I was driving to work this morning rocking out to the radio and had several flashback memories of some great concert experiences. So I decided to share them with you in hopes that you will share some with me! These are really hard to answer
Most memorable concert moment: It was "The Rising Tour" which occurred shortly after 9/11. Bruce asked for total silence in the audience, and when he had all 20,000 of us paying full attention he played "Empty Sky". The whole night was a combination of a good time and sad time mixed together. Very unique atmosphere.
Least favorable concert: George Michael. Not because he wasn't good, but because every female (other than me) in the audience was screaming at the top of their lungs the whole time and I couldn't even hear the music. I wanted to leave but was there for a friend so I stuck it out.
Who puts on the best show: If you know me at all, you already know my answer :) Bruce, of course!
Concert I wish I could have seen: The Doors, I was born ten years too late; and Queen. I don't know how I missed them out of the hundreds of bands I've seen, but I did :(
Best concert I never saw: Led Zeppelin, I still have my two tickets and have never totally forgiven Jon Van B.
Biggest outdoor concert: Cal Jam II
Smallest inside venue: The Quiet Woman restaurant in Laguna Beach (about 50 - 75 people), Kenny Loggins dropped by and put on a show for some locals, so fun!
Best seats at a concert: Front Row at VAN HALEN in '81, omg - talk about amazing, Eddie is one of my top 5 guitarists
Loudest concert: Ted Nugent, love him or hate him - he's very entertaining
Most mind blowing concert: Pink Floyd! (i was 17, under the influence of LSD & red wine for the occasion and it truly was an incredible night under the stars, i was fearless back then)
Worst concert experience: Losing my sister for several hours at an all day concert featuring the Rolling Stones. I was frantic to find her and finally, right before the Stones came on, there she was.
Most frightening moment at a concert: Same Stones concert as above. I was near the front, the crowd rushed and literally lifted me off my feet, I was screaming because I was being crushed and no one cared. Then this big, strong "angel" came out of nowhere (picture Clarence Clemons), lifted me up and out of the crowd (I was only about 125 lbs back in the day!). After he put me down and I thanked him I looked back again and he was GONE.
Best concert experience: Impossible to narrow it down. I will say I got a thrill when David Bowie smiled at me.
Artist seen the most times: Again, if you know me.....Bruce (23? 24? lost track)
Most embarrassing concert moment: Falling asleep at Pat Benatar. I was bored after sitting through Quarterflash and Night Ranger (no offense to either band).
Funnest concert moment: Had to be during Bruce, but there are so many fun moments in all his concerts, hard to pick just one.
Best "goosebumps" moment: U2, "Vertigo Tour", when Bono was talking about co-existing and loving our neighbor, and peace, etc. then started playing "One" the young man next to me held my hand for a moment (he was Middle Eastern) and we both had tears in our eyes.
Concert I regret: Def Lepard, only because it was stupid of me to go with the person I went with - we got there late and had crappy seats.
Best concert of all time: Michael Jackson. It was the "Bad" tour and Michael was at his peak in every way. I know this sounds corny, but I truly did feel like I was in the presence of someone very special. The energy of his hardcore fans infused everyone else that was there and the THINGS HE DID on that stage were literally magical (he'd walk up a set of stairs, disappear in a puff of smoke then be back on the opposite side of the stage in a different outfit in a matter of seconds, like 5 seconds or less). His DANCE MOVES, the way he held the audience captive. His humility. It was an experience I'll cherish forever. RIP MJ. (again, love him or hate him, he was one of the best, if not the best, entertainers of our time).