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    Bands You Have Seen in Person

    As inspired by the "Sports Teams You Have Seen in Person" thread, I thought I'd create a similar thread for us concertgoers, where you can list every artist you've seen, including opening acts and local acts. You can be as detailed or as brief as you want. I often will run into Baby Boomers and Gen Xers at concerts and we'll talk about the bands we've seen. They're usually pretty shocked to see that I've seen so many older acts so many times, and I'm only 21. Well here's my list, in order of when I've first seen them.

    Leo Kottke
    Fuel
    Aerosmith (7 times)
    Run-DMC
    Kid Rock
    Saliva
    KISS
    Silvertide
    Velvet Revolver (3 times)
    Shinedown
    Van Halen (2 times - once with Sammy Hagar and once with David Lee Roth)
    The Exies
    Ted Nugent
    The Black Crowes
    Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
    Taproot
    Chevelle
    Sleeping Shelby (local band that won a contest to open for Bon Jovi)
    Bon Jovi (4 times)
    Lenny Kravitz
    Motley Crue (3 times)
    Ever After
    Cinderella
    Poison
    Journey
    Def Leppard (2 times)
    Nickelback
    Foreigner (2 times)
    Styx (2 times)
    Augustana
    Goo Goo Dolls
    Hairbanger's Ball (local cover band)
    Modern Day Romeos (local cover band)
    Joan Jett
    Daughtry
    Junk in the Trunk (local cover band - 2 times)
    Children of Bodom
    In Flames
    Megadeth
    Ryan Shaw
    AC/DC (have tickets for 1 upcoming concert)
    Metallica (have tickets for 3 upcoming concerts)
    Down (have tickets for 1 upcoming concert)
    Machine Head (have tickets for 2 upcoming concerts)
    The Sword (have tickets for 3 upcoming concerts)


    So how bout you? What musicians have you seen?
    "Life's a journey, not a destination"
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    Jazz A-listers:
    Dave Brubeck
    Ornette Coleman
    Dizzy Gillespie
    Miles Davis
    Chuck Mangione

    Rock A-listers
    Rolling Stones
    Cars
    Jeff Beck
    Talking Heads
    Beach Boys
    Pixies
    Jesus and Mary Chain
    Residents
    Lou Reed
    ZZ Top
    Pink Floyd
    Santana
    Grateful Dead

    Other types of A-listers
    BB King
    Jeff Healy
    Jerry Reed
    Hank Williams jr.
    Allison Krause
    Jimmy Buffett
    People will miss that it once meant something to be Southern or Midwestern. It doesn't mean much now, except for the climate. The question, “Where are you from?” doesn't lead to anything odd or interesting. They live somewhere near a Gap store, and what else do you need to know? - Garrison Keillor

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    I can't remember all the bands of seen, but some of the best concerts I've been to were: REM, Radiohead, Interpol, Arcade Fire, Beck, Band of Horses, Yo La Tengo, Neil Young, Lucinda Williams, Spoon

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    Very limited list because either had NO money or not willing to spend what money I had that way.

    I do remember seeing Bruce/The Boss at Mile High Stadium back in the 80's.
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    Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here?
    Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change?
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    Kiss
    The Police
    B-52's
    Stray Cats
    Talking Heads
    REM
    The Cure
    James Taylor
    Grateful Dead
    Harry Chapin
    8-0-5 (anyone old farts from Syracuse here?)
    Dave Brubeck
    Steely Dan
    Grover Washington, Jr.
    Hiroshima
    Boz Scaggs
    Robert Palmer
    Arethra Franklin
    Whitney Houston
    David Frishberg (my Attorney Bernie)
    Joe Williams
    Amy Mann
    Everything but the Girl
    Mighty Mighty Bosstones
    Rolling Stones
    BBking
    Neil Young (Hord Tour!)
    Beck
    Boston Pops and Symphony
    Sarah Vaughn
    Pixies
    Tribe (Boston band)

    I wish I had seen Dizzy, Chuck, Santana and Pink Floyd like Maister
    and Lenny Kravitz like Illinois Planner


    must be more, but can't remember

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    Early phase:
    Heart
    Bell Biv Devoe
    Keith Sweat
    KRS-ONE
    Shinehead
    Beastie Boys
    Smashing Pumpkins
    George Clinton
    A Tribe Called Quest

    Hardcore phase:
    Strife
    Shelter
    Mouthpiece
    Ashes
    Earth Crisis
    Another Wall
    Kingpin
    Temperance
    Into Another
    Worlds Collide
    Intent to Injure
    Samiam
    Fugazi
    108
    Ressurrection

    Adult phase:
    The Pharcyde
    Spearhead
    The Roots (many times)
    Jurassic 5
    Dilated Peoples
    Outkast
    Moby
    Nelly Furtado
    Paul Oakenfold
    Common
    Barrington Levy
    Eek-a-mouse
    The Wailers
    Ice T
    Public Enemy (w/ Flava Flav)
    Handsome Boy Modeling School
    K-Os
    Burning Spear
    The Sheila Divine
    NOFX
    Interpol
    The Cure

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    Quote Originally posted by Greenescapist View post
    I can't remember all the bands of seen
    ditto.


    memorable ones include:

    The Dandy Warhols
    Blur
    Frank Black
    Grateful Dead
    Neil Young
    Ash
    Bishop Allen
    Odetta
    Big Bad Voodoo Daddy


    Ones I'd like to forget:

    Marc Anthony
    Vanilla Ice
    Milli Vanilli
    In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends. -Martin Luther King Jr.

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    bands

    Woodstock alumae:
    CSNY
    Sha Na Na
    Arlo Guthrie
    John Sebastian
    Santana
    The Band
    Jerry Garcia (Jerry Garcia Band)

    Others:
    Eric Clapton
    Tod Rundgren
    Jesse Colin Young
    Allman Brothers (Post Duane, [sigh])
    Peter, Paul & Mary
    Linda Ronstadt
    Seals and Crofts
    WALSTIB

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    Quote Originally posted by Tom R View post
    CSNY
    Eric Clapton
    Peter, Paul & Mary
    Linda Ronstadt
    Color me jealous!
    People will miss that it once meant something to be Southern or Midwestern. It doesn't mean much now, except for the climate. The question, “Where are you from?” doesn't lead to anything odd or interesting. They live somewhere near a Gap store, and what else do you need to know? - Garrison Keillor

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    My memory is a little hazy, but let's see...

    KISS
    Ted Nugent
    AC/DC (Twice... Once with Bon, once with Brian)
    Queen
    U2
    CSN (several times)
    Neil Young (Including the night before in a little bar)
    David Bowie
    Boston
    Bruce Springsteen
    The The
    Tom Petty
    Van Halen (Roth...)
    Grateful Dead (many times)
    Police (twice)
    Rush (twice)
    Chicago
    Steve Winwood
    Rolling Stones
    Led Zeppelin
    George Thorogood
    Blondie
    Genesis
    The Who
    The Clash
    Flock of Seagulls (Opened for The Clash.. who opened for The Who)
    Journey
    Black Sabbath
    Blue Oyster Cult (Twice)
    Foghat (My band opened for them)
    Pink Floyd
    Fleetwood Mac
    Heart
    ZZ Top
    Yes (twice)
    Rick James
    Marvin Gaye
    Counting Crows
    Wallflowers
    Fiona Apple
    Matchbox 20
    Humble Pie
    Jimmy Buffet (A few times)
    Little Feat
    Indigo Girls (Me, the wife, and lots of lesbians! NTTAWWT)
    Pat Metheny
    Chick Corea
    Stanley Clarke
    B.B. King
    The Four Tops
    David Allen Coe
    Joan Jett
    The Pretenders
    Simple Minds
    The Hooters (Many times... more a local band)
    Starship
    Elvin Bishop
    Average White Band

    Also, some of the ones above I saw at Live Aid in Philly, plus these:

    Bernard Watson
    Joan Baez
    Billy Ocean
    Run-DMC
    Rick Springfield
    REO Speedwagon
    Judas Priest
    Bryan Adams
    The Beach Boys
    Ashford & Simpson
    Madonna
    Kenny Loggins
    The Cars
    Power Station
    Thompson Twins
    Phil Collins
    Duran Duran
    Patti LaBelle
    Hall & Oates
    Mick Jagger

    But they only did a few songs each.

