Top 10 live shows you’ve ever seen

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  • JH6056JH6056 Posts: 1,281
    JH6056 said:
    JH6056 said:
    JH6056 said:
    Wobbie said:
    primus sucks. I saw them in support of living colour.

    placement or pavement?
    Was about to post my own list, but saw the above comment about Primus and it just seems like if you're going to ask people for their lists, it's not cool to then trash bands that someone lists like that.  Fine if you don't like them, but asking for a list and then saying "Primus sucks" doesn't really make others want to put their lists up.
    Share anyway.  Any Primus fan will explain that fans chant "Primus Sucks!" as a sign of affection for the band.  Wobbie is a grouchy old bastard but he is probably interested.  ;)

    Also -- anyone that would watch both bands and say Primus was not as good as Living Colour is only hurting their own credibility.  I have seen them both and it is not any contest.  Primus blows the roof off.
    Ok, you convinced me to post but partly because I've also seen both bands and I had to post cuz you saying Primus blows the roof off of Living Color... I had to tell you Living Color blew the roof off higher and further, although I agree Primus live is amazing!  ;)

    1. REM Radio City Music Hall NYC 1987
    2. The Clash, Asbury Park Convention Hall, NJ 1982
    3.  U2, Spectrum, Phila, PA
    4. Jeff Buckley, Sin-e, NYC, 1995
    5. Radiohead, Fairgrounds/Racetrack (spacing on name of place), Boston, 2001 (?)
    6. Ray Charles (and others), Willie Nelson's 70th Birthday, Beacon Theater
    7. Nirvana, Warfield Theater, San Francisco, 1991
    8. Uncle Tupelo, Liberty Lunch, Austin, TX 1991
    9. Cassandra Wilson, Fairmount Hotel, San Francisco, 1994
    10. The Frames, Central Park Summerstage, 2003 (?)

    Honorable Mention (like, could probably squeeze them up in these Top 10 because they were really just as good):
    1. REM, Barrowlands, Glasgow, 1989
    2. David Bowie, Academy Theater (right name?) Times Sq, NYC, 1996ish?
    3. Joe Strummer & the Mescaleros, Palladium, Worcester, MA 2001
    4. Pearl Jam, E Center, Camden, NJ 1998
    5. Radiohead, Merriweather Post, 1998 (?)
    6.  Stevie Wonder, Atlanta, GA 2008
    7. Pearl Jam, Randalls Island, NYC 1996
    8. Pearl Jam, MSG, 1998
    9. The Waterboys, Beacon Theater, 1990 (?)
    10. At The Drive In, Axis, Boston, 1996 (?)
    11. Glen Hansard, Town Hall Theater, NYC, 2018
    Oh man, how was THIS show?!?
    At The Drive In were AMAZING! They were the 2nd support act, totally blanking on who the headliner was, but we were there for the headliner, saw all of ATDI's set, were totally and completely blown away, and then watched like 2 songs of the headliner and left.  Just couldn't watch anything else after ATDI.

    I missed their reunion shows a year or 2 back, did you go to any Tempo n Groove?
    I tried for tickets but didn't get them.  This was a band I REALLY wanted to see too.  You got to see them in their prime.

    Very nice.
    I'm sorry neither of us got to those recent shows.

    Yes, seeing them then was really something.  It was like getting run over by the best kind of Mack Truck :) 
  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 23,217
    Only 10?  Impossible!  But, OK, pretty much in chronological order:

    The Who/ Blue Cheer ( 1968)
    The Jimi Hendrix Experience/ The Buddy Miles Express (1968)
    The Jimi Hendrix Experience/ Taj Mahal/ Sandy Bull/ Lee Michaels (1969)
    Sun Ra and the Solar Arkestra (Golden Gate Park Planetarium,  1970-?)
    Talking Heads/ Tom Tom Club/ Black Uhuru (1982)
    U2/ The Alarm (1983)
    Bob Dylan with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers (1986)
    Cecil Taylor/ Sun Ra and His Arkestra (1987)
    Willie Nelson and Family (2005)
    Pearl Jam (2012)

    Ones I painfully had to cut to make it a top 10 list:

    The Beach Boys/ Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels (1964)
    Buffalo Springfield (1967)
    Santana/ Tower of Power/ Sons of Champlin (1969)
    Larry Coryell (1969)
    John Mayall (1970)
    Miles Davis (1970)
    Jethro Tull (1982)
    The Psychedelic Furs (1982)
    King Crimson with Adrian Belew (1982)
    R.E.M./ Gang of Four (1983)
    Dizzy Gillespie/ Freddie Hubbard/ McCoy Tyner/ Bobby Hutcherson (1982)
    Harvey Mandel (1990)
    Johnny Cash and family (1992)
    Neil Young and Crazy Horse (I had to cut this otherwise top 10 show because I listened to the show from the park just outside Shoreline Theater) (1996)






    The reason I never give up hope is because everything is so basically hopeless.
    -Anne Lamott
    ***********
    M.I.T.S.



  • JH6056JH6056 Posts: 1,281
    brianlux said:
    Only 10?  Impossible!  But, OK, pretty much in chronological order:

    The Who/ Blue Cheer ( 1968)
    The Jimi Hendrix Experience/ The Buddy Miles Express (1968)
    The Jimi Hendrix Experience/ Taj Mahal/ Sandy Bull/ Lee Michaels (1969)
    Sun Ra and the Solar Arkestra (Golden Gate Park Planetarium,  1970-?)
    Talking Heads/ Tom Tom Club/ Black Uhuru (1982)
    U2/ The Alarm (1983)
    Bob Dylan with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers (1986)
    Cecil Taylor/ Sun Ra and His Arkestra (1987)
    Willie Nelson and Family (2005)
    Pearl Jam (2012)

    Ones I painfully had to cut to make it a top 10 list:

