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Re: Partly OT: Can You Remember Every Concert You Saw?
Posted by: BluzDude ()
Date: May 26, 2016 17:50

Jimi Hendrix Experience (x2)
Cream w/ Deep Purple I
Doors w/Jerry Lee Lewis
CTA (opening for Hendrix (II)
Vanilla Fudge (Opening for Hendrix I)
Blind Faith w/ Delaney Bonnie & Friends/Free
Creedence Clearwater Revival w/ Grass Roots
Youngbloods
CSN&Y w/ Taj Mahal
Stones w/ Ike & Tina

...and this is just from the 60's (Sept '68 thru Dec '69)....from what I remember

Led Zeppelin (x18 from 1970 - 1977)
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....I probably saw something like 350-400 shows in the 70's, 80's & 90's, so who remembers?
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. Joe Walsh/Bad Company (my most recent show)

Re: Partly OT: Can You Remember Every Concert You Saw?
Posted by: bv ()
Date: May 26, 2016 18:00

This might turn into a pissing contest... Of course photographic memory of a four digit number of shows I have attended with every single act there is I think I am missing only a very few like Elvis and Lennon and Hendrix. I did even see Mick Taylor performing two different shows on the very same day in Denmark, one in Copenhagen and one in the north of Denmark, remember every bit of it from the flight to the train rides to the performance to the going home bit, or my first Stones show in 1973, or my last Stones show in 2016, or the many shows with Peter Gabriel including his first solo tour, or the last ever Mike And The Mechanics show at Shepherds Bush, or Elton John Las Vegas Feb 14, 1998, or the Stones at the Joint the next day, or the Phoenix club show August 10, 2006. And so on and on. My DNA has probably mutated over the years. I am a useless zombie at home but I do know what is going on at shows.

Bjornulf

Re: Partly OT: Can You Remember Every Concert You Saw?
Posted by: FeelinRealWell ()
Date: May 26, 2016 18:46

I actually keep a concert journal. My list is a little over 100 so won't bore you guys by transcribing. I usually note venue,date,who I attended with, and something interesting (good or bad)that might have occurred. Ex:singer fell down, drunk guy a few rows up puked, hot chick starts randomly making out with me so I can sneak her into 2nd row Stones MSG smiling smiley Pre internet days I also used to jot down opening and closing song. Setlist FM put an end to that.
Was mildly disappointed when the 100 show milestone was represented by Motley Cruw , I should have planned better!

Re: Partly OT: Can You Remember Every Concert You Saw?
Posted by: stonesrule ()
Date: May 26, 2016 18:47

Great post BV. Your wife must be a SAINT!

Re: Partly OT: Can You Remember Every Concert You Saw?
Posted by: Elmo Lewis ()
Date: May 26, 2016 18:54

I've pretty much seen all the major rock acts that I want to see except ZZ Top.

Of course, I missed out on Elvis, Jimi, and Lennon due to my age.

Re: Partly OT: Can You Remember Every Concert You Saw?
Posted by: dcba ()
Date: May 26, 2016 19:36

I have absolutely no fetish for live shows. I much prefer to listen to a tape or an official record than going to a gig. I did attend quite a few concerts in my life including Stones shows but there's not a single one where I can say to myself "whoa that was memories for a whole lifetime". None!

Please tell me I am normal... grinning smiley

Re: Partly OT: Can You Remember Every Concert You Saw?
Posted by: 2000 LYFH ()
Date: May 26, 2016 20:02

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HonkeyTonkFlash
I'm extremely jealous of anyone who got to see Led Zeppelin or The Who while Keith Moon was still alive. I only ever saw The Who on their 1989 Join Together Tour, which I enjoyed although it was rather atypical for The Who to employ something like 39 musicians and an elephant to recreate their studio records....

Saw Zeppelin in 72 & 75 and the Who in 74 (all in NY). I'm jealous of BluzDude - 18x for Zeppelin!

Re: Partly OT: Can You Remember Every Concert You Saw?
Posted by: 2000 LYFH ()
Date: May 26, 2016 20:05

Must be getting old. Never heard of half the bands Paddy saw...

