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Concerts You've Seen That Will Never Be Seen Again


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#1 of 37 OFFLINE   Eddie Horton

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Posted March 11 2005 - 08:17 AM

What are the best concerts you've seen that, for one reason or another, will probably never be seen again? Here's mine:
1. Pink Floyd (No R. Waters, but...)
2. Grateful Dead
3. Jane's Addiction
4. Nirvana
5. Eagles
Edited to add Fleetwood Mac last year (no Christine, bah) and Pearl Jam in New Orleans in 1995 with the Ramones as opening act.
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#2 of 37 OFFLINE   Matt Stone

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Posted March 11 2005 - 08:22 AM

Just one for me...Drowning Pool (RIP Dave Williams), though I guess I could see them with their lame new lead singer.
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#3 of 37 OFFLINE   Felix Martinez

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Posted March 11 2005 - 12:14 PM

Roger Waters - Pros and Cons of Hitchhiking tour Feb. 1985.

The Police - Synchronicity (final) tour Oct. 1983.

Van Halen (w/Roth) - 1984 (final) tour 1984.

David Lee Roth (w/Steve Vai) - Eat Em & Smile and Skyscraper tours (1986 and 1988, respectively).

Yes - Union tour 1991.

#4 of 37 OFFLINE   GlennH

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Posted March 11 2005 - 12:42 PM

My wife saw Guns 'N Roses when they were the opening act for Aerosmith and nobody knew who they were yet. Right before or simultaneous with "Sweet Child of Mine" being released.

EDIT: I saw Genesis at Three Rivers Stadium ("Invisible Touch" tour).

#5 of 37 OFFLINE   EricSchulz

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Posted March 11 2005 - 01:33 PM

Queen (1980, 1982)
ABBA (1979)
The Cars
The Who (the ORIGINAL "final tour")

#6 of 37 OFFLINE   Aaron Reynolds

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Posted March 11 2005 - 02:12 PM

The Ramones - twentieth anniversary tour, 1999.
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#7 of 37 OFFLINE   Craig S

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Posted March 11 2005 - 03:38 PM

Chicago (original lineup w/ Terry Kath) in 1975

Harry Chapin (3 times during the 70s)

John Denver (twice in the 70s)

The Blues Brothers (Dan Aykroyd & John Belushi) in 1980

Paul McCartney (w/ Linda) in 1989

Alice Cooper "Goes To Hell" tour in 1977 (he was drunk off his ass - happily, he's clean & sober now).

R.E.M. (w/ Bill Berry) in 1989

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Posted March 11 2005 - 04:01 PM

Debbie Gibson (though I've seen her on stage semi-recently)

The Monkees (probably never see the four of them together on stage again)

Richard Marx (what the heck's he doing lately?)

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Posted March 11 2005 - 07:36 PM

Fleetwood Mac (with Stevie, Lindsay and Christine)

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Posted March 11 2005 - 08:22 PM

The Who (with John, but no Keith) from a couple of years back.

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Posted March 11 2005 - 08:47 PM

Led Zepplin, 1974 - San Diego, CA

Chicago (Original Members including Peter Cetera and Terry Kath), Santana, Pure Prarie League, War, 1976 - Balboa Stadium, San Diego, CA

Doobie Brothers (Tom Johnson Era) 1974 - San Diego, CA

Electric Light Orchestra, 1977 - San Diego, CA

Return To Forever, 1981 - San Diego State Amphitheater

The Guess Who (with Randy Bachman), 1971 - San Diego, CA

#12 of 37 OFFLINE   John K Carter

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Posted March 11 2005 - 10:59 PM

Humble Pie
SRV
Genesis
Angel
Yes (w/Rabin & Kaye)
B.B. King
(Before he needed use of a chair on stage. Still a great show however.)

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Posted March 11 2005 - 11:42 PM

The ORIGINAL Genesis w/ Peter Gabriel
Lamb Lies Down on Broadway tour

The Who..last show with Keith at MSG. Was postponed a day due to Keith having "the flu" Between Songs he was rolfing in a plastic can.

