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Old 03-22-2006, 10:02 PM   #31
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inxs - 89 i think? maybe 90
u2 - 93
michael jackson - no idea when
crowdies last hoorah at the opera house whever that was
bush in um...98?
phil collins - 93 approx
rolling stones - 02? forty licks tour
hunters and collectors a long, long time ago at panthers lol.
metallica in um...99? 98?
paul mccartney in...95? 92? 90-something

wow im bad with dates.
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It's a big call, but I would be probably be willing to sit through that Phil Collins concert if it meant I could go back and see the rest of Angela's gigs.
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The Hunnas at the Panthers, eh? Was this before or after they stopped bashing gas cylinders?
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I've only just recently turned 21... And, to that end... the number of concerts I've seen in my life are not a great many... So, I'm not going to be listing 10, because if I list 10 big-name concerts that I've seen then I'll pretty much be telling you about every show I've ever been to, and that'll be pretty boring and crap since some of them were shitty performances. ... although, I suppose, since I'm not actually intending on talking at length about any of these, it's more that I just don't feel like typing out info about the shows that sucked.


1. Queen + Paul Rodgers - Air Canada Center - Toronto - March 17th, 2006.

2. Mark Knopfler - John Labatt Center - London (my hometown) - July 17th, 2005.

3. U2 - Copps Coliseum - Hamilton - October 13, 2001

4. ZZ Top - Harris Park - London - July 21, 2005.

5. Barenaked Ladies - (some park) - Thunder Bay - (some time during the summer) 1997


Also: IWasBored -- I saw Murphy's Law when they did a bit of a tour of Southwestern Ontario. They were awesome, except that they had to borrow instruments from some guys they knew in town because theirs got stopped at the border. I don't really know them well enough to pass judgement on how well they performed, though... I couldn't name a song of theirs, I mean.
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Old 03-23-2006, 01:27 AM   #35
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It's a big call, but I would be probably be willing to sit through that Phil Collins concert if it meant I could go back and see the rest of Angela's gigs.
I sound like a salesperson now, lol, but you know how you do something for someone else's benefit and it turns out to be a great choice? I only went to Phil Collins and McCartney to accompany my sister for Phil and my mum for McCartney, and both were brilliant shows, despite my reservations. Phil Collins is an absolutely outstanding performer. I find his studio stuff great in quality, but very adult contempory, and entirely bland if it's an album's worth. I thought I'd snooze through the show, but far from it. He was enthralling from start to finish. In a way, he was similar to McCartney as I'm no Beatles fan but know the tunes like anyone does. I appreciate theirs and his talents but was susprised at just how entertaining it was. You'd have liked Phil, I'm sure Tim!


And BEG, I know you're mocking me for venue choice here so I offer you a and have to ask what the gas cylinder caper is about? I didn't know they were in the habit of blowing things up
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Also: IWasBored -- I saw Murphy's Law when they did a bit of a tour of Southwestern Ontario. They were awesome, except that they had to borrow instruments from some guys they knew in town because theirs got stopped at the border. I don't really know them well enough to pass judgement on how well they performed, though... I couldn't name a song of theirs, I mean.


they came back here a few weeks ago, but their van broke down on the way. once they finally did show up (at 10:30pm), the promoter screwed them over and they ended up not being able to play the show. it sucked.


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1. U2 - Cardiff Millenium Stadium, 2005
2. REM - Hyde Park, 2005
3. Alanis Morrissette - Water Rats London, 2002
4. Damien Rice - Brixton Academy, 2004
5. Keane - Rough Trade, 2004
6. Tom McRae - Islington Bar, 2004
7. Live 8 - Hyde Park
8. Tori Amos - Hammersmith Appollo, 2005
9. Travis - Brighton Centre, 2004
10. Manic Street Preachers - Hammersmith Appollo, 2004

Think that's a rough list...

I'm sure Fiona Apple next month will be on this list...
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i can only think of 6 right now

1.U2 - City of Manchester Stadium, June 2005

First and only time seeing the boys. was amazing. WOWY was the best since it's probably my favourite U2 song ever. they even did the 'Love will tear us apart' snippet at the end.

2.Kings of Leon - Reading Festival, August 2005

Made sure i got really drunk with my mates at our tent before they came on stage lol. Sang and danced the whole way through. they rocked.

3. Kings of Leon - Cardiff, 2 July 2005

I missed pretty much all of Live 8 because i was travelling to Cardiff and the train got delayed and we had to book into a hotel and get something to eat ect... but it was worth missing because KOL made up for it in so many ways. got right to the front and was sweating like a bitch all the way through. amazing. i had to retreat to the middle of the arena for the last few songs though because i was too tired from jumping up and down at the front, reminded myself how unfit i was...

4. Kasabian - Reading Festival, August 2005

Had to watch this on my own 'cos none of my mates wanted to come with me. Wasn't expecting much but they surprised me more than any other band i've ever seen. They were so good. Processed Beats and Club Foot were

5. The Rakes - Leeds Warehouse, October 2005

There's just something magical about seeing one of your favourite bands in a tiny venue.

