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There is no way I can remember all of them. I started going to concerts sometime in the late 70s. Then there are the ones that I played in, worked security for or ran audio for. The list is...extensive.
 

I started keeping show journals in the 00s, both for ones I've played and ones I've attended. I really wish I had started doing that from the beginning. While I've got a strong memory and can call some of the earliest of them to mind, it's not the same as having a written record from back then.

There is no way I can remember all of them. I started going to concerts sometime in the late 70s. Then there are the ones that I played in, worked security for or ran audio for. The list is...extensive.
 

I started keeping show journals in the 00s, both for ones I've played and ones I've attended. I really wish I had started doing that from the beginning. While I've got a strong memory and can call some of the earliest of them to mind, it's not the same as having a written record from back then.
Truth...
 

Mad_Jack

Hero
Y'know, I was almost positive I remembered seeing Corrosion of Conformity at a local venue back in the late '90's but I just looked at a site that listed all their concert dates and apparently, they never played around here during that time.
Damn I'm getting old.
 


Mad_Jack

Hero
Nah... Now that I think of it, I seem to recall that I didn't go to the show because it wasn't quite local enough for me, and I wasn't into them quite enough to travel that far and pay that much to see them. I was a broke college student at the time.
 

CleverNickName

Limit Break Dancing
Hmm...let's see how many music concerts I can remember...
  • My first concert was Def Leppard's "Hysteria" tour in 1980-something. I was still in high school, and they were my favorite band.
  • And I think my second concert was Monster Magnet and Candlebox, in the early 90s
Then everything starts running together, so I'll present them in no particular order:
  • U2's "How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb" tour, which was meh.
  • Def Leppard's "Adrenalize" tour, pretty good show. This would have been, what, 1994?
  • Def Leppard / Journey double-headline at Red Rocks Amphitheatre. Best venue I've ever seen.
  • Matchbox Twenty "Yourself or Someone Like You" tour. The sound of the 90s for me.
  • The Airborne Toxic Event, live at the Roseland. Excellent show, excellent after-party.
  • Matchbox Twenty "Mad Season" tour. Tonic was the opening band. Pretty good show.
  • Sixpence None the Richer, "Beautiful Mess" tour. Had waffles with the band after the show.
  • Gogol Bordello, live at the Crystal Ballroom. Excellent show, terrible venue.
  • The Airborne Toxic Event, "All At Once" tour, excellent show.
  • The Airborne Toxic Event, "Such Hot Blood" tour, amazing show.
  • Gogol Bordello, "Seekers & Finders" tour, one of the best shows I've been to.
  • Jonathan Coulton, live at The Aladdin. Paul & Storm opened. It was so good.
  • An Evening With Amanda Palmer and Neil Gaimon. Unlike any other show I've been to.
  • Billy Joel / Elton John double-headline at...some venue in Denver, can't remember its name. Good show.
  • The Doubleclicks, live at the Doug Fir Lounge. They are amazing.
That's about all that I can think of, off the top of my head.
 
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Hmm...let's see how many music concerts I can remember...
  • My first concert was Def Leppard's "Hysteria" tour in 1980-something. I was still in high school, and they were my favorite band <SNIP>
Great show, in the round, Tesla opened (and was awesome) and I sat about 4 rows back on the side. normally crappy seats but since they were in the round I was at eye level with the stage
 

  • Gogol Bordello, live at the Crystal Ballroom. Excellent show, terrible venue.
Saw them opening for Primus around 2010 in Cleveland. I never heard of them before, and it was like a circus on stage.
Great show, in the round, Tesla opened (and was awesome)
I saw Tesla a bunch in the early 2000s. They used to come through town and play the local club circuit for a while. They always put on a great show. Too bad Tommy Skeotch isn't with them anymore. Think Troy Luketta left too. Unfortunately, anything after Psychotic Supper was kind of forgettable. Very underrated band IMO.
 

Lord Mhoram

Adventurer
I've not seen a lot of shows, but my list.

  • Kingston Trio (I was like 8, my parents went and I was dragged along. From what little I can remember it was fun).
  • Styx - Kilroy was Here tour. I loved the whole concert within a play thing.
  • Eurythmics - Touch tour - Howard Jones opened. That was a blast.
  • Ratt, Fastway and Bronze - hair metal concert. I ended up in a Ratt video on a crowd shot from that (Wanted Man).
  • Judas Priest - Defenders of the Faith tour. That was extreme.
  • Billy Joel - Tour for the Bridge - we had dress circle first row, and could see his fingers on the keys. We could have had floor on the other side of the venue - it pays to know how the artist sets up their stage.
  • Meat Loaf with Cheap Trick Opening - Bat out of Hell 2 Tour - it was fantastic.
  • John Fogerty - Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers opened - Deja Vu tour if I remember. I enjoyed the show, and because a huge fan of Clyne.
  • Rush - Snakes and Arrows Tour. It was Rush, so it was fantastic.
  • Jake Shimibikuru - This was at a small outdoor venue - maybe sat 3000. He was amazing.
  • Big Bad Voodoo Daddy - Same Venue as above, we were like 20 feet from the stage - these guys were/are our favorite Neoswing band, and it was a great sho.
  • Ryan Shupe and the Rubber Band - same venue - he was a local (I actually lived about 20 blocks from him but didn't know it until later). They put on a fantastic show.
  • Return to Forever - their Reunion tour - with the best lineup - Di Meola, Corea, Clarke, and White. I never thought I'd see that lineup because they had split by the time I discovered them. That was just a tour de force of musicianship.
 



