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What's the Last Concert You Attended?

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Neil Diamond at the Greek, zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Nah, it wasn't that bad....."Hello, hello again".......

I saw Neil Diamond at The Great Western Forum in his later years. My friend and I weren't that much into his music and agreed to go just as kind of a nostalgic thing. Yet watching him and his audience interact made it worthwhile for me. I was amazed he was still drawing enormous crowds and that night was no exception. He had reportedly sold out a record number of shows for this venue. In fact, I think he still holds the record. And he is one of only two performing artists I have seen perform an arena of that size on a round revolving stage right in the center instead of on a big stage at the front. His audience loves him! They all get up and dance when he does "Cherry Cherry", and they all stand up and sing along to "Sweet Caroline", and they all hold up their lighters as a tribute to him when he sings, "I Am . . . I Said" and we didn't know why they did that so we asked around and the people we asked told us it was because that's supposed to be the best song he's ever written. His concert didn't really have much of a light show except when he does "America" and then they shine the flag and shoot some fireworks, and then the whole audience cheers. I will admit his show did exceed my expectations but then again, I didn't have high expectations when I went.

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Yes, Dee Dee, Neil Diamond still holds the record for most consecutive sell-outs at the Forum. Some ridiculous number like 12 or 14. He has a plaque in his honour outside the Forum. I posted a photo of it over in the Houses of the Holy(landmarks of Led Zeppelin) thread.

I didn't see Neil Diamond at the Forum, but I did catch him at the Greek and you're right about the relationship between him and the audience. It was strangely entertaining and easy to get caught up in the enthusiasm.

The Rolling Stones Bigger Bang Tour,I actually won the tickets from a radio station wzlx out of Boston Mass

The last concert you went to was over 6 years ago? :o

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Yes, Dee Dee, Neil Diamond still holds the record for most consecutive sell-outs at the Forum. Some ridiculous number like 12 or 14. He has a plaque in his honour outside the Forum. I posted a photo of it over in the Houses of the Holy(landmarks of Led Zeppelin) thread.

I didn't see Neil Diamond at the Forum, but I did catch him at the Greek and you're right about the relationship between him and the audience. It was strangely entertaining and easy to get caught up in the enthusiasm.

The last concert you went to was over 6 years ago? :o

Yeah, and now I remember the reason why I went to see Neil Diamond was to take my friend for his birthday. He begged me to take him, so I did.

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Roadburn Afterburner festival with:

Golden Void

Electric Moon

Astra

Leprous (and Ihsahn)

Neu!

Sigh

And some other ones I forgot.

On the second film I can be spotted in the audience, right in the picture next to the man with the hat on, haha.

Different angles of the same song

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Took my wife to see P!NK (yeah that's how she spells it). Actually she was excellent, a real rock chick!

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2 great shows in the past 5 days.

First, saw Vintage Trouble at a local club here, Sky City Saturday night.

Easily the best show I've ever seen in Augusta.

If you haven't checked them out, they are amazing.

http://youtu.be/ThZZnS4Jvwc

Then last night, I got to see Alice In Chains at the Bell Auditorium, a rather cozy local venue.

The new singer William Duvall is excellent, and very energetic.

I never saw Layne Staley live, so it's easier for me to adapt to the new singer.

I shot this iPhone vid of the last song of the main set - Would - and then the first song of the encore set - Man In The Box.

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The reunited UK - to be honest, didn't know anything about the band though of course I know who John Wetton and Terry Bozzio are. Bozzio is an absolute monster on the drums, his solo gave me chills. He was very subtle, it wasn't just bash city.

Terribly impressed with Eddie Jobson too. His electric violin solo was incredibly violent - it reminded me of Lord Page whipping his Les Paul with a violin bow; the effect was similar.

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Saw Savoy Brown about 3 months ago. Disappointing. Their performance was great, but they only played 70 minutes. I've never seen them play such a short show. Usually they play one and a half to 2 hours. Big waste of time and money. I won't get screwed by them again. I've seen them around 15 times anyway.

