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How many big shows have you be to?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Depth_Charge, Feb 28, 2008.

  1. Just a rough count will do :)

    For someone seriously into music I think I'm lagging waaaay behind.

    Metallica (supported by Kyuss) in 1993 (7th April) at the Perth Entertainment Centre.

    BB King that same year, same place.

    KISS, 1997, Burswood Dome.

    Big Day Out 2006 - Wolfmother, Gerling, Franz Ferdinand, Mudvayne, Hilltop Hoods and a few others I don't remember the names of.

    And yeah, thats about it. I missed a lot of good shows recently due to lack of money. Mortgages and kids will do that. Thank the lord for the internet and youtube :)
  2. Deacon_Blues


    Feb 11, 2007
    2 x Toto, in '99 and '05/'06
    1 x Stevie Wonder in '05
    1 x Steely Dan (on Pori Jazz, a big festival, '07. Elvis Costello also played there with Allan Toussaint, and a couple of other smaller acts. Didn't enjoy that one too much though)
    1 x ac/dc (2000?)

    As you see, I haven't been to many bigger concerts with big names. But I go almost every week to a local jazzclub that I also work in from time to time, and other smaller concerts. There are a few major acts I would like to see live yet though, like Eagles and Pat Metheny Group.
  3. Dmanlamius


    Feb 24, 2008
    I've been lucky enough to see Primus twice over here In England. One was the Brown album tour, and the other was Antipop. Both were amazing...

    Nirvana: at the Reading festival in 92. I dont remember much, I was very young.

    Soundgarden: Cornell did a solo aqoustic version of "Black hole sun". Was amazing.

    Pearl jam: They were a let down for a band I love. It was about the time Vedder started "growing up", and stopped going mad on stage.

    Faith no more: Their last gig over here in 98. Joined on stage by Sparks, for "this town aint big enough." I lost my boot in the mosh, and had to make it home-over 120 miles without it. Classic.

    Rage against the machine: Bit of a let down again. Still loved it, though.

    The Chilli peppers: Seen em three times now, and each was brilliant. I wouldnt go and see them these days though, because they're not nearly as good as a live band as they used to be.

    Loads of other "smaller" bands.

    To see: Tool.
  4. Phalex

    Phalex Semper Gumby Supporting Member

    Oct 3, 2006
    G.R. MI
    I don't go to concerts like I used to.

    I must have seen the Dead 9 times or so, and probably another 50 shows on top of that.
  5. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    Let's see.

    Elton John
    Elton John / Billy Joel
    Chicago x 2
    Doobies x 4
    Linda Ronstadt
    Alison Kraus
    Beach Boys x 2
    Fourplay x 2
    Dave Koz x 6
    Mary-Chapin Carpenter
    Tito Puente
    Tower of Power
    Moody Blues
    Steely Dan
    Clint Black
    Garth Brooks
    Trisha Yearwood
    Huey Lewis
    The Mavericks
    Randy Travis
    Brad Paisley
    Leanne Rimes
    Suzy Boggus
    James Brown
    James Taylor
    The Carpenters
    Sammy Davis Jr.
    Tony Orlando
    Taj Mahal
    Eddie Money
    David Benoit
    Lee Ritenour
    Larry Carlton
    Cheech and Chong
    Bobby Sherman

    ... and a bunch of others I'm sure I've forgotten.

    The two best shows, by far? Sammy Davis Jr. and Elton John.

    I have a partner who has seen the Stones at least 15 times in the last 2 years, and has seen Van Halen at least 5 times since they started this tour.
  6. Valerus


    Aug 4, 2005
    Austin, Texas
    2: Iron Maiden & Queensr├┐che
    About to see Iron Maiden again :D
  7. Hawaii Islander

    Hawaii Islander Supporting Member

    Aug 11, 2007
    Rio Rico, AZ
    Jethro Tull (x2)
    Rolling Stones
  8. Widespread Panic 65x
    Incubus 7x
    Radiohead 2x (about to see 2 more)
    Allman Brothers 4x
    Govt Mule 3x
    Bonarroo 3x
    Roger Waters
    Bela Fleck and the Flecktones
    Stone Temple Pilots
    Cheap Trick
    Peter Frampton
    Snoop Dogg

    Probably been to at least 50 other big concerts, several festivals...not including small concerts, and local bands.

    I heart music.
  9. Steely Dan (many times)
    Billy Preston
    Tower of Power (many times)
    Herbie Hancock
    Miles Davis
    Modern Jazz Quartet
    Bob Dylan
    Leon Russell
    Lynnard Skynnard
    ZZ Top
    Bad Company
    Elton John
    Talking Heads
    John McLaughlin and Mahavishnu Orchestra
    Cheap Trick
    LArry Coryell
    Iggy and the Stooges
    New York Dolls
    Black Oak Arkansas
    Robin Trower
    PRocol Harum
    Weather Report
    Govt Mule
    Bela Fleck
    Widespread Panic
    Graham Parker and the Rumor
    The Specials
    Suzi Quatro
    The Runaways with Joan Jett
    Jp Jp Gunne
    Gun Club
    Average White Band
    Romeo Void
    The Plasmatics
    Dead Kennedys
    The Germs
    The Bags
    The Dickies
    Rufus with Chaka Khan (when she first started out)
    The Section (Leland Sklar, Russ Kunkle -- James Taylor's backup group)
    Rory Gallagher
    Ozark Mountain Daredevils
    Status Quo
    Klaus Nomi
    Grateful Dead
    The Tubes
    Joe Jackson
    Fabulous Rhinestones
    Nina Hagen
    The Blasters
    The Weirdos
    The Screamers
    The Dils
    Los Lobos
    Public Image
    The Go Gos
    The Bangles
    Mom's Apple Pie
    Sylvester and the Hot Band
    Manhattan Transfer

    there's more but it's getting too long. Most of these I saw at either the Starwood, Whisky a GO Go or Santa Monica Civic auditorium in the early to late 70's. Tickets were insanely cheap then.
  10. Vic Winters

