Best concerts you've ever gone to

Tue 10 Jun, 2014 05:56 am
panzade wrote:
WOW! You must have the ticket stubs in a velvet lined drawer.

I'm too chaotic and disorganized for that. I still have them floating around though.
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Tue 10 Jun, 2014 05:57 am
nononono wrote:
I'm just going to say it right now, if anyone out there got to see Elvis Presley, they automatically win this thread by default in my opinion...

Seeing Elvis when he was young and skinny would be cooler than seeing him when he was old and fat and only performing in Las Vegas, IMO.
Tue 10 Jun, 2014 07:27 am
Tue 10 Jun, 2014 07:54 am
panzade wrote:

Seeing the Beatles when they were still a group would have been cool as well.

My dad saw Janis Joplin in Detroit, way back before I was born.
Tue 10 Jun, 2014 08:16 am
I went to England in 1968 to study so I saw a lot of groups in concert that you might not recognize. It was a great time to see English bands.
Love Sculpture w Dave Edmunds
Chicken Shack w Christine McVie later with Fleetwood Mac
Fleetwood Mac
The New Yardbirds w Jimmy Page(hell of a concert)
Maggie Bell and Stone The Crows
John Mayall and The Bluesbreakers
Blodwyn Pig
The Kinks played at a dance at our school.
And last but not least I was down in the London street as the Beatles recorded their Let It Be video on the roof top. Couldn't get any nearer. Very Happy
Wed 11 Jun, 2014 08:31 pm
Seeing Elvis when he was young and skinny would be cooler than seeing him when he was old and fat and only performing in Las Vegas, IMO.

True, but seeing Elvis period would've been cooler than having an ice cream sunday during an ice storm.

He died before I was born, so I'd be pretty jealous of anyone who was lucky enough to see him..
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Wed 11 Jun, 2014 08:36 pm
The New Yardbirds w Jimmy Page(hell of a concert)

When I saw Jimmy Page play in '98, during "Dazed and Confused" he did the thing where he played his guitar with a violin bow. I'll never forget, he was SO caught up in it and focused on his playing that he just started drooling all over his guitar! I was in the very front, second row center. I could've reached out with a cup and collected his drool, haha! Laughing

The Kinks played at a dance at our school.

Now that's really cool. I'd be bragging about that one for life!
Wed 11 Jun, 2014 08:50 pm
Now that's really cool.

It wasn't really.
Ray Davies and his brother Dave hated each other at that point and they got drunk and started fussing and the whole thing degenerated into a fiasco.
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Real Music
Wed 18 Oct, 2017 01:54 am
I've seen many musical artists in concerts over my lifetime.
I am sure that I am forgetting to list quite a few of the artists I've seen.
Here is a list of musical artists that I can recall seeing in concert, in no particular order:

1. Ohio Players
2. Run DMC
3. Earth Wind & Fire
4. War
5. Prince
6. The Stylistics
7. The Delfonics
8. The Dramatics
9. Morris Day & The Time
10. Diana Ross
11. One Way
12. Barry White
13. Keith Sweat
14. New Edition
15. Bell Biv Devoe
16. Jonny Gills
17. Gladys Knight
18. The Originals
19. Sister Sledge
20. Envogue
21. 702
22. Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five
23. Sugar Hill Gang
24. Kurtis Blow
25. The Sequence
26. Kool Moe Dee
27. Blackstreat
28. Peaches and Herb
29. Luther Vandross
30. Afrika Bambaata & The Soul Sonic Force
31. Blue Magic
32. Graham Central Station
33. Atlantic Starr
34. Cameo
35. Midnight Star
36. Dazz Band
37. The Persuasions
38. Friends of Distinction
39. Patti Labelle
40. Silk
41. Eddie Holoman
42. Main Ingredient
43. Shannon
44. Con Funk Shun

I also seen as many as 100 different cover bands.
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Wed 18 Oct, 2017 07:32 am
tsarstepan wrote:

Off the top of my head and not including the Carnegie Hall concerts because that would be a tad difficult to remember or look up right now.

Steven Miller, Xfinity Center (formerly Great Woods), Mansfield, MA (1986 ... 88?)
James Taylor, Xfinity Center (formerly Great Woods), Mansfield, MA (1989 or 1990)
Suzanne Vega, Boston, MA (1990?)
Metallica, Austin, TX (1992)
Gidon Kremer and Kremerata Baltica, Tanglewood, Lenox, MA (1999)
Angelique Kidjo and Bebel Gilberto NY, NY (2002?)
Placebo, Roseland Ballroom, NY, NY (2007)
Lady Gaga, NY, NY (2009)
Chris Thile, Gabriel Kahane, Brad Mehldau, (Le) Poisson Rouge, NY, NY (2011)
Punch Brothers, Rockwood Music Hall, NY, NY (2012)
Okkervil River, Grand Central Terminal, NY, NY (2013)

Since then?
The Punch Brothers Prospect Park concert (2016) in the pouring rain;
Rickie Lee Jones at the New York Society for Ethical Culture theater (also last year or 2015);
The Avett Brothers in Worcester, MA with my father. Opened by an equally breathtaking Brandi Carlile.
And the very unique experience of...
THE TRIPLETS OF BELLEVILLE with live score by Benoit Charest / Jessica Fichot
Watching the animated French film with live music scoring (directed by the score's composer).
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Wed 25 Oct, 2017 01:34 am
I'm off to see this band a week Saturday.

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Wed 25 Oct, 2017 06:53 am
edgarblythe wrote:

I haven't been to that many concerts.
1. Bob Dylan, in '64, when Highway 61 Revisited was his new album. Barry McGuire sat just a few rows behind me. Tickets were about 4 dollars.
2. Conway Twitty, when he was considered rockabilly, instead of country.
3. James Brown, in '68, at Madison Square Garden.
4. Hugh Masekela, in '68, at Lincoln Center.
5. Bob Dylan's Rolling Thunder Review, the year he did Hurricane. Featured artists, before his performance, were Stevie Wonder, Springsteen, forgot some. Roger McGuin and Ringo Starr played with Dylan's band.
I tried to get a ticket to the Woody Guthrie memorial concert, in NYC, but the tickets sold out too quick.
Tried to see Harry Belafonte, but $75 was more than I could afford.

Second to the Dylan concert in 64, the best one I have been to was Garth Brooks, a few years ago, in Houston. Even when he did songs I didn't really care for his performance was fantastic.
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