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Brian861
10-11-2015, 04:02 PM
Def Lepperd with Telsa and Foreigner. Foreigner actually put on the better show of the three but Def Lepperd had an awesome stage show back in their heyday.

Mike88
10-11-2015, 09:50 PM
Ozzy Osbourne: No More Tears tour. Early nineties. Hows that for a heyday. LOL

Brian861
10-12-2015, 12:05 AM
You really should get out more often Mike LOL! I knew I liked ya for a reason though. Great taste in music and books :D. I also checked out your LP post. Pretty sweet. I never got the chance to see Ozzy live but had all his CDs. All my music now is of the digital variety via that wonderful place in the sky; The Cloud.

bsaenz24
10-12-2015, 01:43 PM
The last show I saw was Rush in June and now probably nothing until David Gilmour in April 2016.

Brian861
10-12-2015, 05:50 PM
The last show I saw was Rush in June and now probably nothing until David Gilmour in April 2016.

I last saw Rush in '94 in KC. Awesome show!

bsaenz24
10-12-2015, 05:52 PM
I last saw Rush in '94 in KC. Awesome show!

Somehow I had never seen them until now and figure I had better catch them before they stop the big tours.

bookworm 1
10-13-2015, 12:51 AM
This was the first tour since 1980 that I missed. They didn't come to my area and I could not afford a trip to NYC to see them. The last concert I attended was the last show I worked on Labor day weekend. Zac Brown band. Did not care for it at all. Working at Saratoga performing arts center every summer I do get my fill of concerts. The Def Leopard show up here had Tesla and Styx Styx should have been the headliners. They were great even without Dennis De young.
Somehow I had never seen them until now and figure I had better catch them before they stop the big tours.

Brian861
10-13-2015, 04:32 PM
Def Lepperd has definitely lost a step or two. Telsa wasn't bad though.

TacomaDiver
10-14-2015, 02:51 AM
I got the chance to finally see Def Leppard two summers ago (maybe one ? This turning 40 thing is hard to get a handle on.) First time seeing them and I couldn't pass up the chance (especially since it was free - I just had to take a buddy's wife - okay, that was weird.) It was the tour with KISS (who I had no interest in seeing, other than now I can say that I saw them.)

I thought Def Leppard was great - not bad for a bunch of old guys.

But to answer the question posed in the post's title - my last concert was Volbeat and Anthrax. Damn fine evening. Damn fine.

Brian861
10-14-2015, 04:03 AM
Nothing like their shows back in the late 80s/early 90s but one has to expect that going in but it's still bit of a let down. Maybe it's better to leave such things in the past and not attend a show 20 years later expecting the same result. But good that you got to see them since you haven't before. The main reason I went was because my brother-in-law hadn't ever seen 'em live either. Not a terrible show by any means though. I like some of Volbeat's stuff; never was really an Anthrax fan though.

TJCams
10-14-2015, 04:20 PM
It's been way too long since I've been to a concert (aside from taking our daughter to London, Ontario to see Justin Beiber...LOL). The last one was probably Bon Jovi at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto around November 2000.

I used to go to lots of concerts, living across the border from Detroit - there are so many concert venues, and Toronto is only a 3.5 hr drive. I've seen Def Leppard (way way back - Adrenalize tour), Pink Floyd, U2 (both @ Pontiac Silverdome), Bon Jovi (2 other times in Detroit), Styx/REO (3 times together), bands like Poison, Foreigner, Tragically Hip (2 x), Barenaked Ladies. All of these in metro Detroit. Plus, we have a fairly new arena here that seats 6500 for hockey, and Caesar's Windsor (casino) that has a 5000 seat auditorium, so we get some pretty decent acts as well. Sadly....never saw Rush (yet).

I feel pretty fortunate to have Detroit so close for entertainment reasons (shopping too! Yay cheap gas!). With Detroit having pro sports teams in all 4 major N American sports (and I am not a fan of any. ;) ), and all having their own venues, plus with other concert venues, the options are pretty much limitless - even with crossing the border, the farthest I would need to drive would be approx 45 minutes (although with traffic that can be longer). There are even downtown venues in Detroit where I don't even need to drive over. Just park my car here, and take the "Tunnel Bus" over and they drop you off within a short walking distance.

