I just posted a message on the ‘Rush’ thread and it got me thinking about all of the live performances I have been to over many many years. Too many years come to think of it.
I’ve seen some absolute class gigs that will always remain in my memory such as Guns n Roses reunion at Leeds festival a couple of years ago, every Oasis gig I’ve been to, Def Leppard, Iron Maiden etc etc etc.
Other good times have been at concerts where artists, probably not known that well outside of the UK who have been superb, such as Kula Shaker, Paul Weller, The Sensational Alex Harvey Band and Ocean Colour Scene.
I’ve walked out of my fair share of gigs as well, wastng my money in the process. They were mainly in the 70’s in the punk era. My, some were excruciatingly poor!!
So, of all the live acts I’ve seen, I think they rank as follows,
Best: Oasis 2005, Newcastle Arena
2nd: James, 2001(ish), Manchester MEN Arena
Joint 3rd: Bon Jovi, 2003 (or 04) Old Trafford, Manchester, and AC/DC, 2001(ish) Manchester MEN Arena
I’d be interested to hear of ‘your’ favourites!