REALLY REALLY OT: APRIMUSHOKIE IS ABOUT TO LIVE HIS DREAM

As a lot of people know I'm a big big primus fan. And on NOV 5TH on slayer's farewell tour IN LOVELY SALEM VIRGINIA MOTHERFUCKING PRIMUS IS COMING TO THE CIVIC CENTER WOOOO WOOOOO YEAHH!!! LETS GOOOOOOO WOOOOO

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I don't quite understand. Is your dream just to see them live? Do you own the civic center and thus have full access to the band? Did you win a contest to be their roadie for a day? Do you know a bouncer that will let you back stage so you can hit on the band?

to see them live

When in doubt. Nap it out

I have seen Primus live at least once, maybe twice on the Ozzfest tour, which I sadly miss. I have also seen Slayer as well!

What's
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I'm going to see two of my top 10 bands this and I am hyped

When in doubt. Nap it out

I was floored when I saw that the last leg of the Slayer farewell tour was coming to Salem of all places.

I caught the first leg in Manassas last year. They're still great live but you can tell Tom has about had it.

The Orange and Maroon you see, that's fighting on to victory.

Concerts I have seen and rated:

1. Linkin Park
2. Metallica
3. Godsmack
4. Limp Bizkit
5. Saliva
6. Staind
7. Breaking Benjamin
8. 3 doors down
9. Deftones

Top 3 were close, last two were horrible. Not necessarily how I would rank the bands in general but how they performed. No doubt Metallica would be number 1 had I seen them in their prime.

"with all due respect, and remember Im sayin it with all due respect, that idea aint worth a velvet painting of a whale and a dolphin gettin it on" - Ricky Bobby

For how much Limp Bizkit gets hated on and I not a fan of them. They bring a lot of energy for there concerts

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Fred Durst chugged a beer mid song..that had to count for something

"with all due respect, and remember Im sayin it with all due respect, that idea aint worth a velvet painting of a whale and a dolphin gettin it on" - Ricky Bobby

I saw the Beach Boys with John Stamos as a guest. I dont know where I'd rank that, but it was the bees knees

I have such a different list:

  1. Dave Matthews Band (min 15 times): Way better live than on disc
  2. Carbon Leaf (min 4 times): Also way better live than on disc. Barry is a dick
  3. Flogging Molly (3 times): So damned good, but Carbon Leaf edges for their live fully acoustic. HMU for a link
  4. The Protomen : Super super good live, videogame themed but also 80s covers
  5. Third Eye Blind: Definitely disappointing.
  6. Creed: Worse than a cover band, but they did have fireworks
  7. My best friend in HS: Better than Ben Folds.
  8. Ben Folds: Fuck this asshat. Worst live show I've ever seen

How high were your expectations for #s 5,6&8? Were the tickets free? Did they come with a free bowl of soup?

What was the issue with Ben Folds? I've seen him probably 3 times (including once at Burruss) and thought he was pretty good live.

Joffrey, Cersei, Ilyn Payne, the Hound, Jeff Jagodzinski, Paul Johnson, Pat Narduzzi.

I was at that show too. I thought he did a good job of engaging with the crowd, but it's been a minute so I don't remember much else.

I found TKP after two rails from TOTS then walking back to my apartment and re-watching the 2012 Sugar Bowl. I woke up the next day with this username.

I saw 3rd eye blind also, and they were really disappointing. They played the songs fine and engaged the crowd, but the lead singer is such a douche that the rest couldn't overcome it. Luckily Silversun Pickups opened and they're one of my current favorite bands. But yeah, 3eb sucks.

3EB was my first rock show ever. Let's just say that, while it was a great night, the bar was set pretty low.

Also: SSPU are awesome.

I found TKP after two rails from TOTS then walking back to my apartment and re-watching the 2012 Sugar Bowl. I woke up the next day with this username.

This is the most early 2000's list of concerts I've ever seen put together.

No judgement, I would have gone to see several of these shows if I had been old enough back then.

If those are the only 9 concerts ever attended, I'd assume that person must have been frozen in ice after 2004.

Joffrey, Cersei, Ilyn Payne, the Hound, Jeff Jagodzinski, Paul Johnson, Pat Narduzzi.

The only nine rock concerts. And yeah, then I got old and married and had kids. Truthfully, I'm not a huge concert guy anyway. Nowadays I have reached the obligatory age of saying that this generation's music sucks.

