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Created on: 04/18/09 12:49 AM Views: 4664 Replies: 6
Top Five Live Concerts You've Seen?
Posted Friday, April 17, 2009 07:49 PM

In an effort to get this forum jump started, I'm posting this topic, for which EVERYONE should have an opinion. And no, Elvin Bishop in the PG gym doesn't count.

It's tough for me to limit myself to just five, but here goes:

  1. Pink Floyd - The Wall, 1980, LA Sports Arena: unfortunately, the only time I got to see Pink Floyd, but man, what a show. One of their very few US appearances that tour, so I felt lucky to be seeing them.
  2. Peter Gabriel - Up Tour, 2002, Oakland Arena. I've seen Gabriel a number of times, this was the best. He's amazing.
  3. The Dead - Egypt 78 Tour, Pauly Pavilian. They were "on" that night. And so were the Deadheads doin' the 'shroom dance.
  4. Yes - Going for the One Tour, 1977, LA Forum. I was deep into my progressive phase (i.e. daily pot use with the occasional dilettante delve into more "psychological" treats), so this concert was just perfect.
  5. The Stones - 1975 at the Cow Palace. My first Stones show, so it was special. Though their 1989 show right after the Loma Prieta earthquake was pretty righteous, too.

I'll post another one in a few.

The early bird might get the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.

 
Edited 04/17/09 09:01 PM
RE: Top Five Live Concerts You've Seen?
Posted Saturday, April 18, 2009 12:39 PM

I wasn't much of concert attendee but I did go to a "Day on the Green" .  I think it was the Steve Miller Band and the headliner was Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young.  I remember there was an "old" couple behind us on the grass (they were probably 30) and they were just sitting on their cooler enjoying the show until CSBY came on stage.  I turned around and neither had a stitch of clothes on!  It blew me away - along with all the drugs etc in plain site.  I don't remember much else except those naked people.

My husband went to Berkeley and remembers attending a concert at the Fillmore and no one had clothes on!

 
RE: Top Five Live Concerts You've Seen?
Posted Sunday, April 19, 2009 04:51 PM

 Ahhhhhh... the nekkid couple.... You forgot the bota bag. I don't remember what the hell he was wearing... but at one point (about the time The Band was on) she had a macrame bikini on.... 

Day-on-the-Green. July 14, 1974

Jesse Colin Young, Joe Walsh, The Band and Crosby, Stills & Nash. 

I still remember Bill Graham introducing Jesse Colin Young... "A great way to start the morning, Jesse Colin Young."

Ron

 
RE: Top Five Live Concerts You've Seen?
Posted Wednesday, April 22, 2009 08:06 PM


Ron Bispo wrote:

 Ahhhhhh... the nekkid couple.... You forgot the bota bag. I don't remember what the hell he was wearing... but at one point (about the time The Band was on) she had a macrame bikini on.... 

Day-on-the-Green. July 14, 1974

Jesse Colin Young, Joe Walsh, The Band and Crosby, Stills & Nash. 

I still remember Bill Graham introducing Jesse Colin Young... "A great way to start the morning, Jesse Colin Young."

I forgot to list that concert. I went the day before with Ben, Joyce & Debbie. We got to watch three macho leather monsters making out and groping each other all day. Music was as good as it gets though.

The early bird might get the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.

 
RE: Top Five Live Concerts You've Seen?
Posted Thursday, April 23, 2009 08:22 AM

Great memory Ron, I have that disease CRS... 

 

 
RE: Top Five Live Concerts You've Seen?
Posted Friday, April 24, 2009 03:32 PM


Cheri Fisher Schmidt wrote:

Great memory Ron, I have that disease CRS... 

 Hell Cheri... I still remember that I was wearing my railroad engineer bib overalls..... but can't remember what I ate for lunch yesterday! Go figure!

Ron

 
RE: Top Five Live Concerts You've Seen?
Posted Saturday, April 25, 2009 10:09 PM

 OK... A few more that I must put on my list...

Joe Walsh ~ Winterland (My first concert & Montrose opened the show)

Humble Pie ~ Winterland (Their final concert)

Rolling Stones ~ Oakland Coliseum (Steel Wheels Tour) 

Etta James ~ Mountain Winery (Saratoga)

The Eagles ~ Salinas & Sacramento (yeah... saw 'em twice in the same summer)

Taj Majal ~ Tampa Bay Blues Festival (2006) & Monterey Blues Festival (2008)

Dave Mason ~ Tampa Bay Blues Festival (2007)

Joe Bonamassa ~ Monterey Blues Festival (2008)

Actually each of the blues festivals had a ton of artists who were great.... Koko Taylor, Nora Jean Bruso were outstanding in Tampa in 2007. Also saw Jerry Lee Lewis there.... Saw Lydia Pence and Cold Blood at the Monterey Blues... talk about bringing back memories!

 


 

Ron