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What Is The Best Concert You Have Been To?

Sun Apr 04, 2004 8:39 am

As the topic questions, what is the best concert you have been to? I went to see Robbie Williams last August at Phoenix Park, Dublin. 175,000 prople were there and it was mad, the sun was shining, and we were lucky enough to get there to be near the front. Even the rain didn't dampen the spirits of the event.
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RE: What Is The Best Concert You Have Been To?

Sun Apr 04, 2004 8:42 am

I'll tell you later tonight. I'm going to a Ben Folds concert in half an hour!
 
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RE: What Is The Best Concert You Have Been To?

Sun Apr 04, 2004 8:46 am

A Van Morrison concert in Burbank in 1986.
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RE: What Is The Best Concert You Have Been To?

Sun Apr 04, 2004 8:55 am

Either Peter Gabriel performing "So" or Ry Cooder together with David Lindley at Hamburg Stadtpark.
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RE: What Is The Best Concert You Have Been To?

Sun Apr 04, 2004 9:30 am

Party in the park in Hyde Park - London with 100,000 other people, such an atmosphere! A lot of performances too. Also Beyonce at Wembley in November  Big grin.

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RE: What Is The Best Concert You Have Been To?

Sun Apr 04, 2004 10:00 am

Toss-up:

Judas Priest 6/80 @ the Palladium in NYC

Ozzy Osbourne summer 1981 @ Nassau Colloseum
 
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RE: What Is The Best Concert You Have Been To?

Sun Apr 04, 2004 12:06 pm


Pink Floyd 1996

Joe Satriani/Steve Vai/John Pettrucci (2001?)
Joe Satriani 2002

Metallica 1992


All were great for different reasons, couldn't pick between em.
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RE: What Is The Best Concert You Have Been To?

Sun Apr 04, 2004 7:10 pm

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RE: What Is The Best Concert You Have Been To?

Sun Apr 04, 2004 8:13 pm

U2 Elevation Tour in Salt Lake City. We were inside the Heart thanks to my buddies brother.

Pearl Jam any time. As part of the fan club you usually get front row seats. Plus they are one hell of a live band.

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RE: What Is The Best Concert You Have Been To?

Sun Apr 04, 2004 11:08 pm

HaveBlue: Satriani in 2002? That was Engines of Creation, right? That was the first time I saw him live! I saw him in Seattle that time. Great show. I saw him again in Portland second row during the Strange Beautiful concert. Just as good.

Another good one was in 1988: Amy Grant and Michael W. Smith at Seattle Center Arena (now Kea Arena). Nothing spectacular happened during the concert but it was the first time I spent any time in Seattle and just the whole experience and the people I went with made it memorable.

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RE: What Is The Best Concert You Have Been To?

Mon Apr 05, 2004 12:10 am

Definatly Dave Matthews Band last year in Raleigh. I'm going to see them again this summer in Charlotte. Good times.
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RE: What Is The Best Concert You Have Been To?

Mon Apr 05, 2004 3:42 am

Simon And Garfunkel at Madison Square Garden
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RE: What Is The Best Concert You Have Been To?

Mon Apr 05, 2004 4:10 am

Mudvayne 03 at Bogarts in Cincinnati
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RE: What Is The Best Concert You Have Been To?

Mon Apr 05, 2004 4:11 am

Seb146,

Not sure, I'd have to check. I've seen him 4 times, and was trying to remember which was which. 2002 I took Brooke, and I remember he didn't have an opening act, so it wasn't the G3 tour.

Saw him in 1996
Saw him in 2001 on G3 with Steve Vai and Pettrucci
Saw him in 2002
Saw him in 2003 on G3 with Steve Vai and Ynqwie Malmsteen


Each time I was on the barricade immediately in front of the stage, so another words as close as physically possible and it definitely makes the show better. That's one nice thing about him still being not mainstream and smaller venues.

At the 1996 show I got a drum head signed by him and the band.
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RE: What Is The Best Concert You Have Been To?

Mon Apr 05, 2004 4:29 am

Beatles (4 diif venues)
Stones before and after they made it
Most, if not sll the UK groups of the 60's
Chuck Berry
Jerry Lee

But the best stage presentation was



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RE: What Is The Best Concert You Have Been To?

Mon Apr 05, 2004 4:52 am

I'd have to say Oasis in Chicago during the summer of 2002. Noel did an acoustic version of Wonderwall, and that was well worth the price of admission.

An honourable mention would have to be Placebo last december in Dallas. They put on a bad ass show, and I got to meet them and take my picture with the bassist afterwords, he even came out of the bar he was in to take the picture with some friends of mine who weren't old enough to enter the bar. Nice bunch of guys.
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RE: What Is The Best Concert You Have Been To?

Mon Apr 05, 2004 5:16 am

Big show- Nine Inch nails at the cow palace in june of 2000...great show.

Small show - American Nightmare - super small venue + hxc music = great show,  Smile
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RE: What Is The Best Concert You Have Been To?

Mon Apr 05, 2004 6:23 am

Toss up:

Metallica/Limp Bizkit/Linkin Park/Deftones/Mudvayne (Summer Sanitarium- August '03-Invesco Field)
A Perfect Circle/The Mars Volta (Our First Step-March '04-Magness Arena).

Both excellent shows.

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RE: What Is The Best Concert You Have Been To?

