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  posted on 8/21/2010 at 09:54 PM
Watched View From the Vault today and attending a stadium show is something I want to experience once. If it happens I don't know who it would be probably Dave Matthews Band or one of the superstar bands like U2 or Sir Paul or someone. Any way have you seen a show in a football or baseball stadium and is it worth the experience once?

 

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  posted on 8/21/2010 at 10:19 PM
I have seen a bunch of shows in stadiums and I have always had a great time!!! Some of the ones that I have seen:

Rolling Stones - PNC Park, Horseshoe in Columbus, Hershey Park Stadium
U2- 3 Rivers Stadium
Grateful Dead- 3 Rivers Stadium, RFK Stadium

I just saw Sir Paul in Pittsburgh the other night so definitely go if given the opportunity at a stadium

 

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  posted on 8/21/2010 at 10:32 PM
I saw McCartney at Cowboys Stadium here in Dallas last August, awesome show!! I'd also like to see U2, Dave Matthews Band, & The Rolling Stones
 

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  posted on 8/21/2010 at 10:57 PM
yes, seen a few:

(added these after more remembering )
Texxas Jam-7/1/78 Cotton Bowl: Nugent, Aerosmith, Heart, Journey, Head East, A.R.S., Mahogany Rush, Eddie Money, Van Halen, Sammy Hagar, April Wine, Walter Egan & local battle of bands winner: Blackstone (thanks to Wikipedia for band roster)
Rush, Foghat, Tubes, Southside Johnny & Asbury Jukes, Roadmaster-Comiskey Park, Chicago 1979

Springsteen-Soldier Field, Chicago 1984 & PacBell (AT&T) Park, SF 2003
McCartney- ^^^ same^^^ 1990 & 2010
Stones-Oakland Coliseum 1994 & PacBell Park 2002
Grateful Dead-Soldier Field 1992

enjoyed them all!!


[Edited on 8/22/2010 by MundeleinHoward]

 

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  posted on 8/21/2010 at 11:00 PM
I've never been to a stadium show either. After reading the responses I need to at it to my list.

 

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  posted on 8/22/2010 at 12:00 AM
Eh, maybe the grass is always greener, or I suffer from "Been there, done that" but I have no desire to see a stadium show ever again. Miles from the stage, watching the show on the screen, big beer lines, traffic up the wazoo, lousy sound - nope.
 

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  posted on 8/22/2010 at 12:05 AM
The only concert I've ever seen in a football stadium was Joe Walsh headlining a day at the very last Chicagofest, when they moved it from Navy Pier to Soldier Field. Bunch of other unmemorable bands played before Joe. Also saw The Police on the Synchronicity tour in the old Comiskey Park.

 

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  posted on 8/22/2010 at 12:05 AM
Although I guess Crossroads was in a stadium (soccer) now that I think about it . . . but not a very big one.

 

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  posted on 8/22/2010 at 12:10 AM
I have had a blast at stadium shows, and it can be cool to be part of a throng that size, but......give me a band I love in a 2,000 seater.
 

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  posted on 8/22/2010 at 01:55 AM



This one sticks out because you'll notice that ticket is well, unused. I attended this show with three friends, two of whom worked at the Stadium... (at that time called Jack Murphy) So, I was told the day of the show to make sure to bring a chair and a cooler and whatever I thought I might need because it wouldn't be a problem getting any of that stuff into the the Stadium....So we get there and are waved through to employee parking......and in nearing that goal proceeded to drive almost all the way around the venue. The people were already lined up around the stadium.....to get inside. Thousands of them waiting to storm the gates that would not open for yet another two hours. We park, grab all of our stuff, walk past the throngs in line and right up to a ramp-way leading down into the bowels of the stadium... "KEN"!... "BETTY"!...I hear boom off to my right. They are fellow employees of theirs motioning for us to come this way and to hurry up. We are lead through this passage way and that one when a clear view of the playing field came into view. Out onto the field we walked...



with our chairs, our iced cold beverages and our frisbee...right down to within 25 feet of the stage that was still being tinkered with by some roadie with a hammer. So there we made camp and for the next hour and 45 minutes...we drank, smoked, laughed and looked at our unused tickets...then like locust, they were upon us....the gates had been opened and we were in prime real estate...Within minutes we were surrounded...all remained cool......What a great experience that was...George Thorogood opened and J. Geils band was next followed by the Stones....

