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    Rush: 2002, Hartford, CT, their first show back after a long break, 3 hours of getting pounded by their audio/visuals and massive sound
    Guns N Roses, Deep Purple, Aerosmith: late 80s, Giants Stadium, (GnR recorded their Paradise City video at this show, they played it twice to make sure they got enough footage)
    Robert Plant/Jimmy Page: 1998, Phoenix, for those of us too young to catch the original Zep, this was as good as it got.
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    Led Zeppelin MSG NYC (3 hours non-stop)
    Nugent, REO & Styx Mohegan Sun
    Aerosmith or Queen, tiny Palace Theater in Waterbury CT

    For some weird reason, I don't really remember much of many of the concerts I saw in the 70's

    or yea, Black Sabbath was pretty cool too

    I do remember booing Boston off the stage following their 30 minute performance
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    (1) Heart/Kansas - 1982 BJCC Arena , both bands were in their prime and on top of their game , and surprisingly had a killer light show with laser lights and special effects that would have made a pink floyd concert proud.

    (2) Guns N Roses - 1991 B'ham race Course (just for the train wreck) the concert was in the infield of the horse track which was reduced to mud after it rained all day (and from the smell it wasnt just mud) people were throwing mudballs including on stage. ... At 1 point Sebastion Bach just stopped in the middle of a song and grabbed the mic and said the next person who throws mud at him is getting their ass kicked , sure enough somebody threw mud and he jumped into the crowd and started fighting.

    Later in the show Axl Rose threw a temper tantrum at the sound crew and he walked off stage for about 30 mins and then came back. ... While he was gone Slash went into an amazing 20 minute guitar solo. The concert lasted well over 3 hours even though there were several delays.

    ...Just an absolute train wreck , but awesome.

    (3) Elvis -1976 , this was just a few months before he died , and you could tell he was very medicated. He tried to make some kind of George Jones joke about no-showing but he said Glen Cambell instead of George Jones and when his manager corrected him he dropped an f bomb (B'ham in 76 was not the right place or right time for the f bomb)
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    U2 - Joshua Tree tour - 1987 (Tampa Stadium)
    The Cult (w/ Red Hot Chili Peppers opening act) - 1991 (San Diego State Ampitheater)
    Eric Clapton - Tears in Heaven tour - 1992 (St Petersburg)

    Not sure of if that's my "Top 3"...but they were great shows, great bands....and a good time!

    Others that have been great: Robert Plant (1988), Styx (198-something), Chicago (a few times...yes, I really enjoyed Chicago!), Barry Manilow (lots of hot older ass there!), Duran Duran (again, lots of ass), Garth Brooks (lots of hot ass wearing skirts & cowboy boots!), Tim McGraw (see the brooks show), Edwin McCain, Sister Hazel, Sting....

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    Quote Originally Posted by ALSportsJunkie View Post
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    I thought for sure you would have said spice girls.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ty Bounce View Post
    I thought for sure you would have said spice girls.
    List was top 3 not top 4.
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    1. Grateful Dead first show 1979 seen them well over a 100 times
    2. Jerry Garcia Band saw them a ton of times at the warfield in San Fran and all over the U.S. but nothing like the warfield
    3. The Rolling stones numerous times
    4. Elton John in costa rica was amazing he puts on one hell of a show i was actually shocked.
    5. Red Hot Chili Peppers
    6. Dave Matthews in the early days
    7. Phish in the early days great musicians annoying fans
    8. Blues Traveler back in the day man did the put on a good show
    9. Janes Addiction also back in the 90's not their new crap
    10. Tricky maxinquaye at a bar was a mind blowing show.
    Oh and of course seeing Buddy Guy play at this bar in chicago every year some of the best nights of my life...
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    The Allman Brothers Band 20th Anniversary Tour Charlotte NC. John Cougar Mellencamp Scarecrow Tour 1989. Billy Joel The Whatever It Was Tour Year ????.
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    Bruce Springsteen (around 1984)
    The Rolling Uglies (about 10 years ago)
    Procol Harum & Dr. John (1973)
    Stevie Ray Vaughan (around 1985)
    Alice Cooper & The J. Geils Band (around 1977)
    The Dallas Blues Festival with Robert Cray, Fabulous T-Birds, Popa Chubby, Jeff Healey and many others...Fantastic!
    Three Dog Night & Lobo (around 72)
    The Who & The Troggs (1969)
    Commander Cody & His Lost Planet Airmen & Asleep At The Wheel. Great bands!
    The Outlaws & Marshall Tucker (late 70's)
    Jethro Tull with opening act The Phlorescent Leech (aka Flo & Eddie aka The Turtles) mid 70's
    Quicksilver Messenger Service (around 1974)
    The Doobie Brothers & REO Speedwagon (mid 70's)
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    Billy Joel and Elton John together in concert, Portland Or, 2000. About 10 tied for silver.
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    1. Super Rock '84 in Japan - Seibu Stadium - Anvil, Bon Jovi, Scorpions, Whitesnake, Michael Schenker Group.

