the greatest show you missed.

i am a targeti am a target Posts: 701
edited January 2008 in The Porch
what's the best show (pearl jam and non-pearl jam) that you missed? lets try to keep it to having tickets and not being able to make it or something along those lines.

for me:

pearl jam - seattle 7.22.98 - went to the first night and had tickets in my little hands but being i was without a drivers license at the time i couldn't get downtown to see them.

non pearl jam would have to be ryan adams. had tickets for the show last night in salem. i'm so horribly crushed that i missed it. horribly horribly crushed.
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  • sorry. the vic. computer crashed and did not get tix. but isnt that everyones story??
    fuck the vic :)
    Just, not enough.
    I need more.
    Nothing seems to satisfy.
    I said, I dont want it.
    I just need it.
    To breathe, to feel, to know Im alive.
  • TangerineTangerine Posts: 880
    sorry. the vic. computer crashed and did not get tix. but isnt that everyones story??
    fuck the vic :)

    DITTO :(
    2006: Boston I, Camden II
    2007: Chicago
    2008: Hartford, Mansfield I & II, EV Boston
    2009: Philly III & IV
    2010: Boston
    2011: PJ20
    2012: Philly
    2013: Worcester I & II, Brooklyn I & II
  • NYbenbenNYbenben Posts: 1,020
    July 8 2003...MSG... one of my favorite shows of all time (that i missed) Live at the Garden DVD Show... it was my wife's b-day... i ended up going the next nite... not as great a show as the previous nite.

    Non-PJ... Has to be Led Zeppelin at the 02... and the fact that i have seen almost every band i ever wanted to with the exception of ever getting to see Nirvana...
    4/12/92, 8/11/92, 9/28/96, 9/11/98, 8/23/00, 8/24/00, 7/9/03, 4/30/03, 10/1/04, 10/3/05, 12/9/05, 5/12/06, 5/17/06, 5/28/06, 6/3/06, 12/9/06, EV LA 4/12-4/13/08, 6/12/08, 6,19,08, 6,20,08, 6/24/08, 6/25/08, 7/1/08

    and still jonesing for another show....
    "the waiting drove me mad..."
  • hidinghiding Posts: 290
    the vic!!
    one love

    respect
  • UKpearljammerUKpearljammer Bath, UKPosts: 909
    Friends didn't get me Brixton (that's London) 93 tix because they didn't have room in there parents car (we we're 15) and they didn't think that I could get the train. Anyway I by the time I called up they we're sold out. Then another friend suggests we go see them support Neil Young at Finsbury Park and I'm like, who's that old guy, I wanna see a full set, so I passed the offer. Who'd know that 2 years later Neil Young would blow my mind at Phoenix festival and ever since I've loved his music.
    My PJ shows:
    London 28/10/96, Las Vegas 11/7/98, London 29/5/00, Nurnburg 11/6/00, Prague 14/6/00, Salzburg 18/6/00, Verona 20/6/00, Milan 22/6/00, Zurich 23/6/00, New York 8-9/7/03, Boston 11/7/03, Reading Festival 27/8/06, Shepards Bush 11/8/09, Berlin 15/8/09, Manchester 17/8/09, London 18/8/09, Dublin 22/6/10, Belfast 23/6/10, London (HRC) 25/6/10, Alpine Valley (PJ20) 3-4/9/11, Manchester 20-21/6/12, Leeds 8/7/14, Milton Keynes 11/7/14 To be continued....
  • YieldedYielded Posts: 839
    Possibly Düsseldorf '07.

    I was debating whether to go or not, decided not to in the end. After reading the setlist and fanviews, I wish I'd gone.
    "We get these pills to swallow... how they stick in your throat... Tastes like gold..."
  • WobbieWobbie Posts: 25,078
    For what it's worth, I had Vic tickets inside of 5 minutes with my Mac and a basic cable connection. I did hear the horror stories of the super-computers with T1 lines and still no luck. Sorry for you all (really) but it was great for me.

    Anyway, waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay back in the day (early 70's), Led Zep was coming to Cincinnati and my friends and I had been in a Ticketmaster line for hours and hours in Columbus. 10 am rolls around, they open the window, their computer crashes and, 10 minutes later, the tickets are sold out before we even get a chance. I said it then and I'll say it now - "FUCK ME!!!"
    If I had known then what I know now...