[Edited on 8/22/2010 by BIGV]

 

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  posted on 8/22/2010 at 04:47 AM
I hate stadium shows,been a bit on the short side I always seem to be stood behind someone over 6ft.Though sometimes it is your only option to see an artist,and I have seen some of my favorites in stadiums including The Stones,Bowie,The Eagles,Simon & Garfunkel and Fleetwood Mac.

 

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  posted on 8/22/2010 at 06:22 AM
Bruce Springsteen Giants Stadium 85 & Shea Stadium 05 (?)
Rolling Stones Giants Stadium Forty Licks & Bigger Bang Tours
Eric Clapton/Elton John double bill Shea Stadium 92
Green Day Giants Stadium American Idiot Tour

Although I much prefer a smaller venue I have to say I had a great time at all of these shows.

 

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  posted on 8/22/2010 at 08:46 AM
I've been to several stadium shows. IMO, the headline band always comes off good. The sound is tuned for them, they have full use of the big screens, and most of them have lots of props to keep the show interesting, even from a distance.

On the downside, most stadiums only have enough resources (concessions, restrooms, etc.) for the number of seats that they have. So, adding several thousand people on the playing field can become a bit of a strain. Port-a-pots are added, but sometimes in out of the way places.

Support acts can become lost on a giant stage, and the sound can get pretty rough for them. IMO, if an acoustic set is played, it can be very hard to appreciate because the crowd noise can drowned out the music.

On the upside, there is always a festival atmosphere. Most of the big names that do stadiums have shows that build on that.

 

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  posted on 8/22/2010 at 09:53 AM
The Grateful Dead show recorded on "Red,White and Indigo" was the best stadium show I've ever attended. However, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin and a bunch of other Dead shows didn't suck. I am getting old for them these days. At least old for the field.

 

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  posted on 8/22/2010 at 11:40 AM
Any of the ABB shows form the 70's or 80's or 90's.

 

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  posted on 8/22/2010 at 11:45 AM
Many years ago. The Georgia Jam at the old Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium, and ZZ Top's World Wide Texas Tour in the same arena.

 

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  posted on 8/22/2010 at 12:50 PM
I hate the stadium shows. Too many cell phone using yackety yacking posers!!!!

 

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  posted on 8/22/2010 at 01:12 PM
I've seen many stadium shows. From the ABB to Zeppelin. But I can tell from other responses that it sure has been a long time. There were no cell phones or live feed monitors the last time I was at one. I saw Zeppelin in '77 at Tampa stadium,and there ended up being a riot after 3 songs and the show was cancelled. I was at the very front and somehow was lucky enough not to get my head bashed by the police as many around me were. Tried a stadium show again at TS in '80 with the Eagles Long Run tour,but when it started to rain like it did in '77,I was outta' there and never went to one again.

 

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  posted on 8/22/2010 at 01:15 PM
I was lucky enough to have a great experience at (as I recall) my only outdoor stadium show: Pink Floyd at Clemson University stadium. (roughly mid-90s?)

The reason it worked --- Floyd's famous and awesome Quad sound-system, and the lasers, etc. You could be in the top row of the place and still be within the boundaries of the four main sound sources. Same with the lasers. They FILLED that place with sound and light (it was like riding in an enormous open-topped UFO with thousands of people), the crowd rocked, the Sun went down over a lake during the first set, which was visible from the higher stadium seats. Friggin' awesome!

 

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I was lucky enough to have a great experience at (as I recall) my only outdoor stadium show: Pink Floyd at Clemson University stadium. (roughly mid-90s?)

The reason it worked --- Floyd's famous and awesome Quad sound-system, and the lasers, etc. You could be in the top row of the place and still be within the boundaries of the four main sound sources. Same with the lasers. They FILLED that place with sound and light (it was like riding in an enormous open-topped UFO with thousands of people), the crowd rocked, the Sun went down over a lake during the first set, which was visible from the higher stadium seats. Friggin' awesome!


that was a great show and damn what a party

 

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  posted on 8/22/2010 at 01:27 PM
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I was lucky enough to have a great experience at (as I recall) my only outdoor stadium show: Pink Floyd at Clemson University stadium. (roughly mid-90s?)

