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    Posted: April 16 2015 at 13:05
...when you are trying to impress people?
 
My go-to impressive story is seeing Pink Floyd do the Wall in London in 1980. Maybe not such a big deal for those who were there, but here in music-starved Kentucky it gets a lot of attention.  Someone once (only half-jokingly) asked for my autograph.
 
My back-up go-to impressive concert is Bob Dylan and the Band at Madison Square Garden in 1975.  (All together now: "But that's not prog!")  I know, but non-prog people are certainly impressed by it. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 16 2015 at 14:04
Backstreet Boys 1998
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Nirvana at the Mayfair, Newcastle upon Tyne, when they were touring in support of Nevermind. They were just on the cusp of getting huge but had still been booked into fairly small venues. Shonen Knife, supporting, were also decent.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 16 2015 at 15:26
Deep Purple - live at Budokan 1985 - Destiny Brought Them Together Again!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 16 2015 at 16:29
I tell them that I've never been to a concert and then they feel sorry for me.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 16 2015 at 17:07
Originally posted by Imperial Zeppelin Imperial Zeppelin wrote:

I tell them that I've never been to a concert and then they feel sorry for me.
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 16 2015 at 17:19
hmmm great question...

I think Daevid Allen with University of Errors with another 30 people in Tel Aviv. God what a show, truly a remarkable man we've lost.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 16 2015 at 17:44
Lollapalooza 1992 with Pearl Jam, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Soundgarden and more.  Nevermind that I fell asleep during Soundgarden.  LOL
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 16 2015 at 17:44
Every concert I've ever been to has been a name dropper Wink

But in order of impressiveness to my mind (but not by which one I like better)

-Asia - First tour, London, Ontario, cause I got to sit in on the sound check, talk to Carl for about 15 minutes (who just happened to be sitting in the seat I bought my ticket for..REALLY!) and had him ask me my opinion on the tuning of his drums, had Geoff Downes drag me up on stage during sound check to show me his Fairlight, had all members sign my LP insert
-Genesis - First concert of the Trick of the Tail tour, London, Ontario, cause I got great pics from about 5 feet in front of the stage
-ELP - Cobo Hall, Detroit with the Orchestra, cause it was AWESOME and the best sound I've ever heard live
-Kansas - Halifax, Nova Scotia, cause I got to sit stage right just behind the PA

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 16 2015 at 17:59
Joe Dassin!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 16 2015 at 18:54
Led Zeppelin 1974

Bob Marley and the Wailers (I don't remember the date but it was the Zimbabwe tour)

Genesis the famed 1973 Universite de Montreal concert

Hawkwind  Lemmy's last show Cegep de Maisonneuve 

All in Montreal 

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 16 2015 at 18:58
Originally posted by Padraic Padraic wrote:

Backstreet Boys 1998


hah.  they suck...


New Kids on the Block.. July 19. 1990  RFK Stadium

was the show great.  No.. they sucked.. but unlike the George Michael show the previous winter.. I could not fall asleep.. not for the music.. but the sonic equivalent of having a jet engine roaring in your ears and 60K screaming girls.

why do I name drop it.. 


July 20, 1990... spent in bed... return payment for taking my girlfriends younger sister and her 3 friends TO that show LOL
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 16 2015 at 19:06
Originally posted by micky micky wrote:

Originally posted by Padraic Padraic wrote:

Backstreet Boys 1998


hah.  they suck...


New Kids on the Block.. July 19. 1990  RFK Stadium

was the show great.  No.. they sucked.. but unlike the George Michael show the previous winter.. I could not fall asleep.. not for the music.. but the sonic equivalent of having a jet engine roaring in your ears and 60K screaming girls.

why do I name drop it.. 


July 20, 1990... spent in bed... return payment for taking my girlfriends younger sister and her 3 friends TO that show LOL
I took my 10-year old daughter and her friend to see Avril Lavigne in 2002.  Thousands of screaming pre-pubescent girls with very high-pitched voices. I don't name drop it, but I do bring it up occasionally when she needs a reminder of what a great mother you have and why you should appreciate me more.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 16 2015 at 19:14
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the things we do we do for love.

As far as interesting concert experiences.

First time stoned was at my first concert.. with my father. The Association.. Univ of Oregon.

most humbling.. seeing Dave Brubeck in a college amphitheater with only 20 people in attendance and getting to chat with him one on one for about 30 minutes after the show. What a man.. what a legend.

most humorous.  Seeing Le Orme on their 40th anni tour with 4/5ths of the old ISP team here at PA's and having Andrea introduce me to Aldo as having come all the way from America just to see them. LOL  All I got was a damn autograph out of it. Angry
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 16 2015 at 19:49
Originally posted by micky micky wrote:

  All I got was a damn autograph out of it. Angry
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 16 2015 at 20:19
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 16 2015 at 21:25
Great question....
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 16 2015 at 21:46
Adding Swans to my list feels impressive. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 16 2015 at 22:50

Gabriel  with Fripp on guitar.... Chicago 1977,,, Uptown Theater.



Edited by dr wu23 - April 17 2015 at 14:07
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 16 2015 at 22:51
I usually start with these:
  • July 28, 1972: Alice Cooper & Captain Beyond- International Amphitheater, Chicago
  •  September 22, 1972:  Yes with The Eagles, Arie Crown Theater, Chicago
  • October 10, 1972 - Jethro Tull with Wild Turkey, Chicago Stadium
  • April 20, 1973 - Peter Frampton & King Crimson, Kinetic Playground
  • November 16, 1974: Gryphon, Yes (Relayer), Horton Fieldhouse, Normal IL
  • July 4, 1975: Yes (Relayer), Chicago Auditorium
  • September 2, 1977 - Yes with Donovan, "Going For The One" tour, Chicago Amphitheater.
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