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    Quote Originally Posted by mpfunk View Post
    Ugh, mentioning Radiohead in the same sentence as Weather Report is a huge insult to Radiohead. Also, Branford Marsalis may be very talented but his music is boring. Even when he did stretch out, he was still boring.
    Well, it was meant as a compliment.
    So Russell...what do you love about music? To begin with, everything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkGrace View Post
    I saw Peter Breinholt. Nothing can top that in terms of embarrassing admissions.
    I've, uuuhhhhh, seen Peter Breinholt many times. That one I am a little embarrassed about.

    I also saw Phish at the E Center in 97 or 98. I think they played about 8 songs and it lasted about 3 hours.
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    First concert, at 14 or 15 years old, was Roger Waters. Rod Stewart was supposed to play guitar for him, but was sick, so he got an old friend to fill in: Eric Clapton. First half of the concert was Pink Floyd stuff, and was dug by all in attendance. Second half was all Waters solo stuff, and was greeted with mostly silence and looks of unfamiliarity. Although that also may have been because every single person (literally) that I saw in our section was smoking dope except for me and my three friends.

    When I was 18 I saw the Violent Femmes at the Aragon Ballroom in Chicago, with young Dwight Yoacam as the opening act. Shockingly, Femmes fans did not care for Dwight's music. Things went downhill quickly and the guitarist almost got in a fight with several fans.

    A few days later I went to see Siouxsie and the Banshees. Being a white suburban Mormon, I didn't have a lot of appropriate clothes, so I decided to wear the concert shirt I had bought at the Femmes' show and blue jeans. That was not a great decision, as I was the only person in the general admission area wearing white, or any color other than black. Plus this girl in front of me had very spiky hair that kept hitting me in the face. So all in all, not that enjoyable.

    I saw the B-52s at BYU, which was, I blelieve one of the last halfway decent bands to put on a show there. The crowd really liked "Your Own Private Idaho".

    Also while at BYU, I went up to SLC twice within a few weeks to see REM and Midnight Oil, which may the the most combined sanctimonious self-righteousness to which I have ever been exposed in a calendar month. Given that I spent six years at BYU, that is saying something. Both were good shows, though. Well, REM was a very good show. Midnight Oil was probably just an OK show, but when you are a student living in Provo, your standards tend to be grateful for anything you can get.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mpfunk View Post
    I regret missing out on that Smokin' Grooves concert in SLC. I did make the next year when George Clinton was on the tour, but the overall lineup that year just wasn't as good.
    Yep. George Clinton>>>>>Ziggy Marley, and I did meet DJ Muggs after the show in 97, but that tour also did an alternating opener of Brand New Heavies, the Pharcyde, and Outkast. Guess which one landed on Salt Lake?
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    I think my first concert without parents was The Connells at Salt Air. Opening act was 13 Engines.
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    First Concert was Rick Springfield with Tommy Shaw opening. I believe it was the Living in Oz tour. Concert was at The Salt Palace.

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    Quote Originally Posted by falafel View Post
    I think my first concert without parents was The Connells at Salt Air. Opening act was 13 Engines.
    was this in the mid 90s? I went to that, I think. For the "Ring" album?
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    Quote Originally Posted by TripletDaddy View Post
    was this in the mid 90s? I went to that, I think. For the "Ring" album?
    That's the one. 74/75!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Commando View Post
    Yep. George Clinton>>>>>Ziggy Marley, and I did meet DJ Muggs after the show in 97, but that tour also did an alternating opener of Brand New Heavies, the Pharcyde, and Outkast. Guess which one landed on Salt Lake?
    I was similarly pissed off. Although, I seem to remember the Brand New Heavies actually playing in SLC, but I could be wrong.
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    Quote Originally Posted by falafel View Post
    I think my first concert without parents was The Connells at Salt Air. Opening act was 13 Engines.
    Tim and I went to see Collective Soul at the Salt Air in August 1997. I got out of the car, and exclaimed in a loud voice, "HOLY SHIT! IT SMELLS LIKE ASS."

    A very pretty girl getting out of the car next to ours snapped back, playfully, with a giggle, "Not my ass!"

    Our curiosity piqued, I think Tim said something like, "I'll be the judge of that." She rolled her eyes and walked away, leaving us to use our other senses in a failed, but longingly long, synesthesia. The way she walked smelled like roses.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mpfunk View Post
    I was similarly pissed off. Although, I seem to remember the Brand New Heavies actually playing in SLC, but I could be wrong.
    haha that's why I was mad! there was a 66% chance of either seeing the Pharcyde or Outkast and we get BNH. Not that they were terrible, but just terribly boring to me compared to the rest of the lineup.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RC Vikings View Post
    My first concert was Neil Sedaka opening up for The Carpenters at Ricks College. Our scout troop got tickets and went to it. It was out of control.
    lol.

