Best/Worst concerts

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  1. Sabeking

    Sabeking DIS Veteran

    Sep 2, 2004
    I actually read somewhere a few years ago that Willie Nelson was voted one of the worst to see in concert. Why did you not like it?
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  3. Pakey

    Pakey <img src=

    Aug 29, 2007
    1. I hate country music; my husband's boss invited us.

    2. Mr. Nelson was very intoxicated, rude to the audience and put on a poor performance.
  4. sasywtch

    sasywtch DIS Veteran

    May 16, 2008

    There's a few on these boards that have me far out beat. Cookie is one if she reads the community board. (I'm guessing she has been to more than I have from years ago).

    He use to come to Lake Tahoe alot and the bay area so it was an easy commute for me.
  5. RadioNate

    RadioNate DIS Veteran

    Apr 20, 2002
    Concerts are my thing. Love them, I've seen pretty much everyone.

    I saw that Springsteen tour. It was awful! Just bad. People were mad leaving the arena.

    I've seen people be amazing & then be terrible & vice versa.

    If we are talking big venue arena acts the most consistent great act I've ever seen is Paul McCartney.

    Everyone else great, I've also seen be good, not great. Green Day, James Taylor, Springsteen, Rolling Stones, Aerosmith, Bon Jovi, Zac Brown Band, Neil Diamond, all the big "hair metal" bands, Brad Paisley, Darius Rucker (but Hootie is surprisingly consistently good,) a hundred TXcountry/Red Dirt acts, Justin Timberlake, Prince, Madonna, U2, Eagles, Rod Stewart, Clapton.

    The hands-down worst was Destiny's Child. Horrific. Terrible. I was embarrassed for them.

    I saw Cheryl Crow once & she was awful however she redeemed herself a few years later.

    I've seen too many terrible opening acts. Fury in the Slaughterhouse, Andrew WK, Soup Dragons, some so bad I can't even remember who they were.

    My current amazing small (under 1000 seat venue) act is Will Hoge.
  6. JVL1018

    JVL1018 Guest

    Interesting-I was going to say Bruce-I saw him twice in the summer of 1999, and thought he was great! Same tour as 2000, but when I saw him in NJ definitely played a lot of great, known songs. I specifically remember Badlands, Tenth Avenue Freeze Out, Thunder Road, Bobby Jean, Spirit in the Night etc.

    I loved his Born on the USA tour(my first concert in 1985). His Tunnel of Love without the E Street band was meh.

    I've seen him 9 times and I've loved every one(besides the aforementioned ToL days).
    I skipped his concerts when he was all Tom Joad Springsteen. Not my cup of tea.

    My favorite concert ever was Springsteen 7/31/2008 at Giants Stadium.
    My other top concerts were Bon Jovi in 1989 and Motley Crue around the same time frame-they were SO good.

    Faith Hill/Tim Mcgraw were good too.

    My worst concert was Kiss at Nassau Coliseum back around 1995ish. They sounded horrendously bad. My husband, who is a huge Kiss fan and has seen them numerous times, swore it was the acoustics in the place. Mmhmm, sure.
    We saw them again this summer with Motley Crue at the PNC Arts Center..and they did sound a million times better, so maybe it was Nassau Coliseum.

    One that I thought would be fantastic and was just okay was Billy Joel/Elton John.
    Guns n Roses was really good..once they finally took the stage like 2 hours late. @@
  7. Scornelius

    Scornelius <font color=deeppink>Suburban Princess<br><font co

    Jun 11, 2006
    Amazing: Great Big Sea, Peter Gabriel, Rise Against, Melissa Etheridge.

