Over the last 10 days:
Michael Kiwanuka (in Boston)- great voice, great music.

Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds (in NJ)- maybe I'm getting too old for these drunkfests. After paying a big premium to be inside and seated rather than be on the lawn (we were just before the rail and a walkway) some clowns in the row behind the walkway thought it was a good idea to throw chunks of ice at people standing in their way shortly after the show started. Jersey class all the way. After being pelted twice I stepped over the rail and we had a nice conversation. The rest of the show was very good.
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Originally posted by Primordialsoup:
Over the last 10 days:
Michael Kiwanuka (in Boston)- great voice, great music.

Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds (in NJ)- maybe I'm getting too old for these drunkfests. After paying a big premium to be inside and seated rather than be on the lawn (we were just before the rail and a walkway) some clowns in the row behind the walkway thought it was a good idea to throw chunks of ice at people standing in their way shortly after the show started. Jersey class all the way. After being pelted twice I stepped over the rail and we had a nice conversation. The rest of the show was very good.


DMB fans are known to be unshaven, unbathed and uneducated. Like people in Cleveland!
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Originally posted by patespo1:
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Originally posted by Vino Bevo:
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Originally posted by bomba503:
U2 at The Rose Bowl

Catching them in July at FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland with some friends who just moved there. Thanks for the great summary D - looking forward to it!


VB just saw this. My wife and I are going to the show, would love to meet for a drink beforehand. Shoot me an email at pespos7508 at aol dot com

Sorry for the delay - just saw this. Email sent as we'd love to meet up as well!
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Originally posted by Vino Bevo:
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Originally posted by patespo1:
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Originally posted by Vino Bevo:
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Originally posted by bomba503:
U2 at The Rose Bowl

Catching them in July at FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland with some friends who just moved there. Thanks for the great summary D - looking forward to it!


VB just saw this. My wife and I are going to the show, would love to meet for a drink beforehand. Shoot me an email at pespos7508 at aol dot com

Sorry for the delay - just saw this. Email sent as we'd love to meet up as well!


Got your email, response coming. You are in for a treat, the show in Pittsburgh last week was amazing.
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Originally posted by billhike:
I ticked off a bucket list show by seeing U2 last night at Soldier Field. They are not my favorite band and I'm generally not a fan of large stadium shows, but holy crap, this was incredible. It is easily in my top 5 all-time concert experiences.

We had general admission tickets on the field. We stood about mid-field, slightly left looking at the stage. We were next to a lighting/camera/spotlight tower that also included a slightly raised viewing platform for those who purchased "premium" tickets. It was nice to have a rail to keep others only on one side of it, and there was also a rubber/plastic edge around it that we could stand on. The extra couple inches of height aided my short wife. Smile

As Bomba noted above, they started with a few songs on a small stage that was a little out in the field connected to the main stage by a ramp. While there, they played only with minimalist lighting. It was a cool way to start before returning to the incredibly wide main stage that had a fantastic media screen behind it. I don't normally like large screens and prefer to focus on the performers, but this setup was incredibly well-integrated. A mixture of film, images, and live camera shots of the band while they played through the entire Joshua Tree album. I had not listened to it in a really, really long time. What an incredible piece of music, from start to finish. Rather than feel like you were watching a music video or a band on screens from miles away, they did a great job of making this feel closer to an arena show rather than a football stadium. The crowd all the way up to the rafters was on their feet the entire show. Sound was excellent from the start, and quite loud without being painful. Bono's voice was mostly great the whole time. A few slight cracks, but the dude is 57 and has been doing this a long time. Adam and Larry Jr. laid a great foundation and I thought the drum and bass mix were perfect. The Edge is The Edge - it was nice to see him get really animated during the livelier or heavier songs. Great backing vocals as well. Whatever you think of Bono's grandstanding, politicking or whatever, he is one of the greatest frontmen I've witnessed live. He had every person in the stadium engaged. Bullet The Blue Sky was my favorite performance of the setlist.

I have to give some kudos to the organization at Soldier Field, and I really expected somewhat of a cluster***k. I've been to one show before this one where GA ticket holders needed the credit card from the purchase for entry, and it took about 45 minutes in line to get in the United Center. I was NOT looking forward to a repeat at a facility with triple the capacity. They had a great setup last night as far as number of security/x-ray lines, credit card swipers, and people giving out the field access wristbands. We got parked a few minutes before gates opened at 5. I was getting anxious when I saw the massive queue of people at the GA entrance section, but we were inside with wristbands within 15 minutes. I was a little shocked, because it often seems in Chicago that those organizing large things can find a way to f*** up water cups and napkin dispensers. There were also a LOT or beverage vending stations on the field - mostly ringing the front row of the seating bowl but also next to some lighting/sound towers. Also, those with field access were able to go into a long, huge tunnel in the bowels of the stadium that had a ridiculous number of porta-johns. No waiting despite a capacity crowd with a huge number of people on the field. Kudos to the organizers - this was really well executed. Unfortunately, a new reality is seeing a lot of police with a lot of military-looking firepower. Thanks to them for keeping us safe.

