Join Strat-Talk Today

Wish You Were There

Discussion in 'Sidewinders Bar & Grille' started by WhiteWabbit, Aug 8, 2019.

  1. WhiteWabbit

    WhiteWabbit Senior Stratmaster

    Age:
    29
    Messages:
    2,902
    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2014
    Location:
    Canada
    Funny because they toured with Zeppelin in the early days. I read in a Guitar World magazine about Ian Anderson saying how some nights they were the better band and some nights it was Zeppelin. I also remember reading Plant saying about watching Airplane play before them at the Bath Festival and how he thought Airplane killed it and played way better than the Zep. I know I’ve heard some rough bootlegs from 77 where Jimmy is in the midst of the heroin addiction and Robert’s voice is just terrible at least to start the show... he never warmed up they say.
     
    circles likes this.
  2. Thrup'ny Bit

    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    60
    Messages:
    26,762
    Joined:
    May 21, 2010
    Location:
    In a Yorkshire pub
    Tull were incredible live, yup, saw them back then too. :)
     
    abnormaltoy likes this.
  3. albala

    albala Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    Messages:
    8,195
    Joined:
    May 10, 2012
    Location:
    stamford, CT
    I would have loved to have been at Ludlow Garage in 1970 when the Allmans played there

    Or anywhere Miles played Miles Runs the Voodoo Down
     
    WhiteWabbit likes this.
  4. Andrew Wasson

    Andrew Wasson Senior Stratmaster

    Age:
    55
    Messages:
    1,152
    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2018
    Location:
    Vancouver, Canada
    Chicago, when Terry Kath was alive is on my list of concerts I wish I had seen. They came to town the fall before he died but I was too young to see them.

     
    chrimturn and WhiteWabbit like this.
  5. s5tuart

    s5tuart Resource limit reached Strat-Talk Supporter

    Messages:
    12,729
    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2011
    Location:
    All over the place!
    Ive seen lots of the big ones, some before they were famous!
    But I never got to see Humble Pie or Free :(
     
  6. s5tuart

    s5tuart Resource limit reached Strat-Talk Supporter

    Messages:
    12,729
    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2011
    Location:
    All over the place!
    I only saw SAHB once. I’d like to see them again too...



    I never saw Ian Dury live either
     
    Thrup'ny Bit likes this.
  7. Andrew Wasson

    Andrew Wasson Senior Stratmaster

    Age:
    55
    Messages:
    1,152
    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2018
    Location:
    Vancouver, Canada
    I’d have liked to have seen Steve Marriott in Humble Pie or the small faces.
     
    s5tuart likes this.
  8. s5tuart

    s5tuart Resource limit reached Strat-Talk Supporter

    Messages:
    12,729
    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2011
    Location:
    All over the place!
    Here’s a little sample of Stevie at his best :D

     
    Andrew Wasson likes this.
  9. Believer7713

    Believer7713 Most Honored Senior Member Silver Member

    Age:
    45
    Messages:
    5,824
    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2016
    Location:
    US
    I can't believe that I almost forgot about this. I was supposed to see Peter Gabriel and The Blood Moon Orchestra on June 18, 2011 at Starlight Theater in Kansas City with my girlfriend at the time. On June 11 of that year I was hit by a car and shattered my leg and wasn't released from the hospital until the day before the concert. I can honestly say I wish I was at that show instead of at my parents house in my birth town wishing I was dead from the pain.

    Sent from my SM-G975U using Tapatalk
     
    s5tuart likes this.
  10. Malurkey

    Malurkey Senior Stratmaster

    Messages:
    2,149
    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2016
    Location:
    Netherlands
    I only discovered Rory Gallagher’s music after he’d died. I’d have loved to see him live. Apparently he was at his best live.
     
