|05-03-2012, 04:05 PM||#1|
Join Date: May 2009
Collection Count: Lots.
Well, I've finally got a hold of my Kiss and Motley Crue tickets for their tour this summer, and not to brag, but...
They are fucking incredible.
So, I'd like to discuss with other concert goers some of their crazy experiences at concerts. So far, the only other one I've been to was Journey's Eclipse tour last year. They were pretty incredible, as was Foreigner, Night Ranger wasn't too shabby.
It was a Journey concert though, nothing too wild happened except getting stuck next to some potty mouthed college kids and seeing Kelly Hansen dance in the crowd with his fans.
What about you?
|05-03-2012, 04:15 PM||#2|
On the level.
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Northern CA
Collection Count: 12 Autobots and 9 Decepticons.
KISS and Motley Crue? I'm jealous.
I haven't actually been to many concerts so I don't really have any crazy stories save for one new year's eve concert that was Toni Braxton and Kenny G. The people behind us were drunk and obviously only there for Toni. When Kenny G came out they yelled something like "Hey, who's this guy playing with his horn!?"
Others that I've seen: Cher, Elton John, Barry Manilow, Rod Stewart.
|05-03-2012, 04:28 PM||#3|
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Copperas Cove, TX
Collection Count: Not enough
News Credits: 2
Seeing KISS and Crue at the same time will be a boyhood dream come true.
Seen KISS a bunch of times, even got to meet Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons during the convention tour of '95 right before the Reunion Tour. Seen AC/DC, Judas Priest, Ozzy a bunch of times, Rush, Aerosmith... but will never forget my first show seeing David Lee Roth with Cinderella. Went with my friend Mike and our moms went with us. My mother afterword swore to never see a concert with me again.
Saw Robert Plant with Cheap Trick back in '88. Awesome, awesome.
Saw Kix and Great White open for Ratt back in '89. Kix and Great White rocked the house, but Ratt came out and nobody could hear a damn word they were saying - their soundboard was all jacked up.
The Rolling Stones and Living Color in '89 - that was a blast.
Pink Floyd on the Momentary Lapse of Reason Tour in '87. Turned me into a Floyd fan for life.
Elton John and Billy Joel in Dolphin Stadium....want to say '95 or '96. Clear night with a full moon. When they played Candle in the Wind and Piano Man - the moonlight shining into the stadium filled with lighters - you just had to be there.
Lollapalooza '96 - the year Metallica headlined. Got to see the Ramones - they even played Spider-Man! Saw Soundgarden (until the mikes blew and Chris Cornell got all pissed off and walked off), Rage Against the Machine (my buddy Dave got picked up and surfed, then dumped on his head). Never did see Metallica - we were burned out, tired, and could have given a damn by the time they came on.
Pat Benatar opening for Styx. Queensryche. Joan Jett and the Blackhearts a couple of times. Van Hagar.
Used to see so many shows, but just haven't had time. Plus it's not like it used to be when it cost $10 to see a show
Signature courtesy of Bumbebee765 - thanks bro!
|05-03-2012, 04:29 PM||#4|
Join Date: Dec 2002
Collection Count: Just over 2,000
News Credits: 2
Metallica was the best concert I've been to. It was awesome. They put on a great show with out being all "We're fucking metal you fucking fuckers! Look at how fucking METAL we are!....FUCKERS!"
Velvet Revolver was fantastic too. I'm pretty sure I saw them when Scott Weiland was...sort of...sober. Seeing Duff, Slash and Matt Sorum live was incredible. (Side Note: I saw Steven Adler's 'Adler's Appetite' last year. It was fun and he's a hell of a nice guy, stroke-face and all)
Motley Crue puts on a great show too, I saw them last summer with Poison. I didn't think I was going to like Poison but it was much better than I expected.
