Best concert you’ve been to

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So many I can't chose - or remember - they were all fanatastic at the time.
Off the top of my head and in no particular order -
Meatloaf - 3 times - very entertaining.
Bruce Springsteen for the hours he was on stage
Bowie (twice)
Brian Adams - no frills rock and roll (3 or 4 times)
Alice Cooper
The Mission
The Cure
REM
U2
Bon Jovi (about 7 times!)
The Rolling Stones (3 times)
Deep Purple
Whitesnake (twice)
The Kinks
UFO
Thunder
Guns and Roses
Simple Minds
Big Country
Marillion
Michael Jackson
Thunder
All of which had great well known support acts - too numerous to mention!
 
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I also went to a Tsunami Relief Concert in 2005 with a line up that included Eric Clapton, Craig David, Jools Holland, Kelly Jones of Stereophonics, Keane, Lulu ,Manic Street Preachers, Snow Patrol to name a few.
They only did a few numbers each but was so happy to see Clapton - I'd love to see him in his own right.
 

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I recall the name, born late 1958
Harry Belafonte popularized calypso music in the US. He was very well-known in the 50's and 60's. He appeared at Carnegie Hall in NYC at least once.

His daughter, Shari Belafonte, was an actress and appeared in some TV shows and movies in the 80's and beyond.
 
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JoesMum.....
You just became my FAVORITE!!!
YOU SAW QUEEN!?!??!!!!!
How did he sound!!!!!?
(Dumb question)
Tell me EVERYTHING!!!!!!!
Fat Bottom Girls must have been killer!!!!

Live Aid — still my favorite.
Went in to see Duran Duran and ThePower Station-
CAME OUT SINGING AND IN LOVE WITH QUEEN!!!
Best time my sister,dad and I ever had.

Doesn't appear that they played Fat Bottom Girls at that show. This was apparently Freddie's last time performing with the band. Crazy.

So cool you you were there @JoesMum
 

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Oh...Joe Cocker...You are so beautiful tooo MEEEE..ha...those were my daze...what a great time to grow up...
Amen to that! Things were so easy and simple back then. My biggest worry was whether to do my homework or go out and play first and do the homework later. I always did the homework at some point, though.
 

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I also went to a Tsunami Relief Concert in 2005 with a line up that included Eric Clapton, Craig David, Jools Holland, Kelly Jones of Stereophonics, Keane, Lulu ,Manic Street Preachers, Snow Patrol to name a few.
They only did a few numbers each but was so happy to see Clapton - I'd love to see him in his own right.
My favorite remake was him redoing Leyla, but the song he wrote after his son died makes me tear up whenever I hear it. But never been to see him in concert.
 

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JoesDad and I did a lot of reminiscing about this last night. He agreed on the top choices I posted earlier, but others worth a mention...

U2
The Rolling Stones
Blondie
Paul Weller
Paul Simon
The Stranglers
Simple Minds
The Christians
Bryan Adams
Mark Knopfler
Meat Loaf...

we have seen quite a few over the years.

And from the U.K.——

No Beatles members??
No Duran Duran???? 😱
I’m shocked!!!!
 

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Great thread! Prior to the pandemic my husband and I were at shows here in Philly a few times a month. Lots of punk most local. Some of my favorite bigger acts that I've seen are below, Iggy being #1. Biggest regret is not seeing Bowie in my lifetime.

Iggy Pop
Neil Young
The Cult
The Cure
Poison
Def Lepard
Cheap Trick
Buzzcocks
Green Day
Stiff Little Fingers
Built to Spill
Wire
Descendents
Jawbreaker
Metallica
Helmet
 

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I sooo miss stuff like that. Carol Burnett show. Mama’s Family. The Smothers Brothers. Jim Stanford—another show I should have gone to.
Omg yes! That's when tv was good. Funny without having to be dirty or fowl mouthed and I fly the F word a lot.(requirement for Chicagoans lol)
Always watch them when I was a kid.
 

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I'm thinking my fav is way out there from the rest.
I had only went too a handful of concerts.
All time fav was Johnny Cash. Family went when I was a kid.
As an adult either Brian Setzer with Stray Cats or Don Ho. Don Ho twice lol.
My favorite music is oldies and rock lol
 

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So many I can't chose - or remember - they were all fanatastic at the time.
Off the top of my head and in no particular order -
Meatloaf - 3 times - very entertaining.
Bruce Springsteen for the hours he was on stage
Bowie (twice)
Brian Adams - no frills rock and roll (3 or 4 times)
Alice Cooper
The Mission
The Cure
REM
U2
Bon Jovi (about 7 times!)
The Rolling Stones (3 times)
Deep Purple
Whitesnake (twice)
The Kinks
UFO
Thunder
Guns and Roses
Simple Minds
Big Country
Marillion
Michael Jackson
Thunder
All of which had great well known support acts - too numerous to mention!
Bowie twice!!! So jealous.
 
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