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...
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!
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.
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!!!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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
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