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Concerts you wish you'd gone to

If I had a time machine, I'd like to go back and attend these concerts.

Rush : Grace Under Pressure
Guns 'n Roses : Appetite For Destruction

The first, just because it's such a good album -- probably the best Rush album since Moving Pictures. The second, to see Axel Rose before he self-destructed, as well as all the hot party chicks in the audience.
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January 23rd, 2006
Woodstock, without a doubt.
Permalink Mat Hall 
January 23rd, 2006
Any lounge or jazz club featuring Billie Holiday.

I wish I wouldn't have missed Bob Dylan when I had the chance either...
Permalink I am Jack's major mundane Monday 
January 23rd, 2006
The premiere of the 7th symphony of Shostakovich, Leningrad 1942.
Permalink Erik Springelkamp 
January 23rd, 2006
Any Paganini:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paganini

He was known as the devil of the violin, he was so good.
Permalink sharkfish 
January 23rd, 2006
Queen, all of them :)
Permalink Jesus H Christ 
January 23rd, 2006
Metallica - prior to Sept. 27, 1986
Phish - Dec. 31, 1993
Grateful Dead - anything
Bill Evans - anything

....
Permalink A. Nonymous 
January 23rd, 2006
Pink Floyd - Anything
Thelonious Monk - Anything
Permalink Cory R. King 
January 23rd, 2006
John Paul Jones with Diamanda Galas.

Did G&R tour for Appetite for Destruction?
Permalink MarkTAW 
January 23rd, 2006
"Diamanda Galas"
I've always had a fantasy of her performing "Insane Asylum" with Elton John. Don't know why. I know, I'm a sick monkey.
Permalink Arnold Schwarzeneggar 
January 23rd, 2006
>> Did G&R tour for Appetite for Destruction? <<

Sure did. How could they not tour for such a huge hits as "Sweet Child O' Mine" and "Welcome to the Jungle" ?
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January 23rd, 2006
The Disturbed concert last December, dammit. (Nobody wanted to go with me)

Philo
Permalink Philo 
January 23rd, 2006
Beatles
Permalink ? 
January 23rd, 2006
Well they do have a "Live Era: '87-'93" CD, so maybe they did.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00003003R/
Permalink MarkTAW 
January 23rd, 2006
Stone Roses concert back in the glory of the Madchester days.
Permalink Mike 
January 23rd, 2006
Appetite for Destruction was totally awesome, but I did just buy the album for the inside painting (which was rejected for the album cover)

http://www.guardian.co.uk/arts/gallery/image/0,8543,-10604928939,00.html

Philo
Permalink Philo 
January 23rd, 2006
I thought about going to a Boston/Heart concert when they were nobody. I was a poor college student and decided to not go. I've regreted not going for almost 30 years now.

Later I heard that that Boston sucked in concert, but I would not have cared. Heart would have been grand!

And I wish I'd gone to see Queen when they were in town.
Permalink XYZZY 
January 23rd, 2006
Dylan is still touring - You didn't miss him yet...

I wish I had seen Rage Against the Machine perform live.
Also missed The Clash and Minor Threat.

(I've seen over 1500 acts live including Metallica when Dave Mustane was a guitarist so there aren't many that I wish I had seen)
Permalink K 
January 23rd, 2006
The last Smashing Pumpkins concert in Chicago.

Tupac at the House of Blues
Permalink Phil 
January 23rd, 2006
Hendrix at Monterey
The Concert for Bangladesh
The Band's Last Night
Melanie at Carnegie Hall
Syd Barrett with Pink Floyd
Van Morrison (at some venue I haven't seen him probably in the late 70's)
Frank Zappa and the Mothers, Last Night at the Fillmore East
Gong in some odd European field.
The Traveling Wilburys
ELP Pictures at an Exhibition Tour
King Crimson (at any time but including Bill Bruford)
J J Cale (again, once in a lifetime is not enough)
Lou Reed in any incarnation
his SO Laurie Anderson
Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band
Pink Fairies (though I may have seen them and forgotten)
The Clash
The Damned
Almost any Saturday night at the Marquee in the 70's and 80's
Permalink Simon Lucy 
January 24th, 2006
> Lou Reed in any incarnation

Heh. I saw Lou Reed live, so to speak. He was rehearsing downstairs in one of the studios I used to frequent. I told the band about it, and we immediately launched into a very sloppy rendition of Sweet Jane... for no particular reason.

One of my buddies has a photo with Lou Reed backstage somewhere, I haven't asked him about it, but I'm sure his story is better than mine.
Permalink MarkTAW 
January 24th, 2006
Saw Lou Reed in Groningen in 1975.

And Nico, that same year, playing solo, on a sunny lazy sunday in the park, but she almost got us depressed.
Permalink Erik Springelkamp 
January 24th, 2006
Feh.

I'll swap you a Captain Beefheart story. Though its not mine but my brother's.

They used to hang around the Liverpool Stadium on Saturdays hoping to carry in drum kits and get in for free for the night. This one Saturday Captain Beefheart was playing see poster http://www.liverpoolstadium-rockyears.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/beefheartliverpoolstadiumposter.jpg
and the Captain had given this suitcase for the lads to look after.

These other kids (there must have been a tribe of urchins there), nicked the case and started running off. It seems this was the stash for the band's whole tour and the whole band including Beefheart and my brother race after them.

Behind the Stadium was the railtrack, most of it abandoned but some suburban and freight still ran along it (it was the end of the original Liverpool line), and these kids legged it down the track with the pack behind them. It seems my brother and his mate were the first to catch up with them and in doing so the kids dropped the case and my brother duly handed over the dope to the Captain.

I think they got free tickets for the night and a mention from the stage but as it happens I didn't get to see him that night.

I did get to see Beefheart a year or so later at the Philharmonic and that was sublime.
Permalink Simon Lucy 
January 24th, 2006
Captain Beefheart gave a concert here around 1978, but this was not in a large music hall in the city but somewhere in a dancing hall of a little village between the cows. Wierd. This wasn't exactly country music.

After a great concert there were hundreds of people lost in a cold dark meadow trying to find transportation home.
Permalink Erik Springelkamp 
January 24th, 2006
Any Jeff Buckley
Any Don Ellis
Any Jack Johnson (waiting for March)
Permalink Some Random Dude 
January 24th, 2006
The Cure - Disintegration or Wish tour.

Lollapalooza, 1st year - Nine Inch Nails (seen them twice), Jane's Addiction, Ice T, Siouxsie Sioux, etc...

Depeche Mode - Rose Bowl Concert, 1988. (seen them once)

Radiohead - Any show, any album.

I don't enjoy concerts at all anymore, but, back when I did, I was able to see most everyone I could ever want to. I estimate I've been to about 750 concerts (from The Dead Milkmen to The Rolling Stones to Medeski, Martin and Wood, to lots of local acts).
Permalink Jacob 
January 24th, 2006
Oh yeah, and Fugazi. Never got to see them either. I had tickets to their last show that they were going to play in St. Louis, but had to skip it due to a medical emergency with my girlfriend (now wife).
Permalink Jacob 
January 24th, 2006

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