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21: Best Shows Ever
My Top 10

My Top 10

Funny thing, my top 10 concert list looks a lot like Paco’s! The usual suspects only the venues have changed. These are really in no particular order… Radiohead @ the Gorge at George Luna @ the Showbox R.E.M. @ Bumbershoot then the follow up private show at the Crocodile Cafe. Catherine Wheel @ What was...

Going to Hell Again…..Welcome to Hell Again…

One of the conveniences of our new house is being so close to a new, major outdoor ampitheater. We saw coldplay there last summer and was anxious to check out the summer concert season. First up, Nine Inch Nails with supporting act, Bauhaus. Yes, Bauhaus. We determined we had to see this regardless of how...

Lady….Yes, Bird

This past Saturday morning began the odyssey that will be known as Download festival 2005, A.K.A.-Festivus (in honor of the Seinfeld episode) The day began nicely enough, I drove to Paco’s house at about 7:30am, we drank some coffee, and departed for SF, and Shoreline amphitheatre. We had tickets to the download festival, which consisted...

The Top 10

Ok, I have to nail down my top shows ever to finalize this topic for me… Here goes… with a blurb about each show. 1. Catherine Wheel 1993 @ Slims , San Francisco – Jaime… was this not the best show we have EVER seen? I know it would be in your top 5 for...

Show us your nuts…

One of the best, most memorable shows ever was seeing the Stone Roses with Eduardo and his girlfriend, now wife. The Stone Roses for some reason epitomized about 4 years of our lives. Between listening to their first album almost daily, and waiting for their second album they became almost the sound track to our...

The EDGE

The first two real shows I saw after my Eddie Money experience happened several years later. I was in high school, had gleaned some different music tastes from my friends, and had been prodded by Jaimenacho to take in a live show some time. We had tried to see Electronic down at the Warfield, but...

Fire and Ice

Totally random show – must have been 1998 or so. My sister came up from Eugene and I had bought tickets to go see the annual winter/christmas rock show that gets packaged by the local alternative rock station every year. The year before they had The Cure and I missed that so I decided check...

An evening with Chris Martin and the Big Bomber

Just saw Coldplay a couple of weeks ago – it was the the first real outing for the wife and me in over a year. Totally amazing show, but a rough night. I was thinking it would be good, but lackluster – totally wrong. First of all, I was dead sick – got a wicked...

Pleasure, wearing leather…

The first concert I attended with a band I actually liked at the time was Depeche Mode in 1990. Violator had just been released, and was getting some serious play in my car. Jason told me tickets were avaialable, and we should go..so Jason, his sister, Aaron, and I all went to see Depeche Mode...

Not the best, but certainly the most fun.

It wasn’t the best show ever, heck… this band will never be mistaken for great musicians, (well… Paul’s Boutique was pretty ground breaking) but the most fun I ever had at a show was easily the Beastie Boys show I saw in the summer of 1995. Jaimenacho and I scored some tickets to their show...

Walk, Don’t Run…

The earliest memorable “concert” experience that I can remember having was back in the mid 80’s, when my dad was president of the local Optimists chapter (which is a lot like the Rotary Club). They did all kinds of stuff around the community, and organized fundraisers to help disadvantaged kids in one way or another....

Take Me Home Tonight!

Everybody has a first show… mine was Eddie Money. I was in 6th or 7th grade, and back then the “coolest” radio station in town was B94 FM. It was the “rock” station in town, and all the cool kids listened to it. Anyways, I remember listening to it one afternoon and the DJ came...