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    Best Concert Attended

    This one is a toughie for me and I've managed to narrow it down to a few so here goes;

    Planet X: Derek Sherinian, Dave LaRue, Virgil Donati and Tony MacAlpine. W-O-W. Awesome heavy concert comprised of come of the best musicians-for-hire in the world. I was in awe of MacAlpine's playing that night but the others were fantastic. Self-indulgent and bombastic, a great night with 'Dog Boots' probably the best song of the night.

    George; Another great bunch of musicians but in far different ways. More ethereal styles in their music and far less self-indulgent. But they put on a great show and really connected to the audience. Best song; 'Holiday' or '******* Son'.

    Frank Gambale; Had Frank, Virgil Donati and Yanni's bass player in the band. Full-on jazz-fusion but Frank gave it a rock edge on occasions. Just amazing musicianship again and I got a chance to chat to Virgil after the show over dinner at the pub. A great guy and one of the best drummers going around. 'Lydia's Love Van' was the absolute highlight for me.

    The Mavis's; Loved these guys. A great fun band which incited everyone to crowd surf. The female singer has the most frightening eyes of all time and they just rocked HARD. The best song of the night was EASILY 'Naughty Boy' but a huge surprise was when the male singer did an acoustic version of Dolly Parton's 'Joelene' Didn't see that one coming.

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    Muse - Incredible. Even though the crush when the huge intro bassline to the first song Hysteria started was horrific, it was by far the greatest concert of my life. Will never forget Plug In Baby, the whole moshpit jumping together and Matt Bellamy's voice completely drowned out by the crowd. Wonderful stuff.

    Honourable mentions too for Franz Ferdinand, Goodshirt (NZ band, seen them 3 times and awesome every time, so much better live than studio) and The Strokes (Big Day Out 2004)

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    Matchbox Twenty and Taxiride in Canberra a few years ago, was a great show...

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    LOL!

    I have been to so many, it is hard to narrow down.

    The best set I have seen is Oasis at Livid 2002.

    The best outright concert I have been to (I'd love to say Oasis 1998 - however they weren't at the best - but still brilliant) is Kiss.

    When I went to see them, I didn't really know much of their stuff - it was supposed to be their last concert in Australia. However, these guys know Glam rock and know how to put on a show.

    I'm going to R.E.M. in march, I'm hoping that show lives up to expectation.

    Recently I have seen some awesome shows - Powderfinger & The Polophonic Spree's set at the Big Day Out was simply fantastic.
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    Gotta be Reading in '92; my first festival.

    Highlights were The Manics (plus Richie), PJ Harvey, The Charlatans, Public Enemy, The Wonder Stuff, Henry Rollins, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds &, extra indie-saddo points, Nirvana's last ever UK appearance. There were rumours all weekend they wouldn't show, but they were massive; Kurt was pushed onto the stage in a wheelchair, hospital gown & blonde woman's wig by Everett True (Melody Maker journo).
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    Jethro Tull!!

    This old school band are much loved in my part of the country, I really like some of their distinctive music, the guys were really great and it was a pretty cool experience seeing fluteman Ian Anderson live!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby
    Gotta be Reading in '92; my first festival.

    Highlights were The Manics (plus Richie), PJ Harvey, The Charlatans, Public Enemy, The Wonder Stuff, Henry Rollins, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds &, extra indie-saddo points, Nirvana's last ever UK appearance. There were rumours all weekend they wouldn't show, but they were massive; Kurt was pushed onto the stage in a wheelchair, hospital gown & blonde woman's wig by Everett True (Melody Maker journo).
    Public Enemy were a highlight?

    They were at Livid one year, it was around the time that Pauline Hanson was running for the One Nation party - 1998. The main guy said "This song goes out to all my Aborigine brothers and sisters." I thought that was quite lame add to that their boring raps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mister Wright
    Public Enemy were a highlight?

    They were at Livid one year, it was around the time that Pauline Hanson was running for the One Nation party - 1998. The main guy said "This song goes out to all my Aborigine brothers and sisters." I thought that was quite lame add to that their boring raps.
    Sorry mate, but I love Public Enemy. "Fear of a Black Planet" & "It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back" are both kwality albums.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby
    Sorry mate, but I love Public Enemy. "Fear of a Black Planet" & "It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back" are both kwality albums.
    Another fan here. "Muse Sick N Hour Mess Age" wasn't half bad either.

    Best concert I've been to was probably Glenn Danzig at the Palace in '93. Reasonably small venue, unspeakably loud (probably not the loudest I've ever been to, that honor goes to the Zep Boys, a Led Zeppelin cover band back in the late 80's/early 90's - couldn't hear for four days after one of their gigs) and a great show.

    I saw Prince in '92 on the Diamonds and Pearls tour as well, that was amazing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Langeveldt
    Jethro Tull!!

    This old school band are much loved in my part of the country, I really like some of their distinctive music, the guys were really great and it was a pretty cool experience seeing fluteman Ian Anderson live!
    Ha! Tull were great. They must be a shadow of their former selves these days though. Would have loved to have seen them at the height of their powers around the "Thick as a Brick" days though. Do they still do the old classics like "Aqualung" and "Minstrel in the Gallery"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby
    Sorry mate, but I love Public Enemy. "Fear of a Black Planet" & "It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back" are both kwality albums.
    Indeed.

    I haven't been to many concerts, but Muse was excellent. Have to say Michael Jackson was pretty good (quite a while ago though).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mister Wright
    The Polophonic Spree's set at the Big Day Out was simply fantastic.

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    Must be the 2001. BDO..( not exact sure of the date ) But thats when Snoop Dogg feature with the Dogg Pound etc.. mayn that was awesome.. what i can remember of it.. is the best memories of it..

    But every concert ive been to .. i have an extremely good time..
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    I saw Savage Garden and Oasis.

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    Spiderbait were brilliant at the Melbourne BDO this year, Despite the drummer being hit by a bottle thrown from the crowd. But the best was System Of A Down again at this years BDO, everyone went crazy when they began 'Chop Suey'.
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