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Title: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Virex on August 20, 2003, 10:23 AM
I thought I'd. . .  uh. . .  create a thread about concerts.  Maybe list some of the concerts you've been to?  Maybe discuss your favorite, or most memorable show?  Maybe talk about a show that particularly sucked?  And maybe talk about upcoming shows you're looking forward to, or what artists are still on your "must-see" list.

Here's mine.  I think what I'll do is, list the headliner first, and then the opener last, if they were memorable.  (Oh, and all of the shows were in Oklahoma City unless otherwise noted):



Next show:

There may be a few I'm leaving out, but I think I got most of 'em.  I'll post some other thoughts later on.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: DSJ™ on August 20, 2003, 10:31 AM
Up coming concert!

 ;D  Shania Twain!   ;D  12-05-03, Edmonton, Alberta. In the round!   8)

Shania's Tour Schedule (http://members.aol.com/azsteves/tour.htm)   :-*
 

Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Ben on August 20, 2003, 11:38 AM
Um, I'm going to see Poison, Vince Neil, and Skid Row on Aug. 30. I'm feeling like white trash already. It's at a speedway. I really need to get the **** out of this state.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Scott on August 20, 2003, 02:29 PM
I've been to sadly only 8 concerts (five of which by the same band) in my life:

Pearl Jam/Frank Black June 30, 1998 Target Center Minneapolis
Dave Matthews Band  August, 1999 Alpine Valley, Wisconsin
Joan Jett July, 2000 DePere Wisconsin
Pearl Jam/Supergrass October 8, 2000 Alpine Valley, Wisconsin
Guns n' Roses* November 15, 2002 Fargo Dome, North Dakota
Pearl Jam/Idlewild June 15, 2003 Fargo Dome, North Dakota
Pearl Jam/Idlewild June 16, 2003 Excel Center, Saint Paul
Pearl Jam/Buzzcocks June 21, 2003 Alpine Valley, Wisconsin

Best show was the last one I went to, PJ at Alpine Valley, it was one of the nicest days ever, taligating, great show, great seats...good time

Most memorable was the "Ice Bowl" Pearl Jam show of October, 2000...whoever thought it a good idea to schedule an outdoor night show in Wisconsin needs their head checked.  It was 28 degrees when the band went on stage with Hats, Gloves...also a great show

(http://www.sonymusic.com/artists/PearlJam/images4/milw6.jpg)
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: JoshEEE on August 20, 2003, 03:07 PM
Ah, I wish I could remember all the concerts I've been to. There have been hundreds. I will name some of the best ones, and you will be asleep before I'm done.

Just some of the memorable ones.

Sybil Vane: The first show I ever snuck into underaged. One of my friends convinced the guitarist to let us into the place, and because we couldn't drink we sat on their equipment off the stage and stayed very quiet for that night. It was very cool for me. At the RKCNDY in Seattle, which is no no more.

Mad Season at the Moore: (that show became the video and DVD) in 95 or 96. We met Mike McCready at an in store for the aforementioned Sybil Vane, and he put us on the guest list so we got to be in the second row. Very cool. Only time I ever saw Layne Staley live (and alive).

Super Deluxe and the Presidents at Moe in Seattle. What later became a Gay nightclub was a great concert venue. I remember going to this particular show because there was a big rumor the Foo Fighters were going to do a "Secret" set, but they did it the NEXT night. Man, we were mad. Still, Super Deluxe is always cool...and if you haven't heard them, go buy the CD.

+Live+ on their Throwing Copper tour. We followed them around the state, and it was a great road trip.

Sir Mix-a-lot and the Presidents at the Showbox. We saw them play a show together before they became "Subset". I have NEVER felt a concert floor shake as much as that one did.

Subset at about 12 different shows around Seattle. For about a year, when Sir Mixalot and the Presidents teamed up, they were one of my favorite bands. Why they never released an album is beyond me. It was excellent music.

Super Deluxe on New Years Eve in 1996. One of the best concerts I have ever been to. Seeing the band get drunk and try to do covers was great.

Weezer at DV8 in Seattle. One of three times I saw them perform at a smaller venue....but my first really bloody mosh pit injury. Mosh Pit at Weezer?  Yeah, for some reason.

Foo Fighters and RHCP at the Gorge. Seeing Dave Grohl climb up onto the top of a building was kind of funny.

No Doubt and Weezer at the Gorge: In my top 10 concerts ever. I never left the front of the pit, and it was just amazing. Gwen is better looking in person than on TV, and they did the imperial march  when they came in. How could I NOT love that.

EndFest 1999. I go just about every year, but this particular year was just really fun. Blink 182 and Everclear were the highlights for me. Oh, and as a sidenote, I have never seen more breasts at any concert in my life.

(no one probably cares about all this stuff, but I'm going to keep right on going).

Muzzle and Pris at dozens and DOZENS of shows. The first real act I caught in Seattle when I moved here. I've been watching these guys at various venues for about 8 or 9 years now. They've been on the edge, but never quite made it. Still great music though, and I'm probably going to see them again next week.

Super Deluxe, The Tycoons and Harvey Danger on Christmas Eve 1999. I think it was 99. Anyway, it was a REALLY small back alley club and they performed Christmas songs and a few of their hits. It seemed like at least one member from every Seattle band imaginable was there. Afterwards, I went and had a great Christmas.

REM at Bumbershoot. It wasn't the best REM show I've ever seen, but it was a great outdoor venue and a very nice night.

Super Deluxe and the Dandy Warhols at RKCNDY right before it turned into a dance club. The only reason this show was noteable was they had the retarded Real World kids at the show (they were filming in Seattle as you all know)...and they blocked off a whole section of the stage for those dorks to stage dive. What you DIDN'T see on TV is the little ******** getting booed right out of the place.

They Might Be Giants at Bumbershoot. We got to participate in one of their giant Conga lines, which is always amazing. My favorite TMBG concert so far.

The opening of the EMP. Oh man. Eminem, Dr. Dre, Snoop, Beck, Metallica, Matchbox 20, Subset, RHCP, No Doubt, James Brown, etc...etc..etc...
3 days of rock, rock, rock. It was just insane.  Oh, and I also saw big nasty Paul Allen chilling with Gina Gershon, (he even let her introduce a band). What a whore.  :)

Letters to Cleo with Sponge:  The one and only time I ever saw Cleo, one of my favorite bands of all time. Seattle radio wouldn't play them, but they came anyway. Kay Hanley is off doing solo records now, so I don't think they'll be back, but that remains one of my favorite shows of all time because it was the only time I got to see them before they split.

Suzanne Vega at some little Theater. This was one of those "Win your way in" performances. My girlfriend at the time got free tickets, there were about 100 seats (all lounge chairs) and it was just excellent. Remains the most laid back and "romantic" concert I have ever been to.

Tenacious D at the Paramount. Those guys just crack me up. The first time I saw them, they were opening for Weezer and I had no idea they'd be so good live. This time, they were the headliner, and their show was just SO much better. Great guys.

Michael Jackon's big Reunion show with his brothers in September 2001. Whitney, Britney, Destiny's Child, Macauely, Corey Feldman, Tito and Marlon Brando.  All in one building.  Yes, I flew to New York for this with my girlfriend. The scary thing is, I tried to change my flight out to the morning of September 11th (So we could stay and see the show on the 10th) but the penalties for change were too pricey, so we flew home on the 9th.
We did manage to visit the Twin Towers on the 9th though. I took lots of pictures, and they were gone before I ever sent the film in.


Other acts I've seen (some even several times) that weren't bad, but that didn't make huge impressions on me:

Pearl Jam
Counting Crows
Veruca Salt
PJ Harvey
Korn
Rancid
Bad Religion
The B52's
Blues Traveler
Ani Difranco
Moby
Brian Setzer
Santana
Soundgarden
The Cure
Tori Amos
Fuel
Poison (I particularly HATED that show)
John Secada or Enrique Iglesias. To this day I don't remember which one it was, but I know he SUCKED.
Madonna


Finally, Every Weird Al show I've ever seen. Weird Al remains my favorite artist of all time, and I've probably seen him play about 20 times. His show is always great, always funny, and it's just a great time. There's always new stuff he adds, but you can always sing along to the old stuff. I can't wait to see him again this summer when he finally comes to WA.

This is officially the longest post ever for me. I'm sorry.













Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Mikey D on August 20, 2003, 03:25 PM
I've only been to 7:

-Green Day: 9/9/94 free concert on the Hatch Shell in Boston, they only played four songs before the crowd rushed the stage  ::).  It was actually my wife's and I first date.
- Aerosmith: Worcester Centrum 12/94
-Tom Petty and the HB: 2/95, the last concert at the old Boston Garden
-HORDE Fest: summer 96 with Blues Traveler, Lenny Kravitz, Rusted Root and King Crimson at Great Woods
-Lynard Skynard: summer 97, Great Woods
-Aerosmith: summer 97, Great Woods
-Aerosmith: summer 01, Tweeter Center (formerly known as Great Woods)
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Nicklab on August 20, 2003, 03:36 PM
Here's what I can recall:


STADIUMS
-Pink Floyd at Olympic Stadium, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
-Grateful Dead with Sting at Giants Stadium

ARENAS
-Page & Plant (2 times) at MSG and the Continental Airlines Arena
-The Who - Quadrophenia Tour at Madison Square Garden, Joan Osborne opening
-Black Sabbath with Deftones & Pantera at the Continental Airlines Arena

AMPHITHEATERS/OUTDOORS
-Live with PJ Harvey & Veruca Salt at Jones Beach
-Miami Radio Festival with STP, Deftones, Filter, Local H, Veruca Salt, Nickleback-Miami, near the Arena
-Red Hot Chili Peppers with STP & Fishbone at the PNC Bank Arts Center
-Horde Festival with Blues Traveler, Black Crowes, Ziggy Marley, Joan Osborne, and others at Jones Beach


THEATERS
-King Crimson with John Paul Jones opening at the Beacon Theater
-Brian May with Joan Osborne opening at the Beacon Theater
-PJ Harvey (2 times as a headliner) at the Hammerstein Ballroom & a taping of Sessions at West 54th
-Verucas Salt (twice as headliner) at the Academy & The Hammerstein Ballroom
-Oasis (thrice) at the Hammerstein Ballroom, The Paramount at Madison Square Garden  & Roseland Ballroom
-Bon Jovi at Saturday Night Live

CLUBS
-John Entwistle at Tramps (NYC Club)
-Motocaster (three times) Maxwell's, Mercury Lounge & Irving Plaza
-The Fastbacks at Maxwell's
-Noel Redding at the Limelight
-Lee Rocker at the Wetlands
-The Reverend Horton Heatt (2 times) at the Limelight
-Sloan (3 times) at Maxwell's and the Bowery Ballroom
-The Donnas & OkGo at Irving Plaza
-Mr. Bungle at the Birch Hill
-Dread Zeppelin at the Wetlands
-Queen Adreena at Brownies
-The Candy Butchers with Holly McNarland & Tracy Bonham at the Bowery Ballroom
-The Band with Warren Zevon opening at The Stone Pony
-Henry Rollins (spoken word appearance) at an NYC Club (can't remember)
-Jason Falkner at Maxwell's
-Freedy Johnston at Maxwell's
-They Might Be Giants at Irving Plaza
-Les Paul Trio at Fat Tuesdays, NY, NY
-Michael Hedges with Michael Manring at The Bottom Line


..plus, countless independent bands that haven't been signed yet.  And, I just missed being able to see Sigur Ros when I was in LasVegas in the spring!  Damn!
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Matt Carroll on August 20, 2003, 04:22 PM
OK, here are the shows I've been to:

Hootie & the Blowfish/John Hiatt-  Riverbend Music Center; Cincinnati, Ohio 7/23/96
Alanis Morissette - Riverbend Music Center; Cincinnati, Ohio  9/8/96
Sheryl Crow - Pine Knob; Rochester, Michigan  8/23/97
Dave Matthews Band - Firstar Center; Cincinnati, Ohio  11/21/98
Violent Femmes/George Clinton & the P-Funk All-Stars - University of Dayton Arena; Dayton, Ohio  4/9/99
Guided by Voices/Fastball/Citizen King/Joydrop/Men at Work/The Verve Pipe/Fuel/Jimmie's Chicken Shack - University of Dayton; Dayton, Ohio 9/12/99
Shania Twain - Firstar Center; Cincinnati, Ohio  10/23/99
Pearl Jam - Riverbend Music Center; Cincinnati, Ohio  8/20/00
Barenaked Ladies/Chantal Kreviazuk- Boulder Theater; Boulder, Colorado 3/9/01
Dave Matthews Band - Folsom Field; Boulder, Colorado 7/11/01
The Cranberries/Ryan Adams/Grant Lee Phillips - Fox Theatre; Boulder, Colorado  8/16/01
U2/No Doubt - Pepsi Center; Denver, Colorado  11/7/01
Grand Funk Railroad - Taste of Colorado Festival ; Denver, Colorado  9/2/02
Pearl Jam/Sleater Kinney - Pepsi Center; Denver, Colorado  4/1/03
Bon Jovi (sorry Scott ;) )/Goo Goo Dolls - Pepsi Center; Denver , Colorado 4/3/03
Michelle Branch - Fox Theatre; Boulder, Colorado  5/18/03
Coldplay/Eisley/Ron Sexsmith - Red Rocks Amphitheatre; Morrison, Colorado  6/6/03
Dion/Herman's Hermits/Little Anthony and the Imperials/Mike Smith/The Turtles/The Grassroots - Fiddler's Green; Englewood, Colorado  6/22/03
Hell's Belles (Female AC/DC Tribute band) - Fox Theatre; Boulder, Colorado  6/27/03
Dixie Chicks/Michelle Branch - Pepsi Center; Denver , Colorado 7/8/03
Sheryl Crow/Joe Firstman - Red Rocks Amphitheatre; Morrison, Colorado  8/9/03

Upcoming:
Bruce Springsteen & the E-Street Band - Invesco Field at Mile High; Denver, Colorado 9/25/03

I love catching Pearl Jam and Dave Matthews Band live - both put on excellent live shows!!

I'd love it if Shania would come into the area on this tour - no dates in the western US were included in the recent announcement.  :'(
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: JoshEEE on August 20, 2003, 04:58 PM
How are you guys remembering all the dates?
Do you actually go to the websites and look those up?

I am impressed.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Scott on August 20, 2003, 04:58 PM
I have most of the tickets up on my wall here at work ;)
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Morgbug on August 20, 2003, 05:06 PM
Ticket keepers, I'm guessing.  I've kept quite a few tickets, but not all.  I'll check later at home.  Mine go back pretty far though.  I think my first concert was Nazareth way back in 1976.  Alice Cooper came through town at that time as well.  I really started going to more concerts starting in 1979.  

Notable concerts were Styx and the Guess Who reunion tour (V1.2).  Probably the two best live singers I have ever seen/heard were Dennis De Young of Styx and Burton Cummings from the Guess Who.  I've heard plenty of awful singers over the years.  

The most interesting historical concert I ever went to was Metallica, around 1981 in a tiny little hall called the Playhouse Theater.  Maybe 1200 people total, every single one wearing black except for me.  I was wearing a jean jacket.  Oops.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: carebear on August 20, 2003, 06:44 PM
I have no clue the dates or timeframes but these are the ones I remember in no special order:

INXS
Don Henley
Hootie and the Blowfish
Metallica
R. Kelly (yah yah yah)
Boyz II Men
TLC
Billy Joel/Elton John
George Winston
Celine Dion
Too many old hip hop artists that I can't remember - especially when they all combine shows together
Alanis Morisette
9 Inch Nails - 3 times
Motley Crue
KMFDM
Smashing Pumpkins
Garth Brooks
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Sith Lord Cosmo on August 20, 2003, 10:07 PM
I went to quite a few concerts in college, here's what I can remember
 
 Taproot
 Audioslave
 Slipknot x2
 Staind x3
 System of a Down
 Sevendust
 Korn x2
 Limp Bizkit
 Papa Roach
 Powerman 5000
 Static X
 Godsmack
 Primer 55 x2
 Kid Rock x2
 Vanilla Ice
 Spineshank
 Amen
 hed (pe)
 Nonpoint
 Kittie
 Method Man & Red Man
 Orgy
 Sugar Ray
 Incubus (before they sucked)
 Filter
 Reverend Horton Heat
 Mr. Bungle :-X
 Crystal Method (yawn)
 Stabbing Westward
 The Verve Pipe
 Steve Miller Band
 Doobie Brothers
 Hootie & The Blowfish
 They Might Be Giants
 
 There's a lot more bands I've seen, most of them were either local bands or small time opening acts that aren't known
 
 Oh yeah, I saw Radiohead in concert before they were cool ;)
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Carrie M on August 20, 2003, 10:45 PM
I've been to way too many shows to list. Some of the best: Tom Waits, Dead Can Dance, Fear Factory, Orb, Neurosis, Mr. Bungle, Gwar, Soulfly, Marilyn Manson, Sepultura, Afghan Whigs, Tom Jones, Faith No More, Reverend Horton Heat, Jane's Addiction, Public Enemy.

Most recent show, Fiend Fest with The Damned/ The Dickies/ DI/ Balzac/ Agnostic Front, and I won't even go into the Suckfits, because we didn't stay for them. Project 1950? How about Project Kiss My A**, I aint wasting my time. The Damned and Balzac were excellent, as were the Dickies, though. Fun show.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Nicklab on August 20, 2003, 10:52 PM
Tom Waits, Mr Bungle, Faith No More and the Reverend Horton Heat?  Your stock just rose with me, Carrie!
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Jango Fettish 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.  :-*
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Ben 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.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Scott 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 "
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Famine 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.

Kevin
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Jimmy 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...

I can not wait
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Virex 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.  :)
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Matt Carroll 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.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Nicklab 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.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: chuckles 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.

Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Scott on August 25, 2003, 01:23 PM
Just thought I'd mention this Saturday we are headed to see those 4 zany Aussies...

(http://www.atlantaparent.com/wiggles.jpg)
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Nicklab on August 25, 2003, 10:49 PM
My sympathies.  My nephew is crazy about the Wiggles, but I just don't get it.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: sp00ky 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.

Scott
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Sith Lord Cosmo 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
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: JoshEEE 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!
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Scott 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
Title: Any MASS people going to Locobazooka?
Post by: Jim on August 29, 2003, 10:28 AM
Here is the lineup:

Staind
Sevendust
Powerman 5000
Ra
Hed PE
Cave In
Hotwire
Ill Nino
Lacuna Coil
Lo-Pro
Smile Empty Soul
Shinedown
Revis
Motograter

The show is Sept. 28th at Fitchburg Municipal Airport.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: JediMAC on September 3, 2003, 05:58 PM
Just thought I'd mention this Saturday we are headed to see those 4 zany Aussies... (The Wiggles)

Dork.

That said, Patty and I have been to five concerts in the last month, but most likely nothing you hard rockin' youngsters would be in to.  We've just seen:

Jackson Browne (Patty's all-time favorite singer)

Mark Cohn ("Walking in Memphis")

Norah Jones (free tickets from some friends, not big fans though)

Kenny Loggins - what can I say, Footloose and Danger Zone from Top Gun...  Gotta love that!   ;D

John Williams at the Hollywood Bowl - 11 Star Wars songs, with a zillion flashing lightsabers throughout the audience - AWESOME!   8)

I've been to a lot of other concerts in the past, including Madonna, Janet, Tom Petty, Brian Setzer, BBD, Billy Joel, Elton John, Rolling Stones, The Time, Beach Boys, Eagles, Weird Al, Boston, Go-Go's, and of course - Bon Jovi (my sister won tickets off the radio!  :-*).  Too many others to list and/or remember...  Mostly classic (70's) rock and 80's acts, but really all over the board with the exception of the current modern rock era.  Though you'll all be happy to hear that Patty went to some "harder" concerts before we met, like Pearl Jam, Metallica, GnR, etc...   ;)

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.   :)

He's at the Greek, right Josh?  Cool deal!  Are you staying down here for a night?  If so, where?  I'm like 15 minutes from the Greek Theater, so give me a shout as to your plans while you're in town, and maybe we can work something out (better than Comic Con  :P).

Any word on that other little "plan"...?
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: JoshEEE on September 6, 2003, 01:26 PM
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He's at the Greek, right Josh?  Cool deal!  Are you staying down here for a night?  If so, where?  I'm like 15 minutes from the Greek Theater, so give me a shout as to your plans while you're in town, and maybe we can work something out (better than Comic Con  ).

Any word on that other little "plan"...?

I fly out  tonight at about 9pm from Seattle, the concert is tomorrow at Great America in San Jose (not the one at the Greek last night which I can't believe you didn't go to!).

 A friend of mine is also driving the 900 miles down to the bay area to join my sisters, nephews and I at the concert....and then I'm doing the road trip back up with him for fun.

I still say you should drive up.....it's only 400 miles. After this, he's off to Australia, and he may never come back again.  :)


Then on Tuesday, I see him at the Fair in WA with all of my friends up here....and yes, I think there is going to be a little extra Star Wars flavor to this particular show. I'll post the details on Weds if it turns out like I'm hoping, and give credit where it's due...... ;)
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: JoshEEE on September 11, 2003, 02:01 PM
And yes, two days later...I have some pics to share.

Several members of the local 501st chapter (including myself) got to participate in the Weird Al Concert  near Seattle on Tuesday night. We came out on stage during the 1st part of the encore for the Star Wars songs during "The Saga Begins".

We worked out a little routine where we were very "trooper-like" during the slow parts of the song, and then we all danced during the chorus, only to go back to being statues again. Everyone had their own little dance to do. I think mine was the cabbage patch, and Vader was doing the "Staying alive" thing.

It was a lot of fun, and the band was great. The crowd loved it, and I'm sure 10,000 is the largest crowd we've ever been in front of. I have to give very special thanks to a certain member of this board for helping to get me in touch with the right people to set this gig up.

I'm quite sure this will go down in history as the best concert I've ever been to.


(http://www.garrisontitan.com/gallery/weird_al/images/209.20.153.12-DSCN5075.jpg)


(http://www.garrisontitan.com/gallery/weird_al/images/209.20.153.12-DSCN5079.jpg)

(http://www.garrisontitan.com/gallery/weird_al/images/209.20.153.12-DSCN5102.jpg)
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Scott on September 11, 2003, 02:12 PM
Cool stuff Josh!  Sounds like a blast
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: JediMAC on September 11, 2003, 02:14 PM
Josh, that is absolutely AWESOME man!  I'm so glad everything worked out for you and the boys, especially with such short notice.  Looks like Weird Al was definitely diggin' your added Star Wars vibe!  That's just classic...   8)
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: JoshEEE on September 11, 2003, 02:32 PM
Yeah. And as always, he was REALLY nice. He took the time to talk to each of us, sign stuff and take pictures with everyone. Then we took pictures with anyone who was around and wanted them. Crew members, Fair staff, and kids. PLUS all these radio contest winners that were backstage. We took pictures with each of them too, so I'm sure there are a lot of weird pictures floating around out there. It was just a really good vibe. I have nothing but nice things to say about the whole experience.

I will say this though. I'm REALLY glad I went to the concert in CA on Sunday and got to see the whole set with my nephews, because we were changing during the last 3 or 4 songs and I was wishing I could be out there watching the show. We got to see most of it, but the last few songs and the medley are always my favorite, and I was listening to them backstage going "D'oh! I wish I was out there!"



Title: Headbanger's Ball Tour...
Post by: Thomas Grey on November 11, 2003, 11:51 AM
... comes to Denver tonight and I can't wait to see Lamb of God!

Anyone had the tour hit their area and go? It's pretty early, but would love to hear what others thought of the show if they have seen it.
Title: Aerosmith and KISS
Post by: Famine on November 21, 2003, 10:34 AM
Well, there is an Aerosmith and KISS concert coming up in December at the PEPSI Arena in Albany, NY, and Im considering going. Has anyone seen either of these bands in concert? Was the show worth going?


Thanks.


Kevin
Title: Re: Aerosmith and KISS
Post by: Reconsgt on November 21, 2003, 10:36 AM
Saw KISS when I was in HS- I though they put on one hell of a show- I tried going when they were in my area but couldn't get tickets-   I would see them again anytime I could-
 
Title: Re: Aerosmith and KISS
Post by: Matt on November 21, 2003, 10:59 AM
I threw a mustard packet at Steven Tyler at an Aerosmith concert in 1993, which glanced off his right facial cheek, if I remember correctly.

Yeah, I'm a dick, but I don't feel too bad about it--the man's been artistically bankrupt for twenty-five years.
Title: Re: Aerosmith and KISS
Post by: SPIDERLEGS on November 21, 2003, 11:38 AM
I live really close to the ampitheatre they played at here in Dallas. I sat out in front of my place with a lawn chair and listened. I'm not into Aerosmith, but KISS rocked!
Title: Re: Aerosmith and KISS
Post by: Ben on November 21, 2003, 11:47 AM
Too bad the tickets are $55, $85, and $125 for the Moline, Ill. show. I was thinking about  going, but, sheesh.

Seen KISS twice, had a blast both times.
Title: Re: Aerosmith and KISS
Post by: Fettish Sez Thanks on November 21, 2003, 12:41 PM
Is this the 2nd leg of the tour? I remember there was a first time around, including Saliva, which I would have loved to have seen.
Title: Re: Aerosmith and KISS
Post by: DSJ™ on November 21, 2003, 03:09 PM
KISS July 27, 1977 & July 29, 1977.  8)  Now those were the days!  :-*
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Matt on December 3, 2003, 12:20 PM
Well, we're bumping old threads--I'll bump this one too, what the hell.

Last show I went to was Radiohead in Houston on October 1st.  Good, good stuff.  As I've probably said elsewhere, what I was most impressed with was the way that they re-created their trademark "sound", with all of the different layers and effects, for the live show.  They sounded very faithful to their studio versions.  Hope to see them again sometime.

My next show very well could be seeing The Flaming Lips and The White Stripes together in Chicago at the Aragon Ballroom on New Year's Eve.  Trying to get the details hammered out right now, but what a cool, kick-ass time that would be if I get to go to that.  Two great bands, in a great town, on New Year's.  

You guys been to anything recently, or have anything coming up?
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: DSJ™ on December 3, 2003, 12:58 PM
This Friday night, drum roll...  ;D

  :-*  Shania Twain!   :-*
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: OrionSlaveLotion on December 3, 2003, 01:34 PM
Here are some shows I remember:

-The Jesus Lizard
-The New Bomb Turks
-The Compulsive Gamblers
-Motorhead
-U(mu)ziq
-Skinny Puppy
-KMFDM
-The Forbidden Dimension
-The Cure
-X-Dream
-Dead Voices on Air
-Today is the Day
-Neurosis
-Voivod
-Napalm Death
-The Damned
-Nashville *****
-The Donnas
-The Deadly Snakes

…That’s all I can think of at this moment.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Mainland05 on December 3, 2003, 01:55 PM
This Friday night, drum roll...  ;D

  :-*  Shania Twain!   :-*

I am going to see Shania Twain next saturday on 12/13 in Sacramento, CA at the ARCO Arena... The show is gonna kick some ASSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ;D ;D ;D :) :) :D :D
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Matt on December 3, 2003, 02:01 PM
I am going to see Shania Twain next saturday on 12/13 in Sacramento, CA at the ARCO Arena... The show is gonna kick some ASSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ;D ;D ;D :) :) :D :D

[size=10]MAINLAND05!!!!!!![/size]

I love you!  I want you to be the Gilligan to my Skipper.  Whaddaya say, Little Buddy?

I didn't go to the show, but Shania was here in Hicktown a couple weeks ago, and from what I heard, she came out wearing the jersey of future Heisman winner Jason White.

Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Mainland05 on December 3, 2003, 02:34 PM
oh really nice to know, thanks virex. ;)
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Matt on December 3, 2003, 02:43 PM
oh really nice to know, thanks virex. ;)

So, can I take that as a 'yes', Mainland05?

(http://www.bobdenver.com/Gilligan_s_Guest_Stars/The_Pilot_Page/BobAlanPilot30.jpg)

Make my dream a reality.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: jokabofe on December 3, 2003, 07:21 PM
hmmm, haven't been to any concerts in a while, but the last few were:

pearl jam - april 30 - nassau coliseum; uniondale, ny
pearl jam - july 6 - tweeter center; camden, nj
pearl jam - july 8 - msg; ny, ny
pearl jam - july 9 - msg; ny, ny
pearl jam - july 14 - pnc arts center; holmdel, nj

that's about it really....  :P
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Mainland05 on December 4, 2003, 11:01 AM
ha, ha, ha :D
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Matt on December 4, 2003, 04:47 PM
ha, ha, ha :D

Fantastic contribution, Gilligan.

(Would you look at that?  I've gone and derailed my own thread.    :-[  )
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Ben on December 5, 2003, 10:54 AM
I'm going to see A Perfect Circle tomorrow. Yay!!

Hopefully the weather cooperates. We got about two inches of the white **** here last night.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: DSJ™ on December 5, 2003, 08:37 PM
Shania Twain time!  :-*    (http://www.cheesebuerger.de/smilies/verbluefft/29.gif)
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Morgbug on December 5, 2003, 09:59 PM
Now sit right back and you'll hear a tale
A tale of a tiny ship....


Anyhoo, only thing on the horizon is Nickelback in February.  Hey, it's free. :-*
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Xander on December 5, 2003, 10:39 PM
Holy cow, I've been to a ton of shows over the years.  I'll start a list of some that come to mind, and try to remember some later (from my wonderful youth.)  First off is the first (and then in no order):

Aerosmith
Beach Boys
Allman Brothers
Neil Young
AC/DC
Sonic Youth
Radiohead
Mudhoney
Nirvana
Tad
Soundgarden / Voivod
Overkill
Metallica
Bad Brains / Corrosion of Conformity
Butthole Surfers
UK Subs
Danzig
Burning Spear
New Order
Ministry
Skinny Puppy
Jesus Lizard
Beastie Boys
John Spencer Blues Explosion
Jimmy Page
Cocteau Twins
Mazzy Star
The Church
first Lollapalooza (Siouxsie, Jane's Addiction, blah blah..)
Pavement
Polvo
Sebadoh
Unwound
Unrest
Yo La Tengo
Ween
My Bloody Valentine
Dinosaur Jr.
Peter Brotzmann
Caspar Brotzmann
Derek Bailey
Fred Frith
Naked City
John Zorn
AMM
The Boredoms
Melt Banana
Godspeed You Black Emperor
Bardo Pond
The F-ing Champs
Fugazi
Nick Cave
U2
Napalm Death
The Pharcyde
the Ruins



Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Ben on December 7, 2003, 01:22 AM
Just got back from the A Perfect Circle show. Maynard spent the entire show on a platform set back further from the rest of the band. His face was difficult if not impossible to see due to his hair and position. The only way you could tell it was him was the voice or the tattoo on his back.

The show was about an hour and fifteen minutes, not counting the opening act, Den of Fools or something. They sucked. APC rocked.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: jokabofe on December 7, 2003, 01:27 AM
Just got back from the A Perfect Circle show. Maynard spent the entire show on a platform set back further from the rest of the band. His face was difficult if not impossible to see due to his hair and position. The only way you could tell it was him was the voice or the tattoo on his back.

The show was about an hour and fifteen minutes, not counting the opening act, Den of Fools or something. They sucked. APC rocked.

last time i saw them in nyc a year or so ago he did the same thing... kinda weird, but then again, this is maynard we're talking about... did they play diary of a madman??
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Ben on December 7, 2003, 02:18 AM
No. Maynard picked on moshers a lot, though. That's what we got here.

