Page 2 of 21 FirstFirst 1234567 ... LastLast
Results 31 to 60 of 604

Thread: Best Show You've Ever Been To!

  1. #31
    Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    LA
    Posts
    426

    Default Re: Best Show You've Ever Been To!

    Smiths--universal amp. LA 1987?
    any Grateful Dead show (starting in1969)
    Belle and Sebastion..Hollywood Bowl 2006
    Arcade FIre /David Byrne.Hollywood Bowl 2006
    Talking heads-Palladium LA 1983?
    English beat/Clash Palladium LA 1984?
    Decemberists Wiltern La
    Woodstock 1967 (but I honestly don't remember any performances!)
    Beck Coachella,and Greek theatre
    All coachella fests

    I am not so good with the dates and these shows are in no particular order!

  2. #32
    Coachella Junkie sonofhal's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    London, UK
    Posts
    9,019

    Default Re: Best Show You've Ever Been To!

    Quote Originally Posted by algunz View Post
    How do you all remember dates, so damn well?
    I still have all my ticket stubs!

  3. #33
    Coachella Junkie algunz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Rustin' in Tustin
    Posts
    23,178

    Default Re: Best Show You've Ever Been To!

    Me too, but do you consult them regularly?

    Thinking back, it was easy to remember the early stuff because they were so profound for me. It's what created the base for me becoming such a music lover. The later dates all start to run together.

  4. #34
    Member KRINGER's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Capo Beach
    Posts
    101

    Default Re: Best Show You've Ever Been To!

    Ween @ The Joint
    Las Vegas, NV



    ['05 halloWEEN show]
    Last edited by KRINGER; 02-13-2007 at 09:53 AM.

  5. #35
    Coachella Junkie C DUB YA's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    8,271

    Default Re: Best Show You've Ever Been To!

    Quote Originally Posted by chiapet View Post
    Hey, I was at that show! Made me miss my 7AM class the next morning (I was at Kent at the time).
    It was amazing. I liked the OLD Grog Shop.
    The Glitter Freeze

    Coachella 99-10 Vet, the run has ended in 2011

  6. #36
    Coachella Junkie C DUB YA's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    8,271

    Default Re: Best Show You've Ever Been To!

    Quote Originally Posted by sonofhal View Post
    I still have all my ticket stubs!
    me too!
    The Glitter Freeze

    Coachella 99-10 Vet, the run has ended in 2011

  7. #37
    Coachella Junkie chiapet's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Seattle area
    Posts
    20,770

    Default Re: Best Show You've Ever Been To!

    Quote Originally Posted by C DUB YA View Post
    It was amazing. I liked the OLD Grog Shop.
    I used to live within walking distance, and moved before it closed -- my last show there was the last day I lived in Ohio (sleater-kinney, the bangs, the gossip). I didn't even know they closed and reopened until a few months ago. The new one looks too clean on the outside.

  8. #38
    Coachella Junkie C DUB YA's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    8,271

    Default Re: Best Show You've Ever Been To!

    Quote Originally Posted by chiapet View Post
    I used to live within walking distance, and moved before it closed -- my last show there was the last day I lived in Ohio (sleater-kinney, the bangs, the gossip). I didn't even know they closed and reopened until a few months ago. The new one looks too clean on the outside.
    Oh its just as filthy now, I just don't like the layout as much, its definitely bigger, just barely. We just drove up and saw Kasbian and Mew, it was really great.
    The Glitter Freeze

    Coachella 99-10 Vet, the run has ended in 2011

  9. #39
    Member AEversW's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    East Bakersfield, california
    Posts
    1,389

    Default Re: Best Show You've Ever Been To!

    Radiohead - first LA show.
    Cafe Tacvba - 2005 at the gibson
    Sigur Ros - Coachella
    Mogwai - Coachella
    The Rentals - The El Rey
    Weezer - august 2002.
    lollipops and crisps

  10. #40
    Lurker
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Orlando, FL
    Posts
    39

    Default Re: Best Show You've Ever Been To!

    AFI in 99. that was way before they got shitty. ive listenend to them since i was like 10. it was so amazing. i cant even describe it. but after Coachella is over Rage will be the best concert ever becasue they are amazing.
    other mentioables
    Metallica- amazing live
    Eminem/Anger Management tour- I was on the rail in the very front. i dont even really like rap music, but i saw Xzibit, Luda, Eminem, and Papa Roach. i think i was the only person there who knew who Papa Roach was....oh yea they are really good live too. i saw Papa Roach at this little club in front on like 100 people. it was absolutley amazing becasue how little the place was!
    Slipknot- they are just fun to watch live....INSANE
    Marilyn Manson- very surreal to see him in person...
    Project Rev. Tour feat. Linkin Park, Snoop, The Used, and Less Than Jake. you can hate Linkin Park, but that band has as much if not more talent than any other band around. they are all amazing musicians, and amazing live!
    i listen to mostly hardcore and metal. i used to listen to alot of rock like the shit i mentioned and i have seen SO SO SO many concerts. its all i do ........but I havent seen Rage so thats why i am coming to Coachella. Chili Peppers are just an added bonus for me.