    Vic Winters Supporting Member

    Apr 20, 2006
    Rochester, NY
    Aerosmith + Kenny Wayne Shepherd
    John Cougar Mellencamp
    Offspring + Lit
    Korn + Staind
    Red Hot Chili Peppers + Stone Temple Pilots + Fishbone
    Godsmack + Staind + Cold + Systematic
    Aerosmith + Fuel
    Stone Temple Pilots
    The Who + Robert Plant
    Lollapalooza '03 (Jane's Addiction + Audioslave + Incubus + Queens of the Stone Age)
    Puddle of Mudd
    Aerosmith + Cheap Trick
    Warped Tour '04 (A7X + Story of the Year + Yellowcard + New Found Glory and a ton more)
    Green Day + New Found Glory + Sugarcult
    Motley Crue
    Nine Inch Nails
    Blue Oyster Cult
    Velvet Revolver + Alice In Chains

    Coming soon: Rock on the Range mainly for STP, Killswitch, Disturbed, Filter and Flyleaf.
  11. lawsonman


    Dec 19, 2005
    NW IL
    I'm sure I'll miss a bunch but here's some I remember.

    ZZ Top x 4
    Eagles x 2
    Wishbone Ash
    Peter Frampton
    Steve Miller
    James Taylor
    REO Speedwagon
    Bob Seger
  12. never been to a concert or show... ever...
  13. Passinwind

    Passinwind I know nothing. Commercial User

    Dec 3, 2003
    Columbia River Gorge, WA.
    Owner/Designer &Toaster Tech Passinwind Electronics
    Hundreds. How many hundred depends on what you call a big show though.;)
  14. Joey3313


    Nov 28, 2003
    3. 2 were worth it, the other was Slipknot. :rollno:

    If there was a vomiting smily, it would be used.
  15. Yeah I did leave things a bit too open for interpretation... :)
  16. CamMcIntyre


    Jun 6, 2000
    My Dad took my sister & I to a Beach Boys concert when i was 5 or 6.

    Since then....

    Count Basie Big Band-2003 or 2004-i forget which.

    Wayne Shorter Quartet [Danilo Perez, Brian Blade, John Patitucci 2003]-seeing him again in June at Symphony Center [Chicago]!

    Pat Metheny Trio [Christian McBride & David?? Sanchez 2005]

    Herbie Hancock [2007 w/Nathan East, Lionel Hampton, & Vinnie Caluita]

    I'm not counting the freebie concerts in Grant Park w/Jazz Fest.
  17. CrazyArcher


    Aug 5, 2004
    Well, don't know if all of those count as big ones... I suppose they do, not many bands come over here...

    Destructon/megadeth (The gig was stopped in the middle of Megadeth's show - which sucked - after something like 5 songs. I came to see Destruction anyway)
  18. Warfrat73


    Nov 18, 2007
    I'm surprised that nobody's mentioned anything about the OP's suggestion that being "seriously into music" equates to going to lots of big shows. I've been to lots of big shows, but many of the big ones were more about having a good time, drinking some beers in the parking lot, meeting girls, etc. Music frequently took a back seat, I mean I probably heard Steve Miller play his greatest hits album 10 different times throughout the 90's, the show barely changed. I've found that over the last 10-15years the most interesting music that I've experienced has been in smaller venues or smaller stages at festivals.

    But for what it's worth:
    The Dead (with or w/o Jerry) 12x
    Ani DiFranco 12x (or so)
    Steve Miller 9-10x
    Leftover Salmon 10x
    Yonder Mountain String Band 8x
    Bob Dylan 7x
    Rat Dog 7-8x
    Phil Lesh 6x
    Neil Young (with or w/o CSN) 5x
    Phish 6x
    Eric Clapton
    Pearl Jam
    Dizzy Gillespe
    Miles Davis (too young to remember)
    George Clinton
    A Bunch of Symphonies
    Lots of other stuff
  19. Unrepresented

    Unrepresented Something Borderline Offensive

    Jul 1, 2006
    San Diego, CA
    Soundgarden x 2
    NIN - w/then unknown Marilyn Manson
    Black Sabbath (pre-reunion) - w/Motorhead
    Van Halen - Skid Row
    Cake x 3
    Megadeth w/Korn
    Ozzy w/ Deftones and Korn
    Scorpions w/Alice Cooper
    Rock the Bells Fest: Rage Against the Machine/Wu Tang/Cypress Hill/Roots/Public Enemy (seen them separately too)/Nas...
    Lollapalooza '96: Metallica/Soundgarden/Devo/Rancid/Ramones/Screaming Trees
    Flaming Lips x 2
    Modest Mouse/Shins
    P.O.D. w/Switchfoot
    Violent Femmes (free show and the worst one of the bunch)
    Heaven and Hell Tour: Dio fronted Sabbath w/Megadeth

    I'm blanking on more, but I those are the "big" shows...
  20. Blue Oyster Cult
    Deep Purple
    The Who
    Some other small bands...

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