Best Live Music Concert Youve Been To?

#1
Saw many live bands in my yoof. Floyd in The Electric Gardens in Glasgow around 1969. Deep Purple, Ten Years After, Led Zeppelin, Tyrannosaurus Rex (prior to T Rex and a tree getting in the way!), Heads Hands and Feet, Free mostly in Dundee.

And in Berlin in 1986; Level 42, Gary Moore, Marillion and Queen on the same bill, exellent.

3 concerts stick in my mind though; Jethro Tull for a set which lasted well over 2 hours (the warm-up number was the 50 minute Thick As A Brick complete), and Slade, a really good live band. And Crowded House in Pompey around 12 years ago. Recently saw the Oz Pink Floyd, a great tribute band with a good set.

What was your best show?
 

mysteron

LE
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#2
Muse, in Dusseldorf last year.

Just brilliant. Awesome talent, a great sense on how to put on a show and a banging atmosphere.
 
#3
iron maiden..donnington 1988 - best ever maiden show

metallica..dublin 2006 - brilliant show, excellent weather and atmosphere was fantastic

pink..belfast 2006 - what can i say..it's pink
 

maninblack

LE
Book Reviewer
#4
Skids, Sheffield Polytechnic, 1981........must rate as one of the better gigs.

Level 42, Wembley Arena, about 1986 must rate as one of the dullest.

Ken Collier Jazz Band, 1982, some rugby club in London. Also most excellent.
 
#5
Pink Floyd - Earls' Court 1995.

Marillion - MKB 1986.

Iron Maiden - Bristol 1987.

Jethro Tull - Whenever I see them.
 
#6
Oh yeh, I forgot to mention a little club in Crawley in 1971. Saw Uriah Heep there. Must have been about 40 of us sitting on the floor of a hall and Heep were up on a 2 feet high "stage" at the end of the room. Mick Box on lead guitar did a brilliant 30 min solo of "Salisbury".

The pills nurse, the pills!
 
#7
Norfolknchance said:
Saw many live bands in my yoof. Floyd in The Electric Gardens in Glasgow around 1969. Deep Purple, Ten Years After, Led Zeppelin, Tyrannosaurus Rex (prior to T Rex and a tree getting in the way!), Heads Hands and Feet, Free mostly in Dundee.

And in Berlin in 1986; Level 42, Gary Moore, Marillion and Queen on the same bill, exellent.

3 concerts stick in my mind though; Jethro Tull for a set which lasted well over 2 hours (the warm-up number was the 50 minute Thick As A Brick complete), and Slade, a really good live band. And Crowded House in Pompey around 12 years ago. Recently saw the Oz Pink Floyd, a great tribute band with a good set.

What was your best show?
Almost the same bands as in your first para, but different places

Hawkwind were awesome at the Mecca in Bristol back in the past In search of space was quite mindblowing
The Who at Bath at the rollerskating rink I seem to remember were pretty incredible.
The Slade at the Alexandra rooms Salisbury were quite staggering as a live band I left with bleeding ears I seem to recall
 
#8
Beautiful South - Dusseldorf 1996

Prince - Dortmund 1990

Erasure - Dusseldorf 1991

Bruce Dickenson - Somewhere in Germany 1991

Loads of Dance Type acts at the Glas Palas, Germany (Under Cover, Rosala, T99 etc), 1991/1992

Take That - Earls Court 1995

Prince by far the best.
 
#9
Foo Fighters, a few times.......always excellent live!
 
#10
Richard Thompson - Everywhere, every time!
U2, Dublin 1982 (Simple Minds, Eurythmics and Big Country in Support)
Bruce Springsteen, Slane, 1985
Moving Hearts, Dublin, 1987
 
#11
That's hard but these are some of the top ones:

Ramones @ Brixton Academy Feb 1996
AC/DC @ MK Bowl June 2001
Weezer @ Highbury Garage Aug 1996
Slayer @ Astoria Jul 2003
Alkaline Trio @ Camden Monarch Barfly Jul 2003
:headbang:
 
#12
the loudest wishbone ash the best zep and floyd the worst e17 complete crap (i did security for the gig)
 
#14
Bobby Womack - Hammersmith Odeon 1984
Maze - Hammersmith Odeon 1985
George Benson - Wembly Arena 1985
Atlantic Starr - Hammersmith Odeon 1987
 
T

TheSnake

Guest
#15
For me there were 2 that stick out as the best :

Motorhead - Bomber Tour
Eric Clapton - Albert Hall (fantastic acoustics from the place)

And these guys :

Last Gasp

Saw them last month in a small pub in Staines
The guitarist is a friend of my brother.....not too shabby for a fat bloke (Guitarist that is, not my bro!)
 
G

Goku

Guest
#16
I’ve seen the Pixies live 3 times now, an absolutely amazing experience.
Smashing Pumpkins this year were brilliant too, a 3hr set without so much as a 5 minute brake :D
 
#17
U2 - Dublin, Summer 2005.
Michael Jackson - History World Tour - Wembley 1998. This was my first ever gig and it was amazing. He may well be one fcuked up individual, but he is an excellent performer!
 
#18
Band called 'This River', saw them in a grotty pub in Brecon 18 months or so back....they all swapped instruments for the encore, and played a mix of original and covers...Enjoyed them so much I bought the CD, and got contact details to see if they'd play at a summer ball/disco...

www.thisriver.co.uk
 
#19
Queen - Kassel Eissporthalle
ELO - same venue
Both sometime in the early eighties......Absolutely epic! :clap:
 
#20
Difficult to choose but it's either Simon and Garfunkel at Dortmund Westfalenhalle i the eary 80's or Atomic Kitten and Rik Waller at the Shepton Mallet showground 2002
 

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