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6/13/13 6:16 P

Ohhhhh a toughie but I will have to go with 1977 Billy Joel's Piano Man Tour! I was so close that I swear he dropped a bead of sweat on me!!!!

6/13/13 4:31 P

The Eagles "Hotel California" tour, Fleetwood Mac, The Righteous Brothers, The Moody Blues and the best of all, Pink Floyd.

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6/13/13 3:39 P

Some of my first ones were Boston,Peter Frampton, Ted Nugent,I then saw Paul McCartney and Wings,Air Supply,Gloria Estafan,Earth Wind and Fire,KC and the Sunshine Band,Later Whitney Houston,Beach Boys,Jefferson Starship..One of most favorites was Tim Mcgraw and Faith Hill together,Wow some fond memories.

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6/13/13 3:09 P

Several years ago, my best friend and I went to a Barenaked Ladies concert during the summer. We had fan club tickets and when we arrive, discovered that our tickets were in the second row. I about passed out, but it was one of the most fun concerts I've attended.

The second - same friend and I drove to Cleveland to see one our favorite bands perform at a small club. it was a small set and after the show, the guys hung out with the audience members and signed our CDs. I didn't get home until almost 4am (on a weeknight!) but well worth it.

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6/13/13 2:31 P

Best performer would have to be Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. I've seen them a few times and they play like you're all friends hanging out for the night. My mom has seen them a few times (before I did) and said the same thing.
My favorite concert would have to be Les Claypool's Duo de Twang (with Brian Kehoe). I've seen Les Claypool and Primus a bunch of times, but this was a small venue and I was literally 5 feet away from them the whole time.

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6/13/13 2:30 P

I have always loved live music, although with tinnitis and some hearing loss I'm a little more selective about who I risk my hearing on nowadays.

Favorites--my favorite of all time is probably the first time I saw Pearl Jam in 1998 (seen them 7 times with the 8th coming up in July). We got second row center through the fan club. Once you sit that close it changes your whole perspective. They are hands down the best band I've ever seen live. Running a close second would be my first time seeing Social Distortion (13 times total). It's a completely different experience from the more mainstream bands---we were close enough to the mosh pit to get hit with some flying debris and beer cups. Other notables would be Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan, Eagles, Beck, Stray Cats/Brian Setzer (one of the most underrated guitarists ever IMO), Rush, Green Day, and of course Paul McCartney.

I'd still like to see Rod Stewart and U2, but the tickets are outrageously expensive, so who knows?

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6/13/13 1:19 P

My first concert ever was Air Supply and I loved it! Then Survivor, Men at Work and the Motels together!!! I was able to see Boston with the original singer and my favorite band in the world, Journey, unfortunately without Steve Perry.

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6/13/13 12:59 P

I went to one live concert. Sha Na Na was playing at the Topsfield Fair in MA years ago. They were WONDERFUL !! They put on a fabulous show.

Does theatre count ? I've been to a few musicals. I saw the orginal cast of Riverdance when they first toured the US. Now that was an amazing show. Great dance and music. I love Irish bands.

Anyway, if I had any money as well as time to stand in line, I would kill for Rolling Stones or Paul McCartney concert tickets. I'd also like to see Prince because I've always heard that he puts on a really great show too.

6/13/13 12:24 P

I have seen mostly heavy metal bands. Slayer, Pantera, and Type O Negative were all great shows. I saw all of those bands at least twice. Queensryche's Operation Mindcrime tour was fantastic. I would have loved to see Jethro Tull back in the 70s. I love love love Ian Anderson but sadly, never had a chance to see him live. The only band I care to see live anymore is Clutch. When they come within a two hour drive from us we go see them. They come to Indy every year, so we drive two hours to see them. They will be in Louisville on Halloween so we will see them then too. It is nice to see them without having to drive two hours to get back home.

