What are the 10 most memorable music performances you've seen? (Remember, "memorable" may not be good.)
Submitted by Bill.
Can I cheat?
US Festivals'82 & '83 (where I worked as a busperson at the beer garden on Heavy Metal and Country day so I could see the other shows for free). Everybody and their mom played those shows – David Bowie, The Clash, U2, Oingo Boingo, The Pretenders, The Talking Heads, The B-52's, The Police, The Kinks… - Glen Helen, CA – Thank you, Steve Wozniak!
Sinead O'Connor at The Stone – SF '87 or '88 (the club only held 300 people or something like that)
Lollapalooza '92 (the 2nd one, with Lush, Pearl Jam, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Jesus & Mary Chain, Cypress Hill, etc)
Grateful Dead at UNLV Silver Dome with Sting '93 (brain cell blow-out with the girls in the Lincoln Town Car). Saw them w/ Dave Matthews in '95 too but that show was not memorable for the musical aspect (last show before Jerry died)
Stone Roses – Palladium, LA, '95
Crowded House – Wiltern, LA, '95?
The Charlatans UK – Glashaus, Pomona, CA '94?
New Order – some roller rink in Orange County, the name of which I can't recall - '82?
Psychedelic Furs – Salt Lake City, UT – '84? Memorable partially due to seeing them in some cow patch, sitting on bales of hay on bleachers, while it snowed.
Paul Weller – every show except the one at the Palladium – Stanley Road tour
Joni Mitchell – Universal Ampitheatre, LA – '78 I was little, but I loved her – Bob Dylan and Jackson Browne and a mess of other people were in the audience. She invited them up to play.
Either I'm too old or saw too many shows to pick just 10. But I see they're all grouped in certain years…
I look forward to The Shins making this list!