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Old 04-17-2012, 08:54 AM
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Default Re: Concerts that surpised you as to how good the band was

Originally Posted by shambo View Post
1987 (yes, I'm old) Market Square Arena (no longer there, feeling even older) in Indianapolis, IN. The Cult opens for Billy Idol. I went with some friends because 1) I was in high school 2) everyone was going to see Billy Idol and 3) what else is there to do in Indiana in the middle of July, so why not? I didn't even know who The Cult was but was absolutely blown away by their show. Amazing energy and sound. Ian Astbury put on one of the best performances by a front man that I've seen to date. Billy Duffy shredded his guitar non-stop for 45 minutes. The only concert that I've been to where I didn't stare at the drummer the entire time. They blew Billy Idol away...crowd energy went from 10 to about a 5 after he came on and it went down from there. I went out the next day and bought the "Electric" of my favorites to this day. Great topic by the way...good memories.
Hey Shamboo I know what you mean - Electric is a fantastic album. Then they did The Sonic Temple album and totally won me over. Been a massive fan ever since.

My fav to this point was Midnight Oil here in Adelaide a few years ago. I wasn't really suprised how good they were because I already knew, but as far as the concert went, it was magical. It's really something to see Peter Garrett jumping around like a giant with a hard boiled egg for a head. It was killer.

The other one was Iron Maiden in Sydney a couple of years ago during their "Somewhere Back in Time" tour. Again, I knew how good they would be, but to see them in person doing what they do best was something else man. I will never forget that gig. I took my wife along and she is now a huge Maiden fan and she didn't think she would be but they turned her around on the subject.
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