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    Concerts you would risk time travel to see

    Bob Marley at the Lyceum, 1975
    Dylan at Newport
    Allman Brothers at the Fillmore
    Elvis anywhere on his first tour, 1956
    Sly and the Family Stone, Woodstock
    Clash at the Academy of Music
    Stones anywhere on the Gimme Shelter tour before Altamont
    Beatles on a good night in Hamburg

    ......

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    76 Winterland.

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    Cornell 77'. Cliche, but real.
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    I was there blue windowpane. leon was never the same after that show.
    off your knees Louie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benny Profane View Post
    Elvis anywhere on his first tour, 1956
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    Elvis played at the local high school in my mom's hometown in texas, probably that year. She and her friends went to see the concert and left before elvis came on because it wasn't country music. \facepalm

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    Led zeppelin, madison square garden, 1973, song remains the same
    Jimi hendrix, monterrey, 1967. Famous guitar fire concert.
    Black sabbath, anywhere 1970.
    Baroness, bad bonn ch, 2010. I'd like to relive that show over and over.

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    First, I'd jump quite a ways into the future with my rickety old time machine, and trade it in for a brand new one with extended warranty....so I wouldn't have to worry.

    Then, first stop:

    Woodstock 1969...ALL of it. Hendrix; Janis Joplin; Santana; The Who; Joan Baez; Joe Cocker; Crosby Stills and Nash; Creedence Clearwater Revival; Arlo Guthrie; Sly and the Family Stone; Jefferson Airplane; the Greatful Dead.

    Are you kiding me? I'd have to be a nut to miss that!


    Next stop:

    Concert in the Park, Simon and Garfunkel
    Central Park, New York, New York. 500,000 lucky fans !!!
    September 1981


    Third stop:

    ...Anywhere and anywhen to see the Rolling Stones perfom in the mid-seventies or early eighties.


    4th stop:

    Pink Floyd....any concert during the eighties....after the Wall had debuted.

    5th stop:

    Kurt Cobain and Krist Novosilic practicing in various garages with their young band Pen Cap Chew. Just to see what it was like.

    No other stops needed.

    Except maybe to pop in and have a cuppa joe with W. Amade Mozart as he works on his last score...the Requiem. Maybe give him some pointers.

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    Woodstock

    Any Stones set before Some Girls
    Doors before Jim Started losing it
    Beatles before their first American tour
    Talking Heads Stop Making Sense tour ( cause it was so damn good the first time)
    Bob Marley
    Altamont
    Monterey pop festival with Jimmy on stage
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    Also SRV at Montreux in '85

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    Quote Originally Posted by OSECS View Post
    Altamont

    You sick bastard. (Big grin emoitcon I have no idea how to do it on a phone)
    Last edited by Benny Profane; 08-05-2012 at 02:27 PM.

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    Cool

    Quote Originally Posted by Benny Profane View Post
    You sick bastard. (Big grin emoticon I have no idea how to do it on a phone)
    Yeah, just don't want to be any where near the front of the stage or be hanging with the Hells Angels.......
    "You damn colonials and your herds of tax write off dressage ponies". PNWBrit

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    Quote Originally Posted by OSECS View Post
    Yeah, just don't want to be any where near the front of the stage or be hanging with the Hells Angels.......
    Nope, it probably really sucked back 50 rows. A lot of stoners and trippers going, whoa, wtf? The front was where the action was. Thanks to the Mayles, we were there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benny Profane View Post
    Nope, it probably really sucked back 50 rows. A lot of stoners and trippers going, whoa, wtf? The front was where the action was. Thanks to the Mayles, we were there.
    Really ? You definitely need to do a TR. I've read loTs of accounts. One of The best ones was in a book on the Stones, can't remember the name, but they spent a good deal of time describing the whole day.
    "You damn colonials and your herds of tax write off dressage ponies". PNWBrit

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    The Doors on a good night before the second album.

    Maybe The Jimi Hendrix Experience in London before he broke big.

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    I got to see Allman brothers at the Fillmore and the Simon and Garfunkel concert in central park.

    Both good picks.

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    Woodstock and Goose Lake if merely for the purple barrels.

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    Lots of great shows already listed.

    Sex pistols, june 4, 1976 at Manchester's Lesser Free Trade Center if only to see who was really there!

    Velvet Underground at a Warhol party or Lou Reed December 21 1973 when they recorded Rock 'n' Roll Animal

    Talking Heads Stop Making Sense, one of the 3 nights they were filming. Seemed to be when the band was at their peak, although I would take an early night at CBGBs or Maxs Kansas City.

    A Clash concert, no idea what would have been best but I missed seeing them.

    And for the way back machine, franz liszt in Berlin 1841. I want to experience Lisztomania.....

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    Van Halen 1984 Inglewood
    Miles Davis 1970 Cellar Door (live evil)
    John Coltrane Village Vanguard 1961
    Converge 2001 Montreal L'X (was there just want to see it again)
    Rush 1981 Montreal (because Exit Stage Left is the greatest)
    Faith No More 1992 (anywhere)
    Slayer 1986 (anywhere on the US leg of that tour)
    Ahmad Jamal 1958 at the Pershing

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    Think I'm gonna need the extended warranty on that TM

    Rush - Massey Hall, Toronto, Caress Of Steel Tour 1975
    Mahavishnu Orchestra w/original lineup, Cobham & Hammer, 1972
    Rainbow w/Dio - Rising US Tour 1976
    Riot - 1981
    Jimi in Berkeley
    Journey - New Years Eve at the Cow Palace 1975 (Pre-Perry!)
    Scorpions w/Uli Roth - 1977
    Thin Lizzy w/Gary Moore - 1974
    Colosseum II - 1977
    Iron Maiden - Japan Tour 1981 (Pre-Bruce)
    Black Sabbath - Vol 4 Tour
    Montrose - Anywhere the original lineup played a full headlining set
    UFO - Lights Out Tour w/Schenker
    The Who - Live At Leeds show era
    Led Zep - Japan Tour Sep 71
    Led Zep - LA Forum June 77
    Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here Tour 1975
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    Paganini
    Hank Williams, Sr
    Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys
    Durango Reinhardt
    Hot Fives and Hot Sevens
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    My favorite top 5 concerts that I have been at.

    Led Zeppelin, Madison Square Garden 1973
    Rolling Stones, Madison Square Garden, 1975
    Rolling Stones, Paradiso, Amsterdam 1995
    Elton John, MSG, Thanksgiving night, 1974 (John Lennon too)
    Frank Zappa, Capital Theatre, Halloween, 1978


    HONORABLE MENTIONS:
    The Clash, Roseland, 1982?
    Lynyrd Skynyrd, Miami Sportotorium, 1977, 3 days before the plane crash
    Grateful Dead and Allman Bros., too many times up and down the east coast between 1974 and 1985.
    Outlaws and Pure Parie League, Bicentennial Park, 1977
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    Bob Marley, Dortmund 1980

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    I'd just like to hit a Replacements show at 1st Ave, any time from 84-89. I made a lot of them and I'd like to go back to hear them live one more time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rideit View Post
    Cornell 77'. Cliche, but real.
    Quote Originally Posted by BFD View Post
    I was there blue windowpane. leon was never the same after that show.
    I wuz there, too! My first Dead show and it was as good as they say.


    Saw a lot of great shows, but one I'd go back to was Joe Cocker at The Channel in Boston or the Stones at Sir Morgans Cove.
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