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Your top music concert/festival moment

#1  Postby Scarlett » Mar 07, 2010 6:21 pm

I regularly go to a music festival in Scotland and have been lucky to see lots of amazing bands, every year on the Sunday night we each ask each other what our highlight of the year was. Some of mine:

1. Paul Weller singing Town Called Malice 2006. Was even more amazing cos I remember it first time round, I was also 5 months pregnant with my daughter so tell her she was there too

2. Same year, The Who, just blew me away to be standing there watching the legends

3. The Verve 2008 - Bittersweet Symphony

4. The Prodigy - Breathe

5. Faithless - Insomnia

6. SnowPatrol - Run, was the first song at my wedding, that year so was really amazing

7. Polyphonic Spree 2003 - Have A Day, hadn't heard of them before seeing them then, just amazing

8. Kings of Leon - Several times, each time they get better
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Re: Your top music concert/festival moment

#2  Postby j.mills » Mar 07, 2010 6:32 pm

First time I saw Del Amitri. A sweaty, energy-filled gig where everybody was singing along - and even helped frontman Justin Currie out when he forgot the words!

Prog-rock band Yes on their Union tour. Disappointing album, but fabulous concert with both the LA and UK line-ups of the band coming together. Awaken was a transcendent experience that night, if I can say that without being quote-mined by theists... (Mind you, they were pretty damned hot on their latest tour too, even lacking Jon Anderson and with a lesser Wakeman descendant on keyboards.)

Gerry Rafferty. Guy never tours, but on the one time I did get to see him (A Wing And A Prayer tour), it was simply wonderful.

And the first time I saw Chris de Burgh. No really. He was good back then, it was electric. (But after that, ya know: why did Chris de Burgh cross the road? To get to the middle.)

Oh! Pink Floyd at Earl's Court! Ditto Billy Joel.
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#3  Postby I'm With Stupid » Mar 07, 2010 6:33 pm

The end of the Sigur Ros gig in London 2008. Not because they were so bad, because the ending was absolutely epic. Watch the end of the film Heima to get an idea.
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#4  Postby Scarlett » Mar 07, 2010 7:01 pm

I'm With Stupid wrote:The end of the Sigur Ros gig in London 2008. Not because they were so bad, because the ending was absolutely epic. Watch the end of the film Heima to get an idea.


Had to look for them on youtube, never heard of them, really nice tho
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#5  Postby I'm With Stupid » Mar 07, 2010 7:05 pm

Paula1 wrote:
I'm With Stupid wrote:The end of the Sigur Ros gig in London 2008. Not because they were so bad, because the ending was absolutely epic. Watch the end of the film Heima to get an idea.


Had to look for them on youtube, never heard of them, really nice tho

You will have done. Especially if you like David Attenborough.

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#6  Postby Scarlett » Mar 07, 2010 7:09 pm

I'm With Stupid wrote:
Paula1 wrote:
I'm With Stupid wrote:The end of the Sigur Ros gig in London 2008. Not because they were so bad, because the ending was absolutely epic. Watch the end of the film Heima to get an idea.


Had to look for them on youtube, never heard of them, really nice tho

You will have done. Especially if you like David Attenborough.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WkP_NaMsrMM[/youtube]


I have, that is an amazing tune, isn't it funny how familiar a tune can be but you still couldn't name who did it
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#7  Postby j.mills » Mar 08, 2010 12:51 am

Not only did I forget to mention what belting good fun Meatloaf is in concert, but I have inexcusably omitted the single most life-affirming musical event it is possible to experience; which is of course Peter Gabriel closing one of his extraordinary concerts with In Your Eyes, and everybody on stage - and in the audience - going mad.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OoEQREKFQG4[/youtube]
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#8  Postby The Doctor » Mar 08, 2010 1:00 am

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NQgoj1HO0uI[/youtube]

I'm surprised this was on youtube.

I couldn't understand anything he said so I went back to 1966.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CKheJeIzIicp[/youtube]

Much better! :)
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#9  Postby I'm With Stupid » Mar 08, 2010 1:54 am

This looks like fun:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j8WP7aOD_9Q[/youtube]
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#10  Postby obscured by clouds » Mar 08, 2010 1:59 am

There have been many over the years but when reading this thread one jumped right out. The first time I saw Black Sabbath at Alpine Valley, (the first Ozz Fest maybe) I was sitting up on the hill by myself getting high listening and watching Sabbath playing under a full moon.

