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What's the one concert you're glad you didn't miss?

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Downshift, May 3, 2020.

  1. Matthias

    Matthias Friend of Leo's Gold Supporter

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    I suppose I feel lucky to have seen some people before they were big. I saw Arctic Monkeys play to 50 people, Killers to about 400, Muse and Coldplay playing on the same bill to about 900, Hot Chip to about 300, Disclosure to a few hundred... Probably some others.
     
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    Pink Floyd previewing DSOTM in Feb 1972 @ Manchester Free Trade Hall.
    Miles Davis at North Sea jazz festival Den Haag 1985
    BB King as above
    Eclectic bunch but all outstanding.
     
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    Leonard Cohen 1988 - or any of the other times I saw him.

    Nothing, but nothing else even comes close to being close.
     
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    Beatles. Cow Palace. I think it was about 1964.

    Jimi Hendrix - Sacramento. I think it was around 1968.

    Led Zeppelin - either Winterland or Fillmore, around 1969.

    Rolling Stones - Oakland Colliseum. I think it was around 1969 - same tour the ended in Altamont, and I saw them there, too.

    Sons of Champlin - any of those awesome concerts.
     
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  5. scooteraz

    scooteraz Friend of Leo's

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    Oddly, I am glad I didn’t miss any of the concerts I attended. That even includes grandkid grade school band concerts. Indeed, the only show that I had tickets for and then had to miss is a dissapointment; had to give my (really good seats) to The Rides when they toured a few years back. My friend who went told me it was really amazing.
     
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    My first ever Bob Dylan gig... it was magical and got me seriously into Dylan.

    Athens, Greece, July (Edit: June) 1993. An open air concert at the top of Lycabettus Hill. Support by my favourite Greek band (Katsimiha Bros). Dylan in great form, the Parthenon in the background, with a possibly full moon. Aaahh...
     
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    Got to see Van Halen put on a great show in the early 80s in Atlanta.

    Nugent , Blackfoot ,Scorpions all in one night .

    Hank Jr. Was a good show even if he was whisky bent .

    Molly Hachet front row seats opening for Triumph .

    Ozzy & Motley Crue in the early 80s was quite a show.
     
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    Duh! Of course! I saw him at Leeds in 2013. I'm eternally grateful I decided the drive from Bath was worth it.
     
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    A few I'm glad I saw:

    Guns N Roses 1993 Milton Keynes, UK - Gilby Clarke broke his wrist just before the gig, so they drafted in the only rhythm guitarist who knew the parts... Izzy! Guests were Ronnie Wood and Mike Monroe (Hanoi Rocks). backup bands were Soul Asylum, Blind Melon and The Cult.

    John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers about 5 years ago (Rocky Athas on guitar - childhood friend of SRV).

    Kenny Wayne Sheppard (with Chris Layton and Reece Wynans). Not because of anything other than it was a great gig, with some of my heroes on stage.

    The Rolling Stones.

    U2 on the Achtung Baby tour - at the peak of their powers.
     
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  10. koen

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    Ben Harper, Utrecht 1994 - completely blown away.
     
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    Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers in ‘83 at the University of Illinois Assembly Hall w/Nick Lowe & Paul Carrack.
     
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    The Mummies in Reno in 2018 were worth the trip.
     
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    Pink Floyd Oakland, 1987
     
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    Dallas, around ‘85-‘86 (a very fuzzy timeframe) with John Prine, an acoustic guitar and 50 or so people in a small venue around Greenville Ave. No PA. Just Prine, guitar, & a stool.
     
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    The prize is a T Shirt saying..
    “ I may be old, but I got to see all the cool bands”
     
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    Hey, I saw Roger Miller the same way-he walked out with an acoustic guitar and a stool at the Casa Manana theater in Fort Worth Texas. Then he proceeded to sing songs and tell stories for about two hours that had a bunch of people rolling in the aisle laughing.

    A solo show with an acoustic instrument has got to be the litmus test of a singer-songwriter, don't you think?
     
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    Simply due to the fact that I assume my options going forward to see him live will be slim, seeing Eric Clapton for the first time last year in Phoenix just prior to his Crossroads Festival shows.
     
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    I agree, I saw that tour. Ozzy always had great openers- I also saw Metallica (with Cliff Burton) open up for him
     
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    In the early 90's a few friends drug me along to see Gary Stewart play a honky Tonk in Houston. I grew up on country music but was firmly entrenched in New Wave, Punk, and Metal at the time.
    Stewart ran through his hits as well as bunch of Country and Southern Rock classic.
    If I recall correctly, he played two full sets. I also remember him playing a Strat through a Twin and I loved it.
     
  20. blowtorch

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    These guys?
    [​IMG]

    If so, I'm jealous.
     
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