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What was your favorite concert??

  1. Colebabie profile image59
    Colebabieposted 7 years ago

    I have been to over 80 concerts/shows, and it's really hard to pick my favorite! What was yours?? Can you remember your first concert? Mine was Bob Dylan that my dad took me to when I was 6.

    1. curiozities profile image62
      curiozitiesposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      U2 Joshua Tree at the old Orange Bowl in Miami, 1987.  Had Bono looked to my side of the stage (my right, his left) instead of the other side, I might very well have been the guy he picked from the audience to play guitar with them for one song.  Ahhhhhhhhh, the memories...

      1. Sharing Insight profile image80
        Sharing Insightposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        One up on you...92'achtung baby tour..joe robbie stadium--I ended up at the front row!! Pure luck!! Bono was in front of us the entire time!
        U2 is impeccable live...I've been to hundreds of concerts..Prince is fun, Bonjovi high energy...etc etc...anyway I can go on and on! smile

    2. Pearldiver profile image87
      Pearldiverposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      WoodStock.

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      annvansposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I have been to aaron tippin, tom petty, charley daniels.  I cannot remember any more.  My favorite was charlie daniels, but I used to really like tom petty but he isn't as good in concert as charlie daniels.

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      rednckwmnposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      My first concert was Toad the Wet Sprocket, I think I was 17.
      Since then some of my favourites were..Tori Amos, White Zombie/Pantera, Hordefest...wich was lots of performances but I saw Lenny Kravitts and also The Blues Traveler, and one of the most amazing shows I saw, believe it or not, was Gretchen Wilson. She did a cover of Heart, and also Led Zepplin, it was amazing!!!

  2. Colebabie profile image59
    Colebabieposted 7 years ago

    Haha that's the year I was born. Very cool! I've been to the Orange Bowl before for a UM game. At a Green Day concert my friend got to go on stage and play Billy Joe's guitar, then he let him keep it smile

    1. curiozities profile image62
      curiozitiesposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks for making me feel old(er)!  LOL!

  3. Tom Cornett profile image55
    Tom Cornettposted 7 years ago

    Rolling Stones...Steel Wheels tour....Cincinnati...got high!  smile

  4. Colebabie profile image59
    Colebabieposted 7 years ago

    Sounds like fun to me!

  5. Colebabie profile image59
    Colebabieposted 7 years ago

    Didn't mean to do that. I just thought it was funny you chose a concert from that year. Wish I could have seen U2... so I'm jealous!

  6. SweetiePie profile image83
    SweetiePieposted 7 years ago

    I did not attend in person, but absolutely loved the recording of the Moody Blues at the Red Rocks in 1992.  Still hoping to see my favorite band before they no longer perform, and I am going to try and go this summer.  I also love U2 and would enjoy going to one of their concerts.  My friends still talk about the Joshua Tree concert in 87.

    1. curiozities profile image62
      curiozitiesposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      U2 at Red Rocks circa 1983 is supposed to be one of the absolute all time best rock concerts.  They made a live album and video out of it called U2 under  Blood Red Sky."  Wish I could've been there but I have the video and the album.

  7. Colebabie profile image59
    Colebabieposted 7 years ago

    Sorry, what was your favorite band? Definitely go this summer. I've never been to a bad concert! Even if the music wasn't that great, the people made the night amazing.

  8. SweetiePie profile image83
    SweetiePieposted 7 years ago

    I am sorry I did not clarify, but I meant my favorite band was the Moody Blues.

  9. DonnaCSmith profile image84
    DonnaCSmithposted 7 years ago

    Bob Dylan and Santana in Raleigh, NC about 15 years ago.

  10. Teresa McGurk profile image62
    Teresa McGurkposted 7 years ago

    Stones '89--or was it '90?, Raleigh, NC
    Santana '76 (?) Frejus-or-thereabouts, France
    Dang -- also Clapton, '89 or '90 was superb.