    Its all about the RAGE....i cant wait

  11. #41

    Default Re: Best Show You've Ever Been To!

    Hatebreed on the core across canada II tour with sworn enemy and scars of tomorrow. The place was so shitpacked it was nuts. I got on the top of the pile at the front and got fed the mic for the line "if you don't live for something you'll die for nothing!". Sweetest thing of all time.
    Risk it for the Bi$cuit

    Quote Originally Posted by fober View Post
    If Willie Nelson even remembers he's playing Coachella come late April we should all be thankful.

  12. #42
    Coachella Junkie C DUB YA's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    8,271

    Default Re: Best Show You've Ever Been To!

    Quote Originally Posted by in rage we trust View Post
    AFI in 99. that was way before they got shitty. ive listenend to them since i was like 10. it was so amazing. i cant even describe it. but after Coachella is over Rage will be the best concert ever becasue they are amazing.
    other mentioables
    Metallica- amazing live
    Eminem/Anger Management tour- I was on the rail in the very front. i dont even really like rap music, but i saw Xzibit, Luda, Eminem, and Papa Roach. i think i was the only person there who knew who Papa Roach was....oh yea they are really good live too. i saw Papa Roach at this little club in front on like 100 people. it was absolutley amazing becasue how little the place was!
    Slipknot- they are just fun to watch live....INSANE
    Marilyn Manson- very surreal to see him in person...
    Project Rev. Tour feat. Linkin Park, Snoop, The Used, and Less Than Jake. you can hate Linkin Park, but that band has as much if not more talent than any other band around. they are all amazing musicians, and amazing live!
    i listen to mostly hardcore and metal. i used to listen to alot of rock like the shit i mentioned and i have seen SO SO SO many concerts. its all i do ........but I havent seen Rage so thats why i am coming to Coachella. Chili Peppers are just an added bonus for me.

    Its all about the RAGE....i cant wait
    This is very telling.

    This is the reason for all the RAGE backlash, as evident here, most Rage fans have HORRIBLE narrow-minded taste in music. hence buying only one day of Coachella. Linkin Park, The Used, AFI, Papa Roach and Less Than Jake are all terrible!
    The Glitter Freeze

    Coachella 99-10 Vet, the run has ended in 2011

  13. #43

    Default Re: Best Show You've Ever Been To!

    dave gilmour ,glasgow 2006

  14. #44
    Lurker Dizzan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Albuquerque
    Posts
    47

    Default Re: Best Show You've Ever Been To!

    Daft Punk Coachella and Bang 2006
    Toadies Farewell tour ("last show") 2001 or 2002
    any Flaming Lips show
    and Dropkick Murphey's at the Boston Warped tour 2003
    Its not you, its the E talking...

  15. #45
    Member roscoemule's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    kc,mo/sd,ca
    Posts
    127

    Default Re: Best Show You've Ever Been To!

    Sigus Ros - Feb 2006 - thought I was melting from the inside out
    Pixies - Atl 2005 - front row riding the rail wailing along to "Stormy Weather" in a freaking hurricane - bliss
    CSN - Sept 1981 - perfection
    Radiohead - San Diego June 2006
    Editors - Coachella 2006
    Govt Mule - Beacon NYC on New Years Eve - Warren Haynes tore it up.
    “I wouldn't recommend sex, drugs or insanity for everyone, but they've always worked for me.”

  16. #46
    Coachella Junkie algunz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Rustin' in Tustin
    Posts
    23,178

    Default Re: Best Show You've Ever Been To!

    I forgot about Billy Idol at the House of Blues in Anaheim, 2004 (I think)

    Middle aged women were throwing their underwear on the stage and Billy sniffed them aggressively. Fuckin' punk rock even in his golden years!!!!

  17. #47
    Coachella Junkie guest-1185's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    18,350

    Default Re: Best Show You've Ever Been To!

    Quote Originally Posted by Dizzan View Post
    and Dropkick Murphey's at the Boston Warped tour 2003
    I was at that show too, it was fucking nuts. Less than jake had a figure 8 pit going around the two sound tents to end the show.

