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on Carol King with Gary Burr, 2004 Aug 3
Carol King is so funny..!! In between songs she appealed to the crowd to get involved with her latest pet project.... stopping the influx of new homes being built around her property! But she really did put on a great show that night. Very moving and memorable, and exactly what we had hoped for. The best part of the night though was the discovery of Gary Burr (her on-stage partner). He's a singer, a songwriter, a multi-instrmentalist and a performer in his own right, and obviously someone very special. On this night however, he was the leader of the musicians supporting Carol. Finally he did a short solo set of his own, and it sent my wife and I reeling. Within a week we had amassed his entire recorded works, scant as they are. He initially comes across as contemporary country, but just beneath the surface lies something far more emotionally and musically complex than what typically comes from the genre. His 1996 collaboration with esteemed Colorado poet, author and lyricist Joe Henry on an album called 'Lime Creek' is proof positive of that. I only wish that Gary would get out there more often and garnish a larger following. But I guess he's happy with the way things have been going. And If that's the case, then I'm happy for him. It's really a privilege to say that I've seen him play, since not too many people apart from those in his own neck of the woods ever do..
Black Sabbath w/guest Night Ranger
on Black Sabbath, 1984 Feb 25
Half the audience(mostly high schoolers) left after Night Ranger's set-Sabbath opened w/Neon Nights,and ran through approx. 4 tunes from "Born Again",and a good number of Ozzy era songs.I'll say this about Ian Gillan-he didn't handle the 2 Dio songs well,but did fine with all the Ozzy songs in the set.BTW,I think there is some audio from this show on you tube,if anyone's interested
Steppenwolf / Spirit / Fool's Face
on Steppenwolf, 1982 Feb 14
Fool's Face, a new wave band opened the show and got booed offstage halfway through their second song.
Spirit followed performing as a trio with original members Randy California and Ed Cassidy. They performed a great show that was very well received by the crowd.
Steppenwolf brought the crowd to their feet and rocked St.Louis that night. I've seen Steppenwolf 14 times and this was one of their best live performances I've seen. I read the review in the Post Dispatch the next day and the reviewer wrote, (Quote): Steppenwolf doesn't have a new album out so the attendance of about 8,000 is somewhat surprising. (Unquote).
Wow! Thats a lot of bands...
on Black Sabbath, 2005 Jul 21
I took my step son and his buddy to OZZFEST 2005 at Darien Lake. I still say Darien Lake is about t he worst place to have a concert. There were so many bands, it was crazy. I did enjoy BLS, Killswitch Engage, Diienger Escape Plan, and of course IRON MAIDEN and BLACK SABBATH!
The only recording I have seen so far ( and own) is the Maiden set.
It was a great time.
"You're a little early"
on Chuck Berry, 2001 Oct 25
My wife and I showed up one month too early for this show! Ruth Eckerd Hall is a pretty decent size place (it seats about 2300). When we first pulled into the parking lot, we were shocked to find only a few dozen cars there. I couldn't understand why there weren't more people in attendance with only 30 minutes to go until show-time. We walked up to the big glass doors and they were locked, but we could clearly see people milling around inside the place. Really weird! LOL...!! Finally a little old lady came over to the door. I flashed my tickets, but she pointed to them and said.. "You're a little early". At first I thought she meant the time, and then my wife noticed the date. What a riot! I never found out what function was actually going on there that night, but it obviously wasn't our concert. So we went to the Clearwater Hooters for wings instead. Big deal.
great show-wrong venue!
on Black Sabbath, 1992 Jul 28
This show was moved to the Newport Music Hall a week or so before the actual date-don't remember Danzig playing at this one but I got there a little late,so who knows?!I had a stage left view from the balcony for most of the show,and it was truly a great one!They had the "Dehumanizer" CD out at this time, and played at least half of it,as well as a lot of the classics.The only negative was that the Newport was completely packed,and it was ungodly hot in there.RIP,Ronnie...
on Jack Bruce / Eric Burdon & The Animals / Flo and Eddie / Joey Molland's Badfinger / Melanie / Jonathan Edwards, 2008 Aug 9
The other acts at the 2008 HippieFest were good, but seeing Jack Bruce was worth the price of admission all by itself. He opened his set solo with an acoustic guitar rendition of 'As You Said'. Tell me, Cream fans... when was the last time you heard THAT little jewel in concert! He did three or four better known Cream cuts as well. The guy playing guitar (can't remember his name) had obviously done his homework, and his lead fills were almost indistinguishable from Clapton's. The drummer had a much rougher time fitting into Ginger Baker's shoes, though. But he still did a great job, and was more than antiquate. At the end of the set, Jack strutted down the steps at the left side of the stage and took his bass a-jamming, right into the third row! He walked in about five seats or so, totally jamming down the whole time. The people who were sitting there gladly moved back to let him pass! It was the first time that I'd seen him in concert, so now I can say that I've seen all three members of Cream. It's not the same as seeing them together, of course. But it's still been fun. Three really great sights to see, let me tell ya'....
The Perfect Concert
on The Moody Blues with the Festival Orchestra, 1993 Jun 11
If you're a Moody Blues fan and you missed them with the orchestra, then you really missed something special. It was everything that I had always hoped for when imagining them in their natural element: meshed with a symphony. It was so great… It was one of those concerts where everyone in the place was on their feet and cheering immediately after each number ended. And lots of folks weren't happy just going to their feet and applauding... they were standing on their chairs as well! I kid you not! None of us could believe what we were seeing. Each and every number was picture-perfect from beginning to end. So smooth and melodic and perfectly coordinated with the orchestra. John used his acoustic bass for the most part, which gave the whole show that ‘liquid’ feel… so crucial when blending with strings and woodwind instruments. And Ray had a fantastic flutist from the symphony backing him up where more than one flute made a better statement. It was truly a wonderful and unforgettable experience that I will treasure in my memory always. After the show, I drifted to my car totally stunned! I felt like I was walking on air. It was the perfect concert. My all-time favorite.
on Van Halen, 1979 May 12
terrific show..opened with Lighting up the sky
on Emerson, Lake and Palmer, 1977 Jul 9
With the full orchestra...amazing..one of the best concerts I have seen. Saw Pink Floyd Animals tour the same week there..
on Santana, 1990 Aug 18
Ticket Price $20.00 Never made it car broke down
on Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band, 2007 Mar 13
Tickets bought by someone else Ticket Price$65.00
on John Mayall/Roben Ford, 2005 Nov 6
Ticket Price $36.00
on Bachman*Cummins(Guess Who), 2008 Jun 20
on Kenny G., 1993 Apr 11
Cant believe anyone can play a note as long as they want. Went with John Flowers Once again free tickets
on Emerson, Lake and Palmer, 1993 Feb 24
Ticket Price $19.00
The ight and Dark Tour
on Jethro Tull, 1992 Nov 2
Ticket Price $22.50
on Stevie Ray Vaughn/Larry Miller, 1985 Oct 1
I got to see Stevie Ray Vaughn FOR $13.50 believe it !!!!!!
on George Thorogood/Elvin Bishop, 1991 Apr 16
Elvin Bishop is the best,entertains and is a great guitar player.Always fun to see and be part of. And free is always best
on Steve Winwood/The Robert Cray Band, 1991 Jun 16
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