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  • Boomtown Rats fan
    Boomtown Rats fan concert review for Boomtown Rats in Sophia Gardens, Cardiff on Wed, 31 Oct 1979

    I'm from N.ireland and was undergoing training at RAF St. Athens. I remember a mate and I bought tickets from a ticket tout outside the venue. My second concert after Darts at Portrush. I was only eighteen. Anyway, it was epic. Fingers was drinking beer from a half pint can which he passed out to the crowd and I got to drink from it. Can you imagine! The stage as I remember was set up with scaffolding with the members at different levels. Bought a tee shirt. Fine Art Of Surfacing. Wore it to death. Great night. It's a Rat trap Cardiff and you're been caught.

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  • Lords of the New Church fan
    Lords of the New Church fan concert review for Lords of the New Church in Hammersmith Palais, London on Sun, 11 Aug 1985

    first gig i went to in the UK, travelled to London at 15 to see music. Still have the ticket stub if anyone is interested. i loved it. felt important. as a canadian.

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  • The Clash fan
    The Clash fan concert review for The Clash in Golden Hall, San Diego on Sat, 12 Jun 1982

    One of my favorite concerts of all time. Mosh pit was huge. I worked my way to within a foot of the stage standing right under Mick Jones. I had not heard their new album Combat Rock yet (it had come out a month earlier), and was blown away hearing live the new songs. I especially remember Rock the Casbah, Straight to Hell, and especially Should I Stay or Should I Go. It was almost a religious experience.

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  • Janis Joplin fan
    Janis Joplin fan concert review for Janis Joplin in University of Tennessee, Knoxville on Sat, 08 Nov 1969

    I attended this concert. That date was Homecoming at University of Tennessee. The concert was incredible. No One at the concert sat down in their seat during the entire concert
    This was quite a different voice and style during those year. The place was electric. I wore a navy blue long sleeve dress (very short) and baby doll navy flat shoes. Everyone dressed up for the ballgame and the concert
    An awesome memory

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  • Deep Purple fan
    Deep Purple fan concert review for Deep Purple in Mercatorhalle Duisburg im City Palais, Duisburg on Mon, 30 Nov 1970

    Wir sassen damals noch auf Sitzplätzen vor der Bühne wie im Theater. Ich war 17 und hatte einen guten Platz in der 3. Reihe Mitte und es war mein 1. Besuch eines Rock Konzertes. Ich habe danach noch sehr viele gute Rockkonzerte bekannter Bands besucht, doch dieses war und ist für mich unvergesslich. Diese Atmosphäre habe ich später nicht mehr erlebt.

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  • Pink Floyd fan
    Pink Floyd fan concert review for Pink Floyd in The Autostade, Montreal on Thu, 26 Jun 1975

    My wife was at this concert (before we were married), and she wasn't even a fan. She was dragged there by a group of friends who were fans. She even got ground-level seats. "I knew them, I just didn't care." Anyway, she doesn't remember the concert, except for the moment she noticed a fire. "Oh look, there's a fire," she thought. That was the last rock concert at the Autostade. 'The fire' engulfed the Autostade, bonfires spring up here and there, and everyone got the hell out. It's a wonder Pink Floyd ever came to the city again.

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  • Dire Straits fan
    Dire Straits fan concert review for Dire Straits in Capitol Theatre, Aberdeen on Sun, 07 Dec 1980

    Promoting their ‘Making Movies’ album the band appeared in Aberdeen to the apptoval of their many northern fans. Buses were run from the outlying provinces to fill the Capitol theatre to near capacity. The new material was duly played to an appreciative if seated audience; not until their early standards were blasted out did the rush to the stage take place and several encores produced to demand by a boisterous but good natured crowd. Eventually the clamour subsided as the back-catalogue was depleted and people dispersed to catch trains, buses or lifts home. The highlight of the night had to be ‘Romeo & Juliet’ in near total darkness, with the spotlight reflecting off Knopfler’s resonator guitar into the crowd, the silent crowd hanging on every phrase and pause before the band joining in and swelling the sound.

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  • Talk Talk fan
    Talk Talk fan concert review for Talk Talk in Nick Rayns LCR, Norwich on Fri, 12 Nov 1982

    I was 25 when I attended this show at East Anglia University in 1982. It was a sparse crowd. I recall standing directly in front of Mark Hollis, mesmerized, as he sang in his passionate and yearning voice. The fretless bass and pounding rhythms were trance inducing. I was hooked right from the start. All they had to offer at this time was their first album. So, they played their popular single Talk Talk twice…to lengthen their show. I didn’t mind as I didn’t want the evening to end. The memory of Hollis standing and singing, totally unphased, as the skinheads standing next to me spat up at him remains indelible, as does all memories of of Talk Talk and Mark Hollis music I have taken with me in the soundtrack of my life. A absolute brilliant introduction in 1982 to a brilliant musical mind and well crafted band that ultimately had so much more to offer.