    Best show- Metallica with 50,000 people at candelstick park in SF- 2002,
    or any bad religion show I've ever been to...

  18. #48
    photoslut ivankay's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Stanton, Ca
    Posts
    8,043

    Default Re: Best Show You've Ever Been To!

    i decided to be a bit of a windbag. Radiohead at the Bowl probably gets top honors most days you ask me. i am leaving out all Coachellas because of the numerous break downs. Here's the consideration list:

    Oingo Boingo and X at Irvine Meadows (Good for You Soul / Wild Gift)
    Oingo Boingo Hollywood Palladium shows
    Oingo Boingo Final Farewell show at the Universal Amphitheater
    B52’s at the Greek (Cosmic Thing)
    Ministry at the Palladium (The Mind is a Terrible Thing to Taste)
    The Cure, Love and Rockets, and the Pixies at Dodger Stadium
    Guns and Roses and Aerosmith at Irvine Meadows (88)
    John Cougar Mellencamp at Irvine Meadows (The Lonesome Jubilee)
    Organic 96
    Radiohead at the Hollywood Bowl (Friday show…03)
    Bjork at the Hollywood Bowl (03)
    Bjork at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
    Prince at the Forum (Purple Rain)
    Prince at the Pond (Musicology)
    Orbital at the American Legion Hall
    Orbital, Crystal Method, Lo Fidelity All Stars at the House of Blues in Vegas
    The Orb at the American Legion Hall
    Jane’s Addiction at the Palladium
    U2 at the LA Sports Arena (Joshua Tree)
    U2 at Dodger Stadium (Zoo TV)
    Brian Wilson at the Hollywood Bowl (Smile)
    Roger Waters at the Hollywood Bowl (06)
    The Arcade Fire in Central Park (05)
    Mars Volta at the Greek (05)
    The White Stripes at Soma (03)
    Suicidal Tendencies, Youth Brigade…at Perkins Palace (84?)
    Depeche Mode at the Pond (05)
    Social Distortion at UC Irvine (84)
    Kraftwerk at the Palladium
    Franz Ferdinand at the Avalon
    Last edited by ivankay; 02-13-2007 at 07:35 PM.

  19. #49
    Member desphrs's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Philadelphia, PA
    Posts
    121

    Default Re: Best Show You've Ever Been To!

    Daft Punk, Coachella '06. Best I've ever seen, no contest, nothing in the same league, others aren't even playing the same sport.

    After that, in no particular order:

    M.I.A. - Coachella '05
    Chemical Brothers - Coachella '05
    Pigface/Evil Mothers - Trocadero, 1995
    Kurtis Blow/Sugar Hill Gang/Treacherous Three/Whodini - Trocadero, 1995
    Nine Inch Nails/Marilyn Manson - Tower Theater, 1994
    Elton John/Billy Joel II - First Union Center, 1999(?) [1]
    Bruce Springsteen - Amnesty International Human Rights Now!, JFK Stadium, 1985
    Peter Gabriel - Wachovia Center, 2002(?)
    Saul Williams/Phil Moore Browne - The Five Spot Lounge, 2004
    Tool - JC Dobbs, 1992 [2]
    Hot Chip/The Rapture - "Making Time" at Club Pure, 2006
    Ellis Marsalis/Marcus Roberts - Irvine Auditorium, U. of Pennsylvania, 1993(?)
    Living Colour/Bad Brains - Trocadero, 1995(?)
    Neil Diamond - Philadelphia Spectrum, 1983
    EDIT: Pearl Jam/Sleater-Kinney, Wachovia Center, 2005
    EDIT: Nirvana/The Breeders/Half Japanese, Pa. National Guard Armory, 1994
    EDIT: Loreena McKennitt, Theatre of Living Arts, 1993


    [1]: From their second co-headlining tour, the one cut short because Billy "fell ill" (and subsequently "fell" into "rehab"). They were able to play their Philly date before it fell apart and were, IMO, consummate performers/professionals.

    [2]: If you're an obsessive Tool fan who has or knows about a bootleg video with them playing Opiate and Undertow songs on a really small stage in a really small club to a really small crowd with a really big neon "D" behind them... yeah, that show.
    Last edited by desphrs; 02-17-2007 at 09:47 AM.
    For my Internet DJ gig, start here: http://xpn2.org
    For professional pictures and words, start here: http://www.desperatehours.com

  20. #50
    blowntobits
    Guest

    Default Re: Best Show You've Ever Been To!

