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Friday, August 26, 2005

Forty-first Question

What is the best concert you've ever been to? Where and when was it?

30 Comments:

  • At 10:23 AM, Blogger 'p' is for profound said…

    Sade. It was about four years ago when she was touring for her Lover's Rock album. I can't remember where it was but I have the concert on DVD, and I still love to watch it. I can't wait until she tours again!

     
  • At 10:51 AM, Blogger sttropezbutler said…

    David Bowie.

    Thin White Duke

    Los Angeles

    Forum

    Amazing

     
  • At 10:58 AM, Blogger Sublime said…

    This is a hard one for me to answer because I've seen so many great concerts.

    If I have to pick one, I would say Jane's Addiction in 1990 at the Aragon Ballroom in Chicago. It was the Ritual De Lo Habitual album tour. The venue was small (and packed, or course) and the music was awesome. Back in Perry Farrell's heyday... I was only like 15 or 16 years old and LOVED it!

     
  • At 11:00 AM, Blogger Sublime said…

    I forgot to add...

    Tonight I'm off to see Kenny Chesney in Indianapolis. I'm not a huge country fan, but Kenny is great. Hopefully more memories will be made. I need to have some FUN :)

     
  • At 11:03 AM, Blogger I n g e r said…

    The great Charles Brown, at a little bar in Virginia. Bonnie Raitt was in the audience, too, and went up for a few tunes.

     
  • At 11:06 AM, Blogger nancy =) said…

    music is front and center in my life, and i have been to 100's and 100's of shows of many many genres...followed the grateful dead for years and have been to over 100 dead shows...done the lollapalooza thang...but would you believe my finest musical moment was last winter, only 10 minutes from my house...it was yoyo ma, the cellist, and i forget which symphony was backing him, maybe the nj, but i was front row center, only about 4-5 feet away from him, and lemme tell ya it was like i saw god...i got the tickets at the very last minute cuz i think they were the governor's seats but he decided not to go cuz it was snowing and i was on a waiting list so i got the prize...whew...

     
  • At 11:14 AM, Blogger babyjewels said…

    I saw a great lollapoolza in I think 92 somewhere in Rhode Island where it was an open field. Lots of great bands, open field, no seating, fun booths.

    Frank Black at Toads, New Haven CT. Such an intimate setting. He just rocks. I've probably seen him 3 or 4 times at Toads.

     
  • At 11:18 AM, Blogger HappyKap said…

    Kid Rock at the Denver Coliseum.

    Porno for Pyros comes in as a close second.

     
  • At 11:25 AM, Blogger Robert said…

    This is a tuff question. I must say it's Lush back in the early 90's. Miki [red hair] is so dreamy!! I miss them! :-(

     
  • At 11:37 AM, Blogger TinaPoPo said…

    Springsteen. You name the show, it's always good. But my favorite was probably at last year's ACT for Victory concert here in Philly. The energy was incredible. And he did a lot of collaborations with Michael Stype and Bright Eyes and John Fogarty.

     
  • At 12:36 PM, Blogger Kris said…

    It's a toss up between Depeche Mode when I was 15 and INXS...yes..when Michael was still alive and rockin' (none of this want to be in the new INXS band tv crap). Both of these bands sure knew how to ROCK.

    K.

     
  • At 12:50 PM, Blogger Tatted said…

    Tracy Lawrance & Tracy Bird in 95 at Shoreline, in N. California. Bird came out in a Chicken costume while Lawrance was on stage...They were Awesome together not to mention CUTE!! And so much energy!

    A close 2nd would be Kiss & Aerosmith 2003 at Sleeptrain, Sacramento California! They were all over the stage, great pyro's for Kiss, and there is just something about Steven Tyler!

    :)

     
  • At 12:50 PM, Blogger JB said…

    wow, it's been ages and I've only been to a few.
    As far as theatrical entertainment goes, the Rolling Stones were by far the best. I saw them years ago on their farewell tour.

    The one I looked most forward to and then one that turned out to be the biggest disappointment was a 4 band venue at Houston Raceway Park featuring Metallica, Candlebox, Suicidal Tendenices & Fight. This was about 11 years ago. I'm an avid Metallica fan through and through, so we'd gotten to the venue a day early to ensure we were front and center. We spent the night not brining any change of clothes or food or water and the concert wasn't until 5 pm the next day! To say we were stupid is an understatment. And whats worse is that we were all sober! Anyway during the openning song of the openning band (Fight) we found ourselves smack dab in the middle of the mosh pit, which wasn't our thing. I ended up getting my lip busted open, my friend hurt her neck having to wear a brace for weeks and my other friend had his ankle cracked. So yah, we promptly left that area and 3 hours later by the time Metallica played we were sitting out in the parking lot on the hood of our cars listening from there, with zero view of the band playing. Technically, that was my last concert, although I've heard L7 & Candlebox peform while at a club in Florida.