We were actually searching ticket sites to see Linkin Park again at Jiffy Lube when the news broke that Chester had died.

"with all due respect, and remember Im sayin it with all due respect, that idea aint worth a velvet painting of a whale and a dolphin gettin it on" - Ricky Bobby

Only 9? FFS I've seen almost that many different shows this year and certainly that many bands. LA sucks but one good thing is a ton of live music. And all those same old bands are usually touring because they need the money. This year alone The Misfits/Rise Against/The Distillers, The Church, Duff McKagan (giant douche), Billy Idol acoustic, Muse, Bob Mould, Peter Murphy (on lots of drugs), plus Billy Idol at Vegas residency. Get out there and go to shows! And take your kids too. I've dragged my 11-year old to a bunch. He saw Tom Petty's 2nd to last show before Tom died.

Seen Primus live twice, and they're as good as advertised. However, I had a chance to see Soundgarden two years ago and that was the best concert I've been to, mainly cuz they were so damn talented they sounded the same live as they do in a studio. Then right behind Soundgarden was Nine Inch Nails, and they were surprisingly awesome, and I wasn't even a huge follower but I recommend it. Also, Sevendust will rock your nuts off

I heard that sevendust does a helluva live show

When in doubt. Nap it out

they totally killed the beatles...I mean, the beetles

Can confirm. Saw them in Nashville many moons ago. The energy that they brought was off the charts.

I found TKP after two rails from TOTS then walking back to my apartment and re-watching the 2012 Sugar Bowl. I woke up the next day with this username.

1) Nine Inch Nails (2013)

I've seen a lot of other bands (including Aerosmith, QOTSA, Stabbing Westward, Filter, Foo Fighters, Dave Matthews, 311, Papa Roach, Maroon 5, Hozier, Def Leppard, Red Hot Chili Peppers) and a couple HFStivals in there and none of them come close to the NIN performance I saw.

Was that NIN the Lights in the Sky tour? I recently watched a show from that on Youtube. Definitely some of the most creative uses of lighting I've ever seen and I'm kicking myself for not getting out to see NIN when I had the chance.

I found TKP after two rails from TOTS then walking back to my apartment and re-watching the 2012 Sugar Bowl. I woke up the next day with this username.

Iggy Pop was fantastic as an opening act.

Kid Rock puts on a show.

Default, 311 Three doors down, Live, Pearl Jam, Lit were fine, but nothing puts them in a amazing show catagory.

Buffett, Beach Boys, Wailers, Ben E. King were really fun, but not because the show was good, the music was great, the mood was fantastic. Good Vibrations if you will. But just guys on the stage jamming.

Foreigner was pretty darn good.

Clutch is good in the right venue.

Ted Nugent was terrible. For many reasons, but musically he sucks. Fuck Ted Nugent.

Santana was awesome. (Saw him twice)
Saw Chicago with my dad. Good Show fun times
I used to have the country Mega Ticket (lots of good shows--Brad Paisley is fun. Dierks Bentley is cool --I have seen him several times. The first time I saw him, he was at Longwood for Oktoberfest when he was just starting out~~ I got his autograph at that show. One time at Jiffy Lube, he stole somebody's beer and drank it on stage then bought the person a new beer.)
Tim McGraw is good (I've seen him multiple times including at the Belk Bowl--which was such a fun day with HokieEnginerd)
Vertical Horizon was pretty good for a free show in college

2 time Longwood grad married to a Hokie.

Just joined and love you guys...go Hokies!
1)Aerosmith was amazing in Manassas
2/3) Metallica And Godsmack in Roanoke
4) Van Halen at Jiffy Lube...Dave couldn't sing but Eddie and Alex were amazing
5) Jimmy Buffet 3 times...just the all day long tailgate atmosphere
6) Tesla just rocked out for 2 hours
7) Kiss..music ok but damn the pyro...
8) kid rock actually put on a hell of a show
9) Lee greenwood at the 01 season gator bowl against FSU singing proud to be an American after 9/11...this could be tops but wasn't obviously a full concert..pretty amazing to see live...
Can't wait for football season and again Go Hokies!!!

