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What is the worst concert you attended
Posted 12 May 2012 - 09:06 AM
Posted 12 May 2012 - 09:09 AM
They played for 45 minutes.
Talk about a Rip Off!
Posted 12 May 2012 - 09:13 AM
Posted 12 May 2012 - 09:28 AM
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Posted 12 May 2012 - 09:53 AM
Two gigs come to mind both in our great city of Liverpool. The first would be Deaf School at the Empire 1977, far too arty farty for my tastes. The other would be Tangerine Dream at the Royal Court 79 or 80 that was incredibly boring it did'nt help that our seats way way up in the Gods...near vertical seating you could almost put your feet on the person in front of you's head.
Just curious, the worst one I went to was Todd Rundgren in Liverpool in about 1974 I'm not sure exactly, it was awful all he was doing was standing on the top of a pyramid shaped frame and jumping down using a safety harness whilst still playing the guitar, it was so bad my mate and I walked out at the interval and went to the pub.
Posted 12 May 2012 - 10:01 AM
Posted 12 May 2012 - 10:34 AM
Edited by luvlz2, 12 May 2012 - 10:36 AM.
Posted 12 May 2012 - 02:49 PM
Damn shame too since their show in Boston of that year is awesome.
Posted 12 May 2012 - 03:15 PM
Walked out of both.
Posted 12 May 2012 - 04:05 PM
- Magnum, around 1988. We only went to see the support band (Kingdom Come), but missed most of their set. Magnum totally sucked, and so did their fans. We amused ourselves by yelling & whistling during the quiet passages...people actually turned around and told us to 'Sssshhh'. But we didn't. Ghastly experience.
- Bowie's 'Glass Spider' tour in 1987. One of my big heroes, never saw him before, totally stoked...and then he proceeded to play nearly all of his current 'Never Let Me Down' album, which was a stinker.
- New Order, around the time of Blue Monday. When their sequencer (or whatever the fuck it was that they relied on for the meat of their sound) broke down, they were exposed as the musically illiterate charalatans they are.
Posted 12 May 2012 - 04:09 PM
But if I had to pick one .... ELP. Black Moon Tour Mansfield Mass June 92
They played real well but all through the show, the sound was way too thin... I was in the 3rd row so it wasn't too bad where we were sitting... but you could tell something was up.
It must have sounded like crap way in the back ...
On the last song... the sound guy went .... "oh what's this switch?" flicked it on and ... the sound was incredible....
He forgot to turn on the Bass Bins... I was sitting so close that I could see him doing it.. the poor guy looked like he wanted to die.
The groan from the crowd was incredible. not really the bands fault but it did kill the mood.
Carl Palmer was one of my all time favorite drummers ... but he had a bug up his ass that night.. I lost a lot of respect for him.
Bonham opened for ELP supporting their Mad Hatter album... they were very good...
Jason Bonham played real well. His growth as a Drummer from The Outrider Tour to this show 4 years later was huge.
Posted 12 May 2012 - 06:11 PM
Posted 12 May 2012 - 06:30 PM
An awful one though was Cozy Powell's Bedlam in the 70's. It was so loud and it was actually Bedlam.
A one day festival at Port Vale football club with Mahogany Rush Triumph and Motorhead was pretty abysmal and somewhat deafening.
Posted 12 May 2012 - 09:46 PM
Posted 13 May 2012 - 06:18 AM
Posted 13 May 2012 - 10:25 AM
After all he is only a second rate drummer hanging off the coat tails of his former band mates.....and we all (should) know who they were.
Pete Best in the 90s. Left after 15 minutes.
Posted 13 May 2012 - 12:31 PM
AC/DC in Roanoke in the mid 80s. Sounded terrible. Close second to the Cars and their total lack of animation/audience interaction.
Yea it's my understanding that the Cars actually have a big reputation for being boring in concert.
Posted 13 May 2012 - 12:36 PM
first two that come to mind: Dixie Dregs at UCLA & Rush at the Forum (both in early '80s)
Walked out of both.
Posted 13 May 2012 - 12:39 PM
I'M guessing it was the 1984 "GRACE UNDER PRESSURE TOUR"? I seen RUSH GUP-TOUR 84 and i would say it wasn't their best tour!