago this year.

XRaySpex said...

Led Zeppelin 1975

-B said...

Gwar

DavidHowesCREBroker said...

Pink Floyd back in 1976 in Germany.

Great concert!

I was so stoned -- way back when -- I don't remember the town/city where the concert was.

I had befriended a couple of German locals near the US ARMY Base I was station at. They invited me.

Did I mention how stoned I got!?

=)

Unknown said...

surprising b/c
I not a fan of country music... Keith Urban was a really good performer

AbbyRock said...

ZZ Top with J Geils at Tulane Stadium. The cops rushed into the crowd. First and only time I ever cleared a hurdle.

Aerosmith also at Tulane Stadium. The band pulled me onto the stage.

Count Jerkula said...

Roger Waters doing The Wall at the new ball park in Philthadelphia. Amazing visual effects. On one hand I wish I was tripping and stoned for it, on the other, I am glad I remember it.

#2 would be the A Day In The Garden concert in 1999 at Yasgur's Farm. While MTV's Woodstock reunion show was literally going up in flames, at the original site all original acts were performing on a brutally hot and humid Sunday afternoon.

I listened to the Woodstock soundtrack cassettes and the boxed set of DVD countless times, so to see Richie Havens, Arlo, Country Joe, David Crosby, etc all live, while sitting on the actual soil that 400k dirty long hairs partied on for 3 days was special. I had great gel tab LSD for that show. There was about a 4 hr stretch where my buddy and I were trippin too hard to speak.

One of the most powerful images I have ever seen was at that show, during dusk. David Crosby performing Ohio, with the crowd chanting along "Four dead in O-hio" and watching the POW-MIA flag an old Vietnam vet near me set up, wave in the breeze. I was still about 40 min from being human again. All I could think of was that poor bastard scared shitless, losing friends left and right, in a for profit war, while a bunch of hippies were gettin stoned and fuckin in the mud.

My buddy's biggest take away from the day was wishing he could float around in the pond with the turtles.

tookiesmum said...

AC/DC, Ball Breaker tour.

Valerie said...

Tom Waits 2013 Amazing!

Robyn said...

The Avett Brothers and #2 isn’t even close but I’ll mention the Flogging Molly/ Dropkick Murphys show I saw last summer. great energy at that one.

Blue Haired Witch said...

Summer of '77. I saw Earth, Wind, and Fire perform in a jazz club in Soho London. These guys were really in their groove and it was the best night of music ever.

Susan Bahns said...

Prince at the Forum

Meigling said...

Michael jackson 1993 after Black and White album
Guns and Roses 1992 after use your illusion .

Pogue Mahone said...

KISS 4 days ago.

Pj harvey fan said...

Kate Bush Before the Dawn tour. Also PJ Harvey obviously.

Lexi said...

Queens of the Stone Age at the National in 2013. Weird Al and Bare Naked Ladies put on a good show too.

missann said...

Earth, Wind and Fire (with Maurice White) at Madison Square Garden. Stevie Wonderand Marvin Gaye (not together) at Radio City Music Hall.

zerooptions said...

Rush - Permanent Waves tour
Def Leppard - High and Dry tour
Clarence "gatemouth" Brown - local blues hangout
and a blazing hot blues guitarist whose name i didn't know until he put his first album - Stevie Ray Vaughn

PinkFlamingo said...

Rolling Stones in ATL a couple of years ago. And, literally, EVERY Grateful Dead show I ever saw.

GentleBreeze said...

JonLuc Ponte. I drove an old Hornet without working wipers, in the rain using a string, from the near west burbs into Chicago with a girlfriend. Would have been early 70's. It was a small venue can't remember where. Been to many others, but that was the most adventurous.

a beautiful virago named hope said...

Local band called Hobex.

OKay said...

I honestly don't know that I have a "best." I've had a great time at every concert I've ever attended. But I will say that Paul McCartney puts on one hell of a show for a guy who was 75 years old at the time.

Rick Monday said...

Queen with warm-up band Thin Lizzy.
January 1977

Mary said...

My introduction to Queen, in winter of 1977 (in Providence, RI) they headlined but the opening act was Thin Lizzy, the main reason I wanted to go.

plainjane103 said...

