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Old 02-19-2010, 04:08 AM   #1
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Default Musical acts you've paid to see live.

When I started going to concerts, I used to have to save up to buy a ticket, gas and a shirt. I think the first concert I went to was the Scorpions and I paid $18.00 for the ticket and probably nearly the same for a shirt. Luckily, leaded gas was still around and cheap.

The last concert I went to was Rush and I believe the ticket price was $140 or so. Gas, beer, hotel room and a shirt for my nephew probably ran me upwards of $300.

So, I ask thee music lovers. Who have you paid to see perform live over the years? (not sure I can name them all)
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Old 02-19-2010, 04:24 AM   #2
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Wow, if only I could remember them all. Grew up in Philly so naturally I was at Live Aid in '85. Day started with Joan Baez singing Amazing Grace at sunrise and ended with...oh hell I don't remember. Lot's of great music in-between.

Through the years I saw most of the popular bands from the 70's and 80's, Eric Clapton, Warren Zevon, Bruce Springsteen, Rolling Stones, Chicago, Genesis, Billy Joel, Black Sabbath, Greatful Dead, Flock of Seagulls, The Cars, The Kinks, George Thoroughgood, Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes, Queen, Foreigner, Styx, Journey...88 Special, Skynyrd, Rossington-Collins,
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Old 02-19-2010, 04:34 AM   #3
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well not many bands travel near me so the only one iv'e been able to see so far was Tool.
$50 for the ticket,1.75hr. (~150 mi.)drive each way,dinner before,and i left my wallet in the car so i couldn't get a shirt
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1980 or 1981, not sure of the date. Went to see J. Geils Band and the band that opened for them.......U2, who had just released their first album in the U.S. (Boy) and the song I Will Follow was all over the airwaves.

Also in 80 or 81....massive concert of 6 bands at the Colliseum in Lost Angeles. Black Sabbath (post Ozzie) sucked. Molly Hatchet rocked the hell out of the place. Journey cruised through a few sets. Can't remember the other bands. A group of us took some "special" cigarettes with us and the rest of the day is unremembered. The only thing I took home with me was a nearly terminal case of sunburn.
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Not in order.
Ozzy,Scorpions,Van Halen with Roth then Hagar. Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Motley Crue, Whitesnake, Great White, Poison, Saxxon, Armored Saint, Heretic, Molly Hatchet, Bad Company,`Aerosmith, Chicago (orig. lineup) BB King, Metallica, Queen, Billy Squire, AC-DC, Motorhead, Ted Nugent, Rush, Joe Satriani, Guns and Roses, Tesla and I'm sure one or two I cant remember right now. Just worked a 12 hour shift..

BEST onstage show = Queen. Outstanding stage show !!

LOUDEST = Tie.. Motorhead and Judas Priest.

WORST = Tie..Guns and Roses. Axl started a riot. Metallica- opened for Ozzy and sound quality was the worst ever heard !!


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As best I can recall, the time I paid to go to live perfomances was in the early 1970's and through the mid 1980's were:

Led Zepplin, The Doobie Brothers (with Carl Johnston as lead guitarist),Journey, Pat Travers, Frank Zappa, Greatful Dead, Boston, ELO, Gordon Lightfoof, Pink Floyd, AC/DC, Duran Duran (wifes choice), Willie Nelson, Almomd Brothers, .38 Special, Fleetwood Mac, Rush, Deep Purple, Depesch Mode (wifes choice again), Brooks and Dunn, Kenny Rodgers, The Guess Who, Rolling Stones, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Jeff Beck, Robin Trower, Santanna, Aerosmith, Paul McCartny (Wings), Queen, The Cult, B-52's, Montrose, The Cars, Cheap Trick, Traffic, Creedence Clearwater, John Denver (had free tickets with friends), The Tubes, Nazareth, BB King, James Brown, Tower of Power, Chicago, Jethero Tull, Steppenwolf, Stepen Stills, David Bowie (wifes choice during Ziggy Stardust era) , Cream, Jefferson Airplane /Starship

Hell, thats all I can remember for now, probably a few other performances I was at during this time frame but I'm suffering from CRS at presrnt or too many brain cells ago.
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My first concert ever....Stryper/Bulletboys. Back in 1988 I think.
Last concert....Hatebreed/Cannibal Corpse/Hate Eternal/Undying last Dec.
If I mention all the bands I have paid to see I will need my own website for it.
I'm a concert freak.
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way back when: Ricky Scaggs; Waylon, Willie, and George Jones; Kenny Rogers with Gallagher opening; Eddie Rabbit; Eddie Raven; River Dance; Alabama (like 3 times); Reba;

Recent: Cetic Women; Ricochet (about 5 times); Lee Greenwood; others at NFR Hoe Down in Las Vegas and Rodeos but I can't remember who right now.

Worked: Rolling Stones; George Strait with Dixie Chicks and a bunch of others; some others, but I can't remember who.

Would give anything to see Jimmy Buffet but he doesn't get anywhere close.

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The WHO, in Houston sometime back in 1972 or 73. Awesome!
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Since I have different assets to offer I have been to many concerts and not paid for any of them. LOVE being a girl.
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