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KingGhidora 2014 Dec 16

I wish

on Jimi Hendrix, 1969 May 10

My brother went to this show. I begged him to take me for a month. He had a date and wouldn't do it. I still hold it against him. :)

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KingGhidora 2014 Dec 16

extremely good

on Jethro Tull, 1972 Oct 18

Anderson danced on one leg like he couldn't do for much longer in his career. It was amazing. They did the entire Aqualung album as an encore. The crowd was pushed up against the stage and people standing on the BACKS of their folding chairs with one foot on yours and one on the chair in front of you. It was so crowded you couldn't possibly fall. If we had fell lots of people would have died. Anderson must have drank 20 bottles of something during the show. He would stand behind a stack of speakers and chug a bottle of something and go back to work. This was the Thick As A Brick tour BTW. Awesome. I've seen hundreds of concerts and this one is very near the top of them all. I've seen Pink Floyd, The Who, The Eagles, etc. etc. etc.. Tull was better than all of them. The only show I ever saw that was better was the 1975 Tull tour.

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jeffazi 2014 Dec 15

Jan Hammer Band

on Jeff Beck, 1977 Feb 18

The Jan Hammer Band opened this show. They also were Jeff Beck's band that night. This was the single loudest show I've ever seen. The encores were so loud it sounded like white noise. Major contributor to my hearing loss and tinnitus. Great show.

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jeffazi 2014 Dec 15

Midnight Show

on Frank Zappa, 1974 Jul 5

I was at the midnight show, front row balcony. Fantastic concert.

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jeffazi 2014 Dec 15

I think Kansas was the headliner

on Queen, 1975 Mar 9

Jeff_Georgia, I think Kansas was the headliner of this show. Kansas and Queen alternated being the headliner on this tour. Queen played after Mahogany Rush.

Queen opened for Mott The Hoople the first time they played in St. Louis in 1974.

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jeffazi 2014 Dec 15

One of the best I've ever seen

on The Who, 1973 Nov 28

This was an amazing show. Skynyrd opened the show with I Ain't The One and The Who closed their show with the encore We Won't Get Fooled Again.

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Austinbill 2014 Dec 15

First Rush Concert and I got to see backstage setup

on Rush, 1988 Jan 27

I was working with my company on a contract for UNO, and our office was in the back area of the arena, which also served as backstage for the concerts and other events. I was a casual fan of Rush, so was familiar with their music, but I never had seen them play. I got a ticket to attend, and as a souvenir the daily schedule sheet they post for each concert. (The sheet has survived inside one of my albums ever since - it noted they were filming this night for an upcoming video, and I know one of the songs did make it onto their next release.) I remember seeing Tommy Shaw as the opening act that night but do not remember his play list other than I think he did "Girls with guns" which I like a lot. This concert, and seeing them in subsequent concerts cemented my appreciation of their talent, and I am glad they finally were inducted into the Rock Hall of Fame.

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BlindinglyTubesocks 2014 Dec 15

Lost Weekend

on Yes, 1972 Aug 21

I remember that it was a GREAT concert, and the musicianship of the band was absolutely stellar....but other than that, it's mostly just a fog now. The only other show we saw there was the season closeout by The Who the previous year, so we were very blessed to see such awesome performances by two of the premiere bands on the planet.

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BlindinglyTubesocks 2014 Dec 15

Lost Weekend

on The Who, 1971 Aug 16

I vaguely remember a band, or something. It had been that kind of a day. We DID have a good time, I remember that at least.

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suziebelle222 2014 Dec 13

I'm The Girl Who Threw Her Bra And Got Pulled Up Onstage! Need pics or Footage:)

on Van Halen, 1986 May 16

hi. I was wondering if anyone attended this show bc I don't have a single pic from it. Please let me know if you have any or know of a link to some:) what a ride it was and I was a Sophomore in high school lol

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Psmike 2014 Dec 10

Poprocks/the untold story

on Crosby Stills and Nash, 2010 May 28

I went to see a friend of mine who had moved to Hollywood a few months earlier.We motored in to his new job and 10 minutes later I got my big boy pants on because I'm hanging out with David and Graham. They were finishing up something for Wind on the Water album(yes,album).During the break I opened up a pack of Pop Rocks candy.I was 14 ok? David asked what they were and then asked if he could have a handful for a prank.No, of course you may.When the session started up he calmly sat down and when they started recording he opens his mouth and snap, crackle and pop. The engineer and assistants freak as they stand still trying to figure out WTF that noise was. It didn't last long because we were laughing so hard.Those two guys were extremely pleasant and kind to me. I didn't see them again until this show.How could this show be anything but great I ask.Good old days.Note to self.Call friend re: someone I saw on youtube...Iggy something.

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Psmike 2014 Dec 10

What's up Doc?

on Starship, 1987 Sep 20

A typical sunny day in Palm Springs when I stumbled across this free concert.I sit down on the grass with the other folk and casually look to my left.Our family doctor is sitting 3 feet away.Hello Mike,he says.Hello Brian,I said.It was a great show w/Built this City and of course White Rabbit, others. P.S. Sonny Bono we miss you. RIP Thanks.

