Originally Posted by Waboman /t/1525651/best-concert-youve-been-to#post_24568995
I've seen so many concerts over the years. The old cerebral cortex ain't what she used to be. One concert that still stands out however, is Van Halen 1984. The stage was nothing but a wall of Marshalls. Literally blew my mind. Diamond Dave, this glass is for you. Cheers.
Originally Posted by GoCaboNow /t/1525651/best-concert-youve-been-to#post_24569830
I just missed Dave and got Sammy on the 5150 tour...
Originally Posted by ambesolman /t/1525651/best-concert-youve-been-to#post_24608000
So many concerts...um standouts would be:
Tool- seen ten times and they're always amazing, but their first show I saw was in a warehouse in '95 for Aenima was one of my favs
Days of the New- opened for 3 doors down around '00. Travis Meeks is a bad mf on an acoustic guitar! Saw them again about five years ago at a bar with about 40 other people. Awesome! If you never heard anything after their first album they're worth checking out.
Godsmack and Rob Zombie at Red Rocks- pretty good payback for taking my buddy to Tool😉
AIC at the Filmore (Denver) - had wanted to see them for years and even though Lane wasn't there, the new guy did an admirable job. Even did a great half hour acoustic set which was awesome for me since Jar of Flies was my fav album.
Originally Posted by psumazda6 /t/1525651/best-concert-youve-been-to#post_24609555
Great list there. Days of the New is grossly underrated. And never seeing AIC in their prime is a big regret of mine.
Keeping with the 90's band theme, saw Live at City Gardens (Trenton,NJ) ca. '93. This was before they really hit it big; great show. Another good one was God Street Wine in State College, PA.
Favorite concert though had to be my first Dead show, Giants Stadium 1992. Steve Miller opened. We had lower level seats but we jumped the wall to floor level (along with hundreds of others) when the lights went down for the 2nd set. In retrospect it sounds like a delinquent move, but this was pretty common for Giants Stadium shows during this era, and security was pretty content letting it happen. Aside from a few turned ankles there was very little incident, totally consistent with the vibe of a Dead show.
Recently saw Pearl Jam in Philly. Wow, these guys can still bring it: