OT: What Bands have you seen live?

Simple question- how many signed bands have you seen live, and who are they?

For personal reasons (random list)
Oasis
Travis
Kasabian
Cornershop
Ryan Adams and the Cardinals
Soundgarden
Tool
A Perfect Circle
Jet
Reel Big Fish
The Ernies
Coheed and Cambria
Mighty Mighty Bosstones
Flogging Molly
Frank Turner
Butch Walker
Southern Culture on the Skids
Gran Torino
The Refreshments/Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers
The Mars Volta
Omar Rodriguez Lopez
Foals
Underoath
Pedro the Lion
The Fire Theft
Secret Machines
Mellowdrone
Old Crow Medicine Show
The Lumineers
Maps and Atlases
Faraquet
Lit
Cinemechanica
Intronaut
3
Andrew Jackson Jihad
Gavin Degraw
Virginia Coalition
Sponge
Dog Fashion Disco
Suburban Legends
2 Skinnee J's

I am most likely leaving some out.

Professionally (I spent about two years as a backstage runner and AR for a concert promoter in Tennessee)
Hoobastank
Powerman 5000K
Andrew WK
Fuel
Sevendust
Nappy Roots
Saliva
Art Alexakis (accoustic)
Rooney
Hank III
Superjoint Ritual
Damage Plan
Seether
Story of the Year
Trapt

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Jimmy Buffett

ESPN. The coverage is excellent, you'd be surprised at how much you can pick up.

You too? Small world. LOL.

If you play it, they will win.

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

Wow, me too! Hope y'all remember more of that night than I do.

Reel men fish on Wednesdays

Me too. Couldn't pass up free tickets!

Marshall University graduate.
Virginia Tech fanatic.
Formerly known as JWillHokieAlum.

I was being a goof because the last time I saw Buffett I was trudging in the hot sun across the Jiffy Lube Live parking lot to have a drink with Nick.

If you play it, they will win.

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

That was a damn good night. I made a friend in the parking lot.

ESPN. The coverage is excellent, you'd be surprised at how much you can pick up.

Aye, 'twas.

If you play it, they will win.

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

I'm pretty sure I've seen Jimmy Buffet live the most amount of times. Can't be certain, but I know that I have at least purchased tickets to Jimmy Buffet and Coral Reefer Band more than any other band.

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Jimmy walked into Margaritaville in KW while I was there having a late lunch with a buddy.. He got up and played with the band. Sang "Rocky Racoon " and "You Can't Always Get What You Want".

I have not seen any of these perform live.

Sometimes we live no particular way but our own

Sorry, I meant for you to post who you have seen.

Five star get after it 100 percent Juice Key-Playing. MAN

Bummer I didn't see you at the Underoath show, French. Do you remember what year that was?

I believe it was fall of 05

Five star get after it 100 percent Juice Key-Playing. MAN

Beach Boys (John Stamos was there)
Jimmy Buffett
3 Doors Down
Live
Default
311
Pearl Jam
Kid Rock
Iggy Pop
Lit
Ted Nugent (He just thrashed on his guitar and didnt really play songs)
Ben E. King
The Wailers
Clutch

EDIT: Forgot Little Feet and Black Eyed Peas

I have seen 311 (at the National in Richmond.) I knew I forgot someone.

Five star get after it 100 percent Juice Key-Playing. MAN

Never much saw the point in going to anything but a metal show. Growing up and going to school in SWVA made it pretty hard to get to shows, so most of this was 2009-2011 once I had a little more autonomy. Nowadays most tours don't come to Richmond and I don't have any metal friends here to go with here anyway.

Black Dahlia Murder (x2)
Between the Buried and Me
Children of Bodom
Job for a Cowboy
Whitechapel
Behemoth (x3)
Cannibal Corpse
Killswitch Engage
Slayer (x2)
Miss May I
Inhale Exhale
Of Machines
iwrestledabearonce
Septic Flesh
Shining
Barren Earth
Rotten Sound
Ensiferum
Finntroll
Melechesh
Hate
Abigail Williams
Lecherous Nocturne
Rotting Christ
Black Sabbath
Iron Maiden

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

Lou Reed
Modern English
The Kinks
The Who
The Grateful Dead
Dead and Company
Jimmy Buffett
Elton John
Billy Joel
Metallica
Judas Priest
Scott Miller
The Allman Brothers
UB40
Ziggy Marley
Little Feat
Bonnie Raitt
The Statler Brothers
Modest Mouse
The Wailers
Neil Young With and without Crazy Horse
Bob Dylan
Jethro Tull

Sometimes we live no particular way but our own

Off the top of my head...

