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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 16 2015 at 23:27
Originally posted by Catcher10 Catcher10 wrote:

Iron Maiden~World Slavery Tour '85~New Orleans, La


Yes!! I saw this one in Vancouver, when I was 15. First concert that I really enjoyed!
More heavy prog, please!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 17 2015 at 01:37
Rush with Max Webster-April 1977
Styx with Prism-March 1977
Queen with Thin Lizzy-January 1977
Canada World Music Festival-June 1979 (Moxy, Goddo, Ramones, Ted Nugent, Aerosmith, Nazareth)
Ozzy with Def Leppard and the Rods-July 1981
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 17 2015 at 02:01
I only started going to see bands in the nineties on a regular basis so I'm not sure I have anything that could be put in this category.
The Sweet - Nottingham 1980 was my first gig and it probably gave me tinnitus it was so stupidly loud.
Peter Gabriel - Earls Court about 1993/94 was memorable, including a duet with Sinead O'Connor.
Muse - Wembley Stadium about 2007 I guess. First band to sell out the revamped stadium.
Kate Bush - Hammersmith Apollo last year. I was there!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 17 2015 at 04:11
In successive years,Taste,Curved Air, Atomic Rooster and Wild Turkey at my school dance.

Bram Stoker at Acton Town Hall, Police supporting, Cherry Vanilla, Egg and
Gnidrolog at Imperial College.

Best ever Tapestry a very short lived band formed by Graham Stansfield after Rare Bird and Fields.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 17 2015 at 04:18
Rush and Primus, Ahoy Rotterdam 1992
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 17 2015 at 05:35
THE concerts of Jethro Tull, Deep Purple, Return to Forever, and Santana, in Belgrade, 1975




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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 17 2015 at 05:54
^ I did not mention Earth Wind & Fire, I have seen them at least 6x......brilliant shows with some of the best stage shows...Magic, Lights, Stage, Pyro and of course the music.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 17 2015 at 06:16
^ Yea, Earth, Wind & Fire was an opening act on that Santana's European tour 1975.
I'd like to say that my favourite band ever, Smak, was played as an opening act for Deep Purple in Belgrade, 1975, actually the first tour with David Coverdale ( I saw Ian Gillan a few times later, also in Belgrade). And here's an urban legend about that (great) gig Smile
 
Quote After virtuoso performance by band Smak as the opening act, which was keenly watched by Ian Paice, occurred a very, very long break. According to many of the witnesses in the backstage Ritchie Blackmore have made chaos frustrated because of choice band Smak for opening concert, managers and other personel were in a very unpleasant situation..These days were the peak, zenith of Smak, period of their greatest musical productivity.
 
 
In fact, Mr Blackmore was frustrated before the show, because the organizer chose an unknown local band that to open the concert of Deep Purple as one of the biggest global attractions that year. However, after the Smak's gig, Mr Blackmore was personally congratulated to the boys from Smak.
 


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 17 2015 at 06:26
Originally posted by emigre80 emigre80 wrote:

...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. 
Given the state of British public transport going to see The Wall in 1980 was a big deal even for those of us who only travelled 40 miles to get there WinkBig smile However, travelling all the way from Kentucky trumps most I would imagine, including Raff who travelled from Rome to see the show. Well done sir Clap

Aside from the above (which I happily name-drop at every opportunity) I am also prone to name-dropping many gigs
  • Seeing Floyd perform Dark Side Of The Moon in 1972, six months before it was released on album.
  • The Electric Light Orchestra before they had released their début.
  • One of Peter Gabriel's first solo shows after leaving Genesis (at Friar's Club in Alyesbury)
  • One of the only two live performances of Phil Manzanera's 801 (unfortunately not the one that was recorded).
  • After The Fire as a Progressive Rock band.
  • The Tubes where Fey Weybill fell off the stage and broke his leg.
  • Siouxsie and the Banshees second gig after Morris and McKay had run-away mid-tour with Bob Smith on guitar. (also at Friar's Alyesbury)

...I also have a habit of name-dropping seeing U2, The Police and Simple Minds as support acts to bands who failed to achieve those three's later stadium-filling popularity.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 17 2015 at 07:16
Originally posted by Dean Dean wrote:

Originally posted by emigre80 emigre80 wrote:

...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. 
Given the state of British public transport going to see The Wall in 1980 was a big deal even for those of us who only travelled 40 miles to get there WinkBig smile However, travelling all the way from Kentucky trumps most I would imagine, including Raff who travelled from Rome to see the show. Well done sir Clap

Aside from the above (which I happily name-drop at every opportunity) I am also prone to name-dropping many gigs
  • Seeing Floyd perform Dark Side Of The Moon in 1972, six months before it was released on album.
  • The Electric Light Orchestra before they had released their début.
  • One of Peter Gabriel's first solo shows after leaving Genesis (at Friar's Club in Alyesbury)
  • One of the only two live performances of Phil Manzanera's 801 (unfortunately not the one that was recorded).
  • After The Fire as a Progressive Rock band.
  • The Tubes where Fey Weybill fell off the stage and broke his leg.
  • Siouxsie and the Banshees second gig after Morris and McKay had run-away mid-tour with Bob Smith on guitar. (also at Friar's Alyesbury)

...I also have a habit of name-dropping seeing U2, The Police and Simple Minds as support acts to bands who failed to achieve those three's later stadium-filling popularity.
 
