I think our local casino is hurting


#1

If this is the big draw entertainment for the month, they ain’t gonna last long. I had to think hard to remember their 2 big hits lol


#2

Hey, I’d like to see that! :smiley:


#3

I don’t approve of gambling, personally. However, I don’t feel casino’s should be banned. They employ a good number of people, and pay them well.

Also, the Mississippi Gulf Coast gets some great concerts. I saw Alice Cooper, and Judas Priest recently at the casinos. Some great bands rolling through all the time.


#4

Alice of course being one of the greatest shows anyone could ever see.


#5

[quote=“Rightwing_Nutjob, post:4, topic:37963”]
Alice of course being one of the greatest shows anyone could ever see.
[/quote]I was at the “Billion Dollar Babies” and “Welcome to My Nightmare”, concerts. Awesome shows. The sound was pristine and the effects were unprecedented.


#6

We just had The B52’s and Berlin, here. I like the casino shows. I would have seen Alice here in November, but I got distracted by Guns n Roses in Vegas! A good time was had by all.


#7

[quote=“Tiny1, post:5, topic:37963”]
I was at the “Billion Dollar Babies” and “Welcome to My Nightmare”, concerts. Awesome shows. The sound was pristine and the effects were unprecedented.
[/quote]Seriously? Awesome. “Welcome to My Nightmare” tour. I have it on DVD. That graveyard dance in and out of the screen was absolutely one of the coolest things I think I’ve ever seen. Completely jealous.

[quote=“edog40, post:6, topic:37963”]
We just had The B52’s and Berlin, here. I like the casino shows. I would have seen Alice here in November, but I got distracted by Guns n Roses in Vegas! A good time was had by all.
[/quote]I was in Vegas right before Gums and Hoses showed up :frowning: Would’ve liked to stuck around for that.


#8

you shouldve, my man.


#9

[quote=“edog40, post:8, topic:37963”]
you shouldve, my man.
[/quote]Stupid job!


#10

This last Iron Maiden tour had Alice opening for the first half, the half I did not get to see… He tours with them frequently in Europe.

That would be a dream concert for me. The only way it could be better is if it was a triple headliner with Priest in the middle.


#11

Got to see Maiden with Dream Theater a couple of years ago. DT is one of my absolute favorite acts, up there with Alice and Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers!


#12

[quote=“Rightwing_Nutjob, post:7, topic:37963”]
Seriously? Awesome. “Welcome to My Nightmare” tour. I have it on DVD. That graveyard dance in and out of the screen was absolutely one of the coolest things I think I’ve ever seen. Completely jealous.

[/quote]Oh yeah. Awesome shows. I have paid to see 236 concerts, and worked about 60 others. I toured with 11 signed acts, including the first tour of Poison, The Chili Peppers and Cinderella. I also worked some Country Shows, and some R&B stuff, from the early 80s.
Most notably, I saw 4 Pink Floyd Shows, Roger Waters solo, Beach Boys, Emerson Lake and Palmer, Black Sabbath, Richie Blackmore’s Rainbow, The Who, Moody Blues, Alvin Lee and Ten Years After, Jefferson Airplane/Starship, Jack Mac and The Heart Attack, Jeff Beck and Jon Hammer, Robin Trower, 3 Jethro Tull shows, Yes, Deep Purple, Steve Miller, Huey Lewis, Grand Funk Railroad, Black Oak Arkansas, Bad Company, Montrose, Great White, Aerosmith(twice), Z Z Top, Skynard(with Ronnie Van Zandt and Steve Gaines), Chicago, Steppenwolf(reformed), 2 with Elton John(Crocodile Rock days and Goodbye Yellow Brick Road), Crosby Stills and Nash, Buffalo Springfield, Stephen Stills, Paul Simon, Neil Young, Eric Clapton, Doobies, George Clinton & P Funk, Temps, Tops, Kool and the Gang, and the list goes on.
I went to the Cal Jams, and Us Festivals. I went to the Dog Days Rock Fest in Atlanta. I also saw Fleetwood Mac, Abba, and Mc Cartney and Wings.

It is all we had to do, when I was a kid.


#13

It was Alice’s stage show on “Alice Trashes the World” in 1989 that made me a fan. I always liked his greatest hits type stuff, and then I was actually introduced to him at the peak of his big-hair days and found out he was so much better. That show pales in comparison to the Welcome to My Nightmare tour.

Nice list. Prolly seen Great White about two dozen times. What’s going on with them is a tragedy. It’s been since before the Rhode Island fire that I saw them last. Pink Floyd is something I’d love to see. Chose not to at $105 a ticket in the early '90s.