    Vegas 93, Vegas 98, Vegas 00 (10 year show), Vegas 03, Vegas 06
    VIC 07
    EV LA1 08
    Seattle1 09, Seattle2 09, Salt Lake 09, LA4 09
    Columbus 10
    EV LA 11
    Vancouver 11
    Missoula 12
    Portland 13, Spokane 13
    St. Paul 14, Denver 14
    Philly I & II, 16
  • would love to have seen PJ in Hawaii in 2006
    as well as the PJ/U2 show :)
    08 6/11 WPB 6/12 Tampa 6/24,25 MSG, 8/7 Ed @ Newark
    07 8/5 Lolla 8/2 VIC
    06 7/22,23 Gorge 7/20 Ptl
    04 10/8 VFC Kissimmee
    03 4/11 WPB, 4/12 HOB Orlando, 7/8,9 MSG
    00 8/24 Jones Bch 8/9,10 WPB
    1998 9/22,23 WPB 1996 10/7 Ft Laud 1994 3/28 Miami
  • walkunafraidwalkunafraid Posts: 2,430
    Had 10C tickets to Irvine #1 in 2003. My girlfriend's grandpa died a week before the show, and we had to travel up to San Francisco for the funeral. I ended up giving away (for free) the tickets to two lucky Pit members...I don't remember who they were, but they said the show was epic. Sounds pretty awesome on the boot, too!

    Non-PJ? I had a chance to see Nirvana my freshman year in high school. I had to pass it up because my parents weren't cool with letting me go. A few months later Kurt was dead. I should have just snuck the fuck out my window.
    Everything has chains...Absolutely nothing's changed. - PJ

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  • South of SeattleSouth of Seattle West SeattlePosts: 10,703
    There were 2 that stand out in my mind.

    #1 - 1992-01-02 No set list
    It was a school night and I was a sophomore in high school. A friend had a ticket for me, I had homework and my parents wouldn't let me go.
    This is when they opened for RHCP and Nirvana

    #2 - 1992-05-17 Portland, Oregon Roseland Theater
    Set 1 Oceans, Even Flow, Why Go, Jeremy, Deep, Alive, Black, State Of Love And Trust, Improv (I'm Not Crazy)/Once(Owner of a Lonely Heart)/(Happy Birthday)/Porch
    Encore 1 Suggestion, Garden(School's Out)/(Outshined)/Leash
    Encore 2 Angel, Rockin' In The Free World
    notes: Just before 'Porch,' PJ sings 'Happy Birthday' to Dave, with a few opening bars of 'Owner of a Lonely Heart' played before. Ed starts chatting after 'Leash'...stuff about great audience, really nice to them, etc. Then he says, "It's Dave's birthday and he's gonna play guitar for the first time in front of people ever ... and usually when we play, I just let people know what's on my mind cuz, I dunno, it usually takes over. Tonight also is like the night that me and my girlfriend have been together for eight years. It's serious. It's probably the sole reason that I'm alive. But, ah, that's why I wanna stick around on earth. I don't ever wanna be an angel or nothin'. I wanna be right here with her and, ah, so let's try this song." Dave plays guitar while Ed sings 'Angel.' This is the first, of only a few times, that 'Angel' is played live.

    Same excuse as number 1


    Non PJ

    Soundgarden in 1993. Snowy night at a small club. The roads were nasty and my friend had his little shitty vw rabbit and took off with another friend. They said there were about 10 - 20 people there because of the weather. This was during the Outshined tour. :eek: OUCH!
    NERDS!
  • cassidpcassidp Posts: 31
    Atlanta 03... had tickets and a group of friends making the trip. Totally forgot what day it fell on and that I had already made a promise; it was Mother's Day and I told my Mom that I'd come back home and spend some time together. Turns out the show was awesome (I heard Crown of Thorns over a phone call), but in the end Mom wins out. Still would've been amazing to be there though
  • Columbus, 03. I had bought three tickets and sat them on top of my tv stand in an envelope that was unmarked. So, the day before the show, I was cleaning up for the PJ party and f##king threw them in the trash thinking they were junk mail. I was drunk as hell in a giant dumpster going through bags of trash searching for the tickets for hours to no avail. Needless to say I missed the show and I have been a great party story for my friends to crack on for years now. Damn
  • Steve DunneSteve Dunne Posts: 4,957
    boston 1994 shows...although i did get springfield.
    7/3/03...would have completed the mansfield trilogy
    hartford '98...was at the '96 pepper spray show...would have been nice to get maced again and see the Yield tour...missed it by one day. unavoidable.
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  • deadnotedeadnote Posts: 1,678
    95 tour would have been my peak i think
    but thats good i havent peaked yet
    set your laughter free

    dreamer in my dream

    we got the guns

    i love you,but im..............callin out.........callin out
  • Abner11Abner11 Posts: 67
    boston 1994 shows...although i did get springfield.
    7/3/03...would have completed the mansfield trilogy
    hartford '98...was at the '96 pepper spray show...would have been nice to get maced again and see the Yield tour...missed it by one day. unavoidable.

