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Best concert you've been to?

Discussion in 'Other Stuff' started by oosyxxx, Nov 11, 2001.

  1. oosyxxx

    oosyxxx teh3vilspa7ula

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    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 Fuckin' 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?
     
  2. digital-warrior

    digital-warrior Awake...

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    /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...:(
     
  3. Akuma

    Akuma Deacon Massif

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    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:
     
  4. SpiritWalker

    SpiritWalker Guest

    For me...

    Probably the Ozzy concert "Blizzard of Oz" cause I got to see Randy Rhoads play..
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    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
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    NIN before Pretty Hate Machine came out and he was opening up for the Phsyc Furs.
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    Jane's Addiction when they played a local club before the got HUGE
     
  5. MrFawn

    MrFawn New Member

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    Sibbe fra sandnes
     
  6. JTRipper

    JTRipper Chimpus Maximus

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    Air Supply, 1981. Abba opened. Christopher Cross billed also.
     
  7. Rukee

    Rukee Coffee overclocks the overclocker!!

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    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!!
     
  8. QUALTHWAR

    QUALTHWAR Baitshop opening soon.

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    Only been to two concerts in my life. Not gonna say who i saw.
     
  9. JTRipper

    JTRipper Chimpus Maximus

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    Well, I was watching you pogo at the Air Supply show, so there's one down.
     
  10. QUALTHWAR

    QUALTHWAR Baitshop opening soon.

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

    LoneCoyote canis latrans

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    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.
     
  12. QUALTHWAR

    QUALTHWAR Baitshop opening soon.

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    All of the guys in Rush were great, but i liked the drummer. He kicks @ss!
     
  13. Rukee

    Rukee Coffee overclocks the overclocker!!

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    RUSH can jam for only three guys!!
    And I saw them three times! :)
    I saw KISS BEFORE they started wearing make-up!!!! ;)
     
  14. QUALTHWAR

    QUALTHWAR Baitshop opening soon.

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    They wore make-up?
     
  15. BangOut

    BangOut ...smells like groin.

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    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.
     
  16. lucifix

    lucifix I did something m0tarded and now I have read only access! :(

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    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........
     
  17. Frostblood

    Frostblood Strangely compelling...

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    I'm hoping to go to Ozzfest next year ( the UK one ).
     
  18. lucifix

    lucifix I did something m0tarded and now I have read only access! :(

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    Kiss circa 73
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  19. lucifix

    lucifix I did something m0tarded and now I have read only access! :(

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    and before they formed kiss, gene and paul formed wicked lester and they also wore make up.......
    [​IMG]
     
  20. Rukee

    Rukee Coffee overclocks the overclocker!!

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    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"
     

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