Just got back from the worst concert in my life !

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I truly don't believe in that statement. I have an open mind and understand that listening to others educates me. If I didn't practice that, I wouldn't be on this forum. Part of life is listening to others whether you feel they are right or wrong. Then it's up to you to choose whether you wan't to use that information to change your mind. If you don't allow your mind to ever change then you will walk thru life as a self centered egotistic person. So I don't think that's the issue here! The issue is that if I pay for something (a concert), I expect to get my moneys worth without anything extra that isn't part of the entertainment (political views).
Agreed. I change my mind by becoming educated on a subject and then bouncing that off my moral compass and life experience. A 20 year old guitar player and his twitter account mentality doesn't deliver enough fact to actual base anything on (or it shouldn't).

The worst show I saw was Aerosmith - in the 80's. Dio opened for them - Holy Diver tour and just KILLED it (Tommy Alderidge has those massive Yamaha's). Then Aerosmith came on stage, drunk and high, steven tyler fell down, they couldn't play, we left.
 

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I saw BB a year before he passed. He was still excellent. It was the 5th time I'd seen him.

I will say that I'm so tired of politics that when I go to a concert the LAST thing I want is some "entertainer" telling me about the world.

Play your songs - I'm hear to listen to YOUR music. I can get inundated with political nonsense on the internet, I don't care to hear it from a band.
OMG - you just remined me of the best and worst show i've ever seen at the same time.

Eagles 1994, RFK Stadium. Non-stop ranting about Disney possibly buying the Manassas Battlefield and turning it into a theme park (honesty, i was on his side on this issue, but still...) Shut and play, Don!
Once he shut up, they did a good show.

I also met my future and still current wife at that show.

(is it bad form to gripe about Don Henley on a drum forum?)
 

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I guess I am just bummed, really wanted to see this show at this venue, but the most fun I have had at shows has been at the Club Casino.
I saw Little Feat and Toto at the Club Casino some years ago (2 separate shows), when I was still living in MA. It's just a cool, funky venue and I agree that it seems to "rise to the occasion," so to speak. Tons of history and a great location on the beach.
 

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Stevie Ray Vaughan at Summerfest, Milwaukee, late 80s. I'm sure someone's mind was blown, but I was so bored that I left. I was a fan, too, or at least I thought I was.
 

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Worst concert I ever attended was Black Sabbath back in @ 72 . Absolute rubbish . Alice Cooper opened for them and they were killer .

Fleetwood Mac , Edmonton @ 75 ... turned out to be some other guys masquerading as the Mac , a legal issue where the original members lost the name in some contractual loophole . The band I saw was a major disappointment . Tim Buckley opened and he was terrific.

Rolling Stones last time they blew into town ... Richards flipped the beat upside down in Sympathy for the Devil . I was embarrassed for them . My son bought the tickets , no way I would have paid.
 
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Oh that reminds me. I saw Bon Jovi (wife wanted to go) about 10 or 12 years ago. Great concert, actually. But it was in a big arena and was ear-splittingly loud. I made the fatal mistake of not bringing ear plugs and ended up having to sit the whole time with my fingers in my ears. It was literally so loud it was painful.
That’s because your wife can’t sing, lol. Just kidding, I’ve been there!
 

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I don't do 'big' live shows anymore-prefer small venues and "unknown" talent if I am really interested in hearing something live.

But I do wonder sometime if you took the ticket money from these types shows and invested in some mind-blowing "hi-fi" gear and a dedicated listening room, and shared that experience with some close friends and good spirits, wouldn't have a much greater ROI?

Kind of like having your own super-box with private parking, private bar, private restroom, private sound-man.....a hand-picked crowd...

I rather like the idea of investing in "me and mine" rather than investing in Christopher Cross or the Rolling Stones...(insert any big name here).
 

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Way back in the 60's, I saw a lot of the psychedelic bands that were big at the time. Many of them were terrible live. First of all, they were amateur musicians. Second, they were all stoned out of their minds. Third, they had no stage presence. Just a bunch of long haired, slovenly hippies, wandering around the stage, playing out of tune. Of course, the audience was a bunch of stoned hippies, too, so they thought it was great. I did not.

One exception was a group called Poco. I saw them at an outdoor concert. I can't remember the names of the players, or the drummer. They were upbeat and great entertainers. Their sound was super clean and their set was well-planned. The drummer, who also sang, was exceptional. Can't remember his name.....I remember he was playing Rogers drums. He had them tuned well, and they sounded fantastic.
 

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Worst concert I ever attended was Black Sabbath back in @ 72 . Absolute rubbish . Alice Cooper opened for them and they were killer .

Fleetwood Mac , Edmonton @ 75 ... turned out to be some other guys masquerading as the Mac , a legal issue where the original members lost the name in some contractual loophole . The band I saw was a major disappointment . Tim Buckley opened and he was terrific.

i was at that show too .....
 

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Way back in the 60's, I saw a lot of the psychedelic bands that were big at the time. Many of them were terrible live. First of all, they were amateur musicians. Second, they were all stoned out of their minds. Third, they had no stage presence. Just a bunch of long haired, slovenly hippies, wandering around the stage, playing out of tune. Of course, the audience was a bunch of stoned hippies, too, so they thought it was great. I did not.

One exception was a group called Poco. I saw them at an outdoor concert. I can't remember the names of the players, or the drummer. They were upbeat and great entertainers. Their sound was super clean and their set was well-planned. The drummer, who also sang, was exceptional. Can't remember his name.....I remember he was playing Rogers drums. He had them tuned well, and they sounded fantastic.

George Grantham , well tuned Rogers indeed ...

 

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What did you expect to experience at a Christopher Cross show?
Honestly same thing I want from every show, bands playing their music, to the best for their ability and for the sound to be clear and open.
Possibly they, the band also may have had a hard time hearing.
 

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I walked out of a Motley Crue show 1987 or 88 don’t remember.
The musicianship was sloppy and below average from all 4. Unacceptable I haven’t seen them since.
 

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I saw Cheap Trick and that was by far the worst show I have ever seen, this was after Bun E. had left, Zander's voice was gone, and sounded terrible
 

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There are some performers who are seemingly incapable of ever putting on a bad show. James Taylor comes to mind. He changes things from one performance to the next. Even the songs that he's performed thousands of times over the years have a freshness to them because of his mastery of turning a phrase a little differently or changing his inflection of a phrase from how we expected it to be. Many subtle nuances add spontaneity to his performances.
And it doesn’t hurt to have guys like Russ Kunkel or Steve Gadd, not to mention the other killer players he brings.
 

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I walked out of a Motley Crue show 1987 or 88 don’t remember.
The musicianship was sloppy and below average from all 4. Unacceptable I haven’t seen them since.
I think Motley Crue was the only show I ever walked out on too. The Scorpions opened for them and were so good that when Crue came on to headline, ragged, out of tune, Vince Neil all fat, voice shot and singing every other lyric people started leaving in mass. It was worth the ticket price to see the Scorpions though, they were that good a Klaus’s voice was spot on. This must have been “99” maybe 2000.
 

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