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Concerts you have been to?
27 January 2013
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Into the Sky with Diamonds
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… ontherun said "Squeeze"

Love Squeeze.

A great concert I went to in the 80s was Elvis Costello / Squeeze.

In the days when we were dating, my wife and I realized we'd both been at that concert and loved it. Nothing like bonding over a concert.

 

"Into the Sky with Diamonds" (the Beatles and the Race to the Moon – a history)
27 January 2013
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DrBeatle said
I love Sloan, they're great!

I was impressed by those guys!  They are pretty underrated.

"Please don't bring your banjo back, I know where it's been..  I wasn't hardly gone a day, when it became the scene..  Banjos!  Banjos!  All the time, I can't forget that tune..  and if I ever see another banjo, I'm going out and buy a big balloon!"

 

27 January 2013
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Paul McCartney – 2010, 2011, & 2012

Ringo Starr – 7 July 2012, and I went to Hard Rock Café to pray for peace and love with him that day

All living things must abide by the laws of the shape they inhabit
27 January 2013
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They ARE great.  For those who don't know, they're a power-pop combo that have been around for 20 years.  The coolest thing about them is that the band is totally democratic.  All four guys write, sing and play several instruments.  So an average album has 12 tracks and each guy gets three songs apiece.

I've know the guys for years, and I've worked with them in releasing a vinyl bootleg last year.  If you Google "Sloan Australia 1999" you'll see it.  

Here's an example of the type of stuff they do:

E is for 'Ergent'.
28 January 2013
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unknown said
Paul McCartney – 2010, 2011, & 2012

Jealous.   a-hard-days-night-paul-10

"Please don't bring your banjo back, I know where it's been..  I wasn't hardly gone a day, when it became the scene..  Banjos!  Banjos!  All the time, I can't forget that tune..  and if I ever see another banjo, I'm going out and buy a big balloon!"

 

28 January 2013
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LongHairedLady said

unknown said
Paul McCartney – 2010, 2011, & 2012

Jealous.   a-hard-days-night-paul-10

I'm jealous you got to see him once :P lol

28 January 2013
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sky090909 said

I'm jealous you got to see him once :P lol

Well I shall count my blessings then!  a-hard-days-night-paul-7

"Please don't bring your banjo back, I know where it's been..  I wasn't hardly gone a day, when it became the scene..  Banjos!  Banjos!  All the time, I can't forget that tune..  and if I ever see another banjo, I'm going out and buy a big balloon!"

 

29 January 2013
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sky090909 said

LongHairedLady said

unknown said
Paul McCartney – 2010, 2011, & 2012

Jealous.   a-hard-days-night-paul-10

I'm jealous you got to see him once :P lol

 

 

Damn, I'm Jelous too! Love hearing about the home growns guys! Gives me google time, lol… MORE!

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1 February 2013
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I may as well post this.  When me and my dude went to see Paul in November he made this video of the concert. 

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v…..0OjSnyfI70

We were in the nose bleeds but it was worth every penny.  heart

"Please don't bring your banjo back, I know where it's been..  I wasn't hardly gone a day, when it became the scene..  Banjos!  Banjos!  All the time, I can't forget that tune..  and if I ever see another banjo, I'm going out and buy a big balloon!"

 

1 February 2013
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LongHairedLady said
I may as well post this.  When me and my dude went to see Paul in November he made this video of the concert. 

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v…..0OjSnyfI70

We were in the nose bleeds but it was worth every penny.  heart

Enjoyed. Great idea to take it from getting the tickets on!

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1 February 2013
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mja6758 said

Enjoyed. Great idea to take it from getting the tickets on!

Thanks!  I'm so glad we recorded that part.  

"Please don't bring your banjo back, I know where it's been..  I wasn't hardly gone a day, when it became the scene..  Banjos!  Banjos!  All the time, I can't forget that tune..  and if I ever see another banjo, I'm going out and buy a big balloon!"

 

1 February 2013
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Have to get around to putting up some of my more interesting gigs up here. I was floating around on the edges of the London scene late 80s/early 90s and so got to see a lot of great bands in their early days at small venues. Two gigs that stand out for me took place within a few weeks of each other in 1991 – both at small-ish venues. Bingo Hand Job at The Borderline in March, who it was known would turn out to be REM long before they walked out on stage. Then, two months later, 10 May (2 days after my birthday, which gives a clue to my username), Paul McCartney playing The Mean Fiddler. 20+ tracks supporting his upcoming Unplugged album. Those tickets – once the gig was found out about (it wasn't really known about but I knew someone who worked at the Fiddler) were a total barsteward to get hold of, involved lots of favours, and begging. "It would just be a really nice birthday treat, please, please, please!" It still remains the most remarkable gig I have ever seen.