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  • Ted Nugent fan
    Ted Nugent fan concert review for Ted Nugent in Summer Jam II 1982 festival, Kansas City on Sun, 15 Aug 1982

    I am a lifelong resident of JACO Missouri. I believe this was the concert with over 80K watts and a day or two later they found dead fish in ponds near Raytown Mo, The vibrations killed the fish. I was there!! I was 25 yo!

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  • Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young fan
    Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young fan concert review for Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young in Avicii Arena, Stockholm on Thu, 16 Jun 2005

    An unforgettable concert, one of the best I've seen in my life. They played all the songs you want to hear and at the end of the concert we danced in front of the stage✌️

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  • The Yardbirds fan
    The Yardbirds fan concert review for The Yardbirds in Raith Ballroom, Kirkcaldy on Fri, 08 Jul 1966

    I am now 75 years young seems like it was yesterday I was at the raith to see yardbirds time flys

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  • The Yardbirds fan
    The Yardbirds fan concert review for The Yardbirds in Danceland Ballroom, Cedar Rapids on Sat, 18 Dec 1965

    My brother and I wanted to see the Yardbirds but we didn't have money so we helped the roadies load in, then we hid under the stage and when we crawled out we were in the midst of the band they let us stay backstage till the ballroom filled up.
    A great group of guys and musicians one of the best shows ever..

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  • INXS fan
    INXS fan concert review for INXS in Theatre of Living Arts (TLA), Philadelphia on Thu, 20 May 1993

    Amazing and unforgettable!

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  • Alice in Chains fan
    Alice in Chains fan concert review for Alice in Chains in The Masquerade, Atlanta on Tue, 17 Nov 1992

    One of the best sounding shows I ever attended. Their album Dirt had just come out 2 weeks before this show, so they were still somewhat unknown. Layne Staley had a broken leg and couldn't move around, but I think that made him better focus on his singing. Jerry Cantrell was standing behind me in line to get a drink, and I bought him a Jack and Coke.

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  • John Denver fan
    John Denver fan concert review for John Denver in Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne on Wed, 23 Nov 1977

    I was expecting #3 in 1977. We now have 5 kids, 16 grandkids...they ALL love John Denver. The concert was amazing, John was amazing. Miss him so much.

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  • Beastie Boys fan
    Beastie Boys fan concert review for Beastie Boys in Tivoli Theatre, Dublin on Sat, 11 Jun 1994

    Amazing loud gig, ringing in my ears for weeks after! Il Communication tour, pure raw energy from band and audience. support act Scary Eire.

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  • Eric Clapton fan
    Eric Clapton fan concert review for Eric Clapton in Araneta Coliseum, Quezon City on Sun, 18 Nov 1979

    I was there on that very memorable day . I got the ticket from a scalpel because tickets were all sold out so, I took a chance buying just to see one of my guitar heroes. I almost got jailed for having a long hair. For there's a bunch of drug busting guys inside the theater and I was one who they grab who's sporting a shoulder length hair. They put me in a room full of guys with long hair and the stupidest thing to think that we are all drug addicts. Luckily I thought of bribing that one guy 50 bucks which is a big deal those days. A minute before the show starts I got outta there and sprint running to my seat where fans are all screaming when the man EC came out with his blackie Fender guitar. Wow! It is just an awesome ???????? feeling in the world for me as a blues guitarist myself to hear and see him play live. I never told my wife about this for I saved money without her knowledge just for that big event. It is the very first time that I watched a live concert. Never forgot that feeling up this day especially when I hear the songs Layla and Cocaine with those strat sound guitar riff intros. Why a trip man!

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  • Nathan Carter fan
    Nathan Carter fan concert review for Nathan Carter in Ballykeeffe Amphitheatre, Kilkenny on Fri, 12 Jun 2015

    Fantastic gig in a stunning venue

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  • The Cramps fan
    The Cramps fan concert review for The Cramps in Hyde Park, Osnabrück on Tue, 15 Apr 1986

    The Show was really amazing! I can remember it due it's nearly 40 years ago. I myself was 17 at this time and they played a hot setlist. The Hyde Park in Osnabrück is compared to other places where they played 1986 for example Paradiso in Amsterdam on 3rd April 1986, 12 days before, ouit small. So ist was packed and hot! A good Show, Lux was doing his thing and the people went crazy, me too. Ahh it was so good! R'n'R back in the 80's.

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  • Stevie Ray Vaughan fan
    Stevie Ray Vaughan fan concert review for Stevie Ray Vaughan in University of Maine, Orono on Fri, 08 Apr 1988

    Directly across center front row balcony!

