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jammy5855 2015 Feb 22

BEST CONCERT I EVER SAW

on Humble Pie/Johnny Winter And/Emerson Lake & Palmer, 1971 May 21

I HAD JUST GOT TURNED-ON TO ELP AND THEY WERE MY FAVORITE GROUP EVER. i DID NOT EVEN KNOW WHO HUMBLE PIE WAS AT THE TIME. I CERTAINLY KNEW JOHNNY WINTER.

MY GROUP OF FRIENDS AND i CAME DOWN FROM PURDUE UNIVERSITY AND SMOKED REEFER ALL THE WAY TO CRAWFORDSVILLE. WHEN WE ARRIVED AT THE VENUE WE WERE BLASTED.

SINCE WE HAD TIX FOR THE SECOND CONCERT WE GOT TO SIT OUTSIDE THE GYMNASIUM, DROP ACID, AND LISTEN TO THE ENTIRE CONCERT BEFORE WE (ACTUALLY) SAW IT.

THE SECOND CONCERT STARTED ABOUT 11PM AND AFTER JOHNNY FINISHED IT WAS DAYBREAK. HUMBLE PIE WAS GREAT. WHAT A SURPRISING NEW GROUP. ELP BLEW MY MIND! I WAS EXPECTING A PERFECTLY STRAIGHT CLEANED CUT BRITISH CLASSICAL GROUP. WHAT WE GOT, OF COURSE, WAS KEITH EMERSON ROCKING AND TRASHING HIS HAMMOND ORGAN AND CLIMBING UP ON THE TOWER OF SPEAKERS DURING "KNIFE EDGE" ONLY TO PLUNGE IT INTO THE TOP SPEAKER AT THE CLIMAX.

UNFUCKINGBELIEVABLE SHOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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robynr23 2015 Feb 21

Historic Concert!

on The Allman Brothers Band, 1971 Jul 24

Me and my younger sister attended this concert. It was a very hot and sunny day, but the music was fantastic! I'm so glad I was able to see Duane Allman before he passed away!

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TonyFla1 2015 Feb 21

...Kansas

on Kansas, 1981 Aug 29

I was at this concert, too...I think! lol We had lawn seats, and didn't Joe Perry Project open up??? I was so excited to see Kansas for 1st time bcoz they were just the best to me, and it was unbelievable they pulled their complicated music off live soooo damn well. Steve Walsh was just AMAZING.

This was my 1st concert after a car accident outside of Baltimore that left me paralyzed, and I remember going with a nurse from rehab facility.

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stlblues67 2015 Feb 17

RIP Johnnie Johnson

on Chuck Berry / Billy Peek, 2005 Apr 29

The show was a tribute to Johnnie Johnson who passed away on April 13, 2005. There were more bands on the bill, I just can't recall who all was playing at the Pageant that night. I do remember that Chuck Berry hit the stage at midnight. Chuck Berry played until 1:00-AM and he was the final act of the evening.

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dankubala 2015 Feb 15

AWESOME

on Van Halen, 1979 May 7

Other than seeing EVH and being amazed, I remember at one point, a girl rushed the stage from the front row to get at Dave.....he helped her up, her date/BF went up after her and Dave booted him right in the face and the guy fell back into his seat....

I always wondered if that was staged, but either way, it was cool

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kevver 2015 Feb 15

Ozark Mountain Daredevils at SIU Arena

on The Ozark Mountain Daredevils, 1978 Apr 6

I went with friends to the arena to see if we could get ticket stubs from people leaving early. We DID and soon we found out why they were leaving. The opening band, Pure Prarie League, had really bad sound. But that changed when OMD got on stage. They sounded great and did really good improvised versions of their songs.

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kevver 2015 Feb 15

ELP at SIU Arena

on Emerson, Lake and Palmer, 1977 Feb 15

Their stage equipment came in three semi trailers with one band member's name on each one. Sort of a foreshadowing of the concert.
The tickets sold at the (then) high price of $10. That's the most I ever paid for a ticket when I was in Carbondale.

