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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 17 2015 at 09:49
Originally posted by emigre80 emigre80 wrote:

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
In Martin's defence, Kim Wilde's backing band on "Kids In America" was The Enid...


...and in the name-drop game, The Enid is a band I have seen an awful lot both back in the 70s and in more recent times. Most notable being the "Over The Rainbow" gig at the, erm, Rainbow and the Hammersmith Odean gig that was so magnificently preserved on video and album. Approve
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 17 2015 at 10:27
Originally posted by richardh richardh wrote:

 
Kate Bush - Hammersmith Apollo last year. I was there!

that's the one for me as well!

I might also mention that I saw Talk Talk supporting Duran Duran, but sadly this was in their electro-pop days before "Spirit of Eden" (which I suspect wouldn't have gone down well with the DD crowd anyway).


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 17 2015 at 10:29
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 17 2015 at 10:30
Zappa - every tour from 1975 until the 1988 (sometimes multiple shows).
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 17 2015 at 11:18
Couldn't read the opening blog because of the Gabriel ticket stub plastered over it. Thanks. I bring up two (if I have this thread's intention correctly): Jethro Tull performing A Passion Play at the San Diego Sports Arena in '73 and Crimso' performing Discipline in '81 at the University of California San Diego's Mandeville Gym. Both grand shows. Getting back to Gabriel, my friends and I nearly ran for the parking lot at the last couple of shows we attended back in the early '80s; we'd become both tired and jaded of his prancing about the stage and Biko-as-encore routines.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 17 2015 at 11:41
I usually mention that I've seen EL Powell, and Three (EP Berry) but never ELP straight up.
 
In recent years, seeing Spock's Beard at 3RP in like 2008 with Neal Morse singing on 'The Light' was one of my coolest moments, also seeing IQ on this side of the pond was a highlight.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 17 2015 at 12:08
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. 
 
Here's the opening entry, but I think you got the idea.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 17 2015 at 12:35
Originally posted by Rednight Rednight wrote:

Couldn't read the opening blog because of the Gabriel ticket stub plastered over it.
If dr whu can edit his post to remove the offending Gabriel ticket image then Page 1 of this thread will be readable again. Geek
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 17 2015 at 13:57
to impress people?? sh*t...... i saw them last year. most of you would probably be more disappointed than anything else, but at least i don't care.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 17 2015 at 14:05
Originally posted by Dean Dean wrote:

Originally posted by Rednight Rednight wrote:

Couldn't read the opening blog because of the Gabriel ticket stub plastered over it.
If dr whu can edit his post to remove the offending Gabriel ticket image then Page 1 of this thread will be readable again. Geek
Fixed it.....no idea how that happened.
The 'offending Gabriel ticket image' is now gone.....but I had to delete the whole post to do it.Confused
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 17 2015 at 14:22

Hi,

Magma - SF Progressive Music Festival 1999

Gong Tour with Pierre Moerlin in 1997 I think (Roseland Theater Portland)

YES - Tales of Topographic Oceans - Long Beach Arena (have to check dates)

Pink Floyd - Hollywood Bowl 1972 in Quadraphonic madness!

Tangerine Dream - Live in America (where the album was taken) at the Greek Observatory with Lazerium firing up the trees. Pictures on the album

MAN - Space 1999 tour with Hawkwind. Even with a new lineup, Mickey and Deke were outstanding!

King Crimson 2015 in Seattle

Return to Forever 2013 in Eugene, OR

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 17 2015 at 18:53
Oh.... in a few months I will be name dropping Night of the Prog 2015 - the best prog festival line up in years... (triggered in this discussion by the mention of The Enid)




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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 17 2015 at 19:08
Too many:
 
Pink Floyd, Los Angeles Sports Arena, 1975.  Enthusiastic radio guy backstage with the Floyd for the first time. Roger Waters gave me a glass of white wine.  Nick Mason happy to talk about Principal Edwards and Robert Wyatt.  Rick Wright, a true gentleman.  A great show, with the original versions of Animals and Wish You Were Here, not to be released in the order we heard them.  Saw two nights, even with the LAPD doing that THX 1138 thing.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 17 2015 at 21:42
Not strictly  Prog. Led Zeppelin in Fort Worth, Texas in 1977. I managed to get two tickets from someone after the show was rescheduled. Could never have gone otherwise. Who could know that it would turn out to be their last time here?  RIP John Bonham.  Cry

On a happier note, and very much Prog, was Yes at Bee Caves (Austin), Texas in 2002. They were in top form that night. A show to remember. Clap
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 17 2015 at 22:29
Originally posted by dr wu23 dr wu23 wrote:

Originally posted by Dean Dean wrote:

Originally posted by Rednight Rednight wrote:

Couldn't read the opening blog because of the Gabriel ticket stub plastered over it.

If dr whu can edit his post to remove the offending Gabriel ticket image then Page 1 of this thread will be readable again. Geek


Fixed it.....no idea how that happened.
The 'offending Gabriel ticket image' is now gone.....but I had to delete the whole post to do it.Confused

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 17 2015 at 22:31
Originally posted by The Dark Elf The Dark Elf wrote:

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.
 
 

If you were in Chicago for any of these, we were probably in the same venue!  Nice list!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 18 2015 at 02:02
Originally posted by Roland113 Roland113 wrote:

I usually mention that I've seen EL Powell, and Three (EP Berry) but never ELP straight up.
 
In recent years, seeing Spock's Beard at 3RP in like 2008 with Neal Morse singing on 'The Light' was one of my coolest moments, also seeing IQ on this side of the pond was a highlight.
 
I would love to have seen ELPowell ( seen ELP twice inc their last ever gig at High Voltage)
 
Where did you see them? Not MSG I guess.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 22 2015 at 20:27
Thin Lizzy (Jailbreak tour) & Queen, October 1976 (A Day at the Races tour).

Starcastle and Utopia's Ra set with about 100 people in an old warehouse/indoor ice hockey venue, December 1977 (Ooops! Wrong Planet tour). 

Peter Gabriel with about 300 people in Nancy, France, November 1978 (second album tour).

Andres Segovia (at age 87) with about 200 other people in Norwich, Norfolk, England, December 1980. Stunning!

Buddy Guy and Luther Allison in 1981 (separate concerts) in a bar (same bar) in Madison, Wisconsin.

U2 in a bar with about 400 people in September, 1981 in East Lansing, Michigan (October tour).



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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 23 2015 at 06:15
Just remembered another one...

Moraz / Bruford, Piano and Drums Tour.
Alumni Hall, London Ontario. Only about 30 people in attendance. Great performance
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 23 2015 at 06:35
Originally posted by richardh richardh wrote:

( seen ELP twice inc their last ever gig at High Voltage)
 

Ah yes, forgot that one. It was great at the time (including Lake's strop) but the CD of the show isn't good.
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