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Re: O.T. Your best live gigs you have been to.
Posted by: jbwelda ()
Date: June 15, 2021 19:23

Loud doesn't really do it for me but the loudest show I ever saw was the Clash at Memorial Auditorium in Sacramento. I swear they tried to push the everpresent echo right out the front door by turning everything to 11. Not one of my fave shows by far but my f'in ears hurt for a week after that mess.

Would also have to mention as a fave Squeeze at the Cal Expo Amphitheater. I was riding my bike after work out on the off road bike trail along the river and I heard some familiar song, Pulling Mussels From the Shell or whatever it was called, rode over to the levee and sat there listening for the rest of their set. Was a fun, free evening and really made me appreciate them a lot more than I did.

jb

Re: O.T. Your best live gigs you have been to.
Posted by: Paddy ()
Date: June 15, 2021 21:09

A few off the top of my head...

Guns N Roses - Slane Castle 1992
Oasis & REM - Slane Castle 1995
Oasis - Cork 1996
Sex Pistols - Finsbury Park 1996
Black Sabbath - Astoria London 1999
Rolling Stones - Wembley 99
Rolling Stones - Dublin 2003 (both shows were killer)
Motorhead - Dublin 2002
DKT/MC5- 100 club London
Black sabbath - Donnington 2005
Live 8 - Hyde Park London 2005
Iron Maiden - Dublin 1993
AC/DC - Dublin 1996
Alice in Chains - Dublin 1993
Neil Young - Dublin 1996
Pearl Jam & Neil Young - Slane Castle 1993
The Stooges- Dublin 2007



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Re: O.T. Your best live gigs you have been to.
Posted by: DGA35 ()
Date: June 15, 2021 22:48

Off the top of my head, won't mention the 6 Stones shows:

Van Halen - 1981 Vancouver. 3 Oakland videos were recorded a couple weeks after
Springsteen -1984 Vancouver Born In The USA tour
Van Halen 1984 Van. Last Canadian show with original band
Scorpions/Iron Maiden/Girlschool - 1982 Van. 3 great young metal bands
Judas Priest 1982 Vancouver - first arena headlining tour
AC/DC 1983 Van - opening night Flick of the Switch tour
Deep Purple 1985 Van - Perfect Strangers reunion, getting to see Blackmore/Paice
Def Leppard 1988 Van. Hysteria tour, in the round, great show
Mellencamp 1988 Van. peak of his popularity on Lonesome Jubilee tour
U2 1992 Van. Achtung Baby tour, night Clinton was elected President
Keith R.1993 Van. Orpheum Theatre an awesome show.
Aerosmith/Skid Row 1990 Van great show
Elton/Billy Joel 2001 Van - great double bill
McCartney 2012/2016/2019 Van. - from never seeing him to 3 times in 8 years!
Springsteen 2012 - night after McCartney show
Alice Cooper 2012 - 2 weeks before McCartney - row 2 Queen E Theatre Orianthi on guitar
Van Halen 2007 - great to see Ed and DLR together again.
Aerosmith/Joan Jett 2010- Joan is awesome
KISS 2019 opening night of their "current" farewell tour, great visual spectacle
The Who 2015 - cleanest sounding show I've heard at Rogers Arena in Van.
PINK 2018, 2019 - Van. Don't know many of her songs but amazing in concert. Would definitely pay to see her again.
Iron Maiden 2019 Van. Legacy of the Beast tour so lots of hits.

Re: O.T. Your best live gigs you have been to.
Posted by: Iggyrichards ()
Date: June 16, 2021 00:24

Keith: in Seattle,WA 1992
Stevie Ray Vaughn with Bonnie Rait: Seattle, WA 1986
Stones: San Franscisco, CA 1981
Van Halen: Seattle, WA 1982
Steve Vai: Seattle, WA 2005

Re: O.T. Your best live gigs you have been to.
Posted by: Rocktiludrop ()
Date: June 16, 2021 02:10

So many great shows over the years with so many artists but these shows were the best for me that stick out of my mind.