Forumites going to see this tour are in for a hell of a treat.


Saw the Pittsburgh show Wednesday (yes, had to put up with the locals from Shitsburgh, but whatever).

I can't add much that hasn't already been said, but it was a terrific effort. Hearing the Joshua Tree from start to finish reminded me what a masterpiece it is. I would agree that the version of Bullet in the Blue Sky was amazing.

I liked the first few songs on the small stage quite a bit, I thought the opening song Sunday Bloody Sunday kicked off the show just right.

Can't wait to see them again in Cleveland July 1
Moody Blues 50th Anniversary Tour last night at Ch. Ste. Michelle winery. Great music, but I can't say it's the best concert I've ever been to. There was a projection behind them for most of the show, with a slideshow of pics of what they looked like back in their heyday. Probably wasn't the best idea, and (though I hate to say it) seemed a little lame. I've seen way better production from rank amateurs on YouTube.
They finished of course with Knights in White Satin, the poem being read by a recorded Jeremy Irons. That was a good choice. I'd give the music an A, production a C-. Mind you, my friend and I split 4 bottles between us during the concert.
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Originally posted by patespo1:
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Originally posted by Pinotlvr:
Iron Maiden in Tampa last night! They never fail to impress!


I'm sure the crowd there made the people of Cleveland seem quite sophisticated Razz


Hey, at least we shower more frequently than people from Cleveland Big Grin
While in Vegas on Friday night, we saw the Doobie Brothers and Chicago. I enjoy the Doobie Brothers, but never really considered myself a fan. They were excellent.

Chicago on the other hand, has always played a major part in my music. The first song my wife and I ever danced to (in 8th grade) was Color My World. I've always loved the brass in the Chicago catalog. Even though these guys are getting up there in age, this show was exceptional.

The final two guitar riffs that started the final song in each respective encore were probably two of the most recognizable in classic rock. China Grove for the Doobies and 25 Or 6 To 4 for Chicago.

What a great night, and the Park Theater at the Monte Carlo was a great venue for the show.
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Originally posted by thelostverse:
While in Vegas on Friday night, we saw the Doobie Brothers and Chicago. I enjoy the Doobie Brothers, but never really considered myself a fan. They were excellent.

Chicago on the other hand, has always played a major part in my music. The first song my wife and I ever danced to (in 8th grade) was Color My World. I've always loved the brass in the Chicago catalog. Even though these guys are getting up there in age, this show was exceptional.

The final two guitar riffs that started the final song in each respective encore were probably two of the most recognizable in classic rock. China Grove for the Doobies and 25 Or 6 To 4 for Chicago.

What a great night, and the Park Theater at the Monte Carlo was a great venue for the show.

Catching this show on Saturday out at the Circuit of the Americas amphitheater. Looking forward to it even more now.
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Originally posted by Vino Bevo:
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Originally posted by thelostverse:
While in Vegas on Friday night, we saw the Doobie Brothers and Chicago. I enjoy the Doobie Brothers, but never really considered myself a fan. They were excellent.

Chicago on the other hand, has always played a major part in my music. The first song my wife and I ever danced to (in 8th grade) was Color My World. I've always loved the brass in the Chicago catalog. Even though these guys are getting up there in age, this show was exceptional.

The final two guitar riffs that started the final song in each respective encore were probably two of the most recognizable in classic rock. China Grove for the Doobies and 25 Or 6 To 4 for Chicago.

What a great night, and the Park Theater at the Monte Carlo was a great venue for the show.

Catching this show on Saturday out at the Circuit of the Americas amphitheater. Looking forward to it even more now.


We seem to share musical tastes a bit VB, so I hope you like it. Chicago played for over two hours with a 15 minute break. Enjoy.
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Originally posted by sunnylea57:
As an added bonus, I believe that the Doobies have a founding member of Little Feat, Bill Payne, on keys. He's at or near the top of my list of best rock keyboardists.


I believe you are correct sir. I remember that when they were introducing the band.
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Originally posted by thelostverse:
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Originally posted by Pinotlvr:

.....but I love Hard to say I'm Sorry!


They played it, but thankfully not too many songs from that era.


Yea, I saw them last year with Earth, Wind & Fire...and they played it too..and yes, showed restraint with songs from Chicago 16 and 17.
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Originally posted by Pinotlvr:
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Originally posted by thelostverse:
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Originally posted by Pinotlvr:

.....but I love Hard to say I'm Sorry!


They played it, but thankfully not too many songs from that era.


Yea, I saw them last year with Earth, Wind & Fire...and they played it too..and yes, showed restraint with songs from Chicago 16 and 17.

The singer in my last band (before I got out of the music biz), Neil Donell, was close to being hired as Chicago's new singer last spring. It was between him and the guy they eventually hired. The Chicago guys are class acts, though, and when they toured through Ontario and Quebec last summer they invited him to sit in and sing with them at each of those shows.

He'll be sitting in again when they play in Toronto this summer.

Here's a clip with him from Montreal last summer doing You're the Inspiration.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dmZRXrHDj7g
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Originally posted by sunnylea57:
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Originally posted by Pinotlvr:
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Originally posted by thelostverse:
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Originally posted by Pinotlvr:

.....but I love Hard to say I'm Sorry!


They played it, but thankfully not too many songs from that era.


Yea, I saw them last year with Earth, Wind & Fire...and they played it too..and yes, showed restraint with songs from Chicago 16 and 17.

The singer in my last band (before I got out of the music biz), Neil Donell, was close to being hired as Chicago's new singer last spring. It was between him and the guy they eventually hired. The Chicago guys are class acts, though, and when they toured through Ontario and Quebec last summer they invited him to sit in and sing with them at each of those shows.

He'll be sitting in again when they play in Toronto this summer.

Here's a clip with him from Montreal last summer doing You're the Inspiration.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dmZRXrHDj7g


That's pretty cool. The guy that got the gig, Jeff Coffey, is pretty good himself, and is a dead ringer for Owen Wilson.
Finally getting around to a post to say Chicago and the Doobies were as amazing as ever. TLV's comments were spot on, and the crowd at the amphitheater at COTA was the largest I've ever seen for a concert there. I love seeing the kids singing along who weren't even alive when the band released their last album.
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Originally posted by vinoevelo:
Tears for fears / hall & oates. So much fun.


I so wanted to go to this show but couldn't make the trip. Saw Tears for Fears at Radio City Music Hall over 30 years ago. One of my all time favourite bands. Hall & Oates a fave as well.
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Originally posted by Vino Bevo:
Just purchased our tickets to see Hall & Oates with St. Paul & the Broken Bones in September. Prior to that show we've got U2 in July followed shortly by Don Henley's 70th birthday concert. I'm rather excited about the next 90 days.

Nice, VB!

I'm joining a couple forum members in September for the U2 show in Phoenix.
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Originally posted by gigabit:
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Originally posted by Vino Bevo:
Just purchased our tickets to see Hall & Oates with St. Paul & the Broken Bones in September. Prior to that show we've got U2 in July followed shortly by Don Henley's 70th birthday concert. I'm rather excited about the next 90 days.

Nice, VB!



I'm joining a couple forum members in September for the U2 show in Phoenix.


Tried to join you guys but I'll be in Napa with my wife on 9/19. Hoping to catch up with VB before the July 1 show
Just picked up tickets for U2 in Buffalo in September, to go with tickets for both McCartney in Detroit and Roger Waters in Ottawa the first week of October. Add in the start of football and I will be spending a few weeks as giddy as a little girl!
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Originally posted by bman:
Just picked up tickets for U2 in Buffalo in September, to go with tickets for both McCartney in Detroit and Roger Waters in Ottawa the first week of October. Add in the start of football and I will be spending a few weeks as giddy as a little girl!


I'm gonna see McCartney in about 2 weeks Smile Sadly McCartney, Waters and Rod Stewart are all in Tampa within 4 days of each other..so since I must take my wife to Rod...I had to skip Waters as I don't think I can muster the energy to hit 3 shows in 4 days.
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Originally posted by Pinotlvr:
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Originally posted by bman:
Just picked up tickets for U2 in Buffalo in September, to go with tickets for both McCartney in Detroit and Roger Waters in Ottawa the first week of October. Add in the start of football and I will be spending a few weeks as giddy as a little girl!


I'm gonna see McCartney in about 2 weeks Smile Sadly McCartney, Waters and Rod Stewart are all in Tampa within 4 days of each other..so since I must take my wife to Rod...I had to skip Waters as I don't think I can muster the energy to hit 3 shows in 4 days.


Can't do 3 shows in 4 days = wussie...... Wink
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Originally posted by bman:
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Originally posted by Pinotlvr:
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Originally posted by bman:
Just picked up tickets for U2 in Buffalo in September, to go with tickets for both McCartney in Detroit and Roger Waters in Ottawa the first week of October. Add in the start of football and I will be spending a few weeks as giddy as a little girl!


I'm gonna see McCartney in about 2 weeks Smile Sadly McCartney, Waters and Rod Stewart are all in Tampa within 4 days of each other..so since I must take my wife to Rod...I had to skip Waters as I don't think I can muster the energy to hit 3 shows in 4 days.


Can't do 3 shows in 4 days = wussie...... Wink

I was thinking the same thing. Three shows where everyone sits the whole time! Big Grin
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Originally posted by billhike:
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Originally posted by bman:
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Originally posted by Pinotlvr:
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Originally posted by bman:
Just picked up tickets for U2 in Buffalo in September, to go with tickets for both McCartney in Detroit and Roger Waters in Ottawa the first week of October. Add in the start of football and I will be spending a few weeks as giddy as a little girl!


I'm gonna see McCartney in about 2 weeks Smile Sadly McCartney, Waters and Rod Stewart are all in Tampa within 4 days of each other..so since I must take my wife to Rod...I had to skip Waters as I don't think I can muster the energy to hit 3 shows in 4 days.


Can't do 3 shows in 4 days = wussie...... Wink

I was thinking the same thing. Three shows where everyone sits the whole time! Big Grin


And the guy not only goes to multiple Iron Maiden shows but travels around the country to see them! Sad!! Razz Wink
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Originally posted by bman:


And the guy not only goes to multiple Iron Maiden shows but travels around the country to see them! Sad!! Razz Wink


Its about priorities! Not to mention crowd avoidance...its the energy needed to deal with the crowd for 3 out of 4 nights...not the energy needed to sit in my seats for 3 shows..LOL

Though since I'm used to Maiden shows, which one does not sit during, I might have to stand for these to the annoyance of the geriatric crowd around me.
Had great seats for the Bruno Mars show at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas last night. This was for the closing night party of the Cisco Live conference. He and his band played most of their hits over the span of 75 minutes. They wisely only played one ballad (When I Was Your Man), as the crowd was predominantly male.

As per their rep, BM and his band put on a high-energy show and definitely connected with the crowd. I doubt anyone left thinking the show was boring or a waste of time.
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Originally posted by fusionstorm:
Had great seats for the Bruno Mars show at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas last night. This was for the closing night party of the Cisco Live conference. He and his band played most of their hits over the span of 75 minutes. They wisely only played one ballad (When I Was Your Man), as the crowd was predominantly male.

As per their rep, BM and his band put on a high-energy show and definitely connected with the crowd. I doubt anyone left thinking the show was boring or a waste of time.


Is this a real post? Bruno Mars? This is horrible music. Do any adults go to his shows without their kids.

"Most of their hits" That was pretty funny.
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Originally posted by Napacat:
Debating buying McCartney tickets for next Friday in Miami. It has been at least 25 years since I saw him live.

Thinking I have to do it...and hope he plays A Day In The Life! Anyone seen it yet this year?

I might do it just to say I saw him live. But realistically, the last time I saw him perform on TV (I think it was SNL last year), his voice was just gone. It was pretty sad.
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Originally posted by Napacat:
Debating buying McCartney tickets for next Friday in Miami. It has been at least 25 years since I saw him live.

Thinking I have to do it...and hope he plays A Day In The Life! Anyone seen it yet this year?

I was surprised to see on setlist.fm that he played A Day In The Life at Desert Trip. But other than that, the last time he played it was in 2012. Which makes sense, since it's a Lennon song. Sure, McCartney wrote and sang the bridge, but this is about as "Lennon" a song as you can get.
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Originally posted by sunnylea57:
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Originally posted by Napacat:
Debating buying McCartney tickets for next Friday in Miami. It has been at least 25 years since I saw him live.

Thinking I have to do it...and hope he plays A Day In The Life! Anyone seen it yet this year?

I was surprised to see on setlist.fm that he played A Day In The Life at Desert Trip. But other than that, the last time he played it was in 2012. Which makes sense, since it's a Lennon song. Sure, McCartney wrote and sang the bridge, but this is about as "Lennon" a song as you can get.


I think I would go for this song alone. My favourite Beatles song. But missing Lennon's voice would be tough...as I much prefer his to Paul's.
I think all of my favourite Beatles songs...Lennon sings!
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Originally posted by Napacat:
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Originally posted by sunnylea57:
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Originally posted by Napacat:
Debating buying McCartney tickets for next Friday in Miami. It has been at least 25 years since I saw him live.

Thinking I have to do it...and hope he plays A Day In The Life! Anyone seen it yet this year?

I was surprised to see on setlist.fm that he played A Day In The Life at Desert Trip. But other than that, the last time he played it was in 2012. Which makes sense, since it's a Lennon song. Sure, McCartney wrote and sang the bridge, but this is about as "Lennon" a song as you can get.