The reason it worked --- Floyd's famous and awesome Quad sound-system, and the lasers, etc. You could be in the top row of the place and still be within the boundaries of the four main sound sources. Same with the lasers. They FILLED that place with sound and light (it was like riding in an enormous open-topped UFO with thousands of people), the crowd rocked, the Sun went down over a lake during the first set, which was visible from the higher stadium seats. Friggin' awesome!


I want to experience a show like that but what band could pull it off now.

 

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I was lucky enough to have a great experience at (as I recall) my only outdoor stadium show: Pink Floyd at Clemson University stadium. (roughly mid-90s?)

The reason it worked --- Floyd's famous and awesome Quad sound-system, and the lasers, etc. You could be in the top row of the place and still be within the boundaries of the four main sound sources. Same with the lasers. They FILLED that place with sound and light (it was like riding in an enormous open-topped UFO with thousands of people), the crowd rocked, the Sun went down over a lake during the first set, which was visible from the higher stadium seats. Friggin' awesome!


I want to experience a show like that but what band could pull it off now.


Pink Floyd


haha! I was actually going to say something like "only Floyd could pull it off" ..........

so ... Yeah! I agree.

 

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  posted on 8/22/2010 at 02:15 PM
seen ton's of Stadium,coliseum shows...as long as the sound is good,they rock...

 

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  posted on 8/22/2010 at 03:02 PM
Pink Floyd, '75, Atlanta Stadium
Stones, '89(?), Grant Field
Gilmour Floyd, '94 Grant Field
Stones, '99(?), Turner Field

Except for the 1st Stones show, all were great shows that I'm glad to have attended. The 1st Stones show I had terrible seats, so that may have had something to do w/ it.

I'll echo Rob, that 94 Floyd tour was amazing iin its sound quality. After having earlier seen the real thing, I was lukewarm about going to the 2d, but wow, just incredible, crisp, clear and LOUD!

I've always preferred a theatre show, but these shows were good despite being in a stadium, not because they were in one. Also, having seen DMB at Piedmont Park (not a stadium, just an open field w/ 55k people), they could definitely well pull off a stadium show if DMB is your thing. Very good sound, lights and video screens.

 

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  posted on 8/22/2010 at 03:18 PM
Monsters of Rock - Giants Stadium 6-26-88(Van Hagar, Scorpions, Dokken, Metallica)
Aerosmith, Deep Purple, Guns N Roses - Giants Stadium 8-16-88
Rolling Stones - Shea Stadium 10-29-89
Billy Joel - Yankee Stadium 6-23-90
Paul McCartney - Giants Stadium 7-11-90
Billy Joel - Giants Stadium 8-19-90
Grateful Dead - Giants Stadium 6-15-92(1st GD show)(Steve Miller Band opened)
Guns N Roses/ Metallica - Giants Stadium 7-18-92
U2 - Giants Stadium 8-13-92
Eric Clapton/Elton John - Shea Stadium 8-21-92
Grateful Dead - Giants Stadium 6-5-93(Sting opened)
Grateful Dead - Giants Stadium 6-6-93(Sting opened)
Paul McCartney - Giants Stadium 6-11-93
Pink Floyd - Giants Stadium 7-17-94
Billy Joel/Elton John - Giants Stadium 7-22-94
Grateful Dead - Giants Stadium 8-3-94(Traffic opened)
Grateful Dead - Giants Stadium 8-4-94(Traffic opened)
Grateful Dead - Giants Stadium 6-18-95(Bob Dylan opened)
Grateful Dead - Giants Stadium 6-19-95(Bob Dylan opened)
Further Festival - Forest Hills Tennis Stadium 7-8-97(Rat Dog, Black Crowes, Hot Tuna & more)
Dave Matthews Band - Great Lawn at Central Park9-24-03(bigger than any stadium show)
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band - Shea Stadium 10-1-03

The Bruce show marked an end to my stadium show days. Although I had a lot of fun at these shows I have now become spoiled with all of the small venue shows. Their are a few bands that still get me into an arena but very few that could get me to a stadium.

The only stadium shows I really miss are those Grateful Dead Giants Stadium runs. Those were like a huge party. We would get to the stadium at about noon and party hard till showtime. The parking lot scene was like nothing else I have ever experienced!

 

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