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What was your favorite concert of all time and why?

Discussion in 'Rock Lounge' started by cnbpjb, Jul 17, 2005.

  1. BobB

    BobB Junior Member

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    The first time I saw Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band at the old Milwaukee Arena in October, 1980. I clearly remember -- show began at 8:50 pm, 30 song set, Clarence Clemons received a standing ovation after his sax solo in "Jungleland", the joy and emotion ran non-stop, and the show wrapped up at 12:10 am after a wild "Detroit Medley" in the encore. I had never seen anything like it. I've seen just about every band I've ever wanted to see since then, including Bruce many more times, and I still have to say that no one puts on a better live concert than the mighty E Streeters.
     
  2. JoJo90

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    Mine had to be back in 2008 when my then Boyfriend and my Best Friend and her then boyfriend flew to New York City to celebrate my 18th birthday which happened 9 days prior. We went to see my favorite band AC/DC the Black Ice Tour and needless to say I was pretty drunk. The concert was on November 12th 2008. It was an amazing time. After the show we all went back to New Yorker Hotel and I remember my ex boyfriend shook me all night long. One of the best days of my life.
     
  3. HippinHippie

    HippinHippie Flower Power

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    It was July 12, 2013 just 6 days after I turned 16 that I got to see Sir Paul McCartney at Nationals Park in Washington D.C.. What made it so special was well it was freaking SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY.
     
  4. Powerage

    Powerage Let There Be Rock!

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    Status Quo Hammersmith Apollo, London 15th, 16th March 2013 & 28th, 29th, 31st March 2014. All 5 nights at Hammersmith. Best 5 nights of my life.
     
  5. Black Dahlia

    Black Dahlia A Seasoned Witch

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    Pink Floyd
    Exhibition Stadium in Toronto, Ontario
    May 13, 1988

    (for those who don't know, "CNE Stadium" was an open-air stadium.)

    My friend called me that Friday when I got out of work. She asked if I wanted
    to drive up to Toronto to see Floyd. I said "hell, yeah!"
    (She had tried to buy tickets at the supermarket service desk on the
    freak chance there would still be some available and there were!)

    A run through the shower, and she was there to pick me up. I remember
    stopping at a local restaurant in Niagara Falls, NY to grab something
    to eat on the way. Hair and makeup done on the QEW. Got stuck
    in traffic outside the city, but got there in time to grab our seats waay
    in the back directly opposite the mammoth stage.

    It was a bit cool but not too much. The sun going down, the stars coming out.
    The breeze was fresh and clean... it was the perfect evening to see Pink Floyd outdoors.

    The white-noise synth backdrop of SOYCD faded in from nothing,
    and with the first keyboard notes I had goosebumps. That whole intro
    was... amazing. I am at a loss for words to describe it.

    My fav part was the second solo in Comfortably Numb. That giant mirror
    ball raising, spinning, turning and opening up like a flower, then rotating;
    all in perfect synch to Dave playing that great, emotional solo.

    I remember seeing Skydome under construction but thought nothing of it,
    being so enthralled with the concert.

    I still call that the best concert of my life, due to who it was, the circumstances
    by which I got there, and the feeling I had all the way through.
     
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  6. Phil B.

    Phil B. Far Out Man!

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    @Black Dahlia That's a great recollection! I need to add mine here soon.

    I totally identify with you concerning the "perfect storm" of events that make these events a transcendent moment in time. :grinthumb

     
  7. Mike75

    Mike75 Rocker

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    AC/DC 1991 Never saw a show before or since put out as much energy live......
     
  8. Sox

    Sox Avoiding The Swan Song

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    There's quite a few contenders for this over the years but I think I have to go with Page and Plant at Sheffield Arena. The show was unlike anything I've seen and the audience were crazy for it.
     
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    Vehicle Aging Metalhead

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    Iron Maiden.

    Went in with two canteens on my belt, filled with Jack Daniels

    So close to the stage that Tommy Lee, (Crue opened) handed me the rest of his Heineken when Crue took their bow.

    So close my hands were on the stage.

    So close I high fived Bruce Dickinson.

    So close I could see the shadow of my hand on Steve Harris' bass.

    So close I had to look straight up to see Eddie because he was literally hanging over me.

    Walked out with two empty canteens.

    Walked out with an Adrian Smith sweatband.(which I promptly lost at the train station)

    Walked out with a genuine chewed up, used in concert, Nikko McBrain drumstick.:oy:

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  10. hairmetalmusic.com

    hairmetalmusic.com www.hairmetalmusic.com

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    Will probably always be the first show ever - it's such a mindblowing experience for a kid to see his first live rock show.

    So for me it was Bon Jovi and Skid Row when I was just a mere teenager.
    Then seeing Guns n Roses during Axl's big comeback tour back in 2001 or 2002.

    And always the last show. Saw Hardcore Superstar from the front row at the famous Whisky A-Go-Go. Amazing show, Hardcore is as good live as any rock band out there right now.
     

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