    That's funny...I had a chance to see the 1994 show at the Orpheum, but it was my brother's birthday so I couldn't go. I went to both the 7/3/03 show and the Hartford show in 1998 though (as well as 1996). I'm also bummed I missed the third Mansfield 2003 show, especially the acoustic pre-show. We had tickets offered to us and everything...
    10/96 Hartford, 9/98 Hartford, 7/03 Mansfield I, 9/04 Boston I, 5/06 Boston I (Best crowd to date)
  • lockedlocked BostonPosts: 3,920
    Abner11 wrote:
    I missed the third Mansfield 2003 show, especially the acoustic pre-show. We had tickets offered to us and everything...

    I was going to chime in but I can't stop wincing at the post quoted above>>>
    I wouldn't be able to live with myslef..!!

    7/11/03...PJ's longest show in history man..!
    "This here's a REQUEST!"
    EV intro to Chloe Dancer / Crown of Thorns
    10/25/13 Hartford
  • mookie9999mookie9999 Posts: 4,672
    PJ: Bridge School '94. Had a ticket but my parents wouldn't let me go. A teacher from my high school was taking 4 other students but my parents said they didn't know the teacher and that was that.

    NON PJ: Pete Townshend Filmore 1996. I spoke to a broker who was willing to hold a ticket for me for $250 (I didn't have a credit card yet) if I could make it from San Jose to S.F. in 45 minutes. Even though it was rush hour I was making decent time until I came upon the semi truck with its engine on fire. Complete standstill. I had to turn around and go home. Ended up getting the show on video but wish I could have been there to see Pete perform for over 2 hours at a small venue!!!
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  • O_G_DO_G_D TorontoPosts: 437
    18/8/93 CNE Stadium, Toronto, (w/Neil Young) - 60,000

    This is the one i skipped in my younger days (was 14) to get some tail. In retrospect i wish i had not. And in tail i don't mean all the way just some play.
    1. Toronto, Ontario 09-21-1996 (MAPLE LEAF GARDENS)
    2. Barrie, Ontario 08-22-1998 (MOLSON PARK)
    3. Toronto, Ontario 10-05-2000 AIR CANADA CENTRE
    4. Toronto, Ontario 06-28-2003 (MOLSON AMPHITHEATRE)
    5. Boston, Massachusetts 09-28-2004 FLEET CENTER (NOW TD GARDEN) VFC TOUR
    6. Boston, Massachusetts 09-28-2004 FLEET CENTER (NOW TD GARDEN) VFC TOUR
    7. Hamilton, Ontario 09-13-2005 (COPPS COLISEUM)
    8. Toronto, Ontario 09-19-2005 (AIR CANADA CENTRE)
    9. St. Johns, Newfoundland 09-24-2005 (MILE ONE)
    10. St. Johns, Newfoundland 09-25-2005 (MILE ONE)
    11. Toronto, Ontario 05-09-2006 (AIR CANADA CENTRE)
    12. Toronto, Ontario 05-09-2006 (AIR CANADA CENTRE)
    13. Sydney, Australia 11-07-2006 (ACER ARENA)
    14. Sydney, Australia 11-08-2006 (ACER ARENA)
    15. Melbourne, Australia 11-13-2006 (ROD LAVER ARENA)
    16. Melbourne, Australia 11-14-2006 (ROD LAVER ARENA)
    17. Adelaide, Australia 11-21-2006 (ADELAIDE ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE)
    18. Adelaide, Australia 11-22-2006 (ADELAIDE ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE)
    19. Perth, Australia 11-25-2006 (SUBIACO OVAL)
    20. New York, New York 06-24-2008 (MADISON SQUARE GARDENS)
    21. New York, New York 06-25-2008 (MADISON SQUARE GARDENS)
    22. Toronto, Ontario 08-21-2009 (MOLSON AMPITHEATRE)
    23. Buffalo, New York 05-10-2010 (HSBC ARENA)
    24. Toronto, Ontario 09-11-2011 (AIR CANADA CENTRE)
    25. Toronto, Ontario 09-12-2011 (AIR CANADA CENTRE)
    26. Hamilton, Ontario 09-15-2011 (COPPS COLISEUM)
    27. London, Ontario 07-16-2013 (BUDWEISER GARDENS)
    28. Buffalo, New York 10-12-2013 (FIRST NIAGARA CENTER) FORMERLY HSBC ARENA
    29. Detroit, Michigan 10-16-2014 (JOE LOUIS ARENA)
    30. Ottawa, Ontario 5-8-2016 (CANADIAN TIRE CENTRE)
    31. Toronto, Ontario 5-10-2016 (AIR CANADA CENTRE)
    32. Toronto, Ontario 5-12-2016 (AIR CANADA CENTRE)

  • March 24, 1993 (I think I have the right year) - U2 were here on my BIRTHDAY!! It was Zoo TV tour. I wanted to go but didn't because I didn't
    have someone to go with. Hindsight being what it was...shoulda fuckin gone alone!!!! I was so sad seeing people coming to school in new U2 T's the next day.