    The Beach Boys/ Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels (1964)
    Buffalo Springfield (1967)
    Santana/ Tower of Power/ Sons of Champlin (1969)
    Larry Coryell (1969)
    John Mayall (1970)
    Miles Davis (1970)
    Jethro Tull (1982)
    The Psychedelic Furs (1982)
    King Crimson with Adrian Belew (1982)
    R.E.M./ Gang of Four (1983)
    Dizzy Gillespie/ Freddie Hubbard/ McCoy Tyner/ Bobby Hutcherson (1982)
    Harvey Mandel (1990)
    Johnny Cash and family (1992)
    Neil Young and Crazy Horse (I had to cut this otherwise top 10 show because I listened to the show from the park just outside Shoreline Theater) (1996)






    Ok BrianLux, if and when I get my hands on a time machine, I call dibbs on picking you as my "time travel buddy" and I wanna go back to the bolded shows with you!  Wow, what a list!
  • vitovito ChicagoPosts: 290
    1) The Who-2001 Concert for N.Y. - 4 songs and 25 minutes of music no other band can imagine touching! If you weren't crying you aren't human!!
    2) The Who- 1981Chicago International Amphitheatre- the 3 greatest hours of electric rock Guitar these eyes have ever seen.
    3) David Bowie- 1978 Chicago Arie Crown Theatre Low/Heroes tour...off the blow but, still blowing minds! Btw this was my first concert and I was 14!
    4) Prince- 1993 Chicago Theatre - front row right in front of maybe the most talented artist I've ever seen?! The solo in Purple Rain never ended.
    5) PJ- 2014 Moline...No Code show nothing else needs to be said...my favorite PJ album front to back in all its glory in a perfect small arena!
    6) Peter Gabriel- 1987 London Earls Court- Just really hard to understand how phenomenal every aspect of this show was from the superb musicians, the theatrics and the just fucking great songs the man wrote during the first 10 years after he left Genesis!
    7) U2 - 1983 Aragon Ballroom Chicago...5000 people before all the megalomania set in and they were just starting their ascent that would land them on the cover of Time magazine as the most important band in the world and they absolutely were on this night!!
    8) The Clash- 1982 Aragon Ballroom Chicago...opened with London Calling and by the time they closed with I'm So Bored With The USA I thought I was going to die at least 2 or 3 different times...over crowded, dangerous and absolutely beautiful brutal music!
    9) Radiohead- 2001Grant Park Chicago...with the unbelievable Chicago skyline right behind the band, not a festival show, just Radiohead sounding like aliens on a perfect Chicago summer night with 40,000 fans in awe on the Kid A/ Amnesiac tour!
    10) The Ramones- 1980 College of DuPage a junior college where I would later attend school in Glen Ellyn, Il...maybe 1000 people and they probably played 25 songs in 70 minutes in a punk rock fury of pure perfection!
    ALPINE VALLEY MUSIC THEATRE
    SATURDAY, AUGUST 29, 1992
    SUMMERFEST
    SATURDAY, JULY 08, 1995
    ALPINE VALLEY MUSIC THEATRE
    SATURDAY, JUNE 27, 1998
    UNITED CENTER
    MONDAY, JUNE 29, 1998
    THOMPSON-BOLING ARENA
    SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 06, 1998
    ALPINE VALLEY MUSIC THEATRE
    SUNDAY, OCTOBER 08, 2000
    ALLSTATE ARENA
    MONDAY, OCTOBER 09, 2000
    ALPINE VALLEY MUSIC THEATRE
    SATURDAY, JUNE 21, 2003
    HERSHEYPARK STADIUM
    SATURDAY, JULY 12, 2003
    SPORTS ARENA
    SATURDAY, OCTOBER 02, 2004
    AIR CANADA CENTRE
    MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2005
    UNITED CENTER
    TUESDAY, MAY 16, 2006
    UNITED CENTER
    WEDNESDAY, MAY 17, 2006
    VERIZON CENTER
    SUNDAY, JUNE 22, 2008
    UNITED CENTER
    SUNDAY, AUGUST 23, 2009
    NATIONWIDE ARENA
    THURSDAY, MAY 06, 2010
    PJ20 NIGHT 1 Alpine Valley Music Theatre
    SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 03, 2011
    PJ20 NIGHT 2 Alpine Valley Music Theatre
    SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 04, 2011
    1ST MARINER ARENA
    SUNDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2013
    IWIRELESS CENTER
    FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2014
    XCEL ENERGY CENTER
    SUNDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2014
    CHICAGO 1 Wrigley Field
    SATURDAY, AUGUST 20, 2016
    CHICAGO 2 Wrigley Field
    MONDAY, AUGUST 22, 2016
    Eddie Vedder Auditorium Theatre, Chicago, IL
    THURSDAY, AUGUST 21, 2008
  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 23,217
    edited March 6
    JH6056 said:
    brianlux said:
    Only 10?  Impossible!  But, OK, pretty much in chronological order:

    The Who/ Blue Cheer ( 1968)
    The Jimi Hendrix Experience/ The Buddy Miles Express (1968)
    The Jimi Hendrix Experience/ Taj Mahal/ Sandy Bull/ Lee Michaels (1969)
    Sun Ra and the Solar Arkestra (Golden Gate Park Planetarium,  1970-?)
    Talking Heads/ Tom Tom Club/ Black Uhuru (1982)
    U2/ The Alarm (1983)
    Bob Dylan with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers (1986)
    Cecil Taylor/ Sun Ra and His Arkestra (1987)
    Willie Nelson and Family (2005)
    Pearl Jam (2012)

    Ones I painfully had to cut to make it a top 10 list:

    The Beach Boys/ Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels (1964)
    Buffalo Springfield (1967)
    Santana/ Tower of Power/ Sons of Champlin (1969)
    Larry Coryell (1969)
    John Mayall (1970)
    Miles Davis (1970)
    Jethro Tull (1982)
    The Psychedelic Furs (1982)
    King Crimson with Adrian Belew (1982)
    R.E.M./ Gang of Four (1983)
    Dizzy Gillespie/ Freddie Hubbard/ McCoy Tyner/ Bobby Hutcherson (1982)
    Harvey Mandel (1990)
    Johnny Cash and family (1992)
    Neil Young and Crazy Horse (I had to cut this otherwise top 10 show because I listened to the show from the park just outside Shoreline Theater) (1996)






    Ok BrianLux, if and when I get my hands on a time machine, I call dibbs on picking you as my "time travel buddy" and I wanna go back to the bolded shows with you!  Wow, what a list!
    You got it, JH.  We'll have a blast- guaranteed! 

