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    Concerts

    To sort of tie in with "What are you listening to?". I'm sure I'll forget some, but for me... (if I haven't dated myself yet, this will probably do it)

    Sha Na Na - first concert (gee, thanks Mom!). I was quite young.
    John Denver - twice
    Wang Chung
    Glass Tiger
    Fabulous Thunderbirds
    Kenny Wayne Shepherd - twice
    BB King Bluesfest (BB King, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Tower of Power, and one other band that I totally can't remember)
    Foreigner
    Doobie Brothers
    Black Crowes (with Bare Jr. opening)
    Ani Difranco
    David Lee Roth (Cinderella opening)
    Bryan Adams
    Billy Joel
    Diamond Rio
    Styx
    Clay Walker
    Leann Womack
    Goo Goo Dolls
    Third Eye Blind
    Information Society
    The Smithereens (with Tom "Lunatic Fringe" Cochrane opening)
    The Fixx
    umm.. now I'm going to have to think some more.

    #2
    Some really good acts there. I went to a BB Bluesfest one year, but it had Dr. John and Buddy Guy. Buddy puts on one Hell! of a show. Others in no particular order:

    Rush - 4 times, the first was the Moving Pictures tour
    Moody Blues - twice
    Pink Floyd - twice, but both were after Waters left, but still great shows.
    Crack the Sky - 4 times
    George Thorogood & Buddy Guy
    Ted Nugent
    Steve Earle
    U2
    Genesis
    Lynyrd Skynyrd
    Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band - the previous tour, and glad I did, since it was Clarence Clemmons's last tour, and they performed the whole "Born to Run" album.
    "Dance until your feet hurt. Sing until your lungs hurt. Act until you're William Hurt." - Phil Dunphy ("Modern Family"), from Phil's-osophy.

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      #3
      I haven't really been to many myself. Too expensive and all my friends music tastes is pretty different, so not too many people around to go with.

      Incubus - Went 2 times, once was a stadium show in Hershey PA, the other was at the 9:30 club in DC.
      Dave Matthews Band - I'm not a big fan, but the tickets where free
      The Mars Volta - Saw them in Detroit a couple years ago, I can't remember the name of the theater, but it was basically across the street from the sports complex's.
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        #4
        Awesome that you saw Bruce and E Street on Clarence's last tour Terry.

        Hmmm, haven't been to one in a looooong time, here are just a random few in no particular order:

        Ozzfest 2003
        Yes
        Alan Parson's Project
        Lenny Kravitz - not really a fan, but free tickets so why not

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          #5
          Not too many in my life, but

          Rush--Chronicles Tour
          Joan Jett & the Blackhearts (Huey Lewis & the News openned--1984)
          John Cafftery & the BEaver Brown Band--C.I.T.Y. tour
          Starhip (worthless concert--not really even worth mentioning)
          The Rainmakers--probably 20-30 times in 8 years, mostly what they played were bars and smaller venues in Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska, so most times it was just a cover charge; last one was in KC last year--Lead singer/songwriter Bob Walkenhort used to play acoustic once a week at a bar in KC--saw him about every week for a year.
          As uniformed security, I saw Aerosmith, Talking Heads, REO Speedwagon (Sting cancelled on us)
          Most recently, Glenn Campbell on his farewell tour--he has alzheimer's now and just won't be making any appearances anymore.
          "I'm a vegan. "

          ---Kirby Bliss Blanton , The Green Inferno (2013)

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            #6
            Here's my list...

            Shania twain tibute when I was like 9
            Garth brooks tribute like 2 years ago...and it was amazing. I'd go again.I'm dying to go to Vegas to see his show there even though its not a true Garth brooks show.
            Dropkick Murphy's - last summer

            People don't come around here often...coulda saw Elton john last year but I am not a fan. Plus there were people at work who really were fans so I worked it.

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              #7
              Garth puts on a helluva show (forgot I saw him twice as uniformed security, too). He does Billy Joel songs better than Billy Joel did!
              "I'm a vegan. "

              ---Kirby Bliss Blanton , The Green Inferno (2013)

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                #8
                Not too many for me

                4 Warped Tours - haven't gone in 3 years.
                Thrice 3 times, will be going this May as well.
                Lincoln park in 2008
                Slipknot which was nuts. Multiple fires started in the lawn seats and fights.
                The Used 3 times
                My Chemical romance with the Used in 2004
                My Chemical Romance in 2007. Great show. We got two sets worth of music.
                Bret Michaels - a friend was part of the opening act which is why I was there (really).
                Taste of Chaos twice where I got to see 30 seconds to mars.

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                  #9
                  Not too many (different acts) for me neither.

