ok, post 'em ... Epic Concerts You've Been To

Discussion in 'All Discussions' started by yankee, Sep 12, 2013.

  1. yankee

    yankee Well-Known Member

    Sep 26, 2008
    So, I can't even recall all the shows but here are some that I do remember being at.
    This may date me, as if I care but some that I saw (mostly at MSG) were:

    Bad Company
    Pink Floyd (several tours)
    Led Zep
    Fleetwood Mac
    Blue Oyster Cult

    Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes (London, England)
    Ray Charles (in Stamford, CT)

    Allman Brothers in the mid 70's (can't recall where)
    Santana (ditto)
    ELO (ditto)
    Sly & The Family Stone (somewhere in NYC)
    Steve Miller Band
    Elvis Costello (somewhere in NYC)
    Al Green

    First go 'round I forgot, but these too:
    Rare Earth (at a dive bar in Lauderdale)
    CDB aka Charlie Daniels Band (thx to KokiB for jogging my memory on that one)
    KC & The Sunshine Band (when they were hot, and dang nobody stopped dancing)
    The Traamps (in OCMD the summer I waited tables at The Embers)
    Donna Summer
    Sinatra (NYC)
    Miles Davis

    Loudest: Led Zep holy crap my ears took a beating, Bonham's 45 minute drum solo wtf
    Funkiest: Sly & The Family had everyone on their feet the whole show
    Most Danceable: Sly
    Lamest: Blue Oyster Cult they should have just let everyone in with bongs to hit it and then sit around & nod off
    Nuttiest: Southside Johnny came out drunk, was so hammered he couldn't sing even one song & after missing several lead-ins he then started staggering around the stage, heaving amps at his own bandmates until security came out & literally dragged the star of the show offstage; that was the end of the show without even one song being played by the headliner & no refunds were given; audience responded with a massive cascade of debris aimed at the stage; there were many subsequent brawls in the venue & on the streets outside.

    And of 'em all, Brutha Ray was far & away the most incredible musical performance.

    Kick myself for missing:
    Bob Marley
    and too many other greats.

    What's your list?
    Last edited: Sep 12, 2013
  2. Mitchell

    Mitchell Well-Known Member

    Jan 5, 2009
    Good to Epic Ones:

    Jane's Addiction
    The Who (Who are You Tour)
    Frank Zappa (his band was great, his guitar playing amazing but Frank was a condescending asshole)
    Buzzcocks (amazing - at the old 9:30 club on F st.)
    Dinosaur, Jr.
    Meat Puppets (Cant believe they're gonna play Dogfish Head next month - expecting a letdown)
    Henry Rollins Band

    Forgetting many good ones and remembering many forgettable ones (ZZ Top, Rush, the Who in the 1980s)
    Last edited: Sep 12, 2013

  3. brewengineer

    brewengineer Well-Known Member

    Jun 22, 2011
    Lollapalooza 1996 - Ramones and Soundgarden
    Lollapalooza 1997 - Devo and Tool
  4. brewengineer

    brewengineer Well-Known Member

    Jun 22, 2011
    That is an awesome list. I would love to see many of those band.
  5. hornymfer

    hornymfer Member

    Mar 29, 2010
    Sublime at the TLA before Brad Odeed
    Run DMC
    U2, Muse opened and was better
    the cure
    Rolling stones last show at the vet
    Reverend Horton Heat
    A bunch more but you said epic
  6. chicharronne

    chicharronne Well-Known Member

    Jun 22, 2006
    starting in '70
    Allman Bros Band 4 times while Duane was alive, none since
    Rare Earth
    Iron Butterfly
    Emerson Lake and Palmer
    Pink Floyd
    Joe Cocker, AeroSmith and Little feat opening
    Rolling Stones 3 times
    Bob Marley (no woman no cry tour) at Georgetown U Gym
    Robert Fripp
    Alice Cooper twice
    the Kinks
    the BeeGees
    9 inch nails
    Elvis Costello (Rockpile and Mink Deville opening
    ICP 2 times
    The Call
    gang of 4 opening for Peter Murphy
    Buckethead with That 1 Guy openning
    Michael Franti and Spearhead, twice
    Kid Rock

