The best concert you been to????

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hann1bal

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Well I'm into energy and having fun at shows. Therefore the best ever to me was Pantera/WhiteZombie a while back.

honorable mentions:
Jagermeister two yrs ago w/ hatebreed, Arch enemy, and Slayer (=not a crowd, just one big mosh pit)
Black album tour:Fight, Suicidal Tendencies, and Metallica (the previous metallica that is)

More recently:
Soulfly-hope to see em' again this week!
Cannable Corpse w/ Hypocrisy
Superjoint Ritual (nuts...chicks stage diving topless into one gigantic pit)

Hope to see soon: Lamb of God, Maiden, Shadows Fall, Malmsteen, Slipknot, Chamira

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Well I'm into energy and having fun at shows. Therefore the best ever to me was Pantera/WhiteZombie a while back.

honorable mentions:
Jagermeister two yrs ago w/ hatebreed, Arch enemy, and Slayer (=not a crowd, just one big mosh pit)
Black album tour:Fight, Suicidal Tendencies, and Metallica (the previous metallica that is)

More recently:
Soulfly-hope to see em' again this week!
Cannable Corpse w/ Hypocrisy
Superjoint Ritual (nuts...chicks stage diving topless into one gigantic pit)

Hope to see soon: Lamb of God, Maiden, Shadows Fall, Malmsteen, Slipknot, Chamira

secex71137

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Originally Posted by: R.
Hmmm...prolly Pantera with Anthrax. Although spending New Year's Eve 2000 with ZZ Top here in Houston was quite an experience too. But like was already mentioned...so was that last Rush tour, they were flawless. But I've had fun at practically every concert I've been too, like a free Kenny Wayne Shepherd show down on the beach in Galveston. Maybe one of the most obscure concerts of note would be Leo Kottke.
As far as disappointments, the only ones that come to mind are Black Sabbath, and another particular ZZ Top show in the Astrodome (just cuz that place doesn't have very good acoustics).

Yes, that was great concert!

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Originally Posted by: R.
Hmmm...prolly Pantera with Anthrax. Although spending New Year's Eve 2000 with ZZ Top here in Houston was quite an experience too. But like was already mentioned...so was that last Rush tour, they were flawless. But I've had fun at practically every concert I've been too, like a free Kenny Wayne Shepherd show down on the beach in Galveston. Maybe one of the most obscure concerts of note would be Leo Kottke.
As far as disappointments, the only ones that come to mind are Black Sabbath, and another particular ZZ Top show in the Astrodome (just cuz that place doesn't have very good acoustics).

Yes, that was great concert!

bbriant

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Worst Framtons Camel at Fulham greyhound we thought they were tuning up for about twenty minutes.

There was a balcony that overlooked the stage.

in those days you expressed your dissapontment by throwing things.

Upshot was police were called and we were given how money back,

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Worst Framtons Camel at Fulham greyhound we thought they were tuning up for about twenty minutes.

There was a balcony that overlooked the stage.

in those days you expressed your dissapontment by throwing things.

Upshot was police were called and we were given how money back,

Gilbyesk

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Blind Melon. They were back up for pearl Jam and Neil Young concert and they blew me away. All I knew at the time was "No Rain" which was just ok however the rest of their music is very different. RIP Shannon Hoon!

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Blind Melon. They were back up for pearl Jam and Neil Young concert and they blew me away. All I knew at the time was "No Rain" which was just ok however the rest of their music is very different. RIP Shannon Hoon!

The Nameless Ghuleh

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That's a tough one. Ministry immediately comes to mind for the experience more than the music, although their set was great. I should have known what I was getting into when the chicken wire was put up on the stage. I was right up front when they started. I came out of the pit at the end of their set with a good chunk of hair missing, ruined shoes from being stomped, and wearing a mixture of sweat and blood of unknown origins. That was awesome.