Dannyalcatraz

Schmoderator
Staff member
Speaking of singalong bands…

When Metallica was out on the AJFA tour, I HAD to go see Queensÿche, who was opening, supporting Operation: Mindcrime.

I’m glad I did, because in a way, it was almost cursed. (Maybe it was, from their perspective.) The day of the show, they did an appearance/autograph session at Sound Warehouse, and I was there. Geoff Tate saw what I was wearing (it stood out, and so did I), especially my skull & crossbones suspenders. He liked them, and said so. I almost gave them to him, but didn’t, instead saying, “I got them at Miller’s Outpost!” He looked puzzled and disappointed. It’s good I didn’t do the fanboy thing, though- shortly before I was going to get in my car with my friends and go to the arena, the clasps failed “explosively”, sending parts all over my dorm room. I had to put on different suspenders.

Later, as Tate was trying to do an audience participation bit with “Revolution Calling” he tried to get the crowd to shout…well… “Revolution Calling!” Instead, most simply went “Yay!” Again, poor Geoff looked deflated.
 
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Saw them opening for Primus around 2010 in Cleveland. I never heard of them before, and it was like a circus on stage.

I saw Tesla a bunch in the early 2000s. They used to come through town and play the local club circuit for a while. They always put on a great show. Too bad Tommy Skeotch isn't with them anymore. Think Troy Luketta left too. Unfortunately, anything after Psychotic Supper was kind of forgettable. Very underrated band IMO.

I wish I had seen Tesla back in their heyday. Ditto Dokken. Two of my favorite singalong bands from that era.
I've seen Tesla 4? times and Dokken twice. Dokken was the original lune up (both in the 80s as opening acts) Tesla with 3 different line-ups, opening (80s) Club (90s) Opening and headlining (10s)
 

Speaking of singalong bands…

When Metallica was out on the AJFA tour, I HAD to go see Queensÿche, who was opening, supporting Operation: Mindcrime.

I’m glad I did, because in a way, it was almost cursed. (Maybe it was, from their perspective.) The day of the show, they did an appearance/autograph session at Sound Warehouse, and I was there. Geoff Tate saw what I was wearing (it stood out, and so did I), especially my skull & crossbones suspenders. He liked them, and said so. I almost gave them to him, but didn’t, instead saying, “I got them at Miller’s Outpost!” He looked puzzled and disappointed. It’s good I didn’t do the fanboy thing, though- shortly before I was going to get in my car with my friends and go to the arena, the clasps failed “explosively”, sending parts all over my dorm room. I had to put on different suspenders.

Later, as Tate was trying to do an audience participation bit with “Revolution Calling” he tried to get the crowd to shout…well… “Revolution Calling!” Instead, most simply went “Yay!” Again, poor Geoff looked deflated.
They don't build rock audiences like they used to. 🤣🤣 🤘
 

Saw them opening for Primus around 2010 in Cleveland. I never heard of them before, and it was like a circus on stage.

I saw Tesla a bunch in the early 2000s. They used to come through town and play the local club circuit for a while. They always put on a great show. Too bad Tommy Skeotch isn't with them anymore. Think Troy Luketta left too. Unfortunately, anything after Psychotic Supper was kind of forgettable. Very underrated band IMO.
Troy never left the band, but there were a couple times when he had some health issues that he had a 'sit in' replacement. I was glad when Tommy came back, but knee it couldn't last, he just can't get off the junk. 😞
 

Troy never left the band, but there were a couple times when he had some health issues that he had a 'sit in' replacement. I was glad when Tommy came back, but knee it couldn't last, he just can't get off the junk. 😞
I think they all had their problems through the years. Pretty sure I read that Tommy was kicked out if of the band for stealing equipment for drug money, but I could be mistaken. Last time I saw them was 2004 or 2005 and Jeff Keith said he had a cold, translation, drunk and coked up seemed more like it. Was probably the worst I've ever saw them play. I bought Into the Now and Forever More but I didnt care much for those CDs. I dont follow them much anymore but maybe I'll dust off those two and give them another listen.
 



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