This is an offshoot of mickeySr.'s forum thread on first concerts. What was your most exciting concert you attended? Mine was seeing David Bowie in Vancouver in 2004.
Hi Flora, yes David Bowie is a great one to see but for me the most exciting concert was in 1975 on New Years eve i saw Led Zeppelin, and only paid eight dollars to see them . Awesome concert !!!
. . . cool Flora, thanks for the thread.
I saw Grand Funk in '69 in Philly with no opening act announced - but when we were out getting a coke or something, music started . . . I listened for a minute, ran back into the arena - Faces, with Rod Stewart, Ronnie Wood, Ronnie lane, Kenney Jones, Ian McLagan was opening for Grand Funk!? That was cool.
Every time I've seen Johnny Winter and every time I've seen Buddy Guy it's just the best. The first time I ever even heard Mahavishnu Orchestra was live in concert - that was stunning. Ten Years After put on one of the best shows I've ever seen. I told you about my Santana concert in the 'first concert' thread and there simply is no better live show than The Who . . . I saw them in '70/'71 doing their "Who's Next" tour and I've seen them a few times in the last 10 years with my sons. And the first time and every time I've seen Clapton is gigantically monumental.
But I have to repeat, when I saw Savoy Brown (with Kim Simmonds & Chris Youlden) in Harrisburg, Pa, in '69, they stooped the show . . . I mean 'they' the police, had to turn off the power to stop the show - Savoy Brown played for hours and would have gone on all night. After that show Harrisburg banned Rock concerts from The Forum for like 30 years. Unforgettable night.
Hard to choose from so many exciting concerts.
Perhaps Motley Crue at Donington in 2007. That was hair-raisingly awesome. Over an hour of greatest hits with a feverish crowd.
David Bowie is one I never got to see but sure do love the man and his music (in all their various incarnations!).
My most exciting concert was 1974 Madison Square Garden, Elton John.
Because.... when he sang "Lucy In the Sky With Diamonds" JOHN LENNON came out on stage and they also sang "Whatever Gets You Through the Night."
Still can't quite believe that one.
It has to be the 2 Bruce Springsteen concerts I attended. The Boss was amazing!
Another was the Police Picnic which featured The Police, Talking Heads, Joan Jett and a few other New Wave bands.
Talking Heads -- oh yeah!
They are on a whole other list of most amazing "small venue" concerts.
I used to go to a club in Boston that seats only 500.
Saw TH, Blondie, Eurythmics, Chili Peppers, Ramones, Rockpile -- many other simply incredible shows there.
All this reminiscing is making me feel -- like banging my head
Matchbox Twenty at the TD Waterhouse in Orlando ... Rob Thomas can always bring the house down!
I've seen a lot of bands, but by far the most amazing concert I ever saw was with B.B. King and Luther Allison. It was an electrifying, OMG kind of experience. I was able to meet King and I already knew Luther Allison and his band (I worked with a non profit organization that put on concerts.)
Luther never made it real big here in the states, but he was well loved in Europe and still has many die- hard fans. He was one of the best blues guitarists ever.
To see them live at the same concert was amazing.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I31Ffcj9VlY - Bad Love/Allison
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1muBKq-1 … re=related His last performance in Montreal. Bittersweet to watch.
. . . I've seen B.B. several times, in fact, he was the last concert I went to (just a few months ago) AND - B.B. King held my guitar and announced it "cool". I decorated it with images of some of my favorite players, but I put a heavy yellow stain over black & white photos so the guitar looks like woodgrain, until you get close and you can see Blind Willie McTell, Buddy Guy, Daune Allman, etc, etc. I'll put a link to a photo of it - B.B. was right, it is cool.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid … mp;theater
Elton John Rich Stadium outside Buffalo NY.
62,000 Fans, pouring rain and when Elton came on, the clouds broke and sunlight beamed first hit the stage and slowly grew to cover the stadium. You know you at at a good show when god does the light show....
Back in 1980 I saw The Who. Even though it was without Kieth Moon it was still a great show. Townsend is so great to see live.
The first time I saw Rush, which was the Vapor Trails a number of years ago. I am a longtime fan, going back to 1974, but never got around to seeing them live. Fantastic show.
I saw Boys to Men for $1 at UNC in 2009. It was the best dollar I've ever spent! I was going crazy like I was 12 or something again! They really know how to put on a show.
Bruce Springsteen, 8/23/81, L.A. Sports Arena. The best concert by far I've ever seen.
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