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Discussion in 'Sidewinders Bar & Grille' started by nifnof70, Nov 22, 2020.
I saw The Who concert in Cincinnati previous to the stampede.
I thought it would be. I was not as engaged as I thought I would be.
Jethro Tull fifteen times,
Grand Funk Railroad
Emerson, Lake, Palmer
Moody Blues (I worked that one!)
To many to keep track of!
The Byrds Keystone Palo Alto
Grateful Dead Frost Amphitheater
Michael Hedges New Varsity Theater
King Crimson Greek Theater Berkely
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
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
then I lose track...
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
Bad Company & Joe Walsh, 2016 - St. Louis, MO
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.
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.
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.
van halen 1984
I also saw Cheap Trick at William and Mary College in between the Little River Band and Foreigner
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....
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
1995 - Shirley Bassey, Royal Albert Hall, London.
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!!
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:
3) David Gilmour
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
Bad Company - backstage Chicago Stadium
Boston - backstage Chicago Stadium
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
Go West- Bristol/Milton Keynes
and a whole lot more..........
I was living in London at the right time.