November 2, 2006

ONE YEAR AGO TODAY

I was so HIGH from the AFTER effects of SEEING, HEARING AND EXPERIENCING - U2 at Staples Center in Los Angeles
Sadly, I think I accidentally deleted my review of the concert! But by far, it was the best show I have ever seen.

WHAT ARE YOUR TOP FIVE CONCERTS OF ALL TIME?

Here are mine:

1. U2 (Vertigo Tour) 2. Springsteen at The Forum, 2002 (The Rising Tour) (see note) 3. Van Halen (Diver Down Tour - front row) 4. Stevie Ray Vaughan at The Golden Bear (small club) 5. David Bowie (Ziggy Stardust Tour)

(note: All 16 times I saw Bruce were FANTASTIC, EXCELLENT and sort of fall into a category all their own).


9 comments:

Arlen Crawford said...

5) Bette Midler on her Divine Ms. M tour in 1972

4) Fleetwood Mac in the summer of '77 riding the crest of Rumour popularity

3) Dan Fogelberg at Atlant's FOX Theater on a solo accoustic tour in April '79 on the 6th row. I know of few artists that can mesmerize a sold out audience with only a six string, twelve string and piano and absolutely no backup band or additional vocals.

2) Gordon Lightfoot at the Atlanta Civic Center in the summer of 1974 on the Sundown tour.

1) The Eagles in February 1995 on the Hell Freezes Over tour in Atlanta!

The Harbour of Ourselves said...

Hey Layla

wow, good list, and you have beaten me by 5 springsteen gigs

1, Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, Wembley Stadium, 1985 - Born in the USA Tour -(it was July 4th and he walked out with his acoustic, sat down and played Independance Day!)

2, U2, Twickenham, London, 2005 - can you believe the ONLY time i have seen them live - now that's a crime

3, Bruce Springsteen, Roundhay Park, Leeds, 1985 - he played for over 5 bloody hours!!!!!!

4, Def Leppard, Sheffield, 1984 - the final time they played the intimate City Hall - a hometown gig

5, Bruce again, Wembley Arena, The Rising Tour 2004 - had back stage passes, and talked with Nils Lofgren for a while - wonderful!

Ben Heller said...

Wow Layla...16 times, that's incredilble.

I've seen him once and I would include it in my favourites.

1. Prince on the Lovesexy tour, Wembley

2. The Boss at Villa Park Birmingham, and I can't remember the year.

3. Muse at the Reading Festival 2002

4. Paul McCartney at Wembley in 1989

5. Queen. I saw them twice and on both occasions they were brilliant.

The Harbour of Ourselves said...

ben,
it was 1988 on the tunnel of love tour (am pretty sure) - i was there too, and then again in sheffield a week later - guess that makes us old farts

Bruce said...

1. Eric Clapton; Greensboro- August, 1990. The phrase "Clapton is God" came to fruition that night.

2. KISS; Roanoke, VA- June, 1981. It was KISS, need I say more?

3. Yes; Roanoke, VA- March, 1978. Great music...great light show.

4. BTO; Roanoke, VA- August, 1974. My first concert.

5. Aerosmith; Roanoke- Early 1975. The height of the "Toxic Twins" era, they just kicked some serious ass.

Layla said...

WOW! You guys have seen some great tours! I want to go back in time and see a few Clapton and Queen - two I never got to see!!!!!

Harbor, thanks for stopping by!

Bruce said...

Roanoke used to be a major stop on the majority of rock tours back in the 70s. Why is beyond me, but I was thankful that I live just 50 miles down the road. Unfortunately, over the years, it's become more of a country music stop, and the few non-country acts that do come through are usually of the pop/top 40 brand. IMO, it speaks of the dearth of rock music in my area.

BeckEye said...

1. Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band - their first reunion tour at the Gund Arena in Cleveland, OH. They played "Ramrod" and I nearly peed my pants.

2. Pearl Jam - June 1, 2006 at the Continental Arena, E. Rutherford NJ. I've seen PJ 5 times and though they were all fantastic shows, this was the best.

3. Pearl Jam - Yield tour, August 25, 1998 at the Post Gazette Pavilion, Pittsburgh PA. First time! It was amazing.

4. Duran Duran - August 2, 2005 at the Chevy Amphitheatre, Pittsburgh PA. The fab 5 back together again, supporting Astronaut.

5. U2 - can't remember the date, but it was the Joshua Tree tour at the Civic Arena (now Mellon Arena) in Pittsburgh. The one and only time I've seen them. We had the worst seats, but the show was great.

Wonder Boy said...

Top 5...hmmm

1. Led Zeppelin in Milwaukee WI. I think it was 1972. It most likely will remain at the top of the list.

2. Paul McCartney - Soldier Field in Chicago. First time I'd seen Sir Paul. Beautiful night and a great show.

3. Crossroads Guitar Festival - Summer of 2004. A collection of great guitar players of all kind.

4. Eric Clapton - I've seen him 10 times. The best show was probably the first I'd seen back in the early 80's.

5. Eagles - Saw them twice 3 years ago. Incredibly talented band!

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