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larefamiliaris
Larefamiliaris  (Level: 135.2 - Posts: 877)
Fri, 28th Sep '07 9:55 AM

WHAT CONCERT HAVE YOU ATTENDED THAT WOULD SURPRISE MOST PEOPLE?

This is a continuance of a posting by Eesusbejeesus in another thread. (Top Celebrity Encounters). I thought it needed it's own space.





eesusbejesus
Eesusbejesus  (Level: 75.0 - Posts: 3645)
Fri, 28th Sep '07 9:58 AM

New Kids on the Block (see post in celeb thread). But my husband also had to take my daughter to Puff Daddy and his entourage of yuck.

larefamiliaris
Larefamiliaris  (Level: 135.2 - Posts: 877)
Fri, 28th Sep '07 10:10 AM

Either: Tony Bennett; outdoors, in Princes Street Gardens - right in the centre of Edinburgh - in the shadow of the Castle. (Absolutely outstanding!)
Or: Ryuchi Sakamoto. (composed music to the movie "Merry Xmas Mr Lawrence". It had David Bowie in it.)

achad
Achad  (Level: 204.2 - Posts: 661)
Fri, 28th Sep '07 10:13 AM

Was at an open air concert in Banjul, Gambia, thrown by President Yahya Jammeh last December, to celebrate his re-election.

tuzilla
Tuzilla  (Level: 133.9 - Posts: 3777)
Fri, 28th Sep '07 10:26 AM

I am probably at a point where nothing I say or saw will surprise people. I used to work with music and bands, and have seen a kajillion concerts. I have partied and "stuff" with diverse acts from George Benson to Doug Kershaw to Klaus Doldinger to Doug Kershaw. Some memorable ones...
Sun Ra and his Arkestra -- the closest thing to a religious experience I ever had at a show
Cecil Taylor closing the night at the Ann Arbor Blues & Jazz Festival
Alice Cooper on Halloween in Detroit
Tom Waits on a different Halloween in East Lansing featuring a dress like a bum costume contest.
Anything involving Frank Zappa

missashlee
Missashlee  (Level: 125.6 - Posts: 543)
Fri, 28th Sep '07 10:40 AM

It would surprise anyone who knows me that I ever attended a music concert.

I attended the Hootenanny (1960's US TV version, popular folk music at the time) at the local college. All I remember is sitting on the gym floor with other students around the performers, which was the signature TV series format. The only performance I remember is Trini Lopez singing "Light My Fire".

smoke20
Smoke20  (Level: 62.6 - Posts: 2815)
Fri, 28th Sep '07 10:49 AM

An Evening with Mandy Patinkin. He was great!

geophile
Geophile  (Level: 159.3 - Posts: 1520)
Fri, 28th Sep '07 11:25 AM

My daughter played for Mandy Patinkin once and he is great - she plays for lots of celebs actually. I love Credence Clearwater and went to a concert a long time ago...shocked my friends because they didn't realize I liked something other than classical!

sploofus
Justin  
Fri, 28th Sep '07 11:32 AM

I've kept the ticket stub from every concert I've ever been to in this little wooden box carved like a pirate's treasure chest. As a bass player music is a big part of my life, so there are over 50 of them little pink and blue Ticketmaster stubs in there.

The most surprising, pathetic and embarrassing one, I think, is the first concert I ever went to (I was in the 10th grade):

"Poison" with opening act "Warrant"
Toledo Sports Arena, October 1990

Justin

mindmonkey
Mindmonkey  (Level: 270.4 - Posts: 295)
Fri, 28th Sep '07 11:49 AM

Three concerts with Frank Zappa (and meeting him) along with three with the Kinks--nothing better. The one that's become most special as I look back on it was George Harrison during the Dark Horse tour.

rael61
Rael61  (Level: 139.5 - Posts: 68)
Fri, 28th Sep '07 12:21 PM

I don't think I have any surprises in my concert history. But I do have several memorable great venues, including second or third row seats to Genesis, Peter Gabriel, and Steve Hackett concerts. My most recent concert experience was to see The Musical Box at the Pabst Theatre in Milwaukee, a classic Genesis tribute band from Canada, about two years ago. Outstanding!

cjar855
Cjar855  (Level: 133.4 - Posts: 838)
Fri, 28th Sep '07 12:42 PM

The only three concerts that I have been to, were Willie Nelson and Andrea Boceli,and Country Sunday which included Waylen Jennings Johnny Cash Khris Kristofeson and around 20 more that I can't remember.That was in the 70's in New Jersey.All three events were great.