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1 February 2013
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mja6758 said
Have to get around to putting up some of my more interesting gigs up here. I was floating around on the edges of the London scene late 80s/early 90s and so got to see a lot of great bands in their early days at small venues. Two gigs that stand out for me took place within a few weeks of each other in 1991 – both at small-ish venues. Bingo Hand Job at The Borderline in March, who it was known would turn out to be REM long before they walked out on stage. Then, two months later, 10 May (2 days after my birthday, which gives a clue to my username), Paul McCartney playing The Mean Fiddler. 20+ tracks supporting his upcoming Unplugged album. Those tickets – once the gig was found out about (it wasn't really known about but I knew someone who worked at the Fiddler) were a total barsteward to get hold of, involved lots of favours, and begging. "It would just be a really nice birthday treat, please, please, please!" It still remains the most remarkable gig I have ever seen.

That would have been amazing.  a-hard-days-night-paul-7  

"Please don't bring your banjo back, I know where it's been..  I wasn't hardly gone a day, when it became the scene..  Banjos!  Banjos!  All the time, I can't forget that tune..  and if I ever see another banjo, I'm going out and buy a big balloon!"

 

1 February 2013
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LongHairedLady said

mja6758 said
Have to get around to putting up some of my more interesting gigs up here. I was floating around on the edges of the London scene late 80s/early 90s and so got to see a lot of great bands in their early days at small venues. Two gigs that stand out for me took place within a few weeks of each other in 1991 – both at small-ish venues. Bingo Hand Job at The Borderline in March, who it was known would turn out to be REM long before they walked out on stage. Then, two months later, 10 May (2 days after my birthday, which gives a clue to my username), Paul McCartney playing The Mean Fiddler. 20+ tracks supporting his upcoming Unplugged album. Those tickets – once the gig was found out about (it wasn't really known about but I knew someone who worked at the Fiddler) were a total barsteward to get hold of, involved lots of favours, and begging. "It would just be a really nice birthday treat, please, please, please!" It still remains the most remarkable gig I have ever seen.

That would have been amazing.  a-hard-days-night-paul-7  

 

Hell yes!

All the world is birthday cake, so take a piece, but not too much. - George Harrison
1 February 2013
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First concert…. The Jimi Hendrix Experience 1967

Last concert…. Zappa plays Zappa 2012

and hundreds in between

CP

1 February 2013
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Dark_Horse said

LongHairedLady said

That would have been amazing.  a-hard-days-night-paul-7  

 

Hell yes!

The McCartney one was a truly fantastic experience. Up near the front, maybe 15-20 foot from the man. Maybe around a thousand in the audience, give or take (I have trouble remembering actual size of some of these venues). Gig in two parts, first acoustic, second electric. Mean Woman Blues; Be-Bop-a-Lula; We Can Work It Out; San Francisco Bay Blues; Every Night; Here, There and Everywhere; That Would Be Something; And I Love Her; She's A Woman; I Lost My Little Girl; Ain't No Sunshine; I've Just Seen A Face; and Good Rockin' Tonight. We thought that was it, we'd got acoustic and that was what we expected but then, the electrics appeared. My Brave Face; Band on the Run; Ebony and Ivory; I Saw Her Standing There; Coming Up; Get Back; The Long And Winding Road; Ain't That a Shame; Let It Be; Can't Buy Me Love; and Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. (Got the tracklisting from a bootleg of the night that's listed on BootlegZone, didn't know there was a bootleg of the night! Wah! Wah! Need to find that!) Just an unforgettable night. At times I was close enough to see the whites of his eyes!

 

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1 February 2013
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Crackerbox Palace said

First concert…. The Jimi Hendrix Experience 1967

CP

*head explodes*

I just want to play. I’d like to think I could work opposite Sinatra, B.B. King, the Beatles, or a polka band... - Jazz musician Rahsaan Roland Kirk, 1967
1 February 2013
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I have to confess that, for someone who appreciates music as much as I do, I've never cared much for most live rock/pop concerts. They're too LOUD, the sound is always terrible and I don't much like big crowds. And the bigger the venue, the more alienation I feel from whoever the performer is. Those big shows always feel like they're more about spectacle, and basking in celebrity (assuming the performer is a big enough star), than music. And the vast majority of my favourites were dead, broken up, or long past their prime, long before I ever had a chance to see 'em. So most of my favourite, most memorable concert experiences were of seeing jazz musicians like Sun Ra, Pharoah Sanders, Sonny Sharrock and Marilyn Crispell in small clubs.

The greatest rock performances I've seen were all by Iggy Pop. I've seen him four times, with and without the Stooges. Other really memorable concerts were Shonen Knife, Wayne Kramer and David Wilcox. Those would probably be my most memorable shows.

I just want to play. I’d like to think I could work opposite Sinatra, B.B. King, the Beatles, or a polka band... - Jazz musician Rahsaan Roland Kirk, 1967
1 February 2013
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vonbontee said

Crackerbox Palace said

First concert…. The Jimi Hendrix Experience 1967

CP

*head explodes*

my mind just exploded too

 

1 February 2013
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Crackerbox Palace said
First concert…. The Jimi Hendrix Experience 1967

 

a-hard-days-night-ringo-14So….  Jealous…  How was it (other than totally amazing)?  Details!  

"Please don't bring your banjo back, I know where it's been..  I wasn't hardly gone a day, when it became the scene..  Banjos!  Banjos!  All the time, I can't forget that tune..  and if I ever see another banjo, I'm going out and buy a big balloon!"

 

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