    2. Iron Maiden '85, World Slavery Tour, Nakano Sun Plaza, Tokyo (4th row right in front of Steve Harris)

    3. Dio in '98 at Canes Bar & Grill in San Diego (front row, got to shake his hand during show... R.I.P. Ronnie! \m/







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    oh shit forgot U2 they did a great concert.
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    John Mayer Trio @The Joint in LV
    Ben Harper
    BB King

    Also loved Joss Stone & Katie Melua, Springsteen was awesome, too. Most disappointing one probably was U2 in Munich back in 2010: Bono sounded quite bad and the sound engineer(s) for that concert should have been fired ...
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    Iron Maiden with Dio/Motorhead
    The Outlaws/ Molly Hachett 79-81?
    Nuge/AC/DC with Bon/Scorps
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    No real order:

    AC/DC with Def Leppard 1982
    Metallica with The Cult 1989ish
    Neil Young with The Pretenders
    Iron Maiden Somewhere in Time tour
    Deep Purple with Dream Theater
    All Rush shows.
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    Chop I went to see Garth Brooks. He put on a great show not my type of music be it was good.

    Only went to get the girl................homerun
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    NIN 1994 Woodstock, NIN 2010 Webster Hall
    Green Day 1993 Boston Esplanade
    Many Jimmy Buffett (for the fun)
    U2 in Miami
    Aerosmith free concert at Mama Kin in Boston
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    Tragically Hip in a small bar in Seattle Around 1993ish

    The Police - Picnic circa 1980 - first ever concert - Peter Tosh was the opening act I can still feel the bass beating off my chest

    The Who - 1985ish


    Worst - Bob Dylan 1997ish he was terrible was really looking forward to seeing a legend he was flat no communication with the audience no encore brutal
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    Outkast in the late 90's was the best concert I been too (the Aquemini tour, one of the best albums ever IMO due to its mixture of music and different styles on the songs)
    ...............wish I could have seen Led Zeppelin in concert in their prime though
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    bob weir and ratdog @ penns peak (first how but all of them have been freaking epic)
    tom petty 2008 maybe
    csn maybe 2005
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    Was thinking about this subject recently. Been to a few hundred gigs and there's probably a dozen or so that would be candidates for top 3. There's one gig that was so fantastic that it really ruined my expectations for the next time I saw them about a year later. That gig was The English Beat at the Opera house (between Tremont & Washington st) in Boston in November of 1982.

    That gig was pure unfiltered joy from start to finish and was likely the best audience ever. The show was also simulcast live on the radio and recordings of it exist. The band later put 3 songs from it on an official release. As a result, a bootleg site like dimeadozen bans the complete recording from being posted.

    Other contenders that stand out in memory would be Bob Dylan & The Band in January 1974 (matinee gig at Boston Garden) and The Faces (Fall 1975 Boston Garden).
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    zz top

    grateful dead

    justin timberlake
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    Stones RFK 1983
    The Who -Vancouver 1992
    Dylan and the Dead , Eugene Oregon 1987

    Pink Floyd in Vancouver ( a close 4th )
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