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    Adam Bposted 7 years ago

    I too have been to many many shows over the years and one of my favorite concerts was Kid Rock at the House of Blues before he really hit it big.  I was right at the front of the stage and Kid Rock didn't jave a huge ego that fame brought him later on in his career.  He was energetic and funny, poured his soul into the show and music and put on one hell of a show.

    I saw him a few years later in an arena and...well...I prefer to just remember the HOB concert.

  12. Colebabie profile image59
    Colebabieposted 7 years ago

    SweetiePie- Moody Blues, I figured thats what you meant, just wasn't sure. Definitely go this summer!

    Donna- Bob Dylan 15 years ago? I think that's when I went... but I went to the Florida show.

    Teresa- All of those concerts sound amazing! Wish I could have been there.

    Adam- I saw Kid Rock after he made it big. He was very good. Bunch of strippers on the stage smile

  13. Dame Scribe profile image60
    Dame Scribeposted 7 years ago

    Van Halen ... AC/DC...n Johnny Winters... just awesome smile

  14. KCC Big Country profile image85
    KCC Big Countryposted 7 years ago

    Wow, too many for me to pick one too!

    Rascal Flatts & Blake Shelton, couple of years ago to a sell-out highest attendence ever show at Reunion Park in Dallas

    Two KISS concerts early 80s during period of no make-up in Central Texas

    Chris LeDeoux twice very shortly before he died at Billy Bob's Texas in Ft Worth

    Three Dog Night about 15 years ago maybe in Central Texas

  15. Lucey Knight profile image74
    Lucey Knightposted 7 years ago

    Neici - The Southern Songbird!  She is amazing.  I even wrote a hub about her.

  16. fortunerep profile image61
    fortunerepposted 7 years ago

    Ratt was my first concert.  I wouldn't suggest it for beginners, I have seen guns n roses, Phil Collins, Def Leoppard, Hootie ( love you Darius), and lately I have seen Sublime but I would have to say Def Leoppard was my all time favorite and still is, although Kid Rock does rock but havent seen him live.

    1. Colebabie profile image59
      Colebabieposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      You saw Sublime? Or Badfish? If you saw Sublime it must not be the same without bradley sad

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    badcompany99posted 7 years ago

    Rolling Stones at Earls Court in the early 70s, those were the days !

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    Greta Lieskeposted 7 years ago

    Flogging Molly concert, in Chicago ON St. Patrick's Day. Need I say more? Those guys know how to party.

    1. Colebabie profile image59
      Colebabieposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Agreed. I saw them in Ft. Lauderdale smile Not on St. Patrick's Day though. They must have been even crazier!

  19. RooBee profile image82
    RooBeeposted 7 years ago

    I went to sooo many concerts in my more youthful days... AC/DC is always fun and Kiss puts on a great show though they're not my fave musically.
    I used to really go for the super heavy stuff and have seen White Zombie, Pantera, all those types. Good fun if you like to feel as if you've been in a street brawl post-show.
    Saw Willie Nelson as a kid and that was awesome. Steppenwolf actually put on a fantastic show and still sounded perfect as ever at an outdoor festival I caught in the mid-nineties.
    Took my little sis to Green Day and they really are showmen - even brought audience members up to take over for the band & then signed and gave their instruments to those audience members to take home.
    Saw Soundgarden on their last tour. Delicious.
    There have been so many...things are getting fuzzy...
    Best recent show? The Fabulous Thunderbirds. Great stuff.

    1. Colebabie profile image59
      Colebabieposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Very good list. I went to the Green Day show where they did the same thing. Was that the tour with Blink and Jimmy Eat World? I haven't seen Soundgarden yet, although I would love to.

      1. RooBee profile image82
        RooBeeposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I missed the opening acts (boo hoo) on that Green Day show but I think it was that tour. They are going around again this summer for their new album, too.

        1. Colebabie profile image59
          Colebabieposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Yeah but they're coming to the American Airlines Arena which I don't really like... maybe next year! Too bad you missed Blink and Jimmy Eat World, they were good smile

  20. cindyvine profile image87
    cindyvineposted 7 years ago

    The best live concert I ever went to was Robbie Williams in Auckland.  People can say what they like about him, but he can entertain.

