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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. Jakedog

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    Denver. 1991. Double bill. The Grateful Dead and Santana. First time I ever saw the Dead, only time I ever saw Jerry.
     
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    So many to decide from, but, .... glad I didn't miss George Harrison, 1974 in Denver, as he toured so little as a solo artist. His voice was hoarse which was noticeable in some but not all songs, but otherwise the performance and all the musicians were great and it was a thrill ... Ravi Shankar, Billy Preston, Robben Ford, Tom Scott, Jim Horn among others. We had moved to Co Springs for the winter and had heard about the show last-minute, zoomed up to Denver, got some tix outside, and ... yeah glad I didn't miss that one!
     
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    This. Queen and special guests Thin Lizzy. Epic!

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    Bill Graham's memorial! We drove around Golden Gate Park for a bit trying to find parking, but in the end we ended up parking right on the perimeter of the field, pulled up on the curb and parked right on the grass. John Fogerty played all the Credence tunes with the dead as his back up band! I managed to get right up front!

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    Mike Bloomfield, Dec. 11, 1980 at the Childe Harold, Washington, DC.
     
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    My first Grateful Dead show, summer 92, because we got lucky and caught them on a good night. Plus we made friends with a roaming band of California heads who took care of us.

    Stones on the 50th anniversary tour in Philly: It took them a while, but they (meaning Keith) eventually wound themselves up into fine form, for any age. Plus, Mick Taylor was there.

    Dylan played a small college amphitheater show literally 10 minutes from the house back in 2008 or 2009. Couldn’t have been more than 300 seats in the place.

    Gov’t Mule, summer 99, New Oxford, Pa., small club, giant bassist who’d be gone from us a year later.
     
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    Ray Charles
     
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    Allman Bro’s - March 12, 1971 - Fillmore East. The LP captures the sound but not the experience.
    Aretha Franklyn - 2015 - Oakland arena. Magnificent - gospel songs and her old hits.
     
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    Joe Cocker. Friends had extra tickets so we went on a whim. Holy crap! It was so powerful I had tears streaming down my face. 2 hours solid. I don't even remember if there was a guitar player.
     
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    Just one? Right......
     
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    Difficult, to choose just one. How about......…..

    the Ziggy Stardust Tour, 1973?

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    Van Halen 1984

    what a party
     
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    Hands down - Rage Against the Machine on their first album tour at the Masonic Temple in Toronto. About 800 people there - SO much energy. The whole building was a mosh pit. Unforgettable. Tom Morello was just so innovative and fresh at the time. Industry shaking stuff
     
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    wait, Zappa ca. 1983 at the Syria Mosque was one of those shows I heard and didn't at all understand musically, which meant it just fired me up to figure out just what the hell was going on
     
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    Richard Thompson in a tiny hall in North Kent. I think the mid 70s and there were about 100 people there. I was sitting closer to the stage than would be allowed in the current situation.
     
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    Too many to remember! a few that stand out...

    Grateful Dead 20 ish times
    Lou Reed in 1989 touring on his "New York" album, the Replacements opened
    Stones in KC in 1981, Mick Taylor who was in town for a club date, stepped out and played a couple songs with the boys!
    Janes Addiction at a small club in 1989
     
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    Great thread, great stories.

    I could pick my first ever show, Jimi. But....

    I could pick the last time I saw the og ABB, about a month before Duane died. I’m so glad I had a friend who’d just started college at Clemson and invited me to come up for the show. But....

    I gotta go with last August’s Stones show in Miami. Final show of the tour, the rainstorm during Gimme Shelter, show moved up a day at last minute to get it done before (we thought) obliteration from Hurricane Dorian. The whole thing was surreal.

    And I remember, as they left the stage, thinking it might be the last time they ever play on US soil.
     
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    And Sabbath with Van Halen opening, Hammersmith 78.
    And AC/DC at the Marquee, 76
    And the Clash, Aylesbury 78/79?
    And Magazine with Simple Minds opening, Cambridge 79
    And Bob Marley & the Wailers, Crystal Palace bowl 80
    And the Pirates, Reading festival 78, and various London venues around that time
    And...
     
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    Bob Dylan
    Rolling Thunder Review
    Nov. 1975

    Rolling.
    Thunder.
    Review.
     
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    The Beatles @ Suffolk Downs, 1966.
     
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