Johnny Winter
John Prine (5 times in the 70's)
Jackson Browne
Gavin DeGraw
Matt Nathanson
Andrew McMahon
Jean Luc Ponty
Big Head Todd & The Monsters
Little Feat (10+ times)
Bonnie Raitt (5 times)
Crosby Stills & Nash (3 times)
Lyle Lovett (25+ times)
David Bowie
Lynyrd Skynyrd (3 times)
Allman Brothers
Elvin Bishop
Marshall Tucker Band
Dixie Dregs (a few times, mostly @ 117)
The Outlaws
Robin Trower (at VT)
Linda Ronstadt (at VT)
Heart (at VT)
Springsteen (5-6 times, including at VT)
Donovan
Dave Mason
Melissa Etheridge (many times early in her career)
Leslie West and Mountain
Green Day
Jeff Beck
Jefferson Starship
Frank Zappa
Billy Cobham
Return to Forever
Buddy Guy
BB King
Billy Joel
The Subdudes
Catfish Hodge
Train
Needtobreathe
Johnnyswim (twice)
Hall & Oates
Amos Lee (twice)
Matchbox 20
Rob Thomas
Goo Goo Dolls
Stanley Clarke
Tracy Chapman
Weather Report
Passport
Ziggy Marley (3 times)
Neville Brothers
Aaron Neville
Jimmy Cliff
UB40
Temptations & Four Tops
Fela
The Godfathers
James Taylor
Smokey Robinson
Frank Sinatra (w Don Rickles)
Moody Blues
Beach Boys
Bad Company
Chicago
10 Years After, Nazareth, Blackfoot
Alabama & Clint Black
Don Henley
Erasure
Ricky Lee Jones (several times)
The Smithereens
Wynton Marsalis
Alannah Myles
Southside Johnny (many, many times)
Santana
Carlos Santana
Aerosmith

Just went through my old ticket stubs (and I've kept virtually all of them for concerts, theater, sporting events, comedians, etc. since 1972. I will add:

Eric Clapton
George Harrison
Billy Preston
Boston
The Call
Psychedelic Furs
Nils Lofgren (twice, including at VT)
Steve Miller
J Geils
Fleetwood Mac
Kenny Loggins
Sea Level (at VT)
John Hiatt
Counting Crows (twice)
Vince Gill (twice, once acoustic)
Kathy Mattea
Jason Mraz
Brett Dennen
Allan Stone
Collective Soul
Better Than Ezra
Third Eye Blind

I have not heard of any group on the OP's list, except maybe Oasis. Your list rings many bells.

Heart (VT)
Player (VT)
Kenny Loggins (VT)
The Drifters (VT)
Pablo Cruz (sp) (VT)
38 Special
Sanford Townsend Band
Yes
Average White Band (JMU)
Little River Band (JMU)
Little Feat (UVa)
Pure Prairie League
Paul Revere and the Raiders (as a kid)
The Stones
Dizzy Gillespie
Ruth Brown
Prince
Shiela E
The Cars
Wang Chung
the Go Go's
INXS
Paul Simon w/Art Garfunkel for a couple of songs
The Eagles
Outlaws
Marshall Tucker
Fleetwood Mac
Peter Framptom
Gary Wright
Temptations
Gilberto Gil, Chico Buarque (loads other Brazilian acts)
and might or might not have seen Jimmy Buffet lost in an LA haze.
Can anyone remember every band/performer they saw?

Would like to have seen Lynard Skynard and Blue Oyster Cult.

"The world ain't all sunshine and rainbows. It's a very mean and nasty place and I don't care how tough you are it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. " Rocky B.

I have never ever seen one dead. So, all of them.

This is going to be great for the ACC.

Phish
Band of Horses
Benji Davis Project
Dead and Company (w/ John Mayer)
Zac Brown Band
Head and the Heart
Charles Bradley
Dark Star
George Clinton

If we're counting DJ's, etc:
Big Gigantic
STS9
Umphrey's McGee
Bass Nectar

Probably missing a few

Phish๐Ÿค˜

I've got this feeling
The tide is turning now baby
Funny feeling everything's gonna be alright now

Metallica, Ozzy, System of a Down, Kid Rock, Powerman 5000, Korn, Bush, Sugar Ray, Matchbox 20, Alanis Morrisette, Def Leppard, Third Eye Blind, Journey, Eagles, Green Day, Pearl Jam, Sex and Candy dudes (name escapes me), Soundgarden, STP, Marilyn Manson, Hootie, Beach Boys, Jackson Brown, Paul Simon, Wings, Peter, Paul and Mary, Eagle Eye Cherry, Goo Goo Dolls, 311, Dinosaur Jr, a bunch of bands at some of the old HFStivals that I have forgotten...I am sure I am missing some and I know my parents dragged me to a bunch of others when I was a kid (you can probably guess which on this list those were) but this is a good start

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:
โ€œI served in the United States Navy"

KCCO

Marcy's playground, if my memory serves me right.

