Most Memorable Concert Experiences?

  1. Has anyone seen or heard anything @ a live concert that they will absolutely never forget as long as they live? I'll start w/ a couple of examples.

    I saw Phish @ the Providence Performing Arts Center (4000 seat theater) and @ one point during the show they stood @ the front of the stage for about ten minutes until everyone was perfectly quiet and they sang Amazing Grace a capela w/out mics-chills up and down my spine for the entire song.

    I went to Lalapolozza in 1992 @ Great Woods in Mass (20,000 seat outdoor ampitheater), it was just around sunset and Ministry started playing a cover of a Black Sabbath song (I forget which). The place is a big semi-circle w/ seats w/ a roof over them in the front and a big sloping lawn in the back w/ a 10 foot fence all along the perimeter. So it's getting dark and all of a sudden people just start tearing the lawn up in chunks and tossing it all over the place while Ministry is ripping through this Black Sabbath song. You'd be standing there and you'd be getting hit by these chunks of sod. I was picking dirt out of my scalp 4 days later! Then everyone starts ripping the fences down and setting these HUGE bonfires and doing these tribal dances around them. Security tried to stop the madness but there was no chance. The band never stopped playing until they started getting pelted by sod, and even then it was only breifly. It was sheer bedlam! It didn't feel real. We couldn't beleive what was happening, and it's something I'll never forget.
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  3. by   duckie
    I have concert I will never forget but it's not because of anything that was done by the entertainers. My ex-husband was a fanatical Tanya Tucker nut. He drug me to an outdoor concert in zillion degree weather to see her. The concert hadn't stated yet and I heard a scream, "OH my God, he's having a heart attack." We were up in the nose bleed seats and this poor man must have weighed at least 350 pounds. There were a few of us doing CPR and trying to help hime but the odds were against us and it took nearly 20 minutes to figure out how to get him off the bleachers because of his weight. I knew he was dead when they were taking him off but paramedics were continuing CPR. I went back to my seat and the show went on as scheduled. My x got pretty pissed at me because I wasn't having the time of my life.......go figure!
  4. by   RNforLongTime
    I attended Jamboree in the Hills 1998- the Superbowl of Country Music. It's put on every year in St Clairsville Ohio. There are about 20 acts and it's just wonderful. That's really the only concert that I've ever attended. Someday, I hope to go again!
  5. by   kewlnurse
    Been to a lot of concerts so one would be hard to pick, but i must sa at the Monsters of Rock circa 1988 or 89, Kindom Come, Dokken , Scorpians, Metallica, Van Halen, was held at the 80,000 seat foot ball stadium. Anywho, the coolest thing was when Metallica was on stage doing Ride the Lightning and 50,000 or however many where there were all chanting in unasyn (get it?) "DIE! DIE! DIE!", that was cool, see them in a bar befroe they were big was cool too. Meeting Yngwie Malmsteen a few weeks ago is up there too.
  6. by   night owl
    Iwas at a Pink Floyd concert way back when and this guy next to me asked to borrow my lighter. So I let him and then he gave it back. When I tried to use it, I almost tourched myself to death because he had turned the flame control all the way up to high! My hair was singed along with my eyebrows. GEEEEEEEEEEEEZUUUUUUUUUS!!!!!!! Did I ever give him a piece of my mind not to mention some of my fist. I guess I took him by suprise because at that time I was all of 5' 100lbs and he and his buddies took off runnin'.......That was one time it paid off to have two older brothers who taught me how to fight and defend myself if I ever had to...
  7. by   CashewLPN
    Well.. I'd have to say sitting up in the nosebleed section of Billy Joel and Elton John... I'm talking way, way, way up in the stadium....
    my binocs up so I could see them... totally unimportant the view, but really the sound...
    it was amazing...
    --Barbara
  8. by   codebluechic
    I went to an outdoor Alanis Morissette concert in Akron, Ohio. It had RAINED for a week prior and it was just a big field. When it started pouring again the whole placed turned to mud!People were sliding down the hill behind us on the plastic tarps they had brought. It looked like Woodstock when it was all over. I don't think I ever got all of the mud out of my clothes. Wild!
  9. by   FutureNurse2005
    At the Barenaked Ladies concert....during their song "If I had a million dollars" at the point where they say kraft dinner....holy cow...the audience whipped boxes of KD on stage! I got hit in the head (I was in the 3rd row) multiple times! It was so funny, but I had never seen anything like it before!
  10. by   NursesRmofun
    Springstein, the 1985 Born in the USA tour. I think it was a Madison Square Garden.....my memory is terrible! LOL. And I was with my Ex-#2 before we got married! ARGH. But we were in like the 12th or 16th row. Close! It was great. He had recently married that model.
  11. by   walterrn
    LOL, I mentioned my most favorite concert while I was ranting in post "Your first concert", so I wont repeat myself. I do remember smoking a joint at Edgar Winters made out of the "Cheech and Chong, Big Bamboo" paper. Nothing like a one inch wide, foot long doobie to spark the night fantastic.

    Walter the Nurse
  12. by   pickledpepperRN
    Happy Birthday Pete Seeger!

    1962 Pete Seeger and Harry Belafonte at UCLA.
    The Royce Hall audience sand "Weem-oh weh_ (The lion is sleeping) and "MATHILDA" in counterpoint and four part harmony!

    Recently I went into a music store to buy a string. The owner and music teacher was playing "AMAZING GRACE" with four students. Not kids they were Korean seniors learning autoharp to play in church. It was SO beautiful I cried right on the Orange County mini mall. Sorry, not a concert.
  13. by   Sarah, RNBScN
    Springstein, the 1985 Born in the USA tour in Toronto, Ontario. WOW...it was great.
  14. by   RN~in~CT
    I was at the Ozzfest last year, watching a band on the second stage, when a "mosh pit" broke out on all sides of us....needless to say, we were smack-dab in the middle of the thing!

    Whew ~ made it out unscathed! LOL

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