What Concert(s) Will You Tell Your Grandkids About?

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  1. Mrmarshallhead

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    Queen at Knebworth, 1986. As it turns out, the last gig they ever played.

    I did originally have a Wembley ticket (the night that’s been on video/dvd release for years) but went to Knebworth instead, simply because the quite magnificent Big Country were supporting.

    So glad I did!
     
  2. lavinci

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    Queen - Fat Bottom Girls at MSG in NYC.... (women riding Bicycles nude)
    AC/DC, Highway to Hell, MSG in NYC... Bon Scott... opening act for Ted Nugent ( see a disco A$$hole try that)
    Peter Gabriel, Intruder, Wollamn skating Rink Central Park, NYC ... magical band of musicians and pure theatre
     
  3. Mudshark60

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    1977 Day on the Green-Led Zeppelin, Rick Derringer, Judas Priest.
    1979 Warfield-Rory Gallagher
    1989 Oakland-Stevie Ray Vaughn, Jeff Beck
     
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    Don't have Kids but I do take my brothers kids backstage at Concerts,any concert except I always pass on seeing Eric Clapton since he does Not have backstage passes{unless yea a very good friend I guess}……….JT
     
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  6. oresti

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    I saw GnR in Danville, IL a couple of weeks before the Sweet Child of Mine video came out and they got huge.
     
  7. David MacNeill

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    Springsteen, first tour. I still get chills thinking about it.
     
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    This wasn’t in Terre Haute, Indiana was it?
     
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    Ace Frehley's "Just for Fun" tour in 1993 when I was living in Atlanta. Atlanta was gridlocked by a blizzard, but my roommate and I decided we had to go. The connector was covered in black ice, and I did a few unintentional 360s in my old MR2 Turbo on the way to the Masquerade. Pretty good show, and a crazy drive back.
     
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    Prince Purple Rain Tour
    U2 Joshua Tree Tour
    Hail, Hail Rock n Roll Chuck Berry show

    and a bunch of other ones.
     
  12. sws1

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    No kids, therefore no grandkids. But I'd be happy to tell YOUR grandkids about:

    Woodstock '94. SOOOOO many people and mud and sleeping outside and fun. These days, it's hard to believe I did that.

    RATM at the Roseland Ballroom in NY. Scary levels of energy in the crowd.
     
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    Nugent '77? soldier field milk jugs show
    U2 Red Rocks
    grateful Dead 15th anniversary shows
    Pogues with Shane, Pogues with Joe Strummer
    Effigies, Naked Raygun, Rapeman, Cows, Black Flag, Bad Brains, DK, X, Femmes, Cure, Bunnymen; early to mid 80's.

    Not that they'd give a rat's ass.
     
  14. rauchman

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    The No Quarter show in 1996 (might have been 1997) at Madison Square Garden where Jimmy Page and Robert Plant reunited to reflavor Led Zeppelin songs with the Manhatten Symphony Orchestra, an Egyptian orchestra and some other oddities.

    Crazy interesting and great sounding performance. It allowed them just enough leeway where they didn't have to hold to the dynamics of the originals, but gave them license to run with some experimentation. Great show!

    Other greats.....

    - Iron Maiden for the Powerslave and 7th Son tour
    - DIO where Disneyland meets heavy metal
    - Slayer at age 17 in 1987 at the old Ritz in NYC...the LOUDEST show I've ever experienced
    - Lena Horne at the Garden State Arts Center when I was a little kid, what a great voice
    - Guns and Roses, Metallica and Faith No More (wow, I forget the title of this tour) at Giants Stadium, had to be about 1990-1 or so
     
  15. claudel

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    No spawn, but I'd mention The Plasmatics ^^^ NYE @ Keystone Berkeley

    or this one...

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    or this one

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  16. Stike

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    Yep.

    The idea that anyone's grandkids will even know let alone care is laughable.
     
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    KISS
    Springsteen (esp Pittsburgh 2008 - front row)
    U2 (360 Tour)
    Pink Floyd The Wall
    Live Earth (2008)
    Live Aid (1985)
     
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    SRV opening up for Huey Lewis at the OKC Zoo Amphitheater, I was in the zoo and heard the show. G3 Live in Chicago where they recorded the CD. I am right in the middle at the front, Reefer Central was panned Right. Eric Johnson in Three Oaks MI, two years ago. Tiny room, horrible sound guy, but EJ was the BEST! And I was 6 feet from him. Great shows, all.
     
  19. Platner

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    In 1968 I was a student at the Norwich School of Art in the UK. The Crazy World of Arthur Brown was billed to be playing in this small rural city at a tiny local pub. About 3 or 4 of us from the Art School, having nothing better to do, decided to go. When we arrived we noticed that there were only about another 5 or 6 folks, young men from the local farming community, in attendance. In this cramped space on an elevated platform only a few inches above the floor, the band was set up, quite a bit of equipment as I recall including a Hammond B3 with Leslie. Shortly after purchasing our beers the band members entered the "stage" and began playing. It was incredibly loud and mesmerizing. The climax of the set was when Arthur Brown, wearing a strange pyrotechnic elevated crown structure on his head ignited it which immediately exploded into flame. The flames began to start licking at the ceiling above him; the ceiling was quite low. The tiny audience began to look nervous and many of the few locals that were in attendance looked dumbfounded and anxious. Fortunately, nothing caught on fire. I can still remember this evening today as if it were yesterday, Amazing!
     
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  20. alexanderplatz

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    The Pogues
    Richard Thompson
    Gillian Welch
    Rush, 1982 -- best sounding big arena concert
    Paul McCartney -- also sounded amazing in a big arena
    The Replacements
     

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