HokieHighVPI03

Heck yeah happy for ya guy; I lost count of how many live performances I've seen but I'll try:
1) Soundgarden (biased here bc they're my fav BUT... the Mars Volta opened and yes it was as awesome of a show as it sounds)
2) Alice In Chains (supporting act for STP)
3) STP
4) Children of Bodom: holy cuss word Batman these dude absolutely freaking jam. Truly fun show, dudes have a good time jamming
5) Metallica
6a) Volbeat
6b) A7X
6c) WEEZER
9) Papa Roach
10)Seether/Skillet/Sick Puppies
6287626288th) Three Doors Down

I'm seeing Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Experience in Rocky Mount next week, which is as close as I'm ever gonna get to seeing the real thing, so I know what you're feeling. We may disagree a little on who we like, but I hope you have the time of your life my dude.

God, I hope Jason doesn't suck.

21st century QBs Undefeated vs UVA:
MV7, MV5, LT3, Josh Jackson, Jerod Evans, Michael Brewer, Tyrod Taylor, Sean Glennon, and Grant Noel. That's right, UVA. You couldn't beat Grant Noel.

I saw him drum with Foreigner 12 years ago or so. He was solid then. I would assume that level of consumption may affect such things. Not sure about his current status on such things.

which is as close as I'm ever gonna get to seeing the real thing nww

Hey Beard, check these guys out. I caught them this past spring. Really didn't know what to expect and got blown away. They do not impersonate but replicate the studio sounds of Zep. Catch them if you can.

GTLO

Jason played at the Kennedy Center Awards and was solid. That has been 5-6 years ago though. His timing was great but still did not hit them as hard as his Dad.

Edit: I see GTLO are in Bristol and Durham in early August. Damn I'll be in Canada!

"Hey Bud, you wont have to hold the opponent to 17 points anymore."

Surprised nobody gave a nod to Weird Al yet.

UVA is a great place to take a dump.

I've only seen him watching UHF with Emo Phillips so I'm not sure that counts, but it was great.

I would love to go to this to see Slayer and Primus is an extra bonus, trying to remember Ministry and the other band I definitely don't know.

I missed a chance to go to my first concerts twice last year: Black Dahlia Murder and Whitechapel we're at the Tar Heel in Jacksonville, NC (but it was on a Wednesday night and had projects due that week for work and couldn't take that day and the rest of the week off to heal up from moshing) and Powerglove was in Raleigh during Raleigh SuperCon and I didn't know until a couple days after SuperCon.

"Oi! What's a Horkie"
"I am ya Grot!"

"Horkies were made for two fings foighten' and winnen'" - Horkie Warboss

"That Gritty git doesn't exactly look like a Horkie, but by Gork and Mork it acts like one!"-Random Horkie Boy

I will for sure be there. I've seen Phil and Ministry before but, Primus and Slayer have been on the list for a long time.

I just found out yesterday about the Blue Ridge Rock Festival in Concord. I guess this is year 3 from what I hear. I had never even heard of it. Apparently, I need to get out more. This year Godsmack, STP, DMX, and a bunch of bands I've either never heard of or aren't my cup of tea.

"How the ass pocket will be used, I do not know. Alls I know is, the ass pocket will be used."
- The BoD

10 years is a really good band. Really underrated

When in doubt. Nap it out

Also there's 3 more bands to be announced

When in doubt. Nap it out

Good dudes. When I was playing in bands in Nashville those guys were often playing the same gigs. They were definitely Knoxville's finest back in the day and I'm glad they found success. Sigh. I miss the old Blue Cats venue.

I found TKP after two rails from TOTS then walking back to my apartment and re-watching the 2012 Sugar Bowl. I woke up the next day with this username.

It's the third year and it still blows my mind that there's a huge rock festival 10 minutes from where I grew up haha.

I have no idea why my username is VT_Warthog.

Arkansas blew a 24-0 lead in the Belk Bowl.

Saw them open several times for Rush... back when Rush had openers. I enjoy a couple songs... Tim Alexander is a talented drummer.

Danny Carry from Tool and Tim Alexander are my favorite drummers but I might be a bit bias

When in doubt. Nap it out

Both are beasts.. As a rock drummer myself, my two favorites are Peart and bonzo...by far. There are some others I really enjoy- Grohl is super talented and underrated- just an animal ( he still plays all of the foo's stuff in the studio). Keith Moon was a genius- played a lot of parts, but played to the song. Mangini, Portnoy, Carlock, Sucherman- some real beasts out there.

Love seeing the two Mikes from Dream Theater on the list. Those guys shred

Leg for excellent taste in drummers

21st century QBs Undefeated vs UVA:
MV7, MV5, LT3, Josh Jackson, Jerod Evans, Michael Brewer, Tyrod Taylor, Sean Glennon, and Grant Noel. That's right, UVA. You couldn't beat Grant Noel.

