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12 August 2014
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parlance said

Necko said

2. The Grip Weeds – May 31, 2010?

 

Haha, that’s an awesome name!

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Necko said

parlance said

Necko said

2. The Grip Weeds – May 31, 2010?

 

Haha, that’s an awesome name!

parlance

Yes, it is indeed a John Lennon /”How I Won The War” reference.

Yep, caught that. :-D

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Another notable one was Aerosmith 1979, technically my 3rd show (but first was the Fifth Dimension when I was about 7).  IMO their peak, pure, raw, no-frills r&r.

@Zig, I saw the Dead 15-20 times, mostly 1980-1984 but last in 1987.  In Morgantown, WV, we had low middle side seats, but I made it to the front row (the floor had festival seating).  First time up front.

Some other shows, good and not-so-good:

Frampton’s Guitar Circus, 2013:  I went because it was B.B. King’s closest appearance, and I should have gone to one of his solo shows an hour further away.  He sat front and center with one of the other guitar players and flirted with the women in the front row.  His gravelly voice and the fact that he practically ate the mic made him impossible to understand (4th row center).  But Frampton was awesome – his voice is really sweet, he can play, and he loves performing (you may have noticed him at the 50th anniversary of that Ed Sullivan show, playing a bright red guitar with a huge smile on his face).

Heart 2013:  Jason Bonham’s band opened up, and joined Heart to close the show.  Both covered Zep songs and did them justice.  They rocked hard throughout.

The Ramones, 1980.  College gym, basketball court size, no seats.  I think every song was 4:4 at the same fast tempo.  Between songs Joey (I think) didn’t break time, he just said “1-2-3-2” and immediately into the next.

John Mellencamp, 1997 – saw him 3x, this was the 2nd.  It was a small college theater in Bloomington IN (where he resided – our kids went to school together and mine went to his boys’ bday parties one year), and it had closed for safety reasons after the balcony started shaking the last time he played it.  This show reopened the rebuilt auditorium.  Needless to say, the crowd was really into it.

Willie Nelson opened for Mellencamp in 2008 – it was an honor to see the legend.

Steely Dan, 2013.  Front row, great show.  I’ve loved them since before I was 10.

Best concert I almost, but luckily didn’t, attend – The Who, Cincinnati, 3.12.79.  11 teenagers were trampled to death and 26 injured when the band did a sound check and the crowd, already tight because they wanted to get close to the stage (festival seating), thought the concert had started and all tried to get through the still-closed gates at once.

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You saw the Fifth Dimension? Nice! My dad had this album and we practically wore the grooves out of it.
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21 August 2014
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Zig said
You saw the Fifth Dimension? Nice! My dad had this album and we practically wore the grooves out of it.

I’m an Aquarius so my parents (and I) loved that song, I heard it a lot.  I have a mental picture of the band on stage, and remember slapping my knees to the beat and being shushed by my parents because I might have been disturbing nearby folk.  That’s about all I remember from it though.

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I was talking to Doris day about concerts and realized I omitted a top 5, the stones in um, 81 or so (start me up tour).  

Also someone mentioned Oingo  Boingo, they are one of 5 bands at the Police concert I mentioned, also present are the Go-gos and Peter Tosh (who was awesome in 81 or so). 

Yes, I’m still alive, and think of this place often, but I’ve been spending a lot less time on the internet (between a 6-month and ongoing honeymoon and volunteering for the bernie Sanders campaign I’ve spent my time elsewhere) 

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Matt Busby said
I was talking to Doris day about concerts and realized I omitted a top 5, the stones in um, 81 or so (start me up tour).  

Also someone mentioned Oingo  Boingo, they are one of 5 bands at the Police concert I mentioned, also present are the Go-gos and Peter Tosh (who was awesome in 81 or so). 

Yes, I’m still alive, and think of this place often, but I’ve been spending a lot less time on the internet (between a 6-month and ongoing honeymoon and volunteering for the bernie Sanders campaign I’ve spent my time elsewhere) 

I thought Doris Day was dead? Next time you speak to her @Matt Busby please let her know that I adore her cover of ‘Winter Wonderland’. Thank you. apple01

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i though i’d share a story about seeing the barenaked ladies around 2010. the venue had to shut everything down at 11:00 that night, so the sound got cut off in the middle of brian wilson. it was shocking, but a great moment because the whole crowd sang the rest of the song with the band playing drums and acoustic guitar. it was a beautiful moment.

any barenaked ladies fans out there on beatles bible?