    I forgot to mention The Clash!  We'll add them too!
    Post edited by brianlux on
    The reason I never give up hope is because everything is so basically hopeless.
    -Anne Lamott
    ***********
    M.I.T.S.



  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 23,217
    vito said:
    1) The Who-2001 Concert for N.Y. - 4 songs and 25 minutes of music no other band can imagine touching! If you weren't crying you aren't human!!
    2) The Who- 1981Chicago International Amphitheatre- the 3 greatest hours of electric rock Guitar these eyes have ever seen.
    3) David Bowie- 1978 Chicago Arie Crown Theatre Low/Heroes tour...off the blow but, still blowing minds! Btw this was my first concert and I was 14!
    4) Prince- 1993 Chicago Theatre - front row right in front of maybe the most talented artist I've ever seen?! The solo in Purple Rain never ended.
    5) PJ- 2014 Moline...No Code show nothing else needs to be said...my favorite PJ album front to back in all its glory in a perfect small arena!
    6) Peter Gabriel- 1987 London Earls Court- Just really hard to understand how phenomenal every aspect of this show was from the superb musicians, the theatrics and the just fucking great songs the man wrote during the first 10 years after he left Genesis!
    7) U2 - 1983 Aragon Ballroom Chicago...5000 people before all the megalomania set in and they were just starting their ascent that would land them on the cover of Time magazine as the most important band in the world and they absolutely were on this night!!
    8) The Clash- 1982 Aragon Ballroom Chicago...opened with London Calling and by the time they closed with I'm So Bored With The USA I thought I was going to die at least 2 or 3 different times...over crowded, dangerous and absolutely beautiful brutal music!
    9) Radiohead- 2001Grant Park Chicago...with the unbelievable Chicago skyline right behind the band, not a festival show, just Radiohead sounding like aliens on a perfect Chicago summer night with 40,000 fans in awe on the Kid A/ Amnesiac tour!
    10) The Ramones- 1980 College of DuPage a junior college where I would later attend school in Glen Ellyn, Il...maybe 1000 people and they probably played 25 songs in 70 minutes in a punk rock fury of pure perfection!
    Excellent, Vito!  Wish I'd seen the Ramones! 
    The reason I never give up hope is because everything is so basically hopeless.
    -Anne Lamott
    ***********
    M.I.T.S.



  • Guy DudebroGuy Dudebro Posts: 241
    Well, brianlux wins this thread (what, no Zeppelin to throw the dagger in our hearts???) but I'll throw mine out there anyway in no particular order:
    Pearl Jam-LA3 09, (first time on the rail)
    Pearl Jam- Santa Barbara 06
    Black Crowes- The Fillmore, San Francisco 12-19-10
    Public Image Ltd.- Hollywood Palladium 6-10-83
    Tool- The Glass House, Pomona, CA 10-16-96
    Black Flag- The Vex, East LA, 8-20-83
    Metallica- The Troubadour, West Hollywood, 5-24-88
    Chris Cornell- Benaroya Hall., Seattle, 9-29-15
    David Bowie- Dodger Stadium, LA, 5-26-90
    Iggy Pop- The Scream, LA , 7-9-88

  • vitovito ChicagoPosts: 290
    Well, brianlux wins this thread (what, no Zeppelin to throw the dagger in our hearts???) but I'll throw mine out there anyway in no particular order:
    Pearl Jam-LA3 09, (first time on the rail)
    Pearl Jam- Santa Barbara 06
    Black Crowes- The Fillmore, San Francisco 12-19-10
    Public Image Ltd.- Hollywood Palladium 6-10-83
    Tool- The Glass House, Pomona, CA 10-16-96
    Black Flag- The Vex, East LA, 8-20-83
    Metallica- The Troubadour, West Hollywood, 5-24-88
    Chris Cornell- Benaroya Hall., Seattle, 9-29-15
    David Bowie- Dodger Stadium, LA, 5-26-90
    Iggy Pop- The Scream, LA , 7-9-88

    I still have my copy of the Chicago Tribune containing the mail-order form for tickets to LZ at the Chicago Stadium for 4 nights in 1980 and the very same day Bonzo drinks himself to death!
    ALPINE VALLEY MUSIC THEATRE
    SATURDAY, AUGUST 29, 1992
    SUMMERFEST
    SATURDAY, JULY 08, 1995
    ALPINE VALLEY MUSIC THEATRE
    SATURDAY, JUNE 27, 1998
    UNITED CENTER
    MONDAY, JUNE 29, 1998
    THOMPSON-BOLING ARENA
    SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 06, 1998
    ALPINE VALLEY MUSIC THEATRE
    SUNDAY, OCTOBER 08, 2000
    ALLSTATE ARENA
    MONDAY, OCTOBER 09, 2000
    ALPINE VALLEY MUSIC THEATRE
    SATURDAY, JUNE 21, 2003
    HERSHEYPARK STADIUM
    SATURDAY, JULY 12, 2003
    SPORTS ARENA
    SATURDAY, OCTOBER 02, 2004
    AIR CANADA CENTRE
    MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2005
    UNITED CENTER
    TUESDAY, MAY 16, 2006
    UNITED CENTER
    WEDNESDAY, MAY 17, 2006
    VERIZON CENTER
    SUNDAY, JUNE 22, 2008
    UNITED CENTER
    SUNDAY, AUGUST 23, 2009
    NATIONWIDE ARENA
    THURSDAY, MAY 06, 2010
    PJ20 NIGHT 1 Alpine Valley Music Theatre
    SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 03, 2011
    PJ20 NIGHT 2 Alpine Valley Music Theatre
    SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 04, 2011
    1ST MARINER ARENA
    SUNDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2013
    IWIRELESS CENTER
    FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2014
    XCEL ENERGY CENTER
    SUNDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2014
    CHICAGO 1 Wrigley Field
    SATURDAY, AUGUST 20, 2016
    CHICAGO 2 Wrigley Field
    MONDAY, AUGUST 22, 2016
    Eddie Vedder Auditorium Theatre, Chicago, IL
    THURSDAY, AUGUST 21, 2008
  • ShynerShyner Posts: 1,226
    Cheap trick. Detroit 89 or 90
    Pearl jam .Ann arbor 94
    Soundgarden 92 pine knob 
    Pearl jam 92 
    Ice cube 92
    Ministry 92
    Lush 92
    Rhcp 92
    Poison in another life
    David lee roth in another life

