I saw Metal Church opening for Megadeth last night. Pretty sick show! Very hot and intimate sold-out show with 1600 maniacs, give or take I didn't check any stuff beforehand, so everything was a nice surprise. A crew member dressed up as Vic Rattlehead came out on stage during Peace Sells
Just got back from Leeds fest yesterday and it was fucking AWESOME Seeing both Muse (top 3 fave band, and they played Showbiz, which is one of my favorites and I think this is the first time they've played it in over 10 years ) and Eminem (childhood hero) in the same weekend was a dream come true I guess since I'm already posting I'll mention the other artists I've seen over the years: OneRepublic - my first concert Bon Jovi Alice Cooper Aerosmith Queen + Adam Lambert Radiohead and I'm pretty sure I saw some others that I can't recall at the moment.
And other artists I saw at the festival include: Kasabian M O S E S Boston Manor You Me At Six Jimmy Eat World QOTSA - which weren't in the lineup, but did a surprise show Tape Face Oh Wonder Rock Bottom Risers Watsky The Golden Age of TV Korn RavenEye Circa Waves Major Lazer Danny Brown Bastille Anna Sraker
Unfortunately, I missed some acts that I wanted to see like Haim and Everything Everything, but I still had a blast
Just saw Kamelot. Fucking amazing show, everyone were awesome and the crowd was lit! One of the best shows I've seen. Kobra and the Lotus opened for them, and funny thing - I was in the front with a Maiden shirt on, and Kobra pointed at me and said she liked my shirt...and did Fear of the Dark right after! Really enjoyed everything
I saw Dead & Co. at Madison Square Garden Tuesday evening.
I am a very casual Dead fan, meaning that I've listened to the two disc Best Of from a few years ago, and I've heard American Beauty from start to finish. I find their catalog quite intimidating, especially the live material, which is innumerable. I also know that the Dead isn't going to come out and play "Touch of Grey," "Casey Jones," "Truckin," "Friend of the Devil," or any of the songs that are considered hits for them. They never do the same show twice and basically play anything and everything.
I got the tickets for free from my girlfriend's mother, who won them in a Q-104.3 contest, but hates the Dead. My girlfriend also didn't have an interest, so I asked a good friend and college fraternity brother to accompany. We prepared appropriately, drinking and taking a few hits of a joint before heading into the Garden.
The Dead more or less took the stage right at the printed 7:00 start time, which I'm not accustomed to, so we were heading into our seats just as the first song was in progress (it was "Hell in a Bucket"). We had great seats a few rows behind the stage.
I wound up really enjoying the show despite not recognizing every song, just based on the sheer brilliance of the musicianship and the vibe of the crowd. "Estimated Prophet" was a highlight for me, they killed it, and "U.S. Blues" was a fantastic encore.
Just saw Graham Bonnet last night, and he was excellent. Still doing that key change from "Since You've Been Gone", and he's going to be 70 next month. I wish I'd actually stood a bit further back from the stage. I probably would have heard the vocals better from a little further back. Really good performance though. As good as any live vocalist I've seen. Ordered my ticket for Iron Maiden next August. It shall be my third time seeing them