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« Reply #40 on: September 21, 2005, 08:05:51 PM »

Worst concert ever!   Bob Dylan - 1979 - post Rolling Thunder tour - the one with the white face paint, female backup singers, and no song sung with its original melody.  I've had many opportunities to see him since but have never gone back - even though he is probably my all time favorite.

Some good memories - Jethro Tull, 1975, Ramones in a bar in Bloomington Indiana (1979 or 80), Gordon Lightfoot, 1975 (saw him again in 1978 and it was awful), Neil Young - acoustic solo - early '80's, Elvis Costello, 1978, Cat Stevens, 1975.  Showing my age I guess.
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« Reply #41 on: September 21, 2005, 10:54:59 PM »

I saw Bob D on the Rolling Thunder tour in '75, and then not again until last year.  He's not playing guitar anymore and his voice is, um, different...but it was still a great show.
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« Reply #42 on: September 22, 2005, 12:05:33 AM »

Worst concert - Gordon Lightfoot -  :UND>

Best concerts - John Denver - Gregg Allman Band -  :GRN>
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« Reply #43 on: September 26, 2005, 06:38:51 PM »

My all time favorite was U2 at the Capitol Theater in Passaic, NJ in 1983 on their War tour. I was home on leave and a friend asked me If I wanted to go see a U2 concert. Turns out she went to high school with them in Dublin and they gave her 4 tickets and backstage passes! I got to meet the band and talked extensively with Larry Mullen, Jr. He even offered me a job as a roadie! Sting was also there and I got his autograph. Supposedly John Entwistle from The Who was also there.
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« Reply #44 on: June 02, 2010, 01:50:51 AM »

Very very old post...but I'll use it as a record to myself:

Pink Floyd (Dark Side of the Moon Tour) Hamilton. ~74. I was eleven years old. My Dad took me. Dad you Rock (RIP) (Awesome show)
Dylan, Montreal Forum, ~78 (Terrible) Forum had awful sound
Zappa, Montreal. The day after (lousy sound)
Emerson Lake and Palmer, Montreal ~77 (Great)
Jethro Tull, Montreal 79 (Fantastic)
Don McLean, Montreal 80  + Vancouver 84 (old soft rock cafe) (Perfect)
Doug and the Slugs, Vancouver Expo 86 (Fun)
Van Morrison, Vancouver Expo 86 (Underwhelming)
Colin James, Expo 86 and then all around Western Canada through 87 (What a ride!)
Simply Red ~ 86 (very professional - studio like but really enjoyed it)
Dizzy Galespie, Edmonton 87
JJ Cale, Vancouver ~88 (mellow - even with the Hells Angels all over the joint)
Los Lobos, Vancouver ~91 (Red Hot Chilli's opened!!) (Lots of dancing)
Gordon Lightfoot, Vancouver ~ 94 (chilled)
Blind Boys of Alabama, Vancouver and Edmonton ~93, ~07 (funny)
Little Richard, Vancouver ~ 94 (pathetic)
Joe Jackson, Vancouver ~95 (just OK -lost his voice)
Rolling Stones, Vancouver (Steel Wheels) ~98 (Super!)
Ceseria Evora + Bob Brozman, Ottawa (brilliant open air concert) ~2000
Paul Kelly, Ottawa ~07 (Fantastic)
Steve Miller, Ottawa ~07. Just like his albums.
The Proclaimers, Ottawa 2009. On the street! (fun)

Soooo...the most memorable would be Pink Floyd, Tull, Don MacLean, Stones,Colin James & Paul Kelly....
The worse: Dylan,Zappa, Little Richard... yak

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« Reply #45 on: June 04, 2010, 02:55:44 AM »

The Best:

John Cale CBGBs  1979  (Sabotage album band)
Lucinda Williams  Central Park 1992

The Worst:

Lou Reed  Charlton Football Ground 1974 (Humble Pie were the best act that day, The Who were the headliners but three songs in I was bored)

Grateful Dead Madison Square Garden 1990 (or 1991?)  horrible horrible sound system/acoustics. Walked out. Regret never getting to see them anywhere else where the sound quality did them justice.
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« Reply #46 on: June 04, 2010, 03:48:03 AM »

Best - the 5 or 6 times I saw Neil YOUNG

Worst - I donno they're all good just some better then others

Next - Steve MILLER tonight Fri in Summerside PEI 6th row from stage 8 in from the aisle!!!! 
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« Reply #47 on: June 18, 2010, 06:32:01 PM »

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Fall of '85    Michael Hedges with the Anger/Marshall quintet.....this was the first of many times I saw Michael. and the next day my buddy and I were walking through the Amway Grand hotel checking out the art display and saw a guy standing up against the check in desk with a familiar, crumpled velvet sport coat and a guitar case.....we talked for a few minutes and he was very gracious......I am very grateful that I got to spend time with him on several occasions later on.....
I was quite depressed when we lost him.