Brian861
10-14-2015, 04:32 PM
Pretty limited here in the Flyover States although a lot of acts do roll through town it seems. We have 3 pretty regular venues here in Wichita with something always going on. Good opportunities to see some up and coming bands. There's always KC, OKC, and Dallas if ya really want to get crazy! lol.

Brian861
10-17-2015, 08:00 AM
Shinedown with Breaking Benjamin and Nothing More. All the bands were great tonight with Shinedown being exceptionally awesome as they usually are. Would highly recommend anyone to see them if that's your thing.

Sock Monkey
12-07-2017, 07:03 PM
They've been on my list for a while now and they finally came to town: I got to see Foo Fighters on December 1st! Man, can they put on a show! They leave it all on the stage for a set that ran over three hours long and for an encore they didn't just do one or two songs, they played four. Add in a great cover of the classic Queen/Bowie song "Under Pressure" with Grohl on the drums and a tribute to Tom Petty (fantastic cover of "Breakdown"), it is on the modest side that I can say I had a freaking blast!

Brian861
12-07-2017, 07:14 PM
They've been on my list for a while now and they finally came to town: I got to see Foo Fighters on December 1st! Man, can they put on a show! They leave it all on the stage for a set that ran over three hours long and for an encore they didn't just do one or two songs, they played four. Add in a great cover of the classic Queen/Bowie song "Under Pressure" with Grohl on the drums and a tribute to Tom Petty (fantastic cover of "Breakdown"), it is on the modest side that I can say I had a freaking blast!

That's awesome! There were here recently. Knew I should have gone and seen 'em. :(

Sock Monkey
12-07-2017, 07:19 PM
That's awesome! There were here recently. Knew I should have gone and seen 'em. :(

HIGHLY recommended, if you ever get the chance again. I will not hesitate for a second if they return to my neck of the woods.

The most disappointing part was coming home and showing a clip to my sixteen-year-old daughter and she frowns saying "that's just not good music".

Brian861
12-08-2017, 06:51 AM
HIGHLY recommended, if you ever get the chance again. I will not hesitate for a second if they return to my neck of the woods.

The most disappointing part was coming home and showing a clip to my sixteen-year-old daughter and she frowns saying "that's just not good music".

Blasphemy!

bookworm 1
12-08-2017, 02:07 PM
I really want to see Foo Fighters. That's a bucket list show for sure. I will be working SPAC again next summer can't wait. The first show was just announced and it's a classic rock extravaganza in my opinion. Forigner with Whitesnake and Jason Bonham' Led Zepplin experience. .

bsaenz24
12-08-2017, 02:52 PM
Last show was Roger Waters back in....July??

Theli
12-08-2017, 04:20 PM
Last show for me was Diamond Head in... September I think. It was great.

Hedda Gabler
12-17-2017, 12:36 AM
I just recently got to see the Foo myself. Fantastic concert. Dave was funny and did a lot of interacting with the crowd. He showcases the rest of the band nicely. And yes, over 3 hours! How does he do that scream of his in almost every song?

RonClinton
12-28-2017, 11:06 PM
I really want to see Foo Fighters. That's a bucket list show for sure. .

I'm seeing them for the first time in 2018...really looking forward to it.

TJCams
01-02-2018, 07:35 PM
Styx came through town here at Ceasar's Windsor in November - yay free tickets!!!!!! 4th time seeing them, and was my wife's first rock concert too! They always put on a great show.

re: Foo Fighters - I want to see them one day. Not a huge fan, but I do like a lot of their stuff I hear on the radio. Detroit has a new arena for their hockey team, and there are a ton of concerts lined up, not sure if they are one of them or not.

Martin
12-28-2019, 10:46 PM
Attended a concert last night for the first time in many years. Saw a tribute band of The Beatles called 'The Fab Four' They play songs covering the bands entire existence. There are three costume changes during the show and Ed Sullivan is there to entertain.
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Also the first show I have been to where they encourage you to take photos.

Brian861
12-29-2019, 08:05 AM
Never was much of a fan of the Beetles but looks like a cool show all the same.