    1. Colebabie profile image59
      Colebabieposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I've never seen him in concert, but I'm sure he is a good entertainer. Have a very Happy Birthday by the way cindy smile

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    MangoGirlposted 7 years ago

    The best concerts for me are always the ones I don't go to. But I couldn't quite tell you which one I enjoyed the best. )sad

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      badcompany99posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      One day I must take you to a Rolling Stones one Mango, you would deff love it.

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    MangoGirlposted 7 years ago

    Which day did you say, again? smile

  23. aka-dj profile image80
    aka-djposted 7 years ago

    Phantom of the Opera. Tops.big_smile

    1. RooBee profile image82
      RooBeeposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Oooh, good one. I saw Phantom several years back and it was GREAT! Also saw a pretty sweet rendition of West Side Story.

      My tastes are diversified to the point of utter strangeness.

      I always think it fun to peruse someone's music collection.

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    MangoGirlposted 7 years ago

    I deff am into it, so just tell me if they give one in due time. smile

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      badcompany99posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Why would you actually go, I think they are in London in July.

  25. spiderpam profile image59
    spiderpamposted 7 years ago

    It's a tie between Thousand Foot Krutch, and Yellowcard

    1. Colebabie profile image59
      Colebabieposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Yellowcard played at my Grad Night at Disneyworld. They were ok, but I only know 3 of their songs. Nice, thanks!

      1. spiderpam profile image59
        spiderpamposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Lucky u, I was in Denver, I think my fav song is Way Away.

        1. Colebabie profile image59
          Colebabieposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Yeah that's one of the ones I know. Ryan seems like a cool guy. They're on tour with The Spill Canvas who I like.

  26. Sufidreamer profile image80
    Sufidreamerposted 7 years ago

    Not been to many concerts - I spent my youth drinking beer and watching punk bands in sweaty pubs. Happy Days. smile

    I did see Bowie and Nine Inch Nails at Glastonbury, and both were quality.

    1. Colebabie profile image59
      Colebabieposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Sounds like fun to me! In high school there were these two bars that had local punk bands play every night... that was always fun! No beer though, I enjoyed them sober sad

  27. cindyvine profile image87
    cindyvineposted 7 years ago

    Just remembered a band that defied sanctions to visit South Africa when I was at teaching college - America.  They weren't too bad.  George Benson also defied sanctions and he was good!  When I was in NZ, saw mostly Kiwi Bands, but did see Jimmy Barnes and Ian Tucker who used to be with the Aussie band Cold Chisel, and I saw Kevin Bloody Wilson who was frigging hilarious.  never laughed so much my entire life!

    1. Colebabie profile image59
      Colebabieposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Aw George Benson is my mom's favorite, she just saw him here in FL.

  28. DwellerB profile image60
    DwellerBposted 7 years ago

    My first show was Uriah Heep back in 1977, and Ive been to more shows than I can count since. Saw Stevie Ray Vaughn back in 86, unbelievable show. Ive seen Neil Young about a half dozen times, one of his best ones though was back in 2000, with Crosby, Stills, & Nash. Always wished I could have seen Frank Zappa. Ive heard the concert DVD his son Dweezil put out is pretty good. Ill have to check that out.

  29. Troubled Life profile image59
    Troubled Lifeposted 7 years ago

    I think my favourite concert must have been.....  westlife (:

    Dont ask why it just it (:

  30. Ron Montgomery profile image61
    Ron Montgomeryposted 7 years ago

    Eric Clapton and Muddy Waters in 1979.  I did not know who Muddy Waters was at the time; I was a stupid young punk.

  31. donotfear profile image91
    donotfearposted 7 years ago

    Without a doubt..

    the one and only....

    ALICE COOPER, "Welcome to My Nightmare"
    in 1975 at Hirsch Coliseum in Shreveport, La. 
    Awesome!!!! A real show!

