What were some of the best live shows you've ever seen?
I think my favorites have been comedians. Though, I've never seen any of the super famous ones.
Foo Fighters several years back. Dave Grohl is an amazing performer and he did several encores for us. Every time he stepped off stage, a camera cut to the back area where he was drinking a beer and chilling with his bandmates and when the audience called for an encore, he came running. It was magnificent and I never wanted that night to end.
1992, The Bottom Line, NYC: They created a non-smoking section for me in front of the stage. We'd gone to see Leslie West and mountain, but soon they were joined by Clapton, who came onto the stage wearing the glasses/moustache/Big nose disguise - which didn't fool us one bit; THEN Ginger Baker and Keith Richards. They jammed all night. NOTHING like New York City! Oo oo and I forgot Dizzy Gillespie at Carnegie Hall...wait wait there was Billy Joel and Elton John, OYES and Tom Petty at Jones Beach...I can't say just one : (
Glastonbury one of the years it was a mud bath waiting for the main act to come - to the main stage, very cold and Michale Eavis who owns the land and puts on the whole show got his five year old daughter to play 'Twinkle Twinkle Little star on her violin' the crowd went wild shouted encore so many times, it was very sweet
I was staunchly against "new" Green Day until I saw them tour for 21st Century Breakdown. They play a 3 hour show and still have so much energy on stage. Since they are a bigger band, they can afford to incorperate over-the-top visuals to add to their performance. After that amazing show, I learned to like post-2004 Green Day.
AFI is also amazing live. The singer almost always crowd walks during some of the songs and still manages to continue singing. I saw them 5 times during their most recent tour!
Uriah Heep for $5 just a couple years ago - open seating. They came down into the crowd after the show and partied with people for a while. Second place Spirit - I worked security keeping people out until the promoters broke even - then we opened the doors to everyone. After the show, we went out to eat at the L&K Resturant (Now Bob's Big Boy I think) and sat next to the band for a late snack. Mr. Skin was very cool, both in song and in person
During Desert Storm we were along side the aircraft carrier the Indepence doing highline transfer. 5 Tom Cats one after the other took off the Independence flight deck. After that 3 Harrier lifted off and jetted away. The intense emotion that rushes through you is indescribable.