The crowd really didn't go ape**** until they played 'Judith'. I myself was hoping for a cover of 'Aenema' but it didn't happen.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Ben on December 7, 2003, 02:20 AM
I was talking to the people I went with at a pizza joint, and they said that ever since Tool released 'Lateralus' that Maynard has had that spot on stage. I guess that means he does the same thing during Tool shows.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Mainland05 on December 8, 2003, 01:45 PM
Shania Twain time!  :-*    (http://www.cheesebuerger.de/smilies/verbluefft/29.gif)

This saturday for me. :o  So excited!!!!1

How was the show?
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: DSJ™ on December 9, 2003, 11:10 AM
The show was fantastic. Its the first time I have seen her in concert so I really enjoyed it. The stage set up was perfect, in the round so everyone could see.

The reviews in our newspaper were all positive & best of all, she is coming back on June 12, 2004!  8) This time I'm taking the camera!  ;)

Heres a list of the tour dates:

Shania Tour 03/04 (http://members.aol.com/muzikguy94/shania_tour.html)

I'm sure you will enjoy the concert!  ;)
 
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Mainland05 on December 9, 2003, 11:23 AM
I am going to see her on Saturday the Playlist sounds really good, i am really looking forward to seeing her, she is so great!
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Scott on December 9, 2003, 01:41 PM
She plays the same setlist every night????  Wow, she is suddenly less Hot :-\
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Matt on December 9, 2003, 01:46 PM
She plays the same setlist every night????  Wow, she is suddenly less Hot :-\

You mean. . .  She's successful because of her looks, and not because of her artistic and musical creativity?   :o  ???

And if that's the case, well, at least we have musical genius Britney Spears to rely on.

Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Scott on December 9, 2003, 01:49 PM
For me at least...I'd say she's still pretty big with the country crowd regardless if she is HOT or not
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Mainland05 on December 9, 2003, 01:49 PM
I think she does good in her music, it is excellent , i like it, Britney is alright but which one is hotter, i would have to say Mrs. Twain is! ;)
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Mainland05 on December 9, 2003, 01:52 PM
well i think she is still hot, even for the pop crowd though, cause her music does not sound like it is just country it has all kinds of genre in it.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Matt on December 9, 2003, 01:55 PM
Okay.  If it's all about the music, then that's great.

Tell you what:  Picture the ugliest woman you can think of, and then imagine her singing any given Shania Twain song--and sounding exactly the same as Shania.  (Personally, I'm picturing Sandra Bernhard here, because she's the ugliest woman I've seen recently).

Now, do you really think that she would be anywhere near as successful as Shania Twain?

Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Mainland05 on December 9, 2003, 02:05 PM
Now that you put it that way?  Nope! ;)
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Matt on December 9, 2003, 02:08 PM
Exactly.

Gilligan, you just may get us off this island after all.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Mainland05 on December 9, 2003, 02:19 PM
glad to hear it!
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Scott on December 9, 2003, 02:21 PM
(http://www.peteranthonyholder.com/images/denver.jpg)
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Mainland05 on December 9, 2003, 02:24 PM
how nice! :D
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Matt on December 9, 2003, 02:38 PM
Post count.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Nicklab on December 9, 2003, 08:39 PM
Okay.  If it's all about the music, then that's great.

Tell you what:  Picture the ugliest woman you can think of, and then imagine her singing any given Shania Twain song--and sounding exactly the same as Shania.  (Personally, I'm picturing Sandra Bernhard here, because she's the ugliest woman I've seen recently).

Now, do you really think that she would be anywhere near as successful as Shania Twain?



Come on, you had the perfect example at your fingetips and didn't use it?  What about Aretha Franklin?  She's awesome, but she's big as a house!
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Matt on December 9, 2003, 09:51 PM
Come on, you had the perfect example at your fingetips and didn't use it?  What about Aretha Franklin?  She's awesome, but she's big as a house!

I said ugliest "woman"--not necessarily ugliest "singer".  I had just seen Sandra Bernhard on the TV a few moments before, so she was the freshest in my mind.

And even if it were singer, I still wouldn't say Aretha.  Maybe nowadays, she's a little large, but back in the day, she wasn't too bad.

Singer?  That honor goes to Mama Cass.  
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Mainland05 on December 10, 2003, 11:12 AM
hell yea, Mama Cass is one ugly singer.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Mikey D on December 10, 2003, 02:53 PM
hell yea, Mama Cass is one ugly singer.

Yeah, but she was great on Scooby Doo.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Scott on December 11, 2003, 09:59 AM
Ahem...

(http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20031211/capt.vgej11612110620.billboard_music_awards_vgej116.jpg)
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Mainland05 on December 11, 2003, 11:05 AM
she's pretty ugly too!
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Ben on December 11, 2003, 08:41 PM
Ugh. Talk about falling out of the ugly tree and hitting every branch on the way down.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Mainland05 on December 15, 2003, 10:50 AM
Saw, Shania Twain in concert saturday, it was excellent, she puts the greatest show on with some much energy.  It was off the hook!!!!!!!!!! :)
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Scott on December 15, 2003, 12:06 PM
Sounds great!
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Mainland05 on December 15, 2003, 01:56 PM
it sure was ;)
Title: Velvet Revolver at Ozzfest!
Post by: Jim on February 13, 2004, 07:39 AM
Just got word that Velvet Revolver will be part of Ozzfest this year.  I dont know if anyone else, maybe besides Scott, that is totally psyched about this one.  Especially since I already have front row seats that I won last year. Not sure who else is headlining yet.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Matt on February 16, 2004, 12:51 AM
Alright, it's been dead around here for shows (and it still is), but I've got a couple of things coming up:

3/18:  Sonic Youth, Gypsy Tea Room, Dallas, Texas

6/11-13:  Bonnarroo Festival, Manchester, Tennessee
  (Personal highlights:  Wilco, Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson, Beth Orton.)
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Mainland05 on February 16, 2004, 02:08 AM
Actually i got tickets to see Ms. Britney Spears on March 9th in Oakland at the Oakland Arena, I actually have floor seats!!! Section A, ROW 5, i paird 120 for mine though, but i do love Britney i must admit! :-X

I wanna see Sarah McLachlan too, Aerosmith and Beyonce and Alicia Keys.  But yea, i am a lil excited about that, did i forget to mention i am seeing Hilary Duff at Arco Arena to on the 28th !!!!
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Playgirl on February 16, 2004, 02:17 AM
i havent been alive for very long, but ive seen some cool bands.  i dont reamember all the ones ive seen, but i remember placebo and interpol because ive seen them so many times.  going to see Franz Ferdinand next month yayyayayayayayay
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: CorranHorn on February 16, 2004, 02:34 AM
Placebo is good? I saw them once about 5 years ago opening up for Stabbing Westward and the only thing I can recall about them is that the power to their amps went out and they stopped playing and that was the only reaction they got from the crowd, an applause right off the stage.

As for some great concerts I've seen here's my top 5 all time, though not in any particular order:

3/16/02: Dream Theater (this was the 3rd show in 02 where they covered Master of Puppets in its entirety as part of a 3.5 hr show)
2/9/97: Metallica (had front row seats, was a blast, too bad they suck now)
7/19/98: Ozzfest 98 (can't beat Ozzy, Megadeth, Tool, Sevendust, and Motorhead)
7/31/99: Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers (just an awesome musical event)
6/26/99: Local H (part of a local venue all day event in Chicago called MOBFest)
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Playgirl on February 16, 2004, 02:37 AM
i stopped being able to listen to placebo recently. maybe i just listened to them way too much. anyway i started hating them and all my friends like them and they piss me off.

This is a James Bond Song! AAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRGGGGHHHHHH!
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Matt on February 21, 2004, 01:52 AM
So. . .  How far would you go to see your favorite band?

WILCO:

APR-21 COLUMBIA, MO - The Blue Note
APR-23 NEW ORLEANS, LA - Orpheum
APR-24 AUSTIN, TX - Stubb's BBQ
APR-27 SANTA FE, NM - The Lensic Theatre
APR-28 FLAGSTAFF, AZ -  The Orpheum Theatre
APR-29 TUCSON, AZ - Rialto Theatre
MAY-01 INDIO, CA - Coachella
JUN-11 MANCHESTER, TN - Bonnaroo

Thanks, guys, for yet another year of not playing Oklahoma--continuing your six-year-plus streak.

True, we may be the armpit of America, but throw us a f--king bone, will ya?

Now to decide which direction to travel 500 miles in to see these guys. . .
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: DSJ™ on February 21, 2004, 02:01 AM
AEROSMITH with guests Cheap Trick, May 18, Edmonton.  8)  Tickets on sale 2/21/04.  :o  Gotta get some sleep!  ;)
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Matt on February 21, 2004, 02:08 AM
I've seen Aerosmith in person once, and during which, I threw a ketchup packet that glanced off Steven Tyler's cheek.

Now, normally, I'd be ashamed of throwing something at an artist--but that's something that Steven Tyler hasn't been since 1976. . .

But, yeah.  Prince tickets go on sale here in about nine hours--I'm doing some big-time flip-flopping on whether or not to pick any up.  Used to be a huge fan, only saw him once, about six years ago, but since then, have lost almost all interest in the man. . .
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: DSJ™ on February 21, 2004, 02:25 AM
Prince, formerly known as an unpronouncable symbol.   ;D
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Matt on February 21, 2004, 02:34 AM
Prince, formerly known as an unpronouncable symbol.   ;D

Yeah, well, the man may be cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs, but he's made some excellent music over the past twenty-five years. . .
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Matt on February 21, 2004, 02:24 PM
Twelve hours and one-hundred and seventy-five bucks later, I'm the proud owner of two front-row-on-the-floor tickets to see a concert by a man who hasn't put out a decent record in well over a decade!

Woo-hoo!
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: DSJ™ on February 21, 2004, 02:41 PM
I got 1 ticket for Aerosmith & I'm sitting side stage. Not great but it will do!  ;)
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Matt on May 16, 2004, 01:51 PM
So, my official next concert is Velvet Revolver in Dallas on June 19th.

Bonnaroo, a week or two earlier, is becoming less and less likely, but you never know.

But that's kind of okay, because coming up in August in Dallas is the two-day Lollapalooza show, featuring the great Sonic Youth on Day One, followed by the almighty Flaming Lips on Day Two (along with a host of other terrific bands, of course).

And the Prince show last month was fantastic.  Best non-general admission seats I've ever had.  And, [swoon]he looked at me, and we made eye contact. . .[/swoon]
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Famine on May 16, 2004, 01:55 PM
 :-\ I really want to catch Linkin Park, live, but of corse, the closest to me that they are playing is NYC.

Kevin
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: SPIDERLEGS on May 17, 2004, 07:22 PM
Coming this August/Sept: The Cure, Morrissey, the Pixies, and Siouxsie and the Banshees. What a great time to be alive!
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Matt on May 17, 2004, 11:38 PM
Coming this August/Sept: The Cure, Morrissey, the Pixies, and Siouxsie and the Banshees. What a great time to be alive!

The Pixies are going to be in Austin on 9/18 for the ACL Music Festival, and their only other Texas dates are in October:  in Houston on 10/17, and in Grand Prairie on 10/19.

Pollstar (http://pollstar.com/tour/searchall.pl?By=Artist&Content=PIXIES&PSKey=Y&Sort=Date&Date_From=Today&Date_To=05-17-2006&Market=N&Page=1)

(Might have to hit that Grand Prairie show myself. . .)

And that Curiosa tour hits Dallas on 8/14--just about ten days before the Lollapalooza tour.  

Cure/Curiosa info (http://www.billboard.com/bb/daily/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1000507301)

Interesting.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: stormie on May 18, 2004, 11:58 AM
Don't get out to concerts much anymore, but reading this thread has brought back some fine (and not so fine) memories of past concerts. As for the good shows, the best were Tool, Liz Phair (first tour, not this piss she's singing now), early No Doubt, Radiohead/Belly (first tour), Weezer (first tour), Green Day and Shudder to Think. All, except Tool and No Doubt, were at small venues--which really are the best.

As for the worst; saw Incubus, Linkin Park and Blink-182 about 3-4 years ago and regret every minute. Maybe the CDs sounded okay at one time, but LP and Blink have absolutely no clue as to how to perform live (unless you include singing off-key and constantly smacking the upraised hands of the audience). As for Incubus, just no energy at all, and they were basically upstaged by their opening act...Hoobastank. Yes, Hoobastank.

I'm also beginning to recall all the small-club concerts I used to attend while in college. Most had bands that were never very popular and are all but forgotten now. Most of the time, the big lure was the full-bar at the club...yum! ;)
I recall seeing (I think): Little Caesar, Company of Wolves, The Four Horsemen, Junkyard, Firehouse (not Firehose) and Saigon Kick, among others that are still too foggy. I think I still have my ratty Junkyard shirt. Good times.  :D
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Thomas Grey on May 19, 2004, 02:58 PM
Top 10 concerts I have been too. Keep in mind that I am a closed-minded metal fan and have reduced my options to metal shows. No offense to other music, I just found my niche and stayed there. All venues are Denver Colorado...
10. Ozzy Osbourne (No More Tears song on the album), McNichols Arena with Sepultura (Max was fronting/Chaos AD) & Alice in Chains (AOC with dog on cover). Amazing! Ozzy was pretty good, but Sepultura ripped and Alice in Chains was amazing. Layne had a broken leg, so he hobbled out and kicked it on an old couch and belted everything out perfectly.
9. Judas Priest (Painkiller tour) McNichols Arena with Testament (Souls of Black) & Megadeth (Rust in Peace)
8. Sepultura - Roots (with Max) - Ogden Theatre & Sepultura - Beneath the Remains tour - Azatlan Theatre
7. Forced Entry, Atrophy & Coroner - Azatlan
6. Obituary - any
5. Vio-Lence & Defiance - Colorado indoor Sports Complex (like a high school gym).
4. Death, Pestilence & Carcass
3. Clash of the Titans - Red Rocks - year? - this was the order the bands appeared - Alice in Chains (Facelift tour), Anthrax (Persistence of Time), Megadeth (late Rust in Peace) & Slayer closed (Seasons in the Abyss)
2. Lamb of God - Headbanger's Ball Tour - Ogden Theatre - 2003.
1. Metallica - Ride the Lightning tour (1984-85) with Armored Saint (March of the Saint - the old band that John Bush of Anthrax used to front) at the Rainbow Music Hall (seating capacity was 500 max). General admission and sat (stood and headbanged is more like it) 9th row center.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Jesse James on May 19, 2004, 06:26 PM
I'm off to Rush on Memorial Day I think it is...  My friend's a huge Rush nut, and insists we all go, so I'm always up for seeing ONE concert a season.

Honestly, Concerts aren't my thing though...  I'd sooner listen to a CD than stand around an entire evening trying to see some pin-head sized people on a stage hundreds of yards away, listening to people scream, yell, and watching the most challenged individuals I'll ever see annoy me while they "have a good time".

I'll have fun at the concert, I'll drink and have fun being with my friends, but I find they're just not things I would push to partake in.  I'd be just as content to listen to rush on my buddy's sound system at his place while we all get together to BBQ.  

I may be in the minority there, but that's me.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: SPIDERLEGS on May 19, 2004, 08:03 PM
The Pixies are going to be in Austin on 9/18 for the ACL Music Festival, and their only other Texas dates are in October:  in Houston on 10/17, and in Grand Prairie on 10/19.

Pollstar (http://pollstar.com/tour/searchall.pl?By=Artist&Content=PIXIES&PSKey=Y&Sort=Date&Date_From=Today&Date_To=05-17-2006&Market=N&Page=1)

(Might have to hit that Grand Prairie show myself. . .)

And that Curiosa tour hits Dallas on 8/14--just about ten days before the Lollapalooza tour.  

Cure/Curiosa info (http://www.billboard.com/bb/daily/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1000507301)

We have great seats for the Pixies show (I thought it was in Sept-my bad). None of those others have gone on sale yet. Lollapalooza was scheduled the 13 & 14 here. Did that site confuse Lollapalooza and Curiosa, or do they have a clusterEFF on their hands?

Just last week they had Lollapalooza on the 13-14. Hmmmm...
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Matt on June 22, 2004, 10:35 AM
Well, after the incredible high I got this weekend after the fantastic Velvet Revolver show, what a downer:

Lollapalooza 2004 cancelled. (http://www.lollapalooza.com)

 :-[
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Matt on July 24, 2004, 05:30 AM
Well, it looks like my concert-going may be picking up quite a bit in September:

The ACL festival features some really great bands:  Wilco, The Pixies, Cat Power, My Morning Jacket, Modest Mouse, Ben Kweller, Kelly Willis, Shelby Lynne, Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals, Elvis Costello, Chris Robinson, and many, many more.

http://www.aclfestival.com/

Am hoping now to head down to Dallas, and see Wilco play on Friday, 9/17, and then follow them down to Austin and check them out along with the rest of the bands on Saturday and Sunday.  

If it works out, it should more than make up from the huge disappointment that was Lollapalooza 2004.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Cory on July 24, 2004, 01:52 PM
Well, after the incredible high I got this weekend after the fantastic Velvet Revolver show, what a downer:

Lollapalooza 2004 cancelled. (http://www.lollapalooza.com)

 :-[

Crazy to think that a bill filled with late 80's college rock bands wouldn't be a complete sellout?

I'm really excited for the 2004 NC State Fair. We get Clay.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Matt on July 24, 2004, 03:50 PM
Crazy to think that a bill filled with late 80's college rock bands wouldn't be a complete sellout?

Damn!

You got me, Mr. Clever.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: SPIDERLEGS on July 24, 2004, 05:45 PM
My wife and I went and saw an up close and personal engagement with Sarah McLachlan at a little bar here in town. She played a few songs and talked with the audience. We won tickets to it. Sarah is cool, I like some of her songs, but my wife is nuts for her music. I'm glad we got to go because it was awesome to her.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Ben on July 24, 2004, 10:20 PM
I just found out the Pixies will be dropping near here in October. Happy day!
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: SPIDERLEGS on July 24, 2004, 11:48 PM
They're here in Dallas in October too. We got good seats.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Holographic Elvis on July 25, 2004, 06:33 PM
Just saw Tim McGraw with Big & Rich last nite here in So Cal.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: JediMAC on August 7, 2004, 02:00 AM
Going to see Big Bad Voodoo Daddies at the Hollywood Bowl tonight (Saturday).  Should be fun.  We used to watch them in college all the time, when they were just starting out, and would play the Santa Barbara club scene at least once a month.  Good times...   8)
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Scott on August 13, 2004, 02:44 PM
Guess which lucky Pearson is going to a concert tonight?

Not me! (http://www.ticketmaster.com/venueartist/49298/705291/?date=2004-08-13)

Wifey is bringing Son #1 to his second show, I get the lucky break of staying home and watching son #2, whew
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Ben on August 13, 2004, 06:27 PM
Wow, you missed that one. Lucky.

Did you get that e-mail from the 10c about tix for Pearl Jam? Thankfully, I actually have a chance to get some. Yay. Too bad they're $50 each, though.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Scott on August 15, 2004, 12:33 AM
Follow Up...JediMAX was really pumped all day yesterday, they got to the show and they were playing clips on the Jumbotrons up front.  He thought that was what they went to go see...the show started and he went nuts.  Singing, dancing, running all over.  He got a new Purple hat and loved every minute, until the show stopped.

He sat down in his chair, put his face in his hands and starting crying "Bring them back, Mommy! I love the Wiggles"  He's been pumped all day today though, he's a true fan and does his father proud.

Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Matt on August 18, 2004, 12:29 PM
Well, I just scored some pretty swell tickets for Norah Jones here in Oklahoma City.  At best, I'm a casual fan of hers, but my sister had expressed some interest in seeing her (and her husband couldn't care less), so when I saw these tickets were available, I pounced on them.  Should be a nice night, and now I'll have to pick up a copy of her new album, so I can be a little familiar with it before the show.

So here's my upcoming show schedule:

Bob Dylan and Willie Nelson - Friday, September 3rd
Wilco (in Dallas) - Friday, September 17th
Austin City Limits Music Festival - Saturday and Sunday, 9/18-19th (still up in the air)
Norah Jones - Wednesday, October 20th
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Rob on August 18, 2004, 01:32 PM
Uh oh - you're gonna be in Dallas? 

I'm seeing (also in Dallas):

The Queers on 9/3

and...

Franz Ferdinand on 9/14
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Matt on August 18, 2004, 02:52 PM
Uh oh - you're gonna be in Dallas?

I see more shows in Dallas than I do here, *****.

And I wouldn't mind seeing that Franz Ferdinand show, either.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Rob on August 18, 2004, 06:38 PM
You'd better check for tickets soon then, it's probably already sold out.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Matt on August 18, 2004, 06:45 PM
Where are they playing?  The Granada?  Gypsy Tea Room?  Trees? 

Some other place I don't know the name of, so I can't mention it to make myself seem cooler?
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Rob on August 18, 2004, 08:54 PM
Gypsy Tea Room.

I think you can probably get tickets through their website if it isn't sold out.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: SPIDERLEGS on August 19, 2004, 03:59 PM
Siouxsie & the Banshees 9/15/2004
Cause & Effect, Iris 10/09/2004 (I booked this one) ;D
The Pixies 10/19/2004
Revolver1010, Solemn Assembly, unitcode:machine 11/27/2004 (this'n, too)
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Xentrix on January 6, 2005, 09:52 PM
Top 10 concerts I have been too. Keep in mind that I am a closed-minded metal fan and have reduced my options to metal shows. No offense to other music, I just found my niche and stayed there. All venues are Denver Colorado...
10. Ozzy Osbourne (No More Tears song on the album), McNichols Arena with Sepultura (Max was fronting/Chaos AD) & Alice in Chains (AOC with dog on cover). Amazing! Ozzy was pretty good, but Sepultura ripped and Alice in Chains was amazing. Layne had a broken leg, so he hobbled out and kicked it on an old couch and belted everything out perfectly.
9. Judas Priest (Painkiller tour) McNichols Arena with Testament (Souls of Black) & Megadeth (Rust in Peace)
8. Sepultura - Roots (with Max) - Ogden Theatre & Sepultura - Beneath the Remains tour - Azatlan Theatre
7. Forced Entry, Atrophy & Coroner - Azatlan
6. Obituary - any
5. Vio-Lence & Defiance - Colorado indoor Sports Complex (like a high school gym).
4. Death, Pestilence & Carcass
3. Clash of the Titans - Red Rocks - year? - this was the order the bands appeared - Alice in Chains (Facelift tour), Anthrax (Persistence of Time), Megadeth (late Rust in Peace) & Slayer closed (Seasons in the Abyss)
2. Lamb of God - Headbanger's Ball Tour - Ogden Theatre - 2003.
1. Metallica - Ride the Lightning tour (1984-85) with Armored Saint (March of the Saint - the old band that John Bush of Anthrax used to front) at the Rainbow Music Hall (seating capacity was 500 max). General admission and sat (stood and headbanged is more like it) 9th row center.

I remember how bad my chest hurt after that Priest show, the double bass was soooo loud!!!
 That Ozzy show was killer with ALice in Chains, We had damn good seats for that show, one of the best ever!!

Didnt we see Forced Entry with Obituary??? Seeing Obituary with Phil of Baldo Rex, it was like Homer Simpson Eating the hot Pepper episode.

Did you get to see Death at the Fox??????
How about posting that drawing you did of Armored Saint???? I am laughing right now remembering that...........

Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Morgbug on January 6, 2005, 11:24 PM
Next concert will be Motley Crue ;)

The loudest show I've ever been to was in a bar.  A buddy and I went to see Molly Hatchett.  Long since fallen from the arena show, they played in front of maybe 300 people.  It was loud during the show, but not terribly exceptional. 

The encore was insane.  We were standing maybe 100 feet from the stage and the band urged everyone to "not be shy" and get closer to the stage.  We were then maybe 25 feet away and they started playing.  Well obviously the sound guy cranked it well past 11.  We were in awe, the sound was so loud you could feel it through your entire body and you could actually feel your t-shirt flapping behind you because of the waves of sound.  I thought my ears were bleeding, honestly, I kept touching them just to check:o

We left after the show and were walking down the street, apparently yelling at each other pretty loudly, because we were attracting a lot of attention.  Next day at work I was sitting there "talking" to someone in my office, more like reading lips, when they asked if I was going to answer my phone - I never heard it ring :D

Very cool :)
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Scott on January 6, 2005, 11:27 PM
When I came back from my second Pearl jam show in 2 days my ears were ringing for a good long time.  They are not really that loud but I think it accumulates
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Morgbug on January 6, 2005, 11:28 PM
What?
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Ben on January 6, 2005, 11:45 PM
Que?


Anyway, there's a really bitchin' venue here called the Reverb. It mostly gets in ****** Hot Topic bands full of 18-year-old twats, but sometimes they get in really good bands. Anyway, the place is so damn loud that every time I go to a show, it's guaranteed I can't hear normal conversation at all for a few hours.

One could argue it's from the bands having more volume than talent, though.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: jokabofe on January 6, 2005, 11:56 PM
I haven't been to any shows since the last Pearl Jam mini tour I went on. I can remember when I lived closer to NYC (and was a bit younger) my friends and I would go over into the city every weekend and check out bands. Used to be $1 and a 15 minute train ride. God, I miss those days. Now, I'm lucky if I go to shows more than once to twice a year, Pearl Jam notwithstanding (any time they play anywhere near me, I'm there. And sometimes I travel to see them - Philly, Boston, Washington DC, etc.) - but outside of PJ I can't remember the last band I went to see...

I think I'm just too old to deal with all the kids that show up at some of these concerts. Pearl Jam usually attracts an audience that is about in my age range, which is kinda odd if you think about it, because they should be drawing some younger kids, but they don't, really.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Morgbug on January 7, 2005, 12:01 AM
I've got a buddy that is pretty well connected with the local concert promoters, so we tend to hit quite a few shows, but we can't always mesh, so I've missed quite a few as well. 

Last concerts I've been to would be

Van Halen
Metallica
Kiss
AC/DC
Ozzy - twice
Alice Cooper (got get that pic from him that we had taken with Alice)

Lots of minor shows as well, Canadian bands that were big in the 80s all play the bars, so we get to see them fairly often and I've been able to meet a few of them Headpins, Toronto, Harlequin, The Pumps, Kick Axe - can't remember the rest now. 
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: jokabofe on January 7, 2005, 12:09 AM
Hey Brent, not sure if you know these guys, or if they've ever played near you, but have you ever seen Our Lady Peace live? I know they are from Canada, just don't know what part. They played here a few years back, touring for their first album, and they played at a small dive place over in NYC. My buddy and I are big fans, so we went to the show, and it was crazy packed. I didn't think that many people here in the US even knew who they were. But we actually got to meet them and hang out with them for a little bit, and they were really cool.

They played another show here like two years ago (I'm sure they played some shows in between as well  :P ) and we went to see them again, and again the place was packed (different, bigger place though). And again, they put on a kick ass show. And once again, we got to meet them, and they actually remembered who we were!! They remembered that we had hung with them at Wetlands (the NYC dive bar) a few years back, and we were in shock. Great bunch of guys.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Morgbug on January 7, 2005, 12:38 AM
OLP, yeah.  Up here we have something called the CRTC - Canadian Radio and Telecommunications, there's an official government act that states what percentage of music must be Canadian content ::)  I suppose it's not all bad, but I remember suffering through a lot of Glass Tiger in the late 80s that made me a bit bitter about the act.  But it does make sure that bands like OLP get more than their fair share of airtime. 

Our local hard rock station has what they call Studio 97 sessions where they invite bands that are playing into their recording studio in the basement to play 4-5 songs live in front of a very small audience (maybe 50 max) and those songs are recorded.  They've done this on three discs so far and some of the tracks are incredible.  The bands sign off on the songs and they produce a number of CDs from it with all proceeds going to whatever the annual charity is.  It's a really cool situation.  There is an awesome recording of Finger Eleven's One Thing that the band and studio are thrilled about because bluntly it sounds so much better than the album version.  I only have two of the discs, but should be able to get the third pretty easily, though they all sell out on the first day.  I'll burn you copies and send them with your stuff. 

As far as OLP goes, I've seen them twice, once in the bar and once in a "Theater" - the Burton Cummings theater actually - that holds maybe 3000?  Great shows, but I usually only get to meet bands when we're in the bars. 

By way of explanation my buddy is the general manager  at a middle-upper class restaurant that is quite popular with bands who want a decent meal.  The chain is all across Canada and in Washington and Oregon - The Keg by name.  Most people like it, some don't.  Anyway this guy was the best man at my wedding, so we're pretty good friends and he knows all the radio personalities which leads to free tickets and being in the hospitality industry leads to knowing promoters.  So he gets lots of free tickets, I parasitize him and I'm the happier guy of the bunch.  But I let his kids swim in my pool in the backyard all summer, so it evens out ;)  Especially since I have a girl and he has two boys.  About 8 years from now, that **** will stop. 

There are a ton of bands that never get big in the states, if they ever get airplay at all.  It's really quite tragic.  You guys get Default and Nickleback, but miss so much more.  I keep meaning to start a thread about bands from Canada that you guys should listen to, but always forget to do so. 

One of the old bands that don't play much anymore went by the name of Streetheart.  They had maybe 5 albums total, but I don't think any were ever released in the US.  They do an awesome version of Under My Thumb, the old Stones tune.  Apparently there is a quote in print somewhere that has Mick saying it is so vastly superior to theirs that he wishes they never recorded it.  Not sure if I believe it, but it's an awesome tune.  The band had an amazing bass player, Spider Sinnaeve (sp?), who had such an easily identifiable sound, just so distinctive for a bass, clearly not trying to be in the background.  Sadly the song I mentioned is only available on disc in live versions, which are ok, but the studio version is unreal. 

Sorry, ramble much?

Just for reference, here's the top 20 from the station I mentioned.  You can find it and listen to it on the web if you like at www.power97.com

1. Boulevard of Broken Dreams       Green Day
2. If I Die Tomorrow                         Motley Crue
3. Nothing To Lose                           Billy Talent
4. Pain                                              Jimmy Eat World
5. Pieces                                          Sum 41
6. All Because Of You                       U2
7. Beautiful                                      Thornley
8. Beginning                                     Waking Eyes
9. Stargazer                                      Tea Party
10. It’s Been A While Since I Was Your Man      Matthew Good
11. Wake Up (Studio 97)                    Three Days Grace
12. Dirty Little Thing                           Velvet Revolver
13. Move On                                       Jet
14. Vertigo                                         U2
15. Vitamin R                                      Chevelle
16. Let Me Go                                     3 Doors Down
17. 1000 Mile wish                              Finger Eleven
18. Fall To Pieces                                Velvet Revolver
19. So Cold                                         Breaking Benjamin
20. American Idiot                               Green Day
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: jokabofe on January 7, 2005, 01:01 AM
Our local hard rock station has what they call Studio 97 sessions where they invite bands that are playing into their recording studio in the basement to play 4-5 songs live in front of a very small audience (maybe 50 max) and those songs are recorded.  They've done this on three discs so far and some of the tracks are incredible.  The bands sign off on the songs and they produce a number of CDs from it with all proceeds going to whatever the annual charity is.  It's a really cool situation.  There is an awesome recording of Finger Eleven's One Thing that the band and studio are thrilled about because bluntly it sounds so much better than the album version.  I only have two of the discs, but should be able to get the third pretty easily, though they all sell out on the first day.  I'll burn you copies and send them with your stuff. 

That sounds awesome. I'm a sucker for **** like that, especially if it's done acoustic. I've got plenty of stuff like that from a few different stations and what not. And I've been to few of those informal, intimate gatherings. Kinda like MTV Unplugged (man, I miss that show. Even the ****** guests were sometimes cool. Sometimes).

