Re: Concerts that surpised you as to how good the band was
At the Austin City Limits Festival in 2008 or 2009, we set up midway between the main stage and the closest side stage so we could hear Blues Traveler on the side stage and later on hear the Foo Fighters headline the main stage at the end of the night. We got to hear Gnarls Barkley on the main stage before BT started their set, and man that live band was amazing! I had only heard "Crazy" on the radio, but the rest of the set was killer. Totally surprised me that I would like them that much.
Of course, the real reason that I got the ticket was to see Neko Case perform an hour-long set earlier in the day, I was blown away but then I expected to be. ;)