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Re: A thread about concerts.
« Reply #15 on: August 20, 2003, 11:24 PM »
Orgy w/ Videodrone (R.I.P.) 1997  
Smashmouth w/ 3EB 1996
Korn w/ Staind (Sick and Twisted Tour 2000)
Lynyrd Skynyrd x 2 (Evening with..) 1997 1998
311 (De La Soul opened) 1997 (Transistor tour?)
Live (I think Tripping Daisy opened?) (Secret Sahmadi tour) 1997?
Def Leppard ("Vault" tour, incredible show, gold circle seats ;))

I had tix/backstage passes to the Family Values Tour in '98, but alas, I had to work. So did my GF, who was in Minneapolis at the time, so she sold hers and got $100..which was spent on me. What a gal.  :-*
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Re: A thread about concerts.
« Reply #16 on: August 21, 2003, 12:37 AM »
Metallica in '91(first concert ever!) and '96 or '97.
KISS in 1998 and 2000.
Nerf Herder this year.
Pantera (R.I.P.) in 2001.
Radiohead in 2001.

I went to Ozzfest in '99 but didn't see a single band. My scrotehead friends got picked up for public intox while I was standing in the piss line. I had to bail their sorry asses out so I could go home with a clean conscience the next day.
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Re: A thread about concerts.
« Reply #17 on: August 21, 2003, 12:37 PM »
Matt #3...Bon Jovi, two days after PJ?  Ugh...

Question and I think you said stuff about it at the PJ thread at GH but was there widespread booing and people leaving the show as was reported in the media

Two of the shows I went to had Bu$hleauger and I heard no boos...that song has some of my favorite lines on Riot Act

"i remember when you sang...that song about today...now it's tomorrow and everything has changed "

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Re: A thread about concerts.
« Reply #18 on: August 21, 2003, 03:52 PM »
I went to the Oz Bless America Tour (AKA Merry Mayhem) when Muddvayne opened up. Rob Zombie was the best act, stage wise. Pyro, People in costumes, Cars, Hot chicks, anime porn on the big screens, scary @$$ showmanship, and rocking music.

Ozzy had a great set up, but he still had a bum foot, so he wasnt getting around much...we had a 12 minute guitar solo, and then he came back. Pretty awsome.

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Re: A thread about concerts.
« Reply #19 on: August 22, 2003, 12:18 PM »
I have been going to concerts since around 13...
I don't have tons under my belt but a good amount. I couldn't list them all because I have forgot some believe it or not... but here's a small list...

Fresh Fests- ol' school Hip Hop days when the hottest groups traveled together and the audience left alive.

Grandmaster Flash, Run DMC, Whodini, LL Cool J, Eric B and Rakim, and so amny more

Verve Pipe
Presidents of the US
Beatnuts
Common
The Roots
De La Soul
Fishbone
Dave Matthews
Beck
Goodie Mob
Ben Folds Five
AeroSmith

and a bunch more...

Going to see KISS/Aerosmith this Mon... my first time seeing KISS and I have loved them since I was 5... I'm 30 now...

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« Reply #20 on: August 22, 2003, 12:53 PM »
Man, some of you guys have seen a lot of really cool shows.  Not much else to say but "neat".

My most memorable show is (and probably always will be) my very first one, seeing Guns N' Roses when I was sixteen.  Memorable for a few reasons--the first one being that it was GN'R and at the time, I was an absolutely huge fan of theirs.  Listened to them non-stop, had their posters all over my walls, etc.  So to have a chance to see my favorite band as my first concert was just amazing.  The light show, the incredibly loud music, the girls walking around dressed in next to nothing the energy, was something I'll never forget.  I've got a really good bootleg of it on CD, and I still go back and listen to it every couple of years--it's fun to relive it like that.

It was also an interesting show because of the opening band, a then-unknown band out of Chicago named Smashing Pumpkins.  I had only heard of them at school, the day of the show, but had never heard any of their music (they had just released their first album, Gish, the year before).  So, I really didn't know what to expect.  

Anyway, the lights dimmed, and they came out into this tiny, roped-off area of this huge stage, and proceeded to totally suck.  They sucked, their music sucked, and the crowd hated them.  The crowd started throwing stuff at them, and in turn, Billy Corgan started mocking the state of Oklahoma--how it was just a bunch of cowboys and indians, and backwards, and all this stuff.  As you can imagine, the booing got even worse, and Billy started to talk about how they worshipped Satan, and all other kinds of things, after which, they were booed off the stage.  That is still pretty much the worst reception I'd ever seen any one band get in all of the shows I've been to.

A year later, the Pumpkins released Siamese Dream, and I reluctantly bought it, after hearing a song or two and reading a bunch of good reviews about it.  For some reason, I felt like a traitor or something about it, but I instantly fell in love with the album, and the band that I helped boo off stage went on to become my favorite band of the latter half of the decade.  That was about the same time that Guns N' Roses fell off the face of the earth.  :)

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Re: A thread about concerts.
« Reply #21 on: August 22, 2003, 01:06 PM »
Matt #3...Bon Jovi, two days after PJ?  Ugh...

