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Best concert you never saw

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Steak Snabler, Jan 29, 2008.

  1. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Got this idea from the music collection thread. What band did you never see in concert that you wish you had?

    I'm not talking all-time, but one you could have realistically seen. For example, Led Zeppelin broke up when I was seven years old, so there's no way I really could have seen them.

    But among artists who were active and touring since I first started going to concerts, I'd have to say Iron Maiden was the one I most wish I had seen. AC/DC, Alice in Chains and Nirvana were some others I missed out on.

    What about you guys?
  2. ArnoldBabar

    ArnoldBabar Active Member

    I missed Nirvana, too, despite numerous chances.

    My favorite artist I've never seen is Van Morrison, and I fear I've missed my window. He only comes to the U.S. for a couple of East Coast dates every few years now.
  3. Trey Beamon

    Trey Beamon Active Member

    I'd die to see Queen live.
  4. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Saw him at JazzFest in New Orleans a few years back. He was a bit disappointing, as he didn't play many of his old hits. No "Moondance", no "Gloria", no "Brown Eyed Girl."
  5. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    I missed The Who, December '79.
  6. franticscribe

    franticscribe Well-Known Member

    I had tickets to two shows on the Grateful Dead's final tour. Didn't make it to either one and never saw them with Jerry Garcia.

    The first night I had tickets to was the second of two shows at Deer Creek in Indiana. The cops incited a riot in the parking lot the first night -- showed up in riot gear and started trying to do massive crowd control-- people panicked and ran through the pond into the back of the ampitheater. So the next night was canceled.

    Then I had a ticket for one of the shows in what would be their final stand, at Soldier Field, a few nights later, but couldn't get a ride up to Chicago -- my transmission went toast a few days earlier.

    Still pretty bummed about it.
  7. EStreetJoe

    EStreetJoe Well-Known Member

    Since I was 8 when Elvis Presley died, I guess I can't include him on my list.
    However my list will include the following:
    - Rolling Stones
    - Paul McCartney
    - Van Morrison
    - the Kinks
    - Queen
    - The Ramones
  8. cranberry

    cranberry Well-Known Member

    Too bad. It was a killer show at Riverfront Stadium.
  9. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    The Rat Pack at the Sands
  10. qtlaw

    qtlaw Well-Known Member

    When I was 18, freshman in college (1981), had two tickets to Earth Wind & Fire and had gotten up the courage to score a date with this babe I had my eye on in Chem 1. Sadly, got bed-ridden with the flu and never got to go out with her or see EWF again.
  11. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Ouch, but it was Riverfront Coliseum, a separate building.
  12. NoOneLikesUs

    NoOneLikesUs Active Member

    -The Clash reunion that would've went forward if Joe Strummer had not died

    What leads me to believe this would've happened is that Strummer and Mick Jones performed together a few weeks before his passing, and the others re-entered the music scene a few years later.
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