Not sure if you've heard of this band, but my best friend is a huge fan of the drummer from Texas In July

Drummer here as well. Big fan of all drummers listed. I've played guitar for about 30 years and drums for about 25. I'm a fan of Abe from Deftones as well for his style. Love some Adam Deitch, Thomas Haake, Jon Theodore, Jimmy Chamberlin, Bill Ward, Beauford, Stewart Copeland, etc. I have a ton of lesser know "favorites". There are SO many to list.

Anyway, did anybody get tickets to Slayer yet? I have to wait until 10 am tomorrow for General Admin to go on sale.

Also I would put Jonathan Moffett in my list. He was Michael Jackson live drummer and he is amazing

When in doubt. Nap it out

Best concerts I've seen:
1) All HFStivals from 1996-2001
2) 311 about four times (including once at Burress, and once when No Doubt opened for them at Jiffy Lube)
3) Blink 182 with The Roots opening at Jiffy Lube
4) Bonnaroo 2003 - nothing but Jam Bands back then.

I thought they were just the opening band for Wyld Stallyons?

I can imagine no more rewarding a career. And any man who may be asked in this century what he did to make his life worthwhile, I think can respond with a good deal of pride and satisfaction:
I served in the United States Navy"

KCCO

1. Gnarls Barkley- best show I've ever seen, bar none. High energy, loads of fun, live versions of their songs sounded well-rehearsed
2. Radiohead- ca. 2001, when Kid A came out. Seemed like they actually enjoyed being out there, long show with lots of crowd favorites
3. King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard- they are maniacs live. Amazing how well they sounded considering the wacky time signatures & multiple drummers
4. Queens of the Stone Age- band was great, but this version was without Dave Grohl, plus the crowd was comatose
5. Hall and Oates- way better than they should be at their age
6. Fitz and the Tantrums/Phantogram- I have no idea how Nicole Scaggs has so much energy as she shows on stage for 90 minutes. Phantogram ended up being much better live than I expected, though that's not saying much
7. Ringo Starr & the All Star Band- Featuring the guy from Toto, Todd Rundgren, and others. Wasn't expecting such a fun mix of 60's, 70's, and 80's stuff
8. Kurt Vile- Really laid-back show, much like you'd expect from his music. That's a good thing
9. Tame Impala- This was when Currents was out. Songs sounded good, but not the most entertaining stage show. Interesting alternate versions of a few songs
10. MGMT- Alien Days era. Kinda fun but also kinda bland. Didn't play a few songs I was hoping to hear.
11. Incubus/Deftones- Both bands well past their Sell By date

Going to see Flying Lotus soon with moderate expectations

I really wished I had gone to see King Gizzard when they were in Asheville. But along the lines of weird bands with too many guitars, I did see Diarrhea Planet in Charlotte and they were awesome. RIP Diarrhea Planet.

Diarrhea Planet were legends, I saw them 3 times in college

21st century QBs Undefeated vs UVA:
MV7, MV5, LT3, Josh Jackson, Jerod Evans, Michael Brewer, Tyrod Taylor, Sean Glennon, and Grant Noel. That's right, UVA. You couldn't beat Grant Noel.

I saw Primus way back in 1993 in Radford! I had earlier seen them at Lollapalooza that year. The Radford show was a lot of fun and was awesome. They had some guy dressed up with a pig mask and a white Cape dancing on stage with them.

I later saw them one more time in 1995 up at UMBC.

Primus is one of my all time favorites!

Wow lollapalooza 93 was lit as fuck with Primus and TooL and AIC

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Yeah, that was an awesome event! I had a lot of fun that summer and fall going to some pretty good shows.

YAY APrimusHokie! I'm glad you're able to scratch off a bucket list band.

Also, YAY this thread! Finally one I can really participate in. It's really hard for me to pin down the top 10 or so shows I've been to but these are the ones that immediately come to mind.

1 - Brian Fallon/Dave Hause at the Black Cat in DC. It was less a rock show and more of a big crowd sing-along.
2- Gaslight Anthem at the 9:30 club in DC last year. It was their farewell tour/celebrate the 10 year anniversary of The 59 Sound
3 - Bruce Springsteen Charlottesville 2012
4 - Sigur Ros Asheville 2016
5- Foo Fighters in Knoxville 2017
6 - Butch Walker Asheville 2008
7-Old Crow Medicine Show Radford 2008
8-Brand New Asheville 2015?
9- Dave Matthews/John Mayer Concert for VT because reasons
10 - Velvet Revolver Nashville 2004
Honorable mention-Probably U2 in Raleigh 2009 or some shit I can't remember anymore

I found TKP after two rails from TOTS then walking back to my apartment and re-watching the 2012 Sugar Bowl. I woke up the next day with this username.

