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#1 of 101 OFFLINE   Craig: Mclaren

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Posted September 13 2003 - 06:41 AM

Judging by the varying ages of people on this forum i'm guessing some of you lucky people have seen some great gigs in your time. Please share your experiances.
Heres who i've seen-

My first gig - 1997 - The Prodigy/Foo Fighters

2000 - Sting (amazing live, cool as a cucumber)

2001 - Fun Loving crimnals (class band)
2002 - Bon Jovi (Hampden stadium, 60,000 people Posted Image )
2002 - Issac Hayes ( I was in awe)
2003- Huey Lewis and the News (perhaps the greatest night of my life so far! Posted Image )
2003- Whitesnake / Gary Moore (Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image )
2003- Deep Purple / Lynard Skynard (Rick Wakemens 10 minute keyboard solo was pure prog rock Posted Image )
2003 - Tony Bennet (coolest night of my life, part of glasgow summer Jazz festival, after the gig took in some jamming at a jazz cafe till 4am in the morning, drunk plenty of Jack D that night! Posted Image Posted Image )


Upcoming gigs

Four Tops / Temptations
David Lee Roth
The Water boys
Fleetwood Mac
Simple Minds

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#2 of 101 OFFLINE   Rachael B

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Posted September 13 2003 - 09:27 AM

You're asking for a very, VERY long list!Posted Image I saw the Monkees in 1968, but the first real rock concert I saw was The Grease Band & Small Faces & Savoy Brown in 1970.
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#3 of 101 OFFLINE   Mike Broadman

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Posted September 13 2003 - 10:00 AM

Just a few off the top of my head:

First: Jimmy Page & Robert Plant

Last night- Freddie Hubbard and the New Jazz Composer's Workshop

Allman Brothers (twice)
Aerosmith (twice)
Yes (thrice)
King Crimson (thrice)
Dream Theater (seven times)
4 Generations of Miles (Ron Carter, Jimmy Cobb, George Coleman, Mike Stern)
Jethro Tull (thrice)
ELP
Deep Purple (w Steve Morse)
Rush (twice)
Pancho Sanchez
Maynard Ferguson
Metallica
Pat Metheny
Dixie Dregs (three times)
King's X (three times)
Tool
Al Di Meola
Peter Gabriel
Charles Lloyd
Buddy Guy (twice)
B.B. King (twice)
Iron Maiden (twice)
Queensryche (twice)
Flower Kings (twice)
California Guitar Trio
Joshua Redman
Chick Corea & Origin
Roy Haynes Trio
Camel
Magma
Michael Brecker

#4 of 101 OFFLINE   Andrew W

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Posted September 13 2003 - 11:48 AM

Queen / Billy Squire
Rush / Golden Earring
Heart
Missing Persons
David Bowie
Nighthawks
Huey Lewis & The News
Billy Joel
Peter, Paul & Mary
Tesla / Def Leppard
Counting Crows
Willie Nelson
Joan Baez
Tori Amos
Neil Young
Melissa Etheridge

That's not all, I've seen other in free concerts that I don't remember and don't have ticket stubs for.

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#5 of 101 OFFLINE   GarySI

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Posted September 13 2003 - 11:54 AM

I couldn't possibly list, much less remember(it was the 70's) all the shows I have seen in the last 35 years but Let's see
Jethro Tull(71) warm up band Roxy Music(changed my whole picture of music, I thought they blew Tull away and I had waited overnight at MSG for 7th row tickets to see JT)
Rolling Stones 3 times 73,75,01
Springsteen 75(Bottom Line) and 84
The Who-'71,73,75 and never after Keith died.
Elvis Costello- both shows at his debut in the Bottom Line and I lost count how many times since then. My favorite.
Talking Heads CBGB's and Forest Hills(Stop Making Sense)
CBGB's- Blondie(Also when they were the Stilettos)Ramones,Police,Patti Smith,The Cure,Smithereens,Madness, English Beat,Specials. I could go on and on about that place
Pink Floyd-thrice- Animals, Wish You Were Here(MSG) and one of the few shows of the Wall in Nassau Colliseum in 1980.
Bowie-twice
Duran Duran in this joint called the Ritz here in NYC in 1979 with an unknown warm up band called U2( Guess who was better)
Neil Young
Dylan-Rolling Thunder Revue
The Band at the old Academy of Music
Dwight Yoakam- Irving Plaza.( Another place I have seen too many to mention)
I have left out many many more and I haven't counted the jazz and classical performances. Boy I love NYC.
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#6 of 101 OFFLINE   Mark Romero

