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Funnyman 04-28-2011 06:31 PM

Your favorite live concert
What was your favorite concert you been to, who's the band, what was it like?

My two favorite concerts I saw was Tool, along with Meshuggah when Thomas Haake played Traid with the band.

The other was Trent Reznor (Nine Inch Nails) during Lights In The Sky tour.

chaymus 04-28-2011 06:50 PM

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Flaming Lips played a show at our state fair's grandstand a few years back. Epic imagery and motion, the music was something you felt you were a part of rather than just hearing, great show all around and will probably stay in my head until I die.

daredrummer 04-29-2011 06:00 AM

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Nodiggie 04-29-2011 07:29 AM

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Originally Posted by daredrummer (Post 835482)


2nd would be anything with the Symphony

dtmbars 05-02-2011 06:50 PM

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Blink 182, I just love watching them mess around between songs, joke with each other and do stupid crap.

kissarmyfreak 05-02-2011 07:16 PM

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Overall show... KISS!

But at every show I do go to I pay alot of attention to the drummers to just watch & thier style & check out how they do what they do.

nhzoso 05-02-2011 07:27 PM

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saw YES the 90125 concert..Blew me away and I was not a real big fan at the time.

A very close 2nd would have to be Motley Crue who had just released shout at the devil and they opened up for Ozzie who just released Bark at the Moon. This was an all out azz kicking concert. I still had the red MC T' Shirt a few years ago but I think it got destroyed. Jake E Lee was unreal and does not get enough credit as a great guitarist IMO.

THE MUFFIN MAN 05-02-2011 07:59 PM

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musicianship and talent that is unbelievable. to of the tightest, most precise bands in the world. rarley do you find bands that sound as good or even BETTER on stage.

DrumDemon 05-02-2011 08:10 PM

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Lamb of God and Shadows Fall opening for Slipknot

The best part was not Slipknot, even though Joey did his drum solo from the Disasterpiece Dvd. But I've never been impressed with Joey's drumming to be honest.

nhzoso 05-04-2011 09:45 PM

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Originally Posted by THE MUFFIN MAN (Post 836844)

musicianship and talent that is unbelievable. to of the tightest, most precise bands in the world. rarley do you find bands that sound as good or even BETTER on stage.

Do you mean Slade?.......................

chaymus 05-04-2011 09:55 PM

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Originally Posted by nhzoso (Post 837805)
Do you mean Slade?.......................

No need to ask. He's a smooth operator.

classicstar 05-05-2011 12:26 AM

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Probably Mastodon on the Crack The Skye tour. They played every song I was hoping they would, was front row for all of Mastodon (caught in moshes for most of the openers), the lighting and sound were excellent, the crowd was amazing, was loud but not too loud to not wear plugs, and I had a lot of "moments" with most of the members. Not to mention I couldn't get enough of this band at the time. Also, all of the openers (still not a fan of Between The Buried And Me though) kicked tons of ass and were just great music and put on a good show!

Another would have to be Metallica. They put on an amazing show, and I was still obsessed with them at the time (I had like a two year phase that was almost nonstop Metallica) and it was just an amazing experience. But Mastodon topped it in almost every area.

dwdrummerky 05-05-2011 09:23 PM

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Tool back in 2001 Lateralus tour and Dream Theater in 2000 metropolis tour were both great shows
Saw Alice in Chains last Feb. and they were just great live.

Biscuit 05-05-2011 10:19 PM

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Metallica back 91 while they turing on the "Black Album". I forget who opend for them but Metallica was awsome that night. They were a machine back then.

Disturbed last year ( i think). It was a great show but i was still a little dissapointed. I guess i was just expecting more from them.

Creed in 01 Weathered Tour. This was before i actually really listend to them but my wife was a huge fan so i went. I was very surprised at their live show. Alot of fire and pyhro( spelling) and just overall a great show even though i didn't know any of their songs at the time. lol

I guess for me those kinda stand out at the moment.

THE MUFFIN MAN 05-05-2011 10:58 PM

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Originally Posted by nhzoso (Post 837805)
Do you mean Slade?.......................

noooo, i meant SADE, as in Smooth Operator SADE. although named after their lead singer (SADE ADU) they are actually a band, and some of the finest musicians around.


Originally Posted by chaymus (Post 837809)
No need to ask. He's a smooth operator.

ha ha well said!

Boom Boom Dah 05-06-2011 03:50 PM

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Blink are my Favorite Band so when I saw them live for the first time I was pretty happy.