Best one I ever saw? Back around 1992, at Tower Records in NYC, there was this unknown band that came in to do a live in store appearance right before (or maybe right after, I can't remember) their first album came out. They were touring with Smashing Pumpkins and Red Hot Chili Peppers, and were playing the first of three sold out shows at Roseland Ballroom that same night. They only played for about 20 minutes, maybe half an hour, but they were awesome. Hearing some of their songs done acoustic (and their drummer had some bongos just to keep the beat going) was just so amazing, it's one day I'll probably never forget. Almost like a religious experience, if you will. And they were cool enough to stick around after, and chat with some of the fans that had been there to see them play. There were only about 40 of us I would say, and at least half of the others left either half way through or when they were done playing. I stuck around and got to meet the band, and chat with them for a few minutes. Come to think of it, it had to be right after the album had dropped, because I knew all the songs and couldn't wait to hear them play acoustic.

Oh yeah, they were called Pearl Jam in case you were curious  :D
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: jokabofe on January 7, 2005, 01:08 AM
Just for reference, here's the top 20 from the station I mentioned.  You can find it and listen to it on the web if you like at www.power97.com

1. Boulevard of Broken Dreams       Green Day
2. If I Die Tomorrow                         Motley Crue
3. Nothing To Lose                           Billy Talent
4. Pain                                              Jimmy Eat World
5. Pieces                                          Sum 41
6. All Because Of You                       U2
7. Beautiful                                      Thornley
8. Beginning                                     Waking Eyes
9. Stargazer                                      Tea Party
10. It’s Been A While Since I Was Your Man      Matthew Good
11. Wake Up (Studio 97)                    Three Days Grace
12. Dirty Little Thing                           Velvet Revolver
13. Move On                                       Jet
14. Vertigo                                         U2
15. Vitamin R                                      Chevelle
16. Let Me Go                                     3 Doors Down
17. 1000 Mile wish                              Finger Eleven
18. Fall To Pieces                                Velvet Revolver
19. So Cold                                         Breaking Benjamin
20. American Idiot                               Green Day


Hmmm, looking over this list, it's decidely un-Canadian, no? Tea Party is a great band, I know they are from Canada. I know Matthew Good is as well, and I'm guessing that Waking Eyes must be, 'cause I don't know who they are. Is Thornley from Canada? I got a promo of that CD back at the beginning of the summer, and checked it out - it's got some good songs on it, although it's kind of a Nickleback ripoff bigtime if you ask me. So who else is from Canada there? Finger Eleven (I think so)?? Billy Talent (again, I think so)?? One of our local cable companies used to carry Much Music, and I used to love watching it, because it definitely opened my ears to a whole bunch of music that I would have missed out on otherwise. Like OLP, who have become one of my favorite bands, along with I Mother Earth. Without Much Music, I would have missed out on both of those guys. I was also introduced to Chantel Kreviazuk through Much, and I think she's an absolutely amazing songwriter. The fact that she's married to Rayne from OLP doesn't hurt either  ;)
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Darth Paul on January 7, 2005, 01:26 AM
I actually went to 3 big shows this year - The Beastie Boys, Rush, and The Tragically Hip on Canada Day.

Over the years I have probably seen The Hip more times than any other band, followed by Blue Rodeo.

Other concerts I have been to over the years (that I can remember):

Sloan (multiple times)
Rage Against the Machine
Van Hagar
Pink Floyd
Metallica
Guns N' Roses
Aerosmith
The Skydiggers
The Cult
The Lowest of the Low
Our Lady Peace
I Mother Earth
The Tea Party
Moist
54*40
Pearl Jam
Green Day
Spinal Tap  ;D 8)
Neil Young
Gordon Lightfoot
U2
The Rolling Stones
The Scorpions
David Lee Roth solo
Alice In Chains
Ozzy
Weezer
John Mellancamp
Robert Plant
Boston
The Black Crowes
AC/DC
Def Leppard
Cinderella ( a hair band I actually still kinda like)
Dread Zeppelin  ;D

And in a special sub-category, my embarrassing teen years hair metal tally in no particular order:

Poison
Winger
Warrant
Bulletboys
Great White
Aldo Nova
White Lion
Skid Row




Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Ben on January 7, 2005, 03:09 AM
Skid Row is a pretty kick ass band, even without Sebastian Bach. Saw them open for Kiss on the 2000 'Farewell' Tour. I think the lead singer's name is Johnny Salinger, and he sounds exactly like Bach.

Haven't heard anything about the band touring since then, which is a shame, since I'd pay to see them again.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Morgbug on January 7, 2005, 10:31 AM
I like Skid Row too.  Own some Great White and love Poison's greatest hits. 

Dave,
yeah, the list is pretty decidedly un-Canadian, but I guess that's what's popular at the moment.  With U2, Green Day and Velvet Revolver taking up six of the top 20, it gets pretty full.  Canadian bands on there would be:

Billy Talent
Thornley
Waking Eyes
Tea Party
Finger Eleven

I think that's it.  Oddly there's no Tragically Hip on there (the second best band to come out of Kingston), a Canadian icon that pretty much dominates any list, I suppose their latest release is a little old now. 

The Waking Eyes are a local band.  Another thing that radio station runs annually is a new band contest.  They take submitted recordings from piles of bands, pick 4-5 bands and then release 2-3 songs from each band on a cd.  I'll try to find that one for you too, though it's not that great IMO.  The concept is really nice, because those bands that get in get free recording time, some pretty serious (local) airplay and then play a few larger gigs to get some exposure.  A bunch end up as local opening acts for the bands that are playing the smaller venues (3000 people) like Sum41 when they come later this month. 

The Studio97 sessions were originally all of the unplugged type, but more recently they tend to be more plugged in, something that disappoints me a bit.  The old studio was quite small, so they couldn't really get any gear in there, hence the unplugged nature.  Due to the success of the sessions/albums, they expanded the studio enough that bands can hook up now, so they amount to live, full sound recordings.  Still neat, but I like the unplugged aspect as well. 
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Scott on January 7, 2005, 01:24 PM
We have a Station here that does the same thing (also 97 on the FM dial):

http://www.cities97.com/sampler/archive.html

The CD sells out in like 15 minutes every year at Christmas
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Morgbug on January 7, 2005, 01:36 PM
We have a Station here that does the same thing (also 97 on the FM dial):

http://www.cities97.com/sampler/archive.html

The CD sells out in like 15 minutes every year at Christmas

Interesting.  I'd be willing to bet that's where our station got the idea.  I would say though that they improved upon it by focusing more on up and coming talent, at least that's my preference.  Also there's no way some of those names would bother going to a little studio to play for the station, at least that's my guess.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Scott on January 7, 2005, 01:42 PM
I've never owned the CD but I know they pride themselves on having discovered a couple of people before they were famous.  But based on their last couple, it seems they have started to focus more on Big Names instead of lesser knowns
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Morgbug on January 7, 2005, 01:51 PM
I only looked at the most recent disc.  A couple of names I didn't recognize, but that could easily be due to the type of music on there.  I don't listen to much Sarah McLachlan or that type of stuff, so I just sort of had my eyes glaze over at that point. 

Either way, I'd suspect that's the impetus for our local station. 
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Thomas Grey on January 7, 2005, 07:37 PM
Death was at the Gothic Theater.

Who in the hell are you?

Forced Entry with Obituary. Ernst went with us to that...

We had a lot of weed for that Priest show, but no lighter. We didn't want to ask anyone because we didn't want to share.

Where have you been.

Monkeys don't even do that.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Jeff on March 15, 2005, 11:46 AM
Went to my first concert of 2005 last night...

Motley Crue

Through a wierd chain of events, my dad won two free tickets to the show off the radio, so since we were both free, we decided to check it out.

Seats weren't great - center stage, but way up at the top of the Target Center (sect 201, row R), but for free you can't really complain.

The show was actually pretty good (I had low expectations - 4 has-been rockers on a reunion tour).  They kept the new stuff to a minimun, playing 1 set of stuff that was pre-1985, then an intermission, then a second set with post-1985 stuff.

I heard lotsa classics - Girls, Girls, Girls; Too Fast for Love; Dr. Feelgood; Kick Start My Heart; Shout at the Devil; etc.

Overall, a pretty good show..

Jeff

Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Famine on March 15, 2005, 11:55 AM
I was under the impression that the guys of Crue were clean now. Aparently I was wrong. So the show wasnt bad? Would you have paid for the tickets?

Kevin
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Ben on April 16, 2005, 05:17 AM
Bob Dylan and Willie Nelson have a tour this summer. I think it's been a never-ending thing, but anyway:

May 25 Ft. Myers, Florida-- (Wednesday)
[TOP]
William H. Hammond Stadium
Bob will co-headline with Willie Nelson
Opening act: The Green Cards
Showtime: 6:00 PM
General admission
Tickets will go on sale through Ticketmaster on Saturday, April 23

May 26 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida-- (Thursday)
[TOP]
Ft. Lauderdale Stadium
Bob will co-headline with Willie Nelson
Opening act: The Green Cards
Showtime: 6:30 PM
General admission
Tickets will go on sale through Ticketmaster on Saturday, April 23

May 28 Kissimmee, Florida-- (Saturday)
[TOP]
Osceola County Stadium
Bob will co-headline with Willie Nelson
Opening act: The Green Cards
Showtime: 6:30 PM
General admission
Tickets will go on sale through Ticketmaster on Saturday, April 23

May 29 Clearwater, Florida-- (Sunday)
[TOP]
Bright House Network Field
Bob will co-headline with Willie Nelson
Opening act: The Green Cards
Showtime: 6:30 PM
General admission
Tickets will go on sale through Ticketmaster on Saturday, April 23

May 30 Jacksonville, Florida-- (Monday)
[TOP]
Metropolitan Park
Bob will co-headline with Willie Nelson
Opening act: The Green Cards
Reserved seats in stands, General admission on the field
Tickets will go on sale through Ticketmaster on Saturday, April 23

June 1, Chattanooga, Tennessee-- (Wednesday)
[TOP]
BellSouth Park
Bob will co-headline with Willie Nelson
Opening act: The Green Cards
Showtime: 6:30 PM
General admission
Tickets will go on sale through E Tix on Saturday, April 23


June 3, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina-- (Friday)
[TOP]
Coastal Federal Field
Bob will co-headline with Willie Nelson
Opening act: The Green Cards
Showtime: 6:30 PM
General admission
Tickets will go on sale on Saturday, April 23

June 4, Savannah, Georgia-- (Saturday)
[TOP]
Grayson Stadium
Bob will co-headline with Willie Nelson
Opening act: The Green Cards
Showtime: 6:30 PM
General admission
Tickets will go on sale through Ticketmaster on Saturday, April 23

June 5, Birmingham, Alabama-- (Sunday)
[TOP]
Hoover Metropolitan Stadium
Bob will co-headline with Willie Nelson
Opening act: The Green Cards
Showtime: 6:30 PM
General admission
Tickets will go on sale through Ticketmaster on Saturday, April 23

June 7, Greenville, South Carolina-- (Tuesday)
[TOP]
Greenville Municipal Stadium
Bob will co-headline with Willie Nelson
Opening act: The Green Cards
Showtime: 6:30 PM
General admission
Tickets will go on sale through Ticketmaster on Saturday, April 30

June 10, Salem, Virginia-- (Friday)
[TOP]
Salem Memorial Baseball Stadium
Bob will co-headline with Willie Nelson
Opening act: The Green Cards
Showtime: 6:30 PM
General admission
Tickets will go on sale through Ticketmaster on Saturday, April 30

June 11, Greensboro, North Carolina-- (Saturday)
[TOP]
First Horizon Park
Bob will co-headline with Willie Nelson
Opening act: The Green Cards
Showtime: 6:30 PM
General admission
Tickets will go on sale through Ticketmaster on Saturday, April 23

June 12, Zebulon, North Carolina-- (Sunday)
[TOP]
Five County Stadium
Bob will co-headline with Willie Nelson
Opening act: The Green Cards
Showtime: 6:30 PM
General admission
Tickets will go on sale through Ticketmaster on Saturday, April 23

June 14, Bowie, Maryland-- (Tuesday)
[TOP]
Prince George's Stadium
Bob will co-headline with Willie Nelson
Opening act: The Green Cards
Showtime: 6:30 PM
General admission
Tickets will go on sale on Saturday, April 30

June 16, Camden, New Jersey-- (Tuesday)
[TOP]
Campbell's Field
Bob will co-headline with Willie Nelson
Opening act: The Green Cards
Showtime: 6:30 PM
General admission
Tickets will go on sale through Ticketmaster on Saturday, May 7

June 19, Lancaster, Pennsylvania-- (Sunday)
[TOP]
Clipper Magazine Stadium
Bob will co-headline with Willie Nelson
Opening act: The Green Cards
Showtime: 6:30 PM
General admission
Tickets will go on sale through Ticketmaster on Saturday, May 7


June 21, Norwich, Connecticut-- (Tuesday)
[TOP]
Thomas J. Dodd Memorial Stadium
Bob will co-headline with Willie Nelson
Opening act: The Green Cards
Showtime: 6:30 PM
General admission
Tickets will go on sale through Ticketmaster on Saturday, April 30

June 23, Pittsfield, Massachusetts-- (Thursday)
[TOP]
Wahconah Park
Bob will co-headline with Willie Nelson
Opening act: The Green Cards
Showtime: 6:30 PM
General admission
Tickets will go on sale through Ticketmaster on Saturday, April 23

June 26, Eastlake, Ohio-- (Sunday)
[TOP]
Classic Park
Bob will co-headline with Willie Nelson
Opening act: The Green Cards
Showtime: 6:30 PM
General admission
Tickets will go on sale through Ticketmaster on Saturday, May 7


June 28, Nashville, Tennessee-- (Tuesday)
[TOP]
Herschel Greer Stadium
Bob will co-headline with Willie Nelson
Opening act: The Green Cards
Showtime: 6:30 PM
General admission
Tickets will go on sale through Ticketmaster on Saturday, May 7


June 29, Louisville, Kentucky-- (Wednesday)
[TOP]
Louisville Slugger Field
Bob will co-headline with Willie Nelson
Opening act: The Green Cards
Showtime: 6:30 PM
General admission
Tickets will go on sale through Ticketmaster on Saturday, May 14


July 1, Memphis, Tennessee-- (Friday)
[TOP]
AutoZone Park
Bob will co-headline with Willie Nelson
Opening act: The Green Cards
Showtime: 6:30 PM
General admission
Tickets will go on sale through Ticketmaster on Saturday, May 21


July 2, Little Rock, Arkansas-- (Saturday)
[TOP]
Ray Winder Field
Bob will co-headline with Willie Nelson
Opening act: The Green Cards
Showtime: 6:30 PM
General admission
Tickets will go on sale through Ticketmaster on Saturday, April 30


July 4 Fort Worth, Texas--
[TOP]
Willie Nelson's 32nd Annual 4th of July Picnic
Fort Worth Stockyards
Tickets on sale through Ticketmaster on April 25th.

July 6 Tulsa, Oklahoma--
[TOP]
Drillers Stadium
Bob will co-headline with Willie Nelson
Opening act: The Green Cards
Showtime: 6:30 PM
Reserved seats in the stands, general admission on the field
Tickets will go on sale through Star Tickets on Saturday, April 30

July 8, Sauget, Illinois-- (Friday)
[TOP]
GMC Stadium
Bob will co-headline with Willie Nelson
Opening act: The Green Cards
Showtime: 6:30 PM
General admission
Tickets will go on sale through Ticketmaster on Saturday, May 7

July 9, Cedar Rapids, Iowa-- (Saturday)
[TOP]
Veterans Memorial Stadium
Bob will co-headline with Willie Nelson
Opening act: The Green Cards
Showtime: 6:30 PM
General admission
Tickets will go on sale through Ticketmaster on Saturday, May 7


July 12, St. Paul, Minnesota-- (Tuesday)
[TOP]
Midway Stadium
Bob will co-headline with Willie Nelson
Opening act: The Green Cards
Showtime: 6:30 PM
General admission
Tickets will go on sale through Ticketmaster on Saturday, May 14

-----------------------

They play Cedar Rapids. Kick ass. I have little interest in seeing Willie, but I'd like to see Bob.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Angry Ewok on April 16, 2005, 03:11 PM
Willie and Dylan are gonna be in Birmingham this June? Awesome - I'm gonna go, if I can. Later that month I'll actually be going to the Bonnaroo Music/Arts Festival (http://www.bonnaroo.com). Anyone else going and wanna meet up for a drink or lunch or something?
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Nicklab on April 16, 2005, 04:13 PM
Here's what I can recall with a couple of additions:


STADIUMS
-Pink Floyd at Olympic Stadium, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
-Grateful Dead with Sting at Giants Stadium

ARENAS
-Page & Plant (2 times) at MSG and the Continental Airlines Arena
-The Who - Quadrophenia Tour at Madison Square Garden, Joan Osborne opening
-Black Sabbath with Deftones & Pantera at the Continental Airlines Arena

AMPHITHEATERS/OUTDOORS
-Live with PJ Harvey & Veruca Salt at Jones Beach
-Miami Radio Festival with STP, Deftones, Filter, Local H, Veruca Salt, Nickleback-Miami, near the Arena
-Red Hot Chili Peppers with STP & Fishbone at the PNC Bank Arts Center
-Horde Festival with Blues Traveler, Black Crowes, Ziggy Marley, Joan Osborne, and others at Jones Beach


THEATERS
-King Crimson with John Paul Jones opening at the Beacon Theater
-Brian May with Joan Osborne opening at the Beacon Theater
-PJ Harvey (2 times as a headliner) at the Hammerstein Ballroom & a taping of Sessions at West 54th
-Verucas Salt (twice as headliner) at the Academy & The Hammerstein Ballroom
-Oasis (thrice) at the Hammerstein Ballroom, The Paramount at Madison Square Garden  & Roseland Ballroom
-Bon Jovi at Saturday Night Live

CLUBS
-John Entwistle at Tramps (NYC Club)
-Motocaster (three times) Maxwell's, Mercury Lounge & Irving Plaza
-The Fastbacks at Maxwell's
-Noel Redding at the Limelight
-Lee Rocker at the Wetlands
-The Reverend Horton Heatt (2 times) at the Limelight
-The Supersuckers at the Limelight
-Sloan (3 times) at Maxwell's and the Bowery Ballroom
-The Donnas & OkGo at Irving Plaza
-Mr. Bungle at the Birch Hill
-Dread Zeppelin at the Wetlands
-Queen Adreena at Brownies
-The Candy Butchers with Holly McNarland & Tracy Bonham at the Bowery Ballroom
-The Band with Warren Zevon opening at The Stone Pony
-Henry Rollins (spoken word appearance) at an NYC Club (can't remember)
-Jason Falkner at Maxwell's
-Freedy Johnston at Maxwell's
-They Might Be Giants at Irving Plaza
-Les Paul Trio at Fat Tuesdays, NY, NY
-Michael Hedges with Michael Manring at The Bottom Line
-Levon Helm Band - at work
-Blind Boys of Alabama - at work

..plus, countless independent bands that haven't been signed yet.


Coming up next month:  Ben Folds
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Darth_Anton on April 18, 2005, 12:51 PM
The very first concert I ever went to was Sha Na Na in Allentown PA when I was 9 or 10.

In highschool, I saw the Monkees with Weird Al opening and the Hooters doing a benefit concert at a local High school. The Hooters concert was memerable because they played one of my favorate Beatles songs, "Hide Your Love Away."

In collage I saw Genesis in 92 and Yes twice during their Union tour. I also saw Meatloaf and Paul MaCartny, but missed Pear Jam and Bob Dylan when they came to town. Genesis is my favorate band, and when they started "Dancing on a Volcano," I could have died a happy boy.

After I moved to LA, I got see a lot more shows:

Pink Floyd
Rush - twice
The Who at the Hollywood bowl. - I'll never forget Pete Townsend's acustic "Drowned."
U2
Yes - three times, once at a 500 person concert at Tower records, they signed autographs.
The Moody Blues at the Hollywood Bowl
John Williams at the Hollywood Bowl - I do this show every year.
Peter Gabriel - Up tour, I had 3rd row seats.
Bare Naked Ladies and Alanis Morrset
Spocks Beard - twice
Porcupine tree - at the house of blues

My freind also plays in a Genesis cover band, so I go to his shows every other month. They're excellent.

But I have to say, the best concert I've ever gone to, and may ever go to in my life, was last year by a cover band called The Musical Box. They reproduced the 1974 Lamb Lies Down on Broadway tour with props, slides and costumes on loan from Genesis. The music was spot on and the vocals were uncanny. It was quite simply an amazing concert and ahead of it's time for 1974.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: JediMAC on April 19, 2005, 01:59 PM
Picked up several tickets yesterday for the Eagles concert at Staples Center in September.  Looking forward to that one.  Haven't seen them in action since New Year's eve 1999/00...

John Williams at the Hollywood Bowl - I do this show every year.

We go see that same show most years as well, Anthony.  I'm sure we've both been there at the same time.  So I assume you're going to this summer's then?  We're still deciding on it ourselves...

Sha-Na-Na.  Oh man, that's classic!  I remember watching those guys on TV all the time when I was little.  Too cool.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Angry Ewok on April 19, 2005, 02:12 PM
If anyone happens upon any spare Paul McCartney tickets, Sept. 20, Atlanta, GA, let me know. I think they are sold out at Ticketmaster... I really wanted that for my birthday, damnit!
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Ben on April 24, 2005, 04:29 PM
Sir Paul McCartney tour dates....

Fri 09/16/05 Miami, FL American Airlines Arena
Sat 09/17/05 Tampa, FL St. Pete Times Forum
Tue 09/20/05 Atlanta, GA Philips Arena
Thu 09/22/05 Philadelphia, PA Wachovia Center
Mon 09/26/05 Boston, MA Fleet Center
Tue 10/04/05 New York, NY Madison Square Garden
Wed 10/05/05 New York, NY Madison Square Garden
Sat 10/08/05 Washington, DC MCI Center
Mon 10/10/05 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre
Fri 10/14/05 Auburn Hills, MI Palace Of Auburn Hills
Tue 10/18/05 Chicago, IL United Center
Sat 10/22/05 Columbus, OH Schottenstein Center
Sun 10/23/05 Milwaukee, WI Bradley Center
Wed 10/26/05 Saint Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center
Thu 10/27/05 Des Moines, IA Wells Fargo Arena
Sun 10/30/05 Omaha, NE Qwest Center Omaha
Tue 11/01/05 Denver, CO Pepsi Center
Thu 11/03/05 Seattle, WA KeyArena at Seattle Center
Fri 11/04/05 Portland, OR Rose Garden Arena
Mon 11/07/05 San Jose, CA HP Pavilion At San Jose
Fri 11/11/05 Anaheim, CA Arrowhead Pond
Wed 11/16/05 Sacramento, CA ARCO Arena
Sat 11/19/05 Houston, TX Toyota Center
Sun 11/20/05 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center
Wed 11/23/05 Glendale, AZ Glendale Arena
Fri 11/25/05 Las Vegas, NV MGM Grand Garden Arena
Sat 11/26/05 Las Vegas, NV MGM Grand Garden Arena
Tue 11/29/05 Los Angeles, CA Staples Center

Tickets... $50 to $200.  :P
I think I'll bite the bullet and go, if I can get tickets for Des Moines.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Angry Ewok on April 24, 2005, 04:34 PM
I'll be seeing him in Atlanta, the day before my birthday. How cool!
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Ben on April 24, 2005, 06:12 PM
The tickets aren't on sale for Des Moines yet. I should say pre-sale.

Most of these dates are available to buy on Monday morning.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Matt_Fury on April 24, 2005, 10:33 PM
The best Arena style concert I've been to was Pink Floyd at Death Valley stadium in Clemson.

one of the best small venue bands I've ever seen (and I've seen them three times) is Dada.  I was at the show in Santa Ana where they recorded thair live album....you can hear me whistling on the cd!  ;D

Other concerts I've been to and enjoyed:

Rolling Stones (Steel Wheels tour) w/ Living Colour
Elton John
Def Leppard (The Hysteria tour) with Europe opening
Huffamoose
Cracker/Camper Van Beethoven
Canned Heat
Incubus
Hoobastank
Gwar
Ozzy Osbourne
Dave Matthews Band

There's a bunch more, but I'm kinda flaking right now.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Angry Ewok on April 25, 2005, 03:40 PM
Well I managed to pick up two tickets to see Paul McCartney in Atlanta. Unfortunately, the seats look pretty lousy, and cost more than I wanted to spend - it's going to cost me roughly $100, but I think my mom is going to cover it since it is the day before my birthday. How cool.

I've also got tickets to see Bob Dylan and Willie Nelson in Birmingham this June.

I'll be going to Bonnaroo, also in June.

In May I will be going to a charity festival thing, where a handful of bands will be playing for a good cause... Eliot Morris, The Duhks, Blue Merle, Drivin' N' Cryin', Hootie & The Blowfish, Meteorite, Downright, Tonic, Shinedown, Seether, and the Wallflowers. Nobody I'm too crazy about, but it should be fun.
 
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Angry Ewok on June 4, 2005, 02:19 PM
Went to the Sloss Furnice last night, an old Iron Ore furnace... Amazing place to hold a concert, it's got a train track right beside the stage, so the bands have to either drown out the train or just stand there and wait...

Seen:

June 3, 2005: Eliot Morris, Moses Mayfield, and My Morning Jacket

Have tickets to:

June 5, 2005: The Green Cards, Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson
June 10-12, 2005: Bonnaroo!
June 17-20, 2005: City Stages (My Morning Jacket, The Killers, etc)
August 23, 2005: Green Day
September 20, 2005: Paul McCartney
October 1, 2005: Elton John

I'd also like to catch the Rolling Stones tour, but I don't know if I will or not.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Mr.MojoRisin on June 5, 2005, 06:15 AM
Motley Crue Sept. 11, 2005!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: jjks on June 8, 2005, 01:19 PM
Wish I was going to Bonnaroo, just not in the cards this year though. When are you driving up Brad? When you're on I-24E you'll go right through my town (Murfreesboro) about 20 miles before you reach Manchester.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Famine on June 8, 2005, 09:01 PM
I'd like to go to the Warped Tour to see Billy Idol, if only for that reason.

Next time Linkin Park tours locally through here, I'm gonna see them too.

Kevin
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Matt_Fury on June 8, 2005, 11:03 PM
I'm going to see Dada (http://www.dadatheband.com/) for the 4th time this Saturday!

It's the first time I'll see them in an open-air venue.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Angry Ewok on June 14, 2005, 02:30 PM
Wish I was going to Bonnaroo, just not in the cards this year though. When are you driving up Brad? When you're on I-24E you'll go right through my town (Murfreesboro) about 20 miles before you reach Manchester.

About 8 cars or so made a nice caravan from my town to Roo on Thursday morning. We'll probably do that next year, too. You should come to Roo next year, I'd love to hang out and have a beer or something.

Roo had some awesome camp names, my camp was R2D2 - our neighbors were Camp Lando Calrissian and Camp Darth Vader, I think.

Anyway, it really kicked ass... The entire experience, minus having a leaky tent, was great. Dave Matthews Band put on the best performance that I saw, I also really enjoyed My Morning Jacket (both times I've seen these guys live, I've really enjoyed it through and through), and Allison Krauss and Union Station. Modest Mouse was lousy, IMHO - they just didn't sound excited to be there. Jack Johnson was great, but I missed Iron and Wine and Mars Volta. Although I hadn't planned on seeing Rilo Kiley, my friends talked me into it - and I gotta tell you, he did awesome. Widespread Panic was boring, to me. I don't know why, but I just can't seem to get into their jams... Both of their performances were about 3 or 4 hours long, and both of them bored me to death. I just can't get into those long ass 30 minute songs they do.


I may be seeing The Killers this upcoming weekend... can't decide.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: CorranHorn on June 18, 2005, 01:48 AM
Well I'll be back to a concert for the first time in I believe 3 years, when I see Gigantour (http://www.gigantour.com) in August. We're talking Megadeth, Dream Theater, Fear Factory, Nevermore (both with Chicago roots) and more on a relatively inexpensive stadium tour. $40 for seats for this show, as opposed to $100 for Ozzfest this year, it was a no-brainer. Seeing DT though in a stadium environment will be odd though, I've always seen them in small venues, hope the bigger venue doesn't detract from the sound quality...
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Ben on June 18, 2005, 02:12 AM
Man, I'd give my left nut to see Dream Theater and Megadeth.

Is the one in Chicago sold out? It looks like it.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: CorranHorn on June 18, 2005, 02:26 AM
this will be my 4th time seeing DT and Megadeth each, always good shows for the bands.

i just took a look and chicago isn't sold out, still some pretty good seats available.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Dimetrodon on June 18, 2005, 09:08 PM
On the 24th this month I'm going to the strange days festival.

the Doors, Yardbirds, Steppenwolf are most noreworthy as appearing there.

and july 2nd, the sounds of the undergroudn tour. most the bands on it are, well.. bleh.. but Gwar is with it, so I have to go. hehe.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Angry Ewok on June 19, 2005, 09:42 AM
On the 24th this month I'm going to the strange days festival.

the Doors, Yardbirds, Steppenwolf are most noreworthy as appearing there.

I'd love to see the Doors, but those morons never come south. It's like our money is no good to them, or something. Damn 'em. I didn't even know the Yardbirds were touring - is it the original band or what? Steppenwolf used to rock hard, but I saw them on TV a couple of weeks ago and they looked like they belonged in some trashy Vegas casino or something... their show sucked balls.

Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Angry Ewok on August 24, 2005, 12:32 PM
Green Day was ******* awesome.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Rob on August 24, 2005, 04:14 PM
I'd have loved to go see Green Day, but after seeing them a bunch when I was younger for 8$, 12$....  I'm not paying $40.00 to see them in a stadium - no f'n' way.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Angry Ewok on August 24, 2005, 04:44 PM
I paid about $25... and on top of that, $20 for parking. It was well worth it.


Lots of jail bait there, though.  :-\
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Rob on August 24, 2005, 05:24 PM
That's not too bad... tickets started at like 35+ or something ridiculous like that for the Dallas show.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Reid on August 26, 2005, 12:36 PM
Metallica's opening for the Rolling Stones concert in november; desperatly want to see it, but tickets will be at least $100+ I predict.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Morgbug on August 26, 2005, 01:11 PM
I just won tickets to see Judas Priest. :)
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Ben on August 26, 2005, 05:00 PM
Metallica's opening for the Rolling Stones concert in november; desperatly want to see it, but tickets will be at least $100+ I predict.

Stones tickets are around $400-500 for seats that don't suck. I know there are some that are massively cheaper, around $100-200, but I wouldn't pay that for tickets that suck.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: john todd on August 26, 2005, 06:09 PM
i don't know how the stones get away with their ticket prices.  i saw them on the steel wheels tour and tickets were only like $30 and some of my friends bought their tickets just a few days before the show.

last time they can around they played the freakin' texas motor speeday and tickets were $75.  that is just ridiculous to be 2 miles away and pay $75.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Ben on August 27, 2005, 12:08 AM
So, did anyone else hear about that **** Sharon Osbourne pulled on Iron Maiden this past weekend?

Ever since "The Osbournes" I wished she'd take a long walk off a short pier and let Ozzy retire.

Here's a link from earlier this week.

Clicky. (http://www.black-sabbath.com/ubbthreads/showflat.php?Cat=0&Number=36757&an=0&page=0#36757)
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: john todd on August 27, 2005, 10:37 AM
wow... that is low.  i had heard that black sabbath had been sore before about opening bands blowing them away, but they should have known that would happen with iron maiden.  i am sure maiden has more serious fans than sabbath or ozzy does anymore.

i went to the ozzyfest a few years ago and sabbath was probably the low point of the show.  ozzy didn't look like he felt good, so it was essentially 4 really old dudes standing around playing sabbath songs kinda poorly.   rob zombie definitely blew them away.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Famine on August 27, 2005, 06:20 PM
Rob Zombie took the show in 2001 at the Oz Bless America Tour that came through here.

