What is the last show that really impressed/excited you ?

Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by Maxime1980, Jun 16, 2019.

  1. What is the last show that really impressed/excited you ?
    What is the last show that really made a lasting impression on you & what do you remember of it ?
    What is the reason you were impressed and giddy with excitement ?
    Having seen a lot of shows or not so much, does it take even more to 'wow' you over & to make that connection even stronger ?


    For me, it was seeing Fly Pan Am (Fly Pan Am - Constellation) in Montreal at La Sala Rossa last night (max. cap. 220 ppl!) as part of the Suoni Per Il Popolo festival
    They have been inactive since 2006 (save for 1 reunion show last November 2018 that i unfortunately missed), although all members keep busy with projects and bands.
    Needless to say i have very high expectations and very fond memories of seeing them at that same hometown venue in late 2006.......................and yes, they surpassed themselves : all new material unlike what they did prior live or recorded material.

    What does this sounds like ? A mixture of funk, krautrock, musique concrète, punk (and a lot of remixing of themselves and sampling themselves) done by people who have played as a unit since 1996. Does it work ? Very well : they were super tight, used show projections, laptops, samples and electronics & bass, guitars, drums and processed vocals.
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    (Pardon me for the bad pictures and angle, but it gives you an idea of it all from my point of view when right next to the stage.)
    Best part of it all ?
    This was a (mostly) local show with 8 bands for 15$ ! :hyper::woot:
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  2. MrLenny1


    Jan 17, 2009
    New England
    Zappa plays Zappa. Dweezil and crew nailed Frank's music.
    The music was overwhelming.
  3. andawun


    Jul 13, 2009
    July 2018, Tedeschi Trucks w/ Marcus King. Little outside ampitheater and the sound and weather were great!!!
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  4. JRA

    JRA my words = opinion Gold Supporting Member

    dexter gordon at a union hall...years ago (70's, early 80's?) i've seen plenty of great shows since, but i'll always remember that one.
  5. Muppet
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  6. The Pretenders. Man can Chryssie Hynde still sing. I was flabbergasted.
  7. Roger Waters 'Us and Them' tour January 2018
    I wasn't going to go to the concert initially, but got an e-mail from the ticket office on the day of his second show about a last minute special $79.95 for tickets, so we got 2 and wife & I went.... musically it was incredibly good - his band nailed every song, but visually it was stunning
    Very hard to believe he is 74-75

    Same with Paul McCartney 2 years ago - he played about 35 + songs for 3 hours without taking a break.
    in comparison a friend of my wife went to see Bruno Mars and said he only played 15 songs and was on stage for less that 2 hours.
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  8. Killed_by_Death

    Killed_by_Death Snaggletooth Inactive

    KISS at the Troubadour, 1992

    best prior to that was Corrosion of Conformity at the Whisky
    It was so great I saw them two nights in a row, $12 at the door.
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  9. buldog5151bass

    buldog5151bass Kibble, milkbones, and P Basses. And redheads.

    Oct 22, 2003
    I still think the best show I ever saw was Elton John back in the late 70s. First set was just EJ on piano. After a quick break, he came back on stage, and the backdrop lifted. When the smoke cleared, there was Ray Cooper, surrounded by every kind of drums and percussion known to mankind, along with an electric piano for him - they played another 2 hours non-stop. Cooper can do more with a tambourine than I've seen some drummers do with an entire kit.
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  10. I remember the HBO broadcast one of their duo tours. Elton introduced Ray and said Ray would steal the show that night.

    He pretty much did! Ray is an amazing player, his work adds so much to most of the tunes on "Rock of the Westies".
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  11. Hopefully at the end of August I will come back to this thread and say, "The George Clinton P-Funk Farewell show I saw last week".
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  12. Beetfarm615


    Feb 15, 2017
    The 1975! Crowd participation was epic!
  13. jbybj

    jbybj Supporting Member

    Jun 11, 2008
    Los Angeles
    Bruno burns a lot more calories than Sir Paul.
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  14. jbybj

    jbybj Supporting Member

    Jun 11, 2008
    Los Angeles
    A few weeks ago at L.A. Rec Center, with about 15 other folks, I saw “Godcaster” and was blown away. I went to see another band and knew nothing of them. They were like a blend of Zappa, Weird Al, and Brian Ferry. Unfortunately they have very little material online, and none of it compares to what I saw.
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  15. Spidey2112


    Aug 3, 2016
    RUSH R40... Scorpions... GD Gallows/Scott Biram/Urban Pioneers... Martin Barre... all in Columbus... I don't see many, but the ones I have were all great.
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  16. PaulCISSA

    PaulCISSA Unsweetened, highly-caffeinated Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 10, 2014
    Northest New Jersey
    Steven Wilson @ The Capital Theater in Port Chester, NY this past December. I’d been to countless Porcupine Tree concerts and none were even close to the audio and video perfection that the group brought to this awesome old theater. An amazing event with a level of performance expertise worth mentioning.
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  17. Tommy Castro, in 2015. I had no idea going in. My dad kept saying it would be awesome, he was right
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  18. bluesblaster


    Jan 2, 2008
    Zappa plays Zappa a couple years ago in a small theater, which may have been the last show I saw until the other night when we went to see the Stanley Clarke band in a small Jazz club here in town, He played the upright almost the whole time, I love Stan's Upright playing, great show.

    Other great shows this century were Todd Rundgren Doing the Wizard a true star in its entirety, The classic YES lineup, Andersen, Bruford, Wakeman, Squire and Howe was pretty amazing as well.
  19. Noble_Rot


    Jul 30, 2017
    East Coast
    modest mouse at the Capitol Theater in Port Chester NY a couple of years ago. Great place for live music. I’d also mention Los Lobos and Pixies at the same venue but they were previous.
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  20. socialleper

    socialleper Bringer of doom and top shelf beer Supporting Member

    May 31, 2009
    Canyon Country, CA
    I don't go to a lot of shows as a fan anymore. I don't know how or why, but at some point it stopped being fun. I can't enjoy it because I'm thinking too much about it.
    The sound is off.
    I can't see the band.
    My feet hurt from standing for hours.
    I actually have to think about what to do so I'm not just standing there.
    It is kind of a bummer that I can't just enjoy a show.
    I saw Khemmis last year and it was a good show. A few years before that I got to see Bolt Thrower, I very rare thing. Also a great show.
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