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6/13/13 11:50 A

Last year, SO and I went to an outdoor country musical festival that was 4 days long. We saw a ton of big acts... Blake Shelton, Charlie Daniels, Chris Young, Luke Bryan, Trace Adkins, Zac Brown band, and a bunch more. Hard to pick who was the best, Charlie Daniels was awesome, Blake Shelton put on an awesome show, as did Luke Bryan, very high energy. Zac Brown Band was great too, they played for 4 hours!

We're heading there again this year, next weekend actually. I'm looking forward to seeing Miranda Lambert, Lee Brice, Montgomery Gentry and Rascal Flatts. Lady Antebellum was supposed to be there and I was pretty stoked, but the singer is having a baby so they replaced them with... Kid Rock(??). Not really looking forward to that but maybe it'll at least be a fun lively show.

Also in July we are seeing Jake Owen and Jason Aldean up in Cheyenne. I would like to see Eric Church at some point.

On a totally different music spectrum, I've seen Diana Krall twice. The first show was in the Auditorium Theater in Chicago and it was awesome. The second was at Ravinia in Chicago and it was just so-so. Apparently it was the last night of her long tour and you could tell she was worn out.

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6/13/13 11:46 A

OnThePath - I'm so jealous! Ray! The video of him performing Georgia before the state legislature when they were voting to make it the state song makes me tear up every time.

I did see Yes in the round. Although I'm not a Yes fan, the show was great. Not a bad seat in the house.

and Patti - I've been a Billy Joel fan forever. How great that you saw him in such an intimate setting.

there was an alternative rock radio station in Atlanta that did some great concerts at their studio. Usually 100 or so listeners. They always put out a 'best of' CD for the year's concerts. Some really good performances.

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6/13/13 11:38 A

The best I've ever seen was Styx because they always did theatrical shows - Mr. Roboto or Paradise Theater (saw them 3 times). I also enjoyed Garth Brooks as they were always high energy.

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6/13/13 9:50 A

Ray Charles - sitting at the keyboard swinging his feet like a little kid. You could just feel the passion! The programs were in braille and print. :-)

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6/13/13 9:40 A

XH & I took his parents to see Neil Diamond. Great show!

my grandmother had a season ticket package for The Fox in Atlanta. She didn't want to see Dionne Warwick and Johnny Mathis, so mom took sis & I. Really good. And The Fox in Atlanta is one of my favorite concert venues. Excellent sound system.

6/13/13 9:30 A

I've been to so many concerts in my life that I couldn't count them all. But, my all-time favorite has to be when I saw Billy Joel at the University of Arizona Music Hall, and there were about 150 of us in the audience. He had just cut Piano Man. It was him and his piano, and he was absolutely great and hilarious with his jokes. It was magical because years later, you couldn't even get tickets to see him hardly!

Frank Zappa was another favorite.

We are catching Cyndi Lauper this month. What a gal!

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@EOWYN2424 -- I too, love the Corr's. Would love to see them in concert.

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6/13/13 9:26 A

I haven't been to many but one that I would love to see still is Bon Jovi!

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6/13/13 9:23 A

I've only been to 1 concert all my life and that is The Corrs' concert way back in 2002, I think.

They were my fave band and still are! I really had a good time! But lost my voice the next day with too much screaming!

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6/13/13 9:19 A

I've mostly only been to country concerts. I recently went to a Bon Jovi concert. I enjoyed the music but hated the concert because my friend bought us tickets for like $145 dollars in the floor seating area. We were still a long way back and could not see anything. I was also direclty below the viewing screens so I could not see that either. I would have rather had a seat at the very back of the very top of the theater than where we had them. We had to stand the whole time and still could not see anything. And even if we did get a glimpse, we were still so far back you could not see well. I do not understand the rationale of paying more for such horrible tickets.

I've truly enjoyed many country artists such as Brooks & Dunn and Reba McEntire.

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6/13/13 8:53 A

Doobie Brothers!!

