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What Were the Three Best Concerts You Ever Saw?

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Harlanator, Nov 17, 2012.

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  1. rburly

    rburly Sitting comfortably with Item 9

    On my iPad, I don't even attempt to read those posts. On my desktop, I highlight the whole post as you mentioned to read the post.
  2. MonkeyMan

    MonkeyMan A man who dreams he is a butterfly?

    Silk Road Ensemble with Yo Yo Ma
    Grateful Dead
    Jackson Browne
  3. seacliffe301

    seacliffe301 Forum Resident

    Was the '73 Zappa show part of the "Roxy & Elsewhere" recordings?
  4. MonkeyMan

    MonkeyMan A man who dreams he is a butterfly?

    Also, Jethro Tull...
  5. Muggles

    Muggles Forum Resident

    Only gonna list one - haven't been to a whole lot of live shows - maybe 10-15 total:

    Simple Minds - Fox Theater, St. Louis, 1986 (The Call opened)

    My first concert and still my favorite - wasn't expecting much as I wasn't really into SM (had swapped an extra hockey ticket for it), but they put on a fun, high energy show - particularly the female backup singer - whenever she came in it kicked each song up a notch.
  6. bholz

    bholz Forum Resident

    Gang of Four, Songs of the Free tour 1982, Irvine Auditorium Philadelphia
    Live Aid, JFK Stadium, Philadelpha
    Concert for 9/11, MSG
    Peter Gabriel, So tour, Philadelphia Spectrum
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  7. MIPIE

    MIPIE Forum Resident

    9/3/77 Grateful Dead & NRPS & Marshall Tucker Band Englishtown, NJ
    9/23/78 Neil Young & Crazy Horse Spectrum Philadelphia, PA
    10/5/74 Bruce Springsteen & E Street Band Albright College Reading, PA
  8. fantgolf

    fantgolf Forum Resident

    Rochester, MN
  9. babyblue

    babyblue Pactches Pal!

    Pacific NW
    Bruce Springsteen - Seattle, December 20, 1978 (Still my favorite concert of all time. He actually played Seattle earlier in the year too, but the Darkness tour kept getting better as it went along.)

    Paul McCartney - Seattle, June 10, 1976 (Even though it was in the cavernous King Dome, it was still an awesome show.)

    Alejandro Escovedo - Seattle, 1996 (The first of more than 40 shows I've seen by Al.)
  10. Frittenköter

    Frittenköter Forum Resident

    Manfred Mann - Katschhof June 2004 (i saw cameras on stage, so a film should exist)
    Deep Purple - Cologne Tanzbrunnen 2008
    Demons Eye - Tatort Open Air 2009
  11. rjp

    rjp Senior Member

    10cc - bloody tourists tour - cleveland music hall - front row center balcony - middle of winter.

    CSNY - CSNY2K tour - gund arena cleveland - over 3 hours of fantastic rock and roll with a 30 minute "down river the river"

    david crosby - front row theater cleveland - sat in row 2 ( about 6 feet away from the rotating stage) - crosby was heading toward his nadir, but he put on a hell of a show, his acappela "samurii" while standing in the center of the stage with a pin spot on him was stunningly memorable.
  12. Larry Seinfeld

    Larry Seinfeld Forum Resident

    Philly Pa. USA
    This first one takes the cake. While the Stones were performing , The guys were throwing money onto the stage & the girls their bras. Incredible

    1. Rolling Stones , Philly Spectrum 1972

    2. Paul McCartney & Wings , Philly Spectrum 1976

    3. The Who , Philly Spectrum 1976
  13. Runt

    Runt Forum Resident

    Motor City
    I was at that Genesis concert, Thanksgiving night '74. The album had only been out a week or so. The Yes/ELP concert on my list was also at the Eastown Theater.
  14. Bill Cormier

    Bill Cormier Forum Resident

    Malta, New York
    The Kinks-Syracuse 1980 (parts of this show ended up on "One More Fpor The Raod")
    King Crimson-The Savoy NYC 1981
    Paul McCartney-Citi Field, NYC 2009
  15. bfackler

    bfackler Forum Resident

    North America
    The Rolling Stones 1972
    Bob Dylan and the Band 1974
    Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band 1978
  16. Josip

    Josip Forum Resident

    Neil Young - Vienna, 2008, Chrome Dreams II tour
    Bruce Springsteen - Vienna, 2009, Working on a dream tour
    Paul McCartney - Bologna, 2011, On the run tour
  17. PacificOceanBlue

