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    Question Best Concert You've Been To...

    Which are your favourite concerts that you've attended? Share your pics & stories. Any concerts you still kick yourself for missing out on? Who do you still hope to see?

    One concert I just missed out on was the Gilmour led Pink Floyd at Earls Court in London in 94. Although i've seen Roger Waters twice which makes up for it. He'll be taking The Wall to stadiums through next year and I thoroughly recommend it!















    Another concert I went to recently was Joe Bonamassa. Great player and puts on a good show!

    Couple of tunes I recorded whilst seeing him in Liverpool earlier this year:



    Hope I get to see David Gilmour before he hangs up his guitars for good!
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    I have been to several hundred concerts in my life and the 3 that I would have to say were the best would have to be Foo Fighters, Santana & Kid Rock.

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    Bill Frisell at Rams Head on West Street in Annapolis was the best show I've been to.

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    Countless shows but the ones that stand out as extra special to me were Iron Maiden on the Powerslave tour, KISS 1979, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Van Halen 1980 Invasion tour, and Michael Schenker on his first solo tour in 1980.

    One I missed and really wish I had seen.....I had tickets to see Ozzy in Hartford and Randy Rhoads dies in a plane crash a week before the show.......I was majorly bummed...saw him months later with Brad Gillis playing but was NOT the same.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by WEDGE View Post
    Countless shows but the ones that stand out as extra special to me were Iron Maiden on the Powerslave tour, KISS 1979, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Van Halen 1980 Invasion tour, and Michael Schenker on his first solo tour in 1980.

    One I missed and really wish I had seen.....I had tickets to see Ozzy in Hartford and Randy Rhoads dies in a plane crash a week before the show.......I was majorly bummed...saw him months later with Brad Gillis playing but was NOT the same.....
    Iron Maiden... Wouldn't mind seeing them!

    You've made me want to dig out my Live In Rio DVD! But work calls...
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    Frank Sinatra, Merriweather Post Pavilion, 1994(ish)

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    Smashing Pumpkins at Miami Arena in 1996. Also the loudest show I've ever been to. If only there were pictures, that venue practically did cavity searches upon entry, haha.
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    Santana 1979. Epic in so many ways. Ways I will never tell you guys about in a public forum.

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    Flogging Molly. I've seen them numerous times. No band, besides They Might Be Giants or Steve Earle, makes me happier!
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    Prince and the M**her*u*king TIME!!!!!! Morris Day is a world-class entertainer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sergiodeblanc View Post
    Prince and the M**her*u*king TIME!!!!!! Morris Day is a world-class entertainer.
    I saw the Purple Rain tour........crazy good show.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by WEDGE View Post
    I saw the Purple Rain tour........crazy good show.....
    that must have been awesome....his sense of rhythm is out of this world.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sergiodeblanc View Post
    Prince and the M**her*u*king TIME!!!!!! Morris Day is a world-class entertainer.
    Jealous!

    Some of my favorite shows were those I didn't even plan. I saw a band called Dag in a tiny club, on a whim, and they brought the house down. I saw Sevendust a few years ago in a club so small, they're lucky no one died of heat-stroke. There was a booking problem with the event center the were supposed to use. When it fell through, they played at a much small "local" club. There might have been 150 people in there and it was nothing but elbows, a-holes, and buckets of sweat. It was amazing. Incubus, also in a small club, was awesome. Then there was Van Halen around 1996. Front row, center. THAT was a party.

    Bands I saw at music festivals that surprised me? Marilyn Manson. He put on one of the best "shows" I've ever seen.

    But the most electrifying concert ever was on Metallica's Black album tour. I was in the Snake Pit (inside the stage) from beginning to end. To see the crowd from a few feet behind Hetfield, Ulrich, Newstead, and Hammett was the ultimate rock experience. And 20 years ago! Damn, I'm old.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sergiodeblanc View Post
    Prince and the M**her*u*king TIME!!!!!! Morris Day is a world-class entertainer.
    Now THAT would be AWESOME!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by WEDGE View Post
    I saw the Purple Rain tour........crazy good show.....
    Now that right there must have been insane!
    Quote Originally Posted by ]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T ! © View Post
    Jealous!
    Quote Originally Posted by Danerada View Post
    Now THAT would be AWESOME!!!!
    It was only like 5-6 years ago, somebody in Prince's band had a family emergency and they ended up canceling a few shows here in Chicago. To make it up to the people who bought tickets, they returned saying there would be a "special guest" for the shows, Prince and "special guest" was even printed on the tickets.

    Lights go down, and all of the sudden: "Oh ah ah ah!" "Jungle Love" starts and... Wow! I had been burned on a bunch of reunion acts and this made all of my previous reservations melt away, Jerome did the whole mirror bit, the dance moves, the whole nine!


    It pains me to say it but, too bad Prince sucked. He seemed like he was just "phoning it in" if you know what I mean.

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    Stevie Ray Vaughn and the Fabulous Thunderbirds at Merriwether in the Mid 80's from the third row in the pit. The highlight was when Stevie sat down with a double neck guitar playing the lower neck with his brother playing the top neck of he same guitar standing behind Stevie.

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    SRV... Wouldn't of minded seeing him... Or Rory Gallagher, or Gary Moore for that matter... Ton of others, Born two or three decades too late I always thought!
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    Rory Gallagher - Ulster Hall, Belfast -1984
    David Gilmour - Royal Albert Hall - 2006
    James Taylor - Dublin - 2011

    David Gilmour -
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boogie123 View Post
    Rory Gallagher - Ulster Hall, Belfast -1984
    David Gilmour - Royal Albert Hall - 2006
    James Taylor - Dublin - 2011

    David Gilmour -
    N.I.C.E!!!

    Was that during Echoes?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikegarveyblues View Post
    N.I.C.E!!!

    Was that during Echoes?
    Yip....the sound of the band and the black strat was incredible..great show!

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