6. The Strokes - Manchester Apollo, January 2006

The coolest band in the world. Great songs, fabulous guitar playing and cool clothes. If only Bono could take a few fashion tips from them
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i'd say ha, this is the only place where i have an advantge, having less than 25 years of being alive, let alone concert-going, but i know the jealousy factor will just lead me to being wrong again. can't have that. then i really will have to change my screen name.
You may be quite jealous of the first entry here:

So in chronological order, a top 10 from memory, dates are approximations on some early ones as I'm at work and my tix stubs are at home:

October 1982: The Who with The Clash, Shea Stadium NYC: OK, David Johansen was on the bill too, but we missed him(somewhat intentionally). The Clash as an opner, imagine that. First ever trip to NYC, first time dealing with a street scalper. Light mist falling, the place erupted to the opening notes of "Love, Reign O'er Me.

September 1984: Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, Hartford Civic Center: Bruce on the Born in the USA Tour. Enough said.

September 17, 1987: U2 Boston Garden: The real Boston Garden. House lights are up for most of the show due to a technical glitch. Bono says something along the lines of not needing the stage lights cause "we got the spirit of Larry Bird in here". Encore includes "Spanish Eyes".

March 15, 1992: U2 Providence Civic Center: ZooTV Indoor Broadcast. Floor seats mere feet from the satellite stage. The band is on fire, completely in sync with the visual assault of ZooTv...10x more energy than 2 nights earlier in Worcester.

April 12, 1994: Pearl Jam Orpheum Theater Boston: Last of 3 straight nights in Boston (first 2 at the Garden). Originally the last scheduled date of this tour leg ( a fan club only show in NYC is added when PJ is tapped for SNL the following weekend), so the road crew creates the set list. Includes the last performance (as of this writing) of "Dirty Frank" and a 17 or so minute cover of the Beatles' "I Got a Feeling".

June 20, 1999: J. Geils Band Paradise Rock Club, Boston: The worst kept secret on the Boston Rock scene, 4 days before launching a reunion tour, the J. Geils Band plays a warmup show at a club with an 800 person capacity (and about 1200 in attendance). Billed as "Juke Joint Jimmy and the House Party Five", the band is slated to open for Alex Chilton and the Box Tops and play about a half hour. Instead, The Box Tops play first and the J Geils Band plays over 2 hours to a club packed beyond the gills on a tiny stage and blows the roof off the place.

August 24, 1999: Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, FleetCenter Boston: The 3rd of Bruce's 5 night stand in Boston on the reunion tour (2nd of 3 shows for me personally), managed to get 4th row tickets. Seeing Bruce and the band from that close for the first time elevates the show to a new level. Security allows concertgoers in the front section to head to the barrier during the encores, and wife and I end up within 3 feet of the Boss.

June 9, 2001: U2, FleetCenter Boston: The infamous Boston 4 complete with DB9 stage rush. Special to me because I underwent succesful cancer surgery the day before (and had to give up my tix to Boston 3), but attended the show against the advice of most (though my surgeon thought I might have a shot at making it, which was all the incentive I needed).

July 11, 2003: Pearl Jam, Tweeter Center, Mansfield MA: The final night of the 3 night Boston experiment where PJ decides to try and play every song they have played on the tour without repeating. To accomplish this, they are forced to pla an hour acoustic pre-set at 6:30PM before opener Sleater Kinney takes the stage. Then take the stage again at 8:45, and shatter the curfew playing until 11:35. A show of legend.

December 4, 2005: U2 TDBankNorth Garden, Boston: My birthday. A 3 encore show, ending with "Fast Cars" and Bono saying "who'd leave you with a song you don't know?", and as the possibility of another song enters the minds of patrons, he smirks and says "Me." Band just on fire all night.


There are plenty of honorable mentions, including The Stones at the Orpheum Theater, several other U2 shows (May 28 last year, Larry's Birthday show in 2001 in Providence, Hartford 1984, ZooTV outdoors at Foxboro), Bruce at Fenway, The Who with Robert Plant opening (when I won a radio contest and got to meet Mr. Plant pre-show), The Amnesty Internatinal show in 1986 with U2 and the reunited Police, including a Bono/Police duet on "Invisible Sun" , Nirvana with The Breeders in 1993 and quite a few more.
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You may be quite jealous of the first entry here:

um, yes. i wasn't even born yet.


seriously, awesome list
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um, yes. i wasn't even born yet.

Thats just one of those things you can't control. I'd have loved to have seen Doors and Jimi Hendrix, but couldn't attend as a toddler.
I just make the effort to see as many shows as I can that pique my interest cause with the volatility of the rock star lifestyle and band dynamics, you never know when or if the oportunity will arise again. (Cases in point, saw Nirvana 6 months before Kurt swallowed the business end of his shotgun, and saw INXS less than 2 months before Hutch was found hanging on the business end of his belt).
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Exactly. Or going to see XTC the very fucking night Andy Partridge decides to call it quits a few minutes before they were due to come on stage.
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i still want a time machine.
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