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Best Concert Ever

Post in 'The Inglenook' started by Jack Straw, Apr 3, 2012.

  1. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    Some of my fondest memories were concerts out on the lawn at Lennox, MA. Doc and Merle Watson, Taj Mahal, Bonnie Raitt, Leon Redbone, Leo Kotke, and on. These smaller and more intimate concerts didn't blow out your eardrums, but left you smiling.

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  2. Defiant

    Defiant Vermont Castings Geek

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    There are many more, just had to make a beer run.:cool: Partied with Steve Hackett formally from Genesis after a small local venue, my chit was better::P if you know what I mean. He was very short, I mean like 5'2".
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    Jethro Tull w/ELP (best of 12+ shows), Yes (with Rick Wakeman on keyboards, much better than anyone else they've had on keys...ever), ACDC, Howard Jones (surprisingly excellent show in very small venue)......seen so many shows. Saw Heart with Frampton a few years ago, and that was really quite good as well.

    worst shows? Elvis Costello, Bob Dylan (not really his fault, well, maybe his fault, he was too drunk to understand), and Phish (most people there thought they were playing well, I was not on any hallucinagen and knew that they were very flat and not "in the pocket").
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    I've seen some pretty bad Dylan shows! Gotta keep going back, like a sickness.
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    Retired Guy Feeling the Heat

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    Louie Armstrong in '66 and The Doors in '67
  6. Jack Straw

    Jack Straw Minister of Fire

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    The Doors in '67[/quote]

    WOW!:cool: It amazes me some of the acts you guys got to see! I was born too late:(. Most of the 80's music was awful!<>
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  7. Defiant

    Defiant Vermont Castings Geek

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    WOW!:cool: It amazes me some of the acts you guys got to see! I was born too late:(. Most of the 80's music was awful!<>[/quote]
    I am feeling young tonight. Yikes what happened to my quote, orange sunshine flashbacks flashbacks flashbacks :cool:
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    Beetle-Kill Minister of Fire

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    My Dad still talks about Not going to the 'Monterey Pop's" festival. (that may be a wrong spelling)- One of his greatest regrets.
    He was a G-Man, and didn't think he'd fit in, but boy....he loved that music. Hendrix, Joplin,...etc, etc. I grew up with that.
    Currently, he's into AC/DC and Queen- He lives in Nebraska, and is 78.
    I'd love to be his neighbor, he rock's.
  9. DAKSY

    DAKSY Patriot Guard Rider Staff Member

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    The only BAD concert was Joe Cocker. So freekin drunk, he could barely stand. Led Zepellin. Jetrho Tull, The Who (2x). Pink Floyd. Ten Years After. Deep Purple. Hot Tuna. Carlos Santana & John McLaughlin. Al DeMeola. Jefferson Starship. Beck, Bogart & Appice. Traffic. King Crimson. Orleans (3x). Dr. John...Maybe others that elude me right now...
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    MishMouse Minister of Fire

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    The worst act I have ever seen was at the DEC in Duluth when a local group called Zeb Sync opened for George Thorogood. Zeb Sync is more of a punk rock group, the concert organizers who paired "it" up with George Thorogood should of had their heads examined. The lead singer of Zeb Sync who was dressed in drag was getting romantic with the microphone stand, needless to say they got booed off stage.
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    webbie Seasoned Moderator Staff Member

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    Hmm, best concerts? Best Musicians? Best Performances???

    Sometimes the ones that sound good are not quite so....for instance, I saw 5 bands one day including Hendrix, Greateful Dead, Steve Miller and two other famous acts. It wasn't that good!