For the music alone, The Lovin' Feelings concert I went to when I was about 8 years old is up there. The Crickets, Paul Revere and The Raiders, Johnny Rivers, Don McLean, and a bunch of others performed.

I have had a few dreams realized over the years. Got to see Chris Cornell, The Smashing Pumpkins, NIN, Foo Fighters, Blind Guardian, Gorillaz, Meat Beat Manifesto, Nobuo Uematsu, Devo (twice). I would highly recommend seeing The Octopus Project, Russian Circles, The Invincible Czars, and Dethklok live as well. I would love to see King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard, Run The Jewels, and (especially) Ghost perform (if live shows ever become a thing again where I'm at.)

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That's a tough one. Ministry immediately comes to mind for the experience more than the music, although their set was great. I should have known what I was getting into when the chicken wire was put up on the stage. I was right up front when they started. I came out of the pit at the end of their set with a good chunk of hair missing, ruined shoes from being stomped, and wearing a mixture of sweat and blood of unknown origins. That was awesome.

For the music alone, The Lovin' Feelings concert I went to when I was about 8 years old is up there. The Crickets, Paul Revere and The Raiders, Johnny Rivers, Don McLean, and a bunch of others performed.

I have had a few dreams realized over the years. Got to see Chris Cornell, The Smashing Pumpkins, NIN, Foo Fighters, Blind Guardian, Gorillaz, Meat Beat Manifesto, Nobuo Uematsu, Devo (twice). I would highly recommend seeing The Octopus Project, Russian Circles, The Invincible Czars, and Dethklok live as well. I would love to see King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard, Run The Jewels, and (especially) Ghost perform (if live shows ever become a thing again where I'm at.)

ScottDVV62

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I saw Santana in the mid 90s at the Greek Theater in Los Angeles and was quite satified with the performance. I also attended the Florida Jam in Tampa, Florida in 1975 and saw Kiss, War, ZZ Top, and others. Now that was a party.

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I saw Santana in the mid 90s at the Greek Theater in Los Angeles and was quite satified with the performance. I also attended the Florida Jam in Tampa, Florida in 1975 and saw Kiss, War, ZZ Top, and others. Now that was a party.

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I'm not crazy about big arena rock shows, so I haven't seen a lot of the big-name bands that other folks have. Never saw the Stones, etc. - I did catch the Who in their first "Farewell" tour in 1982.

Most of the shows I really remember were in smaller venues. Robyn Hitchock/Billy Bragg - no band, just the two of them solo, in turn, with their guitar playing bits and pieces of their respective catalogs. A ridiculously loud Jesus Lizard show at the 40 Wat Club in Athens, GA in the early 90s. I still have tinitus in my left ear from that. The best gig ever from a guitar player perspective was Bill Kirchen in a tiny bar in Asheville, NC in about 2008 or so?

But for just most memorable - I saw Alejandro Escovedo play maybe a half-dozen song set with his band, all acoustic, on the sidewalk in front of Criminal Records in Little Five Points, Atlanta, in maybe '96 or '97? That one ranks way up there in my memory. Probably 30 people total showed up. I also saw him later that night in a packed bar which was also great. And did nothing to improve my tinitus . . .

=Keith

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I'm not crazy about big arena rock shows, so I haven't seen a lot of the big-name bands that other folks have. Never saw the Stones, etc. - I did catch the Who in their first "Farewell" tour in 1982.

Most of the shows I really remember were in smaller venues. Robyn Hitchock/Billy Bragg - no band, just the two of them solo, in turn, with their guitar playing bits and pieces of their respective catalogs. A ridiculously loud Jesus Lizard show at the 40 Wat Club in Athens, GA in the early 90s. I still have tinitus in my left ear from that. The best gig ever from a guitar player perspective was Bill Kirchen in a tiny bar in Asheville, NC in about 2008 or so?

But for just most memorable - I saw Alejandro Escovedo play maybe a half-dozen song set with his band, all acoustic, on the sidewalk in front of Criminal Records in Little Five Points, Atlanta, in maybe '96 or '97? That one ranks way up there in my memory. Probably 30 people total showed up. I also saw him later that night in a packed bar which was also great. And did nothing to improve my tinitus . . .