Re: Partly OT: Can You Remember Every Concert You Saw?
Posted by: DEmerson ()
Date: May 27, 2016 16:38

Saw Zeppelin at Boston Garden when LZ III came out ('71? - I was about 11, my older brother took me) and at MSG in '75 and '77. Saw the Who w. Moon a couple times too. And as to the OT, I have a list of every show - several hundred long.

Re: Partly OT: Can You Remember Every Concert You Saw?
Posted by: HonkeyTonkFlash ()
Date: May 27, 2016 16:42

Thanks to every one who posted here. Very cool to see how lucky some of you have been. I've only seen about 30 shows but still I feel lucky to have seen the Stones, The Who, Bob Dylan, Keith solo, Mick Taylor with John Mayall, Clapton, CSN....I've had quality if not quantity.

Re: Partly OT: Can You Remember Every Concert You Saw?
Posted by: keefriff99 ()
Date: May 27, 2016 19:32

Rolling Stones, Sheryl Crow - Foxboro Stadium (Foxborough, MA)– 10-21-1997
Metallica, Jerry Cantrell, Days of the New - Giants Stadium (East Rutherford, NJ) – 07-17-98
Rolling Stones, Goo Goo Dolls - Fleet Center (Boston, MA) – 03-23-1999
ZZ Top, Lynyrd Skynyrd, the Screamin’ Cheetah Wheelies - Worcester Centrum (Worcester, MA) – 10-09-1999
Jimmy Page and the Black Crowes - Worcester Centrum (Worcester, MA) – 10-16-1999
Metallica, Korn, Kid Rock, Powerman 5000, and System of a Down - Foxboro Stadium (Foxborough, MA) – 06-30-2000
AC/DC, Slash’s Snakepit - Continental Airlines Arena (East Rutherford, NJ) – 08-24-2000
AC/DC, Buckcherry - Fleet Center (Boston, MA) – 05/04/2001
AC/DC, Buckcherry - Pepsi Arena (Albany, NY) – 05/07/2001
U2, PJ Harvey - Pepsi Arena (Albany) – 06-02-2001
Aerosmith, Fuel - Saratoga Performing Arts Center (Saratoga Springs, NY) – 06-08-2001
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Jackson Browne - Saratoga Performing Arts Center (Saratoga Springs, NY) – 07-07-2001
The Black Crowes - West Springfield, MA - Eastern States Exposition (Springfield, MA) - 09/30/2001
Megadeth, Endo - The Webster Theatre (Hartford, CT) – 10-10-2001
Ozzy Osbourne, Rob Zombie, Mudvayne - Worcester Centrum (Worcester, MA) – 12-15-2001
Billy Joel and Elton John - Hartford Civic Center (Hartford, CT) – 02-08-2002
Motörhead, Morbid Angel, Speedealer, Today’s the Day, Deadwait - The Webster Theatre (Hartford, CT) – 04-23-2002
Motörhead, Morbid Angel, Speedealer, Today’s the Day, Deadwait - Worcester Palladium (Worcester, MA) – 04-27-2002
Ozzfest 2002 – Ozzy Osbourne, System of a Down, Rob Zombie, P.O.D., Drowning Pool, Adema, Black Label Society - Meadows Amphitheatre (Hartford, CT) – 07-13-2002
The Who, Robert Plant - Tweeter Center (Mansfield, MA) – 07-26-2002
Allman Brothers Band - Meadows Amphitheatre (Hartford, CT) – 08-13-2002
Slayer, Soulfly - Worcester Palladium (Worcester, MA) – 08-17-2002
David Lee Roth, Sammy Hagar - Meadows Amphitheatre (Hartford, CT), 08-22-2002
Rolling Stones, Pretenders - Fleet Center (Boston MA) – 09-03-2002
Black Label Society, Brand New Sin, Hammerfist, Pile, Vicious Circle - The Webster Theatre (Hartford, CT) – 09-17-2002
Rolling Stones, Pretenders - Giants Stadium (East Rutherford, NJ) – 09-28-2002
Rolling Stones, Strokes - Hartford Civic Center (Hartford, CT) – 10-05-2002
Alice Cooper - Boston Orpheum (Boston, MA) – 10-31-2002
