Favorite/Best Concerts you've been to

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  1. Zeuhl34

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    What are some of the best or most fun concerts you've been to? Or who are some of your favorite artists to see live?

    For me, Moonsorrow is probably the most fun live act I've experienced. Their shows are really high-energy, and the crowds are usually great.

    Other favorite live acts of mine include Alestorm, Korpiklaani, and That 1 Guy. And for an act that plays large venues (which I normally dislike), Rush put on a really great show.
     
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    I've saw many good concerts, but not that many can give me goosebumps like the one I saw of Michael Bublé, three years ago, his 'Call Me Irresponsible'-tour.
    I've also saw his last concert in his 'Crazy Love'-tour, very good too, but less intense than three years ago.
     
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    The Roots. Hands down.
     
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    Lara Fabian, in Moscow.... she's back on noveber 3 and 4. that woman can sing! and she is hot and talented and extremelly beautiful.
     
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    Barbra Streisand, Madison Square Garden, New York, 2004

    The Moody Blues, Pine Knob, Pontiac Michigan, 2002
     
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    The best performers I have seen live are Coldplay and Jay-Z.

    The worst - Whitney Houston or Girls Aloud.
     
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    Barbra Streisand in Las Vegas
    and The Kinks in LA ( I had backstage passes I still talk about it)
    Oh and U2 in San Jose!
     
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    I've been to all kinds of concerts, country, rock, r&b, oldies... I have to say the best one I've ever been to was Heart my Mom actually took me when I was 15 or 16.
     
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    I typically don't go to concerts, but saw a performance of this band a little over a year ago:

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    They completely blew me away. Fred Frith was also one of the opening acts and even joined them on stage to perform a cover of one of his songs. Very impressive stuff.

    I'm jealous!
     
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    Don't know which are favs. I guess I wouldn't have gone if I hadn't liked the artists up front. Lessee if I can remember who I've seen:

    The Jimi Hendrix Experience - City Park Stadium/New Orleans
    Yes (twice) - Centroplex/Baton Rouge - Lakefront Arena/New Orleans
    Prince (twice) - Saenger/New Orleans - Lakefront Arena/New Orleans
    Rush (twice) - Lakefront Arena/New Orleans - The Arena/New Orleans
    Tina Turner w/Lionel Richie - The Arena/New Orleans
    Jethro Tull - Centroplex/Baton Rouge
    Chic w/Osibisa - A Warehouse/New Orleans
    A Flock of Seagulls - House of Blues/New Orleans
    Morris Day and Time - House of Blues/New Orleans
    Chic w/Funkadelics - A Warehouse/New Orleans
    Chicago - Municipal Auditorium/New Orleans
    Bruce Springstein and the E Street Band - Municipal Auditorium/New Orleans
    Andreas Vollenweider - Tulane University/New Orleans
    Michael Jackson and the Jackson 5 - Centroplex/Baton Rouge
    Dr. John - St. Bernard Civic Center/Chalmette
    Donna Summer - Theater of Performing Arts/New Orleans
    Parliament (twice) - Municipal Auditorium/New Orleans - Centroplex/Baton Rouge
    Trans Siberian Orchestra - The Arena/New Orleans
    Sting - Lakefront Arena/New Orleans
    Men At Work - Riverboat Natches/New Orleans
    The Moody Blues (twice) The Saenger/New Orleans - Lakefront Arena/New Orleans
    Carlos Santana, Sting, Neil Young, Irma Thomas, The Allman Brothers, James Brown, Dr. John, The Meters, and numerous others - New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival

    ...that's all I can remember right now.
     
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    Erykah Badu 2006 at couleur café in Ghent
    Beyoncé i really liked all of her tours
    Daft Punk Pukkelpop 2006 was awesome
    SPICE GIRLS REUNION TOUR !! it wasn't the best but everyone there was totally enjoying it so it was really fun and in was my first time in germany so that was fun as well
     
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    Stevie Nicks - The Woodlands & Las Vegas
    Fleetwood Mac - Las Vegas
    Tina Turner - The Woodlands & San Antonio
    Creed - San Antonio (before the break up)
     
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    Yes - 1975 Rochester, NY
    Ramones - 1978 Ithaca, NY
    Nils Lofgren/Edgar Winter - 1972
    Pink Floyd - Buffalo, NY 1973
    - Meadowlands, NJ 1975 I think
    Starcastle/Boston - Binghamton, NY 1976?
    Elton John - Richmond, Va 1973 amazing show, one of the best
     
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    I'll second that. I saw them at the Jazfest in New Orleans a few years ago. They brought the place down! :wink:

    Other notable mentions go to: Tony Bennet, Boogie Down Productions (the ultimate one DJ/one emcee show), Macy Gray (only for the sexy people), Neil Young, Black Crowes, 808 State, Frankie Beverly & Maze (saw them twice now and it's been amazing each time).

    OK... now I've been going down there religiously for the last few years. If you're down there in 2011, you have to let me know!!
     
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    flew to sf last weekend to see Connie Francis and a 21 piece orchestra at the Castro Theater.....she cancelled due to illness, anyone else miss her concert?
     
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    Beach Boys at the OMNI in Atlanta, GA.
     
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    That is one enviable list. Particularly Jimi and young M.J. I've actually seen Bruce from the nosebleeds. That was still absurdly amazing. I went down for the last couple of songs, and I've never been punched in the face by music like that. It was the most driving, exhilarating music.

    What is also enviable is Enid seeing Steve Reich. His music must be a remarkable thing to be in front of/enveloped in.

    Also, I should add that I got to see Dave Matthews Band multiple times in his heyday (back in the mid-late 90's when the band was still fresh). If you've never been to a Dave Matthews concert, that's a bummer. I don't know how his band sounds now, but I'm sure it's still worth experiencing to some degree. That's was also pretty much the best live show ever.
     
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    Daft Punk (PukkelPop 2006)
    Kylie Minogue (X Tour Antwerp 2008)
    Robyn
     
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    Been to many memorable concerts and music festivals, danced and partied hard, but the one that sticks most in my mind, was Leonard Cohen - 1980's in Melbourne. I didn't really have any expectations beforehand, but from the time the lights went up on the stage I was enthralled and mesmerised by the music and the performance of Leonard Cohen and his band. No Gimmicks, just superb quality sound and lighting. Everyone on stage and in the audience was totally present and focused on the music. The exchange between the musicians and the audience was palpable, the performance simply breathtaking.

    My friends and I left the theatre feeling elated and somewhat surprised by the whole experience.
     
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