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  • Olivia Newton-John fan
    Olivia Newton-John fan concert review for Olivia Newton-John in Tomorrowland Stage, Disneyland, Anaheim on Tue, 11 Jun 1974

    Olivia was a brand new rock star with a little C & W feel. My girlfriend and I were standing in the front line by the stage and Olivia was no more than 20 feet from me. She was gorgeous and sang beautifully. Very memorable!

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  • John Denver fan
    John Denver fan concert review for John Denver in Rockhampton Music Bowl, Rockhampton on Wed, 23 Nov 1994

    I took my young children and husband to this concert, meeting up with my sister and her family. John was in fine voice and, as usual, put on a perfect concert. Pin dropping silence while he sang, thunderous applause when he finished the song. If I close my eyes, I can still see and here that magnificent voice. A master-class of guitar skills and voice.

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  • John Denver fan
    John Denver fan concert review for John Denver in Sheffield City Hall, Sheffield on Thu, 17 Mar 1994

    Seeing John Denver in Sheffield 1994 was one of the best nights I have ever had. Just sat listening to him tonight and reminiscing of that perfect night. He was absolutely fantastic. I can’t believe only three years later he died. God rest his soul ❤️

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  • The Specials fan
    The Specials fan concert review for The Specials in Hammersmith Palais, London on Mon, 06 Oct 1980

    First ever concert aged 16..great gig..went on to see hundreds of bands after this whet my appetite. Lasting memory was one of the band climbing up the speaker stack to the tune of "Monkey Man"

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  • Bruce Springsteen fan
    Bruce Springsteen fan concert review for Bruce Springsteen in Ottawa Civic Centre, Ottawa on Sat, 24 Jan 1981

    What? No reviews yet? My buddies and I were there . Over forty years ago but I remember it like it was yesterday. We were lucky to get tickets. They were only available by mail and one of us stood in line at the main Ottawa post office to drop in our requests and money orders at midnight of opening sales day. Only four tickets per order. We got a ride to Ottawa and it was cold as hell that night. The Civic Center was packed, sold out. Our seats were so high up in the nose bleeds, I could touch the ceiling. Bruce was a bit late, but when they hit the stage, Wow! I could feel the concrete bouncing under our seats under the weight of everyone jumping up and down . I thought the building was going to collapse during Cadillac Ranch. It was a long show, the set list is available on line. I ran into a fella a few weeks later who waited outside the stage door and Bruce came out and signed his copy of Darkness. Too cold for me. I keep in touch with my high school buddies . Everyone's life gets a few highlights. We all agree that was one of ours.

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  • Vixen fan
    Vixen fan concert review for Vixen in Crest Theatre - Sacramento, Sacramento on Sun, 20 Jan 1991

    Amazing show! While singing rock me Janet had to say this is a family event because we were not saying rock me lol definitely at the top of their game in the music world and should’ve been a headliner

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  • The Wannadies fan
    The Wannadies fan concert review for The Wannadies in Plaza, Glasgow on Thu, 19 Oct 1995

    I came to watch Sleeper as they were the headline act but The Wannadies were the standout group on the night. I left the gig and went straight to Tower Records to buy their album and have been playing it off and on for the last 27 years. They were so good live.

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  • Stevie Ray Vaughan fan
    Stevie Ray Vaughan fan concert review for Stevie Ray Vaughan in Aragon Ballroom, Chicago on Fri, 07 Sep 1984

    I was there. Albert Collins was like a brooding black cat with his guitar slung. SRV was awesome doing his Hendrix stuff that night. The beer concession served beer in large tub sized containers. Clouds of smoke. SRV and Albert Collins jamming together. Big fat guy stage dived and flattened a small crowd. A riot!

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  • Paul Simon fan
    Paul Simon fan concert review for Paul Simon in Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View on Sun, 17 Jun 2001

    This was an AMAZING concert, #2 on my all-time list of live concerts. Beautiful day, not a speck of fog, and Simon was into it. A great set list. And so many encores!!! He would have kept singing until he was hoarse, but at the end, his band members glared at him (after all those encores) and he decided to bring the concert to an end. Such a great singer/composer/songwriter/performer.

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  • Fleetwood Mac fan
    Fleetwood Mac fan concert review for Fleetwood Mac in Wembley Stadium, London on Sat, 01 Sep 1990

    Fabulous, fabulous concert, lasting all afternoon and all night into the early hours, sitting on the pitch with a very boozy picnic. Greatest memory is Mick Fleetwood, drum pads hidden in his shirt, doing a 10 minute drum solo on his chest; worst memory is the utter chaos trying to get out of the car park!

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