rowlanda
Rowlanda  (Level: 70.0 - Posts: 2856)
Fri, 28th Sep '07 12:43 PM

I went to two concerts in Toronto, FRANK SINATRA
and the (then) VERY SEXY Mr.TOM JONES....
Tried to throw my panties onto the stage
but it was too far from the balcony!!!!
AND....husband was grabbing my arm!!!!

geophile
Geophile  (Level: 159.3 - Posts: 1520)
Fri, 28th Sep '07 2:05 PM

Too funny Rowlanda!!

eesusbejesus
Eesusbejesus  (Level: 75.0 - Posts: 3645)
Fri, 28th Sep '07 2:26 PM

Not a concert but I saw Baryshnikov perform.

tallactor
Tallactor  (Level: 153.1 - Posts: 423)
Fri, 28th Sep '07 3:55 PM

The most unlike me was also the very first rock concert I ever went to, when I was in college in the mid-70s: Kiss. If it hadn't been a group event, I probably wouldn't hae gone. Oh, and by the way, it was on Halloween.

smoke20
Smoke20  (Level: 62.6 - Posts: 2815)
Fri, 28th Sep '07 4:08 PM

Me too. Lodi - twice! I swear, the guy hung in the air. He was incredible.

revdodd
Revdodd  (Level: 68.7 - Posts: 775)
Fri, 28th Sep '07 4:10 PM

Hmmm: Most memorable, perhaps....

Saw Jimmy Buffett play acoustic on a dock in Georgetown, SC. The owners were friends of his from way back and he was at Pawley's Island for a time.

But I AM seeing Air Supply this evening, if that's surprising....

kravfighter
Kravfighter  (Level: 162.6 - Posts: 563)
Fri, 28th Sep '07 4:15 PM

Most people are kind of surprised to find that I like the band Disturbed and have gone to 3 of their concerts. I like a variety of music though so I have also seen Neil Diamond, Midnight Oil, and Depeche Mode among others. I had the strangest looks from co-workers the week that I attended a Disturbed concert and saw Michael Flatley's Celtic Tiger a couple of nights apart from each other.

Justin, I have also seen Poison and Warrant in concert. In high school I also had the biggest crush on Kip Winger from Winger. A friend and I bought tickets to a Kiss concert just to see Winger (along with Slaughter) open the show. At the time I thought KISS playing would be a drag, but it turned out I knew more KISS songs than I thought and they put on a good show - even if it was without the make-up. We bought the tickets the day of the concert and they had just opened up some seats in the lower bowl section right next to the stage so we had awesome seats. The highlight of the night was toward the end of the show watching some of the KISS band members pick scantily-clad women out of the audience and watching the stagehands (not sure what you call them) go get them and bring them backstage.

rael61
Rael61  (Level: 139.5 - Posts: 68)
Fri, 28th Sep '07 4:36 PM

Air Supply? What's surprising about that is that they're still around and palatable.

rowlanda
Rowlanda  (Level: 70.0 - Posts: 2856)
Fri, 28th Sep '07 4:42 PM

Have a good time tonight Revdodd

kaelin
Kaelin  (Level: 49.2 - Posts: 1685)
Fri, 28th Sep '07 5:13 PM

First concert was Barry Manilow at Reuion Arena...had pictures of him plastered up on my dorm wall along with pictures of Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker for anyone who might not be a 'choke' Star Wars fan) -- my mother bought them for me, I asked a guy I like to take me after receiving permission to actually phone a boy - didn't really think he'd go - I mean "Barry" after all - but we went and had fun - and we actually almost got married - till the dude cheated on me -- oh well.

I STILL love Barry! But considering my next concerts were Yes, Police and Texxas Jam - that one's probably a bit odd.

eesusbejesus
Eesusbejesus  (Level: 75.0 - Posts: 3645)
Fri, 28th Sep '07 5:42 PM

Hey Beth - I have an odd fascination with Disturbed. Its not that I "like" their music but I can't stop listening to it if its on. The harmonies they choose seems so odd yet appealing. A very unique sound, for sure.

OMG I forgot this one.

I SAW UP WITH PEOPLE. eewwwwwwww

kaufman
Kaufman  (Level: 256.8 - Posts: 3936)
Fri, 28th Sep '07 6:01 PM

Likely my most surprising ... went with a group to Mannheim Steamroller.

oldcougar
Oldcougar  (Level: 219.7 - Posts: 1935)
Fri, 28th Sep '07 6:03 PM

My favorite concerts were John Mayall, Suzi Quatro, Ike & TINA Turner, Waylon Jennings & The Rolling Stones (my # 1 fav rock band).

chickfbref1
Chickfbref1  (Level: 120.7 - Posts: 2012)
Fri, 28th Sep '07 6:06 PM

I saw John Davidson in Vegas (ok...I was 8...but had a HUGE CRUSH on him after).

