What is your worst concert experience?

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by beachboydw, Jul 11, 2013.

  1. keyse1

    keyse1 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Australia
    Led Zepplin in the early 70’s In Sydney
    From memory a 20 minute drum solo
    Hid under the grandstand
    Never listened to Led Zepplin since
     
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  2. unclefred

    unclefred Coastie with the Moastie

    Location:
    Oregon Coast
    I went with two friends to see Foghat at their peak. The show was about an hour drive away. Foolishly, we took some windowpane as we started driving. When we got there I was paralyzed with paranoia as I looked at the line of people outside writhing and coiling like an evil serpent. We tried to join the line but each time we stepped out of the car we collapsed under the paranoia and jumped back in. We just stayed in the car and tripped all night. I was really disappointed the next day.
     
  3. blehman

    blehman Forum Resident

    Location:
    Milwaukee, WI. USA
    Actually it became a distribution center/warehouse for The Christmas Tree Shops retail chain. Odd location for a DC........
     
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  4. uzn007

    uzn007 Pack Rat

    Location:
    Baja Virginia
    DC = "Distribution center"? Seems like it makes sense as a location. The Christmas Tree Shops company was (is?) based in Hyannis, and that's the most "industrialized" part of the Cape. If a spot like that opens up in your backyard, you're gonna take it. It doesn't seem like there was a long line of potential buyers looking to keep it alive as an entertainment venue.
     
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  5. blehman

    blehman Forum Resident

    Location:
    Milwaukee, WI. USA
    I didn't realize that was where they are based. That makes sense. All I know is the 1983 Ramones/B-52's show I saw at the CCC was a hot sweaty mess, that left me beat up, deaf as post, and yet completely satisfied
     
  6. Mtlennox

    Mtlennox Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Hayes, Virginia
    I saw Hollywood Undead in Baltimore at Rams Head Live. The drummer I guess got too excited and threw his drum stick and knocked some of the lighting out for the stage. Then some guys in the bathroom made the smoke alarm go off in the building and it all just went down hill from there.
     
  7. GK

    GK Forum Resident

    Location:
    Pittsburgh PA
    Any Metropol show on a Friday night sucked. They enforced a 10 or 11 pm "curfew" to allow the club crowd in. Paul Westerberg threw his guitar at the club employee at the side of the stage when they pulled the plug...and Fishbone incredulous at having their set ended after an hour or so. My friend got beaten up by security after Rancid's short Friday night show for trying to find his eyeglasses. We were moved to the door like cattle!
     
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  8. InStepWithTheStars

    InStepWithTheStars It's a miracle, let it alter you

    Syracuse was the insult.
     
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  9. arthurprecarious

    arthurprecarious Forum Resident

    Location:
    North East England
    In the 70's it was against the law for rock bands NOT to do drum solos. You're missing out on a great catalogue of music because of a drum solo.
     
  10. All Down The Line

    All Down The Line Forum Resident

    Location:
    Australia
    Charlie Watts is above the law!
     
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  11. Fullbug

    Fullbug Forum Resident

    Location:
    Seattle
    In the 70s it was a musician's union requirement for every band to have a drum solo in its stage act, and every major touring band was required to have a gong on stage at all times.
     
  12. Ha! Touche/bullseye
     
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  13. TwentySmallCigars

    TwentySmallCigars Forum Resident

    Wow, I wish my worst concert experience was a 20 minute John Bonham solo!
     
  14. keyse1

    keyse1 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Australia
    Not for me
    Silly music to me
    What I learnt at that concert was how much I liked “short sharp rock n roll” songs
    Praise the Lord for The New York Dolls Elvis Costello The Clash The Beatles The Stones The Kinks who I’m sure all had their share of extended solos
    A lot of that concert I spent hiding under the grandstand
    I certainly never bought another Led Zepplin record
     
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  15. MarcS

    MarcS Forum Resident

    Location:
    Oradell NJ
    David Bowie Giants Stadium 1986 dude behind me puked his guts out during Squeeze twice; place stank to hell the rest of the show; Near riot at Deep Purple Brendan Byrne Arena in 85 when Blackmore stormed off during Woman From Tokyo and the band didn’t do an encore and never played Smoke on the Water; honorable mention, Grateful Dead Giants Stadium 1992, lost my keys in the lot; I told the security guard I was going to get the keys from my dad right on the other side of the turnstile and he said “fine with me” but then he wouldn’t let me back in and said “I didn’t say I’d let you back in”.
     