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Psmike 2014 Dec 10

And the coolest cousin award goes to.....

on Fleetwood Mac, 2014 Nov 28

MY own cousin JR, who made arrangements for a Hotel,Thanksgiving dinner,and of course,Fleetwood Mac seats.She knew Id been feeling low, and flew in just to make me happy.It worked! This High-Tech Silicon Valley babe is sipping martini's with Ceo's one night, and throwing back cold beers with her cousin in the ghetto the next.
I really love her.She thinks I divorced my wife of ten years after I balanced the checking account and realized we burned through 700K. The real reason (the topper) wasn't when she said she was bored at the first 2 Eagles concerts and didn't want to go to the the 3rd,but when she told me to sit down and don't embarrass her at the Steely Dan concert a year later. AAARRRHHHHH!! Hey, I can always make more money, but that feeling....enough. Stevie, Mick, Lindsey,Christine, and John, they all looked and played so well.They are phenomenal in my opinion.I thought I would never get a chance to see Fleetwood Mac, and this was the second time.Twenty years ago I was fortunate enough to see them in San Jose,CA. Guess who took me to that show? You got it. And that's why she deserves the coolest cousin award.It really warmed my heart too, when Stevie spoke directly to her 2 god daughters and told them how special they are, and that she loves them.I wanted Stevie to give me a hug and tell me everything would be alright and she loved me too, but my cousin took care of that.

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terminus00000000 2014 Dec 10

1979 Van Halen in Utah!

on Van Halen, 1979 Mar 31

The Granati Brothers were the warmup band. They had a hit at the time called "Mirror Star". Certainly and odd pairing.
There was really a long break between bands, in fact they played the entire "Sheik Yerbouti" album by Frank Zappa before Dave and the boys hit the stage.
Van Halen was great! Performed songs from the first 2 albums, I think.
It was snowing pretty hard when the show was over and we all had to drive through some dangerous passes.

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jmdiff 2014 Dec 10

Good 'Ol Steve

on The Steve Miller Band, 2009 Jul 21

Didn't disappoint - played all the hits and played them well

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Psmike 2014 Dec 10

Early birds...

on Neil Young, 1997 Jul 17

I always get to where I'm supposed to be early. I'm glad this day was no different. About an hour before showtime there was a crowd gathering on the side off onto the grassy area.I amble on over to see what the commotion is all about and there is Mr Neil Young himself,sitting in a chair strumming away. There might have been 50 folks watching in silence at the most. It was surreal. What a guy.

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Psmike 2014 Dec 10

Alcohol related incident...

on Neil Young, 1989 Aug 20

So I was flying sole those days and invited a very pretty girl. She just so happened to be my boss's daughter. Living on the edge, that's me. However, I was in training for some crazy triathlon stuff, and sober. We get to the show and my booze hound date calls her girlfriend to pick her up because I wouldn't drink. Around that time there is a man behind us shouting at the top of his lungs "Southern Man", to Neil so he would play it. All you could hear was this guy in the acoustically perfect Greek yelling. After about 3 minutes of the crowd putting up with his obnoxious requests I turn around just as a fellow walked up, didn't say a word, and cold cocked him. Bamm! Down he went. I winced, looked at my alky chick and said, you want me to end up like him? She split, I enjoyed the show, all is well. Not sure about the guy.

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retrowayne 2014 Dec 8

Bruce w guests Robbin Thompson & Bruce Hornsby

on Bruce Springsteen, 2003 Mar 6

Thanks to a crew member my buddy knew, we were 5' from the side of the stage where Roy was seated at his piano. Incredible night with Bruce doing a tribute to Hank Ballard, who had passed away that morning with "Let's Go, Let's Go, Let's Go." Bruce had help with former Steel Mill alum. and Richmond's own Robbin Thompson in addition to Bruce Hornsby! Other highlights for me, "For You," "No Surrender," and, of course, "Born To Run." Having seen Bruce nearly 60 times since '78, since we were so close to the action, this one is definitely top 10.

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retrowayne 2014 Dec 8

Macca at Carter-Finley Stadium

on Paul McCartney, 1990 Jul 22

We were really close....1st 10 rows front and center. 'Figure of Eight" was the first song after the introductory slide/video show. Paul was wearing a jacket that closely resembled the one he wore at Shea Stadium in '65. Perfect sound! Still have my parking pass and ticket stub. Ran into friends I hadn't seen in 10 years. It was my 3rd Macca concert up to that point, having caught both nights at Capitol Center in '76. Just saw him in Greensboro on 10/30/14....my 23rd Macca gig!

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retrowayne 2014 Dec 8

Zepp at Dorton '70

on Led Zeppelin, 1970 Apr 8

The teen club at Seymour-Johnson AFB in Goldsboro took a bus load of us to the concert. I was a freshman at UNC-Wilmington and hitchiked to Goldsboro that early afternoon. Hitchiked back to Wilmington the next morning.
We were on the 15th row or so on the floor, very close. Most vivid memory, other than it being LOUD, was "Heartbreaker" and "Dazed & Confused." I seem to remember "Whole Lotta Love" as the last song, but could be a fault memory!

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