Mon Apr 05, 2004 6:50 am

Rock:1st God Speed You Black Emperor
close 2nd Radiohead, but we were so far away, it was awesome how everyone knew every word though

Best rap concert I've ever been to had to be Aesop Rock/El-P
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RE: What Is The Best Concert You Have Been To?

Mon Apr 05, 2004 7:02 am

Incubus in Hamilton.

Best concert ever .

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RE: What Is The Best Concert You Have Been To?

Mon Apr 05, 2004 8:03 am

I've see and enjoyed so many it's difficult to pick the best, but here's some of the memorable ones and venue.

Emerson, Lake and Palmer - Olympic Stadium, Montreal
Pink Floyd- Olympic Stadium, Montreal
U2 - CNE Stadium, Toronto
Queen - Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto
Supertramp - Place de Nations, Montreal
Electric Light Orchestra - CNE Stadium, Toronto
The Who - Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto
Bruce Springstein - Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto
Fleetwood Mac - CNE Stadium, Toronto
Rolling Stones - Downsview Park, Toronto
Eagles- Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto
Jethro Tull - Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto
Rod Stewart - Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto
Genesis - Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto
Moody Blues - Forum, Montreal
Edgar & Johnny Winter - Forum, Montreal
The Beach Boys - Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto

.... and a whole lot more!
 
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RE: What Is The Best Concert You Have Been To?

Mon Apr 05, 2004 8:52 am

Every single Pet Shop Boys concert i have ever attended... they are the best..
 
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Mon Apr 05, 2004 9:24 am

Belle and Sebastian, 9/11/01, PDX

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RE: What Is The Best Concert You Have Been To?

Mon Apr 05, 2004 11:38 am

Reckless Kelly/Robert Earl Keen/Junior Brown at Irving Plaza in NYC in 2000.

Junior Brown stole the show and is one bad ass guit-steel player. He's amazing to watch.
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RE: What Is The Best Concert You Have Been To?

Mon Apr 05, 2004 11:48 am

Group: Rolling Stones
Year: 1994
Venue: Louisiana Superdome

This was an amazing show. They had about 65,000 people in attendance, and it lasted for a good three and 1/2 hours.

A few other memorable one's....

Neil Young (solo acoustic), Saengar Theater, New Orleans LA, 1999
R.E.M, UNO Lakefront Arena, New Orleans LA, 2003
Live, Providence Performing Arts Center, Providence RI, 1999




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RE: What Is The Best Concert You Have Been To?

Mon Apr 05, 2004 11:32 pm

Stone Temple Pilots 93 or 94...best concert ever.
Jimmy Buffett is always a good time too even if your not a huge fan.

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RE: What Is The Best Concert You Have Been To?

Tue Apr 06, 2004 12:42 am

Remy Zero, 2001, The Cotton Club--Atlanta
Ben Folds Five, 2001, Centennial Olympic Park--Atlanta
OAR, 2002, Music Midtown--Atlanta
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RE: What Is The Best Concert You Have Been To?

Tue Apr 06, 2004 1:30 am

TORONTO, ON - JULY/03 - SARS CONCERT @ DOWNSVIEW!!!!!!!!

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RE: What Is The Best Concert You Have Been To?

Tue Apr 06, 2004 5:22 am

Roger Waters in Beirut back in 2002
 
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RE: What Is The Best Concert You Have Been To?

Tue Apr 06, 2004 5:26 am

Well, in a follow up to my first post, the Ben Folds concert on Saturday was the best show I've ever seen. The guy's just incredible.

There's nothing quite like Ben Folds Live. He's on tour with David Berkeley (who I had the pleasure of meeting), so if anyone's into them, better book tickets fast.


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RE: What Is The Best Concert You Have Been To?

Tue Apr 06, 2004 6:50 am

The most fun: George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, last friday

The best musically: Dave Matthews Band, August 8, 2002



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RE: What Is The Best Concert You Have Been To?

Tue Apr 06, 2004 6:55 am

Dunno how many of you would recognize the name.... but I'd say the best concert I've ever been to was one performed by Twila Paris (Gospel)
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RE: What Is The Best Concert You Have Been To?

Tue Apr 06, 2004 7:37 am

INXS, X tour, 1991. Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto. Michael Hutchence had such stage presence, as did (do) the rest of INXS.

AvianceGirlUK - I have always kicked myself for not going in to Toronto for PSB's Performance tour!

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RE: What Is The Best Concert You Have Been To?

Tue Apr 06, 2004 7:46 am

NIck Cave and the Bad Seeds at the Kool Haus in Toronto in 2002 and 2003, great show and the sound system was so good that my liver was vibrating
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RE: What Is The Best Concert You Have Been To?

Tue Apr 06, 2004 7:52 am

RUSH concert.
I've seen them 13 times over the last 16 years.
My most memorable shows were Hold Your Fire tour 1987-88 and Counterparts tour 1993-94.




Other great shows I've seen were

STYX with Kanasas
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
KISS

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RE: What Is The Best Concert You Have Been To?

Tue Apr 06, 2004 7:56 am

Madonna Drowned World Tour *WHOA*  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Joan Osborne was awesome too in a tiiiiiiny venue; Coldplay kicks quite a lot of a$$ in concert.
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RE: What Is The Best Concert You Have Been To?

Tue Apr 06, 2004 7:58 am

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band at Giants Stadium. It's always nice when you have a hometown band playing in front of the local crowd, especially a band that I consider to be the greatest. The best part was the roar let out in Rosalita when Springsteen sang the line about being in the swamps of Jersey (of course, we were in the middle of the swamps of Jersey at this minute).

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