    1. Stevie Wonder@Detroit's 300th Anniversary (Summer 2000)
    2. Burning Spear, Reggae on the River 02
    3. Ibrahim Ferrer & Ruben Gonzalez, Montreal Jazz Festival 01
    4. Rage Against the Machine, Montreal (96?)
    5. Sergent Garcia, Montreal 99

    Honorable mention:
    Ray Charles
    Bongo Maffin
    Tricky
    Outkast
    Marilyn Manson
    Ministry
    Beastie Boys
    Josh Wink
    John Acquaviva
    Sasha
    Gangstarr
    Busta Rhymes
    Celia Cruz
    A random band in a bar in mexico...

  21. #51
    Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Denver, CO
    Posts
    82

    Default Re: Best Show You've Ever Been To!

    AC/DC in 2001 (the show that got me going to shows again)
    Area2 w/ Bowie, Moby, Busta Rhymes & Blue Man Group in 2002
    Foo Fighters in 2003
    Pearl Jam @ United Center in 2003
    Elton John in Gibralter - 2004 (for their 300th anniversary of independence from Spain. Unbelievable. Impossible to replicate)
    The Sunday Drivers in Granada, Spain 2004 (some random band I'd never heard of that turned out to be the greatest Power Pop band I can imagine)
    Dizzee Rascal in 2005
    Pixies/Violent Femmes @ Red Rocks in 2005 (Red Rocks is always unique, but this was even more so)
    Foozer (Foo Fighters w/ Weezer) in 2005
    People Under the Stairs in 2005
    Franz Ferdinand @ 2006 Coachella (Was I the only one who was completely loving how bonkers everyone went for Take Me Out?)
    DeVotchKa/Andrew Bird this past New Year's Eve
    My Morning Jacket this year on January 13. They did two nights, the first was kinda weak for MMJ (still good nonetheless). Second night was amazing.

    There's something to be said about when you can see a good opener with the main act. When they build upon each other's wonderful performances, it's completely euphoric. That's why I loved Foozer, Pixies/Femmes, Devotchka/Andrew Bird and Area 2 so much, and that's why Coachella is the greatest experience in the world.

  22. #52
    Member AAM!!!'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    ...
    Posts
    564

    Default Re: Best Show You've Ever Been To!

    depeche mode @ the pond(05)
    franz ferdinand/tv on the radio @ the greek(05)
    morrissey @ the pasadena civic(07)

  23. #53
    Member uniform72's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Camarillo, CA
    Posts
    341

    Default Re: Best Show You've Ever Been To!

    Radiohead at the Hollywood Bowl. There is no comparison. Seeing them play "Kid A" was quite possibly the best moment of my life.

  24. #54
    lowfront
    Guest

    Default Re: Best Show You've Ever Been To!

    Arcade fire in montreal on friday...


    ahhhhhhhhhhhh....what a fucking show

  25. #55
    Member laineinla's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Oakland
    Posts
    216

    Default Re: Best Show You've Ever Been To!

    wow... i am jealous of all you people! these ALL sound like they would have been amazing (minus the sarcastic sum 41 comment ... anyway, great question... my faves would be:

    tool - coachella 99
    lamb - coachella 99
    beck - hollywood bowl in 99 (or 2000... can't recall offhand)
    metallica/korn - l.a. coliseum in summer 2000 (it was a good show, damn it)
    afi - hollywood palace (now avalon) in 2000
    a perfect circle - hollywood palladium in fall '00
    sigur ros - coachella 01
    moby/incubus- Area: One at blockbuster (now hyundai) pavilion in '01
    social distortion/offspring - kroq inland invasion in '01
    rilo kiley/m. ward - el rey 03
    eagles of death metal - 2004 ATP
    flaming lips - 2004 ATP
    chemical bros - coachella 05
    david byrne/arcade fire - hollywood bowl '05
    ok go - spaceland '05
    moving units - avalon '05/el rey '05
    architecture in helsinki - warsaw in NY in oct '05
    daft punk - coachella 06
    bela fleck/keller williams - wiltern in june '06
    Last edited by laineinla; 02-13-2007 at 08:36 PM.
    COACHELLA 99-01-05-06-07-08-09-10-11-12

  26. #56
    Dick Nicewonger kreutz2112's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    SL UT
    Posts
    11,488

    Default Re: Best Show You've Ever Been To!

    Quote Originally Posted by Tylerdurden31 View Post
    Pearl Jam @ MSG night 1 in 2003 or Randall's Island night 2 in 1996

    MSG night 1 was ridiculous with the energy and the crowd was amazing. when you have 4000 fan club members and 4000 of their friends at one show...it turns into something awesome.