I think I would go for this song alone. My favourite Beatles song. But missing Lennon's voice would be tough...as I much prefer his to Paul's.
I think all of my favourite Beatles songs...Lennon sings!


You are Canadian?
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Originally posted by wine+art:
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Originally posted by Napacat:
No...why because of favourite? Proper British spelling!


Are you British?

If so, you don't spell anything else the proper way.


Not British...work with a lot of British people. And my spelling is top notch...save for the occasional type-o here and there.

Clearly that cannot be a top concern of yours? I like that spelling by the way...along with colour.
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Originally posted by Napacat:
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Originally posted by wine+art:
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Originally posted by Napacat:
No...why because of favourite? Proper British spelling!


Are you British?

If so, you don't spell anything else the proper way.


Not British...work with a lot of British people. And my spelling is top notch...save for the occasional type-o here and there.

Clearly that cannot be a top concern of yours? I like that spelling by the way...along with colour.


TYPO! Roll Eyes
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Originally posted by wine+art:
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Originally posted by Napacat:
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Originally posted by wine+art:
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Originally posted by Napacat:
No...why because of favourite? Proper British spelling!


Are you British?

If so, you don't spell anything else the proper way.


Not British...work with a lot of British people. And my spelling is top notch...save for the occasional type-o here and there.

Clearly that cannot be a top concern of yours? I like that spelling by the way...along with colour.


TYPO! Roll Eyes


Ok to appease you typo
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Originally posted by Napacat:
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Originally posted by wine+art:
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Originally posted by Napacat:
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Originally posted by wine+art:
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Originally posted by Napacat:
No...why because of favourite? Proper British spelling!


Are you British?

If so, you don't spell anything else the proper way.


Not British...work with a lot of British people. And my spelling is top notch...save for the occasional type-o here and there.

Clearly that cannot be a top concern of yours? I like that spelling by the way...along with colour.


TYPO! Roll Eyes


Ok to appease you typo


Umm, you were not talking blood type!
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Originally posted by wine+art:
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Originally posted by Napacat:
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Originally posted by wine+art:
[QUOTE]Originally posted by Napacat:
[QUOTE]Originally posted by wine+art:
[QUOTE]Originally posted by Napacat:
No...why because of favourite? Proper British spelling!


Are you British?

If so, you don't spell anything else the proper way.


Not British...work with a lot of British people. And my spelling is top notch...save for the occasional type-o here and there.

Clearly that cannot be a top concern of yours? I like that spelling by the way...along with
Umm, you were not talking blood type!


Perhaps...but not really in context. Slow night?
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Originally posted by Napacat:
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Originally posted by wine+art:
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Originally posted by Napacat:
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Originally posted by wine+art:
[QUOTE]Originally posted by Napacat:
[QUOTE]Originally posted by wine+art:
[QUOTE]Originally posted by Napacat:
No...why because of favourite? Proper British spelling!


Are you British?

If so, you don't spell anything else the proper way.


Not British...work with a lot of British people. And my spelling is top notch...save for the occasional type-o here and there.

Clearly that cannot be a top concern of yours? I like that spelling by the way...along with
Umm, you were not talking blood type!


Perhaps...but not really in context. Slow night?


You always have an excuse, deflect well and are truly obtuse on your very best day. Big Grin

Congrats. Your president serves you as a fine example that you follow very well.

What were you saying about your ... my spelling is top notch!
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Originally posted by wine+art:
Napa, hurry. The glue is about to dry on the label for your exquisite Napa wine.


Why would anyone care if someone drinks young wine? Why must the president be brought into every conversation? I voted Republican...still glad I did and will not apologize for it.

You can still pine for Hill.
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Originally posted by Napacat:
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Originally posted by wine+art:
Napa, hurry. The glue is about to dry on the label for your exquisite Napa wine.


Why would anyone care if someone drinks young wine? Why must the president be brought into every conversation? I voted Republican...still glad I did and will not apologize for it.

You can still pine for Hill.


Clearly he has made you proud!

You don't have a clue who I voted for. You see my simple minded one, there are people who hold people accountable after they are elected, regardless.
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Originally posted by wine+art:
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Originally posted by Napacat:
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Originally posted by wine+art:
Napa, hurry. The glue is about to dry on the label for your exquisite Napa wine.


Why would anyone care if someone drinks young wine? Why must the president be brought into every conversation? I voted Republican...still glad I did and will not apologize for it.

You can still pine for Hill.


Clearly he has made you proud!

You don't have a clue who I voted for. You see my simple minded one, there are people who hold people accountable after they are elected, regardless.


Fair enough...enjoy the back and forth. Have a good night. I think there are many wise people on this forum and I look forward to learning from them.