Kevin
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: CorranHorn on August 28, 2005, 02:17 AM
I've been hearing some contradictory stuff, outside of the concert report that HMI linked. One story says Sharon was being a total bitch throughout most of the tour, cause Maiden was overshadowing Sabbath. On the other hand, I've also been hearing that Bruce was being an egotistical ass, snubbing most of the other bands and Ozzy in particular at almost every turn. So who knows what's what really. Maiden's part of the tour is done and Velvet Revolver replaced them. Ozzy has announced he's only going to be doing select cities for now on during Ozzfest due to his deterioating health.

I was at a show a couple weeks ago, the Gigantour show w/ Megadeth & Dream Theater headlining here in Chicagoland. Was a pretty solid show, the problem was the sound system at the venue, the Tweeter Center in Tinley Park, IL sucks major ass. The first main stage act was Nevermore, and at first I thought they weren't using the main sound system or something, because they sounded really weird. They have a bit of a unique sound to them, that was completely drowned out. Then later on Dillenger Escape Plan came out, and the sound was just as bad. Not to mention the fact that their music sucked. 

When Fear Factory hit, everything sounded nice and clear, so I figure the problems came and went. FF btw sounded pretty good, first time I've seen them since Dino left the band a few years back, but they were alright. Dream Theater hit next, and most likely more than half the crowd was there to see them. But the problems with the sound system returned and made for some difficulties understanding James Labrie's voice, which is beyond stupid, because he has such a high pitched clear voice. Instrumentally though, you could hear things just fine, and as always Petrucci and Portnoy were stellar on guitar and drums respectively.

Finally, out came Megadeth who rocked, despite the fact I really still have no clue who the new band members are. The worst part though was no one knew or was interested in any of their new songs, the crowd didn't come alive until they started to play some of the classic songs, most notably starting out with In My Darkest Hour. It was a high impact set from them overall, despite the unfamiliarity with the new members/songs

I had also checked out the 2nd stage, a band called Bobaflex was there, neat SW-inspired name, but crappy band. They were too infatuated with their own inane homoerotic shenangians to get the crowd going. Saw Dry Kill Logic, who were nothing to sneeze at, and Symphony X who musically sounded really good, but I wasn't familiar with their work. Overall, it was worth the $50 for the tickets and was a good time, but could have been a lot better if not for the sound system. It'll make me 2nd guess going to this venue again.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: john todd on August 31, 2005, 05:45 PM
i may have to rescind my statement.  reports have it that dickenson was bashing ozzy and the osbournes show all thru the tour, so sharon took her one last chance to get a little revenge.

if that is the true story, then i don't blame her at all for screwing with them.  the only ones i feel bad for are the fans probably didn't understand and were pissed to see maidens set messed up.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: proudfather2 on September 1, 2005, 10:14 AM
I saw Motley Crue near Detroit last wednesday, three bands opened for them, I can only remember the name of the band Silvertide (I really liked this bands sound). The whole show absolutely rocked! Unfortunately Motley cut Too Young To Fall In Love, Helter Skelter and Tommy's Drum Solo (no big loss here as I never really liked his techno-bull****). They sounded a little ruffer than they did when I saw them at The Palace back in March.  For that show, back at the very beginning of the tour, I'd never heard Vince sound so damn good. And I've seen Crue on almost every tour since 1984. I'm still not sure why they changed the name of the tour midstream from Red White and Crue 2005 Tour to Carnival Of Sins Tour 2005??? Oh well, they still kicked ass! ;D

Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Darth_Anton on September 2, 2005, 07:41 PM
I'm pretty excited, I'm getting ready to take my 5 year old daughter to see John Williams tonight at the Hollywood bowl. She knows all the music, so I can't wait to see her reactions. She gets quite enthusiastic.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Ryan on October 6, 2005, 03:24 AM
I just got back from the Nine Inch Nails concert. I was blown away. They are so ******* amazing live. Trent went cray and broke about 5 mic stands, threw a mic into the audience. I had such a blast. The lighting/set were perfect for the show everything was timed so well. I highly recommend seeing NIN live if you like them.  :)
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Angry Ewok on October 6, 2005, 01:10 PM
My Morning Jacket tonight at the Roxy, in Atlanta.

Go get their new album, Z. It's crunk.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: JesseVader08 on October 6, 2005, 01:15 PM
I just got back from the Nine Inch Nails concert. I was blown away. They are so ******* amazing live.

I always figured NIN would put on a great live show.  Someday I may be lucky enough to see them.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Angry Ewok on October 7, 2005, 11:32 AM
Just got back from seeing My Morning Jacket at the Roxy in Atlanta... Awesome show.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Angry Ewok on October 8, 2005, 10:14 PM
Saw Alkaline Trio and My Chemical Romance last night - good show. I'd definately go see them again.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Reid on October 8, 2005, 10:17 PM
Forgot to mention it, but while I was in Vegas this summer with my family we saw the Blue Man Group live. It was nice 'cause they were doing their show in our hotel, so it was nice just walking back to our room from there.  :)
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Matt on October 9, 2005, 02:24 AM
  • Guns N' Roses/Smashing Pumpkins, 4/6/92
  • Guns N' Roses/Metallica/Faith No More, Dallas, 9/5/92
  • The Black Crowes/The Jayhawks, 2/10/93
  • Aerosmith/Jackyl  :P 6/4/93
  • The Rolling Stones, Dallas, 11/18/94
  • The Black Crowes, May 1995
  • Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, 6/6/95
  • The Smashing Pumpkins, 11/23/96
  • "The Artist" (Prince), 8/5/97
  • Wilco, 11/5/97
  • Sarah McLachlan/Lisa Loeb, 3/17/98
  • Lilith Fair (Sarah McLachlan, Natalie Merchant, others), 7/1/98
  • H.O.R.D.E. Festival (Smashing Pumpkins, Ben Harper, others), 7/15/98
  • Tenacious D, April 2002
  • Sonic Youth, Dallas, 8/1/02
  • Wilco, Dallas, September 2002
  • Eyes Adrift, October 2002
  • Beck/The Flaming Lips, Dallas, 11/14/02
  • The Strokes, 11/15/02
  • Coldplay, 2/1/03
  • Pearl Jam/Sleater-Kinney, 4/3/03
  • The Flaming Lips/Liz Phair, 6/9/03
  • The Flaming Lips/Liz Phair, Dallas, 6/10/03
  • Radiohead, Houston, October 1

I think this is all I've been to since then:

*Prince, OKC, April 2004
*Velvet Revolver, Dallas, June 2004
*Willie Nelson/Bob Dylan, September 2004
*Wilco, Dallas, September 2004
*Wilco, OKC, April 2005
*Wilco, Tulsa, September 2005

May be going to see Liz Phair in Tulsa on November 1st, but other than that, I got nothin'.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Holographic Elvis on October 9, 2005, 07:57 PM
In the past few weeks I've been to:

*Toby Keith/Leeann Womack
*KROQ's Inland Invasion featuring 311, Weezer, Beck, Oasis, Cake, Madness and many more
*Brad Paisley/Sara Evans and Sugarland
*The Killers
*Bloodhound Gang

Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Famine on October 9, 2005, 11:00 PM
HE, how are The Killers live?

Kevin
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Holographic Elvis on October 10, 2005, 08:52 PM
HE, how are The Killers live?

Kevin

Dude, they were amazing.  Brandon Flowers has amazing stage presence.  Talk about someone who was born to be a rock star.  The crowd sang along to every song.  They have like 3 more shows and then they are heading back to the studio.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Cory Chaos on October 14, 2005, 10:52 PM
I'll be taking in my first show in oh, say, 8 years? Micheal Graves, ex-Misfits lead singer, has 2 projects, one of which being a self-titled horror-punk band a la Misfits. Sunday night show in Downtown Minneapolis, I'm pretty stoked, as is the girly.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Nicklab on October 15, 2005, 12:59 PM
I'm eagerly awaiting my tickets to see Cream at Madison Square Garden.  I still cannot believe that I'm going to see this show in person.  I almost have to pinch myself!
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Morgbug on October 15, 2005, 11:08 PM
Cream would be awesome to see.  I had a chance to win tickets to see them in England, but unfortunately didn't win.

Next concert for me is Judas Priest on Tuesday.  They were a blast when I was young, but now I feel like getting out my Rock Star: The Movie t-shirt :P

And yes, the tickets were free.  Picked them up the same day Scott rolled up for Pearl Jam. 
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Angry Ewok on October 15, 2005, 11:15 PM
Wish I could see Cream... love 'em...

Seeing Green Day tomorrow.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Reid on October 16, 2005, 09:44 AM

Seeing Green Day tomorrow.

I wish I could be you...
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Cory Chaos on October 17, 2005, 05:05 AM
The Michale Graves show tonight was absolutely insane. Although relegated to a small Downtown Minneapolis pub, he blew the roof off of the place. Ripped through classic and modern Misfits tracks, as well as those off of his S/T solo album.

(http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a9/Cinemaddiction/tehcrew.jpg)

L to R: Alison, Jesse, Michale Graves, Myself

I've got tickets to see the UR DC of "Land of the Dead" tomorrow night, but after the incredible night I had, I think we're traveling to St. Cloud to see him again. He's an incredibly personable guy. I spoke to him on two occassions, and he even signed 3 Misfits/Graves pieces!

(http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a9/Cinemaddiction/misfitsstuff.jpg)
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Victor_Von_Doom on October 17, 2005, 12:43 PM
While not technically a concert, I saw Lewis Black last night on his Nothing Sacred Tour. He was pretty funny, and even signed autographs after the show!
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Matt on October 17, 2005, 12:57 PM
(http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a9/Cinemaddiction/tehcrew.jpg)

L to R: Alison, Jesse, Michale Graves, Myself



(http://www.mutantreviewers.com/pcu/drozp.jpg)
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Cory Chaos on October 17, 2005, 02:45 PM

(http://www.mutantreviewers.com/pcu/drozp.jpg)

Quote
You're going to wear the shirt of the band you're going to see? Don't be that guy.

Noted, although his own guitarist had a Misfits hooded jacket on  during warmups.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Darth_Anton on November 2, 2005, 05:25 PM
I just saw former Genesis/GTR guitarist Steve Hackett perform an acoustic show this past Friday. Very underrated guitarist, awsome set.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Xander on November 10, 2005, 07:21 AM
I caught Meshuggah a couple of days ago.
Whoa. Feeling those low end polymetric riffs, while people (kids) can still head bob to  the basic beat, amazing. I've been wanting to see a show like that since I was 16.  I don't even go to metal shows anymore.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: jjks on November 10, 2005, 01:45 PM
Heading to the Ryman Sunday night to check out Ben Folds and The Fray. First concert I've been to since I saw Kings of Leon (also at the Ryman) a couple months ago. The Ryman has been getting some killer concerts lately, I know Bright Eyes is playing there very soon, and I would have loved to have gone to seem them/him, but time kind of slipped away from me.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Angry Ewok on April 16, 2006, 11:25 PM
Concerts I saw in 2005

My Morning Jacket (Sloss Furnace, AL)
Opened by Moses Mayfield

Willie Nelson / Bob Dylan (Birmingham, AL)
Opened by The Green Cards

Green Day (Atlanta, GA)
Opened by Jimmy Eats World

Paul McCartney (Atlanta, GA)

My Morning Jacket (Roxy, GA)
Opened by Kathleen Edwards

My Chemical Romance (Birmingham, AL)
Opened by Alkaline Trio

Green Day (Nashville, TN)
Opened by Number One Fan

Bonnaroo 2005 (Tennessee) :
Signal Path, Dave Matthews Band, Widespread Panic (two nights), Allison Krauss and Union Station, the Old 97's, The Allman Bro's Band, Modest Mouse, Jack Johnson, Trey Anastasio, Robert Randolph, Yonder Mountain String Band, Joss Stone, Bob Weir, Xavier Rudd, Rilo Kiley, Keller Williams, and My Morning Jacket.



Tickets for 2006

My Morning Jacket (Vanderbilt, TN)
Opened by Blue Merle, Hands Up!

B.B. King (Birmingham, AL)

Bonnaroo 2006 - Radiohead, Beck, Tom Petty, My Morning Jacket, Oysterhead, Les Claypool, .moe, Sonic Youth, Bright Eyes, Seu Jorge, etc.

My Morning Jacket Plays the Boston Pops Symphony (Boston, MA)

Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Ben on April 18, 2006, 01:21 AM
Tool warmup tour:

TUE-MAY-02 SEATTLE PARAMOUNT THEATRE
THU-MAY-04 OAKLAND PARAMOUNT THEATRE
FRI-MAY-05 LAS VEGAS THE JOINT
SAT-MAY-06 PHOENIX GAMMAGE HALL
MON-MAY-08 DALLAS McFARLIN AUDITORIUM
WED-MAY-10 DENVER TEMPLE BUELL THEATRE
THU-MAY-11 KANSAS CITY MEMORIAL HALL
FRI-MAY-12 MINNEAPOLIS ORPHEUM THEATRE
SAT-MAY-13 CHICAGO AUDITORIUM THEATRE
MON-MAY-15 DETROIT FOX THEATRE
TUE-MAY-16 TORONTO HUMMINGBIRD THEATRE
THU-MAY-18 PHILADELPHIA TOWER THEATRE
FRI-MAY-19 NEW YORK CITY CENTER
SAT-MAY-20 NEW YORK CITY CENTER
SUN-MAY-21 BOSTON WANG CENTRE

Yeah, I think I'll go ahead and wait for the arena tour.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Ryan on April 18, 2006, 02:55 AM
Tool warmup tour:

WED-MAY-10 DENVER TEMPLE BUELL THEATRE


Man I wish I could go to that, it sure is awesome that it is right during finals. On the other hand I am going to a Nine Inch Nails concert on th 30th of May, and probably couldn't afford both. So it all works out in the end.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Angry Ewok on April 30, 2006, 06:04 PM
Last night :

Hawthorne Heights
First to Last
Emery

* Didn't really want to go, but I had a good time. None of it is really my kinda sound, but they had their moments here and there that didn't suck. I got in free, so, I can't complain.


Tonight :

Bob Dylan
Merle Haggard

* Still pissed that Dylan hasn't played his guitar in concert in probably 10 years. Merle Haggard will make up for Dylan's lack of enthusiasm, though. Dylan sucks, these days... There, I said it. Maybe I'll recognize a few of the songs, this time around, eh?


Wednesday Night :

BB King



Edit -

Haggard put on a good show, but god damn - Bob Dylan came out of nowhere and sang really, really clear (considering). I recognized all but maybe 2 songs, this time. Very good show.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Matt on May 1, 2006, 04:00 PM
* Still pissed that Dylan hasn't played his guitar in concert in probably 10 years. Merle Haggard will make up for Dylan's lack of enthusiasm, though. Dylan sucks, these days... There, I said it. Maybe I'll recognize a few of the songs, this time around, eh?

(snip)

Bob Dylan came out of nowhere and sang really, really clear (considering). I recognized all but maybe 2 songs, this time. Very good show.

I think Dylan's got a pretty notorious rep for being really erratic from one show to the next.

I saw him a couple years ago (on a similar tour, but with Willie), and I was ready to go about four or five songs in--and I'm a Dylan fan, and that was the first (and only) time I'd ever seen him.  Stuck around because--hey--he's Bob Dylan.

That being said, I'd still go see him again anytime he played around here because--hey--he's Bob Dylan.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Angry Ewok on May 2, 2006, 08:39 AM
Exactly. He's Bob Dylan.

In all truth, he could get on stage and fart into the microphone, and I'd probably clap.

The Willie/Dylan show was pretty awesome, but only because of Willie. I've heard that Dylan is pretty erratic, too... One of my friends said about three or four years ago, he literally hummed through his setlist... How lame is that? Luckily this time around Dylan, decided not to **** us around... I still can't get over the fact that I recognized all but 2 songs he sang... Here's the setlist :

1.    Maggie's Farm
2.    She Belongs To Me
3.    Tweedle Dee & Tweedle Dum
4.    Positively 4th Street
5.    'Til I Fell In Love With You
6.    It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)
7.    Just Like A Woman
8.    Highway 61 Revisited
9.    Visions Of Johanna
10.    Cold Irons Bound*
11.    Boots Of Spanish Leather
12.    Summer Days*
     
     (encore)

13.    Like A Rolling Stone
14.    All Along The Watchtower

* Had no idea what he was singing
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Matt on May 2, 2006, 10:01 AM
Sounds like you saw a good one.  Think he played a few of those when I saw him, but honestly, I don't remember a whole hell of a lot about that show.  Not because I was wasted or anything, but because it was a really forgettable show.  And I, too, enjoyed Willie a lot more than Bob.

Cold Irons Bound.mp3 (http://beta.yousendit.com/transfer.php?action=download&ufid=B1E34C6E0405DDD1) (from 1998's Time Out of Mind)

Summer Days.mp3 (http://beta.yousendit.com/transfer.php?action=download&ufid=92CC219506285DF2) (from 2001's Love and Theft)

Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Madcow on May 4, 2006, 11:08 AM
I just got my ticket to The Sounds of the Underground tour. With Ozzfest's horrible lineup, this will be the place to be for metal this year... \m/  ;D
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Angry Ewok on May 4, 2006, 05:23 PM
Saw BB King last night... damn... what a good show.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: JesseVader08 on May 4, 2006, 05:27 PM
Ever since I saw Crossroads years ago I've wanted to see one of the blues legends like BB King in concert.  I'm jealous.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Matt on May 4, 2006, 05:49 PM
(http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B00005JKWK.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg)

B.B. King was in this pile of ****?   :-[
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: jjks on May 4, 2006, 06:51 PM
I think he played her dad. Don't quote me.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Jeff on May 4, 2006, 08:17 PM
Duh!  Wrong Crossroads...   ::)

It was this one:

(http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B0002A2WDQ.01._SCLZZZZZZZ_.jpg)

Karate Kid learns lessons on guitar-playing and living life from BB King.  Then he gets it on with Jami Gertz. (http://www.jedidefender.com/images/newsicons/icon47.gif)
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Matt on May 4, 2006, 08:44 PM
Duh!  Wrong Crossroads...   ::)

(snip)

Karate Kid learns lessons on guitar-playing and living life from BB King.  Then he gets it on with Jami Gertz. (http://www.jedidefender.com/images/newsicons/icon47.gif)

Oh.  Wrong one.  Sorry.

Where I come from, you don't play no harp, you don't get no *****.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Madcow on May 5, 2006, 09:34 AM
Duh!  Wrong Crossroads...   ::)

It was this one:

(http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B0002A2WDQ.01._SCLZZZZZZZ_.jpg)

Karate Kid learns lessons on guitar-playing and living life from BB King.  Then he gets it on with Jami Gertz. (http://www.jedidefender.com/images/newsicons/icon47.gif)

Isn't that the one with the ending guitar duel between Ralph Macchio and Steve Vai? If so, that's a classic scene....
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Famine on June 15, 2006, 03:11 PM
Just picked up 2 lawn seats for Bruce Springsteen with The Seeger Sessions Band. I'm very excited to be seeing The Boss, and hearing all the classic songs from the collection he did. Very cool. It's Monday the 19th.

Kevin
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Tracy on June 16, 2006, 05:43 AM
Just picked up 2 lawn seats for Bruce Springsteen with The Seeger Sessions Band. I'm very excited to be seeing The Boss, and hearing all the classic songs from the collection he did. Very cool. It's Monday the 19th.

Kevin


Hey long, lost cousin -- did you say two tickets? :-*
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Famine on June 16, 2006, 12:36 PM
I did. I had hoped Dimetrodon would come along, being 2 hours from here, and a Jersey boy, but it turns out he has summer classes and all that, so my friend (and boss) Reggie who's a huge springstein fan is gonna tag along, I think.

Kevin
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Nicklab on June 16, 2006, 04:15 PM
I got to see Zappa plays Zappa earlier this week in Boston.  WHOA!  This was one of the most intense shows I've ever seen.  It started with a 20 minute film of Frank Zappa with his band in the early 1970's.  After that the band came onstage.  The featured players were Dweezil Zappa, Napoleon Murphy Brock, Steve Vai and Terry Bozzio.  And these guys were on fire!  For that matter, so was the Orpheum Theater in Boston, as the temperature inside was easily 85 degrees or more.

People complain about not getting their money's worth at shows.  But you couldn't say that for this.  I had a balcony seat for $40 some, and you know what?  They played for over 3 hours after the introductory film.  The band touched on material from all over Frank's career.  Terry Bozzio came out as a guest drummer and singer for a good portion of the set.  But the real fireworks started when Steve Vai came out onstage.  Now I had always thought the guy was a wanker in his solo career.  But seeing him play as part of a Zappa ensemble gave me a whole new insight into what he does.  And when he and Dweezil were trading licks?  Holy crap!  It was phenomenal, and it pointed out that Dweezil can really play.

If you're into Zappa's work, or even just mildly interested, try to catch this tour!  You won't be disappointed.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Angry Ewok on June 19, 2006, 02:06 PM
Just got back from Bonnaroo... I can't really remember who all I've seen... The My Morning Jacket and Radiohead shows were the best shows I've ever been to. Tom Petty was ******* amazing and even had a special guest come on stage - Stevie Nicks!

Setlists...

Tom Petty
Bonnaroo Music Festival
June 17, 2006

01. Listen To Her Heart
02. You Don't Know How It Feels
03. I Won't Back Down
04. Free Fallin'
05. Saving Grace
06. Mary Jane
07. I'm A Man
08. Oh Well
09. Handle With Care
10. Stop Draggin' My Heart Around *
11. I Need To Know
12. Melinda
13. Insider
14. Learning To Fly
15. Don't Come Around Here No More
16. Refugee
17. Runnin' Down A Dream
//Encore//
18. You Wreck Me
19. Mystic Eyes
20. Gloria
21. American Girl

*   w. Stevie Nicks


My Morning Jacket
Bonnaroo Music Festival
June 17, 2006
 
01. Wordless Chorus
02. It Beats 4 U *
03. What A Wonderful Man
04. One Big Holiday
05. Older Guys (Flying Burrito Bros)
06. Head Held High (Velvet Underground)
07. Lowdown *
08. The Way That He Sings
09. Masterplan
10. At Dawn
11. Golden
12. Gideon *
13. Xmas Curtain
14. Dondante **
15. Dancefloors
16. Anytime
17. Mahgeetah
//Set Break//
18. A Quick One (The Who) **
19. Loving Cup (The Rolling Stones) **
20. Easy Morning Rebel **
21. Attitude (The Misfits) **
22. Off The Record
23. Lay Low
24. The Dark
25. The Bear *
26. I Will Sing You Songs
27. Heartbreakin' Man
28. Evelyn Is Not Real **
29. It's About Twilight Now
30. It Makes No Difference
31. Phone Went West **
32. Run Thru
 
*   w. Andrew Bird
**   w. KC Guetig on Percussion, and Mike Desalvo on Guitar


Radiohead
Bonnaroo Music Festival
June 18, 2006

01. There There
02. 2+2=5
03. 15 Step
04. Arpeggi
05. Exit Music
06. Kid A
07. Dollars And Cents
08. Videotape
09. No Surprises
10. Paranoid Android
11. The Gloaming
12. The National Anthem
13. Climbing Up The Walls
14. Nude
15. Street Spirit
16. The Bends
17. Myxomatosis
18. How To Disappear Completely
//Set Break//
19. You And Whose Army?
20. Pyramid Song
21. Like Spinning Plates
22. Fake Plastic Trees
23. Bodysnatchers
24. Lucky
25. Idioteque
26. Karma Police
//Encore//
27. House Of Cards
28. Everything In Its Right Place
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Scott on June 19, 2006, 04:29 PM
There's a part of me who is more excited to see Petty next week over the guys from Wes C Addle.  Should be some great shows though, sounds like a good time Brad :)
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Morgbug on June 19, 2006, 04:45 PM
There's a part of me who is more excited to see Petty next week over the guys from Wes C Addle.  Should be some great shows though, sounds like a good time Brad :)

Uh, do they sell beer in the Xcel during the shows?
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Angry Ewok on June 19, 2006, 05:47 PM
I know you'll really enjoy that Petty show, Scott...

In all, I believe I saw... I-Nine, Wood Brothers, dios (malos), Seu Jorge, Bright Eyes, Oysterhead, Tom Petty (w. Stevie Nicks), My Morning Jacket, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Rusted Root, Blues Traveler, Radiohead, Dr. John, Balkan Beat Box... Unfortunately, Kristin and I couldn't find any tolerable spot for shade to see Buddy Guy... We also left Bright Eyes and Seu Jorge a bit early, and were too freaking tired to wait any longer for Dresden Dolls to start...

The heat was pretty bad.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: S_A_Longhorn on June 20, 2006, 10:34 AM
Saw Buckcherry Friday night here in San Antonion at the Sunken Gardens.  It was part of their "Crazy Bitch 2006 Tour". 

The runningtour is also known as the Buckcherry Bikini Bash.  Any women attending the concert in a bikini or bikini top gets in free.  Also, they invite the local strippers to dance on the side of the stage.  Lots to look at all night long!

Buckcherry was outstanding!  The place went nuts for "Crazy Bitch" and "Lit Up."  I've been a fan since their first album, so I really enjoyed the entire show.  But most people there are the new fans that only recognize the new songs.  The band sounded really good and adlib parts of songs to get the crowd more involved.  As a GNR fan, I really liked it!
Title: Earplugs
Post by: Scott on June 26, 2006, 09:27 AM
Does anyone wear earplugs when you go to concerts?

Last show I went to was the PJ show in Winnipeg.  My ears rang for 3 days after the show.  I will be sporting plugs tonight and tomorrow :-[
Title: Re: Earplugs
Post by: Matt on June 26, 2006, 10:27 AM
Couple thoughts:

If it's too loud, you're too old.

If I was going to a Pearl Jam concert, I'd wear earplugs, too, but not to protect my ears.  More like to protect my musical sensibilities.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Angry Ewok on June 26, 2006, 10:44 AM
I've never worn earplugs, but there've been times that I wish I had.

You really don't want to be that guy whose wearing ear plugs, though. It's just not cool. Might as well wear the venue t-shirt while you're at it.
Title: Re: Earplugs
Post by: Nicklab on June 26, 2006, 11:42 AM
Does anyone wear earplugs when you go to concerts?

Some shows demand that you wear earplugs.  Like Motorhead.  I've heard that Sabbath can be extremely loud, but when I saw them the volume wasn't an issue...probably because of my crappy seats.  I'll usually bring plugs to a show, but the volume really needs to be high for me to consider putting them in.

I think I've lost a little bit of my hearing (some high frequencies) after playing in bands for the past 13 years or so.  Standing near a drummer who's smashing away at a china cymbal while playing a 3 hour gig can do that to you  >:( .  Now, if the venue we're playing is really loud on stage then I might wear plugs while we play.  But I think volume tends to be much more of an issue if you're right out front, fully exposed to the PA.  Stage volume is usually much more controlled.  But people like Bob Mould and Pete Townsend haven't been so lucky.  Be careful about your hearing.

You really don't want to be that guy whose wearing ear plugs, though. It's just not cool. Might as well wear the venue t-shirt while you're at it.

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Okay, Droz. ;D
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Scott on June 26, 2006, 12:15 PM
That's the deal.  My seats are usually 5-6th row and I'm right under the main speakers and it is so so damn loud
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Nicklab on June 26, 2006, 12:24 PM
I would definitely wear plugs there.  You're just getting blasted by such high SPL's there that it's dangerous.  That sound is designed to carry all the way from the mains to the back of the arena and sound good there.  And if you've been to any concerts, you already know that the soundman is either in the middle or near the back of an arena's floor.  You would think that floor seats would be great by virtue of where they are, but from a sound standpoint it's not necessarily the best place to be.
Title: Re: Earplugs
Post by: Morgbug on June 26, 2006, 02:15 PM
Does anyone wear earplugs when you go to concerts?

Last show I went to was the PJ show in Winnipeg.  My ears rang for 3 days after the show.  I will be sporting plugs tonight and tomorrow :-[

*****.


I get a kick out of the ringing actually, since it almost always passes in a day or two.  It's fun for me to go to work the next day too, since I spend a lot of time talking to people on the phone.... what?  What?!  WHAT!!!! :P

Though it might not be so prudent with having to cross the border the next day.  Border patrol might not see the humor in my temporary deafness. :-X
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Sprry75 on June 26, 2006, 08:03 PM
I got tickets to Tool for August 29.  I am very excited.  Earplugs are for pussies who want to hear when they're old.  Pussies.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Angry Ewok on June 26, 2006, 08:09 PM
I can't wait to be that old ass man who shouts, "EH?!" all the time.

Does it kickass, Morgbug? Or have I got my hopes up for nothin'?
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Morgbug on June 26, 2006, 09:48 PM
Eh?!
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Nicklab on June 26, 2006, 10:45 PM
I got tickets to Tool for August 29.  I am very excited.  Earplugs are for pussies who want to hear when they're old.  Pussies.

Tell me that after you can't sleep because your ears are ringing so bad.  It's such a pleasant sensation.  ::)
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Matt on June 26, 2006, 10:52 PM
Tell me that after you can't sleep because your ears are ringing so bad.

That's what booze is for (well, that, amongst other things. . .).
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Nicklab on June 26, 2006, 11:11 PM
Is that what folks in plush animals costumes who throw fake blood around do?  ;D
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Morgbug on June 26, 2006, 11:58 PM
Tell me that after you can't sleep because your ears are ringing so bad.

That's what booze is for

Bingo!

Sleep, passing out.  It's all about immobility. 
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Angry Ewok on July 3, 2006, 11:26 AM
I've got tickets to see Willie Nelson and John Foggerty, and by absolute fluke, it looks like Eric Clapton is going to be performing here in Alabama, as well... Has anyone seen Foggerty live? I caught the tail end of his show on Austin City Limits, and was wondering if he'll be playing really CCR-heavy like he did then, or what? I'm really not interested in any of his newer projects, to be honest - I'm just wanting to rock out to his old stuff...

Has anyone seen Clapton live? What's it like? His tickets are gonna cost somewhere around $100, which is absolutely ******* ridiculous, considering none of the venues in Alabama are worth that. Willie and Foggerty together cost me $40 or so...

Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Nicklab on July 3, 2006, 03:47 PM
I saw Clapton last fall with Cream.  He is worth the money!  I can't believe just how good he was.  I had heard all this hype about him, and I'd listened to his stuff for years, yet I hadn't come across any recordings of him that really blew my mind.  That night he succeeded in doing just that.  The man is incredible live!
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Angry Ewok on July 3, 2006, 05:08 PM
I wish I could have seen the CREAM reunion... they're one of my favorite bands. I have the CREAM Reunion DVD, and while it does kick some ass... they totally dropped the ball on several songs, and worst of all - Clapton never once played with his Wah pedal... What the **** was he thinking? The Wah is like another member of the band, if you ask me.

Hopefully he cracks out the crybaby on this tour...

Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Nicklab on July 3, 2006, 11:51 PM
He broke out the wah-wah pedal at the Garden.  It was amazing when they played "White Room" and "Tales of brave Ulysees".  But I agree, it was sorely missing from both the CD and DVD of the shows at the Royal Albert Hall.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: MetalJedi on July 7, 2006, 06:46 PM
Going to see NIN and Bauhaus tonight.  ;D
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: DSJ™ on July 15, 2006, 12:11 AM
So The Who is making a tour, first time in 20 years. Nice ticket prices!  :-\
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Morgbug on July 15, 2006, 01:16 AM
Haven't seen the price, but I will be at the October 3rd show here in Winnipeg.  This is one of the few remaining bands I've yet to see :)
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Nicklab on July 15, 2006, 01:29 AM
I saw them when they did the Quadrophenia tour in the 90's.  They were AWESOME!  I was floored by the whole show, especially during "The Real Me" (since I'm a bassist)...John Entwistle was amazing!  It seems weird for them to go out on tour without him.  But I guess they had been doing shows without him for a while.  But to do a record as well just seems kind of weird.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Famine on July 24, 2006, 01:12 AM
I'm off to see Charlie Daniels Band on Weds, in Albany.

August 19th I have tickets to see one of my favorite bands, the Dropkick Murphys. I can cross them off my list afterwards. I've read quite a few reveiws of their shows, and it sounds like there is no way I can have a bad time. 8)

Kevin
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Famine on July 26, 2006, 11:10 PM
Man, tonights show was AWSOME! The opening act was a band I had never heard of, and they did little much more than play some music with a fiddle and sing. They were nice. The second act of the night was Danielle Peck, and let me tell you, not only was this girl beautiful, but she sang a few covers (One was Folsom Prison Blues :)) and you wouldn't know she didn't write them. She made them her own. Plus, she was gorgeous, and I was right at the barricade, so that helped hold my attention!

Then the main eventers, Charlie Daniels Band hit the stage and tore everything up. I didn't know I knew that many Charlie Daniels Band songs! They played a bunch of their songs, and a couple of band members had their own songs that they performed. There was two bouts of musical "punch for punch" and one where Charlie used the fiddle and battled every band member on their respecive instruments, immitating the noise they made. It was awsome! The guituarist had his own piece to perform on his electric guitar....Flight of the Bumblebee! Never have I heard a more badass version.

Finnaly after a rocking version of our National Anthem, he ended the night with The Devil Went Down to Georgia, and it was again, awsome. I was pumping my fist, bouncing up and down. Awsome.

Cheers, next is the Dropkick Murphys!

Kevin
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Famine on July 27, 2006, 01:23 AM
Also, I met Jeff The Drunk, of Howard Stern fame.

KEvin
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Angry Ewok on July 27, 2006, 02:06 AM
Saw Willie Nelson and John Foggerty... Willie was off, for the most part... but John totally rocked the balls off... Nothing but CCR hits all night long, minus two solo songs at best. John is one of the best guitarists I've seen - he really, really ripped into a few solos... Amazing stuff...

Great show, John is recommended.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Matt on August 3, 2006, 02:44 PM
I've been in a show-going lull for almost a full year now, but that's all about to change:

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Flaming Lips Blend L.A. With Oklahoma On Live CD/DVD

July 28, 2006, 10:25 AM ET
John Benson, Cleveland

After taping a performance at Los Angeles' Hollywood Bowl last Sunday, the Flaming Lips are halfway done with the first live album of their career. The rest of the material on the CD/DVD set will be drawn from an as-yet-unscheduled September show in the band's Oklahoma City hometown.

"We're hoping that by the time we're actually doing it, we can put it out in whatever format, like the Blu Ray or HD DVD, [that] Warner Bros. is picking up on and be able to do high resolution, uncompressed audio this time around," Flaming Lips bassist Michael Ivins tells Billboard.com. "Even [with] DVDs we're putting out now, for Surround Sound, they still have to encode the video. People say it's lost its compression but I'm not buying it."

And while the Hollywood Bowl show went heavy on the Lips' recent album "At War With the Mystics," the plan is to dig out some older, more obscure material for the Oklahoma City date. The CD/DVD will most likely arrive early next year. "We never want to rush stuff out and say, 'Hey, look, it's out for Christmas'," Ivins says.

The current tour does feature plenty of willing audience members on stage as dancers wearing Santa Clause and alien costumes, but there is one stage prop that has yet to be unveiled. "Perhaps you've heard about our UFO we're trying to build for the stage," Ivins says. "It's not quite ready yet. We're going to see if we can do it every show or just do it a few times a year."

He admits, "That's how we do a lot of stuff -- we'll think of something and then we'll figure out how to do it afterwards."

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Live show. . .  old stuff. . .  Santas. . .  Aliens. . .  A UFO. . .  Filming it for a DVD and live album. . .  Holy geez.

Someone put me in a coma and wake me up on September 15.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Famine on August 15, 2006, 04:54 PM
So I lied when I said DKM was next for me.

Tommorow I'm catching Marshal Tucker at the Altamont Fair, then friday is 311 at SPAC, and Saturday is Dropkick Murphys.

Wow.

Kevin
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: speedermike on August 16, 2006, 04:32 PM
Hey.  I'm  deciding if I should see the The Lips in NYC in Sept.  Tickets are a bit steep, but if a certain job I'm contracting for comes my way, I'll grab one.  I don't really go to concerts that much, but I love the Flaming Lips, and there shows look wild.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Famine on August 17, 2006, 12:18 AM
Marshal Tucker Show was pretty good, but the highlite of the night was AGAIN running in to Jeff the Drunk and the guy he was with from Sterns Show, and having them remember the girls I was with, and having a conversation.

Boy did he stink. :-X

Kevin
Title: I MET THE DROPKICK MURPHYS!!!
Post by: Famine on August 21, 2006, 12:21 AM
My God. First The Welch Boys opened up the show, and rocked the house. They were really good, good enough in fact, to convince me to buy their CD. That was just the begining! Next up was "The Threat" or "A Global Threat", take your pick. I wouldn't buy their CD, but I'd see them in show again. Then after a 35 minute equptment change/ small riot with people hanging from the rafters, breaking the non-working ceiling fan, and sexurity using bottles of water to "controll" the crowd.

Then the lights went dark, and as the "Lets Go Murphys!" chants rose up from the crowd, "The Foggy Dew" by the Chieftans, with Sinead O'Connor on vocals started to play, and the crowd pushed forward, and they broke the house down! We had a real treat when Kay Hanley performed The Dirty Glass with the guys! They tore through a set list of some 25 songs before they even took a short (2 minute) intermission after The Spicy McHaggis Jig.

As soon as intermission ended, they performed "Teenage Wasteland" by The Who (which is my friend Nicks favorite band) and then after two songs from their latest Album 'The Warriors Code' they ended their show like they always do, with "Skinhead on the MBTA", The fans are allowed on stage. So everyone was jumping the rail but security was trying to stop it so by the time I made it, my boy Nick didn't get up, so I grabbed his arm and yanked him clear over the security guard and the rail and up on to the stage.

The band was ripping into the song, the microphone was passed around and we all got to help sing the song! It was the coolest thing I have ever experienced! Then, after the band ended the show, I shook the guitarists hand, and then helped Nick look for  his keys he lost crowd surfing. Then the band came back out to meet some of the fans, and rather than get autographs, I was fortunate to have a few short meaningful conversations with the guys from the band!

Man it was so sweet! My ears are still ringing, I'm bruised up pretty good from the pit, and I have more new T-Shirts than I know what to do with!

Kevin
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Matt on August 21, 2006, 01:43 AM
Hey.  I'm  deciding if I should see the The Lips in NYC in Sept.  Tickets are a bit steep, but if a certain job I'm contracting for comes my way, I'll grab one.  I don't really go to concerts that much, but I love the Flaming Lips, and there shows look wild.

You should go.  There's nothing quite like a Flaming Lips show.  I've been to three of them, and have had a smile on my face from the very beginning to the very end of each one.  The balloons, the confetti, the hand puppets, the Hulk fists, the animals (now aliens and Santas), the gigantic video screen, and if you're lucky, Wayne walking out over the crowd in an enormous inflatable balloon.  The music's great, as always, but the overall atmosphere makes their shows some of the most memorable ones I've ever been to. 

they performed "Teenage Wasteland" by The Who

Ahh, yes.  "Teenage Wasteland."

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Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Angry Ewok on August 21, 2006, 02:41 AM
Baba O'Riley?
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Matt on August 21, 2006, 02:46 AM
Baba O'Riley?

Never heard of it.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Angry Ewok on August 21, 2006, 03:21 AM
I think it's a song by Gordon Lightfoot about a ship that sunk in the Great Lakes during a really bad storm... true story based off of the NCC-1701 Baba O'Riley.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Matt on August 21, 2006, 10:18 AM
I think it's a song by Gordon Lightfoot about a ship that sunk in the Great Lakes during a really bad storm... true story based off of the NCC-1701 Baba O'Riley.

Oh. . .  that Baba O'Riley.

It's just that I've always known it by it's full title:  "The Wreck of the Baba O'Riley."
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Scott on August 21, 2006, 10:57 AM
I always thought Teenage Wasteland was a Pearl Jam song >:(
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: S_A_Longhorn on August 21, 2006, 12:17 PM
Got tickets to the Godsmack/Rob Zombie show this weekend.  I'm stoked!
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Morgbug on August 21, 2006, 02:47 PM
I think it's a song by Gordon Lightfoot about a ship that sunk in the Great Lakes during a really bad storm... true story based off of the NCC-1701 Baba O'Riley.

 :o

I'm shocked anyone even knew who Gordon Lightfoot is (was?).  Damn Canadians.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Tracy on August 21, 2006, 03:15 PM
I thought Baba O'Riley was the name of the ghost who lived in the wishing well ???
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Angry Ewok on August 21, 2006, 05:51 PM
I'm shocked anyone even knew who Gordon Lightfoot is (was?). Damn Canadians.

He isn't dead, but I think it's safe to say "Was"...
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: S_A_Longhorn on August 29, 2006, 06:04 PM
I saw Rob Zombie and Godsmack on Saturday night.  I am finally starting to feel better today.

First time seeing Zombie, but he put on a good show.  His songs are perfect for rock concert atmosphere! 

Godsmack played almost two hours, and did a lot of variety in their setup.  Their shows are always entertaining and really showcases their rock muscianship.  I left tired, with headache and hoarse.  It was great!!!!  ;D
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Nicklab on November 1, 2006, 02:01 AM
Some updates with some recent additions...


STADIUMS
-Pink Floyd at Olympic Stadium, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
-Grateful Dead with Sting at Giants Stadium

ARENAS
-Page & Plant (2 times) at MSG and the Continental Airlines Arena
-The Who - Quadrophenia Tour at Madison Square Garden, Joan Osborne opening
-Black Sabbath with Deftones & Pantera at the Continental Airlines Arena
-Cream - Madison Square Garden

AMPHITHEATERS/OUTDOORS
-Live with PJ Harvey & Veruca Salt at Jones Beach
-Miami Radio Festival with STP, Deftones, Filter, Local H, Veruca Salt, Nickleback-Miami, near the Arena
-Red Hot Chili Peppers with STP & Fishbone at the PNC Bank Arts Center
-Horde Festival with Blues Traveler, Black Crowes, Ziggy Marley, Joan Osborne, and others at Jones Beach


THEATERS
-King Crimson with John Paul Jones opening at the Beacon Theater
-Brian May with Joan Osborne opening at the Beacon Theater
-PJ Harvey (2 times as a headliner) at the Hammerstein Ballroom & a taping of Sessions at West 54th
-Verucas Salt (twice as headliner) at the Academy & The Hammerstein Ballroom
-Oasis (thrice) at the Hammerstein Ballroom, The Paramount at Madison Square Garden  & Roseland Ballroom
-Bon Jovi at Saturday Night Live
-Ben Folds at Town Hall
-Zappa Plays Zappa featuring Dweezil Zappa, Steve Vai, Terry Bozzio & other Zappa alumni


CLUBS
-The Cardigans - The Knitting Factory - TONIGHT
-John Entwistle at Tramps (NYC Club)
-Motocaster (three times) Maxwell's, Mercury Lounge & Irving Plaza
-The Fastbacks at Maxwell's
-Noel Redding at the Limelight
-Lee Rocker at the Wetlands
-The Reverend Horton Heatt (2 times) at the Limelight
-The Supersuckers at the Limelight
-Sloan (3 times) at Maxwell's and the Bowery Ballroom
-The Donnas & OkGo at Irving Plaza
-OkGo at Maxwells
-Mr. Bungle at the Birch Hill
-Dread Zeppelin at the Wetlands
-Queen Adreena 2 x at Brownies & Arlene Grocery
-The Candy Butchers with Holly McNarland & Tracy Bonham at the Bowery Ballroom
-The Band with Warren Zevon opening at The Stone Pony
-Henry Rollins (spoken word appearance) at an NYC Club (can't remember)
-Jason Falkner at Maxwell's
-Freedy Johnston at Maxwell's
-They Might Be Giants at Irving Plaza
-Les Paul Trio at Fat Tuesdays, NY, NY
-Michael Hedges with Michael Manring at The Bottom Line
-Levon Helm Band - at work
-Blind Boys of Alabama - at work
-Dwight Yoakam



..plus, countless independent bands that haven't been signed yet.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: jjks on November 2, 2006, 09:50 PM
Going to see Eric Church at the Wildhorse on Saturday, then The Raconteurs on the 19th at City Hall, and  Red Jumpsuit Apparatus at the Exit/In a couple days after that. Busy concert month for me, pretty weird mix too.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Dr. Zoltar on November 8, 2006, 02:17 PM
I saw the Pet Shop Boys on Nov 5th (my wife got us tickets for my birthday) in Seattle.  I even managed to get Chris and Neil's autographs after the show as well.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Jeff on November 8, 2006, 02:24 PM
I saw the Pet Shop Boys on Nov 5th (my wife got us tickets for my birthday) in Seattle.  I even managed to get Chris and Neil's autographs after the show as well.

 :o

I saw them on the 28th of October.  Didn't know anyone else out there actually still cared about them...  :P

While I didn't much care for S-H-O-P-P-I-N-G, I thought the rest of the "evening of (mostly) electronical entertainment" was top-notch.  I especially loved the partially acuoustic "Home and Dry", the encore "Go West", and the ginormous hats of "Always on my Mind".
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Angry Ewok on November 8, 2006, 11:16 PM
I'll be seeing My Morning Jacket in Atlanta, then in Nashville... Sunday/Monday should be crazy.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Madcow on November 9, 2006, 12:01 PM
I'm going to see Fear Factory tomorrow night. Wasn't planning on it but a friend asked me to go. I figured why the hell not...
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Dr. Zoltar on November 10, 2006, 07:28 PM
I saw them on the 28th of October.  Didn't know anyone else out there actually still cared about them...  :P

There was a pretty full crowd.  Maybe 60% from the Seattle gay community and the rest were folks that grew up on them from the 80's.  I've always liked their music and rated them my top band.  I really enjoy their earlier stuff where they poke fun at themselves in typical British comic style.

By the end of the show everyone was standing and dancing.  You should have seen the crowd go wild when "It's a Sin" was played.  Absolutely amazing!
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Angry Ewok on November 16, 2006, 12:51 AM
(http://photos-800.ak.facebook.com/ip002/v47/26/55/27433391/n27433391_32578800_3210.jpg)

(http://photos-803.ak.facebook.com/ip002/v47/26/55/27433391/n27433391_32578803_4130.jpg)

Me and some buddies got to hang out with My Morning Jacket for about half an hour or so at the Ryman. They know a few of us by first name, but we wear the viking helmets so that they can pick us out in the crowd... Anyway, they signed our Hatchshow prints and just goofed around with us for a while.



Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Angry Ewok on November 16, 2006, 01:01 AM
And I'm the short ****** in the black jacket.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Rob on December 3, 2006, 03:23 AM
Went and saw Electric Frankenstein tonight.  Exciting stuff considering I only found out about the show yesterday and have been wanting to see them for a long time.

Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Cory Chaos on December 4, 2006, 01:15 PM
I made some new friends as of late, which kind of rekindled my love for music, so we've been doing some local shows, as well as semi-national acts. Caught Through the Eyes of the Dead along with The Acacia Strain and Light This City 2 weeks ago. Plan on seeing Acacia Strain when they come back in January with JOB FOR A COWBOY, as well as bound to be killer show of God Forbid with Mnemic. Mastodn will be in town February 5th, which I can't wait for.

Minnesota seems to get snubbed on shows, though.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: JayDouble on December 5, 2006, 01:48 AM
Got tickets for KROQ Acoustic Christmas Night 2 this coming Sunday.

Bands:
Foo Fighter
Beck
Evanescence
Angels & Airwaves
Snow Patrol
The Killers
The Raconteurs
Panic! at the Disco
Gnarls Barkley
She Wants Revenge
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Matt on December 13, 2006, 11:43 AM
My next show:

(http://www.wowhall.org/images/gallery/tweedy.jpg)

Mr. Jeff Tweedy of Wilco at the legendary Cain's Ballroom in Tulsa, Oklahoma
Friday, January 19

Front row, center

I'm ******' stoked. 
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Cory Chaos on December 20, 2006, 04:41 PM
I caught Deftones at First Avenue last night along with Glassjaw, on their reunion tour. Glassjaw were actually better than I remembered, which says a lot because I'm not a fan, really. Deftones were just insane, pulling off a set that lasted an hour and 45 minutes, with 3 small intermissions/breaks. Great mix of their entire catalogue, and hearing it live made me appreciate the new album a little more.

I stuck around after the show, and although he seemed a little hesitant, given the show's duration, Chino stopped and signed a few posters and I was able to get a picture in before he boarded the bus. The 11 year wait was well worth it!

(http://a491.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/29/l_9987cc1f0745682c418b128c090b3d22.jpg)
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Reid on February 18, 2007, 06:02 PM
Going to see The Who at the Verizon Center in DC, March 8. Should be a kickass show.

(http://msnbcmedia3.msn.com/j/ap/lkw10402081552.widec.jpg)
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Angry Ewok on February 18, 2007, 07:45 PM
Last night I went to the Reg's Coffee House 10th Anniversary show.

Patty Griffin, Jim James, Matthew Perryman Jones, and Stoll Vaughan. I was there to see JJ.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Angry Ewok on February 25, 2007, 10:04 PM
Here's a picture of me watching Jim James' soundcheck... Picture was taken by my close friend Don, who was the photographer of My Morning Jacket's "Okonokos" album.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v298/CorvusTortus/BradAtJimsSoundcheck.jpg)

Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: JediMAC on February 26, 2007, 06:28 AM
We caught this legendary fella a few nights ago (along with Jackson Browne) at the Gibson Amphitheater...

(http://www.telegraph.co.uk/arts/graphics/2007/01/29/bmnelson.jpg)
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Angry Ewok on February 27, 2007, 04:05 PM
Do you think Willie will ever retire?
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: DSJ™ on February 27, 2007, 07:28 PM
The Police are coming here on June 2nd. Tickets are $425.00 & $60.00 CDN for the nose bleed area & are on sale this Saturday. Beginning March 1st, 2007 at 4pm (MTN), you can purchase tickets before the general public by ordering The Police Tour Fan Club Membership during the presale as part of your ticket purchase transaction (an additional $120 CDN will be added to your order).

Ah nope, me think not.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Famine on February 27, 2007, 07:46 PM
Good Christ. 425 dollars CDN to see The Police?

Screw that noise. No way, no sir.

Kevin
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: DSJ™ on February 27, 2007, 08:13 PM
The Police are playing at our Commonwealth Stadium which seats over 60,000 people. David Bowie, Willie Nelson, Genesis, Pink Floyd, & the Rolling Stones which sold out 2 concerts in 49 minutes.

This stadium is where we had the Hockey Heritage Classic that I went to back in 2003.

(http://mapy.pomocnik.com/img/2/Commonwealth.jpg)

Yeah, the Police aren't worth that kind of coin. I'll be able to hear the concert tho.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Nathan on March 2, 2007, 05:42 PM
Saw Wolfmother on Wednesday night. ****** A. Some bands seem to sound like **** live, but they were awesome. They even played a new number, and "Communication Breakdown" by Led Zeppelin. I wonder when their next album's coming out.

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y151/ValinKenobi/Other/02282007.jpg)
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: MetalJedi on March 3, 2007, 02:45 AM
I caught Deftones at First Avenue last night along with Glassjaw, on their reunion tour. Glassjaw were actually better than I remembered, which says a lot because I'm not a fan, really. Deftones were just insane, pulling off a set that lasted an hour and 45 minutes, with 3 small intermissions/breaks. Great mix of their entire catalogue, and hearing it live made me appreciate the new album a little more.

I stuck around after the show, and although he seemed a little hesitant, given the show's duration, Chino stopped and signed a few posters and I was able to get a picture in before he boarded the bus. The 11 year wait was well worth it!

(http://a491.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/29/l_9987cc1f0745682c418b128c090b3d22.jpg)

I'm really insanely jealous. Deftones are my favorite band. I missed them this past tour but I'm hoping to see them the next time around.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: name on March 3, 2007, 03:51 PM
Do you think Willie will ever retire?

He says that he will retire when his guitar is worn beyond the point of playability. 

Looks like it's getting close....check out the hole in soundboard from so many years of strumming.

BTW...I am intensely jealous that you got to go see Willie live, Matt.  Huge fan. 
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Angry Ewok on March 3, 2007, 05:52 PM
Do you think Willie will ever retire?

He says that he will retire when his guitar is worn beyond the point of playability. 

Looks like it's getting close....check out the hole in soundboard from so many years of strumming.


Willie's guitar, "Trigger", has probably had that hole for 20-something years. I wonder how long Martin Guitars expects he'll be able to keep it? They've offered to fix it on numerous occasions.

Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Madcow on March 5, 2007, 11:17 AM
The Police are coming here on June 2nd. Tickets are $425.00 & $60.00 CDN for the nose bleed area & are on sale this Saturday. Beginning March 1st, 2007 at 4pm (MTN), you can purchase tickets before the general public by ordering The Police Tour Fan Club Membership during the presale as part of your ticket purchase transaction (an additional $120 CDN will be added to your order).

Ah nope, me think not.

I know your pain. I've been dying to see the Police since I was a kid. When I heard about this tour I went nuts. Well, even with the Best Buy presale, the best tickets I could get were still $90 and they weren't even on the floor. Screw that! I refuse to pay that much to see anyone. I've gotten to see, meet and hang out with alot of other my favorite bands/musicians for no more than 1/3 of that. I'll just wait til they release a live DVD and enjoy it at home...
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: ruiner on March 5, 2007, 04:43 PM
Wish I could've been one of the elite few at that Unplugged Korn show.

Anybody catch that on MTV?

Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Famine on March 5, 2007, 06:45 PM
Wish I could've been one of the elite few at that Unplugged Korn show.

Anybody catch that on MTV?

I normally don't enjoy Korn's music, but I loved the hell out of that Un-plugged show. If/when they release a CD I'll be buying it.

Kevin
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Post by: iFett on March 5, 2007, 06:59 PM
KornUnplugged (http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=8239275&st=korn&type=product&id=1620012)
(http://images.bestbuy.com/BestBuy_US/images/products/8239/8239275.jpg)
comes out tomorrow
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Post by: Famine on March 5, 2007, 07:01 PM
Oh, well now.

Fantastic.

Kevin
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Darth_Anton on March 7, 2007, 01:05 AM
Tomorrow, Wednesday afternoon, Genesis will announce a North American tour. :)
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: JohnH on March 7, 2007, 03:52 PM
Tomorrow, Wednesday afternoon, Genesis will announce a North American tour. :)

http://www.ticketmaster.com/artist/723546

6 shows so far...I hope that's not it.  :(

UPDATE:  OK, I guess that's not it:

https://tickets.genesis-music.com/

I guess there's no reason to hit up anywhere between Illinois and California, huh?  ;)  Jerks.

John
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: DSJ™ on March 8, 2007, 08:29 PM
Genesis in Canada, Montreal & Toronto. Bah!  >:(

I saw them back in July 1992 here in Edmonton, great concert.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Reid on March 8, 2007, 11:29 PM
Just got back from the Who concert... Man was it amazing! The opening act was great as well, Rose Hill Drive I think they're called. Got nosebleed seats, but I was still able to see plenty good. A great show.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Deanna Rash on March 9, 2007, 03:42 PM
The Police are coming here on June 2nd. Tickets are $425.00 & $60.00 CDN for the nose bleed area & are on sale this Saturday. Beginning March 1st, 2007 at 4pm (MTN), you can purchase tickets before the general public by ordering The Police Tour Fan Club Membership during the presale as part of your ticket purchase transaction (an additional $120 CDN will be added to your order).

Ah nope, me think not.
:o :o :o I seen them in the Sycroncity tour,but that was eons ago.It was outside at riverbend in CincyMost AWESOME Showthis was.I think I'll be passing on this go around :P At this price!
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: jadesfire on March 11, 2007, 11:36 AM
Just got back from Bob Seger's concert....the man still has it!!  That was one of the best concerts I have been to in a long time. 
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Rob on March 18, 2007, 03:13 AM
I don't know if any of you guys will know what this is, but I went and saw The Draft tonight.  They're a new band that has the remnants of Hot Water Music (3/4ths of the band actually).  Not quite as good as Hot Water, but good stuff nonetheless.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Deanna Rash on March 18, 2007, 09:26 PM
 :P I did find some tickets for the Police coming to Cleveland july 16th on the floor only 683.00 per seat! :P :( >:( :-\
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: evenflow on March 19, 2007, 12:31 PM
Another great thread, i have to come to this section of the forum more often. I would love to list all the bands i have seen but that may take too long. I am sure i will do it eventually. I have a few shows coming up:

Heaven and Hell at Radio City
Porcupine Tree
Type O Negative

I have a Genesis ticket but am not sure if i am going to go or not. I was never a huge fan.
 
I totoally forgot ROger Waters tickets went on sale today, so i will probably buy those as well.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: john todd on April 24, 2007, 07:09 PM
probably my fav all time band rush is touring again.  and... once again i will be sitting out on the grass.   for once i would have to say being able to buy something online is a bad thing.  i got up early and waited for tickets to go on sale and what do i get... section 200.  i can't believe all of sections 100, 101 and 102 were sold out before i could hit enter.   i was prepared to pay the $75 per ticket for decent seats, but not for 2nd tier.

i don't usually go to shows at the bigger places, so i guess i was out of the loop.  i had no idea it was so hard to get good tickets to a concert.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: evenflow on April 25, 2007, 08:50 AM
I got Live Earth tickets for Giant Stadium.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Darth_Anton on April 25, 2007, 09:45 AM

Porcupine Tree


Saw these guys two years ago without ever having heard a note of their music. They played "Dark Matter," I became a fan.

My "Luck" kicks in. Bought two sets of tickets for Genesis. First set was during pre sales, just to get in the door, they're decent seats. Second set, I went to the venue and got really good seats with the idea I could easily get rid of the first set. Genesis goes and adds a second show, only one of the tour. Can't get rid of my first set of tickets. :P
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: evenflow on April 25, 2007, 01:17 PM

Porcupine Tree


Saw these guys two years ago without ever having heard a note of their music. They played "Dark Matter," I became a fan.


Thats great to hear. I have been a fan for a while now and have had the pleasure of interviewing and hanging out with steven wilson on many occasions. He really is a great guy, he loves the music, and is a great producer. He never stops working, he has so many side projects. The new album just came out in America, it's worth checking out. There is a 17 min track which is awesome. I have my tickets to see them when they come back to NY.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: evenflow on July 8, 2007, 10:46 AM
I went to Live Earth yesterday at Giant Stadium. It was OK if you could get passed all the political pro vegan stuff.  Roger Waters was great as always, Bon Jovi was much beter than the last time i saw him, the Smashing Pumpkins were as bad as i remember, and the Police were really not that great. Stong has this total worship me becuase i am honoring you just to be here vibe on stage. I am usually down for a jam but they turned Roxanne into this long drawn out thing that didnt work for me. Song selection wasnt great. The surprise of the day was Alicia Keys who looked great. She was wearing this little pink dress, very hot. She sounded great, a pleasant surprise.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: JesseVader08 on July 8, 2007, 09:51 PM
Waters, as in Pink Floyd?  I'd kill to see that.  What did he play?

I saw Sting a couple years ago and thought he was OK, but kinda boring really.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Rob on July 9, 2007, 01:33 AM
Saw Poison and Ratt tonight.

Yay for crappy 80's glam-rock.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Madcow on July 9, 2007, 03:13 PM
I had tickets to see Rush last night but due to my buddy getting stuck at work and god-awful traffic we didn't get there. Thankfully they were comp tickets so we didn't lose out on any $...
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: evenflow on July 9, 2007, 08:36 PM
Waters, as in Pink Floyd?  I'd kill to see that.  What did he play?

I saw Sting a couple years ago and thought he was OK, but kinda boring really.

It was a short set at Live Earth, he did In the Flesh, Money, Us and Them, Eclipse and Another Brick in the Wall.

I saw him at MSG on the last tour and it was amazing, he did 2 sets. He did the entire Darkside of the moon the first set and them a bunch of random floyd stuff and a couple of solo tracks. I also had the pleasure of seeing David Gilmour when he played Radio City a feww weeks before Waters. Another amazing show with 2 sets. He did his entire new album and then a bunch of floyd stuff including echoes. I was blown away.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: JediMAC on August 12, 2007, 04:11 AM
Saw Poison and Ratt tonight.

Ditto.

I was actually too afraid to admit it here, but seeing as Rob's already paved the way, I guess I can mention it.  I won't mention all the other 70's/80's arena rock bands and 80's metal and hair bands we've seen lately though, lest I get tarred and feathered by a few folks here.  I definitely didn't see REO Speedwagon at the Ventura County Fair last weekend either.  :-X

(http://www.moondancejam.com/images/bandspage/06poison.jpg)
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Darth_Anton on August 12, 2007, 09:26 AM
I definitely didn't see REO Speedwagon at the Ventura County Fair last weekend either.  :-X


That's so funny. I was just out there on Wednesday, my Wife wanted to see a country act and I was thinking, why couldn't this be REO? :P

I just saw Rush last month. Next up, Genesis.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: evenflow on August 12, 2007, 11:23 AM
Went with the girlfriend to see Incubus the other night. It was an alright show, at least the seats were good, 6th row center.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Oboewan on August 13, 2007, 03:04 PM
Going to see Wierd Al on Thursday!
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Madcow on August 13, 2007, 03:22 PM
Went with the girlfriend to see Incubus the other night. It was an alright show, at least the seats were good, 6th row center.

I can't fathom to see Incubus now when I used to see them in clubs the size of people's basements back when they were good. They are amazingly talented musicians that have let being on the radio limit themselves. Such a shame...
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: TheBlackDog65 on August 13, 2007, 04:55 PM
Saw Rush a week ago last Friday.  Really good concert, 29 songs in 3 hours time. 
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: john todd on August 13, 2007, 06:45 PM
i saw rush saturday.  i have seen them a bunch of times and was very pleased that they broke out quite a few songs i had never seen them do live before, or hadn't heard in a very long time.

they are a smart band recognizing that most of their audience are repeat customers and trying to mix it up so people will come out every time they tour.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: evenflow on August 13, 2007, 07:32 PM
Went with the girlfriend to see Incubus the other night. It was an alright show, at least the seats were good, 6th row center.

I can't fathom to see Incubus now when I used to see them in clubs the size of people's basements back when they were good. They are amazingly talented musicians that have let being on the radio limit themselves. Such a shame...

Yeah i have seen them when they were that small too. I was not a fan then, still not a fan now. Her favorite band though, but i understand what you are saying. I feel the same way about alot of bands i have seen before they made it big and its just not the same to see them play MSG as it was to play a small club.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Nathan on September 16, 2007, 10:46 PM
Just picked up tickets for me and a buddy to see Dropkick Murphys in November. The tickets themselves were only $20 each, but after the "convenience charge", "order processing charge", and paying $2.50 to print my tickets, it worked out to $30.19. ::)
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Sprry75 on September 17, 2007, 12:00 AM
I saw Black Rebel Motorcycle Club the other night (9/13) for the third time.  It was an absolutely incredible show.  If you get a chance to catch these guys, do it.  You'll be blown away.