  • vitovito ChicagoPosts: 290
    edited March 6
    vito said:
    1) The Who-2001 Concert for N.Y. - 4 songs and 25 minutes of music no other band can imagine touching! If you weren't crying you aren't human!!
    2) The Who- 1981Chicago International Amphitheatre- the 3 greatest hours of electric rock Guitar these eyes have ever seen.
    3) David Bowie- 1978 Chicago Arie Crown Theatre Low/Heroes tour...off the blow but, still blowing minds! Btw this was my first concert and I was 14!
    4) Prince- 1993 Chicago Theatre - front row right in front of maybe the most talented artist I've ever seen?! The solo in Purple Rain never ended.
    5) PJ- 2014 Moline...No Code show nothing else needs to be said...my favorite PJ album front to back in all its glory in a perfect small arena!
    6) Peter Gabriel- 1987 London Earls Court- Just really hard to understand how phenomenal every aspect of this show was from the superb musicians, the theatrics and the just fucking great songs the man wrote during the first 10 years after he left Genesis!
    7) U2 - 1983 Aragon Ballroom Chicago...5000 people before all the megalomania set in and they were just starting their ascent that would land them on the cover of Time magazine as the most important band in the world and they absolutely were on this night!!
    8) The Clash- 1982 Aragon Ballroom Chicago...opened with London Calling and by the time they closed with I'm So Bored With The USA I thought I was going to die at least 2 or 3 different times...over crowded, dangerous and absolutely beautiful brutal music!
    9) Radiohead- 2001Grant Park Chicago...with the unbelievable Chicago skyline right behind the band, not a festival show, just Radiohead sounding like aliens on a perfect Chicago summer night with 40,000 fans in awe on the Kid A/ Amnesiac tour!
    10) The Ramones- 1980 College of DuPage a junior college where I would later attend school in Glen Ellyn, Il...maybe 1000 people and they probably played 25 songs in 70 minutes in a punk rock fury of pure perfection!
    Excellent, Vito!  Wish I'd seen the Ramones! 
    Well thank you but, The Who with Moonie, Miles Davis and James Marshall Hendrix I have to tell you makes me very jealous! 
    Post edited by vito on
    ALPINE VALLEY MUSIC THEATRE
    SATURDAY, AUGUST 29, 1992
    SUMMERFEST
    SATURDAY, JULY 08, 1995
    ALPINE VALLEY MUSIC THEATRE
    SATURDAY, JUNE 27, 1998
    UNITED CENTER
    MONDAY, JUNE 29, 1998
    THOMPSON-BOLING ARENA
    SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 06, 1998
    ALPINE VALLEY MUSIC THEATRE
    SUNDAY, OCTOBER 08, 2000
    ALLSTATE ARENA
    MONDAY, OCTOBER 09, 2000
    ALPINE VALLEY MUSIC THEATRE
    SATURDAY, JUNE 21, 2003
    HERSHEYPARK STADIUM
    SATURDAY, JULY 12, 2003
    SPORTS ARENA
    SATURDAY, OCTOBER 02, 2004
    AIR CANADA CENTRE
    MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2005
    UNITED CENTER
    TUESDAY, MAY 16, 2006
    UNITED CENTER
    WEDNESDAY, MAY 17, 2006
    VERIZON CENTER
    SUNDAY, JUNE 22, 2008
    UNITED CENTER
    SUNDAY, AUGUST 23, 2009
    NATIONWIDE ARENA
    THURSDAY, MAY 06, 2010
    PJ20 NIGHT 1 Alpine Valley Music Theatre
    SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 03, 2011
    PJ20 NIGHT 2 Alpine Valley Music Theatre
    SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 04, 2011
    1ST MARINER ARENA
    SUNDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2013
    IWIRELESS CENTER
    FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2014
    XCEL ENERGY CENTER
    SUNDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2014
    CHICAGO 1 Wrigley Field
    SATURDAY, AUGUST 20, 2016
    CHICAGO 2 Wrigley Field
    MONDAY, AUGUST 22, 2016
    Eddie Vedder Auditorium Theatre, Chicago, IL
    THURSDAY, AUGUST 21, 2008
  • timdwillitimdwilli Los Angeles, CAPosts: 143
    Man, there are some incredible lists on here!

    Excluding PJ/Ed/TOTD/Festivals:
    The Rolling Stones - Echoplex, LA 2013
    Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers - Polaris Amphitheater, Columbus 1995
    R.E.M. - Polaris Amphitheater, Columbus 1995
    A Tribe Called Quest - Band Shell, Gainesville 1998
    Soundgarden - The Fillmore, Detroit 2013
    Tame Impala - Hollywood Forever Cemetery, LA 2015
    Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band - Stade de France, Paris 2013
    AC/DC - Schottenstein Center, Columbus 2008
    The Strokes - The Wiltern, LA 2016
    The Kooks - The Basement, Columbus 2007

    Biggest regret was missing this:  https://www.setlist.fm/setlist/prince/2014/hollywood-palladium-hollywood-ca-43c2f7b3.html 
  • PapPap Serres, GreecePosts: 19,255
    JH6056 said: I"ve seen Gogol Bordello in a nightclub and at an art gallery, plus festivals and regular shows.  So much fun!
    I saw them at the HMV Forum (London) back in 2010. What a night! So much dancing and sweating, plus I got to see Alain Johannes and DeVotchKa as opening acts! :wink:
    Ooh, yeah! All right!
    Were [Pearl] jammin
    I wanna [Pearl] jam it wid you.
    Were [Pearl] jammin, [Pearl] jammin
    And I hope you like [Pearl] jammin too.


