posted on Dec, 20 2013 @ 10:06 AM
Had this discussion with some friends some time back. Let's say you could climb into the Delorean and head back to any music concert. Let's also say
that you would just be an observer, meaning no one would be able to see you. You could just walk right up to the front row or maybe just walk up on
What concerts would you want to be witness too? I would choose concerts not just because I enjoy the artists, but also because of the historical
I'll start with a few in no particular order:
The Doors - Dinner Key Auditorium - March 1, 1969
The famous 'Miami Incident'. Jim Morrison was more inebriated than normal. By all accounts, it was a messy, incomprehensible performance capped by
what was allegedly Morrison's most notorious onstage action, whipping out his penis. He was arrested and his case was still being appealed when he
The Roxy - July 7, 1978
He started with a cover of Buddy Holly's 'Rave On' and ended three-plus hours later with 'Twist and Shout.' In between were stories, songs and
proof that rock 'n' roll could be a religious experience in the right hands.
Aug. 15-18, 1969
Woodstock featured way too many great performances to single out just one. In fact, it's the entire four-day festival that makes it one of the most
historic concerts ever staged. Santana were there. So were the Who, Jimi Hendrix and Crosby, Stills & Nash. And they all played some of their all-time
best sets at the venerable hippie fest.
Monterey Pop Festival - June 18, 1967
Hendrix ended his set with a cover of the Troggs' 'Wild Thing' -- complete with the guitar acrobatics that got him noticed. But it was his final
act -- which involved dry humping his instrument, setting it on fire and smashing it onstage.
Led Zeppelin - Madison Square Garden 1973
One of the best performances of one of the best live bands ever. Just look up "Stairway" from this show on YouTube. Plant is on and Page wrecks it
for 2:40 during the solo... With his eyes closed.
The Doors - Felt Forum, NY, NY, Jan. 18, 1970 (2nd Show)
The Doors at their peak doing a smaller club. I have the live boxset, I couldn't imagine being there.
Dave Matthews Band - Central Park, NY, NY, Sept. 24 - 2003
One of the band's biggest shows to that point. Proceeds from the benefit concert, a show staged on Central Park's Great Lawn on September 24, 2003,
helped renovate Charlottesville, VA's Music Resource Center.
James Brown - Apollo Theater, NY, NY, Oct. 24, 1962
Classic James Brown showing why he was 'Soul Brother #1. The band is clean as a silk suit, and how the women love this rough singer's tender
lover-in-song act. There is no music anywhere quite like the perfectly timed and articulated female fan-screeches that punctuate the 10-minute 'Lost
Pearl Jam - Randall's Island, NY, Sept. 29, 1996
Eddie Vedder spoke first. He assured us that while the previous night (they had played Randall's Island the night before in heavy rain) had been
highly charged, tonight, they were going to take it a bit easier. But he had the feeling, he said that the music would be better, sharper, than it had
ever been, and that the concert would be longer, maybe, than any other that they had ever performed. That show indeed was legendary, and just as
Vedder had forecast, they did in fact play more sings, and played a longer show, than they had ever done before.
Pink Floyd - Ohio Stadium, May 28, 1988
A laser-light show version of Pink Floyd’s trademark inflatable pig wowed a crowd of 64,000 screaming fans on May 28, 1988, at the first rock
concert at Ohio Stadium. I'm sure there are better Pink Floyd concerts, but this one would be special to me because I grew up in Columbus, Ohio and
have always been a Buckeye fan. Unfortunately, I was only 12 years old when Floyd came to town. When the show did start, 70-foot curtains dropped
away, and the band launched into Shine on You Crazy Diamond, from its 1975 Wish You Were Here album. As the group’s third song, Learning To Fly,
ended, the lasers produced an angellike creature that stunned the audience by hovering over the stage and then flying above the audience. The pig also
made an appearance in lights.
I have a lot more, but I want to see what other's come up with. Though my list includes mostly classic rock, it could be any music concert such as,
country, classical, pop, whatever.