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  posted on 12/6/2009 at 08:29 AM
my choice Nickelback thought they were going to rock the house ,but were off
 
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  posted on 12/6/2009 at 08:37 AM
Went to see the Faux Four, at the State Theatre in New Brunswick, NJ, with my wife. This a group of NY musicians who do Beatle songs. Excellent musicianship, showmanship, but the sound at this venue was absolutely the worst I ever heard. The only thing coming through the speakers was the droning of the bass and drums. Could hardly make out vocals, keys, guitars. We sat about 10 row up in the balcony.
 

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  posted on 12/6/2009 at 08:38 AM
It's been so long ago, but in 72 or 73 went to Charleston,WV to see Uriah Heep. Manford Mann opened and were pretty darn good.
After the Heep set started it took about 2 songs and we were out in the parking lot looking for the rest of some 6 or so that came with us(we all piled into the back of a Ford Econoline).
My buddy and I were surprised to find everybody waiting for us!

 

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  posted on 12/6/2009 at 08:47 AM
Marty Stuart about 2 years ago. Expected him to be great, but he sucked.

Rory Block about 5 years ago. Same thing.

 

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  posted on 12/6/2009 at 08:52 AM
Robert Cray when he opened up for Steve Winwood back in 1991. Cray was pathetic. He didn't even play Smoking Gun and was off the stage in less than an hour (thank god!). Fortunately, Steve Rocked!

 

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  posted on 12/6/2009 at 09:21 AM
Aretha Franklin two years ago at Radio City. She sucked and looked like an overstuffed sausage in a too tight dress.

 

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  posted on 12/6/2009 at 10:17 AM
Anita Baker at Jones Beach a few years back. The set was short and there were inexcusable sound problems throughout the show (mike feedback for one, I mean, come on!) Still love her stuff though.
 

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  posted on 12/6/2009 at 10:26 AM
Bob Dylan Cincy back in, maybe, 2002(?) - Kenny Wayne Shepherd opened and I know the singer of that band - he got the 'key to the city' from the mayor. Bob came on, we left after 4 songs and went to Stanleys to watch Jason Dennie.

I've seen Bob where he crushed but he sure didn't that night, imo.

And, yes, Aretha looks disgusting - and it sounds like she was a real B!tch at the RRHOF 25th Celebration...quite demanding.

 

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  posted on 12/6/2009 at 10:50 AM
Runner Up - Neil Young (Greendale) at Jones Beach. Neil is one of my all time faves; I know others loved this record. The crowd was so stunned that it was like the "Springtime for Hitler" bit in the Producers

Winner - Judy Collins circa 1975 at Saratoga. She was into her "whale sounds" stage. Two hours of sleep inducing boredom. Finally sang "Both Sides Now" The audience awoke for the first time and started clapping. She waved them off - telling all to stop

 

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  posted on 12/6/2009 at 10:53 AM
Eric Clapton, September 74.
My 16th birthday, sitting on the 9th row at Nassau. I was stoked.

Put it this way, during Badge, EC tried to play a solo, stopped in the middle, looked over at George Terry and shook his head.

 

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  posted on 12/6/2009 at 11:01 AM
Led Zeppelin 1975 Chicago Stadium, Plant was sick and lost his voice, rest of the band was coked out and looked like they were ready to kick the bucket. Needless to say the band was never in sync and it was hideous and atrocious. I was really bummed.

 

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  posted on 12/6/2009 at 11:22 AM
I've seen bands and artists have nights where some of the energy may have been missing, but as far as truly dissapointing, 3 come to mind, Aerosmith '78, so loud, sloppy and distorted, I really had trouble understanding what song they were playing, luckily openning act AC/DC saved that night. After seeing Def Leppard open for Ozzy in '81, I looked for to seeing the Pyromania tour ('83?), I was dissapointed to see how fast they had turned from real rockers to pop posers. REO SpeedWagon in '81 I think the venue (Poplar Creek in Hoffman Estates, Ill.) was just too big for me to absorb their style of music...........Peace.........joe
 

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  posted on 12/6/2009 at 11:37 AM
Emerson, Lake and "Powell." I was stoked. I dug most of the album they had released, and was a huge fan of "classic" ELP, but was a bit young to have caught them in their heyday, so this was the closest I was going to get.

Ticket sales weren't so hot, so they took the 18,500-seat Rosemont Horizon (now the Allstate Arena) and cut it in half, putting the stage in the middle and extending a huge curtain across half the arena. I don't know how this may have contributed to the sound, but it sucked . . . and it was just too damned loud. I don't frequently use the word cacophony, but it definitely applies here. The softer numbers were o.k., From the Beginning, Still you Turn Me On, 1st half of Lucky Man, etc., but whenever Emerson went off (one of the main reasons to go see ELP, IMO), it was so loud it was like white noise, you couldn't distinguish one note from the next.

Truly a disappointment.

 

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  posted on 12/6/2009 at 11:42 AM
Dave Mathews Band and U2 both truly disappointed me. I know i am in minority on this board but I enjoy both of these bands music. I heard each band live once and was very disappointed in the shows and in particular the audiences they attracted.
 

