Worst / Oddest Opening Act - Headline Act Pairing you have seen?

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  1. gambolputty

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    Here are my two:

    1. Alanis Morisset opening for Garbage on the Version 2.0 tour. All the little girls and their parents showed up for Alanis. Shell shocked faces when Garbage let loose.

    2. Courtney Love opening for Lana Del Rey. Courtney was terrible (this from a huge fan of HOLE) and her Riot Girl act didn't gel well with Lana's music. There was a lot of WTF faces on the crowd during the opening act.
     
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    i dont to shows, too loud. i'm too sensitive...
     
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    Mickey Avalon opening for RHCP in OKC. Only time I've seen an act booed off stage at a major venue.
     
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    Bobby Womack opening for Mahogany Rush and Areosmith in 1974......Cincinnati....made no sense. Bobby got a lot of boos.....
     
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    Eagles of Death Metal opening for Guns and Roses.
     
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    chuck berry opening for frank zappa and the mothers, 70's.

    odd to me but berry was very good.
     
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    The Fabulous Thunderbirds opening for Rush.
    Having said that; the opening band that got the worst reception
    I've ever seen, was Warrant opening for Queensryche on the
    "Mindcrime" tour.
    They left the stage after 3 songs.
    Brutal.
    Addendum; The Melvins opening for Rush was kinda weird.
     
  8. Joe Cronin

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    Yes opening for Black Sabbath at Winterland in San Francisco circa 72/73....Never cared for Black Sabbath but I did stay for the first song. I recall people running for the doors..way too loud...Yes did Fragile..they were really good.
     
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    Shawn Phillips opening for Savoy Brown. It wasn't pretty.
     
  10. Don P.

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    Richie Havens opening for Marshall Crenshaw. It was odd pairing, however it was great show.
     
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    Joe Walsh opened for Stevie Nicks in Denver. The stadium was half empty after joe left. I stayed hoping that joe would do a couple of songs with Stevie. Not to happen.
     
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    Saw Sailcat, google them for their one hit, open for Captain Beefheart. The lead singer was drunk and he passed out and fell into the drum kit after three songs.
    Saw The Who open for Herman's Hermits and an unknown Elton John open for Derrick and the Dominios. Just a trio , he was killer.
     
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    Opener 1: Acoustic act covering Miley Cyrus
    Opener 2: Us (thrash metal/heavy punk, depending on who you ask)
    Headliner: Local Christian band.

    The lols were undeniable.
     
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    The Strawbs opening for Robin Trower. Hey there both from England right?

    I saw The Clash open for The Who. They were not well received, got booed but kept right at it, a real hot act. Funny how Who fans thought The Clash was just a bunch of punks.....
     
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    A slight twist on the theme, I saw Dave Mason follow Peter Frampton just before he released the Comes Alive album. People didn't let up after the final encore and were throwing things on stage and booing when Mason came out. I had seen Mason previously and it appeared to me that he opened this time with material he had reserved for his climax.

    This was an all day concert. As a whole all of the preceding acts attracted a different kind of audience. It seemed like a mass evacuation when it was the headliner's, Robin Trower of all people, turn to perform. Looking back Trower was shining with Bridge of Sighs and the concert had been billed as a British thing but the promoter had placed Trower with relative softballs like Fleetwood Mac and Mason. PF could have fit with either at that time.
     
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    Kid Rock opening for the Stones next week. Horrible pairing.
     
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    Yngwie Malmsteen opening for AC/DC in 1985

    SRV opening for Huey Lewis and the News in 1984.
     
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    I came here to post the same thing.
    I saw the same tour.
    It was just weird.
     
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    Roy Buchanan opening for Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show.
    Roy absolutely rocked.
    I didn,t stay to hear Sylvias Mother.
     
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    Joan Jett opening for XTC. Joan was constantly spitting loogies onstage. Andy Partridge was probably skating on them.
     

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