Best Concert Ever

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    I love the Grateful Dead and was able to go to only one show and it was awesome. I would have to say that the best concert I have ever attended would have to be Tom Petty. I've been to several of his and they all have been great. Which concert was your best ever?

    BTW- The Wang Chung/ Cars concert was by far the worst!
     
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    Phish in Bangor Maine.
     
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    Led Zeppelin & Jethro Tull at the Anaheim Convention Center in the summer of 1969. Unforgettable.
     
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    Surprising for the 60s....
     
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    I caught Jethro Tull at Madison Square Garden during the '71 Aqualung tour. That was a high energy night!
     
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    I have heard from people that weren't Tom Petty fans that he put on a spectacular show. I've seen a lot of big arena shows that were good, but smaller venues where you can be up close and see the artist is where it's at for me.

    Black Flag with Henry Rollins singing was pretty intense.

    Bob Mould with Husker Du and solo were always great shows.

    For sheer fun I think it's hard to beat Bim Skala Bim.

     
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    Goerge Strait... Seen him a few times. Every time was Great....

    And Hank Williams Jr at Richfield Coliseum (long torn down) My 1st concert. I was 8 yrs old. My Dad and I loved Bocephus.
     
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    Three Dog Night in 1970 in Lubbock, Texas, great. Chicago in 1971 in Odessa, Texas, great. Rod Stewart at the Cotton Bowl in 1972, I got in a fight in the stands so it was kinda so-so.The Stones at the Cotton Bowl in the rain in 1978, dog nuts. George Strait at Wolftrap every time he comes here and in Las Vegas at the National Finals Rodeo one time, always great.

    For everything else, there's youtube.

    ETA: That night in Odessa Chicago stood on stage for three hours and played without a break. Two or three years ago they were on the Today show playing. And remained seated through the whole set. Glad to see that I ain't the only one that got old. ::-)
     
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    #1 Stevie Ray Vaughan at Iowa State Fair Aug 1987 # 2 Pink Floyd June 1994 Hilton Coliseum Ames IA #3 Eric Clapton Hilton April 1990. #4 Guns n Roses/Metallica 1992 KC MO (June I think,dont ask me to remember the day :confused:) #5 George Thorogood/Johnny Winter IA State Fair Aug 1985

    a few others like AC/DC,Rolling Stones,The Who first 'farewell tour in 1982,Van Halen/Van Hagar over the years etc were quite good also.
     
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    Metallica aka Alcoholica- seen then twice.

    Kid Rock- seen once, will see again if possible.

    Jason Aldean/Luke Bryan was decent also.

     
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    I am officially jealous. And if Mooney had still have been alive...
     
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    The best concerts were always the smaller, county fair ones. Smaller crowds, more interaction with the performers, better mood in the crowd. Good times.
    Red Hot Chilie Peppers @ Stanford-They were late, but good show. Edge of mosh pit and tequila = fun.
    Hank Jr. in Monterey, he was so drunk he couldn't finish his songs, but it was nice weather and I hooked up with a hottie.
    Motley Crue in Oakland- great music, 2 fights, and watching Tommy Lee do the first elevated, rotating drum thing was a plus. His B.A. was not.
    Grateful Dead in Oakland- Tailgate partys were good, but I got in a "smoke circle" inside and woke up under some bleachers. I enjoyed the rest of the concert. I think.
    I now stick with the smaller county fair concerts.
     
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    We have a local venue called SPAC and they have inside and lawn tickets. In the 80's we paid $7.50 for lawn tickets, my wife wants to go to a concert this summer and the lawn tickets are now $50+. How times have changed!
     
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    When were they in Bangor? I knew they played a couple times up in Limestone, but didn't know they had played in Bangor.
     
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    For me the best one can't be defined but I can put a few in a category: for rock it was Tom Petty....loud but not overbearing, music was just bouncing off us! A close second was Yes.
    non-rock and intimate was the late Dan Fogelberg, one man show with him mostly on guitar in a rocking chair on stage. Took the time to speak to the audience and felt like he was in my living room. I wish we could have had the time to see him after the show. A close second would be Mary Chapin Carpenter, we ate dinner while she and her band played some great tunes some 30' away from our table. The backdrop was ceiling to floor glass that gave a view of the now abandonded steel mill in the baclground with some cool lighting effects.
    Perhaps the coolest was when I was a teen in England and we hitchhiked 9 miles or so to see a group play in Cambridge in a very small setting. Cool because it was my first concert and the day was spent enjoying the college town and partaking in some slightly illegal activities(wink-wink) and also because the music was great. The band was later to be known as Fleetwood Mac.
     
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    Ya know, it could've been another town. I just remember saying "Bangor! That's a friggin' haul". It was a hockey rink set up with chairs.
     
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    I hear ya on that....I think I saw the Moody Blues, but I'm not sure:(
     
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    I have not attended many concerts. I have seen Motley Crue twice. The last time was about 3 years ago and the day after I had to get a cortisone shot in my knee...;sick;lol
    That was the concert where a friend of mine was pulled up on stage by Tommie Lee and she slugged off of his Jack Daniels bottle...;hm
    I also saw Skid Row and Winger...ok the tickets were free so, no smack...
    I saw Cheap Trick too...that one I don't remember because well, it was 1985...I think....
    Oh and I forgots...I saw C and C Music Factory and Stevie B in 1992...;em
     
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    ;lol
     
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    HehHeh . . . I've heard about what happens at those Phish concerts.

    They had two of them at the old Loring AirForce Base in Limestone . . . both of those were outside though. It's pretty neat . . . if you go up to the semi-deserted base these days you can still see some tattered remnants of those concerts as Phish had a little miniature town built there for concert goers.
     
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    Derek & the Dominos concert in Syracuse. Clapton and Alman rocking out on way too much cocaine, but the music was astounding.They only played together twice. I am one of the lucky ones to have been there. And get this, the opener was Elton John. What a night.

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    This is a hard question to answer because I went to so many in the 70's. Right off the top of my head Pink Floyd. Saw them once but have also seen Genesis with Gabriel (11 times without), also had front row and back stage to Yes (saw them 12 times), wait Jethro Tull, EL&P, Tom Petty, Jimmy Buffet (I got stories about that one), U2, David Bowie with Ziggy Stardust, Jackson Browne, Keb Mo, Alice Cooper, Fleetwood Mac, Kansas, Bad Co.,James Giles, Foghat, ELO, Elton John (twice once in 73 and just last year with Leon) Billy Joel, Rush, do you consider Bill Cosby a concert ( he was great). I'll be back need to think about!!:cool:::P
     
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    Love that hippie-crack! I think I'll get the DVD of the reunion tour. Is it still DVDs? Should I say bluray? Can you bootleg a bluray?

    Worst concert ever? I saw Rick Springfield in concert. I think it was the Big TV tour. You know it's bad when the tickets were free and you leave feeling dirty, like you've done something wrong.
     
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    Good damn memory for someone your age....
     
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    George Thorogood and Brian Setzer at the DEC.
    I have seen Styx a few times, Steve Miller, Fabulous Thunderbirds, WHO, Kansas, Missouri, Bad Co, Loverboy.
    I did see quite a few good ones when I was living in KC,MO at Spirtfest and at Sandstone.
    I do vaguely remember going to some type of concert in IL, near the WI border I think it was in Rockford.
    Though I haven't been to one in well over 14 years.
     
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