    Sep 30, 2006 - OAKA Sports Hall - Athens, Greece
    Jul 11, 2014 - Milton Keynes Bowl - Milton Keynes, UK
  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 12,448
    Well, brianlux wins this thread (what, no Zeppelin to throw the dagger in our hearts???) but I'll throw mine out there anyway in no particular order:
    Pearl Jam-LA3 09, (first time on the rail)
    Pearl Jam- Santa Barbara 06
    Black Crowes- The Fillmore, San Francisco 12-19-10
    Public Image Ltd.- Hollywood Palladium 6-10-83
    Tool- The Glass House, Pomona, CA 10-16-96
    Black Flag- The Vex, East LA, 8-20-83
    Metallica- The Troubadour, West Hollywood, 5-24-88
    Chris Cornell- Benaroya Hall., Seattle, 9-29-15
    David Bowie- Dodger Stadium, LA, 5-26-90
    Iggy Pop- The Scream, LA , 7-9-88

    I was waiting for you to post @Guy Dudebro !!!

    Stop holding out on us I know you've got some more gems!!!

    The two highlighted are the ones I would lOVE to have seen.

  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 12,448
    brianlux said:
    Only 10?  Impossible!  But, OK, pretty much in chronological order:

    The Who/ Blue Cheer ( 1968)
    The Jimi Hendrix Experience/ The Buddy Miles Express (1968)
    The Jimi Hendrix Experience/ Taj Mahal/ Sandy Bull/ Lee Michaels (1969)
    Sun Ra and the Solar Arkestra (Golden Gate Park Planetarium,  1970-?)
    Talking Heads/ Tom Tom Club/ Black Uhuru (1982)
    U2/ The Alarm (1983)
    Bob Dylan with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers (1986)
    Cecil Taylor/ Sun Ra and His Arkestra (1987)
    Willie Nelson and Family (2005)
    Pearl Jam (2012)

    Ones I painfully had to cut to make it a top 10 list:

    The Beach Boys/ Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels (1964)
    Buffalo Springfield (1967)
    Santana/ Tower of Power/ Sons of Champlin (1969)
    Larry Coryell (1969)
    John Mayall (1970)
    Miles Davis (1970)
    Jethro Tull (1982)
    The Psychedelic Furs (1982)
    King Crimson with Adrian Belew (1982)
    R.E.M./ Gang of Four (1983)
    Dizzy Gillespie/ Freddie Hubbard/ McCoy Tyner/ Bobby Hutcherson (1982)
    Harvey Mandel (1990)
    Johnny Cash and family (1992)
    Neil Young and Crazy Horse (I had to cut this otherwise top 10 show because I listened to the show from the park just outside Shoreline Theater) (1996)






    I don't even like a few of these bands but this is impressive...

    I'm surprised I haven't seen Queen on anyones list yet?
  • ZodZod Posts: 5,587
    edited March 6
    That's tough.  I'll give it my best.   My memory is fading from my earlier shows, so sometimes it's hard to remember that far back, or the nostalgia factor runs to deep:

    1) Pearl Jam - Gorge 2005
    2) Soundgarden - Vancouver - PNE Forum 1996
    3) Pearl Jam - Vancouver 2013
    4) The Tragically Hip - Victoria BC - 2016 (The last Hip tour, the energy/feeling in that building that night is hard to describe)
    5) Bruce Springsteen & The E-Street Band - Vancouver 2012
    6) Pearl Jam - Boise 2000
    7) Pearl Jam - Seattle II 1998
    8) Pearl Jam - Pemberton 2016
    9) Tool - Gorge 1997 - Lollapalooza
    10) AC/DC - Edmonton 2010 (I hope I'm remember the year right.  They played through a thunderstorm.. lightning all around, and it bucketed rain :) )



    It's hard because I've seen so many PJ shows and lots of them were really really good :)  I held back from putting Wrigley '16, Missoula '98, Vancouver '05, Calgary '09, Seattle II 2000,    I know I made some interesting choices like ranking Vancouver 2013 and Pemberton 2016 and not putting Wrigley on the list.    I think the Vancouver shows are often underrated because there aren't a lot of 10c'ers at them, so there's no one to speak up for them :)   Pemberton was an amazing show.   Not of the usual bullshit that surrounds a PJ show.   No crazy lineups to get in, no crazy lineups to buy a poster.  The weather was perfect and it was in a beautiful location.  It was a festival but the setlist was only a little short than their current 3 hour sets (I think it ran close to 2 hours 40 minutes).    No BS with the seats.. we simply walked closer to the stage after Noel Gallagher's set.    It was an amazing PJ peformance with zero of the annoyances :)   I find myself playing the Pemberton bootleg alot more often than the Wrigley boots.  I loved the Wrigley shows.  2016 #2 would be #11 on my list, but Pemberton... it was memorable :)

    Ones I had a really hard time omitting.  Chris Cornell Acoustic shows (Edmonton 2011 and Victoria 2013 specifically).   Guns n' Replacements Edmonton 2006.  I know it wasn't the real GNR, and they didn't start playing until after midnight, but it was a helluva good show.   Bubbles even came out and did a duet with Axl.    The sad thing is I may have enjoyed that show more than the real GNR show I saw in Seattle in 2016.

    There's also some Canadian Classic's I've seen:

    Moist at the old memorial arena in Victoria (probably around '96 give or take).
    Econoline Crush at Vertigo (the bar inside the university of Victoria) around '96
    Headstones - Pretty much any time I see them.