    I've also been to a few Jazzfests in NOLA, catching notables like:

    John Lee Hooker
    Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown
    Wilson Pickett
    Fats Domino
    Aaron Neville
    Neville Brothers
    Harry Connick Jr.
    Branford Marsalis
    Dr. John
    Boz Skaggs
    The Iguanas (I've seen them in clubs, too!)
    Dave Brubeck
    Santana
    Smokey Robinson
    Robert Cray
    Ry Cooder
    Aretha Franklin
    Stanley Turrentine
    Randy Newman
    Pete Fountain

    Sadly, some of those were "partials"... trying to be in two places at once!

    I know I'm forgetting some. I was lucky enough to go to just about any concert I wanted for nothing when I was a teen.

    EDIT: Earth, Wind & Fire... Knew I'd forgotten at least one!
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    Bands I saw this summer:

    Pearl Jam
    Ted Leo and the Pharmacists
    Puddle of Mudd
    Rev Theory
    Saving Abel
    The Nightwatchman (Tom Morello)


    Seeing Cake in two weeks

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    The Who
    Pink Floyd
    Led Zeppelin
    Boston
    Van Halen
    bad company
    heart
    j geils band
    reo speedwagon
    rainbow
    the pretenders
    arthea franklin
    screaming jay hawkins
    stevie ray vaughn
    john lee hooker
    buddy guy
    the blasters
    Husker Du
    X
    circle jerks
    black flag
    tones on tail
    love n rockets
    joy division
    bauhaus
    savage republic
    dream syndicate
    death ride 69
    cop shoot cop
    helmet
    ministry
    revolting cocks
    nick cave
    the cure
    simple minds
    talking heads
    dead kennedys
    the cramps
    the dwarves
    moby
    violent femmes
    butthole surfers
    meat puppets
    minutemen
    firehose
    red hot chilli peppers
    fugazi
    social distortion
    agent orange
    fishbone
    the specials
    white strips
    pennywise
    sugar
    kid creoe and the coconuts
    mike watt
    spirtualize
    cat power
    radiohead
    Rocket from the Crypt
    Gun Club
    George thorogood and the destroyers
    the sugarcubes
    janes addiction
    ice t and body count
    snoop dog
    lou reed
    physchidelic furs
    killing joke
    the smitereens
    graham parker
    cheap trick
    blue oyster cult
    the dickies
    iggy pop
    the cult
    bad religon
    foo fighters
    the swans
    TSOL
    wall of vodoo
    the plimsouls
    the dammed
    concrete blonde
    the nymphs
    the feelies
    souxie and the banshees
    the ramones
    the druitti column
    new order
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    Bands (people I've seen over time:

    Rolling Stones
    The Corrs
    Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
    Dr. John
    John Mayer
    B.B. King

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    I can't even begin to remember all of the bands I've seen. But every time I look at this thread title for some reason I read it as "Bands You Have Seen in Prison". I think that would be a more interesting thread.

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    After reading others' entries I'm reminded of more and more bands I've seen but forgotten about. Why is it so many of us have trouble recalling concerts?
    Quote Originally posted by Mastiff View post
    Neil Young (Including the night before in a little bar)
    I get the impression he likes playing smaller venues alot. I also saw him one day playing at the big arena and the next day happened to 'run into him' at a bar where I guess he just took his guitar along and decided to play (it wasn't even a scheduled 'concert' or anything).
    People will miss that it once meant something to be Southern or Midwestern. It doesn't mean much now, except for the climate. The question, “Where are you from?” doesn't lead to anything odd or interesting. They live somewhere near a Gap store, and what else do you need to know? - Garrison Keillor

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    Quote Originally posted by Maister View post
    Color me jealous!
    yes, me too on that list, wow -

    yes, I did see Robert Cray and X too - forgot those ones -

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    Quote Originally posted by Maister View post
    I get the impression he likes playing smaller venues alot. I also saw him one day playing at the big arena and the next day happened to 'run into him' at a bar where I guess he just took his guitar along and decided to play (it wasn't even a scheduled 'concert' or anything).
    And it was all blues, too. Not a single one of his hits...
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    If I listed them all, it would probably suck all the bandwidth away for the entire site.

