I had a similar experience at a Whitesnake show in a small venue. I couldn't distinguish individual instruments/vocals, it was just a wall of noise.Joe Bonamassa at the Ryman Auditorium. TOO DAMN LOUD; unbearable. Walked out by the 6th song. Not giving up my hearing for a concert.
Too bad to hear that about Manics . I saw them maybe 4-5 years ago at a small gig in Sweden, and they were the opposite! James came across as a very humble guy and they were very friendly with the audience. (Not that this changes your experience...)Manic Street Preachers, V Festival '99. Arrogant a$$holes, late, went off after two songs, came back on and were just obnoxious.
U2, Manchester Apollo '84, massively overrated - Big Country, the week after, were ten times better.
The Alarm, every gig. Great band, but the constant referencing having supported U2 in '83.... it got old in '85, now it's embarrassing. Move on FFS.
I can't comment on a "worst-ever" concert I've seen...but I've played some clunkers!Got to be honest here, any place there was beer, women and music...in no particular order, was never a place I got bored. If the band were shite there were always a few more things to go at.
I often times looked forward to the "going at..." more than the Band. I liked to stay busy.
Being young and daft was bloody ace....
As is being somewhat older and daft...