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26 May 2016
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I went to see Father John Misty last week in Bristol. He was utterly brilliant. In June I'll see John Grant (supported by the excellent Meilyr Jones) and a rare show by Keaton Henson, both in Cardiff. The latter clashes with Ronnie Spector who I'd love to have seen, but we couldn't do both. Lots going on.

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26 May 2016
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Just came back from Nice( France) where I went to see Coldplay. The concert was amazing !

The atmosphere was charged with happiness, colours and tones of positive vibes ... image-9.jpegImage Enlarger

       Just a fab way to warm up for Paul ahdn_paul_06

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'Put music to our troubles and we'll dance them away..." 

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Happy to say I've seen Macca twice.

Other than that, I usually go see Beatles & Led Zeppelin Tribute bands, or Heavy Metal bands, like Scorpions.....

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26 May 2016
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Oh yeah, saw Noel for the second time in April, so that can be added to the list. 

Next up is Coldplay, on June 24. 

27 May 2016
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Seeing Ringo in just about 2 weeks on 11 June. It will be my first concert, and I'm so excited! (even though I'll need a bunch of aspirin so I don't have a super bad headache from the others) paul-mccartney-thumb_gif

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1 July 2016
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Coldplay can be added to the list now.

Even though I don't like their new album at all, the songs sounded great live and I enjoyed every bit of it, even Hymn for the weekend. 
We got wristbands that lit up in different colours during certain songs (like during Yellow they became yellow), they had mega balloons, fireworks, awesome lighting and effects on the screen and they were just great.

I don't care what people say, Coldplay is one of the best live acts around, they still got it.

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28 July 2016
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"Weird Al" Yankovic - August 2012

The Eagles - February 2014

The Fab Four - June 2015

Billy Joel - April 2016

 

I've never seen Paul or Ringo live.paul-mccartney

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28 July 2016
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Speaking of which, I'm seeing a Beatles tribute band called Studio Two on July 31st. Found out about it from my grandma, who lives near a place that does outdoor concerts for free. I'm very excited for the concert! ahdn_ringo_09

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28 July 2016
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I saw JD Souther last night. Very underrated songwriter with a great voice. 

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28 July 2016
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I haven't gone to a lot of concerts, but my favorite (and first) has to be seeing Queen live on their News Of The World tour in 1977. I've also seen AC/DC on their Highway To Hell tour, Black Sabbath on their Heaven And Hell and Reunion tour, and Metallica on their And Justice For All tour.

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2 August 2016
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We are going to see George Thorogood tonight. Currently chillin' out in the hotel after a nice lunch in a local pub. Soon it'll be beer thirty, then cabbing it to the theater. Woo hoo! 

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3 August 2016
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We had a blast at the show last night. The opening act was The Mike Eldred Trio and they were tremendous. Their latest album reached number 2 in the Blues charts at one point and features a nice surprise. They were a perfect warm up for George Thorogood as they play the hard driving rock and roll blues that I love. The band autographed their CD's in between acts and I bought all three discs. I can't wait to crank them up soon. They were very cool to talk with. I had Mike sign my shoulder just for kicks but it was faded to nothing when I woke up this morning. He laughed when I asked him to do it and he asked me why. I told him "the music I need is on my shoulder". Turns out he is a big Beatles fan too.

After that, we settled in again until GT came out. He did not disappoint and absolutely rocked. It's hard to believe he is 66 - he rocked more like 26. Our seats were great - Zag kept saying "He's right freakin' there!!" She loves his music as much as I do. From the second he cranked out the first chord, I was up and dancing as badly as an old white guy can. Unfortunately, I was the only one. I was appalled at the nursing home type crowd. At 52 I know I'm not a teenager anymore. But these people were pathetic. I was actually asked to sit down by a security thug. I've been to dozens and dozens of concerts and had never been asked to sit down. Are you kidding me?!?! When I turned around, I was stunned that everyone was sitting. This was GeorgeFreakinThorogood!!! Whether you like him or not, the man rocks...hard. I tried to sit for as long as I could but after two seconds of that I couldn't take it. I watched the remainder of the show from the back of the theater to make sure I didn't wake any of the living dead in the audience. At what age do people stop having fun? Unbefreakinglievable. 

One thing happened that I couldn't stop laughing about. In the Pet Peeve thread, we talked about people taking videos on their phones at concerts. The security goons were stopping people from doing this as well. I don't know what they were worried about though - and this is the part that made me laugh. The people in the audience could barely raise their arms high enough above their blue-haired heads. I saw quite a few phones recording the head of the person in front of them. Hilarious.

I still had a great time despite being the only person other than the missus who had a pulse.

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3 August 2016
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Many of the concerts I had seen at first were at conventions, and usually a group that is closely related to the Japanese anime industry. For example, here are a few of those I've been to...

Eyeshine, Home Made Kazoku, The Suzan (at Anime Weekend Atlanta over the years)

There was even a group at the GA Rennaissance Festival called The Lost Boys last time I went a few years back...

Now this isn't a concert, but I got to see my cousin after many years at a gig at the Nowhere Bar in Athens, GA while his band, Mister F, was touring with another band, The McLovins. He's based in NY so him coming to GA was an awesome surprise.