Bruce Springsteen and E-Street Band - Pepsi Arena (Albany, NY) – 12-13-2002
Rolling Stones, Ryan Adams - Fleet Center (Boston, MA) – 01-12-2003
Rolling Stones, Ryan Adams - Madison Square Garden (New York City, NY) - 01-18-2003
Halford, Immortal, Primal Fear, Amon Amarth, Carnal Forge, Pain Museum - Webster Theatre (Hartford, CT) - 05-01-2003
Motörhead, Anthrax - Worcester Palladium (Worcester, MA) – 05-09-2003
Metallica, Limp Bizkit, Linkin Park, Deftones, Mudvayne - Giants Stadium (East Rutherford, NJ) - 07-08-2003
Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band - Giants Stadium (East Rutherford, NJ) – 07-18-2003
Iron Maiden, Dio, Motörhead - Meadows Amphitheatre (Hartford, CT), 07-22-2003
Aerosmith/KISS, Saliva - Meadows Amphitheatre (Hartford, CT), 08-02-2003
Ozzfest 2003 – Ozzy Osbourne, Korn, Disturbed, Marilyn Manson, Chevelle - Meadows Amphitheatre (Hartford, CT), 08-09-2003
Slayer, Hatebreed, Arch Enemy, Dry Kill Logic - Worcester Palladium (Worcester, MA) – 10-17-2003
Iron Maiden, Arch Enemy - Hammerstein Ballroom (New York City, NY) – 01-23-2004
Ozzfest 2004 – Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, Slayer, Dimmu Borgir, Superjoint Ritual, Black Label Society - Meadows Amphitheatre (Hartford, CT), 07-10-2004
Rush - Meadows Amphitheatre (Hartford, CT), 07-10-2004
McBrain Damage, Killjoy - The Webster Theatre (Hartford, CT) – 09-04-2004
Dio/Anthrax/Fireball Ministry - Worcester Palladium – 10-01-2004
Slayer/Killswitch Engage/Mastodon - Worcester Palladium (Worcester, MA) - 11/13/2004
Black Label Society/Meldrum - Webster Theatre (Hartford, CT) - 04/03/2005
Kreator/Vader - Webster Theatre (Hartford, CT) - 04/04/2005
Overkill - Webster Theatre (Hartford, CT) - 04/24/2005
Judas Priest, Queensryche - Mohegan Sun Arena (Uncasville, CT) – 06-11-2005
WASP, Stephen Pearcy, LA Guns, Metal Church - Webster Theatre (Hartford, CT) – 07-14-2005
Ozzfest 2005 – Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden, Mudvayne, Shadows Fall, Black Label Society, In Flames, Rob Zombie - Meadows Amphitheatre (Hartford, CT) - 07-17-2005
Iron Maiden, Mastodon - Molson Amphitheatre (Toronto, ON) - 8-03-2005
Rolling Stones, Maroon 5 - Rentschler Field (Hartford, CT) - 8-26-2005
Journey - Saratoga Performing Arts Center (Saratoga Springs, NY) - 08-27-2005
Exodus, 3 Inches of Blood, Crisis - Webster Theatre (Hartford, CT) - 10-16-2005
Def Leppard, Journey - Saratoga Performing Arts Center (Saratoga Springs, NY) - 09-16-2006
Iron Maiden, Bullet For My Valentine - Dodge Music Center (Hartford, CT) - 10-04-2006
Slayer - Mid Hudson Civic Center (Poughkeepsie, NY) - 02-10-2007
Heaven and Hell, Megadeth, Machinehead - Mohegan Sun Arena (Uncasville, CT) -05-15-2007
Rush - Mohegan Sun Arena (Uncasville, CT) -07-09-2007
Roger Waters - Dodge Music Center (Hartford, CT) - 07-10-2007
Heaven and Hell, Alice Cooper - Mohegan Sun Arena (Uncasville, CT) -09-07-2007
Maroon 5, The Hive, Sara Bareilles - Mohegan Sun Arena (Uncasville, CT) -10-12-2007
Iron Maiden - Izod Center (East Rutherford, NJ) - 03-14-2008
Iron Maiden, Lauren Harris - Tweeter Center (Mansfield, MA) -07-20-2008
Rush - Mohegan Sun Arena (Uncasville, CT) -07-07-2008
Judas Priest, Heaven and Hell, Testament - Mohegan Sun Arena (Uncasville, CT) -08-15-2008
Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band - XL Center (Hartford, CT) - 04-24-2009
Judas Priest, Whitesnake, Pop Evil - Chevrolet Theater (Wallingford, CT) - 07-05-2009
Heaven and Hell, Coheed and Cambria - Chevrolet Theater (Wallingford, CT) - 08-27-2009
Mastodon, Between the Buried and Me, Baroness, Valient Thorr - Webster Theatre (Hartford, CT) - 04-24-2010
Iron Maiden, Dream Theater - Madison Square Garden (New York City, NY) - 07-12-2010
Rush - Mohegan Sun Arena (Uncasville, CT) -07-19-2010
Maroon 5, Owl City - Bank of America Pavillion (Boston, MA) - 08-09-2010
Slayer, Megadeth, Testament - Chevrolet Theater (Wallingford, CT) - 08-16-2010
Motörhead, Clutch, Valient Thorr - House of Blues Boston (Boston, MA) - 03-01-2011
Avenged Sevenfold, Three Days Grace, Sevendust - Times Union center (Albany, NY) - 04-30-2011
Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, Anthrax - Yankee Stadium (New York City, NY) - 09-14-2011
Anthrax, Testament, Death Angel - Worcester Palladium (Worcester, MA) - 11-11-2011
Judas Priest, Black Label Society, Thin Lizzy - Tsongas Center (Lowell, MA) - 11-20-2011
Megadeth, Motörhead, Volbeat, Lacuna Coil - Mohegan Sun Arena (Uncasville, CT) - 01-27-2012
Tool, Yob - Mohegan Sun Arena (Uncasville, CT) - 01-31-2012
Van Halen, Kool and the Gang - Mohegan Sun Arena (Uncasville, CT) - 03-03-2012
Iron Maiden, Alice Cooper - Comcast Center (Mansfield, MA) - 06-26-2012
Roger Waters - XL Center (Hartford, CT) - 06-29-2012
Mayhem Fest - Slipknot, Slayer, Motörhead, Anthrax - Dodge Music Center (Hartford, CT) - 08-05-2012
Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band - Gillette Stadium (Foxborough, MA) - 08-18-2012
KISS, Mötley Crue - Dodge Music Center (Hartford, CT) - 09-23-2012
Rush - Webster Bank Arena (Bridgeport, CT) - 10-10-2012
Black Sabbath, Andrew WK - Mohegan Sun Arena (Uncasville, CT) - 08-08-2013
Kreator, Overkill - Worcester Palladium (Worcester, MA) - 11-01-2013
Slayer, Gojira, 4arm - Chevrolet Theater (Wallingford, CT) - 11-26-2013
Black Label Society, Down, The Devil You Know, Butcher Babies - Worcester Palladium (Worcester, MA) - 05-08-2014
Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band - - Mohegan Sun Arena (Uncasville, CT) - 05-17-2014
Willie Nelson, Alison Krauss and Union Station, Kacey Musgraves - Simsbury PAC (Simsbury, CT) - 06-15-2014
Overkill, Prong, Driven Mad - Webster Theatre (Hartford, CT) - 09-27-2014
Judas Priest, Steel Panther - Foxwoods Grand Theater (Mashantucket, CT) - 10-11-2014
Fleetwood Mac - XL Center (Hartford, CT) - 11-01-2014
New England Metal and Hardcore Festival - Exodus, Nuclear Assault - Worcester Palladium (Worcester, MA) - 04-18-2015
Rush - TD Garden (Boston, MA) - 06-23-2015
U2 - TD Garden (Boston, MA) - 07-11-2015
Van Halen, Kenny Wayne Shepherd - Xfinity Theatre (Hartford, CT) - 08-11-2015
Down - Webster Theatre (Hartford, CT) - 08-12-2015
AC/DC, Vintage Trouble - Gillette Stadium (Foxborough, MA) - 08-22-2015
Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band - XL Center (Hartford, CT) - 02-10-2016
Iron Maiden, The Raven's Age - Madison Square Garden (New York City, NY) - 03-30-2016