    Some of my fav live performances were:
    Bob Marley - true "soul" beyond description
    Steve Miller in early days - He played some very good electric blues, not the pop he did later.
    Johnny Winters and Rick Derringer - I saw them do a Halloween Concert in a small venue - WOW.
    Bruce is/was good too......another artist that could rock a crowd.
  12. Jack Straw

    Jack Straw Minister of Fire

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    I have seen ZZ Top several times, they have always been great. I have always felt that Lynyrd Skynyrd now is just a tribute band, but we saw them last year and I'm glad we went. The tragedy of Skynyrd still haunts me and it's hard to explain it to people who don't understand.:(
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    Best was Neil Young and Crazy Horse at the Garden in '96. The future Mrs. flatbedford won 2nd row tickets from WNEW fm! That is most likely my last arena concert. I prefer the smaller, more intimate venues over being herded like cattle with thousands of people in and out of an arena. We have a couple thousand or so seat venues nearby that have some pretty good names come through.
    Worst was Loverboy at the Orange County Fairgrounds in Middletown, NY, 1986. We were only there to see Dokken open up for them. I think we, and most people there left before the band finished. Yeah, the 80s music sucked!
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    it's really neat to hear everyone's concert picks from days past...I now have the problem of actually finding a show I'd pay to see. Everyone I like is either too old to really get it done, or dead. I was resistant to see Rush for many years thinking there was no way they could pull off their music live with just the 3 pieces and now I kick myself. Maybe they'll come around again though.
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    Flatbedford Minister of Fire

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    I saw Rush back in the 80s during the Power Windows tour. They pulled it off and then some! I'm not a big Rush fan, but the show was awesome. Really cool lighting and laser effects too. This coming from a guy who does stage lighting for a living.
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    GAMMA RAY Minister of Fire

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    I would really love to see Elton John in concert. He played here about a year ago and I can kick myself in the a$$ for not going. I bet he would put on a good show.
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    Actually, there's one I forgot... I saw him in 71 at SPAC when hardly anybody had even heard of him. "Your Song" had only been released as a B-Side to "Take Me to the Pilot" the previous fall...We saw Melanie that summer at SPAC as well...
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    I thought the same thing a number of years ago and passed up a chance to see Pink Floyd. Friend of ours went and said best concert he ever saw(and he's seen many!) both for the music and special effects. I don't pass up the old farts anymore. We did see CSN a few years ago and they were OK, also saw Moody Blues and they were good.
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    I don't call that Jack Daniels...I call that a Hep 'C' Cocktail!

    My favorite concerts were all from the late 70's and early 80's...I saw Ted Nugent open for AC/DC in Pittsburgh and from what I can remember that one was good!

    I don't like the concert thing anymore...I guess you can now call me mature! ;hm
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    I see that CSN is on tour again, maybe I go to that. I'm just afraid David is gonna die on stage in the middle of Teach and no one would notice he's just slumped over on his stool....he'd be there for 2-3 more songs before the roadies figure out he's not napping.
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    English Beat warming up the Pretenders -- 1980? 1981?
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    Mahavishnu Orchestra in Tampa 1970's.At the beginning, Mclaughlin asks for 1 min. silence & crowd keeps yelling "boogie". After the min., they played for ever how long & the crowd was quieted, for a min., & then applause!
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    Delta-T is jealous....really like John and the orchestra. I have live recording of Shakti that is quite nice too. He's a whacky guy to watch on the youtubes...doesn't seem to really be trying to play, it just happens for him. Frightening stuff.
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    I saw the Special Beat (Specials and English Beat combined) in Northampton, MA 20+ years ago. Had the place rockin. Saw a lot of those old 2-tone bands back then.
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    Daksy & Defiant, I have similarly seen many of those folks..Might have been at the same tours..different venues thru the years... I'm lucky,live easy drive to NYC,Phila, and Atlantic City. Wife and my crew, all like to go...Last year,was Toby Keith & Rodney Atkins,Brad Paisley & Blake Shelton,Rod Stewart & Stevie Nicks,Deep Purple,Marshall Tucker Band,New Riders of the Purple Sage,Hot Tuna,and the Classics Four....Best of all time..Is tough..Can narrow it down to: Harry Chapin,1972...Hot Tuna and Rob Mc'Nurlin 2005...Eagles 2005 "Farewell tour"(lol)..Jean Luc Ponty 1978...Aerosmith 1999(I think) Have tix for May show...Gordon Lightfoot, always liked him, never saw him before..Keep on Rockin!

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