Best concert you've ever been to

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  1. jo2012

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    Mine is a toss-up between Joe Bonamassa & Los Lobos @ Lobero Theatre and Switchfoot @ San Diego Convention Center
     
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    Jeff Beck at BB King's with Bozzio and Hymas in 2002.
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    King's X in 2008.
     
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    The Police on the Zenyatta Modatta tour in 1980.

    Jeff
     
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    Hendrix in Honolulu October 1968.
     
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    Hard to pick, but these are some of the more memorable ones:

    Rolling Stones - Boston Garden, '72
    Ten Years After/Procol Harum, Rochester War Memorial, '73
    Yes - Tales from Topo Tour, Cornell, '74?
    Bruce - Rochester War Memorial, '78
    Neil and Crazy Horse - Buffalo Aud, '91
    Cracker - Rochester Public Market, '07?
     
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    Been to a lot of great ones. Neil Young with Crazy Horse on the very first Rust Never Sleeps tour was pretty incredible, I think that was like 76 or 77. But Prince in Detroit with surprise opening band Morris Day and the Time, about 5 years ago...I'd be okay calling that one the best. Show lasted 4 hours, including a mid show solo acoustic set from Prince. Just unreal.
     
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    Kiss 1979

    David Lee Roth with Steve Vai. Cinderella opened.

    Scorpions on their Black Out tour in a small auditorium. An relatively unknown Quiet Riot opened.
     
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    Saw both of those tours as well- the KISS show was at MSG, the DLR show was somewhere in VA. Vai and Sheehan were on fie that night!
     
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    Just saw Joe Bonamassa last night at the Honolulu theater and it was one of the most incredible displays of musicianship I have ever seen, was just about to write a thread about the experience and saw your post.

    He did not have his amps and was playing through what appeared to be locally rented Marshalls and there WAS a difference in his tone because of that. Of course he sounded fantastic, but I felt the amps sounded a slight bit muddy compared to his personal rig.

    That said, I think he has been working on his voice or something because his vocals were outstanding, the best I have ever heard of him all recordings included. His playing was utterly breath taking and he was a great showman interacting with the audience. Wonderful show.

    He started the evening with about 4 or 5 acoustic songs and followed it with a very tasteful mix of old and new stuff. I highly recommend checking him out. This was the first show on his US tour, he is heading to many US mainland towns over the next few weeks.
     
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    THE Grateful Dead!!! many, many, many of them

    second - ry cooder and david lindley in a tent in Toronto
     
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    Rogers Waters the wall tour in Philly this year, What a show!!!
     
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    Jeff Beck/Bozzio/Hymas opening for BB King about '03 in Boca Raton, FL(14th row center).
     
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    lots of good ones stand out

    Triumph in the 80's
    Journey in the 80's
    Van Halen in the 80's
    Phish
    Grateful Dead
    Jerry Garcia Band
     
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    Allman Bros in Atlanta back in August. Gregg was on FIRE.
     
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    Hendrix Experiance, Janis Joplin and The Chambers Brothers at the Singer Bowl, site of the Worlds Fair in Queens, NY

    Band of Gypsys, Fillmore east,NYC

    TIE:
    Allmans at the Filmore East
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    j Geil's band w POCO at Fillmore East. A magical night!
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    Peter Gabriel, So Tour, 3 weeks ago at Jones Beach, NY
     
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    Stevie Ray Vaughan 7/3/90 Essex Jct VT
    Ringo Starr, Levon Helm, Jim Keltner, Dr. John, Billy Preston, Joe Walsh, Clarence Clemons, Nils Lofgren, Rick Danko 8/16/90 Kingston NH
    Allman Brothers Band 8/21/92 Stowe VT
    Phish Clifford Ball 8.16.96 / 8.17..96 Plattsburgh NY
    Luther Allison 8/97 Winooski VT
    Phish 11/28/97, 11/29/97 Worcester MA,
    Bob Dylan 2/22/99 Troy NY
    Bob Dylan 8/4/02 Augusta ME
    Neil Young and Crazy Horse 7/4/03 Saratoga Springs NY
    Zappa Plays Zappa with Bozzio, Vai and Murphy Brock 6/06, Boston MA
    Levon Helm Band, 3/24/07 Woodstock NY
    Bob Dylan 5/17/08 Lewiston ME
    Neil Young 12/1/08 Montreal QC
    Bob Dylan 11/14/09 Boston MA
    Roger Waters 11/2010 Boston MA
    Neil Young and Crazy Horse 8/5/2012 Morrison CO
     
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    Frank Zappa 1988
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    Oddly, I know I went to several Dead shows, but can't seem to recall what they were like :huh:huh;)
     
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    Oops.
    I forgot
    Stevie Ray paying at a buddy's wedding at the Mandalay Bay hotel in Las Colinas, Tx in 1986
     
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