Keith 92' Town & Country Club.
Stones 90' Wembley Stadium
Clapton Royal Albert Hall
The WHO Wembley Arena
Stones 95 Paris & Wembley
Stones 99' Wembley
Stones 03' Wembley Arena



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Re: O.T. Your best live gigs you have been to.
Posted by: EddieByword ()
Date: June 16, 2021 02:38

In no particular order after the Stones

Stones - Earl's court '76
Stones - Knebworth '76
Stones - Bristol '82
Stones - Dublin, Cardiff, Twickenham - 2018 + Toronto 2019
Stones - Cardiff - 1990

Ian Dury & the blockheads - Hammersmith Odeon 12.8.1979
Bob Dylan - Blackbushe - 1978
Peter Tosh - Cardiff - 1978
Frank Zappa & The Tubes - Knebworth 1978
Lou Reed - Hammersmith Odeon April 1992
The Who - Swansea 1976
New Barbarians - Knebworth - 11.8.1979 - Led Zep headlined here but a bit dry for my liking, much preferred Ian Dury the next day in London.



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Re: O.T. Your best live gigs you have been to.
Posted by: rockdoc8885 ()
Date: June 16, 2021 02:42

Wow. Great shows listed by everyone.

I’ll start with my favorite artists/bands and then specific shows that might not be my favorite bands

Favorite Stones show. Opening Night of Steel wheels tour or seeing them in Hershey in 2005 where I could almost walk to the stadium.
AC/DC ball breaker Tour introduced by Beavis and Butthead
Guns and Roses Hershey 2017
U2 Joshua Tree 30 th Anniversary 2017
Elton John 2019
Bruce Born in the USA in Philly
Roger Waters performing The Wall on Veterans Day in Philly 2011
Can Halen 1984 tour

Re: O.T. Your best live gigs you have been to.
Posted by: Shawn20 ()
Date: June 16, 2021 04:06

July 13, 1978 was life changing. Van Halen, Doobie Brothers and the Rolling Stones in the middle of the Some Girls tour. To see a young Eddie Van Halen burn the place down was incredible. The Doobie Brothers were also great - but the Stones were just red hot. Surpassed all of my expectations.

Re: O.T. Your best live gigs you have been to.
Posted by: terraplane ()
Date: June 16, 2021 04:26

The Who 2009

Re: O.T. Your best live gigs you have been to.
Posted by: DGA35 ()
Date: June 16, 2021 07:06

Quote
Shawn20
July 13, 1978 was life changing. Van Halen, Doobie Brothers and the Rolling Stones in the middle of the Some Girls tour. To see a young Eddie Van Halen burn the place down was incredible. The Doobie Brothers were also great - but the Stones were just red hot. Surpassed all of my expectations.

Superdome!

Re: O.T. Your best live gigs you have been to.
Posted by: BowieStone ()
Date: June 16, 2021 07:18

D’Angelo, Brussels 2015

Re: O.T. Your best live gigs you have been to.
Posted by: BeastyBurdeny ()
Date: June 16, 2021 07:29

David Bowie Edmonton 2004
Deep Purple 2004
Robert Plant Edmonton 2005
Doors of the 21st Century 2005
Black Sabbath Auburn 2005
Queen Paul Rodgers Vancouver 2006
The Who Edmonton 2006, Vancouver 2017, 2019
Dio Sabbath Edmonton 2007
Eric Clapton Calgary 2007
Neil Young Calgary 2008, Edmonton 2009, 2010
Roger Waters Vancouver 2012, 2017
The Zombies Vancouver 2017
Queen Adam Lamber Calgary 2014, Vancouver 2017, 2019
Roling Stones Seattle 2019

Re: O.T. Your best live gigs you have been to.
Posted by: SomeGuy ()
Date: June 16, 2021 17:33

Led Zeppelin London 2007

Re: O.T. Your best live gigs you have been to.
Posted by: Chitown23 ()
Date: June 16, 2021 17:45

Wow, these lists are so impressive!

