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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. mfguitar

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    It was around 1978, Bob Dylan and the Rolling Thunder Review at Memorial Aud in Buffalo.
     
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    As best as I can recall.

    James Brown Pleasure Pier Ballroom Port Arthur, TX early 60's

    Bob Dylan and the Band Before the Flood tour Houston, TX

    Sammy Davis Jr. Jones Hall Houston, TX not a tele player but what a stage presence.

    Edgar Winter's and White Trash featuring Jerry LaCroix first live performance in Lake Charles, LA on the McNeese State football field. $2 admission.

    Willie Nelson picnic Dripping Springs early 70's
     
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    Bonnie Raitt in a bar named SooLins in Syracuse, New York. It was a Monday night and she had a paper sign on the door...Playing tonight....or maybe it was The Cramps at CBGB's or it could have been.......
     
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    The Beatles, Memphis 1966
     
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    Super Tramp, 1976
     
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    I was lucky to see a lot of great 90s bands while they were still on the bar circuit.

    So I'll offer the one that I deeply regret missing - Screaming Trees in a bar in Pensacola, FL. People there said it was great, and they lasted less than a year before they broke up,
     
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    I’m also finding it hard to pick just one:

    1) The Pretenders, New Haven Coliseum in ‘84. My 2nd concert. Chrissie had an accident before show time and performed with a cast on her leg and kicked a** with it!

    2) SRV, Lake Compounce, Bristol, CT, ‘88. Arrived early to hang out at the amusement park and ended up watching his sound check with a handful of people. Watched him play a early ‘60’s 3 pickup SG during the sound check and stood front row center for the show.

    3) The Replacements, The Bushnell, Hartford, CT, ‘89. I remember the band throwing their mic stands in the audience and then jumping into the crowd to perform.

    4) Keith Richards, The Orpheus, Boston, ‘93. Filmed for Japanese tv (and can be seen on YouTube).
     
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    Edgar and Johnny Winter w/Leon Redbone as opener at a small venue in Philly

    The original Gov't Mule line up as opener for Buddy Guy at small river side stage

    Santana with Jeff Beck opening, but they didn't join on stage
     
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    I Agree, I went to that! Down on the infield area.
     
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    Though I have posted one already, one more definitely deserves mention.

    Talking Heads December 5, 1983.
    “Stop Making Sense” Tour.

    Everyone in the arena (at least everyone on the floor level, where I was) were standing on their chairs dancing the whole time.

    The film was mostly shot 10 days later. The film is amazingly great; the show was far surperior.
     
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    Stones 69 (and again ... Tattoo You tour?)

    The Dead, many times from ... from 74 to 83, but it mostly blurs together. I have snapshot images of songs, of some twirling tye-dye chick, moon and stars at an outdoor show... Good times.

    Huh, I never recall that one until someone reminds me. It was a low-key show in 1974 when Bruce was just starting to break out past NJ. Scott ampitheater at Swarthmore College. I wasn't a student - we were the locals quietly crashing. No tickets, sat right in front, on the grass.


    I'm out there, somewhere... such a beautiful place...

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    I have seen so many great live shows... But I was very fortunate to see the Allman Brothers at Painters Mill in Md for Duane’s last show.
     
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    It couldn’t have been Rolling Thunder, as that was only 1975 and 1976 and there were no shows in Buffalo.

    However, the Bob Dylan World Tour played in Buffalo at the Memorial Auditorium on October 9, 1978.
     
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    Doc Watson.
     
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    Too many good ones to pick just one.

    SRV
    Dylan
    Clapton
    Miles
    Torme
    Neil/CSN
    Dozens of Dead shows
    The Who
    Ray Charles (hung out with John Scofield for that one)
    Violent femmes
    Jefferson Airplane
    ... too many to list
     
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    Talking Heads Stop Making Sense tour. Senior year in college. I was sick as a dog and hadn’t been to classes in two days but I dragged my ass to the show. First song with the full band I was on my feet and never sat down again.
     
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    Early Steely Dan at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium. Michael McDonald off to the side playing keyboards and singing backup. They didn't play out or tour much then. Must have been '74?

    Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble - Greek Theatre, must have been around '87-88? Killer. Fire.

    Chicago, somewhere in L.A. - Pantages? 1984? I thought they were lame, but this really hot chick bought tickets and invited me to go. Seriously one of the BEST live acts I've ever seen and they had a full orchestra at the end. INCREDIBLE.
     
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    1995 Santana / Jeff Beck Tour.

    Jeff kept on meandering out during the Carlos set. It was almost like he couldn't help himself. All of the music was organic, flowing and it just felt like friends having fun. Plus Pino was holding the bottom down.
     
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    Definitely glad I seen Clapton back in the 90s.

    It was called Lakewood ampitheater back then .

    We had some good seats. Close enough to see but far enough to retain my hearing ;)




    When I was young I also had the pleasure of seeing a guy my dad loved to go hear play and sing older country . He also wrote alot of songs for other people . There was a local place just south of us called Franklin country music park . Don Williams was quite an entertainer ;)
     
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    Many, many of them, but the one that comes to mind now is Paul McCartney and Wings. Wings Over America tour in 1976. It was at the Omni in Atlanta, a 20,000 seat arena, and we had the worst seats in the venue. No one was behind us, only the wall, no one was farther from the stage than us. That seating arrangement lasted about halfway through the first song, and we weaseled our way into some really good seats about 30 feet from the stage. Incredible musicianship and professionalism from everyone in the band, with maybe the exception of Linda, I've heard they kept her microphone off in those days.
     
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