Question and I think you said stuff about it at the PJ thread at GH but was there widespread booing and people leaving the show as was reported in the media

Two of the shows I went to had Bu$hleauger and I heard no boos...that song has some of my favorite lines on Riot Act

"i remember when you sang...that song about today...now it's tomorrow and everything has changed "

Hehe, it's going to take a while to get used to the #3 part ;)

Yeah, I'm not a big fan of going to concerts that close together. The Bon Jovi show was pretty good, although I have to admit I'm really only a fan of their 80's stuff.  That show wasn't anywhere near the experience that PJ was though!

There was a bit of booing at times during the show and Ed was heckled (told to "shut up") while expressing his views at one point, but the news reports of the show gave the impression that there was more booing and mass quantities of people that walked out on the show. I saw a handful of people head for the exits, but nowhere near the numbers implied by the reports.
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Re: A thread about concerts.
« Reply #22 on: August 22, 2003, 01:19 PM »
Hey, I saw Bon Jovi too. Not by choice, but because that was the only taping of Saturday Night Live I've ever been able to get into.  Had to be honest with that one.  It was the infamous "Joey Buttafucco" episode.
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Re: A thread about concerts.
« Reply #23 on: August 23, 2003, 12:10 AM »
I haven't been to too many concerts but here are the ones I can remember anyway:

The Smashing Pumpkins
Korn
Deftones
Ozzy Osbourne (twice)
White Zombie
Pantera
Babes in Toyland

For some reason I think there is more but that it all I can remember right now.


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Re: A thread about concerts.
« Reply #24 on: August 25, 2003, 01:23 PM »
Just thought I'd mention this Saturday we are headed to see those 4 zany Aussies...


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Re: A thread about concerts.
« Reply #25 on: August 25, 2003, 10:49 PM »
My sympathies.  My nephew is crazy about the Wiggles, but I just don't get it.
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Re: A thread about concerts.
« Reply #26 on: August 26, 2003, 02:05 PM »
Thank God! my kids are no longer into the Wiggles!

I havn't been to that many concerts but recently I got to see Springsteen @ Giants Stadium.

Being a life long Bruce fan, but never being able to see him in concert, this was definitely a dream come true!!

We have relatives in NJ, so we all went down there this summer, and they treated us (Nadine and I) to the concert.

It was awesome!

Being that close to NYC while he sang Empty Skies was definitely moving, there were people in the croud in tears.

I will never forget it.

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Re: A thread about concerts.
« Reply #27 on: August 26, 2003, 10:59 PM »
Fins to the left....
 
 Before Saturday, there were only 3 bands that I have to see before I die, Jimmy Buffett, the Rolling Stones, and Rage Against The Machine.  I know they're broken up, but I'm holding out for a reunion tour.  Anyway, now that list is down to 2
 
 I was sitting in the library, attempting to study and be a good student, when by buddy comes in and says "I've got a friend who has 4 extra tickets to Jimmy Buffett in Chicago, you want to go?"  I check over what I have to do, 70 pages of criminal law to read, 30 pages of property, about 8 torts cases I need to brief, and I say, "hell yes, screw school, lets go."  We talk two more friends who needed to be studying into going, and get the plans together.  I run home, grab a hawaiian shirt, and we're off
 
 Its a 3 hour drive down, in which we violate a few open container laws, don't worry, the driver was not partaking in those beverages.  We figured we wouldn't be able to tailgate at the concert venue, so we'll do it in the car.  3 hours later, we arrive, have to stand in a hella long line so the security guards can group you.  What's up with that, I've gone to concerts in downtown Detroit with far less security.  Its all yuppies and college kids in the crowd, I think we're safe, but anyway.
 
 We get in just as Buffett starts playing, which was nice, we only missed one song, and it wasn't one I was a big fan of anyway.  We get to the lawn and start singing along.  What followed was one of the best shows I've seen.  The guy is 55 years old and still puts on a 3 hour show.  He chats with the crowd, tells some jokes, and has a great stage set up.  The tours theme was "Tiki Time" so they had two big Tiki God heads on either side of the stage that occasionally did stuff.  Before they played Cheeseburger in Paradise the head requested a sacrifice that had "lettuce, tomato, hieze 57, and french fried potatoes," and they had hands on them that raised about their heads for Fins.  There were also hula girls dancing and one of those guys twirling sticks on fire.
 
 They played all the usual favorites you would expect: Come Monday, Fins, Son of a Son of a Sailor, Brown Eyed Girl, Pirate Looks at 40, Volcano, and a bunch more ending the set with Margaritaville, then still came back out for two encores.  Easily one of the best shows I've seen, and hopefully I can catch him again next year
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Re: A thread about concerts.
« Reply #28 on: August 28, 2003, 04:48 PM »
I have to post this, because I'm extremely excited.

I just booked a trip to California to take my two nephews and sister to their first Weird Al concert ever. It's next weekend, and I found a cheap flight.   :)

Then I'm going to fly back up to Seattle in time to see him here.

This is going to be sweet!
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Re: A thread about concerts.
« Reply #29 on: August 28, 2003, 04:50 PM »
Weird Al was just here on Sunday, didn't go but my wife's cousin did, I'll have to get a report