    Randall's Island night 2 was awesome due to the setlist:
    09/29/96 - Downing Stadium (Randall's Island): New York, NY [168m]
    attendance: 30,000
    support act: Ben Harper, The Fastbacks
    set: Sometimes, Go, Spin the Black Circle, Hail Hail, Animal, Tremor Christ, Who You Are, Corduroy, Lukin, Better Man, Not for You, Jeremy (new), Once, Rats, Last Exit, Habit, Rearviewmirror, Immortality, Whipping, I Got Shit, Black, Alive, Porch
    enc 1: In My Tree, Even Flow, Daughter/(The Real Me)/(ABitW)/(WMA), Mankind, Long Road, Leaving Here
    enc 2: Off He Goes, Present Tense, Yellow Ledbetter
    notes: A nearly three-hour show with a raging pit. The band stops playing several times in an effort to get the crowd to settle down. During 'Porch,' Ed duct-tapes his *entire* body and jumps into the pit. (Thought we'd never see that again!) Just before the first encore, someone throws an "Eddie Vedder for President" t-shirt up on stage. Ed looks at it and says, "Well I'll tell you the truth ... I smoke pot! I didn't exhale though!" Stone asks for a chant of "Stone, Stone, Stone!" before singing 'Mankind.' During the encore, Mike starts playing 'Yellow Ledbetter' after 'Leaving Here,' Ed stops him and they go into 'Off He Goes' followed by 'Present Tense!' Incredible setlist.


    So awesome...I was at both nights of the MSG shows and they were the greatest shows I have ever been to...EVER!
    RAPE STOVE

    white power?!

  27. #57
    The Fro PassiveTheory's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    ciudad de ángeles
    Posts
    11,045

    Default Re: Best Show You've Ever Been To!

    Lemme think...

    Well, the Dresden Dolls solo show was fucking spectacular, even when the lights fizzled out during "The Jeep Song" and Amanda switched around some of the lyrics, like "I wish they'd turn the-fucking-lights-back-onnnnnn!!" and the band that opened for them, the Red Paintings were fucking spectacular, hopefully those aussies will get some more recognition.

    But yeah, lemme think... Weird Al Yankovic was a spectacle, and the Mates of State/Spoon/Death Cab for Cutie show on the Embarcadero with my significant other was truly awe-inspiring...

    Although I have to say that seeing Megadeath and Fear Factory live was pretty badass [How's that for breadth? Mates of State and Megadeath in the span of a year, lol]

  28. #58
    Coachella Junkie C DUB YA's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    8,271

    Default Re: Best Show You've Ever Been To!

    that is a WIDE range.

    I stumbled into a Pointer Sisters show the same week as Adam Ant and The Clash
    The Glitter Freeze

    Coachella 99-10 Vet, the run has ended in 2011

  29. #59
    Member el_ornelas's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    san francisco
    Posts
    122

    Default my big 3

    1. RATM - sacramento: battle of "sacramento" tour 2000
    -screaming
    -people dropping from the balconies to get into the moshpit because of no wristbands
    -knocking over security guard and climbing over people to get into the pit like hundreds others
    -the people/the pit

    2. Bjork: san francisco, 2003
    -how beautiful!

    3. manu chao!: greek theatre, berkeley 2006
    -not since rage was i sweating so much and surrounded by so much love in the pit. very different to rage, though. awesome!

  30. #60
    Lurker
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Orlando, FL
    Posts
    39

    Default Re: Best Show You've Ever Been To!

    Quote Originally Posted by C DUB YA View Post
    This is very telling.

    This is the reason for all the RAGE backlash, as evident here, most Rage fans have HORRIBLE narrow-minded taste in music. hence buying only one day of Coachella. Linkin Park, The Used, AFI, Papa Roach and Less Than Jake are all terrible!

    yea sorry everyone's taste in music cant fit your style, jackass. im sure i think alot of the music you listen is terrible also, but its an opinion and everbodys got one. oh yea, and i bought 3 day pass, not just a one day.

Similar Threads

  1. Just went to a Girl Talk show
    By deadguy in forum Music Lounge
    Replies: 43
    Last Post: 04-19-2009, 08:06 AM
  2. what bands do you actually think might show up?
    By masks in forum Misc. Babble
    Replies: 25
    Last Post: 11-16-2008, 06:23 PM
  3. Listen to my radio show!
    By bmack86 in forum Music Lounge
    Replies: 145
    Last Post: 06-01-2007, 11:39 AM
  4. Ever been to a Rage show?
    By Vericuester in forum Line Up/Artists
    Replies: 59
    Last Post: 03-03-2007, 04:10 PM
  5. So is Bambrick gonna show or what?
    By malcolmjamalawesome in forum Line Up/Artists
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 02-01-2007, 10:38 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •