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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. doc021

    doc021 Forum Resident

    Hershey, PA, USA
    Any of the Stones show I saw from 1989-2006
    Springsteen in Pittsburgh circa 1984
    Stevie Ray Vaughn with Albert King circa 1984
  2. BeatleStair

    BeatleStair Forum Resident

    Fort Wayne, IN
    Actually, I just saw three of my all-time favorite shows:

    Barbra Streisand - United Center, Chicago - October 26th
    Paul McCartney - Scottrade Center, St. Louis - November 11th
    The Monkees - The Chicago Theatre - November 16th

    It's been quite a month for live music for me - all three unforgettable and EXCELLENT!!!
  3. Raunchnroll

    Raunchnroll Senior Member

    The three that come immediately to mind are Ted Nugent and Thin Lizzy iirc in 1977, and Ten Years After - in 2009!
  4. Combination

    Combination Forum Resident

    New Orleans
    Was Nugent the loudest concert you ever went to? More then once, I've read that he was just destroying people's ears during that time period.
  5. Mitsuman

    Mitsuman Forum Resident

    I saw him in 1976, with Montrose opening. Uncle Teddy swung out on a vine wearing a loincloth. He picked up that Gibson Birdland, and proceeded to do his best to melt down so many Marshall stacks it was unbelievable. My ears rang for 3 days after that concert.
  6. 120dB

    120dB Forum Resident

    Baltimore, MD
    1)Doug Sahm Band (w/surprise guest Roky Erickson) at The Rome Inn, Austin, Texas 1976
    2)The Jam at The Armadillo World Headquarters, Austin, Texas 1978
    3)The Everly Brothers at the Star Theatre, Dallas, Texas 1984

    *Honorable Mention: Led Zeppelin at The Baltimore Civic Center 1972
  7. Paul W

    Paul W Forum Resident

    Dylan & the Hawks didn't play Forest Hills in 1964.
  8. Paul W

    Paul W Forum Resident

    Hard to say, but I'd start with:
    Dylan & the Band, January 12, 1974, Montreal Forum (3rd row, center seats)
    Springsteen, Paris, 1985 (and virtually every other Springsteen show I've seen)
    Rockpile, Toronto (1979 or 1980)
  9. The Who-Sydney Stadium-1968
    Led Zeppelin-Sydney Showground-1972
    Paul Mccartney-Sydney Entertainment Centre-1994
  10. theron d

    theron d Forum Resident

    Baltimore MD
    1.Red Hot Chili Peppers at Bender Arena (Washington DC) on 9 Nov 1991. With The Smashing Pumpkins, Pearl Jam
    2. Fugazi -In On Kill Taker tour, The Flats Cleveland 94
    3. Watching Tool and Rage Against the Machine open up a Lollapalooza show in Charleston WV 1993...headlined by Primus and Alice In Chains!
    (4. Honorable Mention. Beck-Sea Change warm up solo tour 2002 Lincoln Theater Wash DC)
  11. catteste

    catteste Mental Radio Transmission

    Crawley, England
    The Smiths - Hacienda, Manchester 24.11.83
    The Smiths - Salford University 20.07.86
    The Ramones - Rainbow Theatre, London 31.11.77
  12. windfall

    windfall Senior Member

    Dylan, Petty and McGuinn at Wembley, 1987
    Chris Whitley opening for Petty, Los Angeles, 1991
    Chuck Prophet... toss up between Chalk Farm, London 1997, Underworld, London 1999 and Winchester, UK earlier this year.
  13. Witney Devil

    Witney Devil Well-Known Member

    United Kingdom
    Springsteen - Buffalo 22/11/2009
    Springsteen - Milan July 2003
    Springsteen - Paris December 2007
  14. Judy Garland - opening night at the Palace in New York, 1967
    Brian Wilson - at the Olympia in Paris, 2004
    Leonard Bernstein - conducting Mahler's 2nd symphony at the Salle Pleyel in Paris, 1985
    The Doors - Stony Brook University, circa 1967
  15. Allman Bros. original lineup, Johnny Winter, Edgar WInter, J. Geils Band, Bob Segar, Lee Michaels, and a few more I've forgotten, Michigan State Fairgrounds, July, 1971.

    Bruce Springsteen, Milwaukee, November, 1978.

    Derek Trucks Band, Park West in Chicago, Jan. 2006. This is the concert captured on the Songlines Live DVD, great set.
  16. WLarkin910

    WLarkin910 New Member

    Auburn, Maine, USA
    Paul Mccartney, 2005 Fleet Center, Boston ( 7th row killer seats)
    Beach Boys 50th Anniversary Tour, 2012, Bangor ME ( 6th row right in front of Brian's piano)
    George Harrison, Dark Horse Tour 1974, Boston Garden ( first live show by a Beatle for me)
    Emerson Lake & Palmer, 1973, Boston Garden ( I know you said 3 but this one was so amazing I couldn't not include it!)
  17. motownmaniac

    motownmaniac Forum Resident

    Pretty hard to choose 3 but here goes ,

    1. The Angels ( Aussie Pub Band ) at the Raffles Hotel , Applecross , Perth 1986 .
    It was my first and as they say you never forget your first , i was 15 at the time but looked over 18 and it was the first time
    i was served a beer in a pub , remember being **** scared as the Raff was pretty notorious for violence at the time , Doc and
    the boys always delivered .