But best band I have seen live so far has to be AFI.

rmandelbaum 05-07-2011 01:37 AM

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to many to choose one,

Some of my favorites I have been to over the years are

Pink Floyd - The Wall

Paul McCartney

UFO - I think it was in 1978

Rush - Many Times

DT Many Times

Just a few

HoM3R 05-07-2011 03:07 AM

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Queens of stone age 14-5-2011
the future!

dj symptoms 05-08-2011 12:51 AM

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Primus - Hallucinogenetics Tour
Municipal Waste - Waste The World Tour

ronymark 05-26-2011 08:29 AM

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My Favourite live concert are define below:

Simon and Garfunkel
Peter Frampton Comes Alive
The Rolling Stones

dantheman 05-29-2011 11:39 AM

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Some favs come to mind:

Eric Clapton
Billy Joel
Elton john
Tom petty & the heartbreakers
David bowie
The Eagles
Cheap trick
and some guy named Paul McCartney!

DragonDrumNinja 06-01-2011 03:34 AM

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Some that come to mind at the moment are

Dream Theater: Live in Budokan


Avenged Sevenfold: Live in the LBC
(one of those rare cases where it sounds better than the album)

creepshow 06-01-2011 08:26 AM

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Bauhaus in 2005 at the Metropolis in Montreal.

Fishbones 06-01-2011 11:58 AM

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The Black Keys gave a great show - same with the Raconteurs. I've always wanted to see a more electronic-oriented band as opposed to the hundreds of gritty rock shows I've seen. I don't think I'd be used to it...

stitch 06-01-2011 06:33 PM

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King's X at the Horseshoe tavern in Toronto. Don't remember the year!! Gotta love Doug Pinnick's voice and is 12 strings bass. Badlands, in 1990 at a small club in Montreal that was called La Brique. What a show! Jake E Lee was on fire and Ray Gillen was probably one of the best, if not the best, 80's hair metal singer. AC\DC In Montreal at the olympic Stadium.Pure Rock'n'roll.

THE MUFFIN MAN 06-01-2011 11:09 PM

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Primus circa 1995 was OUTSTANDING as well!

Fur drummer 06-08-2011 04:48 AM

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Pink Floyd - "The Division Bell Tour", 1994, Pontiac Silverdome. They played the entire "Dark Side of the Moon."

egbt4 01-02-2012 05:02 PM

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Lol, the only live concert I 've been at was the Opeth " Heritage " tour .

resohead 01-02-2012 06:15 PM

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So many...

Sly and the Family Stone


Cheap Trick

are a few.

Midnite Zephyr 01-02-2012 06:31 PM

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Tom Petty and Jackson Brown in 2002 at The Forum in LA.

I was getting a contact high from all the smoke. It was a surreal experience.

Then again, I saw Iron Maiden in 1987 at Arco Arena in Sacramento.

That one was great because we had front row in the seating section.

Mad About Drums 01-02-2012 06:45 PM

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So many good one, but if I have to just list one, then it would be:

1st November 1986, London, Brixton Academy Theater, Pete Townshend's Deep End Live with Simon Phillips and Dave Gilmour, an absolutely magnificient and unforgetable concert.

That concert came out on a CD and on a VHS Video, I own a copy of both. ;-))

THC 01-02-2012 06:45 PM

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Ozzy Ozbourne, New Years Eve 95 or 96 (can't remember). Ozzy played for several hours up until midnight when he stopped in the middle of a song and did a whole new year countdown. Then he ended up playing for another hour and a half or so.

Megadeth/Suicidal Tendencies - Wilson Theatre, Fresno, CA - Loudest concert ever. It was a smaller venue that was so insanely loud chunks of plaster were raining from the ceiling. First time I had to use the ever so effective toilet paper/spitwad/earplugs.

KISS - January 26, 1884 - Lick It Up Tour - My first big stadium rock concert. I just turned 15 and me a buddy went to our first KISS concert. There were two opening bands, Riot and Vandenburg. During the first intermission we found a roach on the floor. Me and my buddy grabbed it, ran up to the very top row of seats and smoked it. It was laced with something like PCP, because my friend and I were completely loaded out of our freakin minds for the rest of the night. Never been that high in my life. The concert was really long and my Mom had come to pick us up at 11:00, but the concert went till like 1:00 am, and I remember being in the car loaded out of my mind tripping and my Mom was PISSED and yelling at us because we kept her waiting for over almost 3 hours.

THC 01-02-2012 07:04 PM

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...Oh, and then there was the Doobie Brothers/Crosby Stills Nash concert at the Big Fresno Fair that three of us went to one summer. It was part of the fair, so we were there most of the day riding rides and drinking beer. About an hour before the show we were walking through one of the buildings where they have all the vendors set up. Everyone from jewelry makers to log cabin builders have booths set up. One of the vendors was Executive Limos and they had a full limo in there for people to get in and check out. We were siting in the back of the car goofing around and noticed that the wet bar was FULLY STOCKED. There were 3 or 4 decanters full of various liquors. Since this was an area kids had access to, we felt it was our responsibility to remove the alcohol from the area so it was no longer accessible by the children.

We proceeded to very quickly consume massive quantities of various alcohols in various amounts. From what I remember we completely emptied the bottles before stumbling off to the show.

