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First Concert: Alice Cooper Raise Your Fist and Yell tour
Last Concert: Devastation on the Nation 2022 (got Covid at that one)
Best Concert: TIE: Iron Maiden Legacy of the Beast/Metallica ...AJFA and Alice Cooper Raise Your Fist
Worst Concert: Metallica Black album tour (20 minute drum duel between Lars and James. 'Nuff said)
Loudest Concert: Meshuggah 2012 at The Commodore
Seen the Most: Alice Cooper (5 times and counting)
Most Surprising: Natachaa Atlas (rare Vancouver appearance)
Next Concert: Batushka/Hate
Wish I Could Have Seen: Ozzy Osbourne with Randy Rhoads
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First Concert: Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show
Last Concert: Twenty one Pilots
Best Concert: David Bowie (in Vancouver, in 1986...I think. Could've been 1985)
Worst Concert: Foreigner (in 2000. Lou Gramm's voice was gone but too stubborn to admit it)
Loudest Concert: Kiss (cracked the concrete floor of the coliseum)
Seen the Most: Rush
Most Surprising: David Bowie (had no idea Peter Frampton was playing lead guitar for him on that tour)
Next Concert: unknown
Wish I Could Have Seen: Oh lord...um...Boston, Elton John, The Guess Who (but only back when Burton and Randy were with them), Eagles, Meatloaf. You really want me to name them all?
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First Concert: Gary and Dave 1974 at Cowichan High School gym
 
Last Concert: Blue Rodeo
 
Best Concert: .  Toss up between Jimmy Buffett at the Gorge in Washington State. Outdoor amphitheater over looking the Columbia River....had 2nd row seats.
                           Maclean & Maclean at UVIC cafeteria  in 1979.  Our whole floor in Residence sat on the floor in the front row   
                            Jimmy Buffett at the Paramount in Seattle 1983....acoustic show with just Jimmy and a guitar player
                             Stomping Tom in Victoria.  After the concert has sat out front drinking warm beer and BS'ing with fans.    
 
  Worst  Concert:     Dire Straights at Memorial Arena.  Worst because a bunch of us from Residence got so drunk then smoked a bunch of pot
                                outside the arena.  I was so messed up I went out side for air the walked back to UVIC somehow some way lol.             
 
Loudest Concert:                         Pointed Sticks again at UVIC
 
Seen the Most:                            Blue Rodeo
 
Most Surprising:                          Sons of Maxwell.  My son's 1st concert.  Could not have been more that 25 people there ...but they sang their hearts out.
                                                    They invited anyone who wanted to come drink beer to their hotel pub to drink beers
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Next Concert:                             Blue Rodeo unless something else comes up.
 
Wish I Could Have Seen:           The Beatles roof top concert in person.
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17 hours ago, bishopshodan said:

Yup.

Iggy is considered the Godfather of punk ruck. 

Not many people more influential than him. Pioneer. 

 

MC5 predated Iggy by nearly half a decade.

Was pissed they weren't even mentioned on the doco series Punk, that he and John Varvatos produced.

 

The Sonics predate MC5, they formed in  1960 and are still going.

 

The Velvet Underground got a mention, started the same year as MC5.

 

As a person who has lived and breathed Punk music for 45 years, I bought Never mind the Bollocks in 1977, I consider the music and lyrics of those bands the real beginnings of Punk Rock. 

 

The term punk was coined in the 1500s to describe a prostitute. 

It then morphed into a term to describe a social misfit.

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4 minutes ago, Ilunga said:

MC5 predated Iggy by nearly half a decade.

Was pissed they weren't even mentioned on the doco series Punk, that he and John Varvatos produced.

 

The Sonics predate MC5, they formed in  1960 and are still going.

 

The Velvet Underground got a mention, started the same year as MC5.

 

As a person who has lived and breathed Punk music for 45 years, I bought Never mind the Bollocks in 1977, I consider the music and lyrics of those bands the real beginnings of Punk Rock. 

 

The term punk was coined in the 1500s to describe a prostitute. 

It then morphed into a term to describe a social misfit.

Ya sure.

Iggy and the Stooges really put the punk rock stage show and vibe together. 

 

Fun fact. We once mixed an EP on the same console that the Sex Pistols recorded Never mind the Bollocks on. Bryan Adams owns it. Had it at his West Van home. 

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First Concert: Gob, Croatian Cultural Centre in maybe 1995 or 1996?
Last Concert: U2
Best Concert: Nine Inch Nails, Tension 2013 Tour. Or maybe Rage Against the Machine in 1996. Hard to pick!
Worst Concert: Radiohead - bunch of self-absorbed dicks who kept yelling at the crowd. I had free tickets and wish I hadn't gone.
Loudest Concert: Metallica
Seen the Most: Nine Inch Nails
Most Surprising: Josh Radin with the wife. I lean towards Industrial/Alternative/Metal, but he was surprisingly entertaining and talented. 
Next Concert: Nine Inch Nails, September 2022 in Las Vegas
Wish I Could Have Seen: Tool, A Perfect Circle
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On 7/30/2022 at 11:12 AM, nuckin_futz said:
This has been trending on Twitter. Let's see the CDC version.
 
