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Your Best Concert Ever?

DutchRay

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I've seen so many shows... I can't name one as 'the best'. Some of the best were Prince (21x), Eurythmics, John Mayer, Joe Bonamassa, Mother's Finest, Rival Sons, Dewolff, Vintage Trouble, Van Halen, Black Crowes and obviously Pearl Jam.

 

zoommutt

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Too many! I remember being in a little bar on Long Island , at the end of a Richard Thompson show, the whole audience was singing Tear Stained Letter leaving the show. I've never seen that before or since.
 

E.M.

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“Best” is relative to a lot of factors, but I fondly remember Midnight Oil at the Smith Center in D.C. in 1990. Loud, raw, earthy guitar tone from a Rickenbacker 12 string.
 

Pelham Blues

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I don't know about best, but my most "knocked out by" concert was Danny Gatton from about 6 feet away at Fender sponsored club show at Chicago NAMM Show in 87 or 88 (with John Hyatt).
Second would be Link Wray at Charlie Daniels Volunteer Jam...walked out, KILLED on two songs and walked off
 
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Greywolf

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My favorite was at the Warfield Theatre in San Francisco , it was the performance that became the album " Friday Night In San Francisco " with the legendary trio of Al Di Meola, John McLaughlin , and Paco de Lucia . The following year they repeated at the magnificent Davies Symphony Hall and added Steve Morse .... Epic
 

lure555

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Seeing SRV with BB King was otherworldly. Stevie was practically levitating off the stage.
 

Northcoastwoods

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Tull: Cleveland Public Hall
Ramones: second row center Kent State Auditorium
Deep Purple: Cleveland Coliseum
Ted Nugent opened for Aerosmith - in 86 Aerosmith was... meh...
The Guess Who
Stones in Razorback Stadium
I-Tal and First Light: 2 Cleveland Reggae bands - Couldn't stop dancing all night. Miss those days
 

Wizard1183

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Black Sabbath all 4 original members 3X
Johnny Winter
Zakk Wylde came into the crowd and stood shoulder to shoulder by me whaling is solo skills. I saw him countless times. Took a pic with him before. He signed a dvd that I gave to goodwill lol
 

Jethro Rocker

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I wonder if a festival day of shows counts...
US Festival 83, heavy metal day.

Motley Crue, Quiet Riot, Ozzy, Preist, Triumph, Scorps and Van Halen.

Hard to pick just one out of all the rest. First couple Triumph shows in 1978 and 79 would be one for sure. Just basic straight ahead rock with a good show.
Even got to take a cheap camera in so not the best pics.

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