The concert itself was barely memorable, but the ridiculous drunkenness, my buddy getting in a fight with security, tackled, beaten up, and eventually kicked out on his head I will always remember.

Good times, good times. :)

iwantmemoney 01-02-2012 09:10 PM

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You can tell i have a couple days off cuz i'm postin on every thread out there.

David Bowie Serious Moonlight- Madison Sq Garden early 80's

Omar on Drums. Ridiculous Stone Groove!!

Great Great era for Bowie, imo. The confluence of art and commerce baby- totally awesome material.

Coolest and all eclectic costumes and ambience created on stage.

Last but not least-when he said his china girl says,"just you shut your mouse" and then says it again, but the guitar solo starts, out walks stevie ray. I pretty much spontaneously combusted at that moment, the single best guitar solo ever- not cuz of amazing chops but because of pure fire.

Skulmoski 01-03-2012 03:43 PM

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Justin Adams & Juldeh Camara with Robert Plant at WOMAD Abu Dhabi 2009


evolving_machine 01-03-2012 04:05 PM

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I was at Madison Square Garden the night they robbed led zeppelin (See the movie The song Remains the same).

I also saw Mahavishnu Orchestra, the original band with Billy Cobham play many times throughout the NYC area (Dance of Maya (10/8 then 20/8 time, and Noonward Race).

And I saw Cobham play with his original band Quadrant 4 at the Bottom Line in NYC.

I have not been to too many concerts lately. Even when playing out I tend to not watch too much of the other bands.

ROCKDRUMMERZERO 01-15-2012 12:23 PM

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Queen December 1979 at The Brighton Centre, England.

Just turned 18, I had been a huge fan for 5 years, and tickets for any Queen gig were impossible to get, always sold out, in those days you had to either visit the venue and stand in line to buy a tcket or order by post, therefore unless you were close to the venue or told in advance of a tour, you had zero chance of seeing the band. Anyway got lucky and bought 2 standing tickets, booked a cheap hotel for the night and arrived midday to get in line for a decent spot to watch the band. Doors opened at 7pm I was very near the start of the queue, so I run to the stage barrier and stake my claim.

Queen had decided to play a number of 'small' venues on The Crazy Tour' - Brighton Centre as a venue was just such a place, capacity tiny at around 3000, can you imagine these days reincarnation permitting.

This was a band who had sold out gigs of 250,000 in their pocket...

So there I was, leaning on a barrier which was actaully part of the stage, no distance maybe 2 feet from the stage itself, I could reach out and touch the stage floor, that close. Beside me, under my left arm was a stage monitor for Freddie Mercury whilst at his piano, maybe 5 feet in front of me, this was just great.

At around 9 pm ish' the huge ( for the time ) 'Crown' of the lighting rig began to rise - from a position maybe three feet above the top cymbals on the drum riser - a sub bass note rumbled from the PA and lightning effects ( with Thunder ) filled the auditorium, jeez this was exciting, then the band launched into a fast version of We Will Rock You.

I cannot adequately descride how profound this moment was for me. I was close enough to make eye contact with the musicians, the volume was all pervading to the point that no sound could be heard from my mouth as I shouted some expletive to my then girlfriend standing shoulder to shoulder with me, the heat from the lights was as strong as any sunny beach I had been to, but it was multi coloured and layed with smoke, OH MY GOD this IS HEAVEN.

The rest of the gig was a masterclass in 'How to be the Best Touring Band on the Planet' certainly at that time, maybe ever.

There, you did ask. lol

MaryO 01-15-2012 02:49 PM

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So many but the ones that come to mind are,

Ringo and his All Starr Band. (2008). I have seen him again on the last tour but this one was special because we too a young friend with us who was in her 20's who really didn't know what she was in for. Her reactions were priceless. I think we introduced someone to a whole new appreciation of classic music that nite...priceless!

Jeff Beck. I had never seen him before and was only somewhat familiar with a lot of his stuff. We ended up securing some second row center seats after getting to the venue and that night, watching Jeff up close and interacting with his drummer from the audience, I was blown away! Awesome show!

Paul McCartney. Come on, how can you beat the experience of singing along with 30 thousand fans to Hey Jude as you watch Paul on stage?

Roger Daltrey/Eric Clapton. I went for Clapton, came back blown away by Daltrey and his drummer Scott Devours. It was the final straw that made me decide to start drum lessons.

Finally, Elvis Costello. Saw him last year and couldn't believe what am awesome and fun show he put on. One of the most entertaining shows I've ever been to and I realized what a consummate musician he is.

There, more than you ever wanted to know, I'm sure, but impossible to pick just one!

YabaMTV 01-18-2012 01:16 AM

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Bare Naked Ladies or maybe Billy Joel back in the day. Chili Peppers were pretty cool too. Don't forget about Rage Against The Machine.

drumr_102 01-18-2012 11:16 PM

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Axel Rose's new Guns and Roses truly blew me away and I'm not even that big of a fan.
Also Styx has a really awesome performance.

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