Out of that, I’ve seen Poison, Cinderella (5x, the lastest in 2011), Grand Funk, Bad Company, Sammy Hagar (without the Montrose but solo and with the Van Halen), Aerosmith (2x).

Need to see Pink Floyd, Starship (did see the Mickey Thomas Starship a couple years ago), Deep Purple, Yes and Emerson Lake and Palmer. And would also enjoy Buffalo Springfield, Chicago, Elton John, Paul Simon, Crosby Stills and Nash, Stephen Stills, Ten Years After, Moody Blues, Robin Trower, Jethro Tull, Huey Lewis, Steve Miller, Roger Waters, Beach Boys, and Fleetwood Mac.

Not on your list, missing Rush and Bon Jovi are two I regret the most and hope to scratch them off my list someday.

Do you actually have all your ticket stubs so you can keep an accurate count? I never managed to hang onto mine so I’ve no clue how many shows I’ve seen, but it’s a lot. Worked a few too and interviewed and photographed a few interesting people, perhaps a half dozen.


#14

I’ve seen a bunch of bands, more than I can remember, I did used to party a bit…

Maiden, Priest, AC/DC (1991 or 92) and Alice were the best for me. I’ve seen Rush and Pink Floyd (post Waters), they were good too, but a different energy to the show. I saw Dream Theater open for Maiden, I’d like to see them again but in a much smaller venue. Coheed and Cambria actually surprised me, they were really good, another Maiden opener.
Having said that, I do wish I could’ve caught ZZ Top in the 70’s when they were still on fire. AC/DC with Bon Scott would have been great, they’re getting a bit on in years now.
I could go on with wishes, but no point in torturing myself.
I was born about 10 year later than I should have been.


#15

My wife has things like that in a scrap book, somewhere. Not all of them, but the best of the best. I wasn’t interested in collecting things like that. You see, I traveled with bands, so I became somewhat disenchanted with Rock Stars. Once you see them in reality’s light, you realize that they are really not deserving of idol worship, or excess respect. however, I loved the music and the effects. So, I continued going, racking up hundreds of memories.
Nugent was the exception, to me. He was head and shoulders above the typical road nonsense. I loved working with a crew that wasn’t blistered on drugs 24/7. But, I never asked anyone for a single autograph. I was fortunate enough to meet Paul McCartney backstage at a Gregg Allman show. He was amazed that I didn’t stumble all over myself or ask for an autograph. I took the wife with me a couple of times, and she collected Drum Sticks, guitar picks, posters, and autographs, much to my chagrin. But, she had fun, so I never objected.
I did go to a Rush concert, but one of our friends got hurt, falling down about 20 concrete steps, so we had to leave. Never got to see them play.
Didn’t see Bon Jovi, either. Something always got in the way.
I think David Gilmour and Roger Waters are doing solo shows, but since Richard Wright died, The Floyd has quit touring. Not sure if they’ll try again. They are getting up in years. I think Syd Barrett’s death in 2006, may have taken some of the wind, out of their sails, but Richard Wright’s death in 2008, finished them.
I saw Dark Side of the Moon in 1972 in San Diego. Originally, it was billed as* “Eclipse, A Piece For Assorted Lunatics”*. They changed it to “Dark Side of the Moon”, just before we saw them. Saw “Wish You Were Here” in 1975 in Los Angeles. Awesome show. Saw the Wall in 1980 at the first of seven LA shows at the Memorial Sports Arena. Never saw anything like that, in my life. Way, way ahead of their time. Finally, I saw The Division Bell in 1994 at Clemson University. Massive show. 49 trailer loads of equipment. Lasers, RC plane buzzing the crowd, enormous inflatable pigs, video, a 12 foot mirror ball, and a light show unmatched. After the Division Bell tracks, they did the entire Dark Side of the Moon, start to finish, and various assorted tunes for their other albums.
Their sound was always perfect. The Show was always completely innovative and elaborate. Best Concerts I ever attended. Calm, even with the acid heads running around behind the little animals. Those were the days.