    WhiteWabbit and Andrew Wasson like this.
  11. Mansonienne

    Mansonienne Stratocrastinator Extraordinaire Staff Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    54
    Messages:
    28,182
    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2015
    Location:
    Paris suburbs, France
    Well, I wish I'd made it to the Mark Knopfler and Flertwood Mac / Pretenders concerts I missed because of my broken foot...
    I also wish I'd seen Tom Petty back in the late 70s/ early 80s, and the Police when they played UC Davis in 1979
     
  12. Mansonienne

    Mansonienne Stratocrastinator Extraordinaire Staff Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    54
    Messages:
    28,182
    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2015
    Location:
    Paris suburbs, France
    I saw Robert Plant last year and he did Rain Song. Even if it wasn't Jimmy on the guitar, etc., it was still a great moment. My guitar teacher was at the same show, and we started working on that song at my next lesson....
     
  13. Nadnitram

    Nadnitram Senior Stratmaster

    Messages:
    3,321
    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2017
    Location:
    The Heartland
    I got to see Pink Floyd, The Who, and The Stones in the late 80's when they did their stadium tours. At the time, I considered myself lucky to see them, since surely they wouldn't be touring for much longer...

    I really wish I could have seen Blind Faith do "Can't Find My Way Home."
     
    dbolt, WhiteWabbit and Andrew Wasson like this.
  14. Andrew Wasson

    Andrew Wasson Senior Stratmaster

    Age:
    55
    Messages:
    1,152
    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2018
    Location:
    Vancouver, Canada
    One of my absolute favourite songs. Did you learn it in DADGAD or Standard tuning? I can do an ok version of it in standard tuning but it’s a whole lot easier and prettier sounding in DADGAD.
     
    Mansonienne likes this.
  15. Namelyguitar

    Namelyguitar Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    Messages:
    7,499
    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2009
    Location:
    Mobile Bay
    Similar feeling to when I experienced "Yes" in a live concert- shortly after Rick Wakeman had rejoined the group. (Going for the One Tour- Memphis, 1977)
     
    Last edited: Aug 13, 2019
    Andrew Wasson likes this.
  16. Edbso

    Edbso Strat-Talk Member Silver Member

    Age:
    61
    Messages:
    56
    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2015
    Location:
    Florida
    I was lucky enough to have seen that Zepplin tour and it was awesome. At the time, Jimmy Page was my favorite guitar player. Not from his skill but from his stage performance. Also saw them in Tampa when the riot broke out due to rain. The tickets (which I still have) stated rain or shine. When all hell broke lose from lighting and rain, the band skipped out and went to Disney World. I only know this because I had drinks with Plant, Bonham and Jones at the Top of the World at Disney Contemporary Hotel the following night. Jimmy was nowhere to be found that night but still had a great evening.
     
    Andrew Wasson and WhiteWabbit like this.
  17. jjlemon

    jjlemon Strat-Talker

    Messages:
    497
    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2015
    Location:
    South Wales
    WIWT, The UFO club, 1966-67, The Pink Floyd and The Soft Machine. Might have bumped into a Beatle or two, and Jimi too.
     
    WhiteWabbit likes this.
  18. aiabx

    aiabx Strat-O-Master

    Messages:
    699
    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2013
    Location:
    Toronto
    I would have loved to have seen The Clash doing London Calling live.
     
    WhiteWabbit and Bob the builder like this.
  19. Mansonienne

    Mansonienne Stratocrastinator Extraordinaire Staff Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    54
    Messages:
    28,182
    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2015
    Location:
    Paris suburbs, France
    DADGAD
     
    Andrew Wasson likes this.
  20. circles

    circles Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

    Messages:
    12,889
    Joined:
    May 26, 2013
    Location:
    West Seattle, Washington
    I saw Floyd once at an outdoor stadium in the pouring rain. I was soaked, my feet were sitting in two inches of cold water, we didn't last the whole show - which went on with all the bells and whistles. Rain was blowing on stage, it didn't seem super-safe, Rick was covered in clear plastic. It was odd/funny as when he sang the spotlight lit up a big mound of plastic sheets.

    I left early.
     
    Edbso and WhiteWabbit like this.
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.