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You are 110% correct

Five star get after it 100 percent Juice Key-Playing. MAN

Yep that's the one. And Can't believe i forgot Bon Jovi and daughtry opened for him

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:
โ€œI served in the United States Navy"

KCCO

Social Distortion
Lenny Kravitz
Bob Dylan
Bruce Springsteen
Nas
DMB
U2
Mighty Mighty Bosstones
Rancid
Offspring
The Queers
NOFX
Lagwagon
Taylor Swift
311
The Urge
Outkast
Ray Lamontagne
Indigo Girls
Sarah McLachlan
Kenny Chesney
Band Perry
Old Dominion
Avett Brothers
Lumineers
Aerosmith
Brad Paisley
KRS-One
Dolly Parton
Less Than Jake
Reel Big Fish
Against All Authority

How was Rancid? I loved them in high school but haven't had a chance to see them live.

This was in 1995, and they opened for The Offspring and blew the roof off the building. Offspring paled in comparison afterwards.

Wow, that was peak Rancid time, I am jealous

The best I've seen (in no order):

  • Eminem
  • Kendrick Lamar (seen him thrice; one of his performances was INCREDIBLE, the other two were trash)
  • Haim (those girls can fucking shred)
  • Outkast (in their last ever show in Atlanta)
  • Twenty-one Pilot (Was really surprised by this, but they were incredible)
  • Disclosure
  • The XX

Everyone else I can think of:

  • Guns n Roses (Axel Rose literally performed in a wheel chair)
  • Calvin Harris
  • Run the Jewels
  • Future (trash)
  • Migos (trash)
  • Lady Gaga (good, but underwhelming)
  • Slightly Stoopid
  • OAR
  • Fallout Boy
  • 30 Seconds to Mars
  • Gucci Mane
  • Mac Miller (RIP)
  • Ice Cube
  • Chvrches
  • James Bay
  • Noah Kahan
  • Joywave
  • GroupLove
  • Ellie Goulding
  • The Killers
  • TChani
  • Silversun Pickups
  • Lil Wayne and 2Chainz
  • The Chainsmokers
  • Lord
  • Matoma
  • Snakehips
  • Banks

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Haim (those girls can fucking shred)

Envious of this. Related: have you checked out their newest EP? Their song The Steps is the best Rolling Stones song that the Rolling Stones never wrote.

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.

My wife and I have seen 21 pilots 5 or 6 times. It's funny, the 1st time we saw them was at the Jewish Mother backstage in Norfolk for about $12 a ticket before they hit it big. It was one of the best small concerts I had ever been to. They came back the following year and sold out the Norva. We then saw them at Firefly festival (they were great).

Then the night before the Ohio State game, I checked stubhub and they were playing in Columbus (their hometown. If you like a band, always consider attending the opening and final show in tour and their hometown show. Normally, energy is terrific all around). My wife was pregnant with our 1st and it was awesome weekend. 21 pilots put on a fucking great show and everybody knows what happened the following night...

Then, as they kept getting bigger and bigger, we saw them one last time in New Orleans at the Arena where the Pelicans play in 2017. Tickets were expensive but it was a good surprise for the wife, who thought we weren't going (she was 8.5 months pregnant with our 2nd so I couldn't buy tickets well in advance). They put on a ridiculously well put together experience (lighting, sound, effects, etc).

But yea, could go on and on. My wife and I have probably been to well over 500 shows between the 2 of us. Life before kids was all about attending music events.

I had heard them on alt-nation, and listened to their 'radio tracks' before seeing them live. I honestly had no idea going in that it was just the two of them. But holy shit they put on a show. I can see them delivering the same energy whether it's 100 people in the crowd, 1000, or 10000.

