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    Grateful Dead...11 times. Two of the shows were back-to-back and traveled with a friend to the shows. The one where I "got on the bus" (aka finally sunk in how the Dead worked!) was at Indiana University in Bloomington in October 1977.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 61996 View Post
    Ha!
    This one was at Nassau Coliseum. The Band; Robbie Robertson, Levon Helm and crew.
    Wife and I had 4th row seats.
    Pretty crazy.
    Ha- I went to see the Dead there probably in the 70's (1970's not MY 70's) and security took my wine at check in. Sounds like you had a GREAT show- though that's a pretty large venue- unless you're in the fourth row!!

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    Roger Mcguinn at the Coach House in San Juan Capistrano 1991
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    Seems like Bill Maher has been thinking about Grammy oddities. Here he pokes fun of some of those oddities.

    Specifically not embedded to protect those that have lost their humor about such things.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U4C4pLq5r1w

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    Quite a few over the years...

    Most memorable was one of my first ones back in the mid 70's at the "old" NDSU Fieldhouse seeing Elvin Bishop and REO Speedwagon.
    Saw the Doobie Bros. a year later at the "new" NDSU Fieldhouse.
    These stand out because I was still in high school, and very impressed hearing these groups live.
    Growing up in the middle of nowhere in NoDak doesn't give you a lot of options, unless you wanted to drive to the Twin Cities of MN.

    Over the years, I have seen the Doobies a total of 3 other times, and have always enjoyed them. I was also lucky enough to see Johnny Winter 3 times over the years.

    My absolute favorite was probably seeing Rush several years ago here at the XCEL Center. It was unbelievable the music they produced.

    Also impressed by the Rolling Stones this past winter. The fact that Mick and Keith could still do what they do and still produce a decent performance is unbelievable, IMHO.

    As I started to post this, I started remembering all the shows I've seen. It's been quite a few. I don't think there have been any that I could say that I didn't like.
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    In the 1970s in Oklahoma City at the Myriad ... an oldies show.

    Chuck Berry
    Bo Diddly
    Shirelles
    probably more I've forgotten

    The Glenn Miller Orchestra in the Onion Barn in Ft. Morgan was pretty cool, too.
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    Cleo Laine and Johnny Dankworth in London, or maybe Pavarotti at Charleston SC Spoleto in 1976, or Bela Fleck with Tony Trishka, or.....

    How do you choose?

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    Saw all the greats, back in the (old-timer )day, but the most memorable for this (then 19) lad was Ike and Tina Turner Revue with the Ike-ettes opening for the Stones. WOW What a show!

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    Got to see the great B.B. King on his 80th birthday north of Detroit.

    As great as the music was his storytelling between sets was just as entertaining. Seemed like the kind of guy you'd see sitting on a porch on a hot summer night, and would want you to come on over to share some tales. Too bad he's gone.

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    Ah, live music!

    Some of my favorites (I can't pick just one!):

    My first concert - Three Dog Night at the Boston Garden (the old one). Had a BLAST! I think I was the typical infatuated teen-ager when I saw them. That was also my first ever date with a guy.

    Bonnie Raitt - numerous times, the last three at Hampton Beach Casino in NH.

    Joe Bonamassa - numerous times in Boston, once at Red Rocks and seeing him again at Red Rocks in August.

    CSNY - in 2000 right after Graham Nash was just out of PT from having broken both legs in boating accident. Neil Young absolutely tore the place up. The trains were closed by the time they were done which meant that 40,000+ people were trying to get a cab all at the same time.

    Eric Clapton - Early 80's, Boston Garden (the old one). The place absolutely rocked!!

    Ry Cooder - a couple of years ago at Tupelo Music Hall in NH. Great show!

    Keb' Mo' - LOVE this guy and his music! Seeing him in late June again.

    Dead and Co. - numerous times now. I came late to the party 'cause I was raising a kid thru the 80's, 90's and 2000's. I LOVE these guys too.

    One of the worst concerts I saw was Allman Brothers sometime in the 90's I think. Greg was about 20 sheets to the wind and one of his kids was doing lead guitar. I was really disappointed. The t-shirt I bought fell apart within a couple years, too.

    I'll hush up now.........

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    Quote Originally Posted by braddog View Post
    Most memorable was one of my first ones back in the mid 70's at the "old" NDSU Fieldhouse seeing Elvin Bishop and REO Speedwagon.
    Saw the Doobie Bros. a year later at the "new" NDSU Fieldhouse.
    These stand out because I was still in high school, and very impressed hearing these groups live.
    Growing up in the middle of nowhere in NoDak doesn't give you a lot of options, unless you wanted to drive to the Twin Cities of MN.

    Over the years, I have seen the Doobies a total of 3 other times, and have always enjoyed them. I was also lucky enough to see Johnny Winter 3 times over the years.

    My absolute favorite was probably seeing Rush several years ago here at the XCEL Center. It was unbelievable the music they produced.

    Also impressed by the Rolling Stones this past winter. The fact that Mick and Keith could still do what they do and still produce a decent performance is unbelievable, IMHO.

    As I started to post this, I started remembering all the shows I've seen. It's been quite a few. I don't think there have been any that I could say that I didn't like.
    I saw REO many, many times in the early 70s at the Red Lion Inn in Champaign, Illinois after they started charging a fifty cent cover I did not see them very often.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 179212 View Post
    I saw REO many, many times in the early 70s at the Red Lion Inn in Champaign, Illinois after they started charging a fifty cent cover I did not see them very often.
    Ha! I saw them at both the Red Lion and at Chances R in Champaign. Both of those bars used to get all of the up and coming bands of the time.
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    Reo

    Saw them at chances r also, from summer of 71 to summer of 72 I had an apartment on the northeast corner of First and Healy it was almost equidistant to the two bars only a couple of paces different

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    Quote Originally Posted by 179212 View Post
    Saw them at chances r also, from summer of 71 to summer of 72 I had an apartment on the northeast corner of First and Healy it was almost equidistant to the two bars only a couple of paces different
    Funny story...after college, I left the Central Illinois area to start my career. A few years later, I was back in the area visiting family and an old college buddy and I decided to to meet up for a beer at Chances R and talk about the old days. We walked into the place, up to the bar and ordered a beer. As we're sitting and chatting, we realized the guys were dancing with the guys and the girls were dancing with the girls...it had become a gay bar.
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    Attended a Guess Who concert at the Chicago Auditorium in 1970, was great! Also attended the 3 day rock festival at Goose Lake, Michigan in1970. But my favorite was a Bob Seger Concert at Northern Michigan University in the winter of 69. Hitch-hiked from Houghton, MI. To Marquette for that one. Ride back was in the back seat of a convertible with no rear window and it was 10 degrees out..and in.
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