    There's been some amazing bar shows out there....

    so many concerts to chose from.. lol




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  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 40,563
    edited March 6
    In random order:

    Pearl Jam
    Pink Floyd
    Glen Hansard
    The Tea Party
    The Tragically Hip
    Jack White
    Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
    Ben Folds
    The Killers
    Neil Young

    I am not as dedicated to this as some of you - not going to name specific shows!
    With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be careful. Strive to be happy. ~ Desiderata
  • rgambsrgambs Posts: 10,785
    All 10 are Pearl Jam shows lol
    Monkey Driven, Call this Living?
  • rgambsrgambs Posts: 10,785
    George Thorogood destroyed, might have to bump PJ Cincy '14 for GT.
    Monkey Driven, Call this Living?
  • No CoderNo Coder Brisbane Posts: 872
    Pearl Jam - can't separate the shows
    Eddie Vedder solo shows - same as above
    Bon Iver Mar 2012, The Tivoli Brisbane
    RATM, Jan 2008, BDO Gold Coast
    Gang of Youths Sep 2017 - The Tivoli Brisbane
    Glen Hansard, OCT 2016, QPAC Brisbane
    Gang Of Youths, Apr 2016, The Tivoli, Brisbane
    Midnight Oil,  Noc 1990, BEC Brisbane
    Bon Jovi, OCT 1989, BEC Brisbane
    Bruce Springsteen, MAR 2003, BEC Brisbane
    Sepultura, Sep 1994, Festival Hall Brisbane
    RHCP, Oct 1992, Festival Hall Brisbane

    10 is very hard , but the above is as close as I could get. Many others, including lost of great local shows - British India, Screaming Jets, The Angels, Regurgitator, Hoodoo Gurus, Matt Corby, plus City and Colour (2012), Pantera (94) , Aerosmith (1990/91), Gaslight Anthem (2011)


    I'll ride the wave where it takes me

    *BEC, Brisbane, March 1995
    *BEC, Brisbane, March 1998
    *BEC, Brisbane, November 2006
    *QSAC, Brisbane November 2009
    *EV Solo, QPAC, Brisbane March 10 and 12 2011
    *Big Day Out, Gold Coast, 19 Jan 2014
    *EV Solo, QPAC, Brisbane, 22,23 & 25 Feb 2014
  • JH6056JH6056 Posts: 1,281
    Pap said:
    JH6056 said: I"ve seen Gogol Bordello in a nightclub and at an art gallery, plus festivals and regular shows.  So much fun!
    I saw them at the HMV Forum (London) back in 2010. What a night! So much dancing and sweating, plus I got to see Alain Johannes and DeVotchKa as opening acts! :wink:
    Cool, I know more about DeVotchka but that sounds fantastic!
  • JH6056JH6056 Posts: 1,281
    brianlux said:
    Only 10?  Impossible!  But, OK, pretty much in chronological order:

    The Who/ Blue Cheer ( 1968)
    The Jimi Hendrix Experience/ The Buddy Miles Express (1968)
    The Jimi Hendrix Experience/ Taj Mahal/ Sandy Bull/ Lee Michaels (1969)
    Sun Ra and the Solar Arkestra (Golden Gate Park Planetarium,  1970-?)
    Talking Heads/ Tom Tom Club/ Black Uhuru (1982)
    U2/ The Alarm (1983)
    Bob Dylan with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers (1986)
    Cecil Taylor/ Sun Ra and His Arkestra (1987)
    Willie Nelson and Family (2005)
    Pearl Jam (2012)

    Ones I painfully had to cut to make it a top 10 list:

    The Beach Boys/ Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels (1964)
    Buffalo Springfield (1967)
    Santana/ Tower of Power/ Sons of Champlin (1969)
    Larry Coryell (1969)
    John Mayall (1970)
    Miles Davis (1970)
    Jethro Tull (1982)
    The Psychedelic Furs (1982)
    King Crimson with Adrian Belew (1982)
    R.E.M./ Gang of Four (1983)
    Dizzy Gillespie/ Freddie Hubbard/ McCoy Tyner/ Bobby Hutcherson (1982)
    Harvey Mandel (1990)
    Johnny Cash and family (1992)
    Neil Young and Crazy Horse (I had to cut this otherwise top 10 show because I listened to the show from the park just outside Shoreline Theater) (1996)






    I don't even like a few of these bands but this is impressive...

    I'm surprised I haven't seen Queen on anyones list yet?
    I saw Queen on the "Another One Bites the Dust" tour, was amped for that show like few others.  But it doesn't stand out at all as a top 25 show or probably isn't even in my top 50.  Maybe seeing them earlier than that would have bumped them up?  But as good as their music is, no live footage has ever struck me as amazing to the point of "Best Ever" realm.
  • JH6056JH6056 Posts: 1,281
    brianlux said:
    JH6056 said:
    brianlux said:
    Only 10?  Impossible!  But, OK, pretty much in chronological order:

    The Who/ Blue Cheer ( 1968)
    The Jimi Hendrix Experience/ The Buddy Miles Express (1968)
    The Jimi Hendrix Experience/ Taj Mahal/ Sandy Bull/ Lee Michaels (1969)
    Sun Ra and the Solar Arkestra (Golden Gate Park Planetarium,  1970-?)
    Talking Heads/ Tom Tom Club/ Black Uhuru (1982)
    U2/ The Alarm (1983)
    Bob Dylan with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers (1986)
    Cecil Taylor/ Sun Ra and His Arkestra (1987)
    Willie Nelson and Family (2005)
    Pearl Jam (2012)

    Ones I painfully had to cut to make it a top 10 list:

    The Beach Boys/ Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels (1964)
    Buffalo Springfield (1967)
    Santana/ Tower of Power/ Sons of Champlin (1969)
    Larry Coryell (1969)
    John Mayall (1970)
    Miles Davis (1970)
    Jethro Tull (1982)
    The Psychedelic Furs (1982)
    King Crimson with Adrian Belew (1982)
    R.E.M./ Gang of Four (1983)
    Dizzy Gillespie/ Freddie Hubbard/ McCoy Tyner/ Bobby Hutcherson (1982)
    Harvey Mandel (1990)
    Johnny Cash and family (1992)
    Neil Young and Crazy Horse (I had to cut this otherwise top 10 show because I listened to the show from the park just outside Shoreline Theater) (1996)






    Ok BrianLux, if and when I get my hands on a time machine, I call dibbs on picking you as my "time travel buddy" and I wanna go back to the bolded shows with you!  Wow, what a list!
    You got it, JH.  We'll have a blast- guaranteed! 

