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Memorable concerts

Postby Jay242 » Fri May 16, 2003 7:02 am

I've seen so many concerts over the years, it's hard to pick just one that I truly enjoyed, but here are a few highlights:

1. Lollapalooza 1--Seeing NIN, Nirvana, Siouxie and the Banshees, and Jane's Addiction all in their prime was an amazing experience.

2. The Cure Wish tour--Front row seats, I met Robert Smith after the show.

3. New Order with the Pixies--Like being in heaven

4. Soft Cell reunion a few months ago--Marc Almond is UBERCOOL!!! Both members hung out with the crowd after the show.

What are some of your memorable concert experiences? What made them memorable?
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Postby oneno » Sat May 17, 2003 9:13 am

King Crimson - Beat
David Sylvian-The first Day
Depeche mode/Book of Love? 87'?

Consider the dafodil, and while you're doing that. I'll be over her going through your stuff.
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Postby fritzb » Sat May 17, 2003 1:16 pm

Best Wave Concert: Thompson Twins with Berlin - Into The Gap (My quintessential wave concert, great tunes, crisp sound, good all-around show)

Before They Were Big Concert: The Police - Outlandos D'Amour (1979) (They had to play a couple of their songs
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Postby chubbyluv » Sun May 18, 2003 1:27 am

Spring of 1985 / Buffalo State

Outdoor show - REM, Billy Bragg and the Nails
Indoor show - Shriekback and the Simple Minds
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Postby Spaz » Sun May 18, 2003 3:39 am

SPLIT ENZ-twice: Wiatta Tour and Time & Tide Tour
SQUEEZE-twice: East Side Story Tour and Cosi Fan Tour
XTC-Black Sea Tour (w/Hazel O'Connor and Wall Of Voodoo)
VAPORS-three times (twice for first album, once for 2nd)
20/20-tours for both albums
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Postby Quite Life » Mon May 19, 2003 9:19 am

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live shows from The Police back in 79-80 where the shit plain and simple they played thier songs at 100 miles an hour and then beat the crap out of eachother back stage.

The Avengers at the Mab in SF

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Postby MikeP » Mon May 19, 2003 10:57 am

Memorable ones for me back in the 80's (when I lived in Denver) were:

-New Order at the late great Rainbow Music Hall ('85 Low Life tour)

-Depeche Mode at Red Rocks ('86 Black Celebration tour)
(they were on the same plane as my sister and I on our
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Postby dijitaldave » Mon May 19, 2003 3:08 pm

I have seen many....

I group up on Rock (Aerosmith, Zeppelin, etc.) but after my very 1st concert in '80 at the Orange Show in San Bernardino where I saw the Pretenders w/ opening act Bow Wow Wow.........my musical tastes had changed-

Honorable M
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Postby Go-Between » Tue May 27, 2003 4:40 pm

I also was on many concerts in the 80s, the first was Kraftwerk at the Musikhalle in Hamburg in June 1981, complete with robots, projections and all in a very plushy 19th century concert hall. Two years later i saw Depeche Mode there, great. My second con
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Postby leipsic » Fri May 30, 2003 4:03 pm

The Kabuki Theatre in San Francisco, in Japan Town, hosted some Great 80's concerts. I saw some beautiful shows there that will forever linger on in my 80's consciousness. A few were:

Laurie Anderson - Big Science tour. This was the cool one where s
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Postby Tomb » Mon Jun 09, 2003 3:39 pm

> early 80's sound of F242 was certainly fringe/electronic/technologically driven avante-garde<

I was luckily enough to see Front 242 play in their home city (Brussels) in about 1991. An incredible gig, with most people wearing Swimming Goggles (Never
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Postby TheBettyFord » Sat Nov 22, 2003 2:29 pm

Depeche Mode toured with Book of Love in 1986 on the Black Celebration tour.

I had 4th row seats and backstage passes for that one in Vancouver - it was amazing.

I first saw DM in London in a club around 1981. It was an all ages show and my cousin
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Postby ketzelcoatl@yahoo.com » Sun Nov 23, 2003 3:16 pm

Number one has to be Echo & the Bunnymen at the Greek Theater in Berkeley, in--let me see--must have been 1988. I'd never been terribly attracted to Ian McCullough, but if I had been wearing a bra, I would have thrown it on stage.

Depeche Mode in 1986
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Postby Dave » Mon Nov 24, 2003 10:21 am

The ones I can remember (from early 80's in NYC area)

New Order at Madison Square Garden
Clash at Pier 84
U2 w/the Alarm at Pier 84 and Nassau CC
Echo & the Bunnymen at Beacon Theater
Ramones at Malibu
Stiff Little Fingers
Shriekback at Spy's
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Postby Blaster » Tue Nov 25, 2003 4:38 am

Being in the NY/NJ area I got to see many acts in Smaller Clubs & halls. "Some" I can Remember Include:

** - Squeeze, The Romantics, The Electriks (different nights) at the MeadowBrook Dance Club in Cedar Grove, NJ.
** - APB at "Spit" in Long Isla
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