KISS is going to be hear sometime next year I think. Seriously thinking about attending that one as I have never seen them live before.

Martin
12-29-2019, 05:51 PM
Never was much of a fan of the Beetles but looks like a cool show all the same.

KISS is going to be hear sometime next year I think. Seriously thinking about attending that one as I have never seen them live before.

Saw Kiss live in 1976. An unknown band going by the name Cheap Trick opened for them. It was a really good show.

TacomaDiver
12-29-2019, 06:14 PM
Saw Kiss live in 1976. An unknown band going by the name Cheap Trick opened for them. It was a really good show.

Damn you're old. :)

Martin
12-29-2019, 08:45 PM
Damn you're old. :)

Yes I am old! But in all honesty I was 13 when I saw Kiss. My wife, who is older than me and she saw The Beatles on their one appearance in Portland in 1965.
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TacomaDiver
12-29-2019, 10:21 PM
Yes I am old! But in all honesty I was 13 when I saw Kiss. My wife, who is older than me and she saw The Beatles on their one appearance in Portland in 1965.
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$5!!! That's insane. Could you imagine what that concert would cost today?

KISS - I saw them a couple of years ago at White River Amphitheater in Auburn. It was on their last tour. Or maybe their final tour. Or perhaps it was their final last tour? I can't keep up. It was a combo bill of Def Leppard and KISS. I hadn't seen either before, and honestly was there for Def Leppard. Both bands put on a good show and I'm glad I saw KISS, but it's not a band I need to see again.

RonClinton
12-29-2019, 11:20 PM
Toyed with the idea of attending this coming summer‘s triple bill with Def Leppard, Poison, and Motley Crue, but decided ultimately to pass. I’ve seen videos of a couple of their more recent performances, and while Def Leppard is sounding okay, the other two not so much.

Brian861
12-30-2019, 07:02 AM
Saw Kiss live in 1976. An unknown band going by the name Cheap Trick opened for them. It was a really good show.


Damn you're old. :)

I was 3 in '76 lol. 2 if the show was before March.

That's crazy about the Beetles! $5 bucks sure got you a lot more back then.

I looked up the ticket prices yesterday and they are insanely high for KISS for decent seats. I'll probably end up passing.

Brian861
12-30-2019, 07:04 AM
Toyed with the idea of attending this coming summer‘s triple bill with Def Leppard, Poison, and Motley Crue, but decided ultimately to pass. I’ve seen videos of a couple of their more recent performances, and while Def Leppard is sounding okay, the other two not so much.

I saw all those groups several times during their heyday and they were awesome shows. I saw Def Leppard a few years back and it just wasn't the Leppard of my youth :(

Ben Staad
12-30-2019, 04:19 PM
Honestly those are the bands of my youth and things change. I'm not sure I actually want to see any of them live anymore. I would rather bask in the glow of the stereo will playing my cassette tapes and CD's.


I saw all those groups several times during their heyday and they were awesome shows. I saw Def Leppard a few years back and it just wasn't the Leppard of my youth :(

Brian861
12-31-2019, 08:51 AM
Honestly those are the bands of my youth and things change. I'm not sure I actually want to see any of them live anymore. I would rather bask in the glow of the stereo will playing my cassette tapes and CD's.

For sure!

bookworm 1
01-07-2020, 01:45 AM
I was 3 in '76 lol. 2 if the show was before March.

That's crazy about the Beetles! $5 bucks sure got you a lot more back then.

I looked up the ticket prices yesterday and they are insanely high for KISS for decent seats. I'll probably end up passing.

I have a summer job at the local amphitheater. Kiss was there last summer. It was not really a live show. Eric Singer in Peter Criss Makeup playing air piano on Beth. Paul's vocals were mostly taped. They didn't even care enough to do their own sound check. I've worked there 7 summers and they are the only band who didn't do their job sound check. Lots of bells and whistles. A good show but not a live show and not worth the prices. How about $1,000 for pit tickets that only got you a seat. I've seen a lot of behind the scene stuff working over there. Kiss isn't the only band that uses mixes and tapes. However they are one of the most outspoken about other bands that keep going when they should stop. Still like their old music. Just not the attitude they have now.