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Old 12-10-2012, 03:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Five All-time Concerts

I couldn't manage to limit myself in the Five All-time Bands thread, so thought I'd take a stab at recalling my most memorable concerts from the foggy recesses of my substance-addled memory, and encourage others to do likewise.

I've seen a lot of shows over the years but as I look back, the common denominator for great concert experiences was location, location, location. In all cases I lucked into seats within 10 rows of the stage, or stormed the stage with the rest of the zealots and got close enough to the speaker stacks for my ears to ring for a week after.

Nowadays, I'd rather see the less famous or up and coming talent in a smaller venue than the latest geriatric rip off arena-rock megatour, but here's a few that left a mark.

*1988 Amnesty International Benefit, New Delhi, India, featuring Springsteen and E Street Band, Sting, Peter Gabriel and others. I stayed an extra week in that ****hole of a city just to see that concert. Got right up to the stage and didn't move for 6 hours. Totally worth all the suffering before and during.

* The Who, 1978.

* Talking Heads, 1983.

* REM, 1986, War Memorial Gym, UBC.

* Warren Zevon, in a bar, 1987.

* Neil Young, 1984. He did four completely separate sets: solo acoustic, Crazy Horse rock, computer synth rock, and rockabilly revival.

* Richard Thompson, 1991, at a small venue. It was worth the price of admission just to hear him play '52 Vincent Black Lightning.

* Pearl Jam, 2011, final date of their 20th anniversary tour. Superlatives fail me.

What were your concerts to remember?
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Would love to see Richard Thompson someday.

Alice Cooper, Memphis circa 1987

Kid Rock, last winter, middle of a snowstorm in Little Rock. The grief he caught for not canceling, the show completely memorable

most recently Lita Ford at Jaunita's in Little Rock. Bad accoustics and all, what a show!
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I have attended way too many outstanding shows and concerts over the years from numerous acts starting in the early 60's to come up with a list. That being said, my 2 all time most favorite events were Woodstock and the Monterey Pop Festival. I don't think I was ever the same after having been at both of these once in a lifetime events...make that, I know I was never the same.

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Pink Floyd – 1987 – Kingdome (Seattle)

Phish – 2004 (Coventry, Vermont) Musically the show sucked, but the experience was pretty incredible.
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Neil Yong / Pearl Jam – 1995 The Gorge Amphitheater, George, Wa.

Grateful Dead – 1993 Autzen Stadium (U of Oregon)

Psychic TV – 1989 Towards Thee Infinite Beat Tour (Portland, Oregon)


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My best concerts are a little over the top. I was fortunate enough to spend the late '60s in Berkeley, CA. I remember Jimi playing at the Greek theater one late Friday afternoon before a football game bonfire, probably October '67. He did "THe Star Bangeled Banner" for the first time. Everyone flipped.

At noon, a lot of these guys playe don Sproul Hall steps, for free. It was pretty intimate. Definately Greatful Dead, Country Joe and the Fish, and Jefferson Airplane were all over the place. Big Brother was around and Cream.

Weekends, I was mostly into Jazz, but I was known to trip at the Fillmore or Avalon, in San Francisco, from time to time. I can't even remember who I saw there right now, Jefferson Airplaine, I never did see the Doors though.
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Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers opening for Eddie Money.
Front Row at the Kiel Opera House, St. Louis, MO
Ticket cost $1.95

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Iron Maiden - Dio - Motorhead in Denver CO, 2003

Iron Maiden - Alice Cooper in Atlanta GA, 2012
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Alice Cooper Phoenix some outdoor venue around 1987. 5 bucks per car load. We crammed 10 dudes in an old suburban and I spent the first part of the show in the first aid station because one of the ten decided to punch out a side view mirror of a truck on the way in. Yeah, we were drunk

U2. Sun Devil Stadium. 1988 maybe. 5 bucks per person because they were filming the venue.

I liked the cheap tickets the best.
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Cream Reunion - Madison Square Garden - 2005

Chuck Berry - Madison Square Garden - circa 1974

Led Zeppelin - Madison Square Garden - 1977

Pink Floyd - Giants Stadium - 1994

The Wolfe Tones - Tierney's Tavern - 2004

Gotta add a sixth: The Rolling Stones - Giants Stadium - 1994

And a seventh: Bruce Springsteen - Giants Stadium - 1984
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