Here are a few of the more "proper" concerts that were pretty much their own event, and not a sideshow to a bigger gathering...

Owl City w/ Paper Route and LIGHTS (Tabernacle, Atlanta, 2012), Ken Lavigne (local city hall, indoor auditorium, 2015), The Doobie Brothers (local city hall, 2015, outdoors, free admission), Ringo Starr and his All-Starr Band (June 2016, Ryman Auditorium, Nashville)

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3 August 2016
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natureaker said
Speaking of which, I'm seeing a Beatles tribute band called Studio Two on July 31st. Found out about it from my grandma, who lives near a place that does outdoor concerts for free. I'm very excited for the concert! ahdn_ringo_09  

This concert was amazing! Unfortunately, I was only there for about half the concert, because I had an unbearable headache, took a small nap, and then I felt a little better, so I went. I was supposed to go with my grandma, but she left just after we got there because she was only coming because I was going, and doesn't even like The Beatles because they're "too loud". Otherwise, it was very fun. The band played many songs, including Twist And Shout , Everybody's Trynna Be My Baby, Act Naturally , Day Tripper , and a bunch more

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3 August 2016
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Not counting tribute bands and cover bands. 

The Smithereens (multiple times, 2002-2015)

O.A.R. (I don't remember. Sometime between 2007 and 2010. I don't really know their music. They played a short set at a baseball game I attended.)

Pat DiNizio (twice, May 24, 2008 and May 29, 2011)

The Beach Boys (Summer 2010?)

Cowboy Mouth (twice, August 2010 and July 2011)

Hotspur (August 2010)

The Right Now (August 2010)

Ben Folds (January 31, 2011)

The Grip Weeds (May 29, 2011)

Mike Daly and The Planets (May 29, 2011)

Matisyahu (April 4, 2012)

Blue Öyster Cult (May 17, 2014)

Pat Benetar (Summer 2014)

Oneohtrix Point Never (July 24, 2014)

Soundgarden (July 24, 2014)

Nine Inch Nails (July 24, 2014)

Deerhoof (March 13, 2015)

of Montreal (twice, March 13 and September 10, 2015)

Ginger Baker's Jazz Confusion (June 14, 2015)

Brian Wilson (July 6, 2015)

38 Special (July 14, 2015)

Surface To Air Missive (September 10, 2015)

Plain White T's (July 1, 2016)

Chris Cornell (July 3, 2016)

Jeff Beck (July 31, 2016)

Buddy Guy and the Damn Right Blues Band (July 31, 2016)

 

I'm probably going to see of Montreal again on September 19. The opening act hasn't been announced yet.

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3 August 2016
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Seeing Brian Wilson next month. I'm really excited. 

Saw Counting Crows on tour with Rob Thomas last week.  Really good show. I'd seen The Crows twice prior, and Matchbox Twenty one time. I loved it. 

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3 August 2016
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I've ever only been to one concert, It was this past year and my mother took me to see Madonna. I had the worst time, probably because I didn't really like the music and that made it less "worth it" standing around for hours. I had also just hurt my ears not long before that and the loud music made me scared they'd be permanently damaged in some way. Anyways If an act I really like comes near I'll give it a try.

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These are the folks I've seen 3 or more times -- the list about doubles if I drop back to 2 or more, but it does get more interesting at that threshold (like, for instance, a Beatle shows up)...maybe another day. 

 

Allman Brothers Band

Jimmy Buffett

Elvis Costello

Drive-By Truckers

Bob Dylan

Steve Earle

Grateful Dead (I've lumped the "post Jerry" lineups I've seen into this heading as well -- 3 of them also are "3 or more")

JJ Grey and Mofro

John Hiatt

Lyle Lovett

My Morning Jacket

North Mississippi Allstars

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

Todd Snider

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band

Tedeschi Trucks Band

Richard Thompson

Wilco

Lucinda Williams

Steve Winwood

Neil Young

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Zig said 

From the second he cranked out the first chord, I was up and dancing as badly as an old white guy can. Unfortunately, I was the only one. I was appalled at the nursing home type crowd. At 52 I know I'm not a teenager anymore. But these people were pathetic. I was actually asked to sit down by a security thug. I've been to dozens and dozens of concerts and had never been asked to sit down. Are you kidding me?!?! When I turned around, I was stunned that everyone was sitting. This was GeorgeFreakinThorogood!!! Whether you like him or not, the man rocks...hard. I tried to sit for as long as I could but after two seconds of that I couldn't take it. I watched the remainder of the show from the back of the theater to make sure I didn't wake any of the living dead in the audience. At what age do people stop having fun? Unbefreakinglievable. 
 

@Zig, as another old white guy who can't help but dance at concerts, I hear ya!  And I can't dance -- if you try to get me out on a "dance floor," I will politely decline, but in the thrall of live music by a band I love, I'll dance like no one is watching.  I'm glad that you had a great time seeing Thorogood, despite the crowd!

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Add another OWG to the roster.  At that show I saw in Branson, the band invited the audience to leave their seats and come to the foot of the stage.  I rushed it and began pounding out the rhythm on the stage floor.  Got some stink eye and thought I'd better chill it.  Until I saw "Ringo" pointing one of his sticks at me and grinning from ear to ear.  Apparently, I was doing a good job keeping time.

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