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Leonard Cohen

Un-freaking-believable show. Watching him perform Hallelujah literally sent chills up my spine.

May we all be as spry and utterly charming when we are 78 years old.

Winner

Where is that :envious: emoticon?


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Neil Young was great - wild and crazy metal guitar, not all of it recognizable as any particular tune, for at least a third of the show. I could have lived without the 5 minutes of Neil playing nothing but screetching feedback in the middle of the show, but otherwise I enjoyed it immensely.

And 3 days later I found myself in the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, again on free tickets thanks to my wonderful daughter, watching Cheap Trick and Aerosmith. Fell into a 70s time warp for a few hours, especially with Cheap Trick who played all the hits and were great fun. Icing on the cake was that I was there with my kids. Had the foresight years ago to ensure that they understood and appreciated the delights of classic stadium rock. And ended up in a section ful of drunken chicas dancing their brains out in their seats, just like back in the day. A good time was had by all!!! Banana
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3 days later I found myself in the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, again on free tickets thanks to my wonderful daughter, watching Cheap Trick and Aerosmith.


They played here during F1 weekend and I thought about pulling the trigger on tickets to see Cheap Trick (pass on Aerosmith) but didn't. Sounds like I should have. Bang
I used the term time warp because Cheap Trick were their old selves, boppin' all over the stage, cracking jokes, making faces, playing all the old hits adding extra choruses at the end just for fun. The crowd loved them - they spent 3 minutes on stage after the last song just soaking up the love. They got lots from me and the kids.
Not my favorite band or style of music, but I'll be seeing Train for the 3rd time tomorrow. My other half won tickets for free.
With all due respect to his greatness, influence and longevity, Buddy is really more of an "entertainer" than guitar player these days. Saw him at his club (for the 2nd time) a few years ago and also at the Eric Clapton Crossroads Festival in 2007. He is certainly still fun to watch, but they playing chops are a shadow of what they once were. I want to say it was the mid 90's when I saw him the first time. Just an observation; I'm not trying to disrespect the man by any means.
Flogging Molly last night at the Aragon Ballroom. They kicked major ass. The set was completely different than when we saw them a year ago, with many older songs pulled out. It was an extremely high energy set. One of the opening acts, Skinny Lister was very enterrtaining.

Dave King of FM reminds me of Dave Grohl in that those two guys onstage give the impression that they are having more fun than anyone else in the building. Bravo!
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Flogging Molly last night at the Aragon Ballroom. They kicked major ass. The set was completely different than when we saw them a year ago, with many older songs pulled out. It was an extremely high energy set. One of the opening acts, Skinny Lister was very enterrtaining.

Dave King of FM reminds me of Dave Grohl in that those two guys onstage give the impression that they are having more fun than anyone else in the building. Bravo!


You and I are kindred spirits when it comes to these guys. They put on a fabulous show and I agree King is having just as much fun, if not more, than we are.

Haven't been to anything lately, but just looked at my ticket stack and am pleased to report we have Bob Schneider, Bobby Caldwell, Diana Krall and Clapton coming up over the next couple months so the calendar is looking better soon!
Saw Bobby Caldwell a couple weeks ago and forgot to post about it. Man that dude has some pipes - put on a great show.

Going to the Grand Am race at Circuit of the Americas this weekend and just learned Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears will be playing at the amphitheater on race day. Cool
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Going to the Grand Am race at Circuit of the Americas this weekend


Heading that way soon myself.

Let's catch up at the F-1 track.
Ruthie Foster...at McCelvy Center, small venue, close...great voice, entertainer, can do it all, blues, gospel, classics, jazz, etc.
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Pink...go ahead, flame away. Took my wife for her birthday, turned out to be a great show.


If you're in NE Ohio was this concert at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland? I saw Rush there last year and the acoustics were great.
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Pink...go ahead, flame away. Took my wife for her birthday, turned out to be a great show.


She's got a great voice. Funhouse was a good album.
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Pink...go ahead, flame away. Took my wife for her birthday, turned out to be a great show.


If you're in NE Ohio was this concert at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland? I saw Rush there last year and the acoustics were great.


We actually went to see her at the United Center in Chicago. However, I did see The Boss at The Q, and the acoustics were terrific.
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Pink...go ahead, flame away. Took my wife for her birthday, turned out to be a great show.


March birthday? Damn another coincidence. My wife bday is on the 17th. She is a 1976. Yours?
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Pink...go ahead, flame away. Took my wife for her birthday, turned out to be a great show.

Not usually my cup of tea, but her song, "Stupid Girls" came out at an opportune time to school my (very smart) daughter, who was trying to fit in socially with the (stupid) crowd. So I thank her for that.
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Originally posted by patespo1:
Pink...go ahead, flame away. Took my wife for her birthday, turned out to be a great show.


March birthday? Damn another coincidence. My wife bday is on the 17th. She is a 1976. Yours?


Wow, this is getting crazy...yeah, she is March (26th, early bday weekend) but I landed an older one, by a year!

We are definitely going to have to offline this year. We had a great time with the DC crew last year.
Sorry, double posting to elicit more feedback:

Country isn't usually my niche, but Jeff Bridges and The Abiders are playing Seattle on Friday. Worth a ticket, in your opinion?
I did not see Crazy Heart.
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Took the wife to Maroon Five on Saturday. Not a bad show surprisingly.


Good to know. My wife wants to go when they come here and I got tickets, not really all that fired up about it but willing to go for some of their music.
Last night, an Ann and Nancy Wilson acoustical set, with a couple current members of Heart. They spent a few minutes first talking with their biographer, Charles Cross. Then launched into several numbers. Man, they're both about 10 years older than me, but Ann has still got the pipes, and during the last song, Nancy bounced around the stage like a 17 year old. That would've killed my knees.
Great show, and congratulations to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame for FINALLY coming to their senses.
I was pleasantly surprised by a group called String Fusion tonight. My wife took me to what I thought was some kind of community jazz band with a violinist. It turned out to be these guys. About half jazz and half rock covers with electric violin, electric guitar, bass (alternating between electric and double), drums, piano/keyboards, and sax/clarinet/flute. The end of the first set was Jessica, some Average White Band, a rocked up version of the presto from summer of the four seasons, and the devil went down to georgia. I was fairly blown away.

Here's a clip of them at a community event in youtube covering in memory of elizabeth reed:
elizabeth reed - electric violin
This may not really be a concert but I actually attended the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame ceremony on Thusday night. Aside from the borign speeches there were some great musical moments such as Randy Newman being accompanied by Tom Petty, Jackson Brown and John Fogerty; or Jennifer Hudson singing Donna Summer songs (and being fantastic), or Foo Fighters dressing up in wigs and kimonos to impersonate Rush.

For actual concerts I only have to wait until Tuesday when I see Rush in Austin, Texas on the opening night of their Clockwork Angels 2013 tour.

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