    to name a few. My son's best friends mom was head of security for the BoatHouse. I was often on 2 or more guest lists and now have 2 concert venues as clients.
  7. rcarter

    rcarter Well-Known Member

    Jul 26, 2009
    Well rather than list em all I 'll list a few tops ones

    Dexter Romweber opening for Black Joe Lewis this past Tuesday (awesome show in a small club with about 25 other people) both bands rock!

    Clapton in 92
    Allman Bros 97,98,99
    Widespread Panic 96,98
    Phish 95
  8. Yambo

    Yambo Active Member

    Sep 7, 2010
    Live Aid in Philly
    Talking Heads during Stop Making Sense tour
    The Who Quadrophenia 2013
    The Specials 2013 NYC
    Stones, Journey, Thorogood
    Dead at JFK, last show before it was condemned
    U2 at JFK
    The Kinks many a time (saw a guy get laid when girl jumped on his lap)
    The Cure at Spectrum

    Ah, the 80s when you could puke on the floor and keep on watching with an illegal smile
  9. cepriano

    cepriano Well-Known Member

    Apr 20, 2012
    wow lol.i cant remember half the shows iv been to.i seen black Sabbath 100 times.rob zombie,slipknot,uhhhhhh seriously cant even remember. a lot of those small bands that were big in the early 2000s that go on before the main concert.i was usually on drugs at all the concerts,its been a long time lol,been to a lot of ozzfests,warpedtour...I havnt heard a good song in a while.todays music sucks from the rock to rap to rnb to pop or whatever they call it.
  10. surfrr

    surfrr Well-Known Member

    Sep 29, 2010
    RaTM and Public Enemy (97 tour)
    Black Crowes
    Pearl Jam (go ahead and rip me if you want)
    Grateful Dead
    Jerry Garcia Band

    were all amazing shows, but the most epic shows were seeing Phish
  11. Koki Barrels

    Koki Barrels Well-Known Member

    Aug 14, 2008
    Wow, i'm really impressed by some of your lists guys!
    Zeppelin in concert....f$&k yeah!

    In no particular order:

    G. Love & Special Sauce
    Dave Matthews Band (twice) & 1 time on lower slower delaware
    The Wailers
    Charlie Daniels Band (twice)
    Alice In Chains
    Widespread Panic
    Black Sabbath
    Phil Lesh & Friends
    Rat Dog
    Faith No More
    White Zombie
    John Brown's Body
    Allman Brothers
    The Mars Volta

    I know there's more, but I can't remember right off the bat.
  12. fl.surfdog

    fl.surfdog Well-Known Member

    Dec 6, 2010
    We used to have the Florida Jams back in the mid to late seventies, they would have at least 15 top recording rock bands at the Tangerine Bowl, from 12 p.m. to 12 a.m. way to many band to list.
    Best bands...
    Led Zeppelin Tampa 75'
    Frank Zappa W.P.B. Auditorium 82' & 83' w/ Be Bop Deluxe in 82'...what a show
    Z.Z. Top cant remember where...what a night
    Lynard Skynard W.P.B. Another great show
    Sly & Family Stone Disney World 79' Graduation Night...got caught puffing in the haunted house almost got kicked out but the dude let us go...so don't puff in there ...cameras....lol
  13. Liamsdad

    Liamsdad Well-Known Member

    Dec 24, 2011
    Great lists, fun to read!

    heres mine:

    Plasmatics (ears rang for 3 days after)
    Nashville pu$$y
    Link wray
    Dead Kennedys
    Jody fosters army
    Salem 66
    Insect surfers
    Husker Du
    The cramps
    The nomads
    Saw nirvana in a crappy bar in L.A. called
    Rajis, had no idea who they were.
  14. NWSquid