First Concert: AC/DC 
Last Concert: Big Wreck
Best Concert: AC/DC
Worst Concert: Motley Crüe
Loudest Concert: Motley Crüe
Seen the Most: Def Leppard
Most Surprising: Taylor Swift/Ed Sheeran
Next Concert: Chvrches
Wish I Could Have Seen: ZZ Top
 
 

 

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On 7/30/2022 at 4:16 PM, Warhippy said:
First Concert:  Pink Floyd Division bell 1994
Last Concert:  Shooting/Dallas Smith. Watching/Alice Cooper
Best Concert:  Ozzfest in Wheatland 2003, honourable mention to Janes Addiction Vancouver 2001 and the Hip at the Hard Rock Cafe in Ottawa's Byward Market in 2001 (surprise showing prior to Canada Day in front of like 80 people)
Worst Concert:  Motley Crue Vancouver 2014
Loudest Concert:  Megadeth Penticton 2016
Seen the Most:  Slayer
Most Surprising:  Zakk Wylde Kelowna Solo 2014
Next Concert:  Shinedown
Wish I Could Have Seen:  Pantera or the full Rolling Stones at the SARS concert in Toronto 2003

I was at that Crüe show too, also my worst concert! :lol:

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On 8/1/2022 at 7:36 AM, johngould21 said:

I must admit, I've never heard of any of these bands....generational thing I guess. I gravitate to classic rock which has been a huge part of my almost 75 years. Would you say the Clash got punk going? Someone else mentioned the Payola$, they were pretty good too.

I would say the Ramones for starting punk the wave came hard and fast after them 

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On 7/30/2022 at 11:12 AM, nuckin_futz said:
This has been trending on Twitter. Let's see the CDC version.
 
First Concert:
Last Concert:
Best Concert:
Worst Concert:
Loudest Concert:
Seen the Most:
Most Surprising:
Next Concert:
Wish I Could Have Seen:
 
Copy the post and fill in your answers.
First Concert: Ten Years After /Chuck Berry
Last Concert: Marillion
Best Concert: Pink Floyd -CNE Stadium, tie with Emerson Lake and Palmer - Sam Francisco Philharmonic Hall
Worst Concert: New York Dolls
Loudest Concert: Uriah Heep with Zz Top
Seen the Most: Marillion (6) Led Zeppelin (4), Pink Floyd (4)
Most Surprising: Yes, 54-40
Next Concert: Gorillaz ( birthday present for my daughter)
Wish I Could Have Seen: Rush, Jimi Hendrix, the Doors
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8 hours ago, canuck73_3 said:

I would say the Ramones for starting punk the wave came hard and fast after them 

 

4 hours ago, PistolPete13 said:
First Concert: Ten Years After /Chuck Berry
Last Concert: Marillion
Best Concert: Pink Floyd -CNE Stadium, tie with Emerson Lake and Palmer - Sam Francisco Philharmonic Hall
Worst Concert: New York Dolls
Loudest Concert: Uriah Heep with Zz Top
Seen the Most: Marillion (6) Led Zeppelin (4), Pink Floyd (4)
Most Surprising: Yes, 54-40
Next Concert: Gorillaz ( birthday present for my daughter)
Wish I Could Have Seen: Rush, Jimi Hendrix, the Doors

You gotta be one of the few people in here that have been to a Ten Years after gig, very envious.

 

Curious to know why you didn't rate the New York Dolls.

I love their music however I am aware they were pretty wasted when playing a lot of their gigs.

 

You must remember the cartoon show Courageous Cat 

 

I love the Dolls cover of the song and listen to it often. 

 

 

 

 

 

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2 hours ago, Ilunga said:

 

You gotta be one of the few people in here that have been to a Ten Years after gig, very envious.

 

Curious to know why you didn't rate the New York Dolls.

I love their music however I am aware they were pretty wasted when playing a lot of their gigs.

 

You must remember the cartoon show Courageous Cat 

 

I love the Dolls cover of the song and listen to it often. 

 

 

 

 

 

The Dolls were just getting started and were still getting it together. I saw Iggy Pop at the Commodore a short while later. Now that was something. Raw energy.

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On 8/2/2022 at 9:50 PM, Ilunga said:

 

You gotta be one of the few people in here that have been to a Ten Years after gig, very envious.

 

Curious to know why you didn't rate the New York Dolls.

I love their music however I am aware they were pretty wasted when playing a lot of their gigs.

 

You must remember the cartoon show Courageous Cat 

 

I love the Dolls cover of the song and listen to it often. 

 

 

 

 

 

The late 60s were a great time for seeing concerts. They used to have three bands for $4. Since we lived within walking distance of the PNE, me and my friends used to go to every show that came to Vancouver. One concert had Savoy Brown, Fleetwood Mac and Long John Baldry.

Great show. 

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11 hours ago, PistolPete13 said:

The late 60s were a great time for seeing concerts. They used to have three bands for $4. Since we lived within walking distance of the PNE, me and my friends used to go to every show that came to Vancouver. One concert had Savoy Brown, Fleetwood Mac and Long John Baldry.

Great show. 

Were your parents one of those that sold parking spots in front of their house for a few bucks..  ahhhhh, those were the days when the PNE was open :lol:

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25 minutes ago, NewbieCanuckFan said:

Were your parents one of those that sold parking spots in front of their house for a few bucks..  ahhhhh, those were the days when the PNE was open :lol:


Bought those spots many times, once to see Nazareth which in retrospect was my worst concert. Got there early to get great seats and 2 minutes before it starts a sixteen year old sits down beside us and promptly upchucks all over the place. The lead singer had trashed his vocal chords and could barely sing.

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