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Old 02-27-2015, 06:26 PM   #1
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What concerts have you been to?

DW and I are heading to the Alan Jackson concert tonight so I thought I would start a thread on what concerts everyone has been to over the years.


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Old 02-27-2015, 06:39 PM   #2
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Recently in past few years, a few nostalgia tours:
The Beach Boys
Jimmy Buffett
Steve Winwood + Tom Petty
Trans-Siberian Orchestra

plus some new things say at House of Blues and private in-home concerts (see https://fanswell.com )
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Old 02-27-2015, 06:46 PM   #3
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Always enjoy concerts, especially in a nice outdoor setting. This year DGF and I went to:
Hot Tuna ( 2 shows, one acoustic, one electric)
Joan Jett
Ringo's All Starr Band
Poor Mans Whiskey
Asleep at the Wheel
Hall & Oates
New Riders of the Purple Sage
Govt. Mule
Moody Blues
Parliament / Funkadelic

Sure I'm forgetting a few here and there. Only one not to good one all year.


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Old 02-27-2015, 06:51 PM   #4
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I went to many great concerts in the SF Bay area back in the 1960's, many at the Filmore West.

I went to the Altamont festival/concert back in the summer of 1969. If you don't recall what happened there, Wikipedia has a summary.

Altamont Free Concert - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

I was up in front, about 30 feet from the stage and close to the worst of the violence. I couldn't move away from it because of the masses of humanity that were crushing in on all of us.

After that, I decided I would never attend a concert without assigned seats. I attended a Creedence Clearwater concert the next year with assigned seats, and it was OK, but I felt pretty claustrophobic.

I don't think I have been to any live concerts since. There is a lot of informal street music here in New Orleans, and I enjoy pausing to listen when I am down in the French Quarter. Really, great and legendary music is everywhere here and I think it is impossible to want for music in this town.
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What concerts have you been to?

I used to have a job in college seating people at concerts (back when people stayed in their seats.) I saw everyone in the late 60's, early 70's. I stopped going after they changed to festival seating. I saw Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, the Who, Chicago, Cream, Creedance Clearwater, Led Zepplin, Simon and Garfunkel snd many more.


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Old 02-27-2015, 07:19 PM   #6
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In the past few years (maybe ten?):
Wilco
Dylan
Charlie Hunter
Dr. Dog
Edward Sharpe
Beck
Counting Crows
Stanley Jordan
Paco DeLucia
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Old 02-27-2015, 07:19 PM   #7
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My last one was Ian Anderson (of Jethro Tull fame). I guess he and Martin Barr had a falling out or something. The lead guitar guy that was at the show was good, but he wasn't "authentic". Ian is getting up there in age and I'm impressed that he admits it by way of a much younger second lead vocalist!
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Old 02-27-2015, 07:32 PM   #8
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Fleetwood Mac
Elton John
Chicago
Kansas
Sting
Annie Lennox
Eagles (~4 times)
Don Henley
Alan Parsons Project
Greg Allman
Michael McDonald
Doobie Brothers
Steely Dan (several times)
Boz Skaggs

These are the ones I can remember, since I was a teenager in the 70's.

I also went to many Summer Jam concerts held at our local NFL stadium. Multiple bands I can't remember, 70,000 of my closest friends, many of whom were passed out. Ahhh, good times. Thanks for the walk down memory lane.
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Old 02-27-2015, 07:59 PM   #9
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One of my cousin's sons asked me what groups I had seen in the 60s and 70s so I sat down and made a list. I haven't been to a concert in about 35 years.

Guess Who (2 times)
The Who (7 times)
Jefferson Airplane (2 times)
Grateful Dead (7 times)
BB King

The Association
Cream
Sweetwater (2 times)
Johnny Winter
Edgar Winter
Quicksilver Messenger Service
Bachman Turner Overdrive
America
Moody Blues
The Doors
Taj Mahal
10 Years After
Savoy Brown
Fleetwood Mac
Country Joe and the Fish
Steppenwolf
The Eagles
Canned Heat
Big Brother & the Holding Company (Janis Joplin)
Howlin’ Wolf
Joe Cocker
Flaming Groovies
Youngbloods
ZZ Top (at CC Tap bar in Minneapolis)
Leo Kottke
Moby Grape
The Band

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None in about the last 25 years. Before that, the ones I currently recall are:

Bruce Springsteen (x2)
Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes
Marshall Tucker Band
Charlie Daniels Band
Fleetwood Mac
Hall & Oates
America
Harry Chapin
Jimmy Buffett
The Eagles
The Doobie Brothers
Michael MacDonald
Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
Jefferson Starship
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Rolling Stones 2
Chicago 2 or 3
Yes
Peter Frampton
Guess who
Rare earth
Grand funk railroad 2
Lynyrd skynyrd
Journey
Elton John
Charlie Daniels band
REO speedwagon
Styx
Joe Walsh
Phil Collins
Trace Adkins



