I know their is a category for Favorite Music and I wanted to try another one, My Favorite Concert. I already shared one with @bob31 but it was one of the best concert experiences I ever had.
We used to sit down around my friend’s Bong and talk about the experiences we had at Concerts. It was really cool because a lot of went to the same ones but with different people. I can’t remember all the ones I went to in California while stationed there. Went when ever I could, even when we had to work the next day. Some of those were rough days ! Made up for being deployed for months at a time.
My favorite was The Doobies in concert. I saw them in San Diego when I was stationed at Camp Pendleton in the late 70’s. Was an awesome concert but lost a lot of the rest of the night, actually the weekend, to an Oz of California Red Hair. Finally came to my senses in Los Angeles on Monday morning three hours later for work ! What a concert !
That was when they just started testing urine for drugs in the military. They said they were “random” tests but it was funny that almost all of the Corpsman were picked out of our battalion two days after the concert. Just showed how bad the tests were, we were all high when they tested us and NO ONE came up positive. LOL
Yea, That time but that was the last time I Right after that, I had to start using “legal” stuff and ended up at the NCO Club nightly. Made a LOT of marine bar friends out of that ! Safer way to relax and still keep my job !
That’s a tough one. So many different kinds of music.
Most recent Lake Street Dive
Any time Derek Trucks or Bella Fleck is on a bill you’re in for some serious sonic pleasure.
Was unexpectedly blown away by James Taylor at a show a few years ago that someone gave me tix to when they came down with the flu and couldn’t attend.
Numerous Pixies shows. Various lineups of Phil and Friends.
So on my must see list currently
Like my introduction to weed, a lot of my introductions to bands were through my older sister. She took me to some of my first shows and influenced what I thought was cool or sounded good. I remember her going on and on about this Canadian trio that opened for BÖC at the Cape Cod Coliseum one time before I’d ever heard of Rush. I ended up being a big fan and seeing them in Providence a few years in a row until I discovered punk and new wave and thumbed my nose at “mainstream” rock for many years.
2112 and Farewell to Kings are in regular rotation in my playlists right alongside London Calling & My Aim is True.
I hear selections from Caress of Steel on one of the classic rock streams I listen to pretty regularly.
I’d have to say my favorite has got to be seeing Willie at the Red Rock Amphitheater when I was probably 9-10 yrs old. My dad kidnapped me from Lubbock Texas and we drove to his place in Commerce City Co. After being gone about 2 weeks and almost making it on milk cartons we went to see the show. I remember asking my dad (as the opening act was midway thru their set) when Willie was gonna play…
He calmly said. “It’ll probably be about another 12 pack and another 1/4 bag before he’s ready.” Even at that young age it made perfect sense.
Fast forward about 18 years, I’m stationed at ft hood Texas. Hanging out at a place Cutters and into the parking lot pulls up a tour bus called the honey suckle rose and into the joint walks Willie. Plays a few songs and shoots the shit with the local crowd and wouldn’t you know asks yours truly if I had any smoke. The answer was no… but I almost almost got to be able to truly say “I’ll never smoke weed with willie again…”