    Also the last time Pink Floyd came I told a friend about the show but didn't go myself. Kicking myself now!
    "Rock and roll is something that can't be quantified, sometimes it's not even something you hear, but FEEL!" - Bob Lefsetz
  • PJ - Toledo OH (home town) 96 - phone lines blew up during the F-ticketmaser phase
    Pink Floyd & the Dead
    I'm too young to be old and too old to be young; I just don't fit anywhere.

    5/9/10 - Cleveland, OH
    9/28/09 - SLC, UT 6/17/08 - Virginia Beach, VA
    7/7/06 - San Diego, CA 9/1/05 - George, WA
    6/7/03 - Phoenix, AZ 10/21/00 - Phoenix, AZ
    7/8/98 - Phoenix, AZ 10/7/96 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL
  • uninnocentuninnocent Posts: 1,565
    pearl jam-wise, i can't follow the 'had a ticket' rule. sorry. but during the canada tour, i didn't go to the london or hamilton shows, like most sane ontarians did. still got to see ottawa, kitchener and the t-dot.

    non-pearl jam, i had tickets (seventh row floor) for the chili peppers. made it inside the venue. got kicked out before i made it to my seats. moral of the story: don't chug a veritable crapload of alcohol in a short time before a concert.
  • uninnocent wrote:
    pearl jam-wise, i can't follow the 'had a ticket' rule. sorry. but during the canada tour, i didn't go to the london or hamilton shows, like most sane ontarians did. still got to see ottawa, kitchener and the t-dot.

    non-pearl jam, i had tickets (seventh row floor) for the chili peppers. made it inside the venue. got kicked out before i made it to my seats. moral of the story: don't chug a veritable crapload of alcohol in a short time before a concert.
    or be obvious with other items which are not allowd into the venue (had "friends" kicked out of venues)
    I'm too young to be old and too old to be young; I just don't fit anywhere.

    5/9/10 - Cleveland, OH
    9/28/09 - SLC, UT 6/17/08 - Virginia Beach, VA
    7/7/06 - San Diego, CA 9/1/05 - George, WA
    6/7/03 - Phoenix, AZ 10/21/00 - Phoenix, AZ
    7/8/98 - Phoenix, AZ 10/7/96 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL
  • SENROCKSENROCK Posts: 10,736
    well, in 2003 i would say the santa barbara show that i hadd tickets to but an hour before found out i couldnt go. :(
    but NOW i say the greatest show i missed is the vfc toledo show where PETER FRAMPTON was present DAMMIT!!!!
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  • pjtradekingpjtradeking Posts: 4,043
    OZZY and Motley Crue.....1984-85 ish....Had tickets to go and it was to be my FIRST rock concert......Had been stealing my moms roomates pot for a LOOOOOONG time and it had gone unnoticed. Must have taken too much for the show as this time, I got caught! Mom gave the tickets to the neighbor kids and I sat home....I was told by many friends that it the best show they had ever seen...What the hell did we know, we were like 16! hahaha..:)
    Never, ever, flipping forget
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  • Borgata 2-
    I went to night one and stood outside the ticket booth on night 2 for three hours waiting for tickets to be released. They played Gone for the first time that night, it was a crushing blow when I got home and read the set list. Also heard they released tickets shortly after the show started.
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  • dirtyTdirtyT Posts: 3,619
    sorry. the vic. computer crashed and did not get tix. but isnt that everyones story??
    fuck the vic :)
    word
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  • QuarterToTenQuarterToTen Cincinnati, OhioPosts: 3,596
    i feel like i've missed out by not seeing a show at Alpine.

    apparently there's just something special about the place.
    Nice shirt.
  • senninsennin Posts: 2,146
    I had a Beneroya Vinyl in my shopping cart....then decided not to buy it.

    I also missed a couple of Seattle Club shows.
  • skere26skere26 Posts: 304
    Borgata night 1...had tickets, had to work
  • bootlegger10bootlegger10 Posts: 11,551
    Hershey 2003.

    Had the tickets but my car's transmission died in Boston. After attending Boston III, 2003, I really didn't care much about Hershey. But, it did suck being on a bus back to Indiana that night instead of at a concert.
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