=Keith

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Originally Posted by: Raskolnikov
Originally Posted by: Homebrew1709
I'll be seeing Children of Bodom and Trivium together in november. :D


Honorable mentions: Primus, Clutch, Artimus Pyledriver, Hank Williams III, Five Horse Johnson, Stinking Lizaveta, Fishbone, The Aquabats, and Blues Traveler.

I've seen Fishbone three times and they never fail to deliver. Which is pretty remarkable given their history.

=Keith

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Originally Posted by: Raskolnikov
Originally Posted by: Homebrew1709
I'll be seeing Children of Bodom and Trivium together in november. :D


Honorable mentions: Primus, Clutch, Artimus Pyledriver, Hank Williams III, Five Horse Johnson, Stinking Lizaveta, Fishbone, The Aquabats, and Blues Traveler.

I've seen Fishbone three times and they never fail to deliver. Which is pretty remarkable given their history.

=Keith

craigbrown1805

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I think the best, most exciting gig I went to was Nirvana at Calton Studios, Edinburgh '91. Just a few months after Nevermind was released, shortly before they shot to the top of the tree, the place was a swear, ear-zapping chaos. Band were on top of their game that night, you can actually hear it on YouTube:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bHgDLage7vU&ab_channel=biffevanabiffevana

I think the ticket cost me a grand total of £7.50 plus booking fee (£7.50, I reckon)

As with all these things, a recording doesn't quite get you to the full thwack, but it still transports me back to that night.

Other honourable mentions: Jane's Addiction, Barrowlands '91 - famously, Perry had shaved off his dreadlocks the night before the gig - - just a titanic set; FFS (Sparks and Franz Ferdinand) at Glasgow School of Art (the walls were running with sweat by the end) and the Blur reunion at T in the Park 2009 - memorable in part because Graham Coxon was almost a no-show after getting food poisoning, but appeared at the last minute, haggard and pale, to play up a storm.

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I think the best, most exciting gig I went to was Nirvana at Calton Studios, Edinburgh '91. Just a few months after Nevermind was released, shortly before they shot to the top of the tree, the place was a swear, ear-zapping chaos. Band were on top of their game that night, you can actually hear it on YouTube:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bHgDLage7vU&ab_channel=biffevanabiffevana

I think the ticket cost me a grand total of £7.50 plus booking fee (£7.50, I reckon)

As with all these things, a recording doesn't quite get you to the full thwack, but it still transports me back to that night.

Other honourable mentions: Jane's Addiction, Barrowlands '91 - famously, Perry had shaved off his dreadlocks the night before the gig - - just a titanic set; FFS (Sparks and Franz Ferdinand) at Glasgow School of Art (the walls were running with sweat by the end) and the Blur reunion at T in the Park 2009 - memorable in part because Graham Coxon was almost a no-show after getting food poisoning, but appeared at the last minute, haggard and pale, to play up a storm.

SamboSoul

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Bon Jovi @Essen, Germany 12th August 2000. First Germany concert after their long 4 year break. It was a hot sunny day, my sister and I been waiting in front of the stadium since the early morning hours. Managed to secure a spot very close to the stage.

Embrace every challenge you have, every person you meet, every place you visit, every task you succeed at, and especially those at which you fail. You will learn from them all. You'll learn about the world at large and about other people but most important, you'll learn about yourself.

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Bon Jovi @Essen, Germany 12th August 2000. First Germany concert after their long 4 year break. It was a hot sunny day, my sister and I been waiting in front of the stadium since the early morning hours. Managed to secure a spot very close to the stage.

Embrace every challenge you have, every person you meet, every place you visit, every task you succeed at, and especially those at which you fail. You will learn from them all. You'll learn about the world at large and about other people but most important, you'll learn about yourself.