Cheers
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Originally posted by Napacat:
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Originally posted by fusionstorm:
Had great seats for the Bruno Mars show at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas last night. This was for the closing night party of the Cisco Live conference. He and his band played most of their hits over the span of 75 minutes. They wisely only played one ballad (When I Was Your Man), as the crowd was predominantly male.

As per their rep, BM and his band put on a high-energy show and definitely connected with the crowd. I doubt anyone left thinking the show was boring or a waste of time.


Is this a real post? Bruno Mars? This is horrible music. Do any adults go to his shows without their kids.

"Most of their hits" That was pretty funny.

You've confirmed yet again you are as dumb as you look.

http://www.billboard.com/biz/a...-fastest-male-artist
U2 Saturday night in Cleveland. I enjoyed this a bit more than the Pittsburgh show a few weeks ago, the crowd (and band) seemed a bit more ready to 'rock out'. I think because it was the last show on this leg of the North American tour.

Stunning visuals again accompanied excellent sound. Bono needed a song or two to get his voice warmed up, but the band was on point from start to finish. The Edge absolutely shredded Bullet in the Blue Sky.

I hope Vino Bevo chimes in as he was at the show as well (will meet up next time or down in Austin!).

If you have the opportunity to see the next leg when they come back to North American, you should spend the money and go.
Perfect summary patespo1 - we've seen U2 numerous times over the years and this was one of the best performances we've experienced. Joshua Tree was a transformative album and it brought back so many memories to hear it like we did back in the 80s. The sound quality was outstanding and the crowd was rockin! Excellent show - sad we missed to opportunity to meet but we will rectify that, soon.

Have really enjoyed our time in Cleveland so far. Had a fabulous time at the Museum of Art yesterday. First time here and won't be the last.
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Originally posted by fusionstorm:
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Originally posted by Napacat:
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Originally posted by fusionstorm:
Had great seats for the Bruno Mars show at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas last night. This was for the closing night party of the Cisco Live conference. He and his band played most of their hits over the span of 75 minutes. They wisely only played one ballad (When I Was Your Man), as the crowd was predominantly male.

As per their rep, BM and his band put on a high-energy show and definitely connected with the crowd. I doubt anyone left thinking the show was boring or a waste of time.


Is this a real post? Bruno Mars? This is horrible music. Do any adults go to his shows without their kids.

"Most of their hits" That was pretty funny.

You've confirmed yet again you are as dumb as you look.

http://www.billboard.com/biz/a...-fastest-male-artist


Another childish post...personallly insulting. Continue if that gets you off. I find his music brutal to listen to. My opinion. Actually most of the current music is in a bad place. Look at most responses on this post....almost no current concerts.

No wonder there are not a lot of new members. Some of you just cannot be an adult.
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Originally posted by Napacat:
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Originally posted by fusionstorm:
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Originally posted by Napacat:
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Originally posted by fusionstorm:
Had great seats for the Bruno Mars show at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas last night. This was for the closing night party of the Cisco Live conference. He and his band played most of their hits over the span of 75 minutes. They wisely only played one ballad (When I Was Your Man), as the crowd was predominantly male.

As per their rep, BM and his band put on a high-energy show and definitely connected with the crowd. I doubt anyone left thinking the show was boring or a waste of time.


Is this a real post? Bruno Mars? This is horrible music. Do any adults go to his shows without their kids.

"Most of their hits" That was pretty funny.

You've confirmed yet again you are as dumb as you look.

http://www.billboard.com/biz/a...-fastest-male-artist


Another childish post...personallly insulting. Continue if that gets you off. I find his music brutal to listen to. My opinion. Actually most of the current music is in a bad place. Look at most responses on this post....almost no current concerts.

No wonder there are not a lot of new members. Some of you just cannot be an adult.

Your response to fusionstorm's post was rude and insulting. What makes you think that your taste in music is so awesome that you have the right to criticize others' taste? No wonder members here jump on newbies. Some of you just cannot be an adult.
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Had great seats for the Bruno Mars show at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas last night. This was for the closing night party of the Cisco Live conference. He and his band played most of their hits over the span of 75 minutes. They wisely only played one ballad (When I Was Your Man), as the crowd was predominantly male.

As per their rep, BM and his band put on a high-energy show and definitely connected with the crowd. I doubt anyone left thinking the show was boring or a waste of time.


Is this a real post? Bruno Mars? This is horrible music. Do any adults go to his shows without their kids.

"Most of their hits" That was pretty funny.

You've confirmed yet again you are as dumb as you look.

http://www.billboard.com/biz/a...-fastest-male-artist


Another childish post...personallly insulting. Continue if that gets you off. I find his music brutal to listen to. My opinion. Actually most of the current music is in a bad place. Look at most responses on this post....almost no current concerts.