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Marshall tucker
Cody Jinks
Jamey Johnson
Third eye blind
Brad Paisley
Luke Combs
George Strait
Garth Brooks
Corey Smith
Alabama
Chris Young
Jon Pardi
Jason Aldean
Shenandoah
Riley Greene
Casey Donahue Band
Sister Hazel
Aaron Lewis
Steelwoods
Flo Rida ( college moment)
Travis Tritt
John Michael Carroll
Trace Adkins

Numerous others that I cant remember the names of at the moment

INXS
Relient K (x2)
HelloGoodbye
Switchfoot (x2)
NeedToBreathe (x2)
Colony House
The Oh Hellos
Brad Paisley
Kenny Chesney
Tim McGraw
Taylor Swift
Coldplay
Passion Pit
Josh Garrels
Shane and Shane
My dad's brass quintet many times

Switchfoot and Relient K are my two absolute favorites and seeing them in the same show was incredible. Up there with that show is Coldplay. Saw them on tour a few years back and it was electric. Heck of a show and they played for more than two hours.

The two bands that are still on my list as must-sees are the Strokes and Vampire Weekend.

united pursuit

"Why gobble gobble chumps asks such good questions, I will never know." - TheFifthFuller

I mean idk if I'd classify worship bands I've seen as concerts, but if so I'll add em to the list

did you ever see the aquabats

"Why gobble gobble chumps asks such good questions, I will never know." - TheFifthFuller

No but I feel like I have after how much I heard them from dad growing up

Not as many as everyone here but my wife and I won tickets to see Awolnation in a super intimate show in Orange VA. It was less than 500 people. It was awesome.

Only other notable bands are The Naked and Famous and Mumford & Sons. Saw Mumford & Sons at JPJ last year right after UVA flared out of the ACC Tournament and Marcus Mumford made fun of them for it. He also asked how many Hokie fans there were and it was probably more Hokies than Hoos. We travel well, even to concerts.

I have no idea why my username is VT_Warthog.

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

Does Vulfpeck count even though they're independent? it was at madison square garden so I feel like it should count.

A lot of other ones that I don't feel like thinking about all of them to list out. Thrice, Govt Mule, The Dear Hunter multiple times.

"Why gobble gobble chumps asks such good questions, I will never know." - TheFifthFuller

You'll enjoy this one, French:

My first ever "concert" was in College Park, MD at a small-ish arena to see Metallica and Megadeth (and another band that I'm forgetting but I think became famous as well) in 1986...probably still my favorite of all time.

I'm so jealous you saw The Mars Volta...never got the opportunity to see them

Their performances varied wildly. The first time I saw them was at the Electric Factory in Philly (still the only time I have been in Philly) and they were amazing. I also saw them at Ramshead in Baltimore and it was great.

I saw the Omar project at 930 Club and after one song, Cedric came out on stage. They performed but none of the tracks were TMV tracks. It was strange.

The worst was Mars Volta opening for Soundgarden. They didn't translate to a big venue. The crowd didn't care and they seemed to feed off that negative energy. Fortunately, Soundgarden put on an all timer that night. For a band seemingly back together to cash in on the nostalgia money, they worked/performed their asses off.

Best shows I have seen live-
The Fire Theft and Secret Machines at Alleykatz 2004

Mighty Mighty Bosstones and Flogging Molly at Ziggys in Winston Salem in 2000

Reel Big Fish and the Ernies at Trax in Charlottesville in 1999 I think.

Oasis and Cornershop, 1998 at the Patriot Center in Fairfax

Travis at the 9:30 Club in 2007

Coheed and Cambria at the 930 Club in 2005

Five star get after it 100 percent Juice Key-Playing. MAN

The Mars Volta should definitely not be touring with soundgarden a really big mismatch between grunge and progressive ๐Ÿ˜‚ (for the record i love the Mars Volta Francis the mute is one of my favorite albums ๐Ÿ˜ƒ)

I've got this feeling
The tide is turning now baby
Funny feeling everything's gonna be alright now

Wow...Secret Machines! I still listen to their album occasionally, didn't think they were particularly well-known so props on that. I've heard that TMV were...temperamental. Would've loved to see At The Drive-In, supposedly their shows were completely bonkers (as far as energy), I think they were heavily using drugs during that time.

I used to go to shows at the old 9:30 club (Minor Threat) down near the Ford Theater and the venue that became the "new" 9:30 club by Howard University in the late 80s, saw Slayer a ton there, basically whenever they were in town-cool venue. Plus the Black Cat back in the day. Listen to me, I sound like an old man (I am).

I saw Foals and Pedro the Lion at the Black Cat.

Five star get after it 100 percent Juice Key-Playing. MAN

I've seen the Bosstones live 8 or 9 times and they never disappointed. They used to come to Atlanta every 6 months or so when I was in HS.