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sir walter raleigh said
i though i’d share a story about seeing the barenaked ladies around 2010. the venue had to shut everything down at 11:00 that night, so the sound got cut off in the middle of brian wilson. it was shocking, but a great moment because the whole crowd sang the rest of the song with the band playing drums and acoustic guitar. it was a beautiful moment.

any barenaked ladies fans out there on beatles bible?

This is a great song:

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I thought Doris Day was dead? Next time you speak to her @Matt Busby please let her know that I adore her cover of ‘Winter Wonderland’. Thank you. apple01

When i got married, @Zig gave her the moniker of Doris day (actually, suggested that would be a good beatlesbible sn for her – based on my name).

On topic, one more top 10 show was Elton John, ’89 or ’90.

We both love bnl, and they’re coming to a 4000 seat theater near us in June, but between Abbey Road on the river and the two concerts I’m about to mention, we can’t get to it unless it doesn’t sell out and we have no unexpected expenses.

And, we’re going to see John Fogerty in May.  Paul just added a show an hour from us – July 10 i think. We’re going to be there if at all possible (her old job actually stopped payment on her last paycheck, so we won’t be able to buy the tix when they go on sale this morning. Hopefully they won’t be too expensive in 2 weeks!). I’ve seen both before but she hasn’t, she’d love to see Paul (who wouldn’t?).

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Matt Busby said 

When i got married, @Zig gave her the moniker of Doris day (actually, suggested that would be a good beatlesbible sn for her – based on my name).
 

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Great to see you around again, MB! Looks like you are going to a few shows this Spring/Summer. Hope you both have fun!

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Top five concerts I’ve been to:

  1. Paul McCartney (being at a Paul McCartney concert brings me happiness that is tantamount to being at Disney World)
  2. Paul McCartney
  3. Paul McCartney
  4. Billy Joel (even though he didn’t sing Vienna which might be my all time favorite song)
  5. Ringo Starr and his All-Starr Band (highlight of the show: Ringo not playing drums, but instead, dancing super adorably)

I’ve only been to five concerts

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Saw Noel Gallager for the second time on Monday and DAMN IT WAS GOOD! Definitely in my top 3. Paul is #1a-hard-days-night-paul-10

His voice sounded fantastic, hitting all notes without struggling, band was tight, he did almost all of my favourite songs and there was good banter with the crowd, very funny. Also, sitting proved to be a much better experience, with much less pushing and much less beer landing near/on mea-hard-days-night-george-9

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Top 6 (was trying for 5, couldn’t do it):

 

Bruce Springsteen and E Street Band — 8/12/78, Augusta ME (my all-time favorite…the rest are in no particular order)

 

Elvis Costello and the Imposters featuring the vocal stylings of Emmylou Harris — 7/23/05, Boston 

Grateful Dead — 9/2/79, Augusta  (first Dead show)

Paul Simon — 8/21/91, Mansfield MA

Richard Thompson Band/Lucinda Williams 11/16/99, Boston  (co-headlined, both bands did full sets including encore)

Wilco — 3/27/10, Durham NC

 

Macca is in my top 10, plus REM, Lyle Lovett and his Large Band, and Neil Young.  And, and, and, there’re probably 20 shows in my top 10!  The spreadsheet that I keep of concerts shows 348 line items right now, so actually ranking stuff is pretty difficult and more than a bit arbitrary. 

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Now that I have seen Paul McCartney I have two greats with big names

1. Paul McCartney

2. Trans-Siberian Orchestra (x2)

3. Watched The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring movie to a live score from an orchestra below a huge screen.

4. Still kicking myself I didn’t lift a finger to see Simon & Garfunkel on their Old Friends tour a few years back.

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The only concert I’ve seen was Ringo and his band, so I think it’d be pretty obvious to say it was the best I’ve ever been to. ahdn_ringo_09

I’ll update my choices once I actually have more than one choice, though! 

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