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- Nov 18, 2017
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The Who 1978 Pontiac Silverdome
Pearl Jam 2005
Pearl Jam 2005
Ted Leo was wonderful back then. My band opened a few shows for him and I loved watching him play.Ted Leo & The Pharmacists - 8/6/06 - Middle East Upstairs - Cambridge, MA -- It was supposed to be a Ted Leo solo show, but then my buddy and I showed up to the venue (it was an afternoon show) and the full band's gear was on stage. The opener, who used to be in the Pharmacists, finished his set with a cover of "Dancing in the Dark", Ted joined in on the second verse on guitar and vocals, and then started his set seamlessly from there. No changeover. He played for about two hours, tried out a bunch of unreleased stuff and just generally kicked ass. Seeing him back then was something special. Tons of energy in a tiny room (the venue holds about 150).
The Hold Steady - 12/15/06 - Pearl Street Downstairs - Northampton, MA -- Another show with my friend. It was my second time seeing The Hold Steady, the first time I didn't love them, but I also wasn't familiar with their music at that show. This was an hour and a half of awesome, wordy, rock and roll. Last night of the tour, so the band was drinking hard on stage, the openers sent shots up to the stage at one point. They're my favorite band, and I've seen them live 33 times now, including three times in the UK this past March.
Wilco - 4/4/10 - Lupo's - Providence, RI -- Went to this show with my now wife, the show was on Easter Sunday and it was part of a tour where Wilco didn't have any opening acts, so they instead played a 40 song set. The band was on fire. Just ungodly good playing. If you haven't seen them live, I highly recommend it. They might be a bit more on this forum's speed rather than the other two acts I posted.
Wow, I was at all three of those shows too. All were great but I gotta go with Jimi as it was the first real show I ever went to. Pretty good place to start.Rock: Out of the hundreds I've attended since 1967 the most memorable was November 30, 1968: The Jeff Beck Group, Ten Years After and The Moody Blues at the Shrine Exposition Hall in downtown Los Angeles.
Even after having seen Cream and Hendrix earlier that year, THIS is the concert I'd pick if I could go back in time and see just one concert from 1968 again.