Here are some of my faves: All Chicago shows.
Stones at Aragon 2002.
Tom Petty and the HB at Vic 2003.
Smashing Pumpkins final show at Metro. 2000.
Jesus Lizard at Metro. 2017.
Kings of Leon at Metro. 2005.
Bob Dylan at The Vic. 2004.
Pearl Jam at Soldier Field. 1995.
Prince at Allstate Arena. 2004.
Roger Waters DSOM 2006 and The Wall 2010.
Rage Against the Machine at Alpine Valley. 2007.
Paul McCartney at United Ctr. 2002.
Jane's Addiction at Aragon. 1997.

Can't wait to add more memorable shows to the list!



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Re: O.T. Your best live gigs you have been to.
Date: June 16, 2021 18:28

I'll go with Pink Floyd "The Wall" at Nassau.

Dire Straits in 1979 at Georgetown University.

Jeff Beck when he opened with Freeway Jam.

For the Stones show I'll take the 1978 Warner Theatre or the 1981 Fox theatre. There is nothing like seeing them on a smaller stage.

The David Gilmour solo tour in 1984 was also memorable.

Re: O.T. Your best live gigs you have been to.
Posted by: 24FPS ()
Date: June 16, 2021 21:11

I'll keep it to 5

1) Willie Nelson at the Hollywood Bowl, performing the entirety of his 'Stardust' album, with a 20 piece orchestra, followed by his greatest hits. 2018 I think.

2) Allman Brothers, Atlanta, July 1971. Duane Allman's last appearance in Atlanta.

3) Rolling Stones, Anaheim 1999. Keith and Charlie were on fire. Never were again like this.

4) Prince, 1985, Purple Rain Tour. Genius at work.

5) Bruce Springsteen, 1978. Convention Center, Indianapolis. Spirits in the Night indeed. Brought two strippers onstage for blow out version of Tenth Avenue Freeze Out.

Re: O.T. Your best live gigs you have been to.
Posted by: Bungo ()
Date: June 16, 2021 23:12

Hershey eh. That used to be my home town when I was young. Saw a lot of great shows there in the early seventies.

Re: O.T. Your best live gigs you have been to.
Posted by: Bungo ()
Date: June 16, 2021 23:14

Quote
DGA35
Quote
Shawn20
July 13, 1978 was life changing. Van Halen, Doobie Brothers and the Rolling Stones in the middle of the Some Girls tour. To see a young Eddie Van Halen burn the place down was incredible. The Doobie Brothers were also great - but the Stones were just red hot. Surpassed all of my expectations.

Superdome!

I was also at that show. (too big)

Re: O.T. Your best live gigs you have been to.
Posted by: jbwelda ()
Date: June 16, 2021 23:38

here are some of the best shows I ever witnessed especially the late night dancehall featuring authentic JA and UK sound systems.

https://www.snwmf.com/archives.php

Might not be a whole lot of appreciation for this here, but there are giants of the world amongst them, many sadly departed.

jb

Re: O.T. Your best live gigs you have been to.
Posted by: Dougratajczak87 ()
Date: June 17, 2021 00:06

I'm jealous of SomeGuy having been at the Zeppelin show at the O2 in 2007!



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Re: O.T. Your best live gigs you have been to.
Posted by: Dougratajczak87 ()
Date: June 17, 2021 00:09

Quote
Chitown23
Wow, these lists are so impressive!

Here are some of my faves: All Chicago shows.
Stones at Aragon 2002.
Tom Petty and the HB at Vic 2003.
Smashing Pumpkins final show at Metro. 2000.
Jesus Lizard at Metro. 2017.
Kings of Leon at Metro. 2005.
Bob Dylan at The Vic. 2004.
Pearl Jam at Soldier Field. 1995.
Prince at Allstate Arena. 2004.
Roger Waters DSOM 2006 and The Wall 2010.
Rage Against the Machine at Alpine Valley. 2007.
Paul McCartney at United Ctr. 2002.
Jane's Addiction at Aragon. 1997.