    Awful: Tori Amos. She seemed to be in a cranky mood and the sound was so bad that those of us in the nosebleed section couldn't tell which song she was playing until the audience up front started singing along.
  8. It'sWDW4me

    It'sWDW4me <font color=green>Fairly new... still gets a tag :

    Sep 4, 2009
    Tom Petty - so energetic and he REALLY got the crowd involved. This was back in the late 80's and it's still my "wow- that was a great concert" memory.
    Billy Joel - I just have always loved him. It was doubly great that I won two tickets to see him in Philly. It was triply great in that I won the tickets literally days after I told my lying, cheating, a-- of a now-ex that he would be my ex! I took his sister to the concert with me. :lmao: She and her now-ex had just separated too. We had a BLAST.

    Alan Jackson - sickeningly horrible. I kept thinking "ok, it's gonna get better any minute now. Aaaaannnnnnyyyyy. minute. now." :sad2: For the price of the tickets I could have bought 3 of his cds, listened to them at home alone in my living room and had a much better time. :furious: He just stood in the middle of the stage, strummed his guitar, sang his song, then spread his arms out and soaked up the applause. Rinse and repeat. Seriously. That's ALL he did all. night. long. You now couldn't pay me to see him again.
  9. Nancy

    Nancy Wasting away in Pegulaville

    Aug 19, 1999
    Best: George Strait when he did his big tours. I got to see Lee Ann Womack, Mark Chestnutt, Martina McBride, Kenny Chesney, Tim McGraw and of course George himself. Best money I ever spent on a show.

    runners up. Styx, Journey (Steve Perry days), Huey Louis and the News, Bob Seger, Neil Young, Heart and Genesis.

    Honorable mention: Vince Gill, Lorrie Morgan, Yes and America

    Worst? Cheap Trick (still can't believe I wasted that money).
  10. shortbun

    shortbun <font color=green>Peacenik<br><font color=purple><

    Aug 21, 1999
    Best-Bowie, Stones(a few times),Boz Scaggs/Fleetwood Mac/Eagles, Sting, Boz Scaggs/michael McDonald/Donald Fagen,Elton John at Dodger Stadium, James Taylor, Bowie, Steve Miller,Grateful Dead, 3 day concert on a farm near my hometown-too many groups to mention all-Doobie Bros/Allman Bros/Clapton...

    Hoping the 2 day Mumford and Sons stopover in Troy, Ohio over Labor Day will be added to my all time favs=so far, two headline nights and 7 other bands. mmmmmmmm! I'm old but I'm not dead.

    How could I leave out Led Zepplin?
  11. HelenePA

    HelenePA <font color=red>I could use a cupcake now<br><font

    Aug 2, 2006

    Nope he did none of those songs! I saw him at the Bryce Jordan Center up at State College. The only "cool" thing I can say about that show was we had nose bleed seats. Me and my 2 friends got there pretty early, a guy was walking around and asked if this was where we were sitting for the show. We said yes.. he said.. Well if you give me your tix I'll give you 2nd row tix.. my friend who is a HUGE Bruce fan didnt think he was serious at first.. We actually had to talk her into it! lol But we wound up 2nd row for that show. For the encore we were allowed to stand at the stage, she touched his boot.. I have never seen someone so happy before over touching a shoe!

    There was ONE more show that was awful but its been so many years I had forgotten his name.. Sammy Kershaw, Aaron Tippin opened for him who was really good but Sammy? Honest to god it was so bad and to top it off he looked like a drowned rat.. not nice I know. :rolleyes1
  12. Lintasare

    Lintasare Holy Carp!

    Jul 16, 2007
    Best: The Moody Blues, seen them twice in concert and loved em both. Doesn't hurt they are my favorite band and I can sing along to their playlist. Get to see them again in a month.

    Runners Up: U2 and Tim McGraw, seen them 3 times each and each time it's been a good show.

    Worst: N'Sync. We were sitting in nosebleed at the old Mile High Stadium. The stadium was junk, the bathrooms in deplorable conditions. I was seated next to one of the crankiest women ever and I had tweens screaming in my ear and I was barely out of my teens myself. And it didn't help that the hotel shuttle never came to pick us up and left us stranded. Ended up having to call a cab.
  13. POOHsie

    POOHsie DIS Veteran

    May 4, 2010
    Great - The Monkees, '68. OK, I was young. Been to too many concerts, too long ago, to remember them all. Some I deny ever attending, so I won't get laughed at.