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Posted September 13 2003 - 12:15 PM

Wow, what a question. Let's see if my poor memory can handle this one. In no particular order:

1st concert: Jefferson Starship w/38 Special

Loverboy
38 Special again
Iron Maiden twice
Quiet Riot twice
Kiss twice
Motley Crue twice
Judas Priest
Kick Axe twice
Mercyful Fate
Exciter
Warrant
Slaughter
Alice Cooper
Dokken
Y&T
Overkill
Local H
Fuel
STP
Goo Goo Dolls
Seven Mary Three
Bush
Veruca Salt
AC/DC twice
Rainbow twice
Ted Nugent
REO Speedwagon
Scorpions
Saxon
Ozzy twice, once with Randy Rhoads
Twisted Sister
Fastball
Third Eye Blind
Candlebox
Black Sabbath
Cinderella
Ratt
Fastway
Pantera
Skid Row

#7 of 101 OFFLINE   Matt Stone

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Posted September 13 2003 - 12:35 PM

System of a Down (Twice)
Slipknot
Ozzy
Evanescence
Rob Zombie
Chevelle (Twice)
Drowning Pool (Twice)
Sevendust
Craving Theo
Puddle of Mudd
Korn
Evanescence
Cold
Revis
Finger Eleven
Tenacious D

Probably a lot more that I'm forgetting. All, for the most part in the last three years.
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#8 of 101 OFFLINE   MikeH1

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Posted September 13 2003 - 01:48 PM

I've seen Gowan Posted Image

#9 of 101 OFFLINE   GarySI

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Posted September 13 2003 - 02:10 PM

Oh boy Rachel, I forgot all about Savoy Brown. I saw them during the Lookin In and Street Corner Talking period. Like I said above, There were some I probably don't recall as easily, but I know I saw something. (heh heh)
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#10 of 101 OFFLINE   John_Bonner

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Posted September 13 2003 - 02:16 PM

First: Kiss at Roosevelt Stadium, Jersey City NJ

Most recent: Dream Theater/Queensryche

Most times one band: Rush (every tour since Moving Pictures!)

Worst: Whitesnake / Great White

Loudest: Van Halen 1984 tour
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#11 of 101 OFFLINE   Jon_Are

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Posted September 13 2003 - 02:49 PM

First: Kiss, Cobo Arena, 1976 (when they recorded the 'Alive' album)

Best: The Who, 1980-ish, in a small venue, had awesome seats

Loudest: Deep Purple (I had a toothache; that didn't helpPosted Image

Most thought about lately: Warren Zevon, in a VERY small venue, third-row seats

Favorite memory: Meeting Cowboy Junkies singer Margo Timmins after the show

Most Rowdy: Violent Femmes

Another favorite memory: Paul McCartney alone on stage with his guitar singing 'Yesterday'

Others off the top of my head:

B-52s
Bad Co.
J. Geils
Jethro Tull (became an instant favorite band)
Concrete Blonde
Elvis Costello (will always be my favorite)
The Bus Boys (we were the only caucasians in the crowd)
Neil Diamond (got dragged there)
Beach Boys (won the tickets)
Asia (also won the tickets)
Rod Stewart (in his prime)
Bruce Springsteen (in his prime)
Uriah Heep
AC/DC (rockin')
Styx (lame)
Dave Edmunds (rockin')
Robert Gordon

I'm sure I'm forgetting tons, but there ya have it.

