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Imagesmiley
Feb 8, 2010 11:59 AM CST
Name: Julie
Kenmore, NY
I thought I would start a concert thread to see who everybody's seen live.

DH & I were both big concert goers, then the kids came along and Sesame Street Live can hardly be called a concert! Now that our kids are grown, we've started going again.

They are playing U2 on the radio, yep, saw them the last tour, probably the best concert I've ever seen.

Who have you seen? And were they good enough that you would see them again?
Imagestormyla
Feb 8, 2010 7:31 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
The Doors 1970 in Philly. Oh Jim was soooo HOT!!
Imagesmiley
Feb 8, 2010 8:28 PM CST
Name: Julie
Kenmore, NY
Oooh! Nic-c-c-e! We went to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame a couple years ago, at the top of the pyramid is where they do the special exhibits ~ it was The Doors. Really nice memorabilia.

I saw The Band & Eric Clapton in 1974 at Rich Stadium here in Buffalo (now Ralph Wilson Stadium). Only problem was Eric Clapton was so drunk he was falling all over the stage. Too bad.
Imagestormyla
Feb 8, 2010 8:33 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Too funny. There was a lot of that going on back then. I saw Janis Joplin in 1969 at the Atlantic City Pop Festival. When She tossed her empty Southern Comfort bottle into the audience, she almost went off stage with it.

I'm dying to visit the R & R HoF. I saw Eric Clapton two years ago in Atlantic City. I can assure you he was much more subdued!!!
Imagesmiley
Feb 9, 2010 5:19 AM CST
Name: Julie
Kenmore, NY
Lucky Lady! I'd love to see him now, but who wouldn't?

We went to RR HoF a couple years ago on a weekend trip to a baseball game. There's a lot of stuff to do there, they have a great zoo.


If you took a weekend trip you could wander around the Hall, there's tons of stuff.

What was your first concert? Mine was The Guess Who. I saw them again a few years ago up in Toronto, when the SARS scare was going on. Toronto had a huge concert, they were there, The Blues Travelers, AC/DC, The Stones, and Justin Timberlake, of all people. There were more bands, can't remember them all. There were also 600,000 people, I've never seen so many people in one place!
Imagelynnie
Feb 9, 2010 8:01 AM CST
I saw The Band. (I don't have much to add, so I'm gonna post once a week) hahaha
Imagestormyla
Feb 9, 2010 10:16 AM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Wow, Smiley, That was a great concert. I had seen some clips from it on YouTube.

I'll have to think about what was my first concert. That was... ahem... a little bit ago. That reefer floating through the air might have affected my memory!!

I think it was someone or other at The Electric Factory in Philly. Lots of good shows were there.
Imagesmiley
Feb 9, 2010 11:56 AM CST
Name: Julie
Kenmore, NY
no stormy, just the short term memory is affected Sticking tongue out

I look at some of my concert stubs & think "I was there??"

The Electric Factory sounds like a great place for a concert! We have a place in Buffalo called 'The Tralf'. (Old name was The Tralfamadore Cafe) That's where I keep seeing Todd Rundgren, but we saw Jorma Kaukonen there too. I'd have to think of others I've seen there.
Imagestormyla
Feb 10, 2010 12:24 AM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Julie, You kept all of your stubbs?
Imagesmiley
Feb 10, 2010 4:57 AM CST
Name: Julie
Kenmore, NY
I lost the first 5 or so, but yes, I have a big ole scrapbook.
Imageseedtosser1
Feb 10, 2010 10:35 AM CST
Name: Judy
Glenview, IL
Great thread!!
Steve and have been to lots and lots of concerts...
We have seen the Rolling Stones 3 times! Excellent time.
Got a chance to see John Melencamp, A friend of mine's sister plays the violin for the band. We got back stage tickets.
And Johnny waived and said hello to me!! What a great party tho.

Lets see, Bob Dylan, lol couldn't understand a word he said/sang, lol.

Bob Seger...

lol, will have to create a list.
REO Speedwagon, just love them.
Cher...ROFLOL, I grew being Cher hahah, Used to wear my poncho and pretend to have log hair.

Smiley, I bet thats fun to go through your scrapbook of ticket stubs.

Hi Storm, wow..some story to tell about Janic Joplin, would have loved to see her. Back then, most people would have loved to catch her tho.
Imagesmiley
Feb 10, 2010 11:43 AM CST
Name: Julie
Kenmore, NY
A guy I work with saw Janis (& her band) at a bar once. Can you imagine?