White Zombie and Pantera top my list. Co-headliners..hell of a show.

Metallica 3x in their prime. They were great too. Sevendust does put on a hell of a show. Black Label Society pretty damned good too. So was Blind Melon.

Alice In Chains sounded near studio quality (post Layne).

Aerosmith, KISS, GnR, Crowes. I thought 3 doors down were great.

Buffet was a lot of fun.

Theory of a Deadman and Skynrd they sucked pretty bad.

Pissed that I never got around to see Linkin Park. Always heard they were great. Would love to see Godsmack and Tool.

Gonna see Godsmack in September

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This thread inspired me to try to make a list of the concerts I've been to and I could come up with about 120. By the way Setlist.fm is a great resource for information about concerts and helped me remember some shows I'd essentially forgotten from ~10 years ago. I've been lucky to see so many great shows but a few of the most memorable ones in no particular order:
Rage Against the Machine
Radiohead
Arcade Fire
The Decemberists
Thrice
Paul McCartney
Okkervil River
Foo Fighters
Punch Brothers
Broken Social Scene
Mumford and Sons
Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Rise Against
Andrew WK

Joffrey, Cersei, Ilyn Payne, the Hound, Jeff Jagodzinski, Paul Johnson, Pat Narduzzi.

I would pay a dumb amount of money to see Rage... very jealous u got to see them

Lollapalooza 2008. Saw Rage, Radiohead, and Nine Inch Nails for each night's headliner. Rage was insane. The crowd quickly erupted into a mosh pit and scores of unsuspected festival goers, who clearly had no idea what they were in for, started pouring over the fences to safety. I got to move up essentially as far as I wanted and it was one of the most fun experiences of my life, but making through the entire set was exhausting.

As an aside, festival lineups used to be much better than the lineups I've seen this year that it's depressing. Lolla headliners include Ariana Grande, The Chainsmokers, Flume, and J Balvin.

Woof.

Joffrey, Cersei, Ilyn Payne, the Hound, Jeff Jagodzinski, Paul Johnson, Pat Narduzzi.

Woof is right. I've never even heard of those last two

21st century QBs Undefeated vs UVA:
MV7, MV5, LT3, Josh Jackson, Jerod Evans, Michael Brewer, Tyrod Taylor, Sean Glennon, and Grant Noel. That's right, UVA. You couldn't beat Grant Noel.

I haven't been to too many concerts but I did go to a one day festival at Merriweather in 2012. It was the Sweetlife Festival by Sweetgreen. I think it was only like $65-70 genera admission tickets. The main stage consisted of A$AP Rocky, Fun. , Fitz and the Tantrums, Explosions in the Sky, The Shins, Kid Cudi, and Avicii. Pretty much everyone except A$AP Rocky killed it. His performance was bad because he had his A$AP gang just yelling over him the entire time. I would definitely list most of these performances on my list of favorite concerts.

Top 5 (no order):
-Smashing Pumpkins at The Orange Peel in 2007.
-Sonic Youth at 9:30 Club in 2009.
-Pixies at DAR in 2009
-Weezer at Patriot Center in 2001 (the first concert I attended I believe)
-Bad Religion every time I've seen them.

Other Awesome Shows:
-Mindless Self Indulgence (have been great every time I've seen them)
-Less Than Jake (another entry in the been great every time I've seen them category)
-Linkin Park at Projekt Revolution in VA Beach, 2007
-Green Day at Patriot Center (early 2000s, '04 maybe)
-Pennywise
-Rare Monk at Empire (formerly Jaxx in Springfield, now defunct)

What a savings

leg for appropriate punk + ska

21st century QBs Undefeated vs UVA:
MV7, MV5, LT3, Josh Jackson, Jerod Evans, Michael Brewer, Tyrod Taylor, Sean Glennon, and Grant Noel. That's right, UVA. You couldn't beat Grant Noel.

I see that the Salem Civic Center holds capacity just under 7k, which should make it a more intimate performance. Well, have a great concert. Take some pics & vid clips if you can. Love to see 'em.

UVA is a great place to take a dump.