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Memorable Live Shows You’ve Seen

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Just throw out bands you’ve seen live that you really enjoyed.

The Brian Setzer Orchestra at the Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles

Van Halen at HP Pavilion, San Jose

Stanley Clarke at Yoshi’s, Oakland

Chris Duarte Group at Biscuits & Blues, San Francisco

Wynton Marsalis at Herbst Theatre, San Francisco

Eric Johnson, Joe Satriani, Steve Vai & G3

Smokin’ Joe Kubek at Biscuits & Blues, San Francisco

Jimmie Vaughan at B.B. King’s Blues Bar & Grill, New York City

Stevie Ray Vaughan and Buddy Guy at Buddy Guy’s Legends, Chicago

Stevie Ray Vaughan, Robert Cray, Eric Clapton, Jimmie Vaughan and Buddy Guy at Alpine Valley, Wisconsin

Robert Cray at Yoshi’s, San Francisco

AC/DC at Allstate Arena, Chicago

ZZ Top at Bridgestone Arena, Nashville

Van Halen at Oracle Arena, Oakland

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    I saw Weird Al live twice: once in Buffalo, NY and once at Tag's Outdoor Stage in Big Flats, NY. Seeing Weird Al live is amazing. :) And the real amazing thing is that he gives such a spectacular performance despite the ticket costs being really reasonable.

  • What, no one here has ever been to a live musical performance besides Jennifer and I?

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    I also saw Three Dog Night live at Dunn Field in Elmira, NY. It's amazing that they still sound like their albums after all these years. :D

  • I've been to see Spamalot in London with my best friend.
    And next year I will be going to London again to see Rush Live (Clockwork Angels 2013 Tour).

    I've gone to other live events but they are pretty shameful, (I don't think anyone wants to know about the time I went to see Pop Idol or S Club 7 live! (I was a different kid back then thats for sure! XD))

  • Okay, I'll throw in.

    Kids In The Hall.

    Van Halen with Sammy.

    Twisted Sister(shut up, it was a great show).

    Weird Al(the '94 show in particular back with the hair, the moustache and the glasses).

    I've seen over 100 shows, all the classics and these stood out to me as great.

  • Seeing Primus at the 2011 Soundwave Festival was probably one of the most memorable experiences I've ever had. Going into it, I'd never heard of Primus in my life, and never heard anything from them. I was just expecting another rock or metal band, like so many other acts on the bill. Man, was I wrong. I was just instantly wowed by those guys, especially the stuff that Les was doing on bass. It was a performance with so much personality, character and energy in it, and it was infectious.

    But what made it so special was the fact that so many other people in the crowd had evidently never been exposed to Primus before, either. And you could tell that the majority of the crowd were sharing that same awestruck reaction you were, and that you were all making this musical discovery together.

    Probably one of the best hours of my life; a really, really cool moment.

    @RetroVortex said:
    And next year I will be going to London again to see Rush Live (Clockwork Angels 2013 Tour).

    Take me with you...

  • @RetroVortex said: I've been to see Spamalot in London with my best friend.

    I saw it with my family. We also went to see Avenue Q. Both great shows, everyone should see them.

  • The opening of the Amsterdam Arena stadium when I was a kid. Probably one of the few events I've been to that I still remember, and the only time I've been there.

  • Does seeing the show on video count?

  • @FrankT said: Does seeing the show on video count?

    Not really, but I'm sure some of us would be interested to hear what you have to say anyway. Any video/DVD in particular?

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