Later on this month I'll be seeing Tenacious D. Words can't describe how excited I am.
|05-03-2012, 04:42 PM||#5|
I love BMO & Tree Trunks
Join Date: Oct 2008
News Credits: 4
Most enjoyable concert I've been to was TOOL back in '06, in Dallas. It currently stands as the loudest volume I've ever experienced, during the song "lateralus." It was an indoor venue, so that probably helped that. Also was notable for the fact that, as soon as the house lights went down, I was immediately overcome by a certain aroma that I had not experienced on such a scale before then. Needless to say, I had to make a Jack in the Box run afterwards, simply from second hand exposure.
Also made fun by MJK's apparent enjoyment of playing Dallas. A happy MJK = a great TOOL show.
|05-03-2012, 04:46 PM||#6|
Join Date: May 2009
Collection Count: Lots.
Damn, those sound incredible. I'm proud to say that my Step Father attended the Riverport Riot of 91', the one where Axl Rose jumped into the crowd after a fan with a camera and smashed his microphone. He had a friend who was part of the riot get hauled off by the police after the friend attempted to fight them.
|05-03-2012, 05:28 PM||#7|
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Fairfax, VA
Collection Count: 250+
Nice dude! I'll be at the KISS/Crüe show in DC on opening night. Third KISS show and first Crüe show. KISS is fricken amazing live, saw them on the Alive 35 and Hottest Show on Earth Tours.
It's going to be one hell of a show, I can promise you that!
|05-03-2012, 05:51 PM||#8|
Join Date: Sep 2008
Collection Count: More than I should, but less than I want.
News Credits: 2
I used to hit the concert circuit pretty hard years ago."It is only logical, as I gaze upon the spark of this femme-bot, that I guide my dexterous manipulator and apply additional servos to the task of making it stronger, so that she may comprehend a femme-bot's expected role. Logic dictates."
First ever was the Beach Boys in 81.
After that it was Iron Maiden (X2), Rush (X2), Boston, Chicago, AC-DC, Frehley's Comet, Queensryche (X3), Rob Zombie, System of a Down, Pantera, Testament, Slayer, Tenatious D, Dead Milkmen, Nine Inch Nails, Marilyn Manson...
That's all I can remember right now.
Best show ever was Nine Inch Nails. Serioulsy. Manson opened for them and kind of got the crowd worked up, especially when he pretended to pleasure himself over a security guard.
I was against the stage for Manson and NIN. One of the people I went with ended up with a key from a keyboard Trent destroyed.
Best memory of the show- the pit was pretty rough. Lots of wannabee's trying to mosh and getting brutalized for their effort.
I was standing against the railing when this incredibly cute girl falls into me. She was about 5' tall and pure 'girl-next-door' appeal. I pulled her in front of me just as some douche-bag mosher almost slammed her. She realized what I did and stuck with me for awhile, making small-yell (the concert was loud). We really hit it off, and she ended up holding me close. After awhile, she was watching some surfers and said "I want to do that! Please, put me up!" I asked her if she was sure, she nodded yes, so I leaned close, gave her a light kiss, whispered "I'll honestly miss you", and picked her up and tossed her about 10-feet out onto the crowd. Last I ever saw of her was her surfing on the crowd, fading into the distance, and getting unabashedly groped the entire way.
Good times, good times...
|05-03-2012, 05:58 PM||#9|
Collector of many
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Fox Valley,WI
Collection Count: 700+
I will say the loudest concert I've ever been to was White Zombie back in the 90's.Holy shit,my ears were still ringing a week later.Ahhh,to be young and foolish again.Good times............
|05-03-2012, 06:34 PM||#10|
Take it easy, champ.
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Spokane Valley, WA
Collection Count: 230
News Credits: 1
Being into mostly punk rock, I've never been to any big arena productions where people pull out their lighters and shit. Most of the shows I've been to have been in churches and bars. I guess the biggest one I've been to was at the Roseland Theater in Portland to see Lars Frederiksen & The Bastards and Dropkick Murphys. Got to see a skinhead fight. Well, with skinheads, that's not too rare.
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