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  posted on 12/6/2009 at 11:58 AM
Allmans at PNC summer 2007. I had second row seats and the show never took off. it was the only time i thought derek took a night off. they spend 15 minutes on a silly watchtower with rat dog that was flat throughout.

on the other hand,

the show was so disappointing that my wife and i left before the whipping post encore. had some fun in the car and our baby was born 9 months later.

not so good music that ended up a blessing!

 

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  posted on 12/6/2009 at 12:08 PM
Ha ha! Sully that is awesome!

 

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  posted on 12/6/2009 at 12:15 PM
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Eric Clapton, September 74.
My 16th birthday, sitting on the 9th row at Nassau. I was stoked.

Put it this way, during Badge, EC tried to play a solo, stopped in the middle, looked over at George Terry and shook his head.


9/29/74... This show is out there in the trading circles!

 

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  posted on 12/6/2009 at 12:17 PM
A few years ago, I had great seats for Susan Tedeschi and Lucinda Williams. I had seen Susan many times and heard raves about Lucinda Williams. Susan did a great hour-ish set, followed by Williams, who did NOTHING for me. Maybe I just don't get what she's about, but my wife and I left after about the 5th or 6th song. All of the tunes were kind of show, dragging numbers. She seemed as though she was kind of whacked and was reading almost all of the words TO HER OWN SONGS from a big 3-ring binder on a music stand. She was thumbing through the pages between songs. I had never seen anything like it. Oh well, the place was packed with lesbians who seemed to dig it quite a bit, so it may have been just me.
 

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  posted on 12/6/2009 at 12:23 PM
can't think of a show i didn't enjoy. i've been to some big metal festivals though and some of the bands there were bad but since it was tons of bands playing i wasn't letdown by the entire show
 

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  posted on 12/6/2009 at 12:25 PM
The moody blues in 1983 put me to sleep [literally] the opening act was Stevie Ray Vaughan and D.T. and they smoked!, even with a crappy mix!. Stevie came out and watched the show a few rows in front of us. [I don't know why??] jimmy buffett in 1988 was lame! the Neville bros. were the opener, and I wish they played all night!, f'n parrotheads!!

 

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  posted on 12/6/2009 at 12:29 PM
I've been to some bad ones over the years, but have only walked out on two or three..

1) Chuck Berry @ Humphrey's By the Bay, San Diego...probably in the mid-80s..not only was he late, but his playing was just awful... out of tune, out of sync... just sloppy. But his attitude sucked as well, making gestures to the crowd...finally we just rose from our seats and left... we were up in the front too.

2) Crosby, Stills & Nash 1996, SDSU Amphitheater. Terrible harmonies, you'd think these guys had never performed together before. I remember hearing notes that made me cringe they were so bad... looking up and down the aisle where I was sitting, I could see the pain in the faces of others as well, letting me know that it wasn't only me... once again, couldn't take anymore...so I just left.

3) DB &GS at the Belly Up Tavern in Solana Beach in 2005... Bad notes, missing cues. Started "Pony Boy".. got through about two minutes of it....ruined it..bad. Dickey got up from his chair and yelled at the crowd.."THAT is why we don't play that song" and walked offstage leaving Dan T. standing there with this "wtf" look on his face... D.B. returned minutes later only to yell at his guitar tech because his amp settings were all messed up...and then turned on Duane and called him offstage... Stayed for another ten minutes or so and decided it was just time to go... on the way out, I noticed Duane sitting in the corner near the door, by the tour T-Shirt vendor, looking like he hadn't a friend in the world. I walked by him and said "Hey man" and gave him a thumbs up...which evoked a smile... felt bad for the poor kid.

 

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  posted on 12/6/2009 at 01:22 PM
Frank Zappa - around '83 - Erwin Center, Austin

Needless to say, went in with high expectations. They floundered their way through one set, the lights came on and he said, "Tough cookies, we're outta here." Exactly what he said. Everybody booed. I guess we caught him on an off night...

 

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  posted on 12/6/2009 at 01:38 PM
June 3 rd 1977. Tampa Stadium ..Led Zeppelin played at 8..0 clock, after partying all day. ahh colle !!ge USF..third song played turential down pour and lightning storm typical summer storm, show was delayed then cancelled as all those" druggies" starting throwing **** at the stage. fights mini riots etc... 3 songs what a tease.. after that " show" the city of Tampa. shut down Tampa Stadium for concerts for years to follow...they were re scheduled for the next nite, didnt happen and the weather was perfect!!

 

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  posted on 12/6/2009 at 01:54 PM
Thankfully all the concerts i have been to were amazing with the exception of one but it was free so not too disappointing. It was at the Wildhorse Saloon in Nashville the lineup was, Switchfoot, Jars Of Clay, Robert Randolph and Third Day. So here i am sitting there being forced to sit through two of the crappiest bands in the world to see Robert Randolph. Well Switchfoot comes out and is way too loud and then Jars Of Clay came out and played there set and was also way too loud. So after those two band me and my buddy were sitting there waiting for Robert Randolph, 15 minutes later Third Day comes out and were like what the hell wheres Robert, so we ask one of the tech guys and he says that Robert couldn't make it and we were thrilled. thanks and peace
 

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  posted on 12/6/2009 at 02:01 PM
Post Jerry Garcia "The Dead" shows have been disspointments on more then one occasion.

 

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