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  1. RPKennedy

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    Emerson, Lake & Palmer 1974 Brain Salad Surgery Tour.
    In quadrophonic.
    Knocked my socks off.
     
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    Blind Faith
    SRV
    Mountain
    Police
    Black Sabbath(with Ozzie)
     
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    I saw Renaissance and Al Dimeola in Tucson in the late 70's - great show.
    I agree completely about the overly loud music at concerts. My wife and I saw Steely Dan in Sept. The musicianship was fine but the sound was awful. It sounded like 120 dB in a high school gym. Left at intermission. Very disappointing for a band that produced such high quality recordings.
     
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    Eric Clapton journeyman tour- first concert I went to

    Dire straits in every street tour- first time with floor seats

    Eric Clapton some tour around 2004- I took a very hot date
     
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    circles Resident Pinball Enthusiast Strat-Talk Supporter

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    floyd, queen, sanatana...
     
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    Don't recall the date...
    Mid Seventies...
    Minneapolis
    LedZep tickets
    They arrived late from Chicago, Snow...
    Played till 04:00
    Next night...
    St.Paul
    Scalped some tickets and a joint at the door,Snow(what else)
    Again
    Played four hours...
    Had Led coming outta my Pores
     
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    70 sumpthin
    Rod Stewart
    Ronnie Woods playin a V
    THE MOST high energy show I've ever seen
     
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    My first memorable concert was Family in 1971 who were supported by America
    then other stand out gigs were:
    Be Bop Deluxe at Newcastle City Hall
    UFO at the Mayfair, Newcastle
    Jethro Tull at Sunderland Empire
    Jimmy Page at Newcastle City Hall
    and Neil Young at Hyde Park, London, 2009 and Paul McCartney came on for the encore Day In The Life.
    Happy Memories.
     
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    Pink Floyd without Roger, 88 or 89-Detroit
    Roger Waters-2006-Phoenix
    I couldn't seem to talk them into getting back together, so I had to take what I could get!
     
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    ukoldgit Most Honored Senior Member

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    stevie nicks
    Bugger, would have liked that one;)
     
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    ukoldgit Most Honored Senior Member

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    Yeh, LZ Portsmouth Guildhall 1971, The Gun as an opening band, 12 pint's, cant remember where the loo's were but we managed:D
     
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    Yeh...
    Mid+ 70s
    Saw rod n Faces
    In a small venue
    Mpls...
    He came out and said
    This is our last show ever...
    Ronnie wasn't wrinkly yet...

    Had no idea who they were... :D
     
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    So many, but here are a few that stand out:
    Crowded House at a really small, intimate venue in Paris in 2007. A night or two later, they played Wembley.

    Tbe Rolling Stones in 1981 at Candlestick Park in San Francisco. George Thorogood and J Geils Band opened. I just wish we'd thought to bring water....

    Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Hyde Park, London, 2017.

    Grateful Dead, NYE 1983 in San Francisco

    ...and many others... King Crimson, Paul Simon, Springsteen
     
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    Garcia Grisman at the Warfield Back in ‘91.

    Stones Magnetic Hill 2005

    The Fixx outside at the University of Redlands ‘88
     
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    jeff beck guitar shop tour...and he opened for SRV...
     
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    Interesting mixture of 2nd most and 2nd least memorable all in one show.
    Dio was doing a benefit tour for the "Children of the Night" foundation.
    Yngwie was supposed to be a part of the tour, but was recovering from his accident.
    But he did come out and played lead for Dio on "Man on the Silver Mountain"
    Aside from that, I don't remember ANY of that show.

    Most memorable show... Ozzy's "No More Tours" show. This was the last show of the tour, at the Pacific Amphitheater in Costa Mesa.
    Sepultura opened with a (thankfully) very short set.
    Black Sabbath came out next. Rob Halford replaced Dio because "Dio didn't want to steal Ozzy's thunder". Rob did a great job.
    During Ozzy's set, he brought out all three kids.
    He did the typical encore set, then when the house lights came up, one of the KNAC DJs came out and announced how hard-up he was for what was coming next.
    The 2nd encore set was a complete Sabbath reunion, and they did a full set of original material.


    Least memorable?
    Page/Plant at Irvine Meadows.
    I honestly do not remember anything from that show other than an overweight Page wearing sweats.


    I guess most memorable in a very bad way was Darrell Mansfield playing in the senior quad during lunch at my high school.
    Not long after they started, someone ran up to the stage and pulled Darrell aside.
    Darrell announced that John Bonham had passed away, and they did nothing but LZ for the rest of the set.
     
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    In the Queen concert I went to, I was wandering around, and was up near the stage, about half way up, when the bass player smashed his guitar on a piece of (probably) prop equipment, but it bounced off and hit a roadie. I could see as I was at an odd angle. The roadie lunged on stage, but another held him back. I always wished he had a clear run, it would have made quite an evening.
     
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    Neil Young and Crazy Horse, Rust Never Sleeps tour 1979, Madison Square Garden. Neil Young live is about as intense as it gets IMO.

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    The Santana concert kept going on and on (to my delight). Eventually, someone turned up the lights, presumably to get people to leave. Some did, but the band kept playing, and most of us stayed. It was awesome.
     
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    Elton John in the Erwin Center in Austin in the late 80's, the sound was that night was beautiful!! Like you were surrounded by it, ya had to be there;)
     
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