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« Reply #48 on: June 21, 2010, 07:10:36 PM »

For my birthday a few years back, my wife bought us tix to Allison Krauss and Union Station.  The audio engineers did a great job of mixing and producing the show.  Jerry Douglas' 1/2 time show on dobro was absolutely amazing.  Pristine sound, incredibly talented musicians, etc.  Never heard/saw a better show before or since.
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« Reply #49 on: June 21, 2010, 08:40:53 PM »

Best-Richard Thompson and Danny Thompson 1993, Bloomington, IN
       -Elvis Costello and The Attraction 1982, Grand Ol' Opry (at the theme park, not the Ryman)

Worst-Probably Quarterflash at King's Island
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« Reply #50 on: June 21, 2010, 10:36:57 PM »

Best - the Bodeans in about 1990 on an island in the middle of the Mississippi river in St. Paul, Minnesota.  It was a summer festival and Sting was performing on another stage at the same time.  So a few dozen other fans and I got to listen to the Bodeans rock-out for nearly 3 hours under a perfect summer sky.  Felt like we were all family.

Worst - the Cure in 1988  . . . no interaction with the audience and so loud my ears hurt just thinking about it.
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« Reply #51 on: June 30, 2010, 01:44:54 PM »

My favorite concert was The Rolling Stones. I saw them at the Gator Bowl (Jacksonville FL)  in 1989 on the Steel Wheels tour. Totally amazing!!!

Least favorite was the Beach Boys at Metropolitan Park in the 90's.  It was horrible to see such a pityful attempt to perform what was once magic to my ears in the 60's and 70's........... I was upset for days afterwards.
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« Reply #52 on: June 30, 2010, 02:22:37 PM »

My favorite concert was The Rolling Stones. I saw them at the Gator Bowl (Jacksonville FL)  in 1989 on the Steel Wheels tour. Totally amazing!!!

Ah, Steel Wheels. We couldn't get tickets to the old stadium where the Patriots used to play so we just tale-gated and listened outside.

My Favorites:

The J. Geils Band - 1981 Boston Garden. My first concert, my older brother took me, I was 14.

Eric Clapton - 1997 Boston Garden. Amazing, especially his acoustic set.

James Taylor - 1996 Great Woods.

Buddy Guy - Bank Boston Harbor Tent 1996, The Orpheum Theatre Boston 1997.  Awesome in every way.

Harry Connick, The Orpheum Theatre Boston 1998, Christmas Carol concert.  Wow.  He's an amazing talent and quite the performer.


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« Reply #53 on: July 02, 2010, 02:09:46 PM »

some goodies...
-Satriani
-Steve Vai
-Van Halen
-Eric Clapton
-Ozzfest 05' and 06' had some awesome bands
-Himsa
-Cradle of Filth
-Shadows Fall
-Still Remains
-3 inches of blood.

The list goes on and on....
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« Reply #54 on: July 03, 2010, 12:19:26 AM »

Oh, not so favorite...

Zzz top was terrible last summer.
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« Reply #55 on: July 06, 2010, 01:58:58 AM »

Oh, not so favorite...

Zzz top was terrible last summer.

thats a shame. did they play rough boy?
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« Reply #56 on: July 06, 2010, 03:47:40 AM »

I can't remember.  Brooks & Dunn opened for them and it should have been the other way around, they were spectacular.
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« Reply #57 on: July 06, 2010, 03:14:42 PM »

It happens!
Would've been a tragedy if they destroyed rough boy..haha
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« Reply #58 on: July 07, 2010, 03:41:26 AM »

Best:

Beck and Radiohead back to back at Bonaroo.
Leo Koetke (everytime)
Medeski Martin & Wood (when they were in their prime 6 years ago)
Cowboy Junkies
Queens of the Stone Age

Good and worst (depends on the night and the year):
Grateful Dead
Steve Earle
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« Reply #59 on: July 09, 2010, 01:50:57 PM »

Nanci Griffith- Other Voices, Other Rooms tour 1993, Carnegie Hall, NY
Phil Lesh and Friends, Asheville, NC 2006
Both great shows!

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