Rock Show's I've Seen Over the Years
Most of the concerts I saw took took place at the Philadelphia Spectrum. I saw so many concerts there and I'm just elated to be going to the Spectrum's final curtain call with Pearl Jam in October.
My favorite venue to see a show, however, is The Tower Theatre. Some of my favorite shows there include David Gilmour in 1984; The Rolling Stones in 2002; Roger Daltrey, Pete Townshend, Lou Reed, Tangerine Dream, The Kinks, CSN (acoustic) and just recently I saw Eddie Vedder with Steve Oakley.
My favorite concert of all time, however, was Live Aid. Chris DeFranco, Jay Friel and I sat in 90+ degree temperatures that day soaking in the sun and tunes. Stupid me, I wore jeans and at one point I tried to use a pen to rip a hole in them so that I could make shorts. I was unsuccessful. So, as I sat and listened to the music I watched the shade move across the stadium towards me. Just about the time we were finally sitting in shade Led Zeppelin took the stage. Stairway to Heaven never sounded cooler.
Below represents most of the shows I've seen. The * represents artists I've seen multiple times. The + classifies this artist as an opening act.
To see my ticket stubs and set-lists visit http://budurl.com/concerts
A Flock of Seagulls
Alice in Chains+
Blue Oyster Cult+
Crosby, Stills & Nash*
David Lee Roth
Frank Sinatra (w/Sammy Davis Jr. and Liza)
Guns & Roses+
Joan Jett & Blackhearts*
John Cougar Mellencamp
John Lee Hooker+
Katrina & Waves+
Monsters of Rock Festival
Nick Lowe (w/Paul Carrack)+
Stevie Ray Vaughn*
Tom Petty & Heartbreakers