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Old 04-02-2003, 06:23 PM   #31
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I haven't been to many BIG concerts other than U2.
so my memories are smaller scale and local,
To celebrate the Year of the Indigenous People ( early 90's must have been) I went to a concert at Byron,the same venue where they hold the Blue's and Roots festival. In the afternoon it was just an acoustic duo, husband and wife, Archie Roach and Ruby Hunter. They rocked my soul, I'll never forget. Then just as the sun set, a troupe of male teenage dancers did a fire making ceremony on stage. They made it very graceful,like magic. I was right at the front of the stage, then Yothu Yindi came on and their dancers were just flirting like mad, it was hilarious. I shall never forget that whole day. I was with good friends and having a grand time
the first time I saw Bourbon Street is etched in my brain forever...that first note they played Like A Hurricane...loud!
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the first show that came to mind was nine inch nails at the stardust ballroom in hollywood. that was twelve years ago, my god...the second was jane's addiction opening for love and rockets at UC irvine. the third was stevie nicks at the forum los angeles back in 1986 with mick fleetwood on drums. i saw REM on the monster tour and that was great, too.
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Replacements in 1991 opening for Elvis Costello (who was CRAP!) at Madison Square Garden. they are the only opening band I have ever seen that came back on stage after the house lights and started playing a song while their gear was being taken off of the stage - the sound guy cut the song half way through. It was brilliant.

Others that stir something inside me: Love and Rockets each time I have seen them (four now in total), Coldplay at the 9:30 in D.C. and in Charlotte at the local Community College; Rolling Stones at the Minneapolis Metrodome in 97; REM at Saints Stadium (Saint Paul) in 1999; Eric Clapton to close the St. Paul Civic Center a few years ago; Ride (band whose members now play with Oasis) at the Ritz in NYC in 1991; Neds Atomic Dustbin NYC 1991; No Doubt at a local radio station festival in 1996; Squeeze at the Ritz in 1990; Buckweheat Zydeco in 1996 at Milwuakee's Summerfest; Paul Westerberg (replacements) last summer in a small theater here in Minneapolis.

I love a live show.
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I'm seriously jealous.
Well, remember, I'm seriously old too! You were thinking about starting kindergarten when I was going to these shows!





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Old 04-02-2003, 08:38 PM   #35
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i've never seen u2

best show i've ever been to was seeing barenaked ladies on the stunt tour, august 1st, 1999.
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Old 04-02-2003, 08:57 PM   #36
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A solo Jeff Tweedy gig that turned into a full on Wilco show. The first part had this amazing intimacy which turned into complete and utter joy when the band walked on and started playing. I've never left a concert feeling so unabashedly happy. It was wonderful.
Having been lucky enough to see that show with Gina, I second these sentiments wholeheartedly.

AND WE GET TO SEE HIM SOLO AGAIN ON MAY 16TH!!!!



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Wow! Hard to pick one, so I'll go with a few that I can think of right now (in no particular order):

1. Talking Heads at the Hollywood Palladium I think around 1980. I thought I was going to puke from dancing in the heat of the room. Fucking great show!

Goddamn am I jealous of that!!
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Old 04-02-2003, 11:36 PM   #39
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While it wasn't a "rock show", I'm going to go with M-PACT. They are a phenomenally tallented a cappella vocal group from Washington State. They hardly ever come farther east than Colorado, but I was lucky enough to catch them at a show in eastern Iowa three years ago. I went with my jazz choir thinking it was going to be more of an educational experience, but M-pact had the whole auditorium on their feet rockin' out and rushing the stage. It was a totally unexpected and an unbelievably amazing experience!
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Wow!

Thanks for the replies!

There's a lot of different bands which I have never heard of so who the hell is Stroopwafels?!?!?

And I forgot to include Coldplay which I have seen twice now and will see again at V Festival this summer in Chelmsford along with Red Hot Chili Peppers.....cant wait!

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And I forgot to include Coldplay which I have seen twice now and will see again at V Festival this summer in Chelmsford along with Red Hot Chili Peppers.....cant wait!

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I cant wait to go V Festival!!! Cldplay and Chili Peppers are two of my fav bands!!!

My fav concerts have been Alanis Morissette, Trais and Sting!
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Tori Amos is consistently the best live experience for me besides U2. And Springsteen, of course.

Elvis Costello 1980
Tom Waits, 1987, on Broadway
David Bowie
REM and the Replacements in the early 80s

And most of my favorite concerts aren't the big band arena shows (The Who and the Stones, for example, don't even rate in my top 10 favorite shows) ... they're the club shows of smaller acts that I didn't have high expectations about, that totally surprised me, or where there was just an electric vibe in the audience that night.

Case in point...a Jane Siberry show I saw in NYC in 1994. It was just inexplicably, unexpectedly brilliant. A perfect show, beginning to end. People cried, people howled laughing, I ran into two friends I was at odds with and had a healing, it was just an unforgettable night and anyone who was there experienced it. One of those "God walked through the room" nights. Who knew.

And Jeff Buckley at Maxwells in Hoboken, 1994. 200 people crammed into a steaming hot sweaty bar and Jeff giving it everything he's got.
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martha > It's too bad we didn't live in the same place and know each other back in our club days! I was always looking for a music buddy. As I recall, think I had to go see X by myself in NYC. Actually, some things haven't changed I guess
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The Boo Radleys
May 1997
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@ Brownies in NYC

Rocking 1 1/2 hr set. Stage front, and hung out w/ the band after the show. Sweet.
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The Boo Radleys
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Rocking 1 1/2 hr set. Stage front, and hung out w/ the band after the show. Sweet.

did you ever see any aloha steamtrain gigs there?
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