What are the best live concerts that you've ever been to?

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I just LOVE music. Especially when I can go to a live concert, or event. In a couple of months, I'm going to see Eddie Money I will be in the front row, and I have an extra ticket. I'm not sure who I'll bring, but it'll be great I just know it.

I also saw Ziggy Marley in 2009 in St Petersburg FL. That was such a great experience.

So, which concerts have you been too?
  • Profile picture of the author Landon Walsh
    EASY. I've been to 30+ concerts in the last 6 years(I like music obviously), and the best one was Edgefest 2007 in littlerock: ( Godsmack . Three Days Grace . Breaking Benjamin . Puddle of Mudd . Red . Sevendust . Skillet) Godsmack ended the night with a 2 hour show and Encore in which they played their famous dueling drum solo and then got completely smashed on stage. I would like to note that I have seen godsmack play again and they were not as good the second go around(bad night maybe).
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  • Profile picture of the author mediasurgeons
    Oasis (Not sure how big they are in the states) in 2008 was up there although the Isle Of Wight Festival in 09 was up there. Jay Z and Sir Paul Mcartney in particular - not even really a fan of either but they put on a good show.
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    • Profile picture of the author TheGrooby
      Originally Posted by jacobjoseph View Post

      Oasis (Not sure how big they are in the states) in 2008 was up there although the Isle Of Wight Festival in 09 was up there. Jay Z and Sir Paul Mcartney in particular - not even really a fan of either but they put on a good show.
      They WERE big in the States. Not sure whatever happened to them... Did they start beating each other up again?

      My favorite live concert was Alice In Chains, almost a year ago. Of course this was minus Layne Staley but the new lead singer (who hails from my hometown of Atlanta) is spot on and fits like a glove!

      Other concerts of great interest were Queen (minus Freddie Mercury) and Tool.

      Seems like I've been to see some great bands minus some great key people.
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  • Profile picture of the author KimW
    A complete list would be impossible, but here are a quick few:

    Rolling Stones with Stevie Wonder opening
    Jethro Tull with YES opening
    Tom Petty
    ALice Cooper-Love It To Death tour

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  • Profile picture of the author MikeAmbrosio
    Haven't been to many concerts in my life. But of the ones I attended:

    Iron Maiden opening for Judas Priest in 1982 (both my sons have seen Iron Maiden and Judas Priest in concert in recent years too).

    A couple of years ago I saw Three Dog Night at a small theater here in NY - they put on a great show.

    After being a fan for 30 years, I finally saw AC/DC in 2008 (my ears are still ringing). It was interesting to see the diversity of age groups in the audience - from older then me to the pre-teens. Regular family affair... but they still put on a great show.

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  • Profile picture of the author chiwawa
    Funny and weird as it seems, i have been to just to live concerts all my life. I went to p-squares live concert in the US.
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Oksa
    Bow Wow Wow opening for Devo in September, 2006. Front row. Awesome, awesome show! Met the lead singer of Bow Wow Wow and talked to her for about 10 minutes. The whole time she was holding both of my hands!!! Autographs, stuff from the stage as souvenirs. Man, what a thrill! Devo was incredible!

    Other shows I've been to, in no particular order:

    Neil Young & Crazy Horse
    Violent Femmes
    Nine Inch Nails
    The Who
    The Rolling Stones (3)
    Kiss (4)
    Alice Cooper (4)
    Pink Floyd (3)
    Crosby, Stills and Nash
    Aerosmith (3)
    Black Crowes
    Steve Jones
    Guns N Roses
    Lenny Kravitz
    ? (Question Mark)
    ELO II
    Paul McCartney
    Bad Company
    Deep Purple
    Heywood Banks
    Arlo Guthrie
    Neville Brothers
    The Orb
    Cheap Trick
    REO Speedwagon
    Ted Nugent

    Rock on!

    "Ich bin en fuego!"
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    • Profile picture of the author Michael Oksa
      Originally Posted by Marianne Gonne View Post

      Wow, Michael. I remember Bow Wow Wow from way back in the day ... C30-C60-C90 GO! Singer was very young (15 maybe?) and she totally had "it". Great to hear that she still had it in 2006.

      Very cool story. Especially as this was your Number 1 amongst a list of so many rock luminaries.

      I was lucky enough to see the Who, the Stones, Zep, CSN&Y etc etc etc. But great as they all were, the most memorable gigs for me were always in smaller venues.

      Just remembered another. Patti Smith in 1978. Changed my life!
      Yeah, Annabella Lwin is 2 years older than me. She was born in October of 1966 (why do I know these things?). And being a teenage boy at the time, I had quite a crush on her. I was pretty giddy when I was talking to her, but I think I didn't sound too crazy.

      We talked about getting older, family, and music. She also metioned that she noticed I was the only ine singing along to ALL of the songs. (BLUSH).