Bruce Springsteen Born in the USA tour. Massive.

Salacious Crumb said...

Michael Jackson Bad Tour.

rabbit said...

The Joe Jackson concert I wish I'd gone to in the 80s, also Springsteen, and EW&F.

Hey now said...

Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, 1990's
Aerosmith 2007 or somewhere around then

Sd Auntie said...

sounds like fun @JD!

Sd Auntie said...

saw EWF too with Maurice too!! Missed Marvin and been kicking my self ever since!! lucky You@Missann

lutefisk said...

Bob Dylan's Anniversary concert, 1992.

splatford said...

Megadeth and Slayer ..or Iron Maiden Powerslave while tripping complete balls

rednoir said...

King Crimson- 45 years ago and 2 years ago. Robert Fripp still the greatest guitarist.

bdm said...

So many. FM doing Tusk with the USC marching band. Jethro Tull. The Stones with Prince opening 1981 Springsteen 1984. Bowie at the US Festival, where Bono climbed to the rigging. Green Day. INXS.

But STP IN 1991, Scott Weiland with that voice and a James Dean vibe.....the best. LIGHTNING IN A BOTTLE.

Goodau said...

Queen in the late 1970s at Hammersmith

Fuchsia said...

Nintendo Fusion Tour. 2006.

I went see Relient K, but saw Emery and was entranced. Have loved them ever since.

mike m said...

Pink Floyd, 1977 , Spectrum Philadelphia.

Woodstock 1994 Saugerties NY

Tom Petty , every single time

Best concert I never saw was Black Sabbath in Philly 1979 at the Spectrum.

Couldn't get tickets so we sat in the parking lot smoking weed and watched some people tear down the light poles and use them as battering rams to get inside. Next thing we saw was about 100 cops show up driving their cars onto the steps to go after the gatecrashers, fun times.

longtimereader said...

Prince no question.

Bloggybutt said...

Britney Spears, before her breakdown. She was a fantastic performer who put on a show! She was so sweet and kind to the audience/fans. I hope she gets free soon. Poor girl has had a hell of a life and it's heartbreaking.

pickyvegetarian said...

amos lee

Ms.MimiB said...

Tame Impala

MultiMary1011 said...

The Eagles. Before I knew about Don Henley. 😕

Sunkist said...

Prince in the lobby of the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel at 1 a.m. He did two shows for $3k a couple. I happened to be at the Tropicana bar by the pool. I hung around for the first show to end and got a wrist band from a couple leaving early and it got me in - no problem. It was phenomenal. He played a long set including a Janet Jackson cover! What Have You Done for me Lately. and he also came and hung out at the after show party. He went back on stage and played even more! It was summer of 2007

R. J. Anderson said...

Donovan Sunshine Superman.. Long white robe..acoustic.

Rickie Lee Jones The Magazine Tour.. Fabulous

Al Jarreau David Sanborn Marcus Miller Berkeley Greek Theater (80s) Sanborn and Miller opened.. The first piece was so transcendent, the audience jumped too their feet and roared for a few minutes.. So Jarreau as the same.. Copped a groove.

Don Henley Boys of Summer Tour

Beatles Candlestick - only for the thrill.. 35 minutes.. Climbed in Brinks Truck and it was last time they played America.

Krill Gerestein (sp) with Czech Orchestra Tschaikovsky Piano Concerto 1 B Flat Minor.. People had tears running down their cheeks.

Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt just guitars

Joni Mitchell Pat Metheney, Lyle Mays Jaco Pastorius, Michael Brecker, John Guerin, Don Elias, The Persuasions.. Honestly fell in love with Joni stayed in love

Steve Winwood SF Warfield Theatre

Silk Road Project - Yo Yo Ma and friends

Neil Young - Tonight's the Night

SarcasticBimbo said...

Eagles. Both times. Def Leppard, seen 'em 6 times, and even on that 6th show, when Joe really couldn't sing because they had been at Sturgis the night before, it was still a great show. Styx, at the same show Joe couldn't sing at. I was kind of surprised at how great they were. And they really seemed GRATEFUL to be there, played their hearts out, and posed on stage for the fans to take pics of them for a few minutes, because there were fans lined up to take the pics.

A.Claire said...

I would hang with all of you any day!!!!

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