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    My first concert was Deep Purple in the Salt Palace. I was 13-14 years old. I think I was high for a couple of days from second-hand smoke. Rod Stewart was the warm-up act.
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    First concert was Bon Jovi "Slippery when Wet" Cinderella opened. Next was Iron Maiden, "Seventh Son" with Guns n Roses opening. Best concert that I have been to was Van Halen " Right Here, Right Now" at wolf mountain
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    I saw REM at the Delta Center during the Monster tour.

    I also saw Tom Petty there maybe a year later. I had to wait in line at Smiths for a wristband!
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    Will be seeing Keith Urban at the Grand Ol' Opry when in Nashville in a few weeks. I'm not sure if I should be excited about that or not. I am not a huge country fan, but I figure since I am not paying, I might as well go.


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    It would be awesome to see a show at the Grand Ol Opry.
    So Russell...what do you love about music? To begin with, everything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkGrace View Post
    It would be awesome to see a show at the Grand Ol Opry.
    I always wanted to see a show at Tonic in New York. I was extremely disappointed when it was closed down before I could.
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    My first concert was David Lee Roth in 88 or something. I was only 15 so my buddies and I rode the bus from Sandy to downtown SLC. My parents weren't thrilled with the idea but gave me my agency... after the "remember who you are speech".

    Other cool concerts:

    Rush, Presto Tour 1990, Salt Palace. Not a huge Rush fan anymore, but that was the best concert I've been to.

    Rage Against the Machine, 1996, Spanish Fork Fairgrounds. That was fun, the good folks of Spanish Fark were pretty freaked out about the whole thing.

    The Cult, 2001, Warfield in S.F. Cool venue for one of the most underrated/overlooked bands of the 80's.

    Sadly, that may be my last concert I've been to. Not much of a concert goer anymore. Wait, I did see VH at the Oakland Coliseum in 2004...horrible show, Eddie looked and played like shit. I prefer to remember the 1988 EVH.
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    Oh yes..


    I saw the Wu Tang Clan @ the Big Easy in Boise ten years ago or so. All the members were there except ODB, who was alive but in jail. They all did individual/solo sets and then combined like Voltron for about 10 Wu cuts.
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    First concert was Ted Nugent at the Salt Palace in 1978.

    Saw The Pogues in New York in 1987.

    Saw the Mighty Lemon Drops in SLC at the Palladium in 1990.

    Last concert was ABC at The Depot in SLC in '09.

    Lots of other shows in between these, including Oingo Boingo 22 times.
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    22 times?!

    That's got to be close to a board record for most times seeing one band. My record is 3 (Soul Coughing).
    So Russell...what do you love about music? To begin with, everything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by il Padrino Ute View Post

    Last concert was ABC at The Depot in SLC in '09.


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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkGrace View Post
    22 times?!

    That's got to be close to a board record for most times seeing one band. My record is 3 (Soul Coughing).
    I saw the Beastie Boys twice. That's the only band I've seen more than once.

    We're going to see the Pixies in Memphis next month. I think this is our first concert since we had kids. Yeah, our oldest is about to turn 10. So, it's been a decade.

    My first concert was the Eagles, Hell Freezes Over Tour at the Shoreline Ampitheatre.

    The most memorable concert would be the X96 Big Ass Show where I met Beck. (Which was almost as cool as seeing Pearl Jam with Parrothead.)

    I've been to a lot of big concerts, but I love the smaller shows. Built to Spill did a free show at the University of Utah. Elliott Smith at DV8. Both were a lot fun.
    What's to explain? It's a bunch of people, most of whom you've never met, who are just as likely to be homicidal maniacs as they are to be normal everyday people, with whom you share the minutiae of your everyday life. It's totally normal, and everyone would understand.

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    My first concert was the Melvins, the Breeders and Nirvana at the Weber County Fairgrounds in the fall of 93. Man the Breeders were terrible. I am glad that I went to that show though considering what happened to Nirvana a few months later.

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    Best concerts I've seen:

    U2 Elevation - Delta Center
    ZZ Top Afterburner - Salt Palace
    The Cult - 2001 (I think) Kingsbury Hall (Best concert I've seen with no stage show other than some lights)

    Metallica - whatever the name of the tour for the Black Album. Kirk Hammett joked about Family Home Evening. Delta Center

    Styx Return to Paradise - David O' McKay Events Center
    Howard Jones Dream into Action - Park West
    Iron Maiden Reunion tour with Bruce - Aladin Hotel Concert Hall
    Dixie Chicks - Delta Center

    I know there are more but I'm drawing a blank.

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    Men at Work/Plimsouls at the Salt Palace.
    Jethro Tull - snuck into the SP with a fork and knife
    Ziggy Marley
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    First concert: Tim McGraw at the height of the Indian Outlaw period

    Others: Boston, Stevie Nicks
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    Milli Vanilli with special guest Young MC @ Irvine Meadows.

    Boom!

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    Jurassic 5 up at the U student center. That was a good show.
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