Top 10 concerts you've attended

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  1. gjohnson441496

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    I saw The Who concert in Cincinnati previous to the stampede.
     
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    I thought it would be. I was not as engaged as I thought I would be.
     
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    Jethro Tull fifteen times,
    Led Zeppelin
    Zappa
    The Who
    Allman Bro
    Robin Trower
    Grand Funk Railroad
    Emerson, Lake, Palmer
    Moody Blues (I worked that one!)
    Sting
    Queen
    Ted Nugent
    Rush
    To many to keep track of!
     
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    The Byrds Keystone Palo Alto
    Grateful Dead Frost Amphitheater
    Michael Hedges New Varsity Theater
    King Crimson Greek Theater Berkely
    Eagles Sacramento
    Tom Petty the month before he passed
    EC, Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck Arms Tour Cow Palace
    Wynton Marsalis and Lincoln Center Orchestra
    Robben Ford Monterey(not crazy about his singing. His playing is life changing)
    ELO Oakland Arena
     
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    Not in order of date or 'best'..

    Rush 1982 Signals tour, my first concert

    Pink Floyd 1987 stadium tour

    Brian May 1995 Back to the Light tour

    Black Sabbath 1992 Dehumanizer w/Dio fronting

    Z (Dweezel & Ahmet Zappa) 1994 Shampoo Horn tour? The short lived band at Shank Hall in Milwaukee....insanely good

    Rival Sons - 4x they are always amazing,,, best may have been 2013 with about 75 other people in a bar.....

    Page Plant tours...both. Closest to LZ I could get, too young for the real thing

    UFO 1995 Chicago, Lights Out lineup w/Schenker re-united. OMFG that was awesome

    NIN opening/co headline? with David Bowie 1995?

    The Firm 1985
    Deep Purple Perfect Strangers 1985
     
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    Floyd
    Queen
    Santana
    Rush
    Aerosmith
    then I lose track...
     
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    The Who, 1982 - Rosemont, IL (first concert)
    The Who, 2016 - Chicago, IL
    Tedeschi Trucks Band, 2019 - Mesa, AZ
    Joe Bonamassa, 2014 - Peoria, IL
    Peter Gabriel, 1987 - Rosemont, IL
    Gov't Mule, 2017 - Milwaukee, WI
    Foo Fighters, 2012 - Milwaukee, WI
    Pink Floyd, 1987 (or '88?), Rosemont, IL
    Tab Benoit, 2017 - Bloomington, IL
    Fleetwood Mac, 2014 - San Diego, CA

    Bonus:
    Bad Company & Joe Walsh, 2016 - St. Louis, MO
     
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    I haven't actually been to ten concerts, and I couldn't put the ones I have seen in order of preference even if I wanted to, but here's my list anyway (in chronological order):

    Blondie, June 2017 - support act Dodgy were pretty bad, but Blondie were good. Not sure I'd see them again though.

    Europe, 21st September 2018 - despite booking too late and so having to settle for terrible seats, this was an amazing gig. The support act King King were great too, and I (briefly) met their guitarist afterwards.

    Wille and the Bandits, February 2019 - probably not a band many, if any, on here have heard of, but this gig was absolutely phenomenal. It also led me to take up lap steel playing, which didn't last.

    Joanne Shaw Taylor, March 2020 - there was a bit of worry this wouldn't go ahead (it was just before the first lockdown and some gigs were already being cancelled), but luckily it did. Fantastic gig, made me want a Telecaster. :D
     
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    Yeah, my tastes run pretty much the whole gamut. I even listen to hip hop (gasp!).

    One other honorable mention would be Queensryche, on the tour where they did Operation Mindcrime in its entirety (1991, maybe?). Also saw that one at Boston Garden.
     
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    Genesis - Greek Theater, Berkeley
    Jeff Beck/Stevie Ray Vaughan - Oakland Coliseum Arena
    Dream Theater/Joe Satriani - Concord Pavilion
    Joe Satriani - Konocti Harbor Resort
    Jeff Beck - Concord Pavilion
    Yes - Cow Palace
    Guitar Player Magazine 25th Anniversary Show - Warfield Arena
    Alice Cooper - Kaiser Convention Center, Oakland
    Dick Dale - Mystic Theater, Petaluma

    Seen Santana and Blue Oyster Cult a few times apiece, always a good show. I know a lot of guitarists aren't into Santana, but a good show is like they're having a party onstage. Some of the best drumming in the biz.
     