    NWSquid Well-Known Member

    Sep 11, 2013

    Short list if you don't want to read:

    Phil Lesh/Bob Dylan 6/30/2000
    Dead Weather 7/24/2010
    The Doors (of the 21st Century) 12/31/2003
    Grateful Dead 6/26/1994
    Bad Religion 11/15/1996
    Lollapalooza I 7/20/1991
    Alice in Chains 12/16/1992
    Phish 9/19/1999
    Jerry Garcia Band 5/17 and 5/18 1994
  15. Mr.Belmar

    Mr.Belmar Well-Known Member

    Aug 19, 2010
    One time when I was like 10 or something I saw Foreigner and the Doobie Brothers play together - it was sick
    That's all
  16. DosXX

    DosXX Well-Known Member

    Mar 2, 2013
    One night in June 1984, while in port at NAS North Island (San Diego), the aircraft carrier USS Constellation hosted a country music concert with the following performers: Hank Williams Jr., Alabama, Waylon Jennings, Earl Thomas Conley, Mel Mc Daniel, Sylvia, and Gus Hardin. It was quite a show, held on the flight deck under a full moon, with the lights of the city and the harbor in the background. I actually found a portion of the concert on You Tube.
  17. rcarter

    rcarter Well-Known Member

    Jul 26, 2009
    Very Cool! One question though, was it winter, was it Cold as Ice?

    That must have been one sick show for sure. Youtube link perhaps?
  18. sisurfdogg

    sisurfdogg Well-Known Member

    Jun 17, 2013
    Lollapalooza 1992: Ground Zero - Bayfront Park Miami August 23: Soundgarden, Red Hot Chili Peppers, MINISTRY RULED !!!, Pearl Jam, and more...got home at 3 a.m. and looked at the radar...told my wife to get some sleep, because we have 3 hours until we have to evacuate. Woke up at 6 a.m. and looked at the radar...Hurricane Andrew on the rampage..Go Time!!!!
  19. DosXX

    DosXX Well-Known Member

    Mar 2, 2013
  20. sisurfdogg

    sisurfdogg Well-Known Member

    Jun 17, 2013
    Tampa Stadium - June 1977 - Led Zepplin ( just graduated High school) -They only played three songs: The Song Remains the Same, Custard Pie, NoNoNoBodys Fault But Mine - sky opens up - guy throws a bottle at the band for taking a break - cops start a riot - mayhem. No refunds.

    U2 a month after 9-11 - Bono draped in the American Flag at AA Arena in Miami singing One.

    The White Zombie and Pantera at the WPB Auditorium in July with no A/c - it was hidieous but epic - nasty pit.

    Pennywise at Warped Tour Miami, Sunfest WPB, Buzz Bake Sale WPB

    A/c - D/C opened for Van Halen at the WPB Auditorium in the late 70s. The little guy got on the big guys shoulders and they waded into the crowd singing Hells Not a Bad Place to Be and everyone went nuts. Van Halen was anticlimatic.

    Stone Temple Pilots
    CDB/Grinder Switch/ Marshal Tucker Band/The Outlaws/ Lynerd Skinnerd 1975 Miami Baseball Staduim
    Pink Floyd Animals Tour 1977 - Miami Baseball Stadium
    Dropkick Murphys - Spankys Downtown WPB
    Rancid - Casablanca - Ft. Liquordale

    Iggy Pop - Summers on the Beach - Ft. L - when I got there with my crew, nothing but a pile of beer cans on stage that were thrown at the band as they were performing. Spent too much time copping **** before the show, got there too late. I still am pissed at that one.

    Al Demiola and Roger McLaughlen and Carlos Santana at the Gainesville Gym - 1977 - tripping on cid - thought I had actually died and gone to heaven.

    Thank You Yankee for bringing back what little memory is left.