I saw Up with People too...you meet em everywhere you go!

revdodd
Revdodd  (Level: 68.7 - Posts: 775)
Fri, 28th Sep '07 6:29 PM

Hot dog! I found out it's not just Air Supply...we also get half of England Dan and John Ford Coley, Gary Wright (of "Dream Weaver" fame) and one of the guys who used to sing with Ambrosia.

Y'all don't leave the light on...it'lll be a long night.

eesusbejesus
Eesusbejesus  (Level: 75.0 - Posts: 3645)
Fri, 28th Sep '07 7:09 PM

I saw Donny Osmond in concert.

pepperdoc
Pepperdoc  (Level: 152.5 - Posts: 4286)
Fri, 28th Sep '07 7:24 PM

Bob Dylan

kaelin
Kaelin  (Level: 49.2 - Posts: 1685)
Fri, 28th Sep '07 7:37 PM

I saw Elvis Presley stick his head in the door and wave to us kid stuck in the youth hotel many years ago in Vegas...but didn't get to go to the concert...I think my Mom & Dad heard him sing - does that count? or maybe I should move this to the celebrity thread...now I'm confused.

I think I'll get eat some key lime pie.

eesusbejesus
Eesusbejesus  (Level: 75.0 - Posts: 3645)
Fri, 28th Sep '07 7:40 PM

KC and the Sunshine Band

(hanging head)

kravfighter
Kravfighter  (Level: 162.6 - Posts: 563)
Fri, 28th Sep '07 8:14 PM

Lodi, nice to hear there's another Disturbed fan (sorta) out there. As with most bands I like, it's all about the singer's voice for me.

lancaster
Lancaster  (Level: 228.1 - Posts: 176)
Fri, 28th Sep '07 8:30 PM

Judy Garland in San Francisco,eons ago. Kingston Trio at Duke, also eons ago

rnmorg
Rnmorg  (Level: 128.2 - Posts: 690)
Fri, 28th Sep '07 9:13 PM

I don't think there are any surprising concerts that I went to, but people are often surprised to know that I had a ticket scalping racket going on when I was in high school. I even kept records on my Apple II Plus (My parents thought that I was using it to 'LEARN') It's funny to know that most of the prices I charged would be considered to be fairly reasonable today. Mostly $50 for floor seats, but I did sell a pair of Springsteen tickets for $200.

I went to see U2 a lot, and I really enjoyed seeing The Talking Heads. This was the "Burning Down the House" tour, where David Byrne came out on stage in his white suit and put a boombox down and then another performer came out with each song until there was this HUGE ensemble at the end of the concert, including a Caribbean drum band and Horn section. I saw the Ramones at the Agora and they STUNK...no, literally stunk!! Leather and Body Odor...blech! But they rocked!

smeans
Smeans  (Level: 109.2 - Posts: 301)
Fri, 28th Sep '07 9:37 PM

I don't know that any of mine would really surprise anyone. My first Concert was ZZ Top though when I was in 9th grade. I've seen lots of concerts, everything from Reba, Garth Brooks, Def Leppard, JoDee Messina, Brad Paisley, George Strait, Lynyrd Skynyrd...bah too much thinking trying to remember the rest. The best concert I have ever been to was Garth Brooks when he was doing his "Ropin' the Wind" tour and the worst has to be Def Leppard....it was just horrible even though I really liked the band at the time (11th grade).

chyenn
Chyenn  (Level: 202.5 - Posts: 1332)
Fri, 28th Sep '07 10:04 PM

Andre Rieu, the Johann Strauss Orchestra and Rieu's vocal choir performed in Pensacola in April 06.. The renowned Dutch violinist actually makes classical music fun. Concert goers of all ages were dancing in the aisles. it was a fabulous show.

other concerts i've attended were Bread, Ray Stevens, and the Gatlin Brothers

sherilynn1962
Sherilynn1962  (Level: 116.2 - Posts: 372)
Fri, 28th Sep '07 11:31 PM

Nothing surprising here: Santana at the Greek Theatre, Neil Diamond somewhere in LA, Barry Manilow on New Year's Eve in Vegas, and the Righteous Brothers in Vegas.


Long time ago. These days a concert pianist would be just fine with me!

Blessings,

Sheri Ras.



eesusbejesus
Eesusbejesus  (Level: 75.0 - Posts: 3645)
Sat, 29th Sep '07 12:33 AM

A few years ago, I saw Tesla. They pulled up in a winnebago.

One of the best concerts I saw was probably the Eagles.


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