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27 December 2017
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I saw a 60s cover band the other night that played numerous Beatles, Stones, Kinks and Dylan songs, to my delight.

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QuarryMan said
I saw a 60s cover band the other night that played numerous Beatles, Stones, Kinks and Dylan songs, to my delight.  

Lucky. The only concerts I've been to are my own.a-hard-days-night-paul-7

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I'm gonna see Def Leppard and Journey on the upcoming tour

I'm now planning on seeing Elton John

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Here's a current one. 

Not counting tribute bands and cover bands. 
 
- The Smithereens (multiple times, 2002-2017)
- 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) - RIP
- 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) - RIP
- Jeff Beck (July 31, 2016)
- Buddy Guy and the Damn Right Blues Band (July 31, 2016)
- Frank DiMino (March 4, 2017)
- Graham Bonnet Band (March 4, 2017)
- Uli Jon Roth (March 4, 2017)
- Elvis Costello and the Imposters (June 12, 2017)
- Mitch Ryder (July 4, 2017)
- The Guess Who (July 4, 2017)
- Dave Davies (April 19, 2018)
  

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Anyone going to see Sir Elton on his farewell tour?

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SpecialCup said
Anyone going to see Sir Elton on his farewell tour?  

I'm actually abandoning my plans to see Def Leppard in order to get tickets to see Elton

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Elton John and Slayer have announced farewell tours and Neil Diamond has retired from touring due to Parkinson's disease.

It is a sad time but it is to be expected with our music legends getting older. 

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I've seen the first and the second, and now I got tickets to the third time they've come out here: The Beatles Orchestrated. Fun for someone like me who also loves classical stuff! I hope they do Got To Get You Into My Life again - I'm probably not lying when I say that it may have been better (due to the orchestra) than the original...ahdn_george_01

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@Necko Would love to hear about Ginger Baker and Mitch Ryder.  G Baker at some point was voted most likely not to make it to 1970, so it's amusing to see that he was still performing in 2015.

As for M. Ryder, what hits did he have other than Devil with the Blue Dress and Jenny Take a Ride? Any good?

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A local arts/theatre place does this thing where they have a band play a classic album in its entirety, and last night I saw them play Abbey Road . They were great; they even included the "yeah" and "great!" from Polythene Pam , and Paul's giggle in Maxwell. After they finished the album, they played some miscellaneous songs (not in exact order; I may have forgotten a few):

- Ob La Di, Ob La Da (even included the "ring!" bit from the background)

- Birthday (really cool)

- Martha My Dear (I would have never guessed that they'd include this one!!!)

- Julia (another surprise)

- Blackbird (with whistled bird sounds)

- While My Guitar Gently Weeps (great)

- Twist And Shout

- I Am The Walrus (another surprise. Even had one of them saying the King Lear lines at the end)

- Sgt. Pepper

- With A Little Help From My Friends

- Hey Jude

- A Day In The Life (get this: started with a sugarplum fairy count-in!)

Overall, they did a very thorough job. paul-mccartney-thumb_gif

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WeepingAtlasCedars said
A local arts/theatre place does this thing where they have a band play a classic album in its entirety, and last night I saw them play Abbey Road . They were great; they even included the "yeah" and "great!" from Polythene Pam , and Paul's giggle in Maxwell. After they finished the album, they played some miscellaneous songs (not in exact order; I may have forgotten a few):

- Ob La Di, Ob La Da (even included the "ring!" bit from the background)

- Birthday (really cool)

- Martha My Dear (I would have never guessed that they'd include this one!!!)

- Julia (another surprise)

- Blackbird (with whistled bird sounds)

- While My Guitar Gently Weeps (great)

- Twist And Shout

- I Am The Walrus (another surprise. Even had one of them saying the King Lear lines at the end)

- Sgt. Pepper

- With A Little Help From My Friends

- Hey Jude

- A Day In The Life (get this: started with a sugarplum fairy count-in!)

Overall, they did a very thorough job. paul-mccartney-thumb_gif  

Sounds Awesome!