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Rush last Sunday night. 5th time seeing them and they never disappoint! Geddy's voice got a bit hoarse by the end of the show, but he is over 60 now.... First set was not my fav. as they played quite a bit from the "synth years", compared to other shows before and after ours. The real highlight, for me, was the 2nd set when they played three-fourths of the new album, followed by some classics. Really love Clockwork Angels! They are so tight as a band too! Catch them, if you can!

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Just came home from seeing Beth Hart at The Birchmere. First, on a totally shallow note, if I were not a married person, I'd be all over that...

On a less shallow note, she can sing. Great evening.

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I don't know how many metal heads are on here, but my last concert was Megadeth at the Midland Theater in KC, MO in November 2012. I was a little disappointed because they sounded very worn out and tired. I saw them in 2009 and it was amazing. I hope to be able to see Iron Maiden in September in KC. Would love to see Rush also.

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Smashing Pumpkins on May 10th.

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I don't know how many metal heads are on here, but my last concert was Megadeth at the Midland Theater in KC, MO in November 2012. I was a little disappointed because they sounded very worn out and tired. I saw them in 2009 and it was amazing. I hope to be able to see Iron Maiden in September in KC. Would love to see Rush also.

I actually just bought tickets for Maiden in Nashville.

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I don't know how many metal heads are on here, but my last concert was Megadeth at the Midland Theater in KC, MO in November 2012. I was a little disappointed because they sounded very worn out and tired. I saw them in 2009 and it was amazing. I hope to be able to see Iron Maiden in September in KC. Would love to see Rush also.

One of my most memorable shows was seeing Megadeth on the "Peace Sells" tour in 1988 at the Raymond Theatre in Pasadena...it was formerly known as Perkins Palace, and the concert venue is sadly now long gone. The mosh pit was so raging that this girl had her top and bra ripped to shreds, so I gave her my shirt to wear. After the show she asked if I wanted my shirt back but I told her to keep it.

Saw the Rolling Stones at Staples Center last night...last show of LA and the California leg of the 50 and counting tour. I was ambivalent at best about going to see them this tour but now I'm glad I did.

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The Black Angels @ The Mayan Theatre, May 21, 2013. A great show for a great low price of $23. Was right up near the stage, dead center. First opening band was Wall of Death, a psychedelic combo from France. Second band was Hanni El Khatib, merely okay. But the main event was Austin's finest, the Black Angels, and they delivered a great performance. Even better than the last time I saw them. They are touring Australia in June, then the UK and Europe this summer. I urge you to go.

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The Black Angels @ The Mayan Theatre, May 21, 2013. A great show for a great low price of $23. Was right up near the stage, dead center. First opening band was Wall of Death, a psychedelic combo from France. Second band was Hanni El Khatib, merely okay. But the main event was Austin's finest, the Black Angels, and they delivered a great performance. Even better than the last time I saw them. They are touring Australia in June, then the UK and Europe this summer. I urge you to go.

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I'm fairly certain they are scheduled to do a show this summer with The Black Ryder.

Don't know if you've seen them, Strider, but they put on a great show opening for The Cult a couple years back.

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I did see that, TypeO...and I might just check that show out if possible. The BAs are also opening for Robert Plant at some of his shows this summer and playing the Austin City Limits Festival in October with the Cure and a cast of thousands.

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Bingo TypeO!

Friday 23 August 2013 The Black Angels

Venue

The Observatory

3503 S Harbor Blvd Santa Ana, CA, US

Venue info and map

Of course, it's the same day as the Heart/Jason Bonham show at the Greek, but I think Heart/JB is playing two shows at the Greek, so I can go to one and still make this show. Then there's the Fuck Yeah Fest August 24 & 25...a killer lineup this year with My Bloody Valentine, Yo La Tengo, Devendra Banhart, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Beach House, Kurt Vile, Roky Erickson, Thee Oh Sees, the Melvins, and plenty more.

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