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Postby Rainswept » Sat Nov 14, 2009 4:20 pm

So I was thinking today about various concerts I've been to, and thought it'd make an interesting topic.

The one I enjoyed the most was in 2000, only 2 bands. A new band was opening, their 1st CD wasn't even out yet, came out about a week later in fact, it was called Mer de Noms, and the band A Perfect Circle. They were opening for my favorite band, Nine Inch Nails. Absolutely brilliant show! :worship:
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Re: Concerts

Postby PKMKII » Sat Nov 14, 2009 10:05 pm

One of the best concerts I went to was the 2nd time I saw They Might Be Giants in concert. The performances were high-energy and well staged (they did a really, really long pause in the middle of "Older", in the middle of which a bunch of confetti popped out and rained on the crowd, while the band was completely silent and still). The banter was hilarious; they did the first set claiming to be the opening act: the best TMBG cover band ever! "We know all of TMBG's songs! John Flansburgh looks just like John Flansburgh!"

The best, though, was after the encore, the two Johns came out and played, just by themselves, their cover of "New York City," which pretty much is my girlfriend and mine's Song. So we kissed and hugged for most of that show-stopper.
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Re: Concerts

Postby fueledbycoffee » Mon Nov 16, 2009 10:16 pm

Best concert I ever saw was the Mountain Goats, hands down. The unknown opener, some dude named Adam, was quite good, as if Eddie Vedder wrote political folk songs. Then Kaki King was on, and she was fantastic. The Mountain Goats, however, blew me away. Great performances, and they closed with an electric version of "Going to Georgia", possibly my favorite song ever.

Missed out on Shonen Knife in Philadelphia today, since I had to cover Mike's shift at work. Oh well. Maybe next year. Going to see Melt Banana on Saturday in B-more. I'm acting like a schoolgirl at a Beatles concert for that one, lemme tell you.
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Re: Concerts

Postby Roy Hunter » Tue Nov 17, 2009 11:38 am

Richard Thomson at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall in 2000. He opened the show himself, then invited his son Teddy (of whom no-one had ever heard at this point) on stage, and he did some of his own stuff, which was excellent, and then they both did some of the old Richard and Linda stuff. They did a version of Dimming of the Day that brought the house to the verge of tears, and then later Richard did a version of 1952 Vincent Black Lightning that got a standing ovation in the middle of the song, as well as at the end.
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Re: Concerts

Postby TwistedSister » Tue Nov 17, 2009 1:21 pm

The Rolling Stones and Tina Turner-about 20 some odd years ago.
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Re: Concerts

Postby daftbeaker » Tue Nov 17, 2009 7:08 pm

Two stand out.

First, the Reading festival when I was about 15. Excellent day (even if I did have crap taste in music then) and I saw the Prodigy live for the first time. It was also the year that Hundred Reasons ordered people to make a human pyramid and sang a Nestle advert when their power went out. Also, someone crowdsurfed in a rubber dinghy which deserves a mention anywhere.

Second would be the Highbury Garage seeing Capdown (on their second to last tour). Really small venue, no bouncers, you could pull yourself up on stage, dance around a bit and then crowdsurf. Rinse, then repeat. Awesome show.

Unfortunately my leg has put me off going to concerts for the moment and the only place in Brizzle that I know is the Carling Academy which is a big soulless pit.
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Re: Concerts

Postby black bart » Wed Nov 18, 2009 6:45 am

I saw Elton John, Bowie, Rod Stewart in the seventies. Fairport Convention with Richard Thompson at Cropredy festival about 5 or 6 times...beautiful all weekend music and booze. Genesis a couple of times. Simply Red. Duran wife made me go to those. John Martin a few times. AHHA live in my own flat.

I'd like to see The Flaming Lips, The Super Furry Animals and Tom Jones.
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Re: Concerts

Postby Ubi Dubius » Wed Nov 18, 2009 7:12 am

black bart wrote:AHHA live in my own flat.

How did this come about?
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Re: Concerts

Postby black bart » Wed Nov 18, 2009 9:49 am

Ubi Dubius wrote:
black bart wrote:AHHA live in my own flat.

How did this come about?

I've told this story many times before but it is quite a good one. Actually it was only Morten Harket singing, at about 3am in the morning, and we told him to shut up before he could get into full flow. He simply turned up at my flat warming party in Twickenham with one of my friends from Wales. Once we'd got used to his ripped jeans and him saying he was a Norwegian superstar he was actually quite a nice bloke. He went to the pub with us the next day to try and recover from our hang overs. A few weeks later he had a number one hit with Take on Me...I was flabbergasted.
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