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bonnie bella

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VERY cool week, Jenny.  Four great songs.

My first memorable and significant concert was AC/DC.  I was just a scrawny teenager, and what an eye-opener it was.

"You Shook Me All Night Long"



"Back In Black"



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VERY cool week, Jenny.  Four great songs.

My first memorable and significant concert was AC/DC.  I was just a scrawny teenager, and what an eye-opener it was.

"You Shook Me All Night Long"



"Back In Black"



[smile]




NICE, AC/DC was my fifth concert, in August 2000, I was 19 just about to turn 20.  Slash's Snakepit opened.  

Aerosmith in December 1998 was my first.  Then, Roger Waters in Aug 1999 and July 2000 and The Who in July 2000.  
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Thanks everyone for all the votes and comments. I'm glad you're enjoying the week and I love to hear your concert stories so keep them coming!
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Jenny,

Concerts this year - thus far.

Kathy Mattea early in the year (GREAT guitar playing by her and her partner). She's been woodshedding.
Sarah Jarosz now twice - also great guitar along with all else - singing, set list, band, songs. The second show was with Rhiannon Giddens and her incredible band.
Ruthie Foster as well. Can play the blues. Loved it!
Of course a Brian concert in there as well doing Pet Sounds.

I knew that I would forget one - BIG U2 concert July 1 at Cleveland Stadium.

The fall, more concerts on tap, including Brian and Paul McCartney. Good things to look forward to. I'd like to catch the Stephen Stills and Judy Collins together show.

You've been busy going to some concerts. Good thing to do!

Enjoy your week hosting and some additional concert shares from Blueboarders.

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My first concert was sponsored by The Cleveland Press, and called the Spirit of '67. It was held at Public Hall, with all of the bands appearing on the floor (not the usual stage), on a revolving stage. 5 local acts (including the Mixed Emotions with future Car Benny Orr) opened the show. Then a triple bill of headliners: Tommy Roe opened, followed by Chad & Jeremy, followed by Paul Revere and the Raiders. You could barely hear the various bands due to the high decibel volume of constant screaming from the crowd. Somewhere, I still have the newspaper insert/program advertising the show, but, searching just now, I can't find anything on line about it.
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VERY cool week, Jenny.  Four great songs.

My first memorable and significant concert was AC/DC.  I was just a scrawny teenager, and what an eye-opener it was.

"You Shook Me All Night Long"



"Back In Black"



[smile]




They were also one of my scrawny teenager firsts, but not THE first (that was Queen). Oakland Coliseum 1980.
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AC/DC sure have a lot to answer for.

My second major concert event was the Red Hot Chilli Peppers at Mount Smart Stadium, Auckland sometime around 1994.  Back then, I thought I didn't get their lyrics because I wasn't smart enough or hip enough.  After reading Anthony Keidis' book last year, I discovered that few (okay, practically none) of his song lyrics made sense on purpose.  Thanks for nothing, guys.

"My Friends"



"Under the Bridge"


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My concert votes:

Gold: 25 or 6 to 4 - Chicago - My first concert with Terry Kath still in the band. A year or so later he was gone but the memories of this great concert live on.

Silver: Midnight's Another Day - I saw Brian twice on his first Pet Sounds tour in 2000 and was blown away. Easily the best concert I've ever attended.

Bronze: Uncle Albert - Paul McCartney - I bought the 45 when this song was first released and wore it out playing it. I crossed the street to see Paul and his lovely wife Linda in concert in 1993 and glad I did. Excellent concert.

Tin: Kodachrome - Paul Simon - I've never had a desire to see solo Simon but would loved to have seen a Simon & Garfunkel concert.

Thanks for reviving some great memories GGH!
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I forgot to mention that I'll be seeing the vastly underrated UFO in concert with Saxon in late September



Though I've seen Roger Waters five times, I'm skipping my chance to see him a 6th time this weekend.  Even though Pink Floyd is my all time favorite band, my concert budget was a little high, and I have so much going on this summer, that a trip to DC just wasn't in the cards.  I've heard the shows have been great on this tour, but to be honest, I didn't care for the new album.  

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first concert was probably either Eddy Arnold or Wayne Newton at the Houston Astrodome during rodeo.  I was a little kid, so I don't remember which one.  Buck Owens would have been later.  I remember during this interim, my dad was given Elvis Presley tickets, but he ended up giving them to some people in my ultra religious extended family, who later complained that he ...was vain and ungodlike in his behavior on stage...even wearing rings on EVERY finger with scarves!   for not the first or last time, I was deeply embarrassed to be living in such a over-the-top religious nut-extended family...

first concert I remember attending with my own ticket after age 16 driver's license, was

Heart, opening by Climax Blues Band.  Why did I love/and still love Heart?  Not sure, but I do.  Maybe like I found out from the Big Interview with Dan Rather, the Wilson girls were service "brats" who moved around a lot and took solace from the herd in sibling friendship and music.  This is familiar.

2nd concert, was April 1978, at the Tarrant County Community Center, Ft. Worth, Texas, was

drum roll, please, The Beach Boys,

and yes, Brian was there, and GREAT show!
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I actually saw Eddy Arnold in the stands of an Orioles game around 1996.  We got him to sign a ticket stub for my grandfather, who was a big fan of classic country artists.  I have no idea what became of that autographed ticket stub after my grandfather passed in 2004 though.  
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I have Bruce Springsteen's autograph, from 'The River' tour.  He was easy to approach back then.

plus Hakeem Allahjuan and Ralph Sampson on the same piece of paper.   Once asked Terry Bradshaw to write, "Kevin, I kicked the Cowboys butts for you" on his SKOAL ad picture.  but he didn't !  sigh.  Who else?  don't want to sound like Rupert Pupkin, but I have Cheap Trick...
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I have Bruce Springsteen's autograph, from 'The River' tour.  He was easy to approach back then.

plus Hakeem Allahjuan and Ralph Sampson on the same piece of paper.   Once asked Terry Bradshaw to write, "Kevin, I kicked the Cowboys butts for you" on his SKOAL ad picture.  but he didn't !  sigh.  Who else?  don't want to sound like Rupert Pupkin, but I have Cheap Trick...


I guess The Boss wasn't too big for his britches back then.  He thinks he's Bono now.  

Maybe Terry Bradshaw didn't know to spell "kicked" or "Cowboys."  I can't remember who said it, but there's a famous quote about Bradshaw that said "He couldn't spell CAT is you spotted him the C and the T."  
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Bradshaw was smart enough to win 4 Superbowl rings and then become one of the best sports color commentators for the next 30 years of so.  Hollywood Henderson...not so much.
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Bradshaw was smart enough to win 4 Superbowl rings and then become one of the best sports color commentators for the next 30 years of so.  Hollywood Henderson...not so much.


He was also helped by a great defense.  

I can't say I'm really a fan of his broadcasting work.  Though, these days, I rarely tune in for any of the talking head stuff on either FOX, CBS, NBC, or ESPN.  
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