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I'll also accept a Top 5.

1/20/2014 12:46:29 AM

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Flaming Lips & Enon, Cat's Cradle, Oct. 1 2000

1/20/2014 12:51:18 AM

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NIN - downward spiral tour 1994
deftones/incubus - vegas HOB 2000
dashboard - meymandi - was for the gf, but was a good show
coldplay - Viva La Vida - 3rd row tix helps propel this to the top

1/20/2014 12:51:54 AM

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Garth Brooks, Dean Dome, 1998.

1/20/2014 1:09:49 AM

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It was probably the last show I saw pre-9/11, which was Yngwie Malmsteen and Lizzy Borden at Tremont Music Hall in Charlotte, March 23, 2001. Malmsteen headlined and was amazing, but we had no idea about Lizzy Borden. That band stole the show.

1/20/2014 6:50:36 AM

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Foo Fighters @ The Fillmore Charlotte, Sept. 5 2012

[Edited on January 20, 2014 at 7:26 AM. Reason : ]

1/20/2014 7:26:27 AM

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There are some that come immediately to mind, though I may be overlooking some from 10+ yrs ago.

-Weezer at Tremont in Charlotte, January '97
-Jimmy Eat World at Terminal 5, NYC Winter '07
-Muse @ PNC back in 2010, GA seats up front helped with that one
-Billy Joel @ MSG in 2007, his 12th of 12 sold out shows in a row there.

1/20/2014 9:05:48 AM

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If I pull off the top of my head the first 5 that came to mind:

-The Dillinger Escape Plan @ The Brewery (2009)
-Between the Buried and Me - Silent Circus CD release show (2003)
-Beloved farewell show (2005)
-Smashing Pumpkins reunion @ Orange Peel (2007)
-The Mars Volta - 2008

There are tons of others that were awesome and some I would consider replacing the ones I just listed but I went with my gut there.

1/20/2014 9:24:34 AM

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havent been to many

KISS and Paul McCartney concerts had the best visuals
Van Halen might have sounded better in an outdoor venue

1/20/2014 9:54:25 AM

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I've seen just about every one of my favorite bands at one point or another in my life, top three to me were:

-George Thorogood and the Destroyers at some opera house in Orlando Florida, probably around 2006-07 over Spring Break. I went in not expecting much, but he was absolutely amazing

-Long Beach Dub Allstars at the Music Farm in Charleston, SC around 2000. I dont remember much about the actual show, but I did get to go backstage and drink beer/smoke weed with two of the original members of Sublime.

-Millencolin and Pennywise at The Nation in DC, somewhere around 1998-99. Met and chatted with the lead singer of Millencolin before the show.

1/20/2014 10:05:25 AM

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Opeth - 2013 Lincoln Theater
Metallica - 2011 Orion Festival in Atlantic City 2 Days - Pit Tix
Megadeth - 2007 House of Blues Myrtle Beach
BTBAM - 2013 Ziggy's Winston Salem
Overkill - 2010 Volume 11 Got front row and got to meet Blitz after the show.

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"-Smashing Pumpkins reunion @ Orange Peel (2007)"


I was at one of these too. I was kind of disappointed. Billy was pissed half of the show because his amps were messing up. He stopped in the middle of songs numerous times to complain. He also played a lot of obscure stuff that wasn't on their studio albums.



[Edited on January 20, 2014 at 10:17 AM. Reason : .]

1/20/2014 10:13:00 AM

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Arcade Fire, Cat's Cradle, 01/28/2005
Guided by Voices, Cat's Cradle, 10/22/2010

1/20/2014 10:13:44 AM

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rock the bells 2007 - rage against the machine, wutang, cypress hill, the roots, nas, blackstar, pharoahe monch, public enemy, murs and more

the roots at house of blues

wynton marsalis and his jazz band at lincoln center

a-trak at 1-oak in vegas


rock the bells in 2009 - when nas and damian marley shut it down

1/20/2014 10:17:05 AM

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The very first time I saw tool, Greenville sc in 2008 or 2009 I believe. It was almost life changing

1/20/2014 9:48:09 PM

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"Arcade Fire, Cat's Cradle, 01/28/2005"


and

Interpol at the Orange Peel during the fall of 2004 was excellent as well

[Edited on January 20, 2014 at 10:03 PM. Reason : that Arcade Fire show will always be #1 (eternal thanks to Vulcan91)]

1/20/2014 9:59:20 PM

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Pixies - Disco Rodeo 2004
White Stripes - Disco Rodeo 1999, Local 506 2000(?), Cat's Cradle 2001
Flaming Lips/Enon - Cat's Cradle 2000
Smashing Pumpkins - Cat's Cradle 2000
Sleater-Kinney - Cat's Cradle 2002
Man or Astroman?/Shannon Wright/The Spiders - Kings 2000(?)
Daniel Johnston - Kings 2003(?)
Shellac - Kings 2002
Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings - Kings 2005 (I got drunk and ended up on the stage)

1/20/2014 10:05:51 PM

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Can an entire festival count?

1/20/2014 11:16:45 PM

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I don't know off the top of my head, but some of them would've had to have been at the Cradle. Last 3 shows I saw recently though were Doobie Brothers, Earth, Wind and Fire, and Hall & Oates, all at about a 750 seat venue in Charlotte. Those were pretty quality.

1/20/2014 11:55:03 PM

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Phish - Big Cypress Seminole Indian Reservation - 12/31/1999
Roger Waters - Madison Square Garden, NYC - 10/06/2010
LCD Soundsystem - Terminal 5, NYC - 03/28/2011
Raconteurs - Roseland Ballroom, NYC - 09/26/2006
Radiohead - The Theater at MSG, NYC - 06/14/2006

Lots of others, but those popped into my head first.

1/21/2014 12:01:16 AM

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GWAR concert is certainly among the most memorable since it was in a very small venue. Anthrax probably had the best energy in the crowd for me.

1/21/2014 12:04:05 AM

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Quote :
"Phish - Big Cypress Seminole Indian Reservation - 12/31/1999"


yep

1/21/2014 12:41:16 AM

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Somewhere in the top 5 would be Mastodon at cats cradle in 2005.

1/21/2014 7:45:22 AM

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Don't remember the dates but:

Third Eye Blind ~2010 Raleigh
Interpol ~2011 Raleigh
Bon Iver ~2012 Dallas
Pearl Jam 2013 Dallas

Pearl Jam would be by far number one if we weren't in the nose bleeds, takes away from the show too much. Third Eye Blind was a great show, awesome energy, played all the hits, really small venue. Interpol was another small venue and they absolutely killed it, played all the hits like it was the first time they played them, awful acoustics in the venue though. Bon Iver was a total surprise, I am still not really into them but the live performance they put on is incredible and their album doesn't come close to doing it justice. My wife had to drag me to that one and I was blown away.

I would love to see some big shows like Tool, Deftones, etc but I can never seem to make it happen. Also, I REALLY prefer small venues, just such a better atmosphere.

1/21/2014 8:38:52 AM

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"Somewhere in the top 5 would be Mastodon at cats cradle in 2005."


I went to the one in 2009 at it was awesome too. They played the entire Crack the Skye album and then some old favorites. I got to meet Brann outside after the show and get his autograph.

1/21/2014 8:47:53 AM

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Tool at the Ritz (Disco Rodeo) back in 96ish was pretty cool

1/21/2014 8:51:13 AM

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Nas and Talib Kweli - Music Farm 2008
Nas and Damian Marley - House of Blues Myrtle Beach - 2010ish?
The Roots - House of Blues Myrtle Beach - 2009

1/21/2014 9:18:32 AM

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No. 1 for me is still the Foo Fighters at Fillmore Charlotte in 2012. from the concert thread...

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"holy shit, last night's Foo Fighters show in Charlotte was 3 and half hours of unrelenting rock. Probably the smallest venue FF has played in a decade, which they acknowledged, and they seemed to really enjoy it. The crowd was interesting, but had good energy and the band fed off of it. They kicked off right around 9:15 and broke set around 11:05. Their "encore" started about 11:20 and lasted over an hour finally finishing up with Everlong around 12:35.

I haven't seen FF live in probably 10 years, that show still being a top 10 for me, but this one blew it out of the water."


35 song set list that ranged from early Foo unreleased demos to the fan favorites and all points in between.

1/21/2014 10:02:16 AM

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"awful acoustics in the venue though"


easily enough to ruin a show

for me at least

1/21/2014 10:17:10 AM

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Daft Punk - Alive 2007 Tour in Coney Island NY, NY

1/21/2014 10:17:49 AM

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not happy at myself over forgetting to post the first ever Hopschotch show: Javelin/Future Islands @ Berkley. something special happened in that room that night that I don't think will ever be replicated.

1/21/2014 10:39:57 AM

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that sounds magical.

i went to (one of?) the last Dead shows in Charlotte. That was pretty fun, from what i can recall (not so much the music, but the experience).

[Edited on January 21, 2014 at 11:26 AM. Reason : ]

1/21/2014 11:20:16 AM

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1) Metallica - Summer Sanitarium in Rockingham...first time I'd seen them, thunderstorm broke out mid show and there was lightning in the distance behind the stage

2) Rage Against the Machine - Rock the Bells in NYC - felt like I'd been waiting my whole life to see them

1/21/2014 11:40:25 AM

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I was at the Metallica Rockingham show too. Was my first time seeing them as well. I would have listed that one but I enjoyed the Orion Festival more. Specifically the night they played RTL all the way through. The other night they played Black album all the way through.

1/21/2014 1:54:02 PM

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I was there...I've seen them so many times now it's difficult to pick later ones as favorites as they don't have as much of an impact as my first one. Also I stayed in the worst hotel in the world that night. Luckily the guy working the front desk was nice enough to come and collect the two glue traps with mice in them at 4 AM

1/21/2014 2:00:41 PM

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Yikes. We stayed in the Trump Plaza and it was fine. We stayed out til daylight each night and then slept til noon before heading to the show. We didn't even drink at the show. Just hate I missed Baroness who played at like 12:30.

1/21/2014 2:59:44 PM

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I can't remember any of the concerts I've seen. Should have just stayed home and played the album.

1/21/2014 3:02:09 PM

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Allman Brothers- July 1998 Charlotte. Jack Pearson and Dickey Betts. Nothing else came close for me.

1/22/2014 12:05:13 AM

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"The Roots - House of Blues Myrtle Beach - 2009"

that was an excellent show

1/22/2014 12:27:12 AM

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bttt

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