Funny story. I have a 16yr old daughter. Her & her friends think DH & I are old hippies, because we're "so easy going & mellow". I tried to explain that we were a little young for the Haight-Ashbury thing (I'm 51, he's 55) but it must not have sunk in.

The other night she was texting her friend and she said "you went to Woodstock, right?" No, little one, I was a *tad* too young for that. So I had to explain that I didn't even know anyone who went to Woodstock.

I slipped up back there. I have lost a couple ticket stubs over the years. Family bought me a scrapbook a couple years ago, so I organized all my stubs. It is fun to go through, I was able to group some stuff together (didn't realize I saw Neil Young 5 times).
ImageMoonhowl
Feb 10, 2010 4:21 PM CST
Name: Jean
Prairieville, LA
In the eyes of a child you will see
My first concert was at The Warehouse in New Orleans....a double header....Jefferson Airplane and the Grateful Dead...billed as a couple of up and coming bands to the new Acid Rock scene..... They were followed over the next few months by.....QuickSilver Messenger Service, It's a Beautiful Day, Long John Baldry,Johnny and Edgar Winter, John Mayhall, Moody Blues, Van Morrison, Crosby, Stills and Nash and Janis Joplin with Big Brother and the Holding Company.....man that was a long time ago.....also got a chance to see Bo Diddley and Muddy Waters and one of my favorites....George Thoroughgood.
What I don't know is why books are written.
Imagesmiley
Feb 10, 2010 4:26 PM CST
Name: Julie
Kenmore, NY
Nice mix! On the other side of the coin, I saw Neil Diamond here in Buffalo when I was a teenager. Was then, and still is one of my favorite concerts. Alas, one of the stubs I lost along the way.

An old co-worker and I just call him The Man. (no disrespect intended to Van the Man)
ImageMoonhowl
Feb 10, 2010 4:41 PM CST
Name: Jean
Prairieville, LA
In the eyes of a child you will see
None taken....grin
What I don't know is why books are written.
Imagestormyla
Feb 10, 2010 5:30 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
LOL, Moon you must be my age. I saw Van last summer. Still the man! I would have loved to have seen Muddy Waters. Loved Quicksilver & Badfinger.

Saw Gracie doing White Rabbit at least twice. Saw Hendrix, with 3Dog Night and Ten Years After in Philly in late 69. There were quite a few of those hugh multiple performer concerts back then, especially for war protests (think Zappa), earth day, black power, Indian Rights and many other causes & events. What great experiences they were. Many of them were free.

We have a smaller theatre here, The Tower, used to be a movie theatre that some of the biggest names played. Springsteen & Bowie were regulars along with Hall & Oats and many others.

Also, there was a cabaret here too, the Earlanger, where Bette Midler used to perform her Clams on the Half Shell Review. Lots of fun times.
Imagesmiley
Feb 10, 2010 5:46 PM CST
Name: Julie
Kenmore, NY
I love Hall & Oats.

Zappa? Another Frank Fan? Anytime I have a tuna sandwich I think of 200 Motels. We saw Dweezil when he did the "Zappa Plays Zappa' tour a few years ago. It was wonderful, he had many of Frank's musicians. So misunderstood, what a great composer/arranger he was.
Imagestormyla
Feb 10, 2010 5:52 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Yes. Gosh, this thread brings back so many memeories. Glad I didn't lose them to the recreations of the times.
ImageMoonhowl
Feb 14, 2010 9:25 PM CST
Name: Jean
Prairieville, LA
In the eyes of a child you will see
Hi Stormy. Yup, we are "of an age"....grin. 59 in June for me. I would not trade a moment spent in any of those concerts for all the tea in China....grin. Years back DH and I went to see the Beach Boys.....the opening act was a young piano player...Billy Joel. What can I say about Van....he wrote the soundtrack for my life.....grin


I too am a Zappa fan.....Brown shoes don't make it....grin
What I don't know is why books are written.
Imagestormyla
Feb 14, 2010 9:31 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Yes, they were wonderful. We've been having a love fest of music today over in MidAtlantic Musings. Very nice diversity of love tunes. Stop in if you like.

http://cubits.org/MidAtlanticMusings/thread/view/2413/

A lot of those concerts had fabulous opening acts like Ike & Tina for the Stones. Lovey dubby Lovey dubby

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