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Tuesday, October 01, 2002


Stereotypical Blog List #42: Concerts

Driving home today, the radio announced that Korn and Disturbed were coming to Frisco soon... if I can find someone else who'll go, I'm definately gonna try and get tickets. We'll see. Anyway, the announcement made me think back to some of my favorite concert experiences (and some of my least favorite). I'm sure I'm forgetting some, but here my top 5:

5) Blink 182 - Electric Factory: While I've been to a couple more punk shows since then, this was my first, and I had a great time, experiencing my first mosh pit... nearly lost my glasses. Anyway, I'll admit the whole night afterwards is what added to the experience. If I remember correctly, I went with three people, and ended up leaving with 7. And somehow ended up driving into New Jersey with my clown car. There's also a little deal with a cop and sneaking onto the bridge. I'll leave that to others to comment on if they want.

4) Aerosmith - E-Centre: In the immortal words of Beavis & Butthead, 'Aerosmith are the kings of rock, there are none higher'. Man, I've seen them, what, 3 or four times, and they never disappoint. Any time they perform pretty much any song from Get a Grip, I am utterly enthralled. Of course, there were two moments that defined the night: the first was two of my best friends nearly coming to blows shortly after meeting for the first time... and of course, the second is the immortal phrase, "I've smoked just enough to be hungry"... trust me, it's still something me and my friends laugh over.

3) Dave Matthews Band w/ Santana - Veteran's Stadium: DMB puts on a dynamite show, everytime. It's that simple... how one cannot become completely mesmerized during every song, I have no idea. Add in the occassional appearance of Carlos Santana, most memorably a 20 minute rendition of "All Along The Watchtower", and it gets even better. Also, add to the fact there was about 50,000 other fans there, it's was truly memorable.

2) U2 w/ No Doubt - Las Vegas: Truthfully I never thought I'd see U2 live. Never really held much appeal to me, it was always Tommy-Boy and Red's bag... but man, being down in The Heart, it doesn't get much better. Even the songs I'm not a fan of (such as my utter distaste for "One") had me completely enthralled the entire time. Plus, No Doubt totally rocked the house to open it up. If I could think of one drawback, it was having to deal with Lushy and Kate bicker back and forth in line for 10 hours...

1) Barenaked Ladies - New Year's Eve '98-'99: I can admit, the seats I got for all my friends and I weren't the best. In fact they're probably the worst seast I've ever had for a concert... Doesn't matter though, I don't think I'll have as good a time at a concert than this one. If you know me, you know how much I love Barenaked Ladies (I'm sure there's a joke there, but I won't make it), I've seen them 7 times so far (8 more til' I'm in the band Fry!), and this concert eclipsed them all. The crowning moment? Steven Page crooning the most amazing rendition "Memory" from the musical Cats.

Now, what about the Crapfest's of Time I'll Never Get Back? Not too many of them surprisingly. I need to think about a few... look for the list tomorrow.

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