    I forgot to mention The Clash!  We'll add them too!
    Sounds like a plan! Always happy to go back in time to see the Clash again too!
  • JH6056JH6056 Posts: 1,281
    vito said:
    1) The Who-2001 Concert for N.Y. - 4 songs and 25 minutes of music no other band can imagine touching! If you weren't crying you aren't human!!
    2) The Who- 1981Chicago International Amphitheatre- the 3 greatest hours of electric rock Guitar these eyes have ever seen.
    3) David Bowie- 1978 Chicago Arie Crown Theatre Low/Heroes tour...off the blow but, still blowing minds! Btw this was my first concert and I was 14!
    4) Prince- 1993 Chicago Theatre - front row right in front of maybe the most talented artist I've ever seen?! The solo in Purple Rain never ended.
    5) PJ- 2014 Moline...No Code show nothing else needs to be said...my favorite PJ album front to back in all its glory in a perfect small arena!
    6) Peter Gabriel- 1987 London Earls Court- Just really hard to understand how phenomenal every aspect of this show was from the superb musicians, the theatrics and the just fucking great songs the man wrote during the first 10 years after he left Genesis!
    7) U2 - 1983 Aragon Ballroom Chicago...5000 people before all the megalomania set in and they were just starting their ascent that would land them on the cover of Time magazine as the most important band in the world and they absolutely were on this night!!
    8) The Clash- 1982 Aragon Ballroom Chicago...opened with London Calling and by the time they closed with I'm So Bored With The USA I thought I was going to die at least 2 or 3 different times...over crowded, dangerous and absolutely beautiful brutal music!
    9) Radiohead- 2001Grant Park Chicago...with the unbelievable Chicago skyline right behind the band, not a festival show, just Radiohead sounding like aliens on a perfect Chicago summer night with 40,000 fans in awe on the Kid A/ Amnesiac tour!
    10) The Ramones- 1980 College of DuPage a junior college where I would later attend school in Glen Ellyn, Il...maybe 1000 people and they probably played 25 songs in 70 minutes in a punk rock fury of pure perfection!
    Amazing, 5 of your 10 shows, I wasn't at same venue but saw same tours!  And was blown away by all of them, although I didn't include the Who or Peter Gabriel on my list and I put down different U2 and Clash tours, but I was at the tours you listed and they were absolutely brilliant!

    I often call that Kid A/Amnesiac Radiohead show "the most perfect show" I've attended, because everything was A-MAY-ZING: weather, crowd, my view point, the setlist, the band's performance, the band's energy, the pacing of the setlist, the audience's energy, the lighting, the sound, and the band/audience interaction were all frickin' awesome.

    Was the Peter Gabriel tour the "So" tour?  If so, yes, incredible, and also the staging, like Shock the Monkey with the giant desk lamp that kept trying to kill him and all the choreography.  Amazing staging!

    And lastly, having just kidnapped my child to NYC last Friday to see the opening of the "David Bowie Is..." exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum, there are no words for how JEALOUS I am that you saw him on the Low/Heroes tour!  Like.... like just for that one show, I might ditch Brian Lux and take you in the time machine back to that show instead (Sssssssh, don't tell Brian ;) ).  Amazing, and soooo envious!
  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 12,448
    No Coder said:
    Pearl Jam - can't separate the shows
    Eddie Vedder solo shows - same as above
    Bon Iver Mar 2012, The Tivoli Brisbane
    RATM, Jan 2008, BDO Gold Coast
    Gang of Youths Sep 2017 - The Tivoli Brisbane
    Glen Hansard, OCT 2016, QPAC Brisbane
    Gang Of Youths, Apr 2016, The Tivoli, Brisbane
    Midnight Oil,  Noc 1990, BEC Brisbane
    Bon Jovi, OCT 1989, BEC Brisbane
    Bruce Springsteen, MAR 2003, BEC Brisbane
    Sepultura, Sep 1994, Festival Hall Brisbane
    RHCP, Oct 1992, Festival Hall Brisbane

    10 is very hard , but the above is as close as I could get. Many others, including lost of great local shows - British India, Screaming Jets, The Angels, Regurgitator, Hoodoo Gurus, Matt Corby, plus City and Colour (2012), Pantera (94) , Aerosmith (1990/91), Gaslight Anthem (2011)


    You are one odd duck and I like it!
  • samjamsamjam New YorkPosts: 9,280
    I have kept a list of every concert I've seen. 300+ now! Not too shabby for a 25 year old. I will take a look and get back here with a Top 10 (I will try, at least!)
    "Sometimes you find yourself having to put all your faith in no faith."
    ~not a dude~
    2010: MSGx2
    2012: Made In America
    2013: Pittsburgh, Brooklynx2, Hartford, Baltimore
    2014: Leeds, Milton Keynes, Detroit
    2015: Global Citizen Festival
    2016: Phillyx2, MSGx2, Fenwayx2
    2018: Barcelona, Wrigleyx2
  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 12,448
    samjam said:
    I have kept a list of every concert I've seen. 300+ now! Not too shabby for a 25 year old. I will take a look and get back here with a Top 10 (I will try, at least!)
    Lots of festivals?
  • samjamsamjam New YorkPosts: 9,280
    samjam said:
    I have kept a list of every concert I've seen. 300+ now! Not too shabby for a 25 year old. I will take a look and get back here with a Top 10 (I will try, at least!)
    Lots of festivals?
    No actually, not a big festival person. A lot of internships and volunteering around the industry/venues, though :)
    "Sometimes you find yourself having to put all your faith in no faith."
    ~not a dude~
    2010: MSGx2
    2012: Made In America
    2013: Pittsburgh, Brooklynx2, Hartford, Baltimore
    2014: Leeds, Milton Keynes, Detroit
    2015: Global Citizen Festival
    2016: Phillyx2, MSGx2, Fenwayx2
    2018: Barcelona, Wrigleyx2
  • JH6056JH6056 Posts: 1,281
    edited March 8
    samjam said:
    samjam said:
    I have kept a list of every concert I've seen. 300+ now! Not too shabby for a 25 year old. I will take a look and get back here with a Top 10 (I will try, at least!)
    Lots of festivals?
    No actually, not a big festival person. A lot of internships and volunteering around the industry/venues, though :)
    I do like festivals, but when I used to also keep track of every show, I considered a festival 1 show, even if it was multi-day.  I stopped counting when I reached 1,500 shows, (sometimes more than 1 or 2 in one night), but like Samjam I was around a lot of music biz people and shows were kind of our social life for the most part.  A lot of weeks we saw shows (mostly club shows) between 3-5 nights/week.  And I still got up on time to work every day!

