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Re:Favorite Live Performance
« Reply #30 on: October 12, 2003, 07:00:30 pm »
1. First show: Kansas opening for Queen in late 74, early 75. I was ten and went by myself. Have I mentioned that my mom kicks ass?
2. Last show: The Paybacks and Supagroup (last show featuring bands with a record deal anyway)
3. Best live acts (number of times seen)
 * Cowboy Mouth (15 times)
 * Rush ( 9 times)
 * Electric Six (once, but again this coming Friday)

Had to put one new act on the list.


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Re:Favorite Live Performance
« Reply #31 on: October 17, 2003, 08:57:03 pm »
First  live show was Chicago in Chicago at the old Stadium.

Last live show was Porcupine Tree at the Vic in Chicago.

Top 3

Pink Floyd - Animals tour  @ Soldier Field 1976 (I was the only sober person there)
Genesis - any number of times
Sting from first row center - Dream  of the Blue Turtles tour

Honorable Mentions
Prince
Allan Holdsworth
Chick Corea 's Electrik Band
U2 - b4 they were big at the Aragon Ball Room
Yes in the round in 1979
Howard Jones at the Auditorium Theater
The Art Of Noise @ the Metro
Peter Gabriel
Bill Bruford  @  Ravinia with  Earthworks




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Re:Favorite Live Performance
« Reply #32 on: October 20, 2003, 09:30:43 am »
First show - The Beach Boys in 1982 or '83
Last show - Porcupine Tree in Seattle - summer of 2003)

3 best shows:

Cirque de Soleil's Allegria - summer of 2003
Peter Gabriel's Up tour - Dec 2002
Genesis' We can't Dance tour - summer 1992                        


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Re:Favorite Live Performance
« Reply #33 on: October 20, 2003, 12:28:58 pm »
I remember that Genesis show well.  It was definately a good one, but I can't help but think how awesome the Invisible Touch tour would have been.  That was the peak of their career and man, it would have been something else to see.
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Re:Favorite Live Performance
« Reply #34 on: October 20, 2003, 06:21:52 pm »
Great thread!

First live show:  Rush - Signals

Last live show:  Dream Theater/Queensryche Fates Warning - last July

Three of my favorite performances:
          Rush - Vapor Trails
          Dream Theater - Scenes From a Memory
          Spock's Beard - V
                                           

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Re:Favorite Live Performance
« Reply #35 on: November 21, 2003, 06:19:22 pm »
First Live Show:  Genesis - Trick of the Tail Tour '76

Last Live Show: Peter Gabriel - UP Tour

Fave 3 Shows:   Pink Floyd - Animals Tour '77
                         
                           Genesis  -  Wind and Wuthering Tour '77

                           Jesus Christ Superstar - '93 tour  ( first tour
                                                                   with Ted Neeley &    
                                                                   Carl Anderson cast)

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Re:Favorite Live Performance
« Reply #36 on: November 22, 2003, 02:09:29 am »
Wow you saw Genesis in 76?  That is so cool!  That was the year I was born, so I missed out on all the cool stuff.  What was that like?  Was everyone kindof wondering how it would  be withoug Gabriel as that was the first tour after he left ?
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Re:Favorite Live Performance
« Reply #37 on: November 22, 2003, 08:50:26 am »
Yeah, Genesis in '76 was my first real concert. I'll always remember the chills I got when the opening chords to 'Dance on a Volcano' began and the entire stage erupted into a "Blood" RED!!! Too cool!  I'm sure everyone was eager to see what the 'new' Genesis would be like live. As for myself, I never saw them with Gabriel so I had nothing to compare it to.  But, I was so much into 'Trick of the Tail' at that time, I could not WAIT to see this band LIVE....aaahh the memories !

