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Old 04-03-2003, 02:07 PM   #46
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Originally posted by IWasBored

did you ever see any aloha steamtrain gigs there?
No. Were they good?

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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!
Yeah; we woulda had fun!

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Tom Petty by far was the most ass-kickingest show I've ever been to, as I've not seen U2 yet

They did this cover of Gloria....(the van morrison song, not U2) and man it was sooooo good.
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Old 04-03-2003, 07:20 PM   #49
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Originally posted by MrBrau1

No. Were they good?

their gigs were great, i never saw one at that particular place, but i know they played there a bunch of times, and they kicked ass whenever i actually got to see them play...damn 21+ shows...
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coldplay and doves
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humm let's see..
No doubt and Darren Hayes. I know he is pop music but he has a beautiful voice..AND idolizes Bono too He made me cry live he was so great
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Erasure- cowboy tour

It has to Erasure hands down.
Back in 97’ I saw them on their
Cowboy tour. It’s was very
theatrical, There was set
changes for every song plus
He came out in blue glitter
chaps, matching thong & matching
cowboy hat !!!! I thought
Oh my GAWD---we laughed so
much. His danceers were drag queens.

I can't help it--I LOVE Erasure!!!
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Old 04-04-2003, 01:09 PM   #53
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I would have to say in no order

Dave Matthews - summer of 94 - tiny club in baltimore
Chilli Peppers - Slane 1
Coldplay - 9:30 club in DC august 2002 (every other time as well)
Pearl Jam - Merriweather Post Pavilion Sept 98
Neil Finn - 9:30 club in DC summer 2002
Doves - 9:30 club in DC summer 2002
G. Love & Run D.M.C. - University of Maryland Spring 1997
Green Day - 2001HFestival RFK stadium summer
Live - 2001 HFestival RFK stadium summer 2001 (9PM or so) and then later that night at 9:30 club in DC (about midnight) played a free show for about 3 hours and they were great.
Idlewild - March 2003 in bmore
Starsailor - 9:30 club in DC march 2002
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I forgot Dave Matthews

Originally posted by DiGi
Coldplay - 9:30 club in DC august 2002
......If it wasn't for that ass drinking Stella in the "Milwaukee" shirt - this would have been a great show!
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Bruce, hands down, was my 2nd favorite concert after U2 (and that would be even without the benefit of having front row).

Runners up include:
-Garbage (Columbus, May 8th, 2002)
-Rolling Stones (Detroit, October 12, 2002)
-Jon Spencer Blues Explosion (Dec, 1998)
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Sunny Day Real Estate in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois. The best live show I've seen/ heard (even better than U2). Even if I didn't know all the songs... the performance was so strong that it didn't matter to me. That concert made me a fan.
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Tom Petty, 8/13/02, Riverbend, Cincinati. Amazing energy from both the band and the crowd. Really made for a great summer night along the Ohio River.

Coldplay, 3/9/03, Promowest, Columbus- Undescribably great.
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Ok, I saw one of the best concerts I've ever seen tonight:

AFI - Salt Lake City 4/8/03 - Never in my life have I heard fans belt out every single lyric of every single song so loudly. The band had more energy on stage then probably any band I've ever seen before. Simply amazing.
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I've given this some thought and tried to remember which live experiences were so utterly wonderful they match U2's. Here's my shortlist (it's also a short list):

Urban Dance Squad - Fenix, Sittard (The Netherlands) 1997
Their DJ had just returned and I had just made up my mind that they were my second most favourite group. There weren't that many people in the club, but they played a great show. Still got the setlist from it! Now if I can only find UDS live recordings...

Bruce Springsteen - Palau Saint Jordi, Barcelona (Spain) 1999
I was studying in Spain at that time and had been in a holiday town the week prior (it was Easter). On the way back I tried to go to this show, the official Reunion Tour opener (not counting the warming up shows in Ashbury Park), even though I didn't have a ticket. On the day of the concert I went to the venue early, looking for a scalper who could offer me a reasonable price. Imagine my surprise when I met some Dutch guys who had an extra ticket (a friend couldn't come with them to Spain in the end) and sold it to me at face value! Being there the whole day I managed to be (almost) at the front, making this a wonderful experience. One day I will have this live recording...
Honourable mention: Ahoy, Rotterdam (The Netherlands) 22-10-2002

Tröckener Kecks - De IJsbreker, Leusen (The Netherlands) 29-12-2001
An (ex)colleague alerted me to this band and together we went to see them in the fall of 2002. At that point they were already on their farewell tour (having existed since the early '80s). After the first concert I became so enthusiastic I wanted to see them again. So we managed to get tickets for this gig, their next to last ever concert. Where did they play this? Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Utrecht, big hall? Nope, in a small village somewhere in the centre of the Netherlands. And it was a great gig where they played many crowd favourites with a melancholy mood hanging over it (2 days later it would be over). Luckily they've released an official live CD of their farewell tour.
Honourable mention: Tagrijn, Hilversum (The Netherlands) 23-11-2001 (my first TK gig)

Solomon Burke - Tivoli, Utrecht (The Netherlands) 2003
What can I say. He still has an amazing voice. Live it is maybe even more powerful than on record. And he does know how to charm a crowd. Anyone recorded this?

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Old 04-09-2003, 11:14 PM   #60
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The Rolling Stones on the Voodoo Lounge tour in Lansing Michigan in 1994, Lenny Kravitz opened. The closest I have come to the U2 experience at a non U2 show.

A close second would be Simple Minds and Bruce Springsteen. Both are great performers also.

Of course afterwards (and sometimes during) it usually crosses my mine that I wish or wished it was U2 I was seeing.

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