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WeepingAtlasCedars said
A local arts/theatre place does this thing where they have a band play a classic album in its entirety, and last night I saw them play Abbey Road . They were great; they even included the "yeah" and "great!" from Polythene Pam , and Paul's giggle in Maxwell. After they finished the album, they played some miscellaneous songs (not in exact order; I may have forgotten a few):

- Ob La Di, Ob La Da (even included the "ring!" bit from the background)

- Birthday (really cool)

- Martha My Dear (I would have never guessed that they'd include this one!!!)

- Julia (another surprise)

- Blackbird (with whistled bird sounds)

- While My Guitar Gently Weeps (great)

- Twist And Shout

- I Am The Walrus (another surprise. Even had one of them saying the King Lear lines at the end)

- Sgt. Pepper

- With A Little Help From My Friends

- Hey Jude

- A Day In The Life (get this: started with a sugarplum fairy count-in!)

Overall, they did a very thorough job. paul-mccartney-thumb_gif  

How incredible that sounds @WeepingAtlasCedars! I'm particularly pleased by their third song choice. a-hard-days-night-john-6

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PurplishRain said

Sounds Awesome!  

It was!

@Beatlebug said

How incredible that sounds @WeepingAtlasCedars! I'm particularly pleased by their third song choice. a-hard-days-night-john-6  

Ah, I though you'd be. I also thought you'd be interested in knowing that one of them had a Strat that looked a bit like Sadie. a-hard-days-night-john-6

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PurplishRain said
I'm gonna see Def Leppard and Journey on the upcoming tour

I'm now planning on seeing Elton John  

I was going to go seem them too sometime in February, but other stuff got in the way.

Have fun seeing Elton John though, you lucky git! a-hard-days-night-ringo-15

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I'M SEEING SURVIVOR TOMORROW beatlemaniacs_02_gif

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Hope you survive. 

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Just got home from seeing Survivor. It kicked ass!

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PurplishRain said
I'm gonna see Def Leppard and Journey on the upcoming tour

I'm now planning on seeing Elton John  

I saw Def Leppard a few years ago by accident. I had gone to a concert, the line up was Whitesnake, Def Leppard and Black Star Riders - whose guitarist Scott Gorham formerly of Thin Lizzy I really wanted to see. Have to say both Def Leppard and Whitesnake were great.

Although I've heard Elton John's not bad eithera-hard-days-night-john-6

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Beatlebug said 6 May 2018
Will be seeing Muse (heart) at Carolina Rebellion festival tonight. I have no idea what it's going to be like (probably wild), but I'm excited ahdn_john_08_gif
  

It was brilliant. beatlemaniacs_02_gif And wild -- very wild.

Silly Dad and I got there at about half-past-four (actually half-three but we had to walk a ways from our parking to the festival grounds, and then we had a water bottle they didn't like so we had to take it back to the car -- we probably ended up walking at least four miles that day), which was long before Muse (the headliners) were due to play. We caught a bit of the Struts, whom we'd never heard of but were quite favourably impressed by (they're very retro, and the lead singer is like Micheal Jackson + Freddie Mercury + Mick Jagger x Ziggy Stardust and all the glam rockers ever, and is excellent at working a crowd) and saw Billy Idol, which was a fun show -- I've never really heard much of his stuff, but I enjoyed it nonetheless. (As I learnt later, some guy had got video of the audience there, including me dancing, so my dancing back is somewhere on the Interwebby now. a-hard-days-night-paul-8) I was particularly impressed by his guitarist Steve Stevens, who tossed all kinds of guitar fireworks off in the most nonchalant manner, like it was old hat. a-hard-days-night-george-4 (Which it probably was for him a-hard-days-night-john-6)

Then we went back to the stage where Muse was going to play -- it was Incubus who were playing there then, and while I wasn't able to fully appreciate their music because I didn't know any of it, I was favourably impressed by how much fun the lead singer seemed to be having (he was leaping and shaking his not-inconsiderable hair and seemed to really feel the love) and the fact that they inserted a bit of 'Wish You Were Here' into this one song that had a chorus of 'I wish you were here'. a-hard-days-night-john-6

Incubus's show wrapped up at eight, and then there was an hour and forty minutes to go until Muse went on. We (and many others) stood there and waited, because Muse has a ridiculously/fabulously hardcore fanbase who will stand for an hour and forty minutes, instead of going to see Queens of the Stone Age at the other end of the festival-grounds, all to secure a good spot in the crowd. a-hard-days-night-george-4 (I wouldn't have minded seeing QOTSA, I've heard a couple of their songs and they seem pretty cool, but... priorities, man mccartney-shrug_01_gif)