#16

[quote=“JStang, post:14, topic:37963”]
I’ve seen a bunch of bands, more than I can remember, I did used to party a bit…

Maiden, Priest, AC/DC (1991 or 92) and Alice were the best for me. I’ve seen Rush and Pink Floyd (post Waters), they were good too, but a different energy to the show. I saw Dream Theater open for Maiden, I’d like to see them again but in a much smaller venue. Coheed and Cambria actually surprised me, they were really good, another Maiden opener.
Having said that, I do wish I could’ve caught ZZ Top in the 70’s when they were still on fire. AC/DC with Bon Scott would have been great, they’re getting a bit on in years now.
I could go on with wishes, but no point in torturing myself.
I was born about 10 year later than I should have been.
[/quote]I saw the ZZ Top, Fandango Tour, in 1975. Long Beach, Ca. Really had a lot of fun, there. Recycler in 1991 Charlotte, NC. OK, but not the same.


#17

[quote=“Tiny1, post:15, topic:37963”]
Once you see them in reality’s light, you realize that they are really not deserving of idol worship, or excess respect. however, I loved the music and the effects. So, I continued going, racking up hundreds of memories.

But, I never asked anyone for a single autograph.
[/quote]Been on local crew quite a bit, and on that crew, we’ve got to stay out of the stars’ hair. But I lost any star struck I might have had probably before I got out of high school.

[quote=“Tiny1, post:15, topic:37963”]
Nugent was the exception, to me. He was head and shoulders above the typical road nonsense. I loved working with a crew that wasn’t blistered on drugs 24/7.
[/quote]The crew for one country band got off the bus, and the first thing they did was ask me where the could find some weed. That’s my only experience with drugs backstage. But most of my backstage time has been country music.

[quote=“Tiny1, post:15, topic:37963”]

I think David Gilmour and Roger Waters are doing solo shows, but since Richard Wright died, The Floyd has quit touring. Not sure if they’ll try again. They are getting up in years. I think Syd Barrett’s death in 2006, may have taken some of the wind, out of their sails, but Richard Wright’s death in 2008, finished them.
I saw Dark Side of the Moon in 1972 in San Diego. Originally, it was billed as* “Eclipse, A Piece For Assorted Lunatics”*. They changed it to “Dark Side of the Moon”, just before we saw them. Saw “Wish You Were Here” in 1975 in Los Angeles. Awesome show. Saw the Wall in 1980 at the first of seven LA shows at the Memorial Sports Arena. Never saw anything like that, in my life. Way, way ahead of their time. Finally, I saw The Division Bell in 1994 at Clemson University. Massive show. 49 trailer loads of equipment. Lasers, RC plane buzzing the crowd, enormous inflatable pigs, video, a 12 foot mirror ball, and a light show unmatched. After the Division Bell tracks, they did the entire Dark Side of the Moon, start to finish, and various assorted tunes for their other albums.
[/quote]I figure my chance to see Floyd is gone. Sure would’ve liked to see “Division Bell.” It ended up being my favorite album of theirs.


#18

[quote=“Rightwing_Nutjob, post:17, topic:37963”]
Been on local crew quite a bit, and on that crew, we’ve got to stay out of the stars’ hair. But I lost any star struck I might have had probably before I got out of high school.

The crew for one country band got off the bus, and the first thing they did was ask me where the could find some weed. That’s my only experience with drugs backstage. But most of my backstage time has been country music.

I figure my chance to see Floyd is gone. Sure would’ve liked to see “Division Bell.” It ended up being my favorite album of theirs.
[/quote]My youngest daughter also believes the Division bell to be their finest work. Waters called it, and A Momentary Lapse of Reason, Rubbish.
ALL the Country acts I worked with, had someone in the band, on weed. I think Willie made that popular.
However, you might catch a video redo of the Wall, by Waters. If you can find it, you may want to check out “Roger Waters, The Wall, Live in Berlin”. He used many celebrities making that show. You’ll hear the Scorpions, Cyndi Lauper, The Band, Joni Mitchell, Sinead O’Conner, Bryan Adams, Van Morrison and Paul Carrack(Roxy Music). Pretty dog gone good, if you ask me.


#19

[quote=“Tiny1, post:18, topic:37963”]
My youngest daughter also believes the Division bell to be their finest work. Waters called it, and A Momentary Lapse of Reason, Rubbish.
ALL the Country acts I worked with, had someone in the band, on weed. I think Willie made that popular.
However, you might catch a video redo of the Wall, by Waters. If you can find it, you may want to check out “Roger Waters, The Wall, Live in Berlin”. He used many celebrities making that show. You’ll hear the Scorpions, Cyndi Lauper, The Band, Joni Mitchell, Sinead O’Conner, Bryan Adams, Van Morrison and Paul Carrack(Roxy Music). Pretty dog gone good, if you ask me.
[/quote]I’ve got a copy of it!! :smiley: