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oosyxxx
11th Nov 2001, 04:30 PM
Too tough for me to decide on a "best" but I've been to a few noteworthy doozies. First concert I evar attended was with Korn, Limp Bizkit and Helmet, March 21, 1997. Few people in attendance, if any at all, really, had heard of Limp Bizkit prior to seeing them in Minneapolis that night. I'd only heard of them via Internet sites so I didn't know what to expect. They opened and did so with a bang. Funny, now, to look back at their de-evolution and chuckle. They were *much* heavier that night and put forth a level of effort they most likely never again matched after "getting signed." Fred dressed in an ol' skool, L.L. Cool J.-styled, maroon pimp outfit that conveniently hid his face. Energetic bunch, really, especially the drummer. Couldn't make similar comments about Helmet, though. Many people fell asleep while they played. Korn opened with "Twist" and followed with "Blind." This, when they were young and still able to properly rock to songs that themselves rock. A good introduction to rock concerts, though it would be surpassed a couple times. The next concert I attended was with Coal Chamber, Machinehead and Pantera, sometime in late 1997 or early 1998. We arrived late and missed Coal Chamber. :( Unfortunately, we saw Machinehead, but not after we jumped from the balcony of Roy Wilkins Auditorium, which is about a fifteen foot jump, depending on how you jump. I jumped and made a mad dash into the pit closest to the stage and ducked down so as to elude the eyes of muscleheaded ASIA security arsewipes. My nephew wasn't so lucky. He jumped and landed on his ass and wrists, breaking one wrist in the process while simultaneously eliciting an auditorium-wide, "OHHHHHHHHHHHH!" from everyone who saw his leap. As the average height of the concert goer seemed to be 7'4", I couldn't see what happened, but I later found out he was refused medical treatment and had to go to a hospital and get a cast. Pantera was good, but I didn't enjoy it like I should have as I was being crushed in the pit and fat fukcos kept crowd-surfing and landing on me. <Rant> Do not crowd-surf if you weigh more than 200 pounds. A55holes. </Rant> A nice touch, however, was the number of chicks who responded to the age-old, "SHOW YOUR TITS!" chant. Nice. Very nice. Fast forward to late 1998. Deftones toured with Limp Bizkit, who I was sick of by the time, although they were only starting to make a mainstream impact. LB played only five or six songs before Deftones, who played for over an hour-and-a-half. "Deftones rule!" as they used to say. Seems Chino is now a lethargic mass of chewy nougat so I doubt he can rock like he used to, as evidenced by the abundance of live footage that can be found with Morpheus (Jon Davis is quite the tub now, too ... let's not mention Vince Neil ... or we could and have a hearty, drawn-out belly laugh). I quit going to concerts for a few years, only to come back to see the 2001 Extreme Steel tour with Pantera, Slayer, Static X, the Mighty Fukcin' Morbid Angel and Skraped. I'm not much into "death metal" (except for the side-projects Phil Anselmo takes part in) so I didn't care for Morbid Angel, and Skraped sucked hard enough where fans booed and flicked them off throughout their set. Static X, however, rux0red my c0x0r. I wish I'd boned up on (spare your homosexual innuendos for another time) them a bit before seeing them so I could've grooved to their songs as I had heard only snippets of their music. I'm not a fan of Slayer although they did put on a good show. The headliner, The ****in' Kings of Metal, Pantera, opened with "Hellbound." Never had I seen a sight as physically and aurally enthralling. A large steel PANTERA sign floated above the stage, and with the chorus, a line of seemingly-mile-high flames exploded with the chorus and, yes, I banged my head like it was fukcin' 1985. I grooved to their whole show, perhaps harder than any fan in attendance. It was not uncommon to hear shouts of, "YOU FUKCIN' RULE!" coming from my section. I don't have time to relay minutiae (seriously!) like the song list or the many comical comments made throughout the night by Phil (he did offer some choice advice, however ... "Eat pu55y 'til your fukcin' jaw breaks.") but I will advise all y'all to see Pantera if you are even remotely interested in live rock n' roll music. Finally, September 6, 2001, brought Tool to Minneapolis, MN, and the Excel Energy Center. Meshuggah opened. I thought, "Meshoulddahskippedtheseguys." After a sensible amount of anticipation, Tool opened with "The Grudge" and the arena erupted. A few songs featured the totally made-up ("made-up" as in wearing makeup) actors from the "Schism" video hanging upside down from cords twenty feet above the stage, all the while spasming to the beat. A cool touch, indeed. Funny note: I smoked pot with my friend three feet away from a skinny puke security guard, only to hear, "Sit down when you do that!" Heh heh, I thought. Unfortunately, they played neither "Third Eye" or "Eulogy," so I went home disappointed, but their live rendition of "Aenema" was suprisingly focking good! Tool played for a good two-and-a-half hours. They played too many songs from the new album, in my opinion, but that's expected. The real festivities, however, didn't begin until after the concert. The parking ramp was packed like a jar of jam. We sat, gridlocked, for over an hour before getting out. After ten or so minutes of gridlock, people started honking their horns. Fast-forward a minute or two and *everyone* is honking their horn! I urged my friend (and the driver of the car in which we rode) to "play" the beat of the first half of "Shave And A Haircut" and someone finished it. We LMAO'd for a good three minutes ... ecstatically happy while in gridlock; go figure. What better place than a fourth floor parking ramp to toke up some schwaggy commersch dank. A car full of unhip, older folks watched as we puffed and gave. Accordingly, we pointed at them and laughed our arses off. After getting out of the garage, we went to the miserable suburb Eagan to meet Erik's cousin. We proceeded to drive around smoking and Erik stole a crystal ball from someone's yard. Stoned, we drove back at 2 a.m. and got home by 4 a.m. All in all, fukcing memorable night. Anyone care to share any of their concert experiences?

DigitalW
11th Nov 2001, 04:36 PM
/me wonders if 006 is actually grimm in disguise, with this novel post.....j/k....

I havent been to a lot of concerts but, Ozzy was good, and so was godsmack.

Ive always wanted to go to a Metallica concert but seems like something always comes up when they come around.

I was supposed to go to the ozzy, rob zombie, soil, etc... concert but it didnt work out, besides I heard It got cancelled anyway...:(

@kuma
11th Nov 2001, 05:09 PM
I've not been to a "concert" in years

probably Ice cube, Faith No More or Cypress Hill I guess. All 3 involved crazy drinking and hard drug use and rather dangerous drives back from the venues.

woudl have been cool to have seen pantera in their prime :mad:

SpiritWalker
11th Nov 2001, 05:15 PM
Probably the Ozzy concert "Blizzard of Oz" cause I got to see Randy Rhoads play..
or
The Cult Sonic Temple tour cause I was able to get a job as a drum tech for 4 shows..I GOT PAID TO HANG OUT WITH MY FAVORITE BAND + I ALSO GOT TO HAND OUT WITH MOST OF METALLICA
or
NIN before Pretty Hate Machine came out and he was opening up for the Phsyc Furs.
or
Jane's Addiction when they played a local club before the got HUGE

MrFawn
11th Nov 2001, 05:32 PM
Sibbe fra sandnes

JTRipper
11th Nov 2001, 06:39 PM
Air Supply, 1981. Abba opened. Christopher Cross billed also.

Rukee
11th Nov 2001, 07:19 PM
I know heavy medal rules and you`re just not at a concert unless you try to break somethin in the mosh pit but...
The light show that KANSAS brought with them back in bout `78? was increadable!!! It was just after lazer technoligy came out and they went WAY overboard!!! But was it cool!!!
As far as best....mabee Cheap Trick...or REO Speedwagon.......Abosutly everyone sings all the songs and it`s just a blast!!

QUALTHWAR
11th Nov 2001, 07:35 PM
Only been to two concerts in my life. Not gonna say who i saw.

JTRipper
11th Nov 2001, 07:53 PM
Well, I was watching you pogo at the Air Supply show, so there's one down.

QUALTHWAR
11th Nov 2001, 08:08 PM
Originally posted by JTRipper
Well, I was watching you pogo at the Air Supply show, so there's one down.

I saw Rush when they had that Magician album out, and I saw The Guess Who years ago. Many, many years ago.

LoneCoyote
11th Nov 2001, 10:52 PM
Haven't been to many concerts, but I also went to a Rush concert several years ago, and they were awesome. I saw Kansas in the early '80s, but by that time they weren't what they used to be. No light show, but the music was still great.

QUALTHWAR
11th Nov 2001, 10:54 PM
All of the guys in Rush were great, but i liked the drummer. He kicks @ss!

Rukee
11th Nov 2001, 11:05 PM
RUSH can jam for only three guys!!
And I saw them three times! :)
I saw KISS BEFORE they started wearing make-up!!!! ;)

QUALTHWAR
11th Nov 2001, 11:08 PM
They wore make-up?

BangOut
12th Nov 2001, 12:07 AM
No one listens to my music...

3/3/2001 - Ozma, Get-Up Kids, Weezer

Considering these are emo/nerd-rock bands, the moshing was harder than any punk or hard rock show I'd ever been to. Odd. The music was orgasmic. I passed out afterwards from dehydration in a car and was sick for days.

lucifix
12th Nov 2001, 01:11 AM
Originally posted by Rukee
RUSH can jam for only three guys!!
And I saw them three times! :)
I saw KISS BEFORE they started wearing make-up!!!! ;) i dont understand how you could have seen kiss without makeup cause they wore it at their very first gig and didnt stop until the origional lineup split........

Frostblood
12th Nov 2001, 01:13 AM
I'm hoping to go to Ozzfest next year ( the UK one ).

lucifix
12th Nov 2001, 01:32 AM
Kiss circa 73
http://membres.tripod.fr/henker/Photos/1973/PaulPeterlive.JPG

lucifix
12th Nov 2001, 01:37 AM
and before they formed kiss, gene and paul formed wicked lester and they also wore make up.......
http://membres.tripod.fr/henker/Photos/1973/neu/KissWickedLester2B-W.JPG

Rukee
12th Nov 2001, 06:48 AM
I saw them in the Lacrosse auditiorium and it was a least 30 years ago. And they wearn`t wearing make-up!! I think....I saw them with "Head East"

Dai2
12th Nov 2001, 07:55 AM
probably Deftones in 98 or Deftones/Tool at Roskilde this year.

Or Converge in 99, Integrity in 97, ExGirl @ Roskilde this year.. gah.. I'm having a tough time picking just one

Dai2
12th Nov 2001, 07:58 AM
Bangout, you like the Promise Ring?

-kain-
12th Nov 2001, 12:45 PM
It wasn't exactly a concert, but the Leeds music festival in summer 2001 was the most enjoyable music event I've ever been to... a weekend of alcohol, fires and rioting (I don't do drugs yet, I'm an innocent ;)), and great music. The Ash and Green Day sets kicked every other bands' into orbit though :)

Maroth
12th Nov 2001, 04:35 PM
well let me see, my first concert was marilyn manson back in jan 2001, supported by disturbed and godhead.
i then decided to go and see disturbed again because the rock, so there i was on the 25th feb watching sugar coma, earthtone 9 and disturbed.
may was the best month though with sepultura supported by hatebreed on the 9th and ozzfest;
black sabbath
slipknow
tool
papa roach
amen
soulfly
disturbed ( for the third time.....)
mudvayne
zack wylds black label society
(hed) PE
raging speedhorn
the union underground
apartment 26
pure rubbish.
all them on the 26th, that was the classest day ever!!
then i just had to goto spineshank, i cant remember who supported them
and then, the last gig i went to was tattoo the planet, it would have been so much better if static x and pantera and sepultura hadnt pulled out, i ended up seeing:
cradle of filth
slayer
raging speedhorn
therapy
biohazard
some one else that i cant remember

i would also have gone to see rammstein and slipknot but they both cancelled :(

the best was ozzfest though!



maroth

BangOut
12th Nov 2001, 05:26 PM
Originally posted by Dai2
Bangout, you like the Promise Ring?

aye, matey

Dai2
12th Nov 2001, 05:40 PM
I saw them 3 years ago - very good

SpiritWalker
12th Nov 2001, 07:56 PM
Originally posted by Rukee
RUSH can jam for only three guys!!
And I saw them three times! :)
I saw KISS BEFORE they started wearing make-up!!!! ;)
so where did you see them, pre makeup, and for me to belive you.. you need to name the STATE, LOCATION, and CLUB/BAR.. and if they were headliners or the opening act..

lucifix
12th Nov 2001, 08:20 PM
Originally posted by Rukee
I saw them in the Lacrosse auditiorium and it was a least 30 years ago. And they wearn`t wearing make-up!! I think....I saw them with "Head East" are you refering to the kabuki styled makeup or all make up in general???

SpiritWalker
12th Nov 2001, 08:45 PM
Originally posted by lucifix
are you refering to the kabuki styled makeup or all make up in general???

That was the point that I was trying to make. thanks for clearing it up...
The Kiss Destoryer or Love Gun (don't remember which) was the SECOND show that I ever saw..and after that.. I went to see them at every show that was close...and at that first show I had several "firsts"

first set of naked boobies (yeah!!!) only 2 feet away
and
my first contact "high"

the FIRST conecrt that I ever saw

Shawn Cassidy.. I had to take my little sister, as part of the deal that my mom and I made for the KISS show...

some of the cooler shows that I have seen are
STYX - Mr. Roboto tour (first "concept" show)
Blue Oyster Cult.. (they were opening for RUSH.. I left 1/2 way through)
Alice Cooper..
Judas Priest..
Van Halen - 1984
and several Iron Madien shows.

man those were fun times
:D

Rukee
12th Nov 2001, 09:02 PM
Originally posted by lucifix
are you refering to the kabuki styled makeup or all make up in general???
No..I swair....they weren`t using any make up. He did do the blood thing with his tounge tho. The auditoruim were it was would be considered verry small now!! Hell...it was just a basketball court with bleachers up three sides and the stage on the end.
Thinking back on it now....dange some high schools must have bigger gyms!!

I saw Ted Nuget and some one in the audiance hit him in the face with a lighter and he just went off!!!
TURN ON THOSE F*CKING HOUSE LIGHTS``` WHOTF THRU THAT???
*House light come on
*Ted "WHOTF THRU THAT???"
*big circle in the crowd opens up with all fingers pointing to the guy in the middle of the now open hole in the floor
*Ted throws the Les Paul on the stage and swan dives off the stage going after the guy on the floor
*Ted kicks some girl in the face breaking her nose on the way off the stage.....whoops
*Ted makes his way over to the guy were I (from the back of the place with bonaculars) see him deck the guy once real good
*guy in the middle drops like a rock
*Ted grabs guy half way to the floor and starts punch at face
*From this point on all I realy saw was the back of Ted`s fist flying up in the air with the guy on his back
*Next day 3rd page local paper...Man refuses to press charges for incident at recent local rock show


I`m sure glad that happened at the end of the show and not the begining!! :p

Ulukai
13th Nov 2001, 08:02 AM
It sounds crappy, but I went to see a 'Police' cover band, and it was a f'king awesome 2 hours of live entertainment.

Although I do seem to recall spending a lot of time yelling "yeah, baby" at the backing singers......whoops

p.s. Police as in Roxanne etc. not a bunch of coppers

oosyxxx
13th Nov 2001, 09:14 AM
Ulukai, you don't have to put on the red light (David M., on the other hand ...).

Fuct
13th Nov 2001, 09:30 AM
At-The Drive In.

oosyxxx
13th Nov 2001, 09:53 AM
I'm surprised they didn't take off. They sound a bit too much like RATM for my liking, though.

Ulukai
13th Nov 2001, 09:59 AM
Originally posted by oosyxxx
Ulukai, you don't have to put on the red light (David M., on the other hand ...).

I do do do ( de da da da?) :p

oosyxxx
13th Nov 2001, 10:03 AM
Ulukai, how is your CTF map coming?