Re: Partly OT: Can You Remember Every Concert You Saw?
Posted by: ab ()
Date: May 30, 2016 16:12

I see live music about 40 times a year. I've seen nearly everyone I wanted to, notable exceptions being Tom Waits and Nirvana (too late for that one). I've saved the ticket stub for every show where I got one since my first concert (Mountain NYC 12/31/73). I pretty much remember all of 'em.

Re: Partly OT: Can You Remember Every Concert You Saw?
Posted by: kovach ()
Date: May 30, 2016 19:38

I can't list them all, but when I hear someone I've seen I can recall something about the concert.

I do have 99% of my ticket stubs, I'd have to list them all.

Between those, free events, music festivals, I've probably been to 300+ shows!

Re: Partly OT: Can You Remember Every Concert You Saw?
Posted by: Night Manager ()
Date: May 31, 2016 21:39

Until recently, I was sure to remember every concert I ever saw, though it could be up to a thousand over the last forty years (well, maybe 500).
I`ve got tickets for Black Sabbath in Vienna in June, as I was certain never to have witnessed them before. Friend of mine just assured me, I DID see them in the seventies, in their incarnation with Ian Gillan as singer. No memory, completely wiped. Probably for the better...

Re: Partly OT: Can You Remember Every Concert You Saw?
Posted by: keefriff99 ()
Date: May 31, 2016 21:41

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Night Manager
Until recently, I was sure to remember every concert I ever saw, though it could be up to a thousand over the last forty years (well, maybe 500).
I`ve got tickets for Black Sabbath in Vienna in June, as I was certain never to have witnessed them before. Friend of mine just assured me, I DID see them in the seventies, in their incarnation with Ian Gillan as singer. No memory, completely wiped. Probably for the better...
Gillan fronted Sabbath in the early '80s...Born Again came out in 1983.

Re: Partly OT: Can You Remember Every Concert You Saw?
Posted by: Night Manager ()
Date: May 31, 2016 23:04

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keefriff99
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Night Manager
Until recently, I was sure to remember every concert I ever saw, though it could be up to a thousand over the last forty years (well, maybe 500).
I`ve got tickets for Black Sabbath in Vienna in June, as I was certain never to have witnessed them before. Friend of mine just assured me, I DID see them in the seventies, in their incarnation with Ian Gillan as singer. No memory, completely wiped. Probably for the better...
Gillan fronted Sabbath in the early '80s...Born Again came out in 1983.
...thanks for the correction. It´s a bit of a blur, god knows what else I got wrong. But I`m guite sure it was in Düsseldorf, on a bill with many other acts, and quite unremarkable.

Re: Partly OT: Can You Remember Every Concert You Saw?
Posted by: jambay ()
Date: June 1, 2016 00:42

I remember a Queen concert from (I think 1979). We were 4th row center, it a was spectacular rocking great time. Back then I used to take(sneak) my 35mm camera in to all the shows and take great shots of everyone, and that night I took a ton of awesome pictures.

I was excited to see them (back in the day it took a week to get your color pictures back from the lab) but when I when to pick them up the guy said there would be no charge, which sounded good at first, but then he said... "no charge because the roll was empty".

That night I remember dealing with security and opening my camera to show them yadda yadda yadda... and when later I went to re-attach the film I did not properly attach the roll to the spooler. It was heart breaking, but it was the only time it ever happened.

The good part is I can recall what a lot of those pictures looked like (in my mind) from when I took them... and years later I obtained not only great pictures someone else took of that tour, but also the full concert on video.

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