I'm sure this has been done before, but can find no evidence of it on here... I am very lucky to have been born in an era when top bands toured the country rather than play a few stadium gigs in a major city (ie the bands came to you rather than you have to go to them!). I was also lucky enough to grow up in Glasgow and within easy travelling distance of the legendary Glasgow Apollo. Anyways, I was having a clear out and came across a collection of old concert tickets and got to thinking which were the standout live gigs I attended back in the day, no mean feat as the acts included Rory Gallagher, Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Who, Jethro Tull, Alex Harvey, Yes, Wishbone Ash and loads more world class acts, but I finally managed to narrow it down to 3 concerts that left a lasting impression on me and, bizarrely, none of the three were acts that I was a huge fan of at the time, so in no particular order Bob Marley & the Wailers @ The Apollo in 1980....I thought (and still do) that reggae music is repetitive & boring and although I enjoyed the 'legend' album I never lasted more than a few tracks of any other Bob Marley album, however as soon as he stepped on stage that night I was enthralled as were the rest of the sell out audience. A truly charismatic performer. Queen @ Ingliston showground in Edinburgh 1982... I was never, and am still not, a fan, but my girlfriend dragged me a along & I loved every minute, Freddie Mercury was a phenomenon as were the rest of the band, one of those concerts I just didn't want to end. And most surprising of all Luciano Pavarrotti at Newcastle telewest Arena in 2000 (I'd moved to North Yorkshire by this time so not far to travel). I enjoy some classical music but definitely not opera, however I decided to treat my Mother in Law for her birthday and took her along for what I eagerly anticipated to be the most boring 2 hours of my life!!, but yet again as soon he started to sing I was gone, absolute magic and what a personality, even though he never spoke a word all night!! So, what about it folks, what were the concerts that left you slack jawed and gagging for more?