quote:Originally posted by Red guy in a blue state:
Stevie Ray Vaughn and Lonnie Mack UCSD Gymnasium (1985-ish). Awesome show in small venue. We were able to get right up front for SRV. SRV's omitted many of his hits from his set and instead seemed to try to out-blues Lonnie Mack. Best show I have seen.
Social Distortion Wabash Hall 1987-ish. Small venue, very high energy. I found myself in the mosh pit several times that .
<head slap> how could I forget, I was at that SRV show. I'd have to add that to my list. Incidentally I was at the social D show as well, saw them a few times I can verify there were some huge dudes in the pit that night. I went to about 50 hard core punk shows around 85-87ish with the dead kennedys at California theater and bad brains at, somewhere, sticking out at the best punk shows I've seen.