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Concerts YOU MISSED that impacted you

acpkenny

Member
Messages
92
I missed SRV's last show...:cry::cry::cry:

I was a restaurant chef at the time, and I got seriously lucky and managed to get tickets to the 'Eric Clapton and Friends' show at Alpine Valley.

My boss knew that I had the tickets, and even though I wasn't scheduled to work and wasn't even needed called me in to work anyway. The evil ba'tard spent the shift laughing at me and telling me that he would give me $5 each for them.

Of course, he finally let me go home... only after he figured enough time went by to make sure that that there was no way in hell I would ever make it the 150+ miles to the show before it ended.

I consoled myself by playing SRV's records over and over, looking at the tickets, and thinking to myself that I was going to get backstage at the next show no matter what it cost.

The next AM I heard the news.

To this day, I'm still not quite over it.
Am I too much of a fan? Maybe... or maybe not.

Rant over

acpkenny
 

CharAznable

Silver Supporting Member
Messages
17,105
You have to be Costa Rican to understand the special place Iron Maiden hold's in the country's heart.

I've missed both shows they played there. The last one was yesterday. My entire age group was there.
 

Drifting

Member
Messages
1,050
I missed SRV's last show...:cry::cry::cry:

I was a restaurant chef at the time, and I got seriously lucky and managed to get tickets to the 'Eric Clapton and Friends' show at Alpine Valley.

My boss knew that I had the tickets, and even though I wasn't scheduled to work and wasn't even needed called me in to work anyway. The evil ba'tard spent the shift laughing at me and telling me that he would give me $5 each for them.

Of course, he finally let me go home... only after he figured enough time went by to make sure that that there was no way in hell I would ever make it the 150+ miles to the show before it ended.

I consoled myself by playing SRV's records over and over, looking at the tickets, and thinking to myself that I was going to get backstage at the next show no matter what it cost.

The next AM I heard the news.

To this day, I'm still not quite over it.
Am I too much of a fan? Maybe... or maybe not.

Rant over

acpkenny
Fu** that, I wouldn't have shown up, what a dick.

I swear, some people:BITCH
 

jiml

Gold Supporting Member
Messages
11,016
I missed an SRV show his last year. Had tix, it was an outdoor show, it was raining, I wimped out, saying "ah, I'll catch him next time". That time never came..
 

shredtrash

Gold Supporting Member
Messages
9,941
I was 13 when VH came to Albuquerque supporting the "1984" album. My mom wouldn't let me go to the show because I was "too young." Needless to say, I never got to see them with Roth in their heyday. I never got over that although I understand why my mom made that decision.
 

shngn7

Member
Messages
1,232
I missed the Experience Hendrix Tour when they came to Detroit this year because I would have had to drive down 2 and a half hours for the show and then 2 and a half hours back up to school and then have an exam the next day. I definitely could have went. A few weeks later Mitch Mitchell died and I have never regretted not going to a concert more.
 

John H

Gold Supporting Member
Messages
4,507
Allman Bros, at the Whiskey A-Go-Go, in October, 1971. I saw them the night before, and they were incendiary. I was strapped, so, I figured I'd just catch them, next time. Duane was killed, three weeks later.

SRV, with John Hiatt, in Salem, Oregon. Next time never came. Luckily, I did get to see him, once, opening for Huey Lewis and the News! Great blues jam, at the end, with Booker T. joining in.

The worst was missing The Beatles' last show, in San Francisco. My next door neighbor didn't use her tickets and, because she didn't think I could've gone, didn't call me. Unforgivable!
 

lhallam

Platinum Supporting Member
Messages
17,306
So OP are you still working for him?

I never saw Little Feat but I had tickets to see Lowell George only he died the night before the show.
 

melondaoust

Member
Messages
849
Saw a poster for a Damageplan show in Ottawa a few weeks before Dime was shot.

Thought about going because I knew that he was a helluva player and it would have been a good time.
 

anathema

Member
Messages
1,642
Fragility 2.0 tour, nin and a perfect circle
tool @ red rocks
mortal's last tour, with the prayer chain even. to see the prayer chain once would have been enough for me.
 
Messages
6,880
Yeah, I was the fifth caller for Guns N Metallica. (instead of the 6th). Oh, and there's no way my Mom would've let me go anyways. :(
 

rob2001

Member
Messages
16,929
I missed SRV's last show...:cry::cry::cry:

I was a restaurant chef at the time, and I got seriously lucky and managed to get tickets to the 'Eric Clapton and Friends' show at Alpine Valley.

My boss knew that I had the tickets, and even though I wasn't scheduled to work and wasn't even needed called me in to work anyway. The evil ba'tard spent the shift laughing at me and telling me that he would give me $5 each for them.

Of course, he finally let me go home... only after he figured enough time went by to make sure that that there was no way in hell I would ever make it the 150+ miles to the show before it ended.

I consoled myself by playing SRV's records over and over, looking at the tickets, and thinking to myself that I was going to get backstage at the next show no matter what it cost.

The next AM I heard the news.

To this day, I'm still not quite over it.
Am I too much of a fan? Maybe... or maybe not.

Rant over

acpkenny

I turned down the chance to go to that show. My buddy offered me tickets for free. I thought it would be better for the paycheck to go to work the next day instead of taking off, which I would have. :jo


But I clearly remember hearing the news at work the next day. I put my head down on the ladder, then packed my tools and met my buddy at the bar for a few tribute drinks. So I missed 1/2 a day anyhow. I can't say it changed my life but I sure wish I had gone to that show. I figured...I'll see him next time he comes around...........................
 

angus99

Member
Messages
731
Thanks for bringing back the pain. :facepalm

Woodstock. My parents got wind of it and offered to pay my brother and me off if we changed our plans and went to Florida instead. Like fools, we bought it. But I have to say, Florida in the midst of the sexual revolution turned out to be pretty much fun.

The Beatles at Atlanta Stadium. The worst part is I was an usher there and would have seen them for free. But I was 15 and a friend knew somebody who could score us a couple bottles of southern comfort and peppermint schnapps. So, while thousands of people saw the greatest band in history, I was hugging a toilet.

You can lock this thread now.

angus
 

Geppetto

Member
Messages
425
I remember going to the St. Louis Arena to see a tennis match between Jimmy Connors and Ilie Nastase in '77. Very long line of folks waiting at the ticket window...to purchase Led Zep concert tix. Enjoyed the indoor tennis match, but really wished I'd been in that line.
 

GAT

Platinum Supporting Member
Messages
18,945
Jeff Beck / SRV

I played some crappy bar that night, no one was there, until after the concert. Then it got packed and everyone loved the show. Damn! I never did get to see SRV.
 

Solomon

Member
Messages
2,937
Pink Floyd on the Division Bell Tour. I can't remember the reason why I backed out but once I saw the Pulse DVD I felt sick.
 

norumba

Member
Messages
694
really wish i had discovered mahavishnu orhcestra about 4 or 5 years earlier than i did -- would have loved to see the original lineup live.
 




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