    Samjam you've racked up quite a tally for 25 yrs old!  I bet you quadruple it by 50! :D 
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  • samjamsamjam New YorkPosts: 9,280
    Ok. Here goes.

    1. The Who - Izod Center - East Rutherford, NJ -10/29/08
    The one and only concert I went to with my late father. The Who was his favorite band, and he hadn't seen them play live since seeing them at Woodstock. He passed that love onto me and we had the BEST time at the show, singing every word. He told me after that he had never seen me so happy before. One of my most cherished memories. Only my 2nd concert ever, too--the show that made me want to go to a million more live shows.

    2. Paul McCartney - Yankee Stadium - Bronx, NY - 7/16/11
    My whole family on both sides is from the Bronx, so Yankee Stadium is a special place to see a show. First time seeing Sir Paul--I don't think much more has to be said. Magic. I got a Blackbird inspired tattoo 2 weeks later.

    3. Pearl Jam - each show is so special....so top 3:
    -MSG, NYC, 5/21/10. My 2nd PJ show, my first being the night before. What a way to introduce me to live PJ. A night I'll never forget--pure bliss.
    -Baltimore, MD, 10/27/13. Well, duh :) Best birthday ever!
    -Leeds, UK, 7/8/14. Had just graduated college, first big trip abroad on my own. A set list that dreams were made of with a collection of friends from around the world, including my best friend who went to MSG 2 with me and was converted that day.

    4. Foo Fighters - 9:30 Club - Washington, DC - 5/5/14
    Foo Fighters were the secret special guests, but the secret didn't last too long. Front row, tiny venue that means a whole lot to me, a favorite band. They played from 11pm-1am and ripped the roof of the place. I also had a fever and was struggling until they came on (then it disappeared-funny how that works), but it was sooo worth it!

    5. Glen Hansard - 9:30 Club - Washington, DC - 9/19/12
    First Glen show, and first show I saw after my father passed. That show gave me the strength to tackle things head on, and keep moving forward. I also went to the show with a huge Glen fan who really needed that night of music as well.

    6. Soundgarden - DAR Constitution Hall - Washington, DC - 1/18/13
    First SG show, 8th row--never thought I'd get to see SG and the excitement was high that night. I was mindblown. Everything I thought it was going to be, and more. Chris was a truly special soul with true talent. Got the setlist, and got to meet Matt and Kim as well after the show.

    7. Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band - Madison Square Garden - NYC - 3/28/16
    The River tour, marathon show, with a good friend, and also my Mom. You go through every emotion at a Bruce show, and leave feeling cleansed. I had a smile on my face for weeks after this show.

    8. Temple of the Dog - Madison Square Garden - NYC - 11/7/16
    9th row at MSG for a once in a lifetime (sadly) show, with my boyfriend. I really cherish my memories of this one. You could tell how much fun this tour was for the band--special to see.

    9. My Morning Jacket - Fillmore Detroit - Detroit, MI - 6/16/15
    Front row center for one of the best live bands out there today. When Jim James looked at my bf and I and pointed to us, it felt like we had magical powers. A head banging, arms to the sky good time.

    10. Stevie Wonder - Global Citizen Festival, Central Park - New York, NY - 9/29/12
    The most/hardest I've ever danced sober. He's still astounding.

    THAT WAS HARD! Other amazing shows include: Dispatch at Forest Hills Stadium, Band of Horses at Grand Central Terminal, MUNA at Brooklyn Bowl, Avett Brothers at The Capitol Theatre, Miike Snow at Le Poisson Rouge, Guster at The Capitol Theatre, Lady Gaga at Citi Field, Neil Young at The Hippodrome Theatre, The National at Forest Hills Stadium, RHCP at MSG, HAIM at Mo Pop Festival, Umphreys McGee at Fillmore Silver Spring, Kendrick Lamar at Terminal 5, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers at Forest Hills Stadium
    "Sometimes you find yourself having to put all your faith in no faith."
    ~not a dude~
    2010: MSGx2
    2012: Made In America
    2013: Pittsburgh, Brooklynx2, Hartford, Baltimore
    2014: Leeds, Milton Keynes, Detroit
    2015: Global Citizen Festival
    2016: Phillyx2, MSGx2, Fenwayx2
    2018: Barcelona, Wrigleyx2
  • No CoderNo Coder Brisbane Posts: 872
    No Coder said:
    Pearl Jam - can't separate the shows
    Eddie Vedder solo shows - same as above
    Bon Iver Mar 2012, The Tivoli Brisbane
    RATM, Jan 2008, BDO Gold Coast
    Gang of Youths Sep 2017 - The Tivoli Brisbane
    Glen Hansard, OCT 2016, QPAC Brisbane
    Gang Of Youths, Apr 2016, The Tivoli, Brisbane
    Midnight Oil,  Noc 1990, BEC Brisbane
    Bon Jovi, OCT 1989, BEC Brisbane
    Bruce Springsteen, MAR 2003, BEC Brisbane
    Sepultura, Sep 1994, Festival Hall Brisbane
    RHCP, Oct 1992, Festival Hall Brisbane

    10 is very hard , but the above is as close as I could get. Many others, including lost of great local shows - British India, Screaming Jets, The Angels, Regurgitator, Hoodoo Gurus, Matt Corby, plus City and Colour (2012), Pantera (94) , Aerosmith (1990/91), Gaslight Anthem (2011)


    You are one odd duck and I like it!
    Yes, there can be a wide variance in the music I like, but both of those shows were great
    I'll ride the wave where it takes me

    *BEC, Brisbane, March 1995
    *BEC, Brisbane, March 1998
    *BEC, Brisbane, November 2006
    *QSAC, Brisbane November 2009
    *EV Solo, QPAC, Brisbane March 10 and 12 2011
    *Big Day Out, Gold Coast, 19 Jan 2014
    *EV Solo, QPAC, Brisbane, 22,23 & 25 Feb 2014
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