    Worst - I had free tickets to hear Michael Bolton. It was a waterfront bandstand in Miami, and the speakers were turned up so you could hear him all the way to the moon. His voice was vibrating thru my sternum and it hurt. Beside the fact that he was pathetic, his music was seriously hurting me. I left quickly.
  14. bballmom56

    bballmom56 DIS Veteran

    Feb 23, 2004
    Best - The recent James Taylor/Carole King tour, Harry Chapin, Trans Siberian Orchestra (not sure if that's considered a "concert" or a "show"), just saw a performance of Midtown Men, 4 guys who had been in Jersey Boys on Broadway singing songs from the 60s. It was great!

    Worst - Don't really have a worst.
  15. Adipoo

    Adipoo Mouseketeer

    May 5, 2010
    Let's go into the way back machine, shall we? Best would be George Harrison, Santana, Bryan Adams, and believe it or not, Savage Garden. Took my daughter because she loved them and I really enjoyed it.

    Worst concert ever...Sting. Annie Lennox was the only bright spot in that concert.

    Before I die...Pearl Jam or Eddie Vedder solo. I was so sad to have to miss Mark Knopfler's recent US tour, but someday!
  16. Soldier's*Sweeties

    Soldier's*Sweeties DIS Veteran

    Apr 3, 2009
    VERY BEST: Elton John AND Billy Joel

    Best: The Used, Our Lady Peace, AfI, Lady Gaga, Zac Brown Band

    Worst: I agree with a previous poster about Jackyl and pretty much any hip hop show I have been to.
  17. mickeyboat

    mickeyboat <font color=660099>Nothing like the cream and choc

    Oct 14, 2003
    Best - Garth Brooks

    Worst - Elton John.
  18. Disneylover99

    Disneylover99 DIS Veteran

    Jul 17, 2012
    The venue and your seats can make or break a concert.

    Best concert....Rush 1st time seeing them - Excellent sound and excellent seats

    Worst concert....Rush - 2nd time seeing them at a different venue - the acoustics were so bad, I couldn't figure out what song they were playing until half way through each song

    Another bad one for me was Joe Satriani - I fell asleep!
  19. Gumbo4x4

    Gumbo4x4 Note to the ladies who forgot to

    Jan 19, 2012
    I mentioned Marshall Tucker Band as my best, but they were also one of my not favorites. Same venue and the band was great both times. Second time though, the lead singer got real "creative" with the melodies, and it just did not work.
  20. Styx Fan

    Styx Fan DIS Veteran

    Jan 16, 2009
    Well if course Styx has been the best concerts:cool1: They still put on a fantastic, high energy show.

    Brett Michaels solo in a little tiny, very intimate venue before he had a huge resurgence in popularity.

    Bryan Adams.

    Bon Jovi.

    I know I have seen some that weren't very good....but my mind is just working that good this morning.
  21. goofinoff

    goofinoff "Just be cool! Don't be all like, uncool!"

    Aug 4, 2006
    This is a tough one because I've seen so many.

    Absolute best: Garth Brooks
    Close runners up: Kenny Cheney, Zac Brown, Van Halen, Jimmy Buffett, Bryan Adams, Luke Bryan, Rod Stewart, Elton John, James Taylor, Melissa Ethridge, Bonnie Raitt, Matchbox Twenty, B-52s, ZZ Top.
    I could go on and on!
    Worst: Stevie Nicks.....back in her drug days and completely forgot the words to several songs. She got boo'd. Genesis....saw them in Germany and every time Phil Collins spoke, he talked about "stupid, ignorant Americans". Tons of US servicemen and women were at this show. Awful.

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