No wonder there are not a lot of new members. Some of you just cannot be an adult.

Your response to fusionstorm's post was rude and insulting. What makes you think that your taste in music is so awesome that you have the right to criticize others' taste? No wonder members here jump on newbies. Some of you just cannot be an adult.


Sunny, you are correct. The man is completely obtuse.

His post was highly confrontational and aggressive as opposed to simply ignoring the post altogether or simply offering an opinion.

It is not a leap of faith to see why he supports Trump. They both see the world in a hyper myopic way, lacks the ability to articulate a position, changes what he says time and time again when it is pointed out he is simply wrong.

Now, the entire forum is at fault, not himself. Sound familiar? Big Grin
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U2 Saturday night in Cleveland. I enjoyed this a bit more than the Pittsburgh show a few weeks ago, the crowd (and band) seemed a bit more ready to 'rock out'. I think because it was the last show on this leg of the North American tour.

Stunning visuals again accompanied excellent sound. Bono needed a song or two to get his voice warmed up, but the band was on point from start to finish. The Edge absolutely shredded Bullet in the Blue Sky.

I hope Vino Bevo chimes in as he was at the show as well (will meet up next time or down in Austin!).

If you have the opportunity to see the next leg when they come back to North American, you should spend the money and go.


Saw them in Toronto a few weeks ago. Wonderful show and as everyone has said, while it's my least favorite song on the album, they absolutely rocked Bullet in the Blue Sky. Got the bucket list check mark (one I never thought I was going to get to check) of hearing Redhill mining town live. Even though I don't like the remix they did it was still that song and live so...

Bono's voice is shot unfortunately. I've heard him many times through the years and that night he couldn't hit a number of notes and either went down an octave, had the Edge fill in or the crowd did. He was also a bar early in three different songs which was surprising.

Still, great show and the Lumineers were a great opening.
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Was just offered fantastic seats to see Korn. Doesn't matter how great the seats are and the fact that they were free, you would have to pay me a fairly significant amount of money to attend.

Great of the guy to offer but...

Saw them a long time ago. Though I've only spent a few hours with you, I can see Korn not being your thing. Big Grin

Guessing Bono just had a bad night or maybe a cold for your U2 show. He sounded really good when we saw them last month.
Rob - I thought Bono's voice was a bit off the first song or two in Cleveland as well, and figured since it was the last of their North American stops maybe he was just strained/tired. By the third or fourth song he was warmed up though and absolutely slayed it, hitting all the notes. Maybe just an off night in Toronto?

I'm with you 100% on Red Hill Mining Town, and I also enjoyed hearing Bad live for the first time (at least that I can remember). Fabulous show!
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Originally posted by Rob_Sutherland:
Was just offered fantastic seats to see Korn. Doesn't matter how great the seats are and the fact that they were free, you would have to pay me a fairly significant amount of money to attend.

Great of the guy to offer but...

Saw them a long time ago. Though I've only spent a few hours with you, I can see Korn not being your thing. Big Grin

Guessing Bono just had a bad night or maybe a cold for your U2 show. He sounded really good when we saw them last month.


Are you saying Rob wouldn't make a good Freak on a Leash? I guess I'd see Korn for free, but wouldn't pay to see them.

This weekend is a geriatric weekend for me...Rod Stewart tomorrow night (for wife) and Monday (yea, I know not weekend), Paul McCartney (for me)

Need to start clearing some of my backlog:

July:
Rod Stewart
Paul McCartney
Ratt

August:
Lionel Ritchie

September:
Green Day
Brad Paisley
Last night in Dallas - Don Henley's 70th birthday party. He and his band played music from the last 40+ years with special guests Timothy B. Schmit, Patty Smyth, Joe Walsh and Stevie Nicks. Honestly one of the best performances I've seen in the last 20 years. Everyone on stage was having a blast and the crowd was unreal. The night ended with a rocking cover of Birthday from the Beatles. Great night!
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Last night in Dallas - Don Henley's 70th birthday party. He and his band played music from the last 40+ years with special guests Timothy B. Schmit, Patty Smyth, Joe Walsh and Stevie Nicks. Honestly one of the best performances I've seen in the last 20 years. Everyone on stage was having a blast and the crowd was unreal. The night ended with a rocking cover of Birthday from the Beatles. Great night!