(http://www.aversion.com/bands/blackrebelmotorcycleclub/images/blackrebelmotorcycleclub.jpg)

Nothing coming this week, but the week after that, I've got tickets to see Arcade Fire with LCD Soundsystem (9/26) and then Smashing Pumpkins (9/28).  The only other tickets I've got are for the Vegoose festival in Las Vegas at the end of October (Muse & Rage Against the Machine), but I'll probably be seeing either Interpol or the Shout Out Louds on 10/15.  Haven't quite got that one pinned down yet.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: MetalJedi on September 17, 2007, 12:38 PM
If you haven't seen Interpol yet I would suggest that one. They are amazing live.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Darth_Anton on October 13, 2007, 09:36 AM
Saw my first night of two nights of Genesis. It rained. Second day it rains all year in Los Angeles and it's the show I've been waiting 15 years for and had very good seats for. The keyboards shorted during Invisible Touch, the show was done. You can't have a Genesis concert without keyboards so they had to cancel. Luckily there were only two songs to go.  :P
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Deanpaul on October 13, 2007, 10:17 AM
If you haven't seen Interpol yet I would suggest that one. They are amazing live.

I'm seeing them next week with the Shout Out Louds.  I picked up the Shout Out Louds tickets and they had to change the Venue, so Interpol invited them to open for them.

I'm psyched.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: evenflow on October 15, 2007, 08:14 AM
Got a fre ticket to see Queens of the Stone Age at MSG the other night. Pretty good show, not the best that i have seen them but still pretty good.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Matt on December 17, 2007, 10:51 PM
This has been kind of a **** year for me as far as shows go, but I've got a couple of big ones coming up that I'm excited about:

The Flaming Lips - New Year's Eve, Oklahoma City

Wilco - March 8 at the historic Cain's Ballroom in Tulsa, Oklahoma

---

Since my last post (http://www.jedidefender.com/yabbse/index.php?topic=2428.msg273103#msg273103) in here I've seen Jeff Tweedy (Tulsa, January 19) and Wilco side-project The Autumn Defense (Norman, February 10).  Like I said, kind of a **** year.  But it's almost over, and what better way to ring in the new year than with a Flaming Lips show on New Year's Eve?  Should be a lot of fun.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Matt on February 14, 2008, 03:11 PM
Radiohead, St. Louis, May 14.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Diddly on February 14, 2008, 03:59 PM
ZZ Top is playing at my school in April, I might try and get tickets.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Morgbug on February 14, 2008, 04:32 PM
Picked up tickets for Rush this morning.  First time playing here in town in 28 years or something crazy like that.  Someone chucked a bottle at Geddy Lee and he stayed pissed off for that long.  Row 18 on the floor, May 24. 

Picked up tickets for Steve Winwood/Tom Petty last week two.  August 9th, Row 17 on the floor.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: evenflow on February 14, 2008, 07:24 PM
MY buddy gave me a Van Halen ticket for March. I am more of a Sammy fan than Dave but i will go anyway.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Morgbug on February 14, 2008, 09:50 PM
MY buddy gave me a Van Halen ticket for March. I am more of a Sammy fan than Dave but i will go anyway.

They haven't announced the date for VH up here yet, though the promoters are telling people I know it's a lock.  I'll likely be at that, though they were over $100 last time they came through, which was 1996.  I like them, but not if the price is much higher. :-\  Rumor of the Eagles coming through as well, speaking of expensive concerts.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: DSJ™ on February 14, 2008, 09:58 PM
The Eagles Canadian tour?  :o
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: ruiner on February 15, 2008, 01:41 PM
Someone chucked a bottle at Geddy Lee and he stayed pissed off for that long. 

I like him already.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Rob on May 22, 2008, 09:46 PM
I had a chance to see Foxboro Hot Tubs last night... For those who haven't heard of this - it's these guys.

(http://i.realone.com/assets/rn/img/7/0/7/7/16727707-16727710-slarge.jpg)

The show was at a very small venue - maybe 200 or so total people there, so it was pretty kick ass.

Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: iFett on May 22, 2008, 10:05 PM
Looks like Greenday to me...Unless they've changed their name.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: DSJ™ on May 22, 2008, 10:33 PM
Green Day hail first shows as Foxboro Hot Tubs (http://www.nme.com/news/green-day/36722)
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Rob on May 22, 2008, 10:36 PM
It's a side project.  They had another one a few years ago called the Network that had some guys from Devo in it too.  They played mostly FHT songs last night, with at least 1 Network song, 1 Green Day song, and a random few covers.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Morgbug on May 22, 2008, 10:48 PM
So far I've got tickets to the following this summer:

Rush May 24
Foreigner/Boston June 7
Iron Maiden June 9
Mark Knopfler July 11
Tom Petty August 9

Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Darth_Anton on May 23, 2008, 09:25 AM
Someone chucked a bottle at Geddy Lee and he stayed pissed off for that long.  Row 18 on the floor, May 24. 



What low class.

Another great tour though. I missed them this year, but I know it's the same set list as last year, when I saw them, save for a few changes.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Morgbug on May 23, 2008, 12:35 PM
I'll let you know.  Supposedly we get a "special" show in Winnipeg because they haven't been here for over 25 years.  No opening act and three hours of music, so we'll see how it goes. 

As for the bottle, probably the same jackass that chucked a bottle at the Red Wings after they eliminated the Jets from the playoffs in 1996.  We have some clever folks around here. 
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Rob on May 23, 2008, 02:55 PM
Iron Maiden June 9

I have to check to see if they're coming here at all... I saw them about 4 years ago with Dio and Motorhead and it was ******* awesome.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: evenflow on May 23, 2008, 06:10 PM
I got NIN tickets for august.  ;D
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: MetalJedi on May 24, 2008, 05:09 PM
I got NIN tickets for august.  ;D

They put on an awesome show. Wish they weren't playing the Forum this time around here. That venue sucks.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: evenflow on May 25, 2008, 09:18 AM
I got NIN tickets for august.  ;D

They put on an awesome show. Wish they weren't playing the Forum this time around here. That venue sucks.

I have seen them a few times at both large and small venues. I think the best time i saw them was at Madison Square Garden with A Perfect Circle opening and then Marilyn Manson coming out to do the encore of StarF*ckers and Beautiful People.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Angry Ewok on May 26, 2008, 09:52 AM
I'm going to Bonnaroo, so I'll get to see Pearl Jam, Metallica, and My Morning Jacket. I'll be seeing MMJ three times, this year. Highly recommended show.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Morgbug on June 11, 2008, 04:00 PM
Well, a couple of shows have gone by....

Rush - didn't end up being a special show in any way that it was hyped.  We got the standard format concert everyone else got, so a bit disappointing in that way.  The show didn't sell out either, a big surprise there.  It was very impressive and the most amazing aspect is just how good these guys are as musicians individually and as a group.  One of the tightest performances I've ever seen. 

Boston/Lou Gramm - didn't end up going, though apparently it was a pretty good show, or at least Boston was.  Lou Gramm apparently hasn't done well physically, his vocals are off and he's applying a fair bit of creativity to the original versions.  I don't really know anyone that enjoyed that aspect.  Boston was apparently great.

Iron Maiden.   :o :o :o :o :o :o
Get the idea?  Wow, just wow.  It was loud, fast and hard.  Dickenson's vocals were amazing and the band sounded fantastic.  It was basically the same tour as 1986 for the most part and was fantastic.  It was kinda funny because I talked to a fair number of the staff before the show and they were terrified of the crowd, which aside from the floor was extremely well behaved. 

As for the crowd, it was without a doubt the loudest crowd I've ever heard.  That's saying something too.  The show was a "sell-out" at 12500 but that was about 4000 less than were at the Pearl Jam show.  The lower number is in response to the stage setup that wasn't as open as the Pearl Jam concert where folks were sitting behind the stage as well.  The Pearl Jam crowd was probably the most impressive I've ever seen overall and their energy was consistently higher before and during the show.  The Maiden crowd did quiet down a couple of times during songs I thought were kind of obscure to include in the show when better or at least more popular choices existed.  I don't remember that happening at Pearl Jam through the show.  Where the Maiden crowd was better (louder) though was in the duration of singing along during the show.  Routinely you couldn't even hear Dickenson singing at all because the crowd just drowned him out. 

Suffice to say I'm really, really happy to have gone to this show.  Hell, I even bought a t-shirt.  At regular price even.  It had a bloody hockey stick on it, how could I possibly resist?
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: P-Siddy on June 12, 2008, 09:53 AM
Saw Death Cab for Cutie about a week ago in the Twin Cities. Great show!
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Angry Ewok on June 16, 2008, 09:19 PM
Just got back from Bonnaroo... It was awesome.

**** Kanye.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Scott on June 16, 2008, 09:49 PM
Just got back from Bonnaroo... It was awesome.

**** Kanye.
Did you get to see Pearl Jam?  The set list they played looked like one of their all time best shows (to me at least)
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Reid on June 21, 2008, 10:53 PM
Got tickets for the Metal Masters tour at Nissan Pavilion, so I'll be seeing Judas Priest, Motorhead, Heaven & Hell, and Testament come August 7th. Should be a great show.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Angry Ewok on June 27, 2008, 06:45 PM
Did you get to see Pearl Jam?  The set list they played looked like one of their all time best shows (to me at least)

Pearl Jam was excellent. Eddie shouldn't talk, though... the dude rambled about peace and love and puppies, and how insane oil prices is what we get for electing a Texan as president. Don't mess with Texas, Eddie.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Carpeteria3000 on June 30, 2008, 06:27 AM
i saw DEVO in Boston on Friday - they were amazing. they don't play much anymore, but if they ever pop up in your area, it's totally worth it.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Reid on August 7, 2008, 03:03 PM
Bump, as I'll be seeing these guys tonight.  :D

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Four of my heros- Dio, Iommi, Halford, and Lemmy- In one night! I'm stoked.

Testament is also playing. Anyone know if they're any good?
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: iFett on August 7, 2008, 03:21 PM
Testament is also playing. Anyone know if they're any good?

I dug them in the early-mid 90's when I was going through my "stoner" phase.  Haven't listened to them in awhile, but they're a lot heavier then those three bands.  If you liked Sepultura, Pantera, Megadeth etc back in the day then you won't mind Testament.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: evenflow on August 7, 2008, 08:29 PM
Bump, as I'll be seeing these guys tonight.  :D

(http://www.metalhammer.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2006/04/Judas-Priest-at-TCT-Fri.gif)(http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r139/Indiependentmusic/heavenhell.jpg)(http://www.stuff.co.nz/images/335213.jpg)

Four of my heros- Dio, Iommi, Halford, and Lemmy- In one night! I'm stoked.

Testament is also playing. Anyone know if they're any good?

Going to the show on Saturday.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Reid on August 7, 2008, 11:21 PM
Just got back from the Metal Masters show.

It was ******* incredible.

Nissan Pavilion is notorious for their terrible parking and terrible management, but I was able to drive there, buy a t-shirt, and get my lawn seats before the first band started. Testament was up first, and although I'm not familiar with their music in particular, I'm a fan of Pantera, Metallica, and the like, so I enjoyed it. After a long wait, Motorhead took the stage, and put on a great 45 minute long set. Heaven & Hell were up next, and were simply amazing. The played a 15 minute long Heaven & Hell, and ended with Neon Knights. After seemingly hours of waiting, Judas Priest finally took the stage. They played some stuff from the new album, as well as some older songs. It was getting near 10, and halfway through Priest's setlist, I left after Breaking The Law. Overall, a great concert, and a great four-and-a-half hours of metal.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Ben on September 14, 2008, 03:01 PM
Bought my ticket for Metallica's October 26th show in Des Moines. The price only came to about $70 after all the service charges, but I did choose will call to get my tickets, so that saved a little scratch.

I can't wait. Been wanting to see Metallica for a long time.  :)
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Matt on October 1, 2008, 04:17 PM
Went to a couple of shows over the weekend:

Sept. 26 - Neko Case - OKC

Sept. 28 - Beck - Tulsa


Got a couple more on deck:

Tuesday, November 11 - Kathleen Edwards in Dallas

Wednesday, December 31 - The Flaming Lips in Oklahoma City

Went to the last Lips New Year's Eve show, and it was a blast, so I'll be there again this year, too.  Hell of a fun way to ring in the new year.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Reid on October 29, 2008, 10:31 PM
Got tickets for Metallica on Jan. 15, at the Verizon Center in DC. Can't wait.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Ben on October 29, 2008, 10:38 PM
Got tickets for Metallica on Jan. 15, at the Verizon Center in DC. Can't wait.

You'll love the show. I saw Metallica this past weekend, and it was phenomenal.

Here's the setlist for the Des Moines show:

That Was Just Your Life
The End of the Line
Creeping Death
The Memory Remains
One
Broken, Beat & Scarred
Cyanide
Sad But True
Wherever I May Roam
For Whom The Bell Tolls
The Day That Never Comes
Master Of Puppets
Battery
Nothing Else Matters
Enter Sandman
-------------------
Die Die My Darling
Hit The Lights
Seek and Destroy

I could have done without all the stuff from the Black Album in favor of Fade to Black or The Four Horsemen, but they had to please the casual fans too. The new songs played live are great, though instead of Cyanide I'd have liked All Nightmare Long.
The Memory Remains was a nice little surprise.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: jjks on November 20, 2008, 01:53 AM
Just got back from seeing Kings of Leon with The Whigs and We Are Scientists. Excellent show, and the Kings played an extended set since it was the last show of their tour and they were back home in Nashville. Did a nice mix of all four albums.

Other than this show, I've seen Jack's Mannequin twice in the last month, once in Atlanta, once in Anaheim. Great shows both times, the Atl show was the kickoff of the tour, and Anahiem was a OC/hometown vibe show. He covered Something Corporate, the Boss, and MGMT. 
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Matt on January 5, 2009, 03:42 PM
Wednesday, December 31 - The Flaming Lips in Oklahoma City

Went to the last Lips New Year's Eve show, and it was a blast, so I'll be there again this year, too.  Hell of a fun way to ring in the new year.

Here's a pic from the show:

(http://img145.imageshack.us/img145/5156/nyeballondrop08sd0.jpg)

I'm in there somewhere.  Quite a party.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Reid on January 15, 2009, 05:07 PM
Heading off to see Metallica tonight.  ;D
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Reid on January 16, 2009, 07:10 PM
I'd have to say, Metallica's show last night was great! The Sword and Machine Head were both solid openers, and Metallica, although sloppy in some parts, was in mostly top form. The set list for the Washington DC show:

The Ecstasy Of Gold
That Was Just Your Life
The End of the Line
The Four Horsemen (!)
Harvester Of Sorrow
One
Broken, Beat & Scarred
Cyanide
Sad But True
Wherever I May Roam
All Nightmare Long
The Day That Never Comes
Master Of Puppets
Battery
Nothing Else Matters
Enter Sandman
-------------------
Die Die My Darling
Motorbreath
Seek and Destroy

However, I was really disappointed they didn't play anything from Ride The Lightning. I think playing six songs from the new album was a bit much, too. Overall it was a fantastic show, I'll definitely try and catch Metallica the next time they stop near here.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Matt_Fury on January 17, 2009, 12:25 AM
I'm going to see Ron "Tater Salad" White tomorrow night.  Would that qualify as a concert?   :D
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Matt on March 10, 2009, 04:43 PM
My next show:

The Band with One Good Song:  Monday, October 19, Norman, Oklahoma

:o
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: knashdx on March 23, 2009, 10:36 AM
93.7 (KRXX) announced this past weekend that Metallica will be coming to the Twin Cities on Tuesday, October 13th 2009. Tickets go on sale on Saturday, April 4th.

I WILL BE ATTENDING this concert. First time I will have seen Metallica since 2000.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: john todd on March 23, 2009, 11:54 PM
I'm going to see Ron "Tater Salad" White tomorrow night.  Would that qualify as a concert?   :D

if that counts then certainly my going to see bob newhart in april will qualify.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Rob on March 23, 2009, 11:58 PM
I went and saw DEVO on Wednesday, and it was the greatest thing ever.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Chris M on March 24, 2009, 12:13 AM
A friend of mine and I are debating going to Crue Fest 2 in August.  Motley Crue, Godsmack, Drowning Pool, and  I think one other band are going to be playing.  I've got to admit to having never been to a metal/rock concert before.  I've gone to a ton of country concerts though.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: john todd on March 24, 2009, 12:27 AM
I went and saw DEVO on Wednesday, and it was the greatest thing ever.

dang... i forgot about that and DEVO don't tour real often either.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Rob on March 24, 2009, 01:12 AM
dang... i forgot about that and DEVO don't tour real often either.

They might be doing more of it now that they've got a new album on the way.  One can only hope, because if they come back, I'm there.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: evenflow on March 24, 2009, 09:50 AM
picked up some nin tickets.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Ben on March 31, 2009, 01:56 AM
Scored a ticket to U2's Chicago show in September.  ;D Well, the first night anyway. Now there's a second night after the near-instantaneous sellout this morning.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Mikey D on March 31, 2009, 09:40 PM
U2's first show at Gillette Stadium sold out in less than 10 minutes, so no luck there.  They added a second show and a local radio station gave out the presale password.  So on September 21st, I'll also be seeing the TBWOGS. Can't wait.

 In the meantime, I'm going to see if I can score Kings of Leon tickets at Boston University.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: knashdx on April 3, 2009, 01:14 PM
Got to love Premature Ticket Discharg - Have fun with this one Justin.

93X a local radio station the day before tickets go on sale for bands they play have a Premature Ticket Discharge for their fans to go on line and order tickets early. I just ordered mine for Metallica on 10/13. I can't wait for the concert since it has been 9 years since I have seen them.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Morgbug on April 3, 2009, 04:26 PM
Yeah, I was going to get Metallica tickets too on the presale locally, but only the third upper deck was left  ::)  I'd rather save $75 and get a DVD than pay for those nosebleeds, there's just no point for them.  I was in right as they went onsale too.  I'll see if they saved any good seats for the regular folks when the full sale goes tomorrow, if not, no Metallica for me.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Rob on April 3, 2009, 04:40 PM
(http://www.migthegreek.com/scraps/images/music/metallica-shopping.jpg)
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: knashdx on April 3, 2009, 04:50 PM
Yeah, I was going to get Metallica tickets too on the presale locally, but only the third upper deck was left  ::)  I'd rather save $75 and get a DVD than pay for those nosebleeds, there's just no point for them.  I was in right as they went onsale too.  I'll see if they saved any good seats for the regular folks when the full sale goes tomorrow, if not, no Metallica for me.

I was in right at 10 too, but I was able to get lower level. I am 17 rows off the floor so I have decent seats.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: iFett on April 3, 2009, 05:17 PM
Metallica was the first metal band I got into growing up, but I haven't seen them live since 95 or so.  I think System of a Down and Limp Bizkit was the last concert I saw back in 99.  Just not my cup of tea to see bands live anymore.  Did Fred Durst die or something?  meh

93X a local radio station....

They suck.  At any given time I tune in - it's always the same STP, Alice in Chains, Pearl Jam, Rage, Nirvana or Smashing Pumpkins songs in rotation.  Lame..
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Sprry75 on April 3, 2009, 05:30 PM
(http://www.migthegreek.com/scraps/images/music/metallica-shopping.jpg)

That's ******' metal.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: ruiner on April 3, 2009, 06:07 PM
Going from 'bologna in hand' to shopping for Armani.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: john todd on April 4, 2009, 02:07 AM
i got tickets for the offspring today. 
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Rob on April 4, 2009, 02:20 AM
I was thinking about that one for old time's sake but decided that if I'm going to overpay to see one of these psuedo-punk bands that I used to listen to I'd rather go see Rancid next month.

I don't know if you ever listened to Propagandhi, but if you did they're playing The Door in May.

And I'm all over that one.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: DSJ™ on April 6, 2009, 02:24 PM
I'm checking out these guys when they come to our city in October.   ;D

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Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: john todd on April 6, 2009, 06:41 PM
I was thinking about that one for old time's sake but decided that if I'm going to overpay to see one of these psuedo-punk bands that I used to listen to I'd rather go see Rancid next month.

I don't know if you ever listened to Propagandhi, but if you did they're playing The Door in May.

And I'm all over that one.


if i had known about rancid that might have been the way i went since i have never seen them live and i have seen the offspring a couple of times.   
i have heard the name propagandi before but never really listened to their music.  i will have to check them out.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Matt on April 13, 2009, 01:48 AM
My next show:

The Band with One Good Song:  Monday, October 19, Norman, Oklahoma

:o

Slight change of plans:

The Band with One Good Song:  Monday, October 12, Dallas, Texas

so I can see Muse open up for them instead of the godforsaken Black Eyed Peas.

And this will actually be my next show, apparently:

(http://img242.imageshack.us/img242/755/dorksjz7.jpg)

Monday, June 15
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Morgbug on April 18, 2009, 01:42 PM
Just scored 5th row floor seats for AC/DC.  Yay. 

And I might have a line on Metallica floor tickets as well....

All at retail price.  Sweet.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Rob on April 18, 2009, 02:16 PM
if i had known about rancid that might have been the way i went since i have never seen them live and i have seen the offspring a couple of times.   
i have heard the name propagandi before but never really listened to their music.  i will have to check them out.

Tickets went on sale about 2 days ago.

I don't know if you'd like them - they're pretty much angry, anarchist Canadians.


In other news, a gap in my childhood is about to be filled.  Screeching Weasel is together (minus Jughead apparently) and will be playing a show in Austin in June.  I always wanted to see them but from the time I discovered them until they broke up they never played in Florida.

I bought some tickets earlier this week.

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Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Sprry75 on May 9, 2009, 01:25 PM
Here are the summer shows I've got tickets for so far...

Flight of the Conchords - May 17
Isis - June 16
Death Cab for Cutie (this officially makes me an emo ***, I know)- July 13
Tool - July 19

Plus a bunch of cool bands are playing a free outdoor summer concert series, including Bon Iver, M. Ward, Black Keys, and Sonic Youth.  I'll hit all of those....
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Famine on May 16, 2009, 01:58 PM
Thinking about picking up some tickets for Coldplay when they're at SPAC here in June. Also considering tickets to see Eddie Vedders solo tour, as it starts here in Albany.

Speaking of Coldplay concerts, they're offering a free live album up for download on their site: http://lrlrl.coldplay.com/leftright.php I gave it a listen, and they sound great live. I hope they sound just as good if I wind up attending.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Rob on May 21, 2009, 03:20 AM
i have heard the name propagandi before but never really listened to their music.  i will have to check them out.

The show was tonight and **** it was excellent.

(http://radicalhack.com/blacblocs/files/propmain.jpg)
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: DSJ™ on May 21, 2009, 03:24 AM
The 2nd guy looks like Colman gone psycho. LOL!  ;D
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Morgbug on May 21, 2009, 11:08 AM
Who?
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Matt on May 22, 2009, 12:50 PM
Thinking about picking up some tickets for Coldplay when they're at SPAC here in June.

They're not my favorite band, but I saw them back in 2003 while they were supporting Rush of Blood to the Head and it was one of the best concerts I've ever seen in my life.  I think my chest is still hurting from the bass at that show.

Plus, that show was crawling with chicks.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Famine on May 27, 2009, 05:05 AM
And  by June, I mean tonight, for Coldplay. Gonna be running a little late, but I don't really care too much about missing the first two acts. Some band I've never heard of, and some Pete Yourne guy thats apparently popular with Tweens, because my sisters have heard of him. Plus the shows I've been to have never started on time, and you have to love set up and take down times for the bands. I hope I have a blast!

Kevin
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Famine on May 28, 2009, 03:15 AM
Concert was postponed due to illness. A new date is being set.

Kevin
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Chris M on May 28, 2009, 11:40 AM
Well, my buddy and I were planning on going to see Motley Crue in August but it is appearing tha we won't.  My buddy caught them in concert the other night on one of his HD channels and said Vince Neil's voice sounds horrible and you couldn't hear him well over the instruments.  I've noticed the same thing when I've caught them on VH1's Classic in Concert.  Some of that could just be the TV mix, but I'm highly doubtful with it being HD.

So, I'm kind of sad that I'll probably not be going, but yet happy that I won't be dropping $100+ on a concert.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Matt on June 30, 2009, 05:25 PM
Next seeing The Sonic Youth at the legendary Cain's Ballroom in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  Thursday, July 16.

Woot.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: john todd on July 3, 2009, 05:36 PM
Well, my buddy and I were planning on going to see Motley Crue in August but it is appearing tha we won't.  My buddy caught them in concert the other night on one of his HD channels and said Vince Neil's voice sounds horrible and you couldn't hear him well over the instruments.  I've noticed the same thing when I've caught them on VH1's Classic in Concert.  Some of that could just be the TV mix, but I'm highly doubtful with it being HD.

So, I'm kind of sad that I'll probably not be going, but yet happy that I won't be dropping $100+ on a concert.

things have probably changed since the girls girls girls tour when i saw the crue, but i was actually kinda surprised what a tight band they were.  prior to going, me and my friends had always wondered how a group of guys who could barely sing and play their instruments (except for tommy) could have ever become famous.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Mikey D on July 17, 2009, 12:20 PM
After U2 in September, I'll be seeing Pearl Jam's second show in Philly in October.  Pretty excited for both, it'll be the first time seeing each live.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Morgbug on July 17, 2009, 03:02 PM
After U2 in September, I'll be seeing Pearl Jam's second show in Philly in October.  Pretty excited for both, it'll be the first time seeing each live.

Nice.  Blasphemous though it may be, I'm not a huge U2 fan.  That said, I'd go see them live if I had the chance.


Pearl Jam is amazing (thank you Scott) and just a fantastic show.


For me, the only show on the slate thus far is AC/DC in August (5th row on the floor).  I'm going to try and get tickets for the ZZ Top/Aerosmith show now that they've dropped prices.  Also still trying to get in for the Metallica show in October. 
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Sprry75 on July 17, 2009, 10:18 PM
Tool in 2 days :)
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: GrandMoffNick on July 18, 2009, 10:25 AM
I'm going to see the Moody Blues next month as my five year wedding anniversary from my wife. I'm really excited about it. It's cool to see the classics before they die. And then were just stuck with the "musicians" that make music nowadays.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: GrandMoffNick on August 7, 2009, 09:58 AM
I'm going to see the Moody Blues next month as my five year wedding anniversary from my wife. I'm really excited about it. It's cool to see the classics before they die. And then were just stuck with the "musicians" that make music nowadays.

It was really cool to see 60+ year olds doing what they've been doing for 40+ years so well. Really cool!!!!!
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: ruiner on August 7, 2009, 01:54 PM
NIN in three weeks.

Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Morgbug on August 22, 2009, 02:58 PM
AC/DC in six hours.   8)
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: evenflow on August 26, 2009, 11:08 AM
Went to Heaven & Hell last night, good show but short set. Britney Spears was playing upstairs at the garden so i assume thats why the we got out earlier than usual.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Master_Phruby on August 26, 2009, 01:03 PM
I went to see the Aquabats at Magic Mountain last saturday. That show was epic! Catboy and Chainsaw were back. Christian "Bat Commander" Jacobs was in fine form. We had front row seats. I just didn't know we were in the "splash zone". It was a great way to end a fun day at the park.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: CorranHorn on August 27, 2009, 10:32 PM
I saw Pearl Jam Monday night here in Chicago and it was just an amazing show, after 3 days I've had time to collect my thoughts and it's earned it's place in my top 5 concerts attended list. The two encores alone were worth the price of admission including Black, Porch, State of Love & Trust, Yellow LedBetter, Life Wasted, etc, it was just ******* outstanding. This was my first time seeing PJ, but having listened to concert bootlegs for over 15 years I can say that they still have the same passionately angst ridden sound that attracted me back in high school and I'm quite happy to have gotten the opportunity to finally see them live. Definitely going to see them again the next time they roll through town.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Master_Phruby on September 5, 2009, 06:03 PM
My wife got us tickets to see Star Wars in Concert at the Honda Center in Anaheim for my birthday! ;D
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Sprry75 on September 5, 2009, 07:33 PM
I saw Pearl Jam Monday night here in Chicago and it was just an amazing show, after 3 days I've had time to collect my thoughts and it's earned it's place in my top 5 concerts attended list. The two encores alone were worth the price of admission including Black, Porch, State of Love & Trust, Yellow LedBetter, Life Wasted, etc, it was just ******* outstanding. This was my first time seeing PJ, but having listened to concert bootlegs for over 15 years I can say that they still have the same passionately angst ridden sound that attracted me back in high school and I'm quite happy to have gotten the opportunity to finally see them live. Definitely going to see them again the next time they roll through town.

Glad to hear it.  I've got tix to see them on 9/28 here in SLC.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Master_Phruby on September 8, 2009, 03:05 PM
Hey does anyone know if they allow costumes at the Star Wars in Concert show?
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: CaptainYoda on September 8, 2009, 07:23 PM
My wife got us tickets to see Star Wars in Concert at the Honda Center in Anaheim for my birthday! ;D

Awesome! I will be going there on Friday the 2nd!
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: IncomT65 on September 9, 2009, 04:38 AM
I've been attending concerts and festivals ever since my brother convinced me to go to the Dynamo Open Air festival here in Holland in '95. Well, with the likes of Fear Factory, Machine Head, Life of Agony, Type O'Negative and an infamous one time performance by Nailbomb, I quickly became addicted to live music.

Anywho, I got a ticket to the Wolfmother concert in Amsterdam (which sold out in minutes) on Oct. 15, Let'z Zep in March (THE Zep coverband) and Machine Head/Hatebreed/Bleeding Through/All Shall Perish in February.

Late August I attended a German festival called Area4, featuring Deftones, Life of Agony and Faith No More. Here's (http://picasaweb.google.com/remco.zwart/FestivalArea4082009#slideshow) a couple of pics from that event. Yes, there are scantily clad ladies, because it was scorching hot  :P
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Sprry75 on September 9, 2009, 09:59 AM
Speaking of cover bands, I normally have no interest.  But Pink Floyd is one of my favorite bands, and I'll obviously never be able to see the original line up, and it's doubtful I'll ever see them in any incarnation.  So when a radio station ran a promo for $10 tickets to see The Australian Pink Floyd Show (http://www.aussiefloyd.com/), I bit.

I have pretty low expectations, but has anybody seen them?  How is it?
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: IncomT65 on September 9, 2009, 11:08 AM
Haven't seen them, but apparently Let'z Zep's so good, they performed live at the release of Mothership.

Another cover band that really impressed me, is The Perfect Tool. Saw them for a couple of buck in the hottest and smallest of venues, but they're good. Even the members from Tool applaud their performances. Says enough.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Darby on September 14, 2009, 08:26 PM
Saw U2 at Soldier Field Saturday night - epic and worth the long wait.

Pics here:

U2 (http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/album.php?aid=147686&id=664278272&ref=nf)
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Mikey D on September 22, 2009, 10:53 AM
Saw U2's second showing last night at Gillette Stadium.  Incredible show and well worth the price of tickets.  Snow Patrol opened and played a pretty good set.

The wife took the pics and they only one I have is a shot from our seats prior to the show beginning.

(http://i365.photobucket.com/albums/oo97/MikeyD2976/U2.jpg?t=1253627400)
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: McMetal on September 22, 2009, 12:06 PM
I went to see the Aquabats at Magic Mountain last saturday. That show was epic! Catboy and Chainsaw were back. Christian "Bat Commander" Jacobs was in fine form. We had front row seats. I just didn't know we were in the "splash zone". It was a great way to end a fun day at the park.