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Re:Favorite Live Performance
« Reply #38 on: November 23, 2003, 04:42:23 am »
   1st show---Nazareth & Sammy Hagar, in Cleveland '77

   Last show--Queensryche & Echo7--Erie, PA (11-02-03)

   3 All-time Favorite Live shows;
        1.  Queensryche & Echo7--Erie
        2.  Queensryche & Echo7--Toledo
        3.  Queensryche, Dream Theater, Fates Warning--Cleve.
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Re:Favorite Live Performance
« Reply #39 on: November 23, 2003, 09:56:09 am »
1st - Peter Frampton ~1978 (ish)

1st That was my idea - Mahogany Rush openning for Kansas - 1979

Last Show - Rush VT 2002

Best 3:
Rush VT Tour (and T4E / CP / RtB / Presto / HYF Tours)
Pink Floyd - The Division Bell tour (in the rain)
Black Sabbath & Blue Oyster Cult 1980 (ish)

Next 2:
Robert Plant with the Black Crowes openning 1990
Ultra Blue - Every show I saw was F'en GREAT!

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Re:Favorite Live Performance
« Reply #40 on: November 24, 2003, 09:48:04 am »
1) What is the first live show you saw?

Chris de Burgh, 1986
 
2) What is the last live show you saw?

Neal Morse, 18.11.03, Aschaffenburg/Germany

3) What are three of your all-time favorite live performers?

Spockīs Beard (with Neal)
Neal Morse (his gig last week reminded me of how I love his stage presence)
Franz Benton (German folk singer)

I have to admit that I really donīt remember many concerts good enough to rate them today.


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Re:Favorite Live Performance
« Reply #41 on: November 24, 2003, 12:21:13 pm »
Andy - good call on the Jesus Christ Superstar show. I caught the final tour of the original cast and it was amazing - live orchestra and everything. Best $90 seats I didn't have to pay for, too.

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Re:Favorite Live Performance
« Reply #42 on: November 24, 2003, 04:50:32 pm »
OK... GEEZ... I can't believe I missed out on this thread!

1) What is the first live show you saw?
Chicago/The Beach Boys, 1975

2) What is the last live show you saw?
Porcupine Tree/Opeth, 2003

3) What are three of your all-time favorite live performers?
RUSH (15 shows since 1975, 1981 fave)
Genesis (8 shows since 1978, 1982 fave - Supper's Ready)
Yes (10 shows since 1978, 1978 fave - in the round)

This question is really difficult, so I give honorable mention to:
Peter Gabriel (lost out in top 3 due to extortionate ticket prices)
Frank Zappa
Porcupine Tree
Pink Floyd
Ozric Tentacles
Kansas
Spock's Beard
Jean-Luc Ponty

An even harder question would be.... What are your 3 all-time favorite concert performances ?
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Re:Favorite Live Performance
« Reply #43 on: November 24, 2003, 05:04:12 pm »
1) What is the first live show you saw?

--The Carpenters at Robin Hood Dell East in Philadelphia in 1974.

2) What is the last live show you saw?

--Spock's Beard at the Forum Theater in Metuchen

3) What are three of your all-time favorite live performers?

--IZZ.  Always great.  The ProgHouse show of last January was my favorite show ever.

--Rush.  I have seen them on every tour since 81.

--Neal Morse.  Whether it's with Spock's Beard, Transatlantic, Yellow Matter Custard, or solo...this guy puts everything he has into it.

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Re:Favorite Live Performance
« Reply #44 on: November 27, 2003, 11:30:26 am »
1) First Live Show - Phil Collins and Fabulous Jacuzzis - 1983 on Phil's Birthday.

2) Last Live Show - Neal Morse and his Combo Band at Tower Records.

3) Favorite Top 3 Performers
         
      1 - Genesis - Any Tour....
      2 - Styx - Kilroy Was Here Tour
      3 - Yes - Union Tour (I had front row seats!)

BONUS - Top 2 concerts I had tickets for that never happened!

      1 - Asia - 1983 - Concert was cancelled for lame Budokan MTV show!
      2 - Genesis - 1997 - Whole North American tour cancelled.


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