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Piggybacking off of Impur's thread....

What's the best (or most favorite) concert you've ever seen?

 

For me:

 

1) Pink Floyd, "Dark Side of the Moon" tour - My first concert, 15 years old.

2) Bruce Springsteen, "The River" tour 1980 - Four hours of nonstop Bruce

3) The "US Festival" 1982 - 3 days and nights of Rock & Roll with 200,000 of my closest friends.

4) Genesis "Trick of The Tale" tour - The first after Peter Gabriel left.

5) Grateful Dead @ Winterland, S.F. - New years Eve - I forget the year (and most everything else from that night) (rock2)

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(laugh)(laugh) Fun list! You know it's got to be good when you can't remember it!

 

Let's see...

 

1. Blondie - Parrallel lines tour/KGON rising star concert at the Paramount during an ice storm... $5.00 to get it, 2/3 empty and they still kicked @$$!

 

2. Lone Justice in San Jaun Capistrano... oh my, can Marie MacKee hypnotize on stage.

 

3. Zap Mama at the Aladdin - funky and cool and my wife and I hooked up there :D

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Piggybacking off of Impur's thread....

What's the best (or most favorite) concert you've ever seen?

 

For me:

 

1) Pink Floyd, "Dark Side of the Moon" tour - My first concert, 15 years old.

2) Bruce Springsteen, "The River" tour 1980 - Four hours of nonstop Bruce

3) The "US Festival" 1982 - 3 days and nights of Rock & Roll with 200,000 of my closest friends.

4) Genesis "Trick of The Tale" tour - The first after Peter Gabriel left.

5) Grateful Dead @ Winterland, S.F. - New years Eve - I forget the year (and most everything else from that night) (rock2)

 

lol... I wasn't even born when these took place...(laugh)

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Ted Nugent and frank Marino and Mahogany rush in the paramount theater.

 

Blue oyster cult, Black Sabbath, Molly hatchet, and Riot at the Oregon jam in Salem.

 

Angel city in the paramount theater for .92cents KGON catch a rising star concerts, Pat benatar same price different night.

 

Van Halen touring with there second album.

 

Took my wife to Garth Brooks back in his hayday.

 

Judas priest.

 

Seen Def leopard open for Pat Travers before they were famous, they kicked butt.

 

AC/DC was a favorite.

 

Kiss in there hayday.

 

RUSH 2112

 

Motley crue

 

Guns & Roses

 

Velvet revolver with Alice n Chains

 

I will add to this list as I remember more.

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hard to rank, here are my top 5

 

1 floyd, division bell at oakland '94

2 lollapalooza 1 at the shoreline '91

3 metallica and GnR, had snake pit tickets in rose bowl stadium '92

4 bowie and the cure at hollywood bowl '96

5 santana and rusted root at the shoreline '97

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1. First concert, Elvis Presley 1969 (I was a little kid, so I don't remember much)

2. All 20 of the times I saw the Grateful Dead

3. Metallica Monsters of Rock tour at the Pontiac Silverdome

4 Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young Rose Garden

5. Pink Floyd The Wall Tour

6. Reo Speedwagon 1985

8. Cheap Trick 1987 lexington KY

9. Agreeing with Scott about the US Festival

10. Neil Young The Gorge in the early 1990's

11. Seafood Mama (John, remember these guys) The WOW Hall in Eugene

12. Pantera at the Salem Armory

13. Def Leppard and Uriah Heep at the Eugene Fairgrounds 1984ish

14. Tower of Power 1985 in Eugene at the Lonestar

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Family Values tour at the Rose Garden 1999: Limp Bizkit, Primus, Staind, Method Man & Redman, Ja Rule, Korn, The Crystal Method, Mobb Deep and Filter

 

Man Les Claypool tore it up wearing a blue army helmet. Primus is AWESOME in concert.

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Continuing on with my top 10:

 

6) Lynyrd Skynyrd and the Outlaws @ San Jose Civic - 1975

7) Pink Floyd "Animals" tour @ Oakland Colesium - ~1977

8) Elton John all by himself playing the Piano @ Berkley Community Theater - 1980

9) Blue Oyster Cult (I've seen them maybe 30 times, hard to pick a fave.)

10) Jethro Tull "War Child" tour @ Oakland Colesium - 1976

11) Nirvana @ Salem Armory - 1993

 

Rock On!!(rock2)(rock2)(rock2)

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Wow Hall or McDonald Theater probably

 

I also saw Kid Rock at the Salem Armory with Powerman 5000 and another band i can't remember. Not a huge Kid Rock fan but dang that dude is talented. He played every single instrument on stage. Trumpet, keyboard, drums, both guitars, and like 4 others. It was a great show. Plus its Kid Rock, the chicks in the audience are practically topless the whole time.

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The EMU, it was the student union. They used to get some cool acts at The Black Forest Tavern too. I say John Kaye and Steppenwolf at the Cuthbert in Alton Baker Park in the mid 80's.

 

Remember Oregon Jam. With Journey? That was a rocking show also.

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The EMU, it was the student union. They used to get some cool acts at The Black Forest Tavern too. I say John Kaye and Steppenwolf at the Cuthbert in Alton Baker Park in the mid 80's.

 

Remember Oregon Jam. With Journey? That was a rocking show also.

 

I"m not sure you can use the words journey and rocking in the same sentence:D

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I"m not sure you can use the words journey and rocking in the same sentence:D

 

I saw Journey and Blue Oyster Cult -Pre Steve Perry- at the San Jose Civic Auditorium in about 1975-76. They sure rocked back then. I also saw the very first concert after Steve Perry joined Journey. They opened for Emerson Lake and Palmer at the Cow Palace. Journey just about got booed off the stage. Everybody hated them!

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gogol bordello is one of the most high energy shows ive ever been to. two encores. they never slowed down. and every member of the audience is moving at all times. incredible.

 

muse was a surprisingly fantastic concert. great lights. their music and vocals are just as thrilling live as on cd.

 

dave matthews at the gorge is always an enjoyable experience, in addition to the actual musical part.

 

ben folds always puts on an enjoyable show. lots of audience interaction.

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