The stage had 2 levels, the rear area being higher. Palmer's drums were on this higher level. Emerson's keyboards & synthesizer equipment was at the left front of the stage.
They sound and lighting was good. The music was good. They played some stuff from the upcoming Works album, but this was not a part of the official grandiose Works tour. The first half of the show ended with 5 "flash-bangs" from the ceiling, followed by a short intermission, then the rest of the show.
I noticed something about EL&P that seemed different than their BSSurgery days. It was like those semi trailers. They were no longer EL&P together, but rather Emerson... and Lake... and Palmer... on one stage. It seemed like a lot of time was spent on individual solos (including Palmer's spinning drum kit solo).
It was worth the ten bucks. Too bad the bad fizzled & broke up a couple years later.

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kevver 2015 Feb 14

Boston!

on Boston, 1977 Mar 3

This was the last of a string of 3 big rock concerts at the SIU Arena during the 2nd semester. During the first concert, there was an announcement of the upcoming concerts including, "... on March 3rd .... Boston!" The crowd cheered very enthusiastically. Their first album was being heard everywhere and had just gone double platinum.

Actually, they just played the album. They sounded good, but there was no real stage presence. The lighting was basic (a spotlight and colored lighting trees on each side of the stage). The bass player's gaze was fixed on the lights most of the time.

Overall, the anticipation of the concert was a little more exciting than the concert itself.

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keolumike 2015 Feb 14

They introduced STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN

on Led Zeppelin, 1971 Sep 13

No one wanted to hear STH. Whole lotta loved the crowd was shouting. Plante had his acoustic guitar and sat on a wooden stool. "We'll get to that", he exclaimed angrily. "But you have to hear this first"
We sat still and the rest is history.

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keolumike 2015 Feb 14

Green Lake

on Led Zeppelin, 1969 May 11

My friends and I paddled a little inflatable raft to the lake side of the amphitheater and watched for free.

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keolumike 2015 Feb 14

Canned Heat

on Canned Heat, 1969 Feb 16

BB King opened and stole the show.

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keolumike 2015 Feb 14

Janis

on Janis Joplin & Big Brother and the Holding Company, 1968 Oct 20

I do remember Rod Stewart. Thought he was Jeff Beck until someone set me straight. I thought Janis was not thrilled with her reception and shemade a about comment about being down before finishing her set with DOWN ON ME.

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keolumike 2015 Feb 14

The Doors

on The Doors, 1967 Nov 25

I don't recall Jim ever talking to the audience. It was a tight flawless and thrilling performance.

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keolumike 2015 Feb 14

The Doors

on The Doors, 1967 Nov 25

Was there with my first wife, Connie.

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keolumike 2015 Feb 14

MY FIRST AND ONLY SHOW AT CONSTITUTION HALL

on The Beach Boys, 1967 Nov 19

Never went back after they refused to let Joan Baez play there.

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sharoncea 2015 Feb 10

First Concert Ever

on Aerosmith, 1975 Jul 24

This was the very first concert I ever went to !! Crazy and fun

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BordenGroomer 2015 Feb 7

house of the blue light

on Deep Purple, 1985 Apr 1

Awesome show.

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Emiko 2015 Feb 7

emiko

on Johnny Winter, 1970 May 24

I wonder if anyone ever returned his wallet?

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ethiessen1 2015 Feb 6

Reviewed it for the Daily Press

on Genesis, 1978 Jul 27

Great show-highlight visually was a green laser that made tornado-like images across the stage. Sound system was really good-band was just beginning to have Top 40 type success-Follow You Follow Me was the encore and their radio hit at the time.

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Seanicus 2015 Feb 5

not hurricane

on stryper/eddie and the tide, 1985 Nov 19

hurricane was originally listed on this show but that was11/12/88 at hampton coliseum

http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/stryper/1988/hampton-coliseum-hampton-va-13d93931.html

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