    Must mention the opening act: Suzi Quatro!

  32. Ladybythelake55 profile image61
    Ladybythelake55posted 7 years ago

    Elton John and Billy Joel together along with all the Sixty musicians together.

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    mtsi1098posted 7 years ago

    Billy Joel and Elton John...completely awesome!

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    Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago

    I've only been to three concerts. Sad ain't it? lol but my favorite was Lifehouse definitely. The other two I saw was Kenny Chesney back when I hated country...like it now....and The Bacon Brothers. Yep Kevin Bacon and his brother and their band. smile

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    wordscribe41posted 7 years ago

    The Police with backup UB40 in 1985.  Good times.  smile

  36. chrissie123 profile image61
    chrissie123posted 7 years ago

    I have not been to many concerts, but my favorite one so far would be trans-siberian orchestra. My boyfriend took me on december 22nd the day after my birthday! It was amazing to watch them.

  37. Valerie F profile image60
    Valerie Fposted 7 years ago

    As I spent my life around music, I cannot honestly recall the first concert or otherwise musical performance I had attended. I barely even remember the first recital I ever played. That being said, my favorite concert by far had to be the Chieftains at the IF Civic Auditorium.

    I am not at all biased by the fact that four of my students got to perform with them. Not one bit. wink

  38. Mighty Mom profile image91
    Mighty Momposted 7 years ago

    Valerie F you are too funny. I saw the Chieftains also and loved them. Also have you seen Natalie McMaster? That was another great one.

    So -- most amazing concert moment for me? Elton John Concert in Madison Square Garden. Playing "Lucy In the Sky with Diamonds" and JOHN LENNON came out on stage.
    I thought I had died and gone to LSD heaven wink

    1. Valerie F profile image60
      Valerie Fposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I haven't, but I've seen some of her videos. She and April Verch are favorites of my daughter's.

  39. Colebabie profile image59
    Colebabieposted 7 years ago

    I can only imagine MM. Must have been amazing smile Sheryl Crow had Eric Clapton come out smile

  40. Lady_E profile image82
    Lady_Eposted 7 years ago

    The last Concert I attended was George Benson but my favourites would be Kylie Minogue and Beyonce. Those Diva's put on very entertaining shows.

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    mtsi1098posted 7 years ago

    Billy Joel and Elton John (Face 2 Face tour)...

  42. imadork profile image81
    imadorkposted 7 years ago

    I really liked NKOTB, Boyz II Men and N'Sync rockapalooza extravaganza.

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    \Brenda Scullyposted 7 years ago

    Neil Young came to Ireland a few months ago, and played at Malahide just near where we live he was brilliant...

    Saw U.2. about a month ago brilliant also

    Joan Armatrading has got to be my favourite in concert though

    JUST REMEMBERED...... saw Diana Ross lately she is just brilliant also

       Jealous of Suffi seeing David Bowie that would be my dream

  44. hnbiz silhou3tte profile image61
    hnbiz silhou3tteposted 7 years ago

    love many of them ...but i definitely love the concert of "the bread"  and "journey" because of their songs..

  45. tksensei profile image61
    tksenseiposted 7 years ago

    Frank Sinatra, 1991.

  46. Colebabie profile image59
    Colebabieposted 7 years ago

    I think its just "bread". I saw journey at a concert right by the water... nothing better than that and "lights" smile

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    kukuruzaposted 7 years ago

    I dream to visit at least on one...

  48. spiritedstar25 profile image59
    spiritedstar25posted 7 years ago

    bon jovi at giant stadium (i think that was in 2007), Motley Crue (summer of 08) and Nkotb (june of 09)  Ive been to tons but those might be my top three.

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    A Texanposted 7 years ago

    Lynyrd Skynyrd 1976 Original Band members In Atlanta live at the fox Its where they recorded the most famous version of Freebird!

    AC/DC 3 times in the 80's

  50. bgpappa profile image87
    bgpappaposted 7 years ago

    Rolling Stones No security tour.

    Small venues, great music.

 
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