The Who w/Kenny Jones. The last Who show I ever went to.

E.L.P. tour with full orchestra
Led Zep Physical Graffitti Tour
The Ramones at CGBG
Wings The Over America tour
George Harrison Dark Horse Tour. Made a mini-documentary of that one.

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Posted March 12 2005 - 01:21 AM

1. Pink Floyd (also, no Roger, but will PF ever tour again?)

2. The Who (this is a dual thing, as it was in the no-longer-there Kingdome and with the late, great John E, the concert that The Clash opened; talk about a diverse group of concert-goers!)
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Posted March 12 2005 - 01:36 AM

Quote:
What are the best concerts you've seen that, for one reason or another, will probably never be seen again? Here's mine:

1. Pink Floyd (No R. Waters, but...)
2. Grateful Dead
3. Jane's Addiction
4. Nirvana
5. Eagles

The Eagles - never seen again? Only until the next Hell Freezes Over payout ($$$) is offered... Posted Image

Just a few of mine off the top of my head:

Ozzy Osbourne (Diary tour) with Randy Rhoads
Foghat (Can't remember the tour, but all original members)
The Police (Synchronicity)
Angel (Sinful)
Bad Company (Desolation Angels)
Toto (Hydra - w/Jeff Porcaro)
Nazareth (Expect No Mercy)


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Posted March 12 2005 - 02:09 AM

Jefferson Starship with Grace slick...the Grateful Dead...CSN...BTO...YES[the union tour]...Elton John and Billy Joel[together]

#17 of 37 OFFLINE   Aaron Reynolds

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Posted March 12 2005 - 02:40 AM

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George Harrison Dark Horse Tour. Made a mini-documentary of that one.

I imagine that would be fascinating. I've heard bootlegs of that tour, and the music was fantastic, his voice was terrible, and he seemed bitter and angry, particularly when he sang Something.

Yeah, I was born the year after that tour.

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Posted March 12 2005 - 05:50 AM

In Philly he sounded a bit hoarse but in NYC he was fine. Thing is...he was doing a 3 show, 2 day stint in each city. An evening show, next day matinee and another evening. A fair bit of exercise!

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Posted March 12 2005 - 06:22 AM

Elton John on the last tour he did with the original classic band line-up (Dee Murray, Davey Johnstone, Nigel Olsson). I had tickets to the first of two nights he played at Manchester. I was offered tickets for the second night and turned them down. At the end of the second show Freddie Mercury came on stage and they did a series of duets...

Yes (with Trevor Horn on vocals)

Oscar Petersen with Ray Brown and Louis Bellsen

XTC

Sad Cafe

Yellow Magic Orchestra

Camel

Spyro Gyra

Pink Floyd (the first of the post-Walters tours)

I did have tickets for the last ever performance of The Wall. [I was a student at the time, and a fellow student, who found out I'd got these tickets and who loved stirring up trouble and misery fixed it so that [long story] I was compelled to spend the evening of the concert with my professor. I gave the tickets to my then girlfriend who took an old schoolfriend of hers with her to the concert simply because he was the only person she knew who was available that evening. Just guess who got ditched and who she ended up marrying. On the plus side, I do have the poster and programme from the tour, I sorted out the trouble-maker on another occasion, and I didn't like the said girlfriend all that much anyway].


Fruup (anyone else ever heard of them?)

Gordon Giltrap

Comsat Angels

Secret Affair

Renaissance

Nick Lowe

Elvis Costello on the King of America tour (with Elvis Presley's original backing band)

Jardis

Marillion (with Fish)

Not quite concerts, but have also seen the original cast productions (typically the first weekend they were open) of:

Starlight Express
Les Miserables
Cats
Aspects of Love
Martin Guerre

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Posted March 12 2005 - 06:39 AM

The Moody Blues with Ray Thomas, due to him retiring. No more hearing Ray do his 5 minute flute solo during Legend Of A Mind anymore. Ray retiring is half the reason why I'll never see the band in concert again. The other half is because of my dying and it not feeling right to go to their concert without him.





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