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#12 of 101 OFFLINE   Dustin Woods

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Posted September 13 2003 - 03:27 PM

I'm only 22 but I've seen a ton of shows in my time. The most memorable was a Bob Dylan/Black Crowes show a couple years ago. The venue somehow double booked that night, but both parties agreed to do a one night only deal. Seeing Dylan with my dad was just great.

The band I've seen the most times is DMB - 13 shows and counting (with two more next weekend). If you haven't seen them live, do so, they are outstanding.

Best festival I've been to was Bonnaroo last year - 3 days of pure jamband bliss. Also included the best set I've ever seen - moe. played from midnight to about 6 am and just killed it. Good times.

Shows I'm most looking forward to: a rumored tour of Dave Matthews, Trey Anastasio, and Tim Reynolds this winter, although seeing Simon & Garfunkel is going to be killer as well.

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Posted September 13 2003 - 04:02 PM

Matt, how was Slipknot? I hear that their live show is absolutely crazy. I really want to pick up their live DVD one of these days.

I have seen Vince Gill, Alan Jackson, and Dena Carter. I think it was quite a while ago.

I really want to see Spineshank, Less Than Jake, Reel Big Fish, Killswitch Engage, Chimaira, Slipknot, The Offspring, Green Day, and Stone Sour.
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#14 of 101 OFFLINE   John Wielgosz

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Posted September 13 2003 - 05:01 PM

As far back as I can remember (and I'm going to list EVERYTHING, including some that I now hang my head in shame for)

Poison - Native Tongue Tour (ugh!)
Def Leppard - Adrenalize ('93) and Euphoria ('00)
Aerosmith - Get A Grip ('94)
Van Halen - Balance Tour ('95)
Alanis Morissette - Jagged Little Pill ('96)
Live (eh)/Counting Crows (great!) ('99)

Then watch the floodgates open:
(2001)
Wallflowers - Wilkes-Barre, PA
Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers - Scranton, PA
Madonna - Drowned World - Philadelphia, PA
U2 - Elevation - East Rutherford, NJ

(2002)
Garbage - Philadelphia
Rush - Scranton, PA
Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers - Scranton
Dave Matthews Band - Hershey, PA
Rush - Philadelphia, PA
Tori Amos - Camden, NJ
Peter Gabriel - Growing Up - East Rutherford, NJ (same weekend as Tori!)
Wallflowers - Tradewinds, NJ

(2003)
Tori Amos - Radio City Music Hall
Peter Gabriel - Camden, NJ
Pearl Jam - May 8 - Madison Square Garden
Pearl Jam - May 12 - Hershey, PA

and coming up...

REM - October 4 - Madison Square Garden
Shania Twain - October 11 - Albany, NY

#15 of 101 OFFLINE   Colin Jacobson

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Posted September 13 2003 - 05:02 PM

Not even remotely gonna try to list everybody I've seen over the years - way too many. Here are the ones I've seen 10+ times:

Bowie: 58 times
Bruce: 49 times (through tonight - it'll be 54 in three weeks)
Stones: 36 times
U2: 27 times
McCartney: 14 times
Prince: 14 times
Spice Girls: 13 times (no abuse, please!)
Madonna: 11 times
Elvis Costello: 11 times
Pearl Jam: 10 times
Sting: 10 times (13 if you count the Police)
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#16 of 101 OFFLINE   Carl Miller

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Posted September 13 2003 - 05:27 PM

Grateful Dead (at least 70 times)
Queen (News of the World tour)
Springsteen (4 times)
Kinks
Chicago
Kiss
Boston
Kansas
Ted Nugent (loudest)
Billy Squire
Foreigner
Jethro Tull
Van Halen (orginal lineup)
Styx (great in 77' and 78', not great in 03')
Aerosmith (early 80's, they sucked live then)
Meatloaf (Worst--He was fall down drunk and awful)
Yes
Pink Floyd (The Wall tour, at Nassau Colliseum)
The Police
Black Sabbath (several times, once with BOC)
Blue Oyster Cult (several times)
Talking Heads
The Who (82 or 83, don't remember)
Rolling Stones (several times)
Jefferson Starship (would have prefered Airplane)
Steely Dan
Fleetwood Mac
Steve Miller Band
Santana
Allman Brothers (see em' every year in NYC)
Stevie Ray Vaughn (my favorite ever)
James Taylor (snore)
Pearl Jam
Tool (all I can say is wow)
DMB (3 times)
Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds (Radio City this year)