    PacificOceanBlue Senior Member

    The Southwest
    1) Brian Wilson - The Roxy '02
    2) Jeff Beck - House Of Blues LA '06
    3) Buddy Guy, Matt "Guitar" Murphy, Steve Cropper, Joe Louis Walker - Legends '97
  18. zenarus

    zenarus Forum Resident

    Southern Ohio
    1.The Rolling Stones at Indianapolis Convention Center 1972.
    Opening act ~ Stevie Wonder. Awesome....I was in about the 8th row. Unbelievably great sounding show.
    2. Paul McCartney and Wings at Riverfront Coliseum 1976...The didn't bother taking tickets at the entrances,
    people just run over the top of the turnstiles. First 3-4 minutes of the show, McCartney stood and did Elvis poses for all the
    flash bulbs..
    3. Ravi Shankar at Taft Theater Cincinnati 1972..That's right, Ravi Shankar.
    His sitar sound filled the whole place without amplifiers or P.A.
    Honorable mention : Pink Floyd at UC Field house 1973
    Derek and the Dominoes at Music Hall 1970.
    The Who at Riverfront Coliseum 1976
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  19. Cosmic Cowboy

    Cosmic Cowboy Forum Resident

    Southern USA
    Jack White at Cain's Ballroom 2012. Best. Concert. Ever.
    JD McPherson
    Sam Bush Band
  20. Zep Fan

    Zep Fan Sounds Better with Headphones on

    N. Texas
    Led Zeppelin -- Ft. Worth -- August 22, 1970

    Alice Cooper -- Killer Tour 1972

    Led Zeppelin -- Dallas -- March 4, 1975
  21. Taxman

    Taxman Senior Member

    Fayetteville, NY
    The Who Who's Next Tour, Rochester, NY
    Mahavishnu Orchestra, Kleinhan's Music Hall, Buffalo, 1972(?)
    J Geils Band, Kleinhan's, Buffalo 1972(?)

    Honorable mention: The Rainmakers, Tralfamadore Cafe, Buffalo, mid-eighties
  22. Lloyd

    Lloyd Forum Resident

    Cleveland, OH
    There's others that aren't coming to mind right now, but here's a couple:
    BB King at the Front Row Theater c1987
    Whiskeytown Betbati's in Portland September 1997
    Dictators at the Beachland Ballroom April 26, 2002
    Flaming Lips at Tower City Ampitheater August 2002
  23. moosebass

    moosebass Forum reader and 'like'er.

    Three is tough... in no particular order:
    Roger Waters - Philly: Spectrum - Radio KAOS
    -First concert I walked into the arena and there was silence, no music coming from the PA.
    -D.J. asking for "callers", Paul Carrack playing a number.
    -Quadrophonic sound
    -'Nuking' the audience. Great show!!!

    Prince - Philly Spectrum - Lovesexy
    -Didn't want to go, left as a Prince fan!

    Peter Gabriel - Denver McNichols Arena - Us
    -Two stages
    -Tony Levin and Paula Cole, Manu Cache, PG... WOW!
    -Theatrical concert with incredible musicianship

    Honorable mentions to:
    Rush - Hold Your Fire tour
    Zappa - Broadway the Hard Way tour
    Alice Cooper - Killers
    The Cure - Mixed Up tour (another show where I became a fan)
    Journey - Escape (snuck out of my house to see this show in Albuquerque)
  24. F.Natural

    F.Natural Well-Known Member

    Canned Heat / Blood Sweat & Tears - Columbus, Ohio 1968
    Frank Zappa Columbus 1973
    Eric Clapton Columbus 2004
  25. Ringo75503

    Ringo75503 Forum Resident

    Lakeside Park, KY
    Yeah..this IS a hard one to narrow down to 3...

    Genesis - Mama tour Dec 8, 1983 in Cincinnati, OH
    Styx - Kilroy Was Here Tour - June 23, 1983 Cincinnati, OH
    Spock's Beard - Sept 1st 2001 Atlanta, GA (Last full concert with Neal Morse)

    Honorable Mentions - Porcupine Tree - April 20, 2010 in Dallas, TX,
    The Police - Feb 14th, 1984 Cincinnati, OH (A concert that I helped to get the tour date added to the schedule!)
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