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  16. Price.pittsburgh

    Price.pittsburgh Forum Resident

    Location:
    Florida
    Duran Duran 1984, Morgantown West Virginia.
    I was 14.
    I dropped a 10 dollar bill in the T shirt line and when I picked it up some guy had his hand out for me to give it to him with a smile on his face.
    I thought he was joking so I just kinda laughed.
    Then he said give me my 10 bucks.
    I said it's mine I just dropped it.
    He said no it's not it's mine give it to me. I said no it's mine.
    He turned to his bigger friend and said this kid won't give me my 10 dollars I dropped.
    I said no it's mine I just dropped it.
    His friend said to him Kick his a$$.
    Meanwhile, my friend standing in front of me looked back once at everything that was going on and just ignores the whole thing and kept moving forward in the line.
    Finally, the guy grabs my shirt and says give me my F...in money so I said okay here take it.
    When I got back to our seats I counted what cash I had left and ya know what? It really was that guy's 10 bucks.
    He must have dropped it and it fell towards my feet just as I was looking down and counting my money for me to think I dropped it.
    He must have thought I was a real jerk 14 year old lol.
     
  17. Oatsdad

    Oatsdad Oat, Biscuits and Abbie: Best Dogs Ever

    Location:
    Alexandria VA
    He shoulda kicked your ass! :laugh:
     
  18. Price.pittsburgh

    Price.pittsburgh Forum Resident

    Location:
    Florida
    Lol I was lucky
     
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  19. All Down The Line

    All Down The Line Forum Resident

    Location:
    Australia
    After buying your ticket what were you expecting of their music?
     
  20. Bassist

    Bassist Active Member

    Location:
    London
    Great British Music Show - New Years Day 1976 Olympia, London -
    John Miles, SNAFU, Jack The Lad, Baker Gurvitz, Procol Harum, Barclay James Harvest

    I was 14 and fortunately I had won the tickets on Capital but this was a really dispiriting start to a new musical year. Things got worse in 1976 before they got better (not least the misery in May of the Stones fighting the acoustics and their own boredom at Earls Court) but fortunately change was coming.
     
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  21. nicotinecaffeine

    nicotinecaffeine Forum Resident

    Location:
    Trenton, OH

    Finneytown. I remember that place when I was a kid. Cross County destroyed it.

    I was 4 in 1979.
     
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  22. All Down The Line

    All Down The Line Forum Resident

    Location:
    Australia
    @pscreed
    Was that the Who show?
    Absolutely heartbreaking!
     
  23. pscreed

    pscreed Somebody set up us the bomb

    Location:
    Pittsburgh
    Yeah it was. Kind of a weird precursor was buying the tickets. Ticketmaster had outlets in Sears stores back then, if you can believe it. We were lined up outside the store before they opened to buy tickets the day they went on sale. When the store opened people started running through the store to get to the ticket counter. One group of guys deliberately went through a plate glass floor to ceiling window between departments as a “shortcut”.

    Ticketmaster was gone from Sears shortly thereafter, always wondered if there was a connection there.

    Anyway with 20/20 hindsight it seemed like an omen.
     
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  24. pscreed

    pscreed Somebody set up us the bomb

    Location:
    Pittsburgh
    I was 19... it’s just a damn shame none of these people got a chance to grow up.
     
  25. James F. Hassan

    James F. Hassan Forum Resident

    Location:
    Massachusetts
    I don't know if I posted this already but I wasn't going through 51 pages. 1979 Zappa he played with his back to the audience all night because he was having a dispute with his label. Now, I wasn't a big Zappa fan but a friend of mine was and begged to go with him assuring me I would love him. Well I didn't. No offense to the folks here who do like him just not my cup of tea.
     

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