Probably missed a couple...Let me say if anyone here saw Led Zeppelin that I'm completely jealous.
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#17 of 101 OFFLINE   Matt Stone

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Posted September 13 2003 - 06:05 PM

Tony,
Slipknot was pretty wacky. It was at the Pledge of allegiance tour a couple years back with System of a Down and a couple of weak openers (Mudvayne and Rammstein were supposed to be there, but backed out). The only time I've seen more active pits was at the Korn concert that I went to, but Slipknot was definitely nuts. After their set, a buddy and I walked around the outside of the venue and saw many, many downed people being worked on my medics. I thought I was in Bosnia for a second Posted Image
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#18 of 101 OFFLINE   Jack Briggs

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Posted September 14 2003 - 04:40 AM

For starters:

• The Beatles
• The Rolling Stones
• The Kinks
• The Dave Clark Five
• Bob Dylan
• Country Joe & the Fish
• Jefferson Airplane
• The Doors
• The Byrds
• Joni Mitchell
• Donovan
• Big Brother and the Holding Company (Janis Joplin)
• The Grateful Dead
• Moby Grape
• Quicksilver Messenger Service
• The Animals
• Lovin' Spoonful
• James Taylor
• Peter, Paul and Mary
• The Mothers of Invention
• The Grass Roots
• Steppenwolf
• Iron Butterfly
• and others I can't think of offhand.

And all this, in the 1960s alone.

But since I've written about this sort of stuff for money, I didn't stop with the '60s or the '70s. For example, I was assigned by Music Connection magazine in 1989 to cover a little-known Seattle group playing at The Palace in Hollywood, an outfit called Alice in Chains. You name the so-called contemporary act of the early '90s, chances are I've seen it.

#19 of 101 OFFLINE   John Kotches

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Posted September 14 2003 - 04:48 AM

Hmmm.....

Count Basie Band (twice w/ Basie @ the helm)
Dave Brubeck (w/ Jerry Bergonzi on Tenor)
Pete Christlieb
Phil Woods (w/ Tom Harrel on Trumpet)
Dizzy Gillespie
Wynton Marsalis
Chuck Mangione
Spyro Gyra (freebies)
Norah Jones
Billy Joel
Steely Dan
New York Rock and Soul Review (pre-Dan reuniting)
James Taylor

Next up:
Blue Man Group on the Complex tour

There's many others I'm sure, but this is off the top of my head.

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#20 of 101 OFFLINE   Rachael B

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Posted September 14 2003 - 06:15 AM

Gary, I saw Savoy Brown when Chris Youlden was stille the main singer.

I see alot of rock on these lists and I've seen alot of rock myself...but I've seen as much or more jazz. I ran drinks at the Village Gate in New York for a few years and I saw:

Hugh Maskella
David Sanborn Band
Professor Longhair
Heath Brothers
Rickie Lee Jones
the tribute concert for Mingus
Mose Allison
...geez I cannot even remember 10% of the folks I heard just at work at the moment!

Some of my most memorable rock concerts are smaller names like:

Seatrain
Goose Creek Symphony
Bull Angus
Wild Turkey
Dixie Dregs (the original super-extrodinay line-up!!!)
Free
Quicksilver Messenger Service
Barefoot Jerry
Red Hot Chili Peppers (1981..originals!)
Ray Davies
Todd Rundgren and the Hello People
Paris
The Producers

...I saw the Blue Oyster Cult when they only had one album and not so much material yet at the University of Tennessee Ballroom. They played BORN TO BE WILD 4 times.

I saw the Grateful Dead and Quicksilver on one bill at the Academy of Music in N.Y.C. in '71...I think???

My memory is stalled...otherwise, I could go on and on....
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