Which bands have you seen in a small, intimate venue before anyone gave a shit about them or knew who they were?
For me, the only one I've got is MGMT at Club Congress (Tucson, AZ) back in February 2006. The lineup was MGMT, Grand Buffet, and Of Montreal, playing in that order. I remember especially liking "Electric Feel," so much so that I wrote it down in my daily planner to remind myself to try to find it to download on-line. I even overheard a guy in the bar area talking about how that was a new song of theirs, that they'd just recently started playing it live.
Who do ya got?