Can't wait to add more memorable shows to the list!

Chicago person here as well.

Went to the Roger Waters DSOM 2006 at Tinley. Saw Stones 2002 at Comiskey, along with Paul at United Center in 2005. Also went to Dylan shows in 2004 but went to the Aragon show.

Just missed the age needed to get into Tom Petty at the Vic in 03. Believe it was 18+ and was 16.

Saw Rage at Lolla in 08 after missing the Alpine show above in 07.

Lots of great bands listed there.

Re: O.T. Your best live gigs you have been to.
Posted by: dmay ()
Date: June 17, 2021 00:36

Springsteen, Born In The USA tour, 1984 if I remember the year right, Cap Centre, Largo, Maryland, loud, long and what a night

The David Bromberg Band, Music Instrument Museum, Phoenix, AZ - a wonderful merry go round of Americana, blues, rock'n'roll, all in a 300 seat theater

Johnny Rivers, Celebrity Theater, Phoenix, AZ - many hits but some surprises and great playing

Bruce Springsteen Seeger Sessions Tour, Phoenix, AZ, 2006 if I remember the year right - a small crowd, a 2 and a half hour show, something magical going on musically, my daughter called Springsteen god after the show was over

Marty Stuart and band, Music Instrument Museum, Phoenix - superb band, country/Americana/bluegrass and hot guitar pickin'

Neil Young - Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, MD - The electric/operatic Greendale tour, acoustic around the time of Keep On Rocking In The Free World

Keith Richards - first solo tour show at DAR Constitution Hall, Washington, D.C., followed by Tower Theater, Philladelphia

These are quick thoughts. Other great gigs come to mind: early Elton John before he became glitter; early Rod Stewart still with the Faces; The Band; the Allman Brothers; Arlo Guthrie and Pete Seeger on tour together; Joni; Sheryl Crow supporting her second album; the late Johnnie Copeland; Bobby Blue Bland; Hall and Oates; and more. Wow. Hard to pick a best or bests.

Re: O.T. Your best live gigs you have been to.
Posted by: crawdaddy ()
Date: June 17, 2021 01:25

I could look for hours going through all the posts here and then trying to find the gigs on youtube, and see what's there. smileys with beer

After I posted about my favourite gigs........ which were all The Rolling Stones, I remembered many other gigs such as Walter Trout at really small venues at Worcester Park Tavern , Sutton Football Club and last time I saw him was at The Astoria in London with The Hamsters and that great guy Carvin Jones, with his pals on bass and drums.
A great show I will always remember.

Another one is Mick Taylor and his band in a very small venue in Budapest back in the 90's.
Also Mick Taylor way back, at Sutton Football Club and also the gig in 2003 when he played at The 100 Club before,or after, the Stones Astoria gig.

Again, on my trip to Vegas many years ago to see The Stones at the MGM Grand, seeing Walter Trout and his band performing at the hotel I was staying in.

The Yardbirds at small venues in S.W. London in the 90's onwards with Detroit John Idan in the lineup.

Met him a few times at The Grey Horse Pub in Kingston when he was just there for the music,which was the great local venue for live music,especially on a Sunday afternoon.