      At one point in the show she aske the audience what song they would like to hear. Well, big surprise, everybody shouted "I Want Candy"...except me. I shouted "Do You Wanna Hold Me"...and THAT'S what they played.

      She said, "you are truly blessed" and then signed a set list from the stage. Ooh! I still get goosebumps.

      I also got the shirt from Gerald Casale's yellow Devo suit.

      And that reminds of one of the shows I forgot. I was 9 years old in the summer of '78 and didn't see Patti Smith, but it was close...ANDY GIBB!!!

      Rock on!

      "Ich bin en fuego!"
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      • Profile picture of the author Roaddog
        Originally Posted by Michael Oksa View Post

        Yeah, Annabella Lwin is 2 years older than me.

        She was the sexiest girl with a mohawk ever

        For me it's smaller venues, that sometimes make or break, even a good artist.

        My favorite was Carlos Santana at a place called The Greek Theater in L.A. Twice if memory serves, maybe more.

        Second would probably be Deep Purple at Budakan in Japan.
        (That place was a lot smaller than I had pictured it)

        I once saw U2 in L.A. at the L.A. colisium, couldn't tell if it was Bono or Cher from where I was sitting. Place is Huuuge.

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  • Profile picture of the author KimW
    So many stories.
    The Who playing at an amusement park.
    Meeting and partying with Robert Palmer.
    Zappa playing probably the longest set I have ever seen.
    Black Sabbath @ The Capital Center in Landover Maryland. (Don't know what the place is called nowadays).
    When I asked Tim Buckley for his autograph he took a paperback book I had with me bit it so it had his teethmarks,smiled and handed it back to me. Never said a single word to me.

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  • Profile picture of the author lenlach
    I've been so lucky over the years to have seen so many great live concerts, it's hard to pick a favorite. In my early years of live concerts I was lucky to see Fats Domino and Chuck Berry together with Lavern Baker and Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers. I also saw the J. Geils band on their 10th anniversary tour. Peter Wolf was onstage for 4 hours.
    Rated right up there as number 1 would be Nazareth opening up for Santana.
    In my heavier metal days I'd include AC/DC, Megadeath, Deep Purple and Aerosmith.
    Other greats were America, Chicago, Fleetwood Mac, Bad Company and Pat Benatar.
    My favorite Blues concert has to be B.B. King.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rich Lowe

    For me it has to be Oasis live in Manchester. I sure do miss them not being around.

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  • Profile picture of the author whateverpedia
    Alice Cooper - Perth Entertainment Centre 1977

    AC/DC - Perth Entertaiment Centre 1977 (the last show Bon Scott ever did in Australia, and a week after Alice Cooper)

    Deep Purple - Perth Entertainment Centre 1984 (the very first show on their worldwide reunion tour)

    Pnk Floyd - East Fremantle Oval 1988 (standimg about twenty metres in front of David Gilmour as he played THAT solo in Comfortably Numb - awesome!)

    Peter Gabriel - Sydney Entertainment Centre 1994 (no special effects, no light show, just Gabriel and a troupe of extremely accomplished musos that ended with the crowd singing the refrain from Biko for about 5 minutes after the band had lleft the stage)

    Porcupine Tree - Enmore Theatre 2008 (absolutley no publicity for this show, but it was packed out purely on word of mouth with everyone from schookids to old age pensioners. A perfect blend of band and audience working together to produce a great show).

    I've seen other bands performing, but the above ones have stuck in my memory the most.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kirahster
    For me it was REM in Dublin. Something about that concert moved and inspired me.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jeremy B
    Rockfest 2002. Hands down. There are things that happened there i can't tell my closest friends lol!
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  • Profile picture of the author jasdon
    Terence Trent D'Arby at The Hacienda, Manchester in the 90s - great atmosphere. Saw Sister Sledge there too.

    Saw Michael Jackson at Aintree - I think we were about 6 miles from the stage...that said, the only reason we went was so 20-odd years later we could say we had!
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  • Profile picture of the author HeySal
    Woodstock - nuff said.

    ELO - my first concert in Germany. The whole experience was new and exciting.

    Ted Nugent - Saginaw, MI in 1985 - Kind of a homecoming for us Michigan people.

    Drowning Pool - it was the last concert for the original lead singer who died the next day.

    Transiberian Orchestra - whole different form of music, but it was one incredible show.

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  • Profile picture of the author chestmary
    Funkadelic 30+ years ago then 20 years ago when I took my son, 2 years ago and probably next month when I'll go for my birthday.

    Saw the original Temptations when I was about eight years old and fell in love.

    The Jackson Five with the Commodores as the opening act.

    Al Green, so special

    Jackie Wilson was the first concert I truly remember when I was about 5. In fact I remember that entire day and recall being super excited about going to see him.

    Many, many shows at the Uptown during Saturday matinee in Philly.

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