Sounds awesome! My old neighbor who moved back to Dallas was there also and loved it too.
Palm Sugar. I had never heard of them but Boyd Tinsley from Dave Matthews Band was playing with them so my wife and I went. He played the first 4 songs with them and took a break to let them play. 30 minutes later he still wasn't back out so we paid our tab and left.
80's time warp as I saw Ratt at the HOB in Orlando. First concert I ever went to was Ratt in 1987, so it was more for sentimental reasons. 30 years later made for an enjoyable show for that reason...and they sounded better than I had anticipated. Pearcy never had the greatest voice and it hasn't aged well either, but with many songs being crowd sing-a-longs...it was enjoyable evening..despite the HOB really packing people in like sardines. Damn, I'd have gladly paid $10 extra to have a few less people in the place.
Went up to Santa Barbara to watch Slightly Stoopid at the Santa Barbara Bowl. What a great venue. I hope to make it back again.

Headed out to Austin this weekend to see them again at Whitewater Amphitheater in New Braunfels. I hear that venue is really cool and fun. Bummed that it's so far out of Austin. It's crushing my happy hour.

Following that up with a country show (Randy Rogers Band) in Austin on Saturday. Stoked to see a local country band in the heart of Texas. My first time in Texas, I want the real deal.
Within three days of each other:
Brit Floyd- digitally processed but very clean and precise.
Aussie Pink Floyd- more organic with a fuller/richer sound, IMO, as they don't process like Brit Floyd. Front row was good too.
Both bands fun if you like the genre. Went with my cousin who is in the new Floyd cover band Hey You in Dallas area. He loved it. Good times.

Earlier this month passed on Randy Newman with the wife to see Tedeschi Trucks band with brother, cousin, and his wife. Derek Trucks is the master of the slide on guitar. Hoping to catch them at one of their 6 nights @ The Beacon in NYC in Oct. with The Greyhounds (who are excellent, btw). That is a great double bill.
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Seeing Fleet Foxes in about 45 minutes.


Envious. Though even more envious of my daughter who is at Lalapalooza right now. She called me last night to say that Cage the Elephant was the best live performance she's seen (The singer was outrageous). Enjoy tonight.
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Lyle Lovett & the Large Band

What did you think?


It was my 6th time seeing him, but it had been a few years since I'd seen with with the Large Band. It seems the years of riding (horses and dirt bikes), breaking legs, etc. are taking their toll. Lyle didn't move very well as he entered the stage. At first, I thought his voice might also be starting to decline - he's 60 now after all. BUT, they quickly got right back on-track and delivered a great show. Francine Reed, as usual upstaged damn near everybody - that woman can really sing. The Professor was on-point and crushed a couple solo jam opportunities. Luke impressed (fiddle) as did Matt on the piano. They still bring a very professional a super-tight show.

They played songs from a number of albums, which was pretty special.

My wife remarked, to start the evening: "we've seen them enough. This'll be the last time we see him." After the show, she opined "I'd see them again next year!"
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Lyle Lovett & the Large Band

What did you think?


It was my 6th time seeing him, but it had been a few years since I'd seen with with the Large Band. It seems the years of riding (horses and dirt bikes), breaking legs, etc. are taking their toll. Lyle didn't move very well as he entered the stage. At first, I thought his voice might also be starting to decline - he's 60 now after all. BUT, they quickly got right back on-track and delivered a great show. Francine Reed, as usual upstaged damn near everybody - that woman can really sing. The Professor was on-point and crushed a couple solo jam opportunities. Luke impressed (fiddle) as did Matt on the piano. They still bring a very professional a super-tight show.

They played songs from a number of albums, which was pretty special.

My wife remarked, to start the evening: "we've seen them enough. This'll be the last time we see him." After the show, she opined "I'd see them again next year!"

Glad you enjoyed it! When I'm asked what are the best concerts I've seen his shows always come to mind as some of the most entertaining. It's been a couple years for us as well - need to fix that!
At the Grand Ole Opry tonight-

Bill Anderson- excellent with infectious enthusiasm

Linda Davis- meh

Rascal Flatts- talented but I'm not a fan of new country pop

Del McCoury Band- wonderfully talented musicians all. Great solos on banjo, mandolin, fiddle, and guitar

Vince Gil- had a bad cold and did his best with a hoarse voice

Mike Willis- wonderful powerful voice
Saw Coldplay last weekend. Terrific show. They sounded excellent, and it was like a 2.5 hour party/rave. They played all of their hits, a few songs off of their new LP, which were very good.
On their way to the West Coast if anyone wants a fun night out.
Saw Slightly Stoopid play again after the horse races in Del Mar last week. So much fun. Too bad I can't pick a winner on the track.

A couple of weeks ago I saw the Avett Bros. Man they are amazing. No opening band. Just 2 1/2 hours of pure music and fun. Ultra talented band.
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Saw Slightly Stoopid play again after the horse races in Del Mar last week. So much fun. Too bad I can't pick a winner on the track.

A couple of weeks ago I saw the Avett Bros. Man they are amazing. No opening band. Just 2 1/2 hours of pure music and fun. Ultra talented band.


Nice on both fronts

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