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What no Little Feat fans except Sarah. I was at this show being recorded by a DC radio station

https://archive.org/details/lf1976-05-10.flac16

Allman Brothers Band Oct 1971 Winterland SF one week before Duane was killed.
Lots of Dead
Bruce singing at the Stone Pony, Asbury Park
Jefferson Airplane and Starship, mooned Grace Slick in Baltimore.
Gee I think I will get my Woodstock DVD out.
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I am a LIttle Feat fan but they never played close enough to Minneapolis, while I lived there, for me to see them.
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The Scorpions/Great White/Mr. Big
Clay Walkerx2/Diamond Rio
Yes
Eddie Money
Fish
Survivor
David Lee Roth/Bad Co.
Paul Rodgers and Bad Co.
Roger Watersx2
Queensrychex3
Steve Miller Band/Curtis Salgado
REO Speedwagon
No Doubt/Goo Goo Dolls/Bush
Allison Krauss and Union Station
Billy Joel
George Michael
Elton John
John Mayer
Huey Lewis and the News
PH Balance/Buddy Guy/The Neville Brothers/Indigo Girls
Jason Isbell/Justin Townes Earle/Brandi Carlisle
Dennis DeYoung
Rick Springfield
Wilcox2/Fleet Foxes
Garth Brooks
The Cowboy Junkiesx2/Son Volt
Laura Lovex2
Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds/Dave Alvin
Def Leppard
Bobbi McFerrin/John Clayton
The English Beat
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I attend about 3 or 4 a year, with those being the various popular rock bands of the 80s. The thing I have noticed is the crowds have aged with the band. Everyone used to stand up and yell back in the day, now if anyone does they get yelled at and told to sit down cause they are blocking the view.


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In roughly chronological order...

Classics IV, Joe South, Strawberry Alarm Clock, Steppenwolf, Bloodrock, Grand Funk RR, Chicago, Humble Pie, ELP, King Crimson, Slade, Yes, Seigal Schwall Band, McKendree Spring, Larry Coryell, Dr. John, ZZ Top, Blue Oyster Cult, Kiss, Manfred Mann, George Harrison, Eric Clapton, Pete Townsend, Charley Daniels, Earl Scruggs Review, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Marshall Tucker, Allman Bros., CSNY, Golden Earring, Montrose, Edgar Winter (both White Trash and the Frankenstein band), Brownsville Station, REO Speedwagon, The Outlaws, Foghat, Bob Dylan, Aerosmith, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Ozark Mountain Daredevils, Rolling Stones, Orleans, CSN, Roy Buchanan, Bob Seger, Mahogany Rush, Jethro Tull, Led Zeppelin, Frank Zappa, Pink Floyd, Steve Winwood, Peter Gabriel, Don Henley, Monkees, Moody Blues, Alabama, Doc and Merle Watson, John Hartford, Billy Cobham, Brewer and Shipley, Guy Clark, Townes Van Zandt, Robert Earl Keen, John Prine, Al DiMeola, Jean-Luc Ponty, Stanley Clarke, Loudin Wainwright, Eric Johnson, Steve Vai, Steely Dan, Steve Miller, BB King, James Taylor, Plant and Page, Paul McCartney, Kansas, Rick Derringer, Roger McGuinn, David Sanborn, Lee Ritenour, Dweezil Zappa, Jr. Brown, Austin Lounge Lizards, John McLaughlin, Chris Knight, Johnny Winter, Mike Stern, Kenny Chesney, Sugarland, Dierks Bentley, Pat Green, Toby Keith, Miranda Lambert, Return to Forever, Jackson Browne, Jeff Beck, Carlos Santana, Eagles, America, Jerry Jeff Walker, Ray Wiley Hubbard...

Probably left out a few, and saw many multiple times.


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Many many in the 1970's. I don't remember them all. I'm impressed others do. I should have kept the ticket stubs.

But recently, I saw Dave Mason with Johnny Sambataro at a Casino in Colorado. Jock Bartley from Firefall band sang a couple of Firefall songs. It was great. Other than that that, I mostly see local Colorado groups that play at various brew pubs and bars. I also have gone to Las Vegas twice recently specifically to see Santana.

What I have noticed is that the old rockers from the 1970's (the ones that have survived) are really great musicians now. Experience does count, and comparing what they played like now compared to 45 years ago, they really have improved their skills.
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Hundreds (see HFWR's list plus or minus a dozen or so). Seen the Dead over 30 times, and I used to see Bonnie Raitt every year until she got popular and the crowds changed. I did miss the Monkees, and throw in Stevie Ray. Also I've never seen the Stones. But an amazing match of tastes.

Recently been doing mostly festivals, as individual concerts have gotten too expensive. Tickets for Joe Bonamassa were like $127 in Fort Myers last month. But the fests are an incredible deal. Floydfest, Delfest, Chesapeake Bay Blues, Firefly, and am planning to go to Lockn this fall. Now that I'm down in FL (where the music scene sort of sucks) I'm planning to go to Wanee, hopefully this year. And especially if I can get Sarah to meet me there.
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I'm in for Wanee one of these days, Harley! Had such a good time meeting you at Floydfest!

Still a Little Feat fan, but like many others, I really prefer to see smaller bands and singers rather than stadium shows these days.

A few favorites from the past year or so: American Aquarium, James McMurtry, and Chris Knight. Hoping to catch Turnpike Troubadours and Robert Earl Keen next time the get close. Beck just announced a show at our local big venue, but tickets are $68 and DH is not a fan. May just drag our roommate with me instead.

I'd like to make it to Hangout one of these years, and also the Austin City Limits weekend.

Y'all have seen some amazing musicians. Jealous!!


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Many many in the 1970's. I don't remember them all. I'm impressed others do. I should have kept the ticket stubs.

But recently, I saw Dave Mason with Johnny Sambataro at a Casino in Colorado. Jock Bartley from Firefall band sang a couple of Firefall songs. It was great. Other than that that, I mostly see local Colorado groups that play at various brew pubs and bars. I also have gone to Las Vegas twice recently specifically to see Santana.

What I have noticed is that the old rockers from the 1970's (the ones that have survived) are really great musicians now. Experience does count, and comparing what they played like now compared to 45 years ago, they really have improved their skills.

Based on my concerts attended.....the music yes. The vocals....not so much.


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