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    van halen 1984
    queen 1980/81
    srv 1983
     
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    I also saw Cheap Trick at William and Mary College in between the Little River Band and Foreigner
     
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    Jeez this is a workout for the old memory cells!

    Pink Floyd / earls court early nineties - it was the show that got turned into the pulse movie/album
    Nick Cave and the Bad seeds - push the sky away tour
    The Kills at the power station in Auckland 2015ish
    Mazzy star at T in the park in 94/5 ish
    PJ Harvey / touring let England shake
    Manic street preachers at the barrow lands
    Suede at Brixton academy
    Smashing pumpkins - meloncholy tour mid 90’s
    Madness - man in the mad suit tour - carter the unstoppable sex machine supported and the warm up band was this unsigned outfit called Radiohead
    Paul Weller touring Stanley Road
    Roger waters - the Wall at Auckland spark arena which is a tiny venue by these sort of show standards..
    Fat freddys drop always put in a good show - basically new Zealands house band so we go to see them play all the time.

    I generally prefer smaller venues so don’t go to a lot of stadium shows unless the spectacle is the reason to go rather than the music....
     
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    not really in any particular order, just great shows.

    rickie lee jones - keswick outside of philly 1991
    tom waits - 5th avenue theater seattle 1999
    elvis costello w/ steve nieve paramount seattle 1999
    reggie watts - van duzer - arcata 2013
    bob dylan pantages hollywood 1992
    joan armatrading the tower theater Upper Darby Pa 1985
    issa bagayogo - bastyr university - seattle - 2005
    lenny kravitz chestnut cabaret philly 1989
    vieux farke toure/bombino fulkerson hall Arcata 2019
    pharoah sanders - van duzer - arcata 2018
    max roach - jazz alley seattle 1994
     
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    1995 - Shirley Bassey, Royal Albert Hall, London.
     
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    I saw Zappa at the basketball gym at UCSB and they had eq’d his guitar to the room and when he ripped out screaming leads the metal chair back would resonate with the notes.
    I saw the Sheik Yer Bouhti tour. With Valley Girl, etc. was my honeymoon travel album! Bobby Brown is hilarious!!
     
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    Ok, Im reading and envy most of you who have seen awesome artists. Being in my 30s, my top:

    1) Pearl Jam - 2016
    2) Minus the Bear -2014
    3) John Mayer - 2019
    4) Deftones - 2016
    5) Chevelle - 2016
    6) Metallica - 2010
    7) Mastodon - 2010 (opening for Metallica, I really listened to them for the first time)

    On my Bucketlist:

    1) Tool
    2) Jamiroquai
    3) David Gilmour
     
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    My top ten in no particular order:
    Rolling Stones - Chicago Stadium
    Robin Trower - Met Center MN
    Allman Bros - Alpine Valley WI
    Humble Pie - backstage Chicago Ampitheater
    Deep Purple - backstage Chicago Ampitheater
    Eric Clapton - Chicago Ampitheater
    Genesis - Chicago Stadium
    Chicago - Chicago Stadium
    Led Zeppelin - Chicago Stadium

    Honorable Mentions:
    Bad Company - backstage Chicago Stadium
    Boston - backstage Chicago Stadium
     
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    Cheap Trick - 99/2000
    Soundgarden - 2012
    Motörhead - ???
    Social Distortion - 2004?
    Midwest Murder Society - 04
    Hellfire Trigger - 03
    Steve Earle - ???
    Chemical Billy - 1995
    Frog Pond - 1996
    Mellencamp - mid 90s
     
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    Wishbone Ash-twice
    Thin Lizzy-Twice
    Go West- Bristol/Milton Keynes
    Uriah Heep
    UFO
    John Miles
    Johnny Mellancamp

    and a whole lot more..........
    I was living in London at the right time.