Also I have to say, the really great gig in Twickenham on a Sunday afternoon and evening, as a tribute to Art Wood in March 2007, with his brother Ron and so many great's of music in the U.K. since the 60's,paying their respects and playing to remember Art Wood. smileys with beer

Re: O.T. Your best live gigs you have been to.
Posted by: EddieByword ()
Date: June 17, 2021 03:10

Quote
EddieByword
In no particular order after the Stones

Stones - Earl's court '76
Stones - Knebworth '76
Stones - Bristol '82
Stones - Dublin, Cardiff, Twickenham - 2018 + Toronto 2019
Stones - Cardiff - 1990

Ian Dury & the blockheads - Hammersmith Odeon 12.8.1979
Bob Dylan - Blackbushe - 1978
Peter Tosh - Cardiff - 1978
Frank Zappa & The Tubes - Knebworth 1978
Lou Reed - Hammersmith Odeon April 1992
The Who - Swansea 1976
New Barbarians - Knebworth - 11.8.1979 - Led Zep headlined here but a bit dry for my liking, much preferred Ian Dury the next day in London.

Biggest regret at not seeing...............Humble Pie

Re: O.T. Your best live gigs you have been to.
Posted by: triceratops ()
Date: June 17, 2021 04:49

Notable-

John Cipploina solo with his band. At a small club. He played his scintillating riffs he was known for on "Who Do You Love" and others from Quicksilver.

[www.youtube.com]

Re: O.T. Your best live gigs you have been to.
Posted by: Strike ()
Date: June 17, 2021 06:02

Quote
BowieStone
D’Angelo, Brussels 2015

Saw him in Cologne that year, simply fantastic. Would love to see him again, but I´m not sure we´ll get that chance...

Re: O.T. Your best live gigs you have been to.
Posted by: bakersfield ()
Date: June 17, 2021 22:13

Low Cut Connie in a York pub in 2019. Incredible show.
Springsteen Leeds Arena 2013, Sheffield 1988, Manchester Apollo 1996 among others
The Who at the Rainbow theatre London 1980
Southside Johnny and the Asbury Dukes at Holmfirth Picturedrome, various years
The Stones Wembley Stadium '82 and '90, and Wembley Arena 2003 ( I was at the Astoria but the arena show two days later was much better)[/b]
JD McPherson - Rooster Festival 2017
Barrence Whitfield and the Savages - Fibbers, York 2016

Re: O.T. Your best live gigs you have been to.
Posted by: dmay ()
Date: June 17, 2021 23:26

Wow. Quicksilver Messenger Service gets a mention. One of the major bands to come out of the San Francisco psychedelic era. Nicky Hopkins was a member of the band for a couple of years. They made some really great music.

Re: O.T. Your best live gigs you have been to.
Posted by: jbwelda ()
Date: June 17, 2021 23:44

Quicksilver: I was going to mention seeing them around the Mill Valley area a few times back in the day with Nicky Hopkins on piano. One time in particular in a grove of trees out by Inverness, and another at this little dumpy musicians bar in Mill Valley a couple nights. Mike Bloomfield and Nick Gravanites used to hang out there regularly. Quicksilver were always special though, especially when their singer Dino Valente got out of prison. A lot of people didn't like his style but he sang some great stuff with them.

jb

Re: O.T. Your best live gigs you have been to.
Posted by: 2000 LYFH ()
Date: June 17, 2021 23:45

Quote
EddieByword
Quote
EddieByword
In no particular order after the Stones

Stones - Earl's court '76
Stones - Knebworth '76
Stones - Bristol '82
Stones - Dublin, Cardiff, Twickenham - 2018 + Toronto 2019
Stones - Cardiff - 1990

Ian Dury & the blockheads - Hammersmith Odeon 12.8.1979
Bob Dylan - Blackbushe - 1978
Peter Tosh - Cardiff - 1978
Frank Zappa & The Tubes - Knebworth 1978
Lou Reed - Hammersmith Odeon April 1992
The Who - Swansea 1976
New Barbarians - Knebworth - 11.8.1979 - Led Zep headlined here but a bit dry for my liking, much preferred Ian Dury the next day in London.

Biggest regret at not seeing...............Humble Pie

I was lucky to see them twice (both after Frampton left unfortunately). First time in 1973 at MSG in NYC (Black Oak Arkansas opened up). Second time in 1976 at Nassau Coliseum on LI. What a voice Steve had...

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