Ulukai
13th Nov 2001, 10:11 AM
Uh oh.

But it's pretty much done. Needs tweaking

oosyxxx
13th Nov 2001, 10:12 AM
LOL! "Uh oh"?

Balton
13th Nov 2001, 10:15 AM
well not exactly a concert. but the loveparade in berlin. biggest techno even on the world. this yers around 1 million visitors. but i recall times where it was much more popular. the times when our summer actualy was hot and people ****ed on the streets and drugs everywhere and not enough cops around. And where so much nude till almost nude girls where running around... the thozght times. but tis still an BIG EVENT. and next time i will be there again...

S4r4hAtDI
13th Nov 2001, 12:50 PM
Originally posted by Fuct
At-The Drive In.

^ ^
*ahem* my name :-)

oosyxx they didn't take off because they're split up at the moment... er, takin a break. whatever.

oosyxxx
31st Aug 2010, 10:20 PM
Lower abdominal horizontal fat projection BUMP.

Ween, Red Rocks 2009. Yeah baby! Did you see me? Oh hell ****ing yeah! :)

Balton
1st Sep 2010, 09:12 AM
well not exactly a concert. but the loveparade in berlin. biggest techno even on the world. this yers around 1 million visitors. but i recall times where it was much more popular. the times when our summer actualy was hot and people ****ed on the streets and drugs everywhere and not enough cops around. And where so much nude till almost nude girls where running around... the thozght times. but tis still an BIG EVENT. and next time i will be there again...

scrap that,

NiN takes that spot with ease.

Lower abdominal horizontal fat projection BUMP.

Ween, Red Rocks 2009. Yeah baby! Did you see me? Oh hell ****ing yeah! :)

How high can you fly? :D

Rukee
1st Sep 2010, 09:22 AM
Saw Alice Cooper and it was an awesome show! He had a different skit for every song. Plus he has just a ton of hits. Seen him with Cheap Trick which is always a good show.

Firefly
1st Sep 2010, 10:09 AM
Jarre - london docklands
1991 Monsters of Rock lineup
AC/DC top of the bill plus Metallica, Motely crue, Queensrcyhe, The Black Crowes.

Balton
1st Sep 2010, 10:10 AM
btw. I want a pat on the back for improving my english so much :-)

Cat Fuzz
1st Sep 2010, 12:04 PM
Balton, you are expected to learn English like the rest of the world. :rolleyes:

Anyway, I have only been to a handful of concerts, Dio, White Snake, Motley Crue, Waylon Jennings (yep) and Jars of Clay. Jars of Clay was the best.

oosyxxx
1st Sep 2010, 08:50 PM
scrap that,

NiN takes that spot with ease.



How high can you fly? :D

haha :) that song always reminds me of shinola, which reminds me of working at general motors. although brief, it's especially suited to an FSL country cruise. i'm still hoping for a proper live version of boys club some day.

oosyxxx
1st Sep 2010, 08:52 PM
btw. I want a pat on the back for improving my english so much :-)

your english ruled! you've improved quite a bit, massively in fact, and so much that it's kind of sad that we don't get to hear your former style anymore.

oosyxxx
1st Sep 2010, 09:17 PM
scrap that,

NiN takes that spot with ease.



aw dude, did they sing du hast? :)

Balton
8th Sep 2010, 10:09 AM
aw dude, did they sing du hast? :)

lol, funnily Rammstein charges in Berlin, their hometown 80€ for a ticket, NiN only takes half that.

On Friday I'll see Fatboy Slim! I've been looking the past ten years out for him to play Berlin. Finally :)

oosyxxx
11th Sep 2010, 10:21 PM
lol, funnily Rammstein charges in Berlin, their hometown 80 for a ticket, NiN only takes half that.

On Friday I'll see Fatboy Slim! I've been looking the past ten years out for him to play Berlin. Finally :)

well, as long as rammstein keeps making porn music videos.

Twrecks
12th Sep 2010, 10:39 PM
Saw AC/DC in London's Hammersmith back in the 80's, musta been good cause I can't remember it, seriosly, not even the next day :p