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#214838 - 07/09/08 04:56 PM Re: So who did ya see in concert last night? [Re: MarkSJohnson]
sidvicious02 Offline
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Registered: 05/09/03
Posts: 973
Loc: Brandon, Manitoba
Hey guys/gals,
long time no post....tonight i'm making an evening of Forest City Lovers at a small music store in Winnipeg. Should be interesting.
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#214939 - 07/10/08 06:29 PM Re: So who did ya see in concert last night? [Re: sidvicious02]
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Registered: 04/01/03
Posts: 5214
Loc: Los Angeles
I got a last second invite to see the LA Phil at the Hollywood Bowl performing Carmina Burana the other night! Box seats even! It was incredible!
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#215298 - 07/15/08 12:18 PM Re: So who did ya see in concert last night? [Re: spiffnme]
Murph Offline
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Registered: 10/05/06
Posts: 6735
Loc: PEI, Canada
This is now 2 weeks old due to vacation but I started it all off with 3 nights of concerts.
Night 1
- State of Shock
- The Trews
- Billy Talent

Night 2
- Matt Mays and El'Torpedo
- Our Lady Peace

Night 3
- Collective Soul
- Tragically Hip

Billy Talent had the crowd bouncing like crazy but a lot of older folks 'didn't get it'. I never did quiet grow up yet so I had a blast.

Our Lady Peace had exceptional sound quality. I have seen them 3 times now and this outdoor event sounded like I was listening at home. Well, maybe louder.

I especially enjoyed Collective Soul. They are just such diverse musicians. Even their softer ballads, with hints of classical influence even, seem to provide as much energy as their rockin tunes.

The Hip did what they always do. Play what they play really well until young and old alike are heavy into it. They had almost 100% of the crowd, front to back, with hands raised. That's rare too see at these festivals that have very diverse audiences of all ages.
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#215304 - 07/15/08 12:39 PM Re: So who did ya see in concert last night? [Re: Murph]
tomtuttle Offline
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Registered: 06/20/03
Posts: 8268
Loc: Tacoma
I really dig The Hip. The first time I saw them was in a small Seattle bar (The Offramp, now closed) about 20 years ago. Amazing.

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I would definitely look forward to Jethro Tull, CSN&Y, Styx, and Boston


Where were you in the 1980's, JP? "Studying"?
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#215307 - 07/15/08 01:19 PM Re: So who did ya see in concert last night? [Re: tomtuttle]
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Registered: 02/05/06
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Loc: Fredericksburg, Virginia
Allegedly.

When I was in college, I taped the King Biscuit Flower Hour off the radio onto a cassette. One of my favorite concerts was Jethro Tull, especially the rendition of "Farm on the Freeway". That was a song that, to me, never got its due.

Maybe people had gotten enough about the farmer from John Cougar Mellencamp's Scarecrow album a couple of years earlier. It also remains one of my faves.
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#215319 - 07/15/08 02:04 PM Re: So who did ya see in concert last night? [Re: medic8r]
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Registered: 06/20/03
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Loc: Tacoma
So, it was "Flower" rather than "Flour" by that time? \:\)

I was in the 6th row for the Crest of a Knave tour. Neener.
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#215324 - 07/15/08 02:34 PM Re: So who did ya see in concert last night? [Re: tomtuttle]
medic8r Offline
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Registered: 02/05/06
Posts: 6380
Loc: Fredericksburg, Virginia
Ooh, rub it in. Ouch. Farm on the Freeway from the 6th row.

I think of the other concerts I could have seen in 1987-1988 and get a little sad: U2/Joshua Tree, Pink Floyd/Momentary Lapse of Reason, Def Leppard/Hysteria. If I knew then ...

At least I saw Rush a few times, Paul Simon's Graceland tour, R.E.M's Green tour, a few others. Not too bad.
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#215330 - 07/15/08 03:24 PM Re: So who did ya see in concert last night? [Re: medic8r]
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Registered: 04/15/08
Posts: 267
Loc: Seattle WA
 Originally Posted By: medic8r
I think of the other concerts I could have seen in 1987-1988 and get a little sad: U2/Joshua Tree, Pink Floyd/Momentary Lapse of Reason, Def Leppard/Hysteria. If I knew then ...

SRV!

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#215349 - 07/15/08 04:37 PM Re: So who did ya see in concert last night? [Re: anthony11]
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Registered: 02/05/06
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Loc: Fredericksburg, Virginia
Queen, A Kind of Magic tour 1986-1987, sob ...
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#215358 - 07/15/08 06:00 PM Re: So who did ya see in concert last night? [Re: medic8r]
HomeDad Offline
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Registered: 12/29/05
Posts: 3301
Loc: Central,California
Beatles 1966 concert at Dodger Stadium, I was only 10 so my mom wouldn't let me go with the older neighborhood kids. \:\(
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