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Saw the stones w Living Colour, and another time with a one hit wonder 90s band - the one that sings Two Princes?

Saw GNR a few times, twice with Skid Row opening (before the release of Use Your Illusion), and then with Metallica and Faith No More. Metallica was on fire and blew GNR off the stage.

Only other one i remember, would be Genesis, which to this day is the worst concert I ever saw. Terrible setlist (played almost their whole new album, which sucked, circa 1991), and our seats were terrible (across the stadium) and we overpaid. Just a horrible experience.

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the squared circle wrote: Saw the stones w Living Colour, and another time with a one hit wonder 90s band - the one that sings Two Princes?

Spin Doctors.  Wow, I can't believe they got to open for the Stones in a stadium.  Must've been the highlight of their careers.

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srossi wrote: the squared circle wrote: Saw the stones w Living Colour, and another time with a one hit wonder 90s band - the one that sings Two Princes?

Spin Doctors.  Wow, I can't believe they got to open for the Stones in a stadium.  Must've been the highlight of their careers.
Not surprising. They were riding high for about two years. Not a bad band with a tremendous guitar player in Eric Schenkman. Think Living Colour without the melatonin deficiency. 



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I saw the first Metallica/Guns N Roses Giants Stadium show in '92 and it was amazing. Faith No More opened and they absolutely tore it up, Metallica was flawless, and Guns were only about 40 minutes late. The exact same show came back ten days later and Axl had a bitchfit and left early, after being almost three hours late to begin with.

I saw Paul McCartney at Giants Stadium in 1990, a show that I really never gave the proper credit to because I went with three other people and two of them left town without paying me for their tickets. But other than that, the show was just amazing. Paul hurt his voice about a week before singing Maybe I'm Amazed, and he just cut it out of the show after that, but you wouldn't have known he was struggling vocally at that point.

I saw U2 at Yankee Stadium in 1992 on my 21st birthday. I think it was an incredible show, but I was so drunk I missed 75% of it. But I sobered up in time to hear them sing Bad and that's possibly the best live song I've ever heard anywhere in over 100 concerts.



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Superstar wrote:
I saw Paul McCartney at Giants Stadium in 1990, a show that I really never gave the proper credit to because I went with three other people and two of them left town without paying me for their tickets. But other than that, the show was just amazing. Paul hurt his voice about a week before singing Maybe I'm Amazed, and he just cut it out of the show after that, but you wouldn't have known he was struggling vocally at that point.

I was at this show. Only the second time I saw Sir Paul with the first being with Wings in 1976. This was a really good show that was very Beatle-centric. To be honest though, I enjoyed the show with Wings a lot more.



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WongLee wrote: Superstar wrote:
I saw Paul McCartney at Giants Stadium in 1990, a show that I really never gave the proper credit to because I went with three other people and two of them left town without paying me for their tickets. But other than that, the show was just amazing. Paul hurt his voice about a week before singing Maybe I'm Amazed, and he just cut it out of the show after that, but you wouldn't have known he was struggling vocally at that point.

I was at this show. Only the second time I saw Sir Paul with the first being with Wings in 1976. This was a really good show that was very Beatle-centric. To be honest though, I enjoyed the show with Wings a lot more.

His 1989 album Flowers In The Dirt, the basis for that tour, is a very enjoyable, if harmless, listen. 



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I have never seen a really great show at a stadium because the sound has usually been bad and you are just too far away. those places are not meant for concerts. they are just big cash grabs.

There is a video on youtube filmed by a guy at a Led Zeppelin show in 1977 in Oakland I think. it lasts about 15 min. its a nice time capsule from July 1977 of fans waiting for Zeppelin to go on stage and you can see in the footage how far away the stage is. I think It would have still been a thrill to see them though.

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Spatulapup wrote: I have never seen a really great show at a stadium because the sound has usually been bad and you are just too far away. those places are not meant for concerts. they are just big cash grabs.

There is a video on youtube filmed by a guy at a Led Zeppelin show in 1977 in Oakland I think. it lasts about 15 min. its a nice time capsule from July 1977 of fans waiting for Zeppelin to go on stage and you can see in the footage how far away the stage is. I think It would have still been a thrill to see them though.
Not to sound like a disgruntled old man but nowadays these large shows ARE cash grabs and nothing is done to conceal that fact. Back in the 70's, stadium shows were advertised as big, special events that couldn't be missed. A stadium show was the ultimate for a band. The implication being that it couldn't possibly get any bigger than this and only the elite of the elites could pull a stadium show off. Nowadays, artist like Taylor Swift and U2 will ONLY book stadium tours to squeeze the most money possible out of their adoring fans. True 95% of the seats suck and even with modern day PA's, the sound goes straight up into the air, but I have nothing but the fondest memories of these kind of shows because of the sheer magnitude of it.



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The atmosphere is different, and is supposed to be different. I think it's all a cash grab either way, but the key is that back then what you could charge was considerably lower. Part of it was a 50 year old in 1976 didn't grow up on rock music and probably wanted to be nowhere close to a stadium event. Now a 50 year old grew up on it and has the means to pay big money to see U2 or Springsteen.

The other thing is that back then security didn't know what to do with a crowd of 50,000 at a stadium show. There wasn't enough security and what there was didn't have the first clue about how to control a crowd. The kids were wild too. I'm not sure of the sociological background, but the type of stuff that happened is so different from now. The level of mayhem at stadium shows in the 70s that kids from mid teens to early 20s created is beyond anything we'll likely see again.

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Here is a link to a decade old blog entry about an Ohio man's experiences as a 1970s teenager going to outdoor rock shows. It's a fun read.

https://doclehman.wordpress.com/2008/02/14/1970%E2%80%99s-outdoor-rock-concertsfestivals-how-did-i-survive/

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Madonna Concert 2015 in Barcelona.
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