Probably the most memorable, in retrospect, was The Smiths, when they toured in support of The Queen is Dead. The summer between high school and college. But, at the time I was pissed because there were so many stage jumpers it disrupted the show.
I saw Dead or Alive (of "You Spin Me Round Like A Record" fame) in a little basement club. There weren't a hundred people there.
U2. A couple of times. First time was in a smallish room in Boston. Good. Second time was at Sullivan Stadium. Took us longer to get out of the parking lot than the show ran.
The Tragically Hip outdoors at the Minnesota Zoo. Gordon came out wearing a brown leisure suit. The night before had been rained out so all of those ticketholders were allowed to come the next night with those of us Saturday night ticketholders. It was packed.
The Hip are just so much fun.
Oh, and I was on a date with DH. And we ran into someone from work (we worked at the same company at the time) and NO ONE at work knew we were dating. She was nice to not make let out our secret.
First concert: REM in 1986. It wasn't very good. Best concert, music-wise: Radiohead in 2000. Marred by the fact that my BFF's H had left her the night before. Best concert, fun-wise: a Neil Diamond tribute band called Super Diamond, in 2001, I think? BFF and I got drunk, pushed our way to the front and did everything but throw our underwear at the band. They invited us to have drinks with them afterwards, lol.
My favorite has to be Kenny Chesney. I was invited by a coworker to go 2 years ago; she had an extra ticket (the pair was a gift), no one would go with her, and I only knew a few songs. We had THE BEST time, and I was hooked! So I went again to see him with Jason Aldean last year (AMAZING), and we're going again this summer to see him with Miranda Lambert.
My next favorite would have to be Little Big Town. U2's Zoo TV Tour was fun, Chicago was awesome, Duran Duran 5 years ago or so was great.
I have a bunch lined up in June: Luke Bryan w/ LBT, Dixie Chicks, and then Kenny.
ETA: I would love to see Pet Shop Boys or Howard Jones. They seem to tour the UK quite a bit, with maybe a few dates here and there in the US, but not usually near me.
I want to say Incubus, Halloween 2002, but that might have been more because DH and I had just started dating. We also saw them with Linkin Park in 2010. They were the middle band, between Mutemath and Linkin Park, and since most people were there for LP, the crowd was still pretty small. I don't think Incubus has the following any more to headline big venues, so I'm kind of looking forward to them touring the smaller venues.
BFF and I took her daughter to see Imagine Dragons last year, and it was amazing.
My first ever concert was Billy Ocean at Milwaukee's Summerfest back in 1986. It was right after he did the song for the "Romancing the Stone" movie. Man I feel old.
DH will say that he's a huge music fan, but he always has some excuse to skip a concert. He's all "I just don't like crowds." newsflash, DH-no one does! It's just something you tolerate to get to the fun stuff. Last year I missed out on 2-3 concerts I wanted to go to, and I finally got tired of it, so when I had the chance to see Cage the Elephant at a record store, I was going to go, with or without DH. I ended up going without, and just talking to people in the crowd around me, and I had a great time. I see more solo concert trips in my near future, because there are 3 shows coming up that I want to see, and I'm tired of DH being the reason I miss out.
Post by dorothyinAus on Apr 4, 2016 18:45:42 GMT -5
I'm late to attending concerts. I've really started since I met DH.
But Simon & Garfunkel in Melbourne 2009 was excellent. I am so glad I got to see them. It was the day after Michael Jackson died and Garfunkel's tribute version of Bright Eyes was so very moving. Both Simon & Garfunkel had their own backing bands on stage and it was a great mix of S&G hits as well as their solo hits. Thinking back to Garfunkel singing El Condor Pasa (If I Could) still gives me chills.
I'd also have to rate Elton John pretty high up there, and Weird Al. DH has a position as a reviewer for an online music magazine, so we've gotten to see some really great concerts.
You're the winner of this game. Where? What was it like? My mother saw them too and she said she couldn't hear a thing because of the screaming.
Your mom is right; hardly remember the music. It was in New Orleans (home) and my piano teacher had tickets through the radio station to their one performance in a stadium used for high school football. I was just so excited. I also won tickets to Liberace, which was cool in a very different way.
At that age, I was in love with David McCallum, from Man from U.N.C.L.E, now Ducky on NCIS. So funny. I have the autograph of George Harrison's sister, whom I met at the airport when she visited. Alas, none actually valuable. (Well, I have a few opera star's autographs (Maria Callas, Joan Sutherland), but I don't think anyone cares.
Was it the concert at City Park Stadium? My Dad had tickets to the first concert they played in City Park Stadium, but he had to work an emergency shift and couldn't go. His girlfriend broke up with him because of it. He stopped listening to the Beatles after that.
Neil Diamond, Buffalo Springfield, Springsteen, Righteous Brothers, Garth Brooks, Faith Hill & Tim McGraw, Dolly Parton and numerous old country stars. Chris Isaak puts on an amazing show!! Saw Elton John in Vegas and he was excellent. My older sister took me to see the Turtles and Association (yes, she is old, too). My DH saw the Beatles, he was fairly young and had no business at a concert, lol.
Yes, Tad Gormley Stadium in City Park. There were photos in the paper for the 50th anniversary of that concert not long ago. I'm really happy to have that memory because the stadium was full of flood water in Katrna. It is ok now.
Sorry, didn't mean to imply you were older than you are. When you say Beatles and New Orleans at a high school stadium, I think City Park Stadium.
I don't think I've been to Gormley since my younger brother was in high school, so 1995 or 96. My brothers are Holy Cross Men -- so I went to quite a few games at Tad Gormley. (In case you're wondering, I'm a Dominican girl.) Good to hear it's back to looking good.
Depeche Mode in London (last year) Billy Joel in New Jersey (early 90s) Madonna in NYC (early 90s) Saffire Uppity Blues Women - several times in the early 2000's - if you have not heard them check out this youtube video(just the music not an actual video) This song is appropriate for the board.
The Go-Go's in 1982 when I was 14, my first real concert.
I saw the Go-Go's in 1982. My first concert ever! I was 7 (thanks Dad!).
Best ever was Fishbone probably around 2000. Very small venue. Lead singer was walking through the crowd and it was just a really small, unbelievably energetic show.
I did see the Killers right before they got huge - what was the song, Somebody Told Me? It was seriously just weeks before that song broke. 50 people at the show, tops. My ex-H was the only person who was clapping after most of their songs. It was crazy how big they got just right after that.
Post by Shreddingbetty on Apr 16, 2016 22:37:47 GMT -5
Not a big concert goer but I have been to 3 I think. My friend reminded me that I won tickets to a Jason Donovan concert back in the 80s somewhere, I vaguely remembered that we went and saw him but had no clue I won tickets. We attempted to go see George Michael around that time too except he canceled his concert because of vocal cord issues I think. With my Xh I went to Queenryche back in the 90s and with DH i went to see the Rolling Stones in 2003 the day that the challenger blew up, We went to some outdoor concerts at the botanical gardens and saw James Taylor one time. One time we saw Marc Cohn there as well and that night he got shot in the head in an attempted car jacking. We saw some othesr as well but I don't remember them. We also saw hootie and the blowfish, I guess I've been to more concerts than I thought