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  posted on 1/20/2009 at 03:25 PM
My buddies and I kicking around stories of funny concert moments during the Conference Championships last Sunday. The tale range from a drunk fan losing all his clothing at an outdoor show to a guy dressed as a cow jumping on stage. Care to share some memories??
 
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  posted on 1/20/2009 at 03:37 PM
The funniest thing I can think of right now was at Wanee last year. This was in the daytime and I was with two other guys. There were two young ladies right in front of us that were shirtless and had some kind of colorful makeup or paint all over themselves. Their boobs were especially artfully decorated. The funny part was that we stood behind them for probably half an hour before I noticed. I was a little, umm, into the music. They'd been getting pictures taken with people and everything. The worst thing about it was that my friends had pointed it out to me and I somehow ignored them. After a while I was like "hey, you see these chicks?" and my buddies were like "you don't listen to us AT ALL, do you?"

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  posted on 1/20/2009 at 03:47 PM
Not so much the sight, but the over-the-top commentary from Ken Kesey still cracks me up! We were howlin' this night!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dtvf2erbL-U

 

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  posted on 1/20/2009 at 03:47 PM
Had a free ticket to see NigghtRanger/Starship (mid 80's) at the Philly Spectrum.

The whole 2nd and 3rd levels were practically empty. We sat above the stage
looking down with no one to bother us.

My dumbass drunk brother finds a big fire extinguisher next to the seats.
The big silver industrial ones. In his drunken state, he thinks it's a keg and
proceeds to drink from it. Realizing his error that it's not beer, he gets pissed,
jumps up, aims it at the stage and starts hosing down Night Ranger.

7 security guards descended upon him and promptly threw him out.

Sucky show to begin with, so I didn't mind leaving to take him home.

 

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  posted on 1/20/2009 at 03:48 PM
Tom Petty grabbing a quick smoke on stage.......then comes to the mic and says "well, alrightttttttt!!!!" Me and hubby were histerical!!!!

 

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  posted on 1/20/2009 at 03:51 PM
Alan bopping along on the Jumbotron at PNC last year...classic.

[Edited on 1/20/2009 by dutchoneill]

 

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  posted on 1/20/2009 at 03:56 PM
One was a Spinal Tap kind of moment: Gov't Mule was at The Tabernacle just before the Allen Woody documentary was about to come out. They put a video preview on an old fashion video projector screen behind Matt's drum kit in front of the Mule logo that was hanging behind the band. The Mule walks on stage and they can't get the screen down, delaying the start. After a few minutes they basically have to tackle the thing. Not a real high tech situation.

 

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  posted on 1/20/2009 at 04:22 PM
1990 something ~ a grateful dead show @ rich stadium in buffalo... some girl giving her male companion some oral pleasure in broad daylight right in the hot dog line amongst the bajillion people also waiting in line.... guess she was too hungry to wait for a real oscar myer & that she got a different sort of "condiment" when she was finished as well!

 

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  posted on 1/20/2009 at 04:35 PM
Carol Channing set two rows behind me on the floor at an Alice Cooper concert at the Omni in Atlanta.

 

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  posted on 1/20/2009 at 04:39 PM
The show in Huntsville, where Jackie sat in for Derek....they went into Sailin Across the Devil's Sea, Gregg forgot the words. They went around a few times, with Jackie trying to yell loud enough for Gregg to hear the words. The band got tickled, everybody laughing. But they made it.
 
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  posted on 1/20/2009 at 04:48 PM
Grateful Dead about 1982 Alpine Valley Wisconsin. If you've ever been to Alpine Valley you will know exactly what I describe here. The mens restrooms are located at least 1/4 mile up a long sloping walk way if you are sitting in the first 20 rows.

Alpine Valley is located in the southern part of the Kettle Moraine in Wisconsin. Moraines are rolling hills caused by the glaciers scraping the earth as they shifted and the kettles are depressions within the moraines caused when the glaciers melted.

So the Alpine valley stage is located elevation wise about 1/2 way down a kettle with an overall elevation of maybe 250-300 feet from where the mens rooms are to the bottom of the kettle. So there is probably a 125 foot drop of about 20 degrees from along side and behind the stage to the bottom of the kettle.

The only real precaution they had back then was 4 foot wooden snow fences put up from the right and left hand side of the front of the stage that extended maybe 50 feet in an attempt to keep over served people from walking along side the stage and falling 100-125 feet down the hill.

Frequent Alpine male attendees knew there was a 4 foot ledge you could stand on just enough standing room that you could sneak through or over the snow fence for a nature call rather than walk a 1/4 mile up hill to the mens room.

Being lazy I was using this facility and saw some poor guy with shoulder length hair lose his balance and fall down the hill. The problem was there were a number of guys continuing to walk up and to pee down this hill as this poor bastard was trying to climb back up it. By the time he made it back up to the top he had leafs all tangled up in his long hair and a lot of moisture in his hair and clothes. I can only assume he had an unwanted shower or else maybe there was a creek at the bottom that he fell into.

[Edited on 1/20/2009 by Peachypetewi]

 

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  posted on 1/20/2009 at 04:50 PM
Terry Reid was the opening act at Cream's concert at Madison Square Garden in the '60's. During his set, every mic on the stage went dead. I know it was every mic, because Reid tried every Mic. He sang ioto the bass drum mic, the bass amp mic, his guitar amp mic until they finally the mics came back on. He got a nice cheer from the otherwise preoccupied crowd.
 

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  posted on 1/20/2009 at 04:50 PM
Grateful Dead at the Spectrum in '85- Bob Weir goes to kick a beach ball off the stage back into the crowd, slips, and lands on his butt while playing!On the tape, you can hear his guitar go 'doink', and the crowd roaring with laughter!

 

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  posted on 1/20/2009 at 04:58 PM
At Nugent in '82 a high school drunk puked all over my seat whilst we were standing. I tore his letter jacket off of him and mopped it up, gracefully tossing back onto him when finished..

 

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  posted on 1/20/2009 at 05:07 PM
A couple of years ago my man Junior Brown was playing an outdoor gig here in Cincinnati and ended his last song by throwing his guitar pick out into the fired up audience. He went backstage and then came back out to do an encore only to realize that he didn't have any more guitar picks and had to ask the audience if anyone had one handy.

 

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  posted on 1/20/2009 at 05:10 PM
Standing outside the old Cleveland Municipal Stadium awaiting entrance to The World Series of Rock, July 1979...throngs of people.

Way up high on the side of the stadium, they had offices and all of a sudden a window pops open and someone looked out and pointed....then all of a sudden, what seemed like hundreds of beer bottles from the crowd on the ground started heading in that direction....windows breaking, bottles breaking left and right, glass showering down on all our heads.....

 

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  posted on 1/20/2009 at 05:26 PM
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Standing outside the old Cleveland Municipal Stadium awaiting entrance to The World Series of Rock, July 1979...throngs of people.

Way up high on the side of the stadium, they had offices and all of a sudden a window pops open and someone looked out and pointed....then all of a sudden, what seemed like hundreds of beer bottles from the crowd on the ground started heading in that direction....windows breaking, bottles breaking left and right, glass showering down on all our heads.....


And I thought I had a twisted sense of humor.

 

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  posted on 1/20/2009 at 05:27 PM
One incident was at an Allman Bros. show years ago. A fan somehow made it onstage, grabbed one of the acoustic guitars and started playing before a roadie grabbed him (during a song!!!). Woody and Warren were laughing. At Great Woods in 1994.

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  posted on 1/20/2009 at 05:28 PM
Lollapalooza 92, Buckeye Lake, 98 degrees and humid, Alice in Chains on stage, Layne Staley is in a three piece Armani suit. By the end of the second song he was in his skivvies.

 

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  posted on 1/20/2009 at 05:32 PM
Early 70's show at Cincinnati Gardens with Black Sabboth, Spooky tooth, and Bedlam. There was a catwalk that went over the stage about 25 feet. We got the bright idea to sit over the bands there. Everything was fine during Spooky Tooth. Great view with no hassle because we hadn't been seen. Sabboth came on, and the one thing we had not thought about was the pyros. One of my buds had very long hair. The explosions started going off, and we could barely see due to the brightness of the flash, and smoke. I was running as hard as I could to get the hell off there. We were under the influence of some powerful mescaline. When we finally got off, looked at my buddy Glenn whos hair had lit during the explosions. He had been sitting over one of the cannons. Glenn became a "short hair" the next day. We were very lucky we all didn't have body burns. We still laugh about it today.

 

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  posted on 1/20/2009 at 05:42 PM
Roger Waters, Jones Beach. Roger's beloved pig starts flying around the venue, a wind gets hold of it and off it goes into the night sky. Not sure if they ever found it.
 

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Roger Waters, Jones Beach. Roger's beloved pig starts flying around the venue, a wind gets hold of it and off it goes into the night sky. Not sure if they ever found it.


Was it the one with the red glowing eyes? Imagine it landing in some family's yard . . . face bumping into some little kid's bedroom window?

 

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  posted on 1/20/2009 at 06:25 PM
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Roger Waters, Jones Beach. Roger's beloved pig starts flying around the venue, a wind gets hold of it and off it goes into the night sky. Not sure if they ever found it.
LOL - that pig is a roamer ...
http://www.reuters.com/article/musicNews/idUSN2934219420080430

 

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  posted on 1/20/2009 at 06:25 PM
Six years ago at MSG - Rolling Stones. Keith flicks a lit cigarette into the crowd. What would have incited a law suit if anyone else did it led to an excited fan showing people his burn mark. I wish I could have been closer to hear him say "Keith burnt me man. It was Keith."

Secomd funnies was the drunken rantings of Billy Joel before they pulled him off the same MSG stage with his last Elton John face to face tour. He was somehow trying to blame MSG for the overpriced tickets. Curiously, tickets were I think 5 bucks less at the other stops on his tour. if only the man could hold his substances like Keith. Worst drunk I've ever seen.

 

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  posted on 1/20/2009 at 07:15 PM
This kid popping acid sitting in front of me at a Dark Star Orchestra concert. He then proceeded to take his crayons and a pad out, scribbling to the music all night. It was hysterical. All the Grateful Dead shows I have been to and I have never saw that! LOL!
 
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