                  Frank Sinatra (twice)
                  Sammy Davis Junior
                  David Bowie
                  Shirley Bassey (what a voice!)
                  Jane Olivor
                  Ray Charles
                  Liza Minnelli (five times)
                  Bette Middler (three times)
                  Barbra Streisand (doh...)
                  -Hollywood 1992 (together with Johnny Mathis, Patti Austin, Wynona Judd, Liza Minnelli, Kenny Loggins, Natalie Cole, Patti LaBelle, Natalie Cole, Billy Joel, Sheila E and Elton John
                  -Las Vegas 1993 (New Year's Eve)
                  -Las Vegas 1994 (New Years Day)
                  -London 1994
                  -New York City 2000
                  -Las Vegas 2006
                  -Berlin 2007
                  -Dublin 2007
                  -London 2007

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                  Last edited by frik51; 04-11-2012, 03:09 PM.

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                    #10
                    Far to many to name.. but I will name a few. I worked part time for atlantic stage lightning as security and stagehand for all the concerts that came to town from 1980 to 2000. Got paid to see all the concerts..got backstage passes and free t-shirts worked front stage security which was best seat in house for the concerts.

                    Best concerts were
                    Styx -paradise theatre concert. First one
                    Iron Maiden
                    Def Leppard

                    Guns and Roses before appetite of destruction came out playing backup for Motorhead. Lots of people booing Someone threw a beer bottle at Axel and hit him in the stomach He said he would never play this town again and he never did.

                    Dire Straits
                    Metallica
                    Neil Young and crazy horse
                    America
                    Gowen
                    Cheap Trick
                    Huey Lewis and the News
                    Supertramp
                    Honeymoon Suite
                    Headpins
                    Stevie Ray Vaughn
                    Steve Earle
                    George Throughgood
                    Steve Miller Band
                    Extreme
                    Meatloaf
                    Rush
                    John Denver - don't laugh he put on a great one man show.
                    Tina Turner
                    April Wine
                    David Bowie
                    Rod Stewart
                    Bryan Adams
                    The Cult
                    Alice Cooper

                    well thats about a quarter of them I could go on and on. a bit more hahahaha

                    Best damn job I ever had.
                    Last edited by Menace; 04-11-2012, 03:18 PM.

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                      #11
                      Man, I wish I could have seen Stevie Ray live.
                      "Dance until your feet hurt. Sing until your lungs hurt. Act until you're William Hurt." - Phil Dunphy ("Modern Family"), from Phil's-osophy.

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by Menace View Post
                        Far to many to name.. but I will name a few. I worked part time for atlantic stage lightning as security and stagehand for all the concerts that came to town from 1980 to 2000. Got paid to see all the concerts..got backstage passes and free t-shirts worked front stage security which was best seat in house for the concerts.

                        Best concerts were
                        Styx -paradise theatre concert. First one
                        Iron Maiden
                        Def Leppard

                        Guns and Roses before appetite of destruction came out playing backup for Motorhead. Lots of people booing Someone threw a beer bottle at Axel and hit him in the stomach He said he would never play this town again and he never did.

                        Dire Straits
                        Metallica
                        Neil Young and crazy horse
                        America
                        Gowen
                        Cheap Trick
                        Huey Lewis and the News
                        Supertramp
                        Honeymoon Suite
                        Headpins
                        Stevie Ray Vaughn
                        Steve Earle
                        George Throughgood
                        Steve Miller Band
                        Extreme
                        Meatloaf
                        Rush
                        John Denver - don't laugh he put on a great one man show.
                        Tina Turner
                        April Wine
                        David Bowie
                        Rod Stewart
                        Bryan Adams
                        The Cult
                        Alice Cooper

                        well thats about a quarter of them I could go on and on. a bit more hahahaha

                        Best damn job I ever had.
                        Oh man, totally forgot about Honeymoon Suite!
                        I saw Styx in 2007. Disappointed I never got to see them with Dennis, but it was still awesome.
                        When did you see John Denver? My first show it was just him, but for the second he had a full band, but still did a lot of stuff by himself. You're right; for one man and a guitar to hold the audience in his hands for two hours was really something.

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by srboone View Post
                          Garth puts on a helluva show (forgot I saw him twice as uniformed security, too). He does Billy Joel songs better than Billy Joel did!
                          I hate you. I would kill to see Garth Live whether a full show or his dialed down Vegas show. Thought about going to Vegas. They have a package now that includes the hotel stay, spa visit, food, and the tickets n more I think. for around $600. Too bad to get two people from here to there is about $2000 on top of that.

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                            #14
                            And I forgot Phil Collins and then there was the time I took 4 girls to see the Beach Boys (I wish I was the stud that makes me sound like).
                            "Dance until your feet hurt. Sing until your lungs hurt. Act until you're William Hurt." - Phil Dunphy ("Modern Family"), from Phil's-osophy.

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                              #15
                              I must be getting old. I keep remembering conerts I've been to. Saw Jimmy Buffet a few years agao in Indianapolis...

                              "I'm a vegan. "

                              ---Kirby Bliss Blanton , The Green Inferno (2013)

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