    Here are some of the more memorable live acts I've seen:

    Daft Punk (Coachella, 2006) - possibly the singe best live set I have ever seen and I've probably seen 1,000+ bands live in the last couple years - that's not an exaggeration
    Ben Folds - no matter how many times I've seen him live, he never disappoints
    The Brian Jonestown Massacre - among the many time's I've seen them, I was there when they got into a fight in Detroit documented on Digg!
    Steve Winwood (Bonnaroo, 2004) - the pouring rain only made it that much better
    Beastie Boys, Smashing Pumpkins, Flaming Lips, Nick Cave, etc. (Lollapalooza, 1994) - my first live concert
    Girl Talk/Dan Deacon (Pitchfork, 2007) - the authorities had to shut it down because there were too many people crammed into the designated area but it was awesome while it lasted
    Stars (9:30 Club, October, 2007) - My first trip to the 9:30 Club and Stars definitely put on a show to remember

    Some other acts who I have seen on various occasions that were well worth the price of admission:
    Ryan Adams
    Wilco
    Neil Diamond
    Arcade Fire
    Guided By Voices
    Kings of Convenience
    Steve Miller Band
    Stone Temple Pilots
    The Hold Steady
    The Mountain Goats
    New Pornographers
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    How about bands I have shared the stage with.

    Temptations
    Four Tops
    Head East
    Parliament
    Devon Allman
    Ginger
    Buddy Guy
    Foghat
    Dirty Dozen Brass Band
    Leslie Gore
    Chris Issak
    Little Feat

    . . .and on October 25, we open for REO Speedwagon in Champaign.

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    Quote Originally posted by TOFB View post
    How about bands I have shared the stage with.

    Foghat
    We've opened for the same band!
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    Jesus, how do you expect me to remember them all, when the first "concert" I went to was Bobby Sherman when I was 12?

    I know I'll miss some:

    Springsteen (2 times)
    Jimmy Buffett (3 times)
    Bob Seger (2 times, 1972 or 73, and again in '07)
    Jackson Browne
    Yes
    Steve Miller
    Tom Petty

    There were some I went to in Tampa and Orlando that I simply can't remember who the bands were!

    (I guess I haven't gotten out much since the '70's, huh...)

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    Da Bear - Da List

    Guess Who (3 Times)
    Chicago (4 Times)
    The Stooges
    Mountain
    Beach Boys
    Savoy Brown
    Jethro Tull
    Hootie & The Blowfish
    Flying Burrito Brothers
    James Gang (2 Times)
    John Sebastian
    The Faces (With Rod Stewart)
    Alice Cooper
    Brownsville Station
    Danger Brothers (At Put-In-Bay)
    The Menus (Swanton Corn Fest, 2 Times)
    The Flock
    Bob Seger
    Ten Years After
    Joe Cocker
    Vanilla Fudge
    Ingram Hill
    Yes
    Marshall Tucker Band
    EDIT: Added Neil Diamond


    Not that big of a list, considering how much of a geek I am for music. My favorite concerts were Yes and one of the Chicago concerts, at The College of Wooster, in a very small gymnasium. Most events were "back in the day"......about the time most of you were born.....late 1960s thru 1980. I few concerts after 1980.

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    Patti Smith
    Tom Waits
    Suburbs
    Wallets
    Husker du
    Richard Strange
    Legal Weapon
    Dead Kennedy's
    Violent Femmes
    Minutemen
    Brave Combo
    The Dads
    Naked Ray-gun
    Man Sized Action
    Stray Cats
    The Fall
    Alex Chilton
    The Whole Lotta Loves
    Charlie Burton
    Charlie Pickett
    Suicide Commandos
    Hypsters
    Gary Numan
    Ministry
    Replacements
    L73
    Monkees and Weird Al

    And 500 or more garage bands
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    Just a few from the ages:

    1. Ike Turner & the Ikettes (Tina was one of the Ikettes)
    2. Bob Seger
    3. Commander Cody & The Lost Planet Airmen - (I knew George Frayne aka Commander Cody when we were students at Univ. of Michigan)
    4. Simon & Garfunkel
    5. Eagles
    6. Crosby, Stills, Nash AND Young
    7. The Buckinghams
    8. Seals & Croft
    9. Neal Diamond
    10. John Denver
    11. Bruce Springsteen
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    Chantal Kreviazuk in the fall of 2000
    Coldplay in the spring of 2006

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