I lived in Bristol at the time so I can't really claim any prizes for going up to London to see a concert. But travelling all the way from Kentucky makes a much better story so maybe I'll try running with that Wink 
 
I also have seen U2, the Police and Simple Minds, but as headliners rather than support acts.  I did see REM as a support act for the Police in 1983 and I have been known to mention it on occasion.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 17 2015 at 07:17
^ also (as noted on another thread) I'm a ma'am not a sir.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 17 2015 at 07:50
Originally posted by emigre80 emigre80 wrote:

^ also (as noted on another thread) I'm a ma'am not a sir.
Apologies ma'am - I read the name Terri and it still didn't dawn on me Embarrassed
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 17 2015 at 07:52
^ no worries, mate, and to be fair in England Terrys do tend to be male.  I was always getting mail addressed to "Mr. Crocker" when I lived there.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 17 2015 at 08:36
Hmmm....lemme see. Probably the ones I saw while still a teenager (or preteen in the first case):
 
Alice Cooper - School's Out tour, 1972
Deep Purple - Machine Head tour, 1973
Black Sabbath - Sabbath Bloody Sabbath tour, 1974
David Bowie - The Soul tour, 1974
Robin Trower - Bridge of Sighs tour, 1975
Jethro Tull - Too Old to Rock n' Roll tour, 1976
Genesis - Wind & Wuthering Tour, 1977
Pink Floyd - In the Flesh tour, 1977
Yes - Going for the One tour, 1977
Jethro Tull - Songs from the Wood tour, 1977
Neil Young - Rust Never Sleeps tour, 1978
 
Those were the most memorable. I missed out on Led Zeppelin because John Bonham died in September, 1980 and I had tickets for November, 1980. I still have them enshrined, never got a refund.
 
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 17 2015 at 08:48
Originally posted by The Dark Elf The Dark Elf wrote:

I missed out on Led Zeppelin because John Bonham died in September, 1980 and I had tickets for November, 1980. I still have them enshrined, never got a refund. 
Ugh man, that sucks. How much were they at the time?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 17 2015 at 08:54
Originally posted by sublime220 sublime220 wrote:

Originally posted by The Dark Elf The Dark Elf wrote:

I missed out on Led Zeppelin because John Bonham died in September, 1980 and I had tickets for November, 1980. I still have them enshrined, never got a refund. 
Ugh man, that sucks. How much were they at the time?
Main floor, $15.00. Yes, that's fifteen dollars, without any added zeroes. LOL
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 17 2015 at 08:58
Originally posted by The Dark Elf The Dark Elf wrote:

Originally posted by sublime220 sublime220 wrote:

Originally posted by The Dark Elf The Dark Elf wrote:

I missed out on Led Zeppelin because John Bonham died in September, 1980 and I had tickets for November, 1980. I still have them enshrined, never got a refund. 
Ugh man, that sucks. How much were they at the time?
Main floor, $15.00. Yes, that's fifteen dollars, without any added zeroes. LOL
That's a really good deal, even with all the inflation now. People would pay over $500 now to just have the tickets and not even see the show.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 17 2015 at 09:00
Originally posted by The Dark Elf The Dark Elf wrote:

Main floor, $15.00. Yes, that's fifteen dollars, without any added zeroes. LOL
 
Those were the days, my friend.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 17 2015 at 09:23
[QUOTE=Dean
 
  • After The Fire as a Progressive Rock band.

 

 Totally forgot about this band, still got their LP with deckchairs on somewhere. Loved the opening track on the album.
 
I still enjoy the "nostalgia" of two reformations/re-unions I was lucky to see:
 
VdGG at Royal Fesitval Hall 6th May 2005, amazing night.
ELP at Albert Hall in '92, saw all their 3 concerts there.
also...
Kim Wilde (not prog but was hot!) '81 - we had a thing together me and Kim; sadly she was not aware of it, and if she had of been suspect she would have taken out a restraining order.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 17 2015 at 09:34
Originally posted by NutterAlert NutterAlert wrote:

 
Kim Wilde (not prog but was hot!) '81 - we had a thing together me and Kim; sadly she was not aware of it, and if she had of been suspect she would have taken out a restraining order.
 
Oh, that kind of thing Wacko


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