Trampled by Turtles
Jimmy Buffett
AC/DC
The Rolling Stones
The Pretenders
Outkast
RHCP
Dropkick Murphys
Flogging Molly
Puddle of Mudd
Sheryl Crow
A bunch of random people at various fairs that I can't remember.

If you play it, they will win.

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

Jeez...this is gonna be tough

Old Crow Medicine Show
Dark Star Orchestra (multiple times)
Dead & Company (multiple times)
Jimmy Buffett (multiple times)
Dispatch
Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
Michael Kiwanuka
Gov't Mule
Tauk
The Devil Makes Three
Trampled by Turtles
Bob Dylan
Billy Joel
Yonder Mountain String Band
Infamous Stringdusters
Blitzen Trapper
No BS! Brass Band
Spirit Family Reunion
Incubus
Hoobastank
Tool (4 times)
Godsmack
Black Sabbath
Slipknot
Mudvayne
Staind
Powerman 5000
Sevendust
From Autumn to Ashes
Atreyu
Bullet for my Valentine
Black Flag
Montgomery Gentry
Drain STH
Linkin Park
Limp Bizkit
Korn
Journey
Cinderella
Def Leppard
2 Skinnee J's

I'm sure I'm missing some

edit: I was supposed to be seeing the Black Keys and Gary Clark Jr in August, but I'm doubting that happens now

edit 2: remembered two more over the weekend
Lynyrd Skynyrd
Allman Brothers Band

Now finish up them taters; I'm gonna go fondle my sweaters.

Hmmmm... somebody hits up Floydfest, and possibly Merlefest as well.

Leonard. Duh.

Have not been to Merlefest, would love to. Wanna do Delfest some year too

Now finish up them taters; I'm gonna go fondle my sweaters.

Merlefest is nice. It's not the party that Floydfest is, but if you wanna be outside when it's not 90 and listen to music, it's a great festival. Got to see a few Sunday morning sets with Doc Watson before he passed. He was a trip on stage. Funny as hell, and just took charge.

Leonard. Duh.

Merlefest is the cleanest festival / concert that I have been to. Must be the no alcohol thing.

Pro tip: moonshine in the parking lot.

"It's always great to beat UVA, that makes us all smarter and better looking for a couple days".

I am not a Powerman 5000 fan, but they were some of the nicest guys I ever worked with backstage. They could have walked off the show (AC failed at the building and it was dangerously hot on stage) and they played anyway and were nothing but cool about everything. I wouldn't have been if I were them.

Five star get after it 100 percent Juice Key-Playing. MAN

City and Colour
Portugal the Man
Explosions in the Sky
Emmy Lou Harris
Jack Johnson
My Morning Jacket
Arcade Fire
Weezer
Lil Wayne
Beirut
Black Keys
David Bazan
Steve Miller Band
Brand New
Dave Matthews Band
Cold War Kids
The Decemberists
Grace Potter and the Nocturnals

The bulk of these were 19/20 year old me. Don't see live music as much anymore, but covid-19 robbed me of an Alabama Shakes concert :/

Not the bagman VT deserves, but the bagman VT needs right now.

I offered the opportunity to see Arcade Fire in Chicago at a small venue (it was an event tied to Lollapalooza.) But I caught a case of the screaming wheelies and had to park in the bathroom that night.

#goddammit

Leonard. Duh.

I don't know what that means, but honestly, imho, you didn't miss much. They were fine, but they weren't the best band on the stage that night (My Morning Jacket was).

Not the bagman VT deserves, but the bagman VT needs right now.

Still jealous. How were the Decemberists? I imagine they would be a bit subdued live.

I saw Grace Potter at a festival where she was playing with a Pink Floyd tribute band. They played Dark Side of the Moon end to end and she absolutely jacked it out of the park.

Leonard. Duh.

You are probably way younger than I would have guessed

"Why gobble gobble chumps asks such good questions, I will never know." - TheFifthFuller

Ha, maybe. I sure don't feel young anymore: turned 30 this year and the first kid's on the way.

Not the bagman VT deserves, but the bagman VT needs right now.

Maybe it's the zoned out beamer photo, or maybe the fact that you were registered here way before I was, but I would have thought you were 10 to 15 years older than me instead of being my age ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™‚๏ธ I hit 31 last week

"Why gobble gobble chumps asks such good questions, I will never know." - TheFifthFuller

Kanye west, lil wayne vs. t-pain, lil wayne ft. YMCMB, earth, wind, and fire,, Brian Wilson of the beach boys.

Hokie Club member since 2017

The Vroom. At least that what I think they called themselves and that was a long time ago.

โ€œBut do kind of enjoy reading this thread, it's really nice because Auburn can't swoop in and take our juicy ripe tomatoes.โ€ ~ lewiswb

Radiohead 3x
Gnarls Barkley
DIIV 2x
Flying Lotus
MGMT
Clairo 2x
Khalid
Deafheaven
King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard
ORB
Hall and Oates
Ringo Starr and the All Starr Band
Incubus
Deftones
Queens of the Stone Age
Steven Malkmus and the Jicks
SBTRKT
Tame Impala
Beebadoobee
My own jazz band (best show of all these, come see us)

Had tickets to see Veruca Salt @VT in '97 but missed the show
Got screwed out of seeing The Districts thanks to COVID-19
Edit: forgot about Kurt Vile

Saw MGMT in the Durham Performing Arts Center. The acoustics coupled with their sound was ultra interesting.

Leonard. Duh.

Godsmack
10 years
Offspring
I prevail
Bring me the horizon
Dmx
3 doors down
Bands i really wanna see
Tool
Primus
Deftones
Chevelle
Mastodon
Gojira
Slipknot
Stone sour
Dream theater
Code Orange

I've got this feeling
The tide is turning now baby
Funny feeling everything's gonna be alright now

Dream Theater is definitely an interesting one. Lots of people probably haven't heard of them.

Not sure if serious

"Why gobble gobble chumps asks such good questions, I will never know." - TheFifthFuller

I mean you have to be really into progressive to heard of dream theater

I've got this feeling
The tide is turning now baby
Funny feeling everything's gonna be alright now

12 million records sold and have been around for 35 years... It might be a niche appeal but they're not some obscure band lol

"Why gobble gobble chumps asks such good questions, I will never know." - TheFifthFuller

Fair

I've got this feeling
The tide is turning now baby
Funny feeling everything's gonna be alright now

Serious on both accounts, they would be interested to go see. They aren't that well known of a band. They don't have a huge following.

I didn't become a dream theater fan until this year

I've got this feeling
The tide is turning now baby
Funny feeling everything's gonna be alright now

I got one thing to say. FII is good album and it's severely underrated ๐Ÿ˜ข

I've got this feeling
The tide is turning now baby
Funny feeling everything's gonna be alright now

I haven't listen to then in 20 years. O havent heard any one mention their name in 20 years.

I have a spreadsheet for that!

In chronological order:
Alabama
Jars of Clay
Burlap to Cashmere
3rd Eye Blind
Vertical Horizon
Nine Days
Blues Traveler
Aerosmith
Fuel
Bush
Default
OAR
Pat McGee
Carbon Leaf
3 doors down
Our Lady Peace
Seether
Art Alexakis
3 doors down
Shinedown
Seether
Fuel
Andrew W.K.
Hoobastank
Story of the Year
Velvet Revolver
The Music
The Exies
Sevendust
Saliva
Ligion
Future Leaders of the World
Flyleaf
Earshot
Dead Sun
Burden Brothers
Paramore
Lit
Ashley Red
Authority Zero
Super Deluxe
Incubus
Ben Kweller
Something Corporate
Gogol Bordello
Ben Folds
Gogol Bordello
Old Crow Medicine Show (at least four times....maybe six?)
Brand New
Butch Walker
Silversun Pickups
Cage the Elephant
Muse
U2
Brian Fallon (Solo Acoustic)
Dave Hause (Solo Acoustic)
The Hold Steady
The Whigs
Stone Temple Pilots
Anberlin
Radiohead
Foxy Shazam
Circa Survive
Josh Ritter
Bruce Springsteen
The Gaslight Anthem
Brand New
Foxing
Cymbals eat Guitars
Brian Fallon and the Crowes
Silversun Pickups
Jimmy Eat World
Foo Fighters
The Struts
Japandroids
Cloud Nothings
The Gaslight Anthem
The Wonder Years
Odesza
Jenny Lewis
The Dangerous Summer
Anberlin

The following bands were a big part of the Nashville scene when I was there and I've seen them too many times to count. Most of them were signed to a label at one point or another, but most didn't get very big:

Spout, Copper, 10 Years, Dead Sun, Luna Halo, Caprice, Beauty School Dropouts, Vulpine, Ashley Red, Bombshell Crush, fORMER, Broken Beautiful Disaster (my band), Epiphany Lost (also my band), Horizontal