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Other Stuff Thread, BEST CONCERT YOU HAVE BEEN TO in Fun Stuff; Originally Posted by DAZZD88 I can't imagine working the festivals would be as much fun as getting wrecked in a ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by DAZZD88 View Post
    I can't imagine working the festivals would be as much fun as getting wrecked in a field and going on like a knob. Lol. Then again I've never tried the working bit.
    Depends on the job you get! Show days are very long, but it's also a good laugh.

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    Best ones that pop into the mind straight away are:

    Coldplay - Reebok Arena - plus the doves supporting
    Coldplay & Jay Z - Hampden Park
    Angels & Airwaves - Manchester Academy with YouMeAtSix supporting
    Leona Lewis - Liverpool Echo (Was the girlfriends present but thoroughly enjoyed)
    McFly - SECC & Carlisle (I know what your thinking but an incredible show and a lot of fun)
    Justin Timberlake - MEN Arena (Twice, the FutureSexLoveShow was absolutely incredible. He can put on one hell of a show)

    I am off to see Paramore next week in Liverpool. I Cant wait.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LosOjos View Post
    Your experience sounds million miles away from mine! Velvet Revolver were incredible, Robbie Williams was (I hate to admit) really good, REM were great, Pink Floyd were astounding (and I did get to see the whole set)... Brilliant day I thought! Only part I hated was queuing for 4 hours to get in, though the gay pride parade made even that interesting lol
    Listening to U2 do a warm up of 'Vertigo' while we were queuing was cool. I'm an harden't R.E.M. fan so I was disappointed at them only doing three songs - and the wrong three at that .

    That said I have got the DVD box set to remind me of the day

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    Level 42....Various, incl UEA, Ipswich Regent (Shook Mark King's hand AND got the set list!) and London a couplea times
    Genesis at Earls Court.......(90's) + the European Launch Party for "We Can't Dance" album @ Ronnie Scotts in Brum.
    Yes....Too many times to mention....Brilliant every time!
    Madness... The first Madstock in Finsbury Park
    Ian Dury and the Blockheads...Finsbury Park
    Elton John....Sneaked into the posh seats at Wembley Arena!

    Some properly good gigs in there!!! (IMO!!)

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    Too many to list!

    Muse / Placebo / Kasabian / Arctic Monkeys / Limp bizkit (eek) - Awesome
    Rage Against The Machine - Almost died on the crush barrier!
    Foo Fighters - Everlong acoustic was immense
    Seasick Steve - Bum with a broken guitar
    Pendulum and Hadouken - Amazing
    Tenacious D / Fallout boy / Lostprophets / Wheezer - All hilarious

    In fact the only band I have been really disappointed in was Red Hot Chilli Peppers. Came on late, couldn't be bothered said bye and left.

    Mind you have been to lots of festivals and Gigs. Will be seeing Feeder for the 4th time later this year.

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    Dont know whether you can call it a concert as technically it was a Rave, but this one still sends tingles up my spine everytime i think of that night. It was amazing.
    120 Foot dragon breathing smoke and fire overhead, lasers drawing pictures on the clouds. Never seen anything like it before or since.


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    brings back many HAPPY memories that video , hardcore raver plaug me into a sega lol


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    Deep Purple circa 1974
    Genesis at the Exhibition Centre (Birmingham)
    Todd Rundgren
    Frank Turner
    Red Hot Chilli Peppers

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    Quote Originally Posted by witch View Post
    Deep Purple circa 1974
    Genesis at the Exhibition Centre (Birmingham)
    Todd Rundgren
    Frank Turner
    Red Hot Chilli Peppers
    never thought of you being much of a RHCP kinda girl Witch lol x

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    Quote Originally Posted by witch View Post
    Deep Purple circa 1974
    Genesis at the Exhibition Centre (Birmingham)
    Todd Rundgren
    Frank Turner
    Red Hot Chilli Peppers
    Or Frank Turner, being a Million Dead fan myself...


    I've been to an ungodly number of gigs, festivals, etc,etc - however the single greatest live band I've seen is Meshuggah

    A band not to everyones tastes for sure but the technicality and amazing tightness to what they play shocked the crowd each time I've seen them.

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    I love this as a thread, lots of concerts people have already posted that I'm insanely jealous of and would've given anything to be there for.....the original Madstock Madness being a particular one!!

    My favourite bands/acts to see live are Richard Ashcroft/The Verve, Muse, Maximo Park and Starsailor, I think I've seen Maximo Park around 15 times now (yes I'm completely obsessed) and recently saw them at the Warehouse Project in Manchester which was the best I've ever seen them, such an amazing show so full of energy.

    In terms of individual concerts, I remember seeing the Verve at V Festival in 2008. Ashcroft has such an insanely amazing voice, and songs like Bittersweet Symphony, History and Drugs don't work send shivers down my spine. This particular one, the entire show was performed in the pouring rain, but it was weird in that it really didn't matter to the 50,000 or so people in attendance you just didn't seem to notice it (it was also the night I met my gf, and if she asks then that was what was memorable at V Festival that year!).

    Muse at Wembley 2008 - HAARP Tour - Amazing live band, always put on a quality show
    Kasabian - Manchester Apollo - circa 2004 (I think) on one of the NME tours just before they became huge, I'd never seen a band completely dominate a venue before, you just knew they were going to be huge.
    Coldplay - Manchester Apollo - circa 1999/2000 (again i think) Just before parachutes was released, I distinctly remember Chris Martin standing before us and saying that his next song was going to be the one that launched them into the big time...they promptly performed Yellow, and he was right :-)

    In all honesty though, I don't think I've ever seen a bad concert, I just love live music :-)

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    Runrig
    Steeleye Span
    OMD - (included an absolutley magic drum recital)
    U2 - Zooropa concert at Cardiff
    Beautiful South

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    Quote Originally Posted by Domino View Post
    A band not to everyones tastes for sure but the technicality and amazing tightness to what they play shocked the crowd each time I've seen them.
    In terms of band tightness the best I've ever seen are Crowded House. Neil Finn doesn't mind going off on tangents and taking requests from the audience so the set list on the night is rarely what they had planed at the start.

    I saw them at the NEC in Birmingham, someone shouted "Rocky Raccoon Neil!", an obscure Beatles number. Neil started playing and the rest of the band quickly fell in behind him. Perfect timing, etc - as if they'd been playing the song live for the past 30 years.

    I've got a rip of a webcast from when they reformed back in 2007. The conversation turned about Drummers and how next to the drummer is the best place to sit. It reminded Neil of a concert he'd been to in his youth and he started playing "Room To Move" by John Mayell and the Bluesbreakers. Again this band who hadn't reformed for more than a couple of months just fell in together and kept the tempo/rythum.

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    Well many to list:

    Lunasa in 2003
    Liam O'Flynn in 2006
    Biohazard in 1992
    Crowbar in 1996
    Dream Theater in 1999 & 2005
    Sick Of It All - Many times

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    I would have to say

    1991 - Runrig - Balloch Country Park (Loch Lomond)

    possibly closely followed by

    Faithless - MEN - 2005
    the Prodigy - MEN - 2005

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