Ha ha...I remember seeing those guys on Yo Gabba Gabba, had no idea it was a real band.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: McMetal on September 22, 2009, 12:12 PM
I've been attending concerts and festivals ever since my brother convinced me to go to the Dynamo Open Air festival here in Holland in '95. Well, with the likes of Fear Factory, Machine Head, Life of Agony, Type O'Negative and an infamous one time performance by Nailbomb, I quickly became addicted to live music.

Dude, I loved this post! Eindhoven is the bomb! That's awesome you got to see the epic Nailbomb set. Max was killing it that day.

The biggest thing around here this summer was the Summer Slaughterfest, headlined by Necrophagist and Suffocation. Necrophagist was unbelievably sick.

Metal rules!
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Master_Phruby on October 2, 2009, 10:42 AM
I went to see the Aquabats at Magic Mountain last saturday. That show was epic! Catboy and Chainsaw were back. Christian "Bat Commander" Jacobs was in fine form. We had front row seats. I just didn't know we were in the "splash zone". It was a great way to end a fun day at the park.

Ha ha...I remember seeing those guys on Yo Gabba Gabba, had no idea it was a real band.

Sure they were a fairly big ska band about ten years ago. They were always played on the radio. Now the lead singer is the exec producer of Yo Gabba Gabba.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Master_Phruby on October 2, 2009, 10:52 AM
Saw Star Wars in Concert last night. It was a really fun show. It was the story of star wars narrated live by Anthony Daniels complete with a live orchasta. The video screen was extremely clear and the lasers and fire effects were fun. One interesting thing was they showed scenes of the jedi council in Episode 1 with a CG Yoda!
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: McMetal on October 2, 2009, 10:56 AM
MASTODON. DETHKLOK. HALLOWEEN. DC

'nuff said!
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: knashdx on October 2, 2009, 11:09 AM
11 days till Metallica at the Target Center
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: BillCable on October 2, 2009, 11:18 AM
MASTODON. DETHKLOK. HALLOWEEN. DC

'nuff said!

So for Dethklok... since the "band" is pretty much one guy singing and playing all the instruments (I think there's another on drums), how do they do a concert?  Substitute musicians?  Do they dress up like the cartoon characters?
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: DSJ™ on October 10, 2009, 02:13 AM
Just got back a short time ago from seeing...

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Random/BlueManGroup-1.jpg)

What a hoot, great show, super seats.  8)

Long live Floppie the Banjo Clown!  :D

(http://www.argz.com/files/Floppy.jpg)

Another concert next month, Jann Arden. I have never missed any of her shows & she's just a blast.  ;D
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Rob on October 10, 2009, 02:33 AM
Screeching Weasel on Sunday - for real this time.


Devo and KISS in November.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: DSJ™ on October 10, 2009, 02:45 AM
Kiss, phhhhhhhhhhhhht! Not even stopping in our city, basturds!  >:(

Nothing beats the 2 concerts back in 1977 tho.  ;D
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: JesseVader08 on October 10, 2009, 03:21 AM
I was 2 in 1977. 
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Morgbug on October 10, 2009, 04:32 PM
Kiss, phhhhhhhhhhhhht! Not even stopping in our city, basturds!  >:(



They are stopping in Winnipeg  :-*

Next up is Metallica though on Monday night :o
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Rob on October 15, 2009, 12:34 PM
I was 2 in 1977. 

I was -3.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Morgbug on October 15, 2009, 03:09 PM
I was 2 in 1977. 

I was probably drunk.   :-X
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Sprry75 on October 19, 2009, 03:40 PM
Trail of Dead tonight.  I'm way too old for weeknight concerts, but what am I gonna do?  Miss a show?
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: IncomT65 on October 19, 2009, 06:03 PM
I went to the Wolfmother concert in Amsterdam on the 15th. A great gig and even more so, since I was able to take my DSLR with me, without any harrasment by security folks. I was able to take great shots from the band, much better than my old 3.2 megapixel Canon compact cam.

Here's (http://picasaweb.google.nl/remco.zwart/Wolfmother102009#) a couple of shots  :)
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: evenflow on October 20, 2009, 12:30 PM
Bought a ticket to see Puscifer in December  ;D
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Darth_Anton on October 22, 2009, 10:39 AM
I'm being treated to U2 this weekend. This will be the third time I've seen them. The challenge for me is picking out the hidden Monkees riff they throw into each set.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: DSJ™ on October 22, 2009, 01:47 PM
I'm already starting 2010 off, going to see Guns N' Roses Sun, Jan 17, 2010.   ;D
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Sprry75 on October 22, 2009, 11:40 PM
Bought a ticket to see Puscifer in December  ;D

I caught one of the debut shows in Vegas last February and although I'm a pretty hardcore Tool disciple and Maynard fan, the show kind of sucked.  I was extremely disappointed.  He's coming through Salt Lake twice in November, and I decided it just wasn't worth it (I did go to the Puscifer store and Caduceus Cellars winery in Jerome, AZ a couple weeks ago, though).

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_M1EtTXxMq_Y/Ssls124pl-I/AAAAAAAACaU/pTpl9ysWtls/s400/DSC_0108.JPG)
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: evenflow on October 25, 2009, 02:34 AM
Well beingt he huge Maynard fan i am, i want to see them at least one. I have been to the vineyard as well, need to make another trip soon.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: DSJ™ on October 26, 2009, 09:19 AM
U2 Edmonton, June 23, 2010 at the Commonwealth Stadium. Tickets range between $30. for da nose bleeds & $250. plus service charges & onsale next Monday. Thinking about this, no word on C5 for at least 6-8 weeks .  ::)
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Rob on November 13, 2009, 01:18 AM
A few from last week... these guys still ******* rock.  The ticket said no cameras, so I took these on the iPhone...

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v104/nextseason/Photography/2009_Kiss/KISS_110609_0004.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v104/nextseason/Photography/2009_Kiss/KISS_110609_0034.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v104/nextseason/Photography/2009_Kiss/KISS_110609_0001.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v104/nextseason/Photography/2009_Kiss/KISS_110609_0016.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v104/nextseason/Photography/2009_Kiss/KISS_110609_0003.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v104/nextseason/Photography/2009_Kiss/KISS_110609_0001.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v104/nextseason/Photography/2009_Kiss/KISS_110609_0024.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v104/nextseason/Photography/2009_Kiss/KISS_110609_0010.jpg)

Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: JesseVader08 on November 15, 2009, 11:35 PM
Damn, those are some pretty impressive pics from a phone.  Not to mention the wild Gene Simmons images on the screen.  8)
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Chris M on November 16, 2009, 07:57 AM
Awesome pics Rob. 
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Rob on November 18, 2009, 12:10 AM
 :)
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: JesseVader08 on November 21, 2009, 11:34 PM
I saw ZZ Top last night - damn, these guys can still rock! 

Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: DSJ™ on November 21, 2009, 11:42 PM
I saw ZZ Top last night - damn, these guys can still rock! 

I saw ZZ Top years ago, great concert.  8)

I stll have this.   ;D

(http://20.media.tumblr.com/NhXkZmgLqea9g29wRlLNAKsno1_r2_500.jpg)
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: IncomT65 on November 22, 2009, 12:51 AM
You still have the hot rod that goes with that as well?  ;D
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: DSJ™ on November 28, 2009, 11:43 AM
I went to see Jann Arden Thursday night, great concert & what a hoot. Man is she funny.  ;D
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: evenflow on December 5, 2009, 12:40 PM
Went to see Puscifer last night and it was incredible. I laughed and was amazed at how good Maynard sounded for the small second set. He has not sounded that good in about 10 years and he looked like he was having fun.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Sprry75 on December 5, 2009, 08:44 PM
Glad you enjoyed Puscifer.  Guess it's just not my thing....
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Nicklab on December 7, 2009, 06:41 AM
DAMN!  A brief tour of a few cities has been announced where Eric Clapton and Jeff Beck will be co-headlining.  Clapton seems to have been having a bit of a resurgence with his live gigs since doing the Cream reunion.  And his tour with Steve Winwood was pretty good.  And Jeff Beck's been on a bit of a roll since he played the 2007 Crossroads Guitar Festival, and more recently playing at the 25th Anniversary Concert for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

When you add in the Yardbirds connection?  These shows might be really, really cool.  Especially if they can persuade the third Yardbirds guitarist of note, Jimmy Page, to make an appearance.  I'm going to try to score tickets for the shows at Madison Square Garden.  They'll also be playing Toronto, Montreal and London.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Morgbug on March 3, 2010, 11:55 PM
Scored fourth row on the floor for Tom Petty this summer.  Rumour that Iron Maiden is possibly heading back through town again this summer as well.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Nicklab on March 5, 2010, 11:52 PM
Got tickets for Eric Clapton's 3rd Crossroads festival in Chicago for this June.  Topping the bill are Clapton, Jeff Beck, the Allman Brothers Band, BB King, and a whole lot more.  An incredibly lineup for one day of music!
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: IncomT65 on March 6, 2010, 05:01 PM
I saw BB King at the North Sea Jazz festival here in Holland last year. That was one experience I'll never forget. Just beautiful.

Recently went to Machine Head and Fear Factory. Pretty damn awesome! And me and my best pal met up with Dino from Fear Factory!

(http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a295/incomT65/86e3e63e.jpg)
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Morgbug on March 10, 2010, 07:59 PM
Scored fourth row on the floor for Tom Petty this summer.  Rumour that Iron Maiden is possibly heading back through town again this summer as well.

Secured Maiden tickets today, third row in section 107 which is the first section to the side of the stage, perfect seats for those disinclined to the pit.  Much better seats than last time. 
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Rob on March 10, 2010, 08:29 PM
Thanks for the reminder... I need to look into Maiden tickets for the Chicago show.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Matt_Fury on March 10, 2010, 08:34 PM
Maiden is one of my favorite bands.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: iFett on March 10, 2010, 09:39 PM
Caught Somewhere in Time.....Last Maiden album I listened to from them...Must have been in 86-87 or so?  Good stuff.  I was 8 and loved it - thanks to my older brother.  Always dug the Eddie Monster and the "stoner" t-shirts in the years that followed.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Morgbug on March 10, 2010, 10:29 PM
Thanks for the reminder... I need to look into Maiden tickets for the Chicago show.

Fan club only costs about $15 to join, gets you tickets 2-3 days ahead of time.  The tickets I got were exactly where I wanted them to be for this show.  Contemplating going to The Commitments next week, but not sure what the makeup of the band is. 
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: DSJ™ on March 11, 2010, 09:03 AM
Heard about The Commitments a couple days ago, I check online & they are playing in Sherwood Park just outside the city... sold out!  >:(   I found 1 ticket on Kijiji for $38. so I'm waiting for a reply.

The Commitments Web Site (http://www.thecommitments.net/)

For the lazy ass...  ::)

Quote
The current touring band features the following regular members:

Drums: Dick Massey
Guitar: Kenneth McCluskey
Vocals: Joe Walsh, Karen Coleman, Claire Malone
Bass: Eric Okafo
Keyboards: Abraham Hampton
Saxophone: Alex Mathias
Trumpet: Stefano Muscovi

Dick Massey and Kenneth McCluskey both featured strongly in the movie "The Commitments" as Billy "The Animal" Mooney and Derek "Meat-man" Scully respectively.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Rob on March 11, 2010, 10:36 AM
Thanks for the tip Brent.

How much were the tickets?  Maybe I'm just being dumb but I can't find the price on Livenation's website.

http://www.livenation.com/edp/eventId/419357

Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: DSJ™ on March 11, 2010, 09:36 PM
Whoot! I got a ticket & I'm seeing The Commitments on Saturday night, box seat for $38.  8)
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Morgbug on March 12, 2010, 12:00 AM
Thanks for the tip Brent.

How much were the tickets?  Maybe I'm just being dumb but I can't find the price on Livenation's website.

http://www.livenation.com/edp/eventId/419357



After fees/taxes here they were $92.50 CAD for floor/lowers.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Rob on March 12, 2010, 12:57 AM
Cool, that's about what I was expecting.  I went ahead and signed up for the fan club today... split the price with my buddy who's also going.  Seemed like a very small price to pay for the chance to be as close as possible.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: john todd on March 13, 2010, 04:48 PM
Cool, that's about what I was expecting.  I went ahead and signed up for the fan club today... split the price with my buddy who's also going.  Seemed like a very small price to pay for the chance to be as close as possible.

with maiden don't you want to be just far enough out that you can't see that they are wrinkly old dudes?
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: DSJ™ on March 14, 2010, 01:08 AM
Just got back from The Commitments, holy hell did that place rock! The seat I had was awesome & the people I got the ticket from were fantastic, Commitment groupies they are & the beer they bought me was sweet.  ;D

Had a blast, 1st time at the Festival Place & it was perfect. Sort of a mini Vegas set up, some tables close to the stage, rows of seats behind, booth seating on the sides (table with 4 seating were I was) & a 2nd level but all the seats look great. Even got to meet the Commitments after the show.  :o   8)

The lady I got the ticket from bought them 6 months ago when they went on sale & I only found out they were coming when Brent mentioned it here, IOU.  ;)

I would go see them in a heart beat.  8)
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Rob on March 17, 2010, 12:19 PM
Got 'em.

Seat location: section PIT, row G3

I can't find a decent seating chart of the venue, but that sounds like 7th row to me.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Morgbug on March 17, 2010, 03:02 PM
Make sure you pay attention to the FTTB annoucements.  I never get pit tickets so don't bother with the details, but it sounds pretty sweet. 
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Rob on March 17, 2010, 03:16 PM
Maybe I'm being dense but what's FTTP?  First to the partition?

I think that they're filling it with seats for this one.  I've got seat numbers and everything.

Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Morgbug on March 17, 2010, 03:57 PM
FTTB = First to the Barrier.  Exactly the same meaning as what you wrote but their vernacular.  Fan club folks with floor seats are randomly selected to be allowed first to the front of the line right at the barrier keeping folks on the floor. 

Not sure what happens at the Arena/Stadium you're going to so it may be different, but I'd dig around the board there for info on your show to see if you can figure it out.  Up here the floor is general "seating" with no chairs at all, so the whole thing is the pit.  Those selected for FTTB get a wrist band I think and are brought to the front prior to the start of the show (and I think you get to go on stage too).  They then basically struggle to remain there but you're basically given a front row "seat".  Pretty cool if you're on the floor but I have no desire to wrestle with drunken headbangers anymore - I'm a passive drunk these days.  We'll be standing the whole show but can easily move about to get more beer, take a leak, etc. and still get back to our seats. 
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Jeff on March 17, 2010, 04:40 PM
We'll be standing the whole show

Barring any unforeseen circumstances that is...  [petty]and I'm free... free-fallin'[/petty]
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Rob on March 17, 2010, 04:59 PM
FTTB = First to the Barrier.  Exactly the same meaning as what you wrote but their vernacular.  Fan club folks with floor seats are randomly selected to be allowed first to the front of the line right at the barrier keeping folks on the floor. 

Not sure what happens at the Arena/Stadium you're going to so it may be different, but I'd dig around the board there for info on your show to see if you can figure it out.  Up here the floor is general "seating" with no chairs at all, so the whole thing is the pit.  Those selected for FTTB get a wrist band I think and are brought to the front prior to the start of the show (and I think you get to go on stage too).  They then basically struggle to remain there but you're basically given a front row "seat".  Pretty cool if you're on the floor but I have no desire to wrestle with drunken headbangers anymore - I'm a passive drunk these days.  We'll be standing the whole show but can easily move about to get more beer, take a leak, etc. and still get back to our seats. 

Thanks.  I'm relatively new to buying good seats to these things.  The venue has two different seating charts on the Ticketmaster site... one with an open pit up front, and one without it.  The pit version has rows starting with the letter R and the non-pit version starts with A.  Given that our tickets are G, I think it's safe to say that they're putting seats in for this one.

That said, I'll check into it to make sure everything's like I think it is.  As soon as their forum comes back online...  ::)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v104/nextseason/Temp/FirstBank01.gif)
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Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Morgbug on March 17, 2010, 05:17 PM
Yeah, the Maiden boards are horribly unreliable.  One of those days was the days the Canadian passwords came out. Mild panic there as I didn't get my password early enough for the previous concert and I was waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay back in the crowd. 

Jeff, what can I say, Petty makes me swoon.   :-*
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: IncomT65 on March 24, 2010, 05:00 PM
Okay, last Saturday I went to see Letz Zep, a very good Zep cover band. Sure, the singer didn't sound 100% like Plant, but the four of them really put on a groovy show. Very cool to hear timeless songs live like that.

The following Sunday I saw the FLC put on their best show ever. And I can tell, because I've seen 'em like 17 times. Except that one time we went to the venue to find out they were..... stuck at the airport  :-\

And the next day I saw the FLC again, playing a slightly different setlist, but equally outstanding. These guys just know exactly how to put on an excellent show and throw a big party  8)
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: GrandMoffNick on May 11, 2010, 08:18 AM
My wife got me tickets to see Roger Waters perform "The Wall" in October. So awesome!!!!!
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Morgbug on May 11, 2010, 09:54 AM
My wife got me tickets to see Roger Waters perform "The Wall" in October. So awesome!!!!!

Very cool.  We're not currently on the tour but are hoping Winnipeg will be added.  I'd love to see that show since I haven't seen Waters or Floyd since back in the 1980s  :-X
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: IncomT65 on May 24, 2010, 03:25 AM
Up next in June: The Haunted, Lamb of God and Ignite  >:D
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Morgbug on June 30, 2010, 01:34 PM
Petty show was awesome a little over a week ago.  Stayed vertical  8)  I'll post some pics from my phone later on. 

Iron Maiden tonight.  Let me hear you scream Winnipeg!  >:D


Rob, reminder to register for FTTB tickets. 
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Rob on June 30, 2010, 01:45 PM
Up next in June: The Haunted, Lamb of God and Ignite  >:D

Hold on, is this Ignite, as in the old Revelation Records hardcore band Ignite?

They've been at the top of my list of bands I wish I could see but never have for years.... they never seem to play shows outside of California or Europe...
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Morgbug on June 30, 2010, 07:11 PM
Petty pics from my camera phone.  The tickets said no cameras, but tons of folks had them in there, so I'm going to see if I can take my camera in to the show tonight for Maiden.  But Petty was awesome from fourth row on the floor:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v643/Morgbug/06-19-10_2302.jpg)


(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v643/Morgbug/06-19-10_2124.jpg)
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Rob on June 30, 2010, 11:04 PM
I read that the Maiden set list SUCKS... like 80% of the songs are newer material...  :-\
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Morgbug on July 1, 2010, 02:06 AM
I read that the Maiden set list SUCKS... like 80% of the songs are newer material...  :-\

Correct it's about 75% from the last four albums, but would hardly say it sucks.  Great show but not a greatest hits show....

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v643/Morgbug/-P6300136.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v643/Morgbug/-P6300132.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v643/Morgbug/-P6300151-1.jpg)
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Rob on July 1, 2010, 10:18 AM
Don't get me wrong, I'm still excited about it, but I want to hear the classics... I say play more songs if you have to.  Your vantage point looks great.  I'm apparently in the pit.  I have seat numbers, but my buddy tells me that it's an open floor.  The show here is on the 18th.  I'm still excited to see them again.


I bought a lot of concert tickets in the last week or two....

DEVO is coming on August 5th... the Black Keys are coming a day or two later and the girlfriend wants to see them.

And KISS is coming back on September 3rd (I think it's the 3rd).  We got row 22 in the center section for that. 
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Morgbug on July 1, 2010, 02:13 PM
I can post a set list for you if you want?  It's been pretty consistent so I imagine you'll get about the same.  Or you can just dig through the Maiden board and find one there too. 

The Pit in Winnipeg was huge; apparently the biggest on the tour so far.  Apparently it often is set up like the map you posted - small with seats on either side.  But for Winnipeg the entire floor area from the front of the stage back to the end seats in the arena was all pit, so well over a thousand people there.  It was pretty nutty to watch. 

Our seats were pretty much perfect from my standpoint.  I'd rather be on the floor out front for any show but only if there are seats that are assigned.  So we were off to the side of the stage and up just far enough to see over the bank of speakers on the left side.  There was a little we couldn't see at times and we couldn't see the drum kit at all, but we could see backstage so it was most excellent. 

Oddly I have no tickets for other shows now.  Neil Young is playing a couple of shows later in July, but I'm in Vancouver that week so I'll miss that.  I might get Kid Rock/Bon Jovi tickets for free and I'd be happy with that price but otherwise won't go to that show.  They haven't announced much for the fall here at all which is quite weird and I have to wonder if that wasn't somehow tied to hockey and NHL possibly coming back because September - November is usually when we see a ton of shows.  But I assume they'll announce some other shows sooner rather than later.  Roger Waters has been hinted at a bunch for The Wall tour, so here's hoping. 
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Jabba the Slug on July 9, 2010, 08:13 PM
I'm very much looking forward to a Lady Gaga concert in August! She is an all-around amazing performer, there's no doubt her show will be great!
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: IncomT65 on July 13, 2010, 07:30 AM
Up next in June: The Haunted, Lamb of God and Ignite  >:D

Hold on, is this Ignite, as in the old Revelation Records hardcore band Ignite?

They've been at the top of my list of bands I wish I could see but never have for years.... they never seem to play shows outside of California or Europe...

Yes, it's that Ignite! Great show, but Lamb of God was even better. The Haunted was a bit disappointing, though.
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Post by: Rob on July 13, 2010, 10:55 PM
Yes, it's that Ignite! Great show, but Lamb of God was even better. The Haunted was a bit disappointing, though.


That is very cool.  I hope to get to see them someday... If they ever leave California and Europe for the rest of the US... :)




I just found out that Snapcase is doing a reunion show in Chicago, I'm geeked up about that. 

Iron Maiden is next weekend... Devo is August 5th... Black Keys on the 7th, then KISS is September 3rd.

I love this city.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Morgbug on July 19, 2010, 04:32 PM
What'd ya think of the show Rob?
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Post by: Rob on July 19, 2010, 06:04 PM
I had a blast.  It wasn't the set list I'd have written, but it was still great.  I was probably about 25-30 feet away from the stage in the middle of the pit... it was loud... they sounded fantastic.

The only negatives for me were that I think Dreamtheater is pretty bad, and there was no giant animatronic Eddy at the end...

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Post by: Morgbug on July 19, 2010, 07:15 PM
Whoa, no Eddie?  We got Eddie but none of my pics turned out unfortunately. 

Did you have seats in the pit or just standing room only?  And if the latter, how was it.  Our pit looked rather unenjoyable unless you were 200 + lbs. 

BTW, we never got Dreamtheater here, the only tour stop without them but we got something even worse.  We skipped the opening act and chose to drink more beer elsewhere, but our opening act lasted only 20 minutes and got boo'd off the stage after being pelted with beer during their set.  Ouch. 
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Rob on July 20, 2010, 01:30 AM
Yeah, there was a smaller animatronic devil for Number of the Beast and there was an Eddie in a big costume sort of thing... a guy on stilts.  No giant one though, I was surprised by it.  If they had it in Canada, they probably had it here.  Maybe it was broken.

We did NOT have seats despite my ticket having a seat number on it.  It was crowded, and incredibly hot in there, but it wasn't too bad as far as people bouncing around.  Everyone pretty much stood in their place and didn't run around or anything.   I did manage to get pictures and some videos, once I get them out of the phone I'll throw some up here.

I'd never been to the venue before, so while we were there we checked out where our Kiss seats are... row 21 (U), center section.  They're pretty solid, and we have proper seats for that one, which I think will be good.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: IncomT65 on July 21, 2010, 07:24 AM
Seats in a pit? That's gonna be fun to watch  ::)
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: McMetal on July 21, 2010, 11:36 AM
The Haunted was a bit disappointing, though.

Really? How so? Those guys usually destroy live, even with the old singer. You can't beat the Bjorler brothers for modern thrash guitar gymnastics.   :)

Lamb of God is from right here in Richmond. I used to see those guys all over town, when I still socialized. Liked 'em better as Burn the Priest. That split with Zed is epic!
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Rob on September 3, 2010, 05:24 PM
KISS tonight.
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Post by: GrandMoffNick on October 28, 2010, 07:06 AM
Roger Waters was great last night.

The music was great and the performance of "The Wall" was so cool. Neat to see a concert and a show in one.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Chris M on October 28, 2010, 11:55 AM
Two questions here...

I'm considering going to see Ozzy/Slash in January when they are here in Dallas together.  Has anyone seen Ozzy before and was his concert good?  I'm assuming it was.

Slash is out pushing his solo album and is opening that night.  Has anyone seen the solo performance?  If not, how was he live with VR and GnR?  I'm assuming VR was pretty good with him being most of the way "clean" at the time.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: McMetal on October 28, 2010, 12:06 PM
I saw Ozzy about 10-15 years ago on the first tour with Zakk Wylde. He was pretty terrible...forgot the words, didn't move around much except to clap, just kind of lame and lifeless show overall.

That was waaaay before the TV show though, so maybe he has improved/cleaned up his act since then...

I just bought tickets for a killer show next week - epic Bay Area Thrashers FORBIDDEN have reformed and are doing a one off show here in VA prior to their Fall tour with Overkill. All-time favorite metal band, hands down.

Should be massive!
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: iFett on October 28, 2010, 12:25 PM
Ya I saw Ozzy about 15 years ago too with Korn & Megadeth (I think it was those three)  He sure does like to clap a lot and not much else - but had a good voice to him and the audience was very engaged.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Chris M on November 6, 2010, 11:32 PM
My birthday isn't for a month and the concert isn't until January, but my wife bought me Ozzy tickets tonight.  Slash is opening.  I'm pretty freakin' stoked.  I've been walking around the house tonight much to my wife's chagrin singing "Ironman".
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: McMetal on November 10, 2010, 10:19 AM
Saw Overkill last night with Forbidden, pretty crushing. The boys can still bring it.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: evenflow on November 15, 2010, 01:34 AM
Saw the 3 night A Perfect Circle sets last weekend, very awesome.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Chris M on January 21, 2011, 10:07 AM
Thought I'd bump this up.

I went to see Ozzy with Slash opening.

Slash was pretty good but it took a couple of songs for him personally to get going.  His singer for this tour is Myles Kennedy.  He did great with the vocals, but not so much on showmanship.  I'd give the overall performance a B or a B-.  I really expected a lot more, but I guess a lead guitarist can only do so much.  People got pretty fired up about the old GnR stuff, but not very much for his new stuff and he only played one VR song.  As I was watching the GnR stuff get played and people got going, it made me wonder what it must have been like with the old band and Axl on lead.  I bet places they played went nuts.

Ozzy was freakin' awesome.  He came out, got everyone fired up and sang his ass off.  The old fat man did a great job.  He had a foam cannon that he kept blasting himself and those up front with.  His band was incredible and he fed off them and the crowd fed off him.  His performance was a very solid A in my opinion. 
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: IncomT65 on January 22, 2011, 02:31 PM
I believe I'm going to a White Chapel gig in Feb or March. Will have to contact my buddy about that. But attending a big Belgian metalfest (http://www.graspop.be/2010/en/index.html) is certain! I mean, Ozzy, Zombie, ATR and Foreigner! Hell yeah!

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Post by: McMetal on January 24, 2011, 10:39 AM
But attending a big Belgian metalfest (http://www.graspop.be/2010/en/index.html) is certain! I mean, Ozzy, Zombie, ATR and Foreigner! Hell yeah!

Awesome, do yourself a favor and catch Arch Enemy and Amorphis' sets too. They appear to be the two best metal bands on that bill.  8)
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: I Am Sith on March 18, 2011, 07:58 PM
I haven't gone to a concert in probably a decade, so when I heard that Motley Crue and Poison were touring together this summer, I couldn't resist.  Motley Crue was the only band I didn't get to see back in the height of the hairband era (I saw Poison on their 'Look What the Cat Dragged In' tour with Ratt).  I'm sure it's not going to be the same as what Motley and Poison were in their prime, but I'm still pretty stoked to get to finally see Motley and catch Poison again.  This was my birthday gift this year from my wife, so that will make it even more enjoyable.  The show is June 25, so I still have a while to go, but I'll make sure I give a full report.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Morgbug on May 19, 2011, 11:19 AM
Just picked up tickets for Roger Daltrey this morning.  Wasn't really planning on going but he's doing the entire Tommy gig with other stuff, so that was something I didn't want to pass up.  Show's not until November. 

Also hoping to score tickets for Pearl Jam for their September show. 
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: evenflow on May 21, 2011, 10:11 AM
Flew from Phoenix back home to NJ yesterday to finally see Anathema. They were amazing.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Chris M on June 16, 2011, 11:11 PM
Might as well bump this up.

I went to see Motley Crue about a week ago when they were here in Dallas.  All I can say is the concert was bad ass.  It was funny seeing the people there who are still lost in the 80's.  I'm not talking about the music, but the way they dressed.  It wasn't just mock dressing, but truly what they wear.

Anyhow, the Crue was awesome!!  I was a bit disappointed Mars didn't do a guitar solo, but the crowd was rocking, the fireworks were great and it was good to hear my all time favorite band tearing up the stage.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: IncomT65 on June 18, 2011, 07:24 PM
Just got back from one helluva show by Primus. Haven't seen them since '98  :o They were just awesome!
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Morgbug on October 26, 2011, 09:26 PM
Just picked up tickets for Roger Daltrey this morning.  Wasn't really planning on going but he's doing the entire Tommy gig with other stuff, so that was something I didn't want to pass up.  Show's not until November. 


Show was cancelled today  :-\  No reason given, just not doing the show here.  I'm kind of happy because even though I long ago paid for the tickets, I'm happy to get the cash back right now. Still would have rather gone to the show. 
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: IncomT65 on November 21, 2011, 02:53 PM
Went to see Seasick Steve last Friday. Damn, probably the best concert I've seen this year! Support act was a Dutch blues singer by the name of Qeaux Qeaux Joans. Not too shabby either.

Took a couple of pics, which can be seen here:..... or not :s Seems like flickr's down for maintance of sumtin'....
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: evenflow on November 25, 2011, 11:56 PM
got myself some GA tickets for GNR on New Year's Eve in Las Vegas  ;D
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Morgbug on November 26, 2011, 02:01 AM
A long way off, but I scored seats for the Roger Waters "The Wall" tour.  This is the second show in Winnipeg as the first show sold out in ten minutes.  Hoping the second sells out as quickly as I was able to score presale tickets.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: jjks on November 26, 2011, 10:55 AM
I got tickets to Roger Waters too, June is going to be a great music month between Bonnaroo and The Wall!
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Post by: DSJ™ on November 26, 2011, 11:15 AM
Thanks for the heads up Brent... I got 2 tickets to Rogers Waters too for the 2nd show... will be looking straight at the stage tho will need a scott air pack sitting that high... lmao! A great way to spend my BD...  ;D
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Post by: Morgbug on December 2, 2011, 06:29 PM
Scored floor seats for Deep Purple.  It'll either be great or horrible.  I'm not sure those guys aren't in their 70s  :-X
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: IncomT65 on April 7, 2012, 03:28 PM
Went to see a double double bill last night: Confession / Miss May I / The Ghost Inside / Parkway Drive. Or Driveway Park. Drivepark Way? Drivethrough Penalty? I dunno. Pretty cool though, wish Miss May I were higher on the bill, so they could've played longer than 30 mins.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Rob on April 7, 2012, 06:25 PM
I'm all set to see:

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Post by: Chris M on April 7, 2012, 07:38 PM
I'm all set to see:

  • KISS / Motley Crue


I'm trying to talk a buddy into going to this one in August.  He's not a fan of KISS.  I said I'm not much of one, but want to see their stage show.  I'm betting it would be a wild concert with Motley Crue.  He and I went to see the Crue last summer and it was freakin' awesome.