     
  • At 2:34 PM, Blogger 4evergapeach said…

    I haven't been to that many concerts but I guess I'd have to say my favorite was JoDee Messina simply because I went with my sister and we had a blast!

     
  • At 4:56 PM, Blogger Bent Fabric said…

    Melissa Ferrick, three years ago. She played in a little club downtown here in Palm Beach. It was freaking awesome. I was so close I could feel her sweat. :)

     
  • At 5:13 PM, Blogger arcane said…

    I have two: In '87 or '88 I don't remember which, I saw Guns and Roses open up for the Rolling Stones in Los Angeles and it was great.

    Then last September I bought the girlfriend Sarah Machlaclan tickets and I went even though I really didn't want to and it was woderful.I became a fan that night.

     
  • At 5:46 PM, Blogger SassyFemme said…

    Cher, part of her never-ending farewell tour. Our city in TX, about 4 or 5 years ago, probably at least 5 now that I think of it. Sheer luck got us tickets front row center, no more than a yard from her. It was beyond amazing! I remember being struck by her eyes, and how they looked so different in person than on TV or in a picture.

     
  • At 6:30 PM, Blogger AKH said…

    Madonna
    August 25, 2001
    The Drowned World Tour
    near Detroit, Michigan (the concert taped for HBO and the DVD).

    It was the first time that I had seen her in concert and we had 7 row seats. Rosie O'Donnell was in the 2nd row just in front of us. It was a night I will never forget. I ended up seeing that concert 3 times (twice more in Chicago), but that first night right in front of the stage was the best.

     
  • At 10:24 PM, Blogger Valerie said…

    It's a toss up between my first Ani DiFranco concert in Albuquerque and seeing Bette Midler in a small gay club here in Houston.

    For the Ani concert, I had volunteered online to hang posters and promote the show to get good tickets. We were in the first few rows (as I have been for every Ani concert since!) and she had a large band with her, including a horn trio. It totally rocked and she was totally cute. I was a big fan already, but seeing her live in that intimate setting was fantastic and made me an even bigger fan.

    Ditto on Bette Midler. I was one of the only women in the place (me and the gay men love Bette!) and paid mega bucks for a short show, but it was fabulous. To see the Divine Miss M in a small dance club and to be up close was uber fabulous. Plus, I had met and chatted with ehr in person just a year before, so that made it even better.

     
  • At 10:54 PM, Blogger ConnieJane said…

    Best ever vintage (1969) concert... Bette Midler.

    Best in the last 5 years... Dixie Chicks.

     
  • At 11:45 PM, Blogger Elizabeth Taylor said…

    I'd have to say INXS in 1988 at Texas Stadium...and Bob Dylan in I think 1996 or 97 with my Dad at the Bronco Bowl (which is gone now - shame because it was small and there were no bad seats). Probably the most fun I've had was seeing LA Guns last weekend at the Grenada here in Dallas - such a small venue and they were just unbelievably good (I really didn't expect them to be that good - hell, their music's not!) Oh, Ministry was good - another Bronco Bowl show ...in 1997, or 98. That one was FANTASTIC.

     
  • At 4:11 PM, Blogger Kodijack said…

    Scorpions

    1989

    Denver

    12 of us piled into a van and drove to Denver from the Springs. 12 drunk teenagers at a rock concert, 8 of them guys. 16 years ago and we still sometimes talk about it.

     
  • At 1:49 AM, Blogger AutumnMoon said…

    I've been a lot of concerts...I think its a toss up between

    Guns and Roses and Areosmith in the mid to late 80s and

    Billy Joel in the early 90s

    They both were unforgetable!

     
  • At 11:08 PM, Blogger Kendra said…

    Parliment Fundadelic in Jackson, MS in 2000 because at the time I was in desperate need of the funk. I guess I still am.

     
  • At 8:24 PM, Blogger jujy said…

    Melissa Etheridge

    July 20, 2001

    Outdoors at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center, Kahului Maui Hawaii

    FRONT ROW

     
  • At 1:31 PM, Blogger Oh, that girl. said…

    Its a toss up between Dave Matthews and the Spice Girls...I know, Quite a difference, but still outstanding....

    NUVNUV
    Never underestimate vivascious underage virgins.

     
  • At 3:30 AM, Blogger Ace of Spades said…

    Def Lepord on August the third 2005. It was at the T-bone stadium in Kansas . Me, my girl, my best friend and her boyfriend went and it rocked. Second time seeing them, Love em.

    Also, Melissa Ethridge at Verizon Wireless in Kansas. Great concert.

     
  • At 6:30 AM, Blogger Late Edition said…

    hmmmm ... the best recent one was kd lang on her last tour ... just sublime ... before that it would have been U2 on their Love Comes to Town tour, with BB King as their warm-up act ... it was a religious experience

     
  • At 10:11 PM, Blogger StacyGrrrL said…

    Rachael Yamagata, opening for some guy I'd never heard of at a relatively small dive in the arts district in Downtown Dallas. She is amazing.

     
  • At 12:39 PM, Anonymous Arnold Stallworth said…

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