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Posted: 28 Nov 04, 14:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Over the years ive been to loads of gigs, seen loads of acts/bands, and mostly come out totally satisfied that it was money well spent. I have to say that Brian in 98 was fairly dissapointing, but the worst band Ive ever seen live has to be Linkin Park. What a load of shite. I saw them in Manchester uk, Nov2003. Very poor live. A waste of petrol! And only on for an hour at that!


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Posted: 28 Nov 04, 14:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

System of a Down, 2002 in Amsterdam. worst gig ever.

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Posted: 28 Nov 04, 16:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I've seen some pretty poor openig acts. 'Thunder' (Sheffield '02, on the 'monsters of rock' tour with Alice Cooper) were piss poor. Dull, uninventive, Cliche riddles cock rock that makes Whitesnake sound like Pink Floyd. Also, 'Funeral for a Friend' (Sheffield '03, opening for Iron Maiden)were bloody awful. Indicipherable yelling over a the dreariest guitar chigging you ever heard (its affectionately known as 'screamo', I can thinkn of far less polite names).


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Posted: 28 Nov 04, 17:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

If we are talking of support acts as well then I have to say Great White were up there on the rank rotten pile.

As for headline acts I have yet to see a bad one.


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Posted: 28 Nov 04, 17:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

i can do the opposite....a support band that were bettter than the headline

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Posted: 28 Nov 04, 17:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Oh yeah, I remember it well, It was September 20th 1980, I went to the Joe Louis Arena to see the GREATEST band in the world.. Dakota.... and after their GREAT concert we were given these Weirdos from the UK.. I think they called themselves Queem.. No. Queen. yeah.. Anyway.. I kept yelling we want Dakota.. but they never came back.. oh how I missed them

Seriously though, I saw some Great concerts.. and even if I didnt like the band I liked the show.. But one artist stands out.. Quiet Riot.. In 1994 or so.. I cant remember off hand.. but they were a joke.. has beens..Kevin Dubrow kept tossing his WIG back as if it were real. they were playing at a local Club.. how low can you get? well, he admitted that he still lived with his mom and that he was broke. yep.. THATs low..


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Posted: 28 Nov 04, 18:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

A couple of them...

- ELTON JOHN, Trenton NJ April 2000
God, I love Elton but this gig totally sucked. Trenton is one awful town and I almost couldn't find a parking spot. I only got seats way on the back and I paid 70 bucks for them. The worst part of all was that it was just Elton on the piano, there was no back-up band. Very lame.

- LINKIN PARK, Hammerstein Ballroom, NY 2001
One of my friends had no one else to go with, so she asked me if I could go with her to the concert. Crappy concert, but at least I didn't have to pay for the ticket.

- MARC ANTHONY, Jones Beach Amphitheater June 2002.
Marc Anthony might be an awesome singer, but even when the concert is only 1 hour and 20 minutes long, you just don't get your money's worth. Aside from that he only sang 3 songs in spanish, which are actually his best material.

- FLEETWOOD MAC, Jones Beach Amphitheater June 2004. This wasn't an awful gig, but I just don't consider Fleetwood Mac a very exciting live band. I went there only because my girlfriend is a Stevie Nicks freak, and she really wanted to go.



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Posted: 28 Nov 04, 19:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Im very surprised Pim, I saw System of A Down in 1999 supporting Black Sabbath in Birmingham - they were one of the best live acts Ive ever seen!


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Posted: 28 Nov 04, 20:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

REO Speedwagon and John Cougar Melloncamp


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Posted: 28 Nov 04, 21:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I saw Fleetwood Mac in 1992 when they were totally disinegrating. The band did not want to be there and Stevie Nicks was having costume changes when it wasn't her song. Dreadful.



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Posted: 28 Nov 04, 22:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I saw The Cars on the Heartbeat City tour at city island in Harrisburg, Pa. (like '84-85?) They were horrific. They had absolutely no life at all. They said nothing (really, nothing) the whole show. Every song sounded exactly like the record. Wang Chung opened for them and I enjoyed them better!!


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Posted: 28 Nov 04, 22:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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REO Speedwagon and John Cougar Melloncamp

When did you see REO?? I've seen them twice. Last time I saw them was with Journey and Styx last year. They were OK. However, the first time I saw them was at Hershey Arena in 1984 and they absolutely kicked major ass!! One of the best live shows I ever saw. Nothing fancy lights or effects wise. Just a kick-ass rockin' band! I was suprised, too.


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Posted: 29 Nov 04, 01:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

jericho04 wrote:

I saw Fleetwood Mac in 1992 when they were totally disinegrating. The band did not want to be there and Stevie Nicks was having costume changes when it wasn't her song. Dreadful.


They were even worse after they disintegrated. I saw them at a local amusement park, probably around '94 or '95, with Pat Benatar and REO Speedwagon. Stevie Nicks & Lindsey Buckingham had left the band by then and they had some woman named Becca Bramlett (I think that's her name) replacing Stevie and Dave Mason replacing Lindsey on guitar. I can't remember anything about them playing other than them playing 2 Dave Mason solo songs, a couple new songs I'd never heard, and Mick Fleetwood played at least a 10-minute drum solo....it was sooo boring.

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Posted: 29 Nov 04, 02:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Other than the Fleetwood Mac show I mentioned above, I saw Rod Stewart in '99 and his live show wasn't just that good. I like Rod's stuff up 'til about 1990 or so and have his Storyteller boxed set, but his live show was disappointing. I think he addressed the crowd about 3 times that night...and once he told everyone on the floor to sit down!!??!....that's the only concert I've ever been to where someone told everyone to sit down...lol

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Posted: 29 Nov 04, 02:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Metallica really sucked this year. But maybe that was because the concert was in daylight, the sound was terrible (and not loud) and it was a very windy weather.

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Posted: 29 Nov 04, 03:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Kiss at Belfast King's Hall. Fucking awful. Like a bad pub band.

Gary Moore was also shite, much to my surprise.

Two support bands that were cack: Dokken opening for AC/DC at Wembley Arena and Girlschool for the Scorpions at Hammersmith Odeon.


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Posted: 29 Nov 04, 07:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

David Bowie, Glass Spider Tour.
What a let down.

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Posted: 29 Nov 04, 08:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Ew. That's disgusting.

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Posted: 29 Nov 04, 08:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Stray Cats reunion, Amsterdam, July 2004


They played great, but there was no show element at all.....booooring


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Posted: 29 Nov 04, 08:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I went to see Nick Cave and as a support band there was MERCURY REV- utter crap!!!

Also- @ Reading 2003 I saw Good Charlotte- now that's what I call a really bad gig!!!