I asked my wife and barely got the question out before she told me "hell no." 
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: McMetal on April 7, 2012, 10:57 PM
I'm all set to see:

  • Tenacious D

Where you seeing the D? Have they announced an official tour yet? I saw there is a new album coming out next month. If there's East Coast dates, color me there.

"SMALL seasoned curlies!"
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Sprry75 on April 7, 2012, 11:16 PM
A long way off, but I scored seats for the Roger Waters "The Wall" tour.  This is the second show in Winnipeg as the first show sold out in ten minutes.  Hoping the second sells out as quickly as I was able to score presale tickets.

How was this, Brent? I've got tickets to see it next month in Phoenix.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Rob on April 8, 2012, 02:07 AM
I'm all set to see:

  • KISS / Motley Crue


I've seen kiss a few times since moving to Chicago.  It's a big show, you definitely get your money's worth.  It'll be my first time seeing Motley Crüe.  I keep missing them somehow.

I'm trying to talk a buddy into going to this one in August.  He's not a fan of KISS.  I said I'm not much of one, but want to see their stage show.  I'm betting it would be a wild concert with Motley Crue.  He and I went to see the Crue last summer and it was freakin' awesome.

I asked my wife and barely got the question out before she told me "hell no."
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Rob on April 8, 2012, 02:09 AM
I'm all set to see:

  • Tenacious D

Where you seeing the D? Have they announced an official tour yet? I saw there is a new album coming out next month. If there's East Coast dates, color me there.

"SMALL seasoned curlies!"

I'm seeing them in Chicago in July.  They are doing a bunch of dates.  Check out their website for the full list.   They're playing at the Aragon Ballroom here, it's a really big venue.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: IncomT65 on April 10, 2012, 07:24 AM
I'll be seeing the D at the Rock-am-Ring festival in Germany (www.rockamring.com), along with a lot of other good bands. Really looking forward to that!
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Morgbug on April 10, 2012, 07:15 PM
A long way off, but I scored seats for the Roger Waters "The Wall" tour.  This is the second show in Winnipeg as the first show sold out in ten minutes.  Hoping the second sells out as quickly as I was able to score presale tickets.

How was this, Brent? I've got tickets to see it next month in Phoenix.

We don't get the show until June 1st, so you'll have to tell me.  I've heard nothing but good reviews thus far from folks who have seen it.  I think it's a mindset kind of concert where you have to be prepared for the type of show it is.  I believe certain mind altering drugs aid in the enjoyment of the show. 

Not a lot of shows coming to Winnipeg this year it seems.  I'm hoping to score some tickets for B.B. King though. 
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Sprry75 on April 10, 2012, 09:38 PM
Holy ****...that was a long way off back then.  For some reason I thought your post was about his first leg.

In this case, I'll let you know how it goes.  Don't know how I'll fare on the psychedelic substance front, but I'm sure I'll imbibe something.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: McMetal on May 10, 2012, 10:50 AM
Caught Megadeth @ The National here in Richmond last night. Not really a fan of the more recent stuff, but it's always good to hear stuff from the first few albums.

I guess it has been awhile since I have been to a concert, noticed a few new trends I do not like.

1) $42 for a ticket?!?! I paid half that much to see Slayer, Anthrax, Megadeth AND Alice In Chains back in the day. All they had for an opening act was some crappy local band that won some contest. What exactly am I paying for here? A giant video screen? Someone's monstrous coke habit?

2) No encore? My friend says he is noticing this more and more too. I thought an encoure was a given, but I guess $42 only buys you an hour and twenty minutes of music now.

3) Dbags in the audience holding up their $#&* phones to film the show that is going on right in front of them. They need to designate a special section of the venue for these tools, I swear. Every other person around me was throwing up an iphone in my face trying to get that perfect angle. Put your phone away and just pay attention. If your friends couldn't go to the show, f'em, you dont need to film it for posterity.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Sprry75 on May 16, 2012, 10:25 AM
Holy ****...that was a long way off back then.  For some reason I thought your post was about his first leg.

In this case, I'll let you know how it goes.  Don't know how I'll fare on the psychedelic substance front, but I'm sure I'll imbibe something.

Saw the show last night. It was pretty epic. I'd never seen anything like that.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Morgbug on May 16, 2012, 09:42 PM
Excellent.  The show here is about two weeks away.  Very much looking forward to the show. 
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: DSJ™ on May 16, 2012, 10:50 PM
Excellent.  The show here is about two weeks away.  Very much looking forward to the show.

Ditto... & 2 days before you...  :P
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Sprry75 on May 17, 2012, 10:20 PM
I was still a little groggy when I posted that, but I'll just say, it was far and away the coolest thing I've ever seen. So much more than a concert...it was a whole theatrical performance.  The meaning has changed a bit, too, so there is more than just spectacle. Instead of being almost self-indulgently introspective about the difficulties of being a rock star, it's taken on a bigger meaning about society and togetherness in spite of institutional and commercial forces. It was just amazing, and really a dream come true to have seen.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Morgbug on May 20, 2012, 01:23 AM
Geez, maybe I will have to get stoned to enjoy it.  Sounds way too serious.   :P
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: DSJ™ on May 22, 2012, 12:39 AM
Picked up tics for the Queen Extravaganza. Not really the same but hoping a nice tribute to Queen... the concert back in 1977 was great... miss Freddie ...  :'(
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: DSJ™ on May 30, 2012, 01:51 AM
I was still a little groggy when I posted that, but I'll just say, it was far and away the coolest thing I've ever seen. So much more than a concert...it was a whole theatrical performance.  The meaning has changed a bit, too, so there is more than just spectacle. Instead of being almost self-indulgently introspective about the difficulties of being a rock star, it's taken on a bigger meaning about society and togetherness in spite of institutional and commercial forces. It was just amazing, and really a dream come true to have seen.

Saw Roger Waters tonite... Ho Lee ******' ****! Epic!  8)
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Rob on June 1, 2012, 09:10 PM
Going to see Danzig and Doyle do a Misfits set tomorrow.  Can't freaking wait.

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Post by: Morgbug on June 2, 2012, 12:21 AM
I was still a little groggy when I posted that, but I'll just say, it was far and away the coolest thing I've ever seen. So much more than a concert...it was a whole theatrical performance.  The meaning has changed a bit, too, so there is more than just spectacle. Instead of being almost self-indulgently introspective about the difficulties of being a rock star, it's taken on a bigger meaning about society and togetherness in spite of institutional and commercial forces. It was just amazing, and really a dream come true to have seen.

 :o
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: IncomT65 on June 5, 2012, 04:58 PM
Rock Am Ring in Germany was great. Awesome performances by the bands of old, like Metallica, Machined Head, Lamb of God. I'm not much for alternative rock anymore, but Shinedown put up a good show. Tenacious D was hilarious and man, do they have a fanbase in Germany! Unbelievable!

Skrillex was also there. My buddy's all over that guy, but I just don't get it. I mean, R2-D2 can do the same trick.

Anyway, I'm super happy my home town has a genuine, decent venue now (www.metropool.nl). I used to drive 100 miles to Amsterdam to see live music, but haven't been there in a long time, now that I can just hop on my bike and go see whoever I like. Prices are still really fair as well, so I'm gonna see Fear Factory, Soulfly, Gov't Mule for sure :D
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Tracy on June 6, 2012, 12:48 PM
Scored 4th row center for the Fresh Beat Band in October - whoo hoo - rock on!!  Bought the party package for my 7 year-old.  Backstage pre-show dance party and meet and greet with the band and a bunch of freebies.  Her head is going to explode!  (Mine probably will too after about the 3rd song)  Those tickets were harder to score than for any other show I have been to.  I have to drive all the way to Ashville from Charlotte because everywhere else sold out in minutes.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Mikey D on November 27, 2012, 01:15 PM
Saw Neil Young and Crazy Horse last night.  Pretty damn enjoyable.  Not the most rambunctious crowd I've been a part of, but most everyone in my area seemed to enjoy the show.

Walk Like a Giant was epic and stole the show.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: evenflow on November 27, 2012, 09:35 PM
Saw GNR in Vegas the night before Thanksgiving. Pretty awesome as always.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Chris M on November 28, 2012, 04:18 PM
Scored 4th row center for the Fresh Beat Band in October - whoo hoo - rock on!!  Bought the party package for my 7 year-old.  Backstage pre-show dance party and meet and greet with the band and a bunch of freebies.  Her head is going to explode!  (Mine probably will too after about the 3rd song)  Those tickets were harder to score than for any other show I have been to.  I have to drive all the way to Ashville from Charlotte because everywhere else sold out in minutes.

I can't believe I'm just seeing this.  We actually debated taking my daughter when they were here in Dallas.  However, tickets were over the top expensive and my daughter's interest was starting to wane.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Nicklab on November 28, 2012, 04:37 PM
A little late in adding this one, but last month I got to attend Love for Levon at the New Jersey Meadowlands.  It was a tribute to the late singer & drummer of The Band, Levon Helm.  Levon passed during the spring, but his dying wish was that his friends and family keep his Woodstock, NY barn / studio running, along with the series of performances called the Midnight Ramble.

This was really an amazing experience, and one of the more moving concerts I've ever attended!  Especially when you look at the roster of artists who turned up:


•Roger Waters (Pink Floyd)
•John Mayer
•My Morning Jacket
•Eric Church
•Ray LaMontagne
•Dierks Bentley
•Joe Walsh (The Eagles, The James Gang)
•Gregg Allman (The Allman Brothers Band)
•Grace Potter (Grace Potter & The Nocturnals)
•Garth Hudson of The Band
•Marc Cohn
•Jakob Dylan (The Wallflowers)
•Mike Gordon (Phish)
•Warren Haynes (The Allman Brothers Band, Gov't Mule)
•John Hiatt
•Bruce Hornsby
•Jorma Kaukonen (Jefferson Airplane, Hot Tuna)
•The Levon Helm Band
•John Prine
•Robert Randolph (Robert Randolph & The Family Band)
•Mavis Staples (The Staples Singers)
•Lucinda Williams
•Don Was


The whole show was recorded, and I expect that it's going to be released on BluRay / DVD some time in the next year.  Proceeds from the concert went to helping keep Levon's barn going.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Diddly on November 30, 2012, 11:10 AM
Just bought tickets to see Eric Clapton in March. Not sure what to expect but I'm looking forward to it.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Diddly on March 18, 2013, 02:42 AM
Just bought tickets to see Eric Clapton in March. Not sure what to expect but I'm looking forward to it.

How about expecting a FREAKING AWESOME SHOW! The Wallflowers opened and they sucked (played 6 songs and were out for 45 minutes) but Clapton tore the house down... played for around 2.5 hours and played all of his big hits, plus a few of the blues songs I'm not familiar with. Brought Jimmy Vaughn on stage for a Stevie Ray tribute song at one point.

Money WELL spent.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: evenflow on March 18, 2013, 03:22 PM
Got Clutch next week and bought Zakk tickets this morning.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: McMetal on March 18, 2013, 07:51 PM
Got Clutch next week and bought Zakk tickets this morning.

Nice, I hope Clutch plays some of the cool old stuff like "Rats" or "Juggernaut".
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: evenflow on March 18, 2013, 10:57 PM
Got Clutch next week and bought Zakk tickets this morning.

Nice, I hope Clutch plays some of the cool old stuff like "Rats" or "Juggernaut".

Yeah, hoping for Space Grass, Soap Makers, etc...hated the last album and will find out how I feel about the new album tomorrow I assume. Love everything from their first to Robot Hive though.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Nicklab on March 19, 2013, 01:36 PM
Just bought tickets to see Eric Clapton in March. Not sure what to expect but I'm looking forward to it.

How about expecting a FREAKING AWESOME SHOW! The Wallflowers opened and they sucked (played 6 songs and were out for 45 minutes) but Clapton tore the house down... played for around 2.5 hours and played all of his big hits, plus a few of the blues songs I'm not familiar with. Brought Jimmy Vaughn on stage for a Stevie Ray tribute song at one point.

Money WELL spent.

I've seen Clapton a couple of times over the past few years.  First with Cream at one of their MSG reunion shows, and in 2010 at the Crossroads festival in Chicago.  And he did not disappoint!  I'd love to see him this time out, but concert tickets are a bit pricey.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: evenflow on April 28, 2013, 09:33 PM
At Zakk as we speak. Just finished up the meet and greet.
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Post by: Jeff on August 27, 2013, 11:44 AM
Going to see Depeche Mode at the MN State Fair tonight...  time for some HS/college memory flashbacks.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: P-Siddy on August 30, 2013, 04:53 PM
Flashbacks?  Trippin' lately?  ;)  Yeah, reach out and touch faith.
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Post by: GrandMoffNick on February 24, 2014, 05:09 PM
Going to see Eric Burdon and The Animals on Friday. As long as he doesn't have a heart attack during the show it should be really cool.
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Post by: I Am Sith on February 24, 2014, 07:00 PM
Got tickets for the farewell Motley Crue tour (with Alice Cooper) when it hits Chicago in August.  I've never seen Alice Cooper before, so I'm really excited to catch this show.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Nicklab on February 24, 2014, 09:28 PM
I've got tickets for a couple of pretty cool shows coming up within a couple of weeks.  First, Elvis Costello & The Imposters!  I've been wanting to see him live for years, and tickets to this show were a pretty amazing Christmas gift.

Later on that same week?  The Allman Brothers Band at NYC's Beacon Theater.  When word came out that the two guitarists for the ABB would be leaving the group at the end of this year I saw the writing on the wall that this could be the end of the Allmans.  So I was determined to get tickets to see the Allmans during their month-long residency at one of the best venues in New York.  Tickets went fast, but I was able to get them.  And sure enough, after we got tickets the news came out from Gregg Allman that the ABB would cease touring at the end of this year, which marks their 45th anniversary as a band. 
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Rob on February 24, 2014, 10:06 PM
I've got tickets to see Ghost in April.

Also just bought tickets to see Queens of the Stone Age in May. 

And a few weeks ago we saw Manowar - which was ******* amazing and by far the loudest thing I've ever heard.
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Post by: Morgbug on February 24, 2014, 10:13 PM
Got tickets for the farewell Motley Crue tour (with Alice Cooper) when it hits Chicago in August.  I've never seen Alice Cooper before, so I'm really excited to catch this show.

Cooper's a riot, but these days it's hard to believe he was ever scary.  I've met him a couple of times.  Great golfer. 
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Post by: P-Siddy on February 25, 2014, 12:16 PM
So I was determined to get tickets to see the Allmans during their month-long residency at one of the best venues in New York. 

Love the Beacon.
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Post by: Chris M on February 25, 2014, 12:33 PM
Got tickets for the farewell Motley Crue tour (with Alice Cooper) when it hits Chicago in August.  I've never seen Alice Cooper before, so I'm really excited to catch this show.

I was thinking the same about Alice Cooper. 

I haven't bought my tickets yet, but am planning to catch the Crue when they are here in Dallas in July.  My only sticking point is my wife and I are taking my daughter to Disney World for her first time and that will also be in July.  My wife wants to shoot me because part of me wants to plan vacation around a concert.
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Post by: GrandMoffNick on March 1, 2014, 10:18 AM
Going to see Eric Burdon and The Animals on Friday. As long as he doesn't have a heart attack during the show it should be really cool.

Pretty awesome that at 72 he could still rock it out like he did last night! Awesome concert! Small venue. So cool.
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Post by: DSJ™ on March 12, 2014, 12:43 PM
Going to Queen with Adam Lambert in June. Been a very long time since I have seen them back in 1977. Sure miss Freddie.  :'(
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Post by: Nicklab on March 12, 2014, 12:51 PM
Caught Elvis Costello & The Impostors over the weekend.  Great show, but surprising, too.  I've always been struck by how thoughtful and eloquent Elvis Costello is offstage, and I thought he would talk a little bit between songs.  But Saturday night in Atlantic City?  Not at all!  He was all business, charging through his set with nary a break between songs except to change guitars a couple of times.  And his guitar playing was far more adventurous and aggressive than I've ever heard on a recording. 

He's actually playing locally tonight too, just outside of NYC, at the newly renovated Capital Theater.  But this time he's going to be backed up by The Roots!

Me?  Not going to be there.  Because I'll be checking out The Allman Brothers Band!  WOOHOO!!!
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Post by: Rob on April 22, 2014, 01:05 PM
Saw Ghost over the weekend... amazing.

(http://i.imgur.com/2zfZk61.jpg)
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Post by: evenflow on April 23, 2014, 07:47 PM
Awesome, have my tickets for Ghost in May. Just bought my ticket for Blackfield next week.
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Post by: Morgbug on April 23, 2014, 10:33 PM
Saw Black Sabbath last week and I have to say, they were fantastic.  Ozzy was a bit out there for sure, but held it together for the most part.  Tried to walk off the stage about half way through and I really do think he thought the show was over at that point.   :D
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Post by: Rob on April 23, 2014, 10:36 PM
Awesome, have my tickets for Ghost in May. Just bought my ticket for Blackfield next week.

Nice.  Here are a pair of videos from the show...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bE64MvIrZgg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=klcfJvGEZiY

I can't wait to see them again.  They did one of their photo-op / meet-and-greets (I guess they call them Convocations) at a record store down the street from my house that morning, so a few guys from work and I went down and met them.  They were incredibly nice.  Also, probably nothing will come of it, but we put together a pitch for a music video and I handed it off to their tour manager... long-shot for sure, but nothing ventured, nothing gained.
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Post by: McMetal on April 24, 2014, 08:46 AM
That picture looks cool. What kind of music is Ghost?
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Post by: Rob on April 24, 2014, 09:33 AM
They're a Swedish metal band... but also kind of poppy... also kind of hard to describe.  Character-based like Gwar or KISS, there are theories but no one officially knows who's in the band.

Singer only appears in public in a mask and suit as an old Italian guy, then that mask gets make-up to turn him into this Papa Emeritus character for the shows. 

Worth checking out, and incredibly entertaining if you're not generally offended by sacrilege. 

Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Ben on June 16, 2014, 09:58 PM
Darby, Matt R., and myself are headed to the opening night of Queen & Adam Lambert in Chicago on Thursday. I'm really looking forward to it, having recently seen the stage...(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f49/scififan81/queenstage_zps5dab5fc7.jpg)
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Post by: Darby on June 16, 2014, 10:11 PM
So excited for Queen!
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Post by: DSJ™ on June 17, 2014, 12:26 AM
Going to Queen with Adam Lambert in June. Been a very long time since I have seen them back in 1977. Sure miss Freddie.  :'(

Have fun guys. I'll be seeing them next Tuesday night. After seeing the Queen Extravaganza with Marc Martel last year well let's just say the auditorium gasped when he sang & then the place rocked!

Looking forward to a review from you all. Still miss Freddie.  :'(
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Post by: Darby on June 22, 2014, 12:27 PM
The concert was AMAZING!!! You're going to love it Dale. One of the best shows I've ever been to. Couple first night glitches but it was like seeing Queen reborn!
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Post by: Rob on June 22, 2014, 02:41 PM
Saw Devo last night.  Always a fun time and it was cool to get to see / hear the experimental early stuff.
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Post by: DSJ™ on June 25, 2014, 02:18 AM
The concert was AMAZING!!! You're going to love it Dale. One of the best shows I've ever been to. Couple first night glitches but it was like seeing Queen reborn!

Back from the concert. Oh good god! What a ******* show, the best I have seen! They ran a 1/2 hour late but who cares. After basically a hat trick of concerts here with Buble, Cher & now Queen, they came out with the Good, the Better & the Best. These Are the Days of Our Lives brought tears, it was hard. In fact I don't think there was a dry eye in the house. The coliseum rocked all night & Lambert with Who Wants to Live Forever, you made Freddie  proud.. all of us proud.  :)  8)

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/New%20Car/Queen_zpse60172f3.jpg)
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Post by: Matt on June 25, 2014, 04:44 PM
Wait, a gay dude is singing for Queen now? That's gonna take some getting used to.  :-\
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Post by: Darby on June 25, 2014, 08:08 PM
I take it the last post is meant to be ironic.
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Post by: Morgbug on June 25, 2014, 09:12 PM
I take it the last post is meant to be ironic.

Nope, he's a prick. 
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Post by: Matt on June 26, 2014, 12:41 AM
Would you believe I was just going for sheer stupidity rather than some kind of prickish irony?
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Post by: Rob on June 26, 2014, 01:13 AM
No.
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Post by: Ben on August 13, 2014, 11:41 PM
Darby and I are headed to Des Moines next week for KISS and Def Leppard. It's been almost 14 years since I last saw KISS, so I'm pumped for it.
Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: Rob on August 14, 2014, 05:26 PM
Funny, I met Paul Stanley at the Lego store about 2 hours ago.  They're in Chicago this weekend.

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Post by: Morgbug on August 14, 2014, 10:42 PM
Robert Cray this Sunday night.  Tom Petty and Steve Winwood on Thursday next week.   :)
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Post by: IncomT65 on August 15, 2014, 04:20 AM
Haven't posted in this thread since 2012, but of course I've been attending live music on a regular basis.

Most recently the Graspop Metal Meeting festival in Belgium, with awesome performances by Sabbath, AiC, BLS, Zombie, Sepultura (man, Andreas Kisser hasn't aged a day  ;D ), Mastodon and Ghost.. Limp Bizkit was a big disappointment.

Last week Machine Head, their only club show in Holland this year, until it was announced a few days ago, that they'd be back in another town in December. Hard to believe they've been at it for 22 years! They totally tore up the insanly hot venue.

This Sunday I'll go to X-Rock in Germany. Guess who's playing? Machine ******' Head  ;D Also Amon Amarth, Life of Agony and Airbourne, plus a couple of others.

Title: Re: A thread about concerts.
Post by: McMetal on August 27, 2014, 02:19 PM
Haven't posted in this thread since 2012, but of course I've been attending live music on a regular basis.

Most recently the Graspop Metal Meeting festival in Belgium, with awesome performances by Sabbath, AiC, BLS, Zombie, Sepultura (man, Andreas Kisser hasn't aged a day  ;D ), Mastodon and Ghost.. Limp Bizkit was a big disappointment.

Last week Machine Head, their only club show in Holland this year, until it was announced a few days ago, that they'd be back in another town in December. Hard to believe they've been at it for 22 years! They totally tore up the insanly hot venue.

This Sunday I'll go to X-Rock in Germany. Guess who's playing? Machine ******' Head  ;D Also Amon Amarth, Life of Agony and Airbourne, plus a couple of others.

Let Freedom Ring with a Shotgun Blast!

Nice, I'm so jealous of your huge outdoor metal shows! Graspop, Dynamo, F--- Commerce Festival, etc. Metal is alive and well abroad!

Glad Andreas Kisser is aging well, have they gotten their heads out of their collective arses and gotten Max and Igor back yet though?

Shocked to hear Limp Bizkit disappointed.  :D
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Post by: IncomT65 on August 27, 2014, 03:10 PM

Let Freedom Ring with a Shotgun Blast!

Nice, I'm so jealous of your huge outdoor metal shows! Graspop, Dynamo, F--- Commerce Festival, etc. Metal is alive and well abroad!

Glad Andreas Kisser is aging well, have they gotten their heads out of their collective arses and gotten Max and Igor back yet though?

Shocked to hear Limp Bizkit disappointed.  :D

Dynamo? I'm impressed you know of it :D  Sadly, Dynamo is no more. Last time was in '99 and by then it had already been stripped down to a much smaller festival :(  But Belgians know how to party, nevertheless. Graspop is our new home  >:D

I'm not a fan of the 'new' Sep, but it's great to hear them live, especially when performing the old Sep songs. Funny you should mention a possible reunion, because when asked which bands the director of Graspop would ultimately want, he replied the old Sep lineup. And Pantera.

In the meantime I've scored tickets to a concert on Dec. 4. Band is called Machine Head. Support by Devil You Know.
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Post by: McMetal on February 24, 2016, 08:50 AM
Slayer, Carcass, Testament tonight.  ;D

Can't imagine any show this year is going to top that!
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Post by: Ben on April 5, 2016, 08:35 PM
Going to see Iron Maiden tomorrow nite in Chicago. Can't wait!
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Post by: evenflow on April 6, 2016, 12:40 PM
Gun N' Roses in Vegas on Saturday. Extremely pumped. Also have to buy tickets for the August show in Phoenix on Friday.
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Post by: Rob on May 12, 2016, 02:05 PM
http://riotfest.org/2016/05/original-misfits/

Just bought some tickets...

(http://riotfest.org/riotfest/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/misfits_admat_OFFICIAL-small-662x1024.jpg)
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Post by: BillCable on May 12, 2016, 02:06 PM
I went to BABYMETAL over the weekend.  It was one hell of an experience.
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Post by: evenflow on May 13, 2016, 12:55 AM
I know its been a while now but the Gun N' Roses show in Vegas was amazing. Best i ever heard Axl sound. Helped he wasn't running around.
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Post by: Diddly on June 10, 2016, 11:14 AM
Just bought a ticket to see Alice in Chains when they come through town in September. Looking very forward to it.
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Post by: Rob on September 17, 2016, 01:47 AM
So much music right now...

Riot Fest started today.  So, today / tonight I saw:

The Dillinger Escape Plan
Gwar
Meat Puppets
The Specials
Refused
NOFX

Tomorrow will be:
The Vandals
The Hives
Descendents
Social Distortion
Bad Religion (after show)

Sunday:
The Bronx
Andrew WK
Bad Religion
Deftones
Misfits

Next week I'm seeing Green Day at the Aragon Ballroom... Which is small for them.

The on the 30th I'm seeing Airbourne.

Early October is Pennywise at the House of Blues.

Then in December I have tickets for Steel Panther.

The separately in December I'll finally get to see Mr. T Experience with an old favorite of mine The Nobodys, who I haven't seen since high school.

I'm getting too old for this. .
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Post by: McMetal on September 17, 2016, 03:23 PM
Nice! How was Dillinger Escape Plan? I was working at Relapse when we signed those guys...unreal live show.

I had the pleasure of watching another Relapse band live last night...Richmond's own Windhand.  8)
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Post by: BillCable on December 1, 2016, 09:23 AM
I need to move to Japan...

https://twitter.com/BABYMETAL_JAPAN/status/804137928058290176/photo/1
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Post by: Rob on December 1, 2016, 11:23 AM
Nice! How was Dillinger Escape Plan? I was working at Relapse when we signed those guys...unreal live show.

I had the pleasure of watching another Relapse band live last night...Richmond's own Windhand.  8)

Sorry, I missed this... they're always amazing.  I'm bummed that they're calling it quits, but am looking forward to the inevitable reunion tour in a few years. :)

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Post by: McMetal on December 1, 2016, 11:58 AM
That's awesome Rob. When Relapse first signed those guys years ago it was off a performance at some guy's house party in PA. Blew everyone away. I think they were one of the first bands to get slapped with the "Math Metal" label, which I love.

And yeah, I need to move to Japan too. I could literally quit my life and become a BabyMetal groupie.
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Post by: Rob on December 1, 2016, 12:51 PM
For sure.  The band I was in back in college played a show with them in Baltimore.  Would have been 2002-ish.  I'd never heard of them, and had never seen anything like it.  Total insanity.  At one point I remember the bass player breaking the head of his guitar off on some guy's head - total accident, he was just going crazy with it and hit this guy so hard that it broke right off.  He must have had a string lock or something because everyone just carried on like it had never happened.

Saw them again a few years ago here with Darkest Hour and for how awesome I think they are, Dillinger's set was so much more over the top that it made Darkest Hour look like a bunch of school girls.
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Post by: Rob on January 25, 2017, 12:02 PM
Just got general admission pit tickets to see Iron Maiden and Ghost in June.  Can't wait.
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Post by: Matt_Fury on January 26, 2017, 09:37 AM
I was hoping they'd come to Denver....they aren't this tour.  :-\
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Post by: Diddly on February 10, 2017, 02:46 PM
Just got tickets today to see The Deftones, Rise Against, and Thrice in June.

Just bought a ticket to see Alice in Chains when they come through town in September. Looking very forward to it.

Oh man, how did I not remember to post about this show? Freaking awesome, as AIC played pretty much all of their hit songs, and 90% of it was stuff from the Staley years. Picked up an awesome poster (http://i.imgur.com/T1CfE9q.jpg) at the show too.
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Post by: DSJ™ on February 20, 2017, 02:34 PM
Starting off my year of concerts, I saw Garth Brooks/Trisha Yearwood this past Saturday night. 9 shows sold out, this was his 3rd showing plus his 1st of a double back to back showing & it was electrifying. From start to finish, 20,000 plus fans standing, dancing & singing & of course drinking.  ;D  I have been to many other concerts over my years but Garth Brooks show has to be the best I have been too. He's funny as hell & where does he get all that energy from.

Still have Queen with Adam Lambert, Guns N' Roses & Roger Waters to see this year...
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Post by: Mikey D on May 18, 2017, 01:27 PM
Damn, I was reviewing the Davidson summer calendar and I have **** ton of concerts coming up:

-Metallica tomorrow
-Violent Femmes and Echo & the Bunnymen 7/15
-Foreigner and Cheap Trick two days later 7/17
-Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers 3 days after that 7/20
-Imagine Dragons 10/29 (my oldest son's first concert, will be a birthday gift)

And I'm actively looking for good prices for Billy Joel at Fenway (I drug my wife to both Pearl Jam shows there last summer and kind of have to pay her back) and U2 Joshua Tree tour.
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Post by: McMetal on May 18, 2017, 04:52 PM
Saw Testament, Prong and Sepultura a few weeks back. Testament headlined and was crushingly awesome. Prong wasn't bad either despite not playing any songs off the first album. Sepultura was as god awful as I imagined they would be. Boring as hell if they weren't playing Max's songs. Sad.
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Post by: Tracy on May 22, 2017, 11:20 PM
Heading up to DC. Next month to see U2 at RFK Staduim for the 30th anniversary of the Jishua Tree tour. Saw them 30 years ago at RFK. Some of the original group of us are getting together and going. God - I sound old.....
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Post by: Diddly on September 7, 2017, 01:47 AM
I was in Los Angeles over Labor Day weekend and had the opportunity to see the man himself, John Williams, conduct the LA Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl! The show was AWESOME!

First hour was David Newman conducting. They performed the main theme from Robin Hood (1938), Dracula (1979) and performed live music to the Judy Garland number from A Star Is Born, along with some other minor music.

Then after intermission, John Williams comes out. It was an awesome scene, with every kid in the crowd igniting a toy lightsaber! He started with a minor chase song from Indiana Jones, followed by some minor themes from Close Encounters of the Third Kind. He then introduced the Harry Potter themes, which were HP and the Chamber of Secrets, Aunt Marge's Waltz, and the main HP theme.

Then, he brought out Kobe Bryant to narrate an animated short film about his basketball career, which Williams conducted music for!

Then came Star Wars! He teased playing some TLJ music and then said "I'll wait until next year." Ha! They performed the Scherzo for the X-Wings from TFA, Rey's Theme, then the Star Wars main theme with ANH intro and ANH end credits.

After that I was geeked and didn't really pay attention to the next song, and then they performed the Imperial March!

Encore was the Superman theme, after which Williams told the kids in the crowd it was past his bedtime.

An awesome show in a beautiful venue!
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Post by: evenflow on September 22, 2017, 07:23 PM
Took my fiancee to see Janet Jackson last night.  :-\ She enjoyed it but i wasn't a fan (not a fan of her music in general). My biggest issue was the fact that she only sang a few songs and let the tape do the rest.