    2. The Pretenders at Perth Entertainment Center 1986/87 ? Get Close Tour .
    Went into the city early with some mates , sneaked into the center and saw them do a sound check and a few songs , got kicked out
    went to The Garage Pub across the road , few hours later saw a memorable concert .

    3. Pink Floyd at East Fremantle Football Oval 1988 .
    Went with a lot of mates , was about to line up at the gates to pay for a ticket , friend noticed people going under the fence around the
    corner , so we got in a que of about 50 others to go under the cyclone fence , best free concert ever . Total strangers just passing joints
    to me all night . Giant pig , hospital bed on a wire cable , lasers , mind blowing .

    These 3 stick in my mind the most , they seemed like a right of passage .

    Honorable mentions ,

    Flaming Lips , PJ Harvey , Billy Bragg , John Butler Trio , White Stripes , Foo Fighters , Rammstein , Janes Addiction , Iggy - Big Day Outs
    The Waifs , anywhere .
    Placebo , Metropolis Fremantle x 2
    Tegan And Sara , Metropolis Fremantle , and Fremantle Arts Center
  18. bholz

    bholz Forum Resident

    I had posted 4 above already, but here are a few more memorable shows...

    Joe Jackson, Night and Day tour, Tower Theater, Phila. This is the night that Night and Day went GOLD. Joe and band played both the opening set and the regular set

    U2, War tour (May 1983), Tower Theater, Phila. 2nd night. Got 6th row balcony at box office an hour before the show. :)

    Crowded House, 1st tour, Trocadero, Phila. This is the show on Wolfgangs vault and was recorded for King Biscuit

    Midnight Oil, Diesel and Dust tour,Tower Theate, Phila
  19. white wolf

    white wolf Forum Resident

    United States
    The best would probably be the Turtles in concert in the 60's
    Second would be Sweetwater in Fort Lauderdale during the 60's
    Rare Earth during the early 70's

    Actually there were so many good ones. Steppenwolf, Johny Winter, King Crimson, Rolling Stones, Boston, Iron Butterfly, Strawberry Alarm Clock, Hendrix, Led Zepplin, Elton John, Creedence, I like Chicago enough to go and see them a second time in Miami after seeing them in West Palm Beach, I remember meeting Chuck Berry just before he performed, and didn't know who he was till he got up on stage. He did My Ding A Ling, and then there was the Doors, Elton John, Three Dog Night, Paul Revere and the Raiders.

    What I remember about the Turtles is that The Story of Rock and Roll had been released but it wasn't doing well on the charts. I actually hated the song, but the audience went wild over it. They did a much more rockin version of it, and I wondered why they didn't do that with the 45?

    And I saw Sweetwater a couple of times. Nansi was an incredible singer, and the band simply cooked on stage. I actually saw them along with the Strawberry Alarm Clock, Creedence, Chuck Berry and a couple of other groups on the same night.

    Rare earth did a double header with Argent whom we liked a lot also. I have Argent live and Rare Earth in Concert on CD.
  20. deadbirdie

    deadbirdie Forum Resident

    Chicago, IL
    Brian Wilson - Magness Arena, Denver, CO - 2000
    Radiohead - Red Rocks, Morrison, CO - 2001
    Paul Weller - House of Blues, Chicago, IL - 2008

    (Honorables: Beach Boys 50th (Chicago, IL); Monkees Reunion 2011 (Hammond, IN))
  21. AnalogJ

    AnalogJ Hearing In Stereo Since 1959

    Salem, MA
    #1 - Earth, Wind and Fire in support of "Pyramid"

    #2 - Peter Gabriel 1986 in support of "So"

    #3 - Pat Metheny Group tour with Nana Vasconcelos

    Honorable mentions: Little Feat; Al Jarreau
  22. yogibear

    yogibear Active Member

    Roy, Utah, USA
    Return to Forever- Berkeley community center to promote the album no mystery
    Metallica - the Stone in SF before the release of kill em all.
    U2- san francisco tour in support of the album War
    Pat Metheny - UC greek theater berkely, Ca mid 80's?
  23. DPM

    DPM Forum Resident

    The James Gang @ The House Of Blues (2006)
    The Darkness w/ Foxy Shazam opening @ The House Of Blues (2/17/12)
    Banco @ NEARfest 2001
  24. Jimbo1960

    Jimbo1960 Forum Resident

    Queen and Bob Seger - St. Louis 1976
    Judas Priest and UFO - St. Louis 1979
    Kiss - St. Louis 1975
  25. oldsurferdude

    oldsurferdude Forum Resident

    detroit, mi. 48150
    How could I forget Bruce 1975? Allman Brothers early 70's, too.
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