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6/13/13 8:52 A

There were four that I saw-- Michael Montgomery, Rich Mullins, Barry Manilow and Kool and the Gang (the last at the Naperville Ribfest many moons ago)

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6/13/13 8:39 A

my favorite concert, and band - was getting to see The Police on their final tour back in 2008. My brother bought me a ticket for the show and I was just about front row. It was amazing and everything I thought it would be.

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6/13/13 4:14 A

Online Now  • ))
Wow I have to go back to the early 60's
I do remember going to Gravesend to see
Screaming Lord Suche twice

It is a pity that he has gone

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6/12/13 9:54 P

I haven't been to many at all, but here goes (the sum total:-)
Three Dog Night, and Guess Who
Elton John
Rolling Stones

The first I was a teenager, and my greatest memory of that was I went with a group of friends. We had a long way to travel, and I really REALLY needed the loo. We weren't far off our destination, but I couldn't wait. We stopped outside a house and I ran in to see if I could use their loo. (relief:-) I remember enjoying the concert, but I don't remember a single song sung - LOL!

Elton John hubby and I went to before we got married, over 38 years ago. We really enjoyed it, and I was more taken away by the crowd. It was the largest crowd he had ever played to at that stage.

The Rolling Stones our son gave us tickets to their concert about 6-7 years ago. My hubby, (who has since died) absolutely idolized them, particularly Mick Jagger. I could take or leave them, but I DID really enjoy them. It was amazing to be there. Unfortunately, their opening act (I THINK "Nickleback", and whom hubby I had HAD really liked) ruined the opening portion of the show because it was mainly profanity, and altho' we weren't totally couth, we certainly didn't appreciate the extent of their uncouthness.


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6/12/13 9:51 P

Best concerts (most memorable) include: Led Zeppelin, Donovan, Joni Mitchell, CSNY*, Neil Young, Lyle Lovett, Emmy Lou Harris, Willie Nelson, Bob Dylan*, The Grateful Dead*, Jimi Hendrix, Jefferson Airplane, The Eagles*, Santana, Tina Turner, Cyndi Lauper, BB King, Mark Knopfler, Jimmy Cliff, Joan Baez*, Chuck Mangione w/ Ester Satterfield, The Moody Blues*,
Mick Fleetwood, Johnny Cash, Ringo Star, James Taylor, Peter Gabriel and Pink Floyd.
*I have seen their concerts more than once and some a few times

The other 'Good' concerts span a few decades and must not be 'best' as they are not coming to mind right now.

I would like to see Tom Petty, U2 and I bet Lady Gaga would be worth the show

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6/12/13 9:48 P

Best concert I ever attended was Switchfoot at a little tiny venue in Austin, couple hundred people. Switchfoot is such a good show, everyone wanted to be there, knew all their songs. The lead singer walked through the crowd, switched hats with a fan, stayed late, and praised the town.

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6/12/13 9:12 P

Believe it or not, Hootie and the Blowfish! They were in Perry, GA a few years back, and it was really a fun, entertaining concert. My other favorite is Little Richard. He's from Macon, and every so often he comes back.

Someone threw a teddy bear at him. Or something.

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6/12/13 9:09 P

what's the best concert you've heard? Any music act you still want to see? Any you've seen more than once?

my favorite was Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Browne, and Bruce Hornsby at an outdoor amphitheater. DH and I have seen Bonnie Raitt many times, and I had always wanted to see Jackson Browne. Bruce Hornsby was a bonus. They were all great.

I'm pretty much over the concert thing now. But I'd love to see Tom Petty live. And I have a friend who wants me to go see Josh Turner with her. That would be okay with me.

I've been watching a lot of Jimmy Buffett concerts on YouTube lately. That would be pretty cool, but very unlikely (his shows sell out FAST)

oh, and as a Georgia native, I've seen Atlanta Rhythm Section too many times to count. And Lynyrd Skynyrd. Lots of Wet Willie, Mother's Finest and .38 Special. Southern rock at it's best! They use to have outdoor music fests with all of them that would start before noon and go late into the night.

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