It's not often that I take a time out from all the commotion at concerts to give myself a moment.
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#11  Postby akigr8 » Mar 08, 2010 2:13 am

Rammstein concert in 2005, the Reise, reise tour.
Great live show and pyrotechnics. Seeing the lead singer using a flamethrower on the guitarist(guitarist was in a pot) was worth the price alone.

Ralph Myerz and the Jack Herren Band.
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#12  Postby Mantisdreamz » Mar 08, 2010 2:28 am

Eric Clapton was really good when I saw him. He played for a long while. Alsmot 3 hours. Same with Big Sugar as well... which was really funky.

I like when bands play for longer than usual. Goes to show that they're really enjoying it. You can sense that on stage.

I went to an Aerosmith concert once, which was actually pretty bad. It didn't feel like there was any emotion in it. But, it just sounded so rehearsed. Probably because they've played the same songs half a billion times.
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#13  Postby Scarlett » Mar 08, 2010 7:41 am

j.mills wrote:Not only did I forget to mention what belting good fun Meatloaf is in concert, but I have inexcusably omitted the single most life-affirming musical event it is possible to experience; which is of course Peter Gabriel closing one of his extraordinary concerts with In Your Eyes, and everybody on stage - and in the audience - going mad.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OoEQREKFQG4[/youtube]


I saw Meatloaf when I was about 17, great fun but I fainted and missed the last third of it :lol: Think I made it back in for them to close with Bat out of hell, would've been gutted if I'd missed that
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#14  Postby hackenslash » Mar 08, 2010 1:18 pm

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QtyPvjj24bM[/youtube]
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#15  Postby Scarlett » Mar 08, 2010 1:26 pm

hackenslash wrote:[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QtyPvjj24bM[/youtube]


I'd have loved to have seen Pink Floyd, they class as legends, thats why I was so pleased to have seen The Who, there's just something about seeing longstanding legends like that that you're proud to tell your kids and grandkids
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#16  Postby Darkchilde » Mar 08, 2010 1:26 pm

I think it was 1990 or 1991, when there was the Big Amnesty tour. That day Sting and Bruce Springsteen were together on the stage, singing The River. Unforgettable moment.
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#17  Postby Robert_S » Mar 09, 2010 11:31 am

My favorite has to among the many great ones from the very first Farm Aid concert in 1985.

This one ranks pretty high.
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#18  Postby Stagman » Mar 09, 2010 5:44 pm

I go to the Pinkpop festival nearly every year. 1997 was memorable when I saw Morphine.
Another memorable concert was Jools Holland with Sam Brown on vocals.
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#19  Postby mmmcheezy » Mar 09, 2010 5:47 pm

I've seen Nonpoint live half a dozen times. If you've never seen them perform live, their music is only so-so. But something about their stage presence is amazing.
I also recently saw Rusted Root, and that was by far one of the most fun shows I've been to. Everyone in the audience was having a blast and dancing like crazy hippies. So much fun.
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#20  Postby crank » Mar 09, 2010 6:23 pm

My top concert moments generally involved acid or mushrooms, most intense had to be Todd Rundgren at the Armadillo World Headquarters, somewhen about 1978( a truly awesome, musician-friendly venue of world renown). For a couple of years after, anytime a Rundgren song played on the radio I got transported back to that night

Frank Zappa, about 1980, also at the Armadillo-his favorite place to play, best sound at a show, gut-shaking bass

Pink Floyd, Animals Tour, Jeppesen stadium in Houston, acid, big animals flying around the stadium

Most rolicking good time musically Tom Tom Club, Austin annual festival in about 1980

ZZ Top, Houston, about 1975, 5 Dexedrine spansules, my intro to crank, pill form

Country Joe and the Fish, 1974-5, Armadillo, massive trip for that one

Bow Wow Wow, about 1985, Palladium in LA, great place for live shows, no seats!, lots of shrooms

The Chieftains Austin Opry House, bout 1978, wonderful Irish folk music, made you get up and dance
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