We watched the roadies strip the stage of Incubus's junk, lug Muse's junk onto the stage, test the Sound and Vision (Muse's lightshow is almost as high a priority as their sounding good a-hard-days-night-john-6), and waited. And waited. Really, I wouldn't have minded it much -- I just turned off my mind, relaxed and floated downstream -- but for the fact that we were surrounded by idiots who smoked (both tobacco and pot a-hard-days-night-paul-10) like chimneys and it was all rather wearing on the respiratory, especially as we hadn't drank a thing since we arrived. a-hard-days-night-paul-3 (I also got misgendered again, though this time it was the by now stoned/drunk guy [the same one who had gotten video of me dancing] who apparently referred to me as a boy... so maybe that doesn't count as much? ahdn_george_01)

About ten minutes before ground zero, I spotted Dom (Howard, the drummer, who reminds me of Ringo) and a row of glowing bass frets walking around backstage and my excitement mounted. Then it was 9:40... and then it was 9:45... and between those were the longest five minutes of my life -- perhaps they were giving time for Queens of the Stone Age's audience to make their way over... but it was GRUELING!

AND THEN...

THE LIGHTS WENT DOWN...

the 'Psycho' Drill Sergeant started screaming...

AND MUSE TOOK THE STAGE!!!!

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IT. WAS. EPIC.

It was also incredibly loud, crowded, close, and we were right in front of (possibly my favourite member, the bassist) Chris Wolstenholme, where there seemed to be ALL the crowdsurfers (though I suppose that's probably a distortion, but several times they seemed to be going over like jets out of a busy airport -- except that jets fly themselves a-hard-days-night-paul-3).

You can find the (quite excellent) setlist here if you're so inclined; I will just note that their latest single, 'Thought Contagion', was really fun live (much moreso that I thought it would be when I first heard it), and that they played one of my all-time favourites, 'Map of the Problematique', which we'd been discussing earlier in the car as we listened to (my only Muse CD) Black Holes & Revelations -- me dad said 'I hope they play this one,' and I said, 'Yeah, me too, but they probably won't,' and THEY DID -- I was so surprised and pleased. I also screamed my head off when they played a bit of Led Zeppelin's 'Heartbreaker' riff as an outro to 'Time Is Running Out' (@WeepingAtlasCedars). Everything else was uniformly awesome -- perhaps most of all seeing Matt Bellamy Himself playing all those riffs that I've spent hours of my life agonising over in my bedroom (hearta-hard-days-night-paul-7) and shouting the choruses along with him and everyone else in the crowd was as fun as one would rightfully think it ought to be. paul-mccartney-thumb_gif

I think probably the best moment of the whole show was just before the Grand Finale (which was of course 'Knights of Cydonîa', as hoped/expected/very nearly guaranteed), when they played Ennio Morricone's 'Man with a Harmonica' theme before segueing into the song. (I also expected this, but it was WAYYYY better live than on the YouTubes). It was just really magical -- and then 'Knights of Cydonîa', with everyone screaming NO OOONE'S GOING TO TAAAAAAAKE MEEEE ALIIIIIIIIVE all together -- out with a bang! There's a reason they almost never close with any other song -- you couldn't follow it up anyway, it's just the best set closer ever.

And yes, I did indeed have that magical moment of comprehension where you realise that it's actually real, you're watching THEM IN THE FLESH -- funnily enough, it wasn't till the last song, where I was watching Dom do a particularly incredible and iconic drum fill, and my brain just went, 'OMG it's Dom Howard for real' beatlemaniacs_02_gif and then I looked over at Matt and Chris and thought the same for them in turn.

And then, of course, yesterday Matt Bellamy posted this to his Instagram:
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and I said to meself, 'WELL, I can personally vouch for that -- I was there, underneath all the crowdsurfers' (though not the wheelchair one; she passed some feet away).

and then I thought, 'YEAHAHAHA I WAS THERE.' a-hard-days-night-john-1a-hard-days-night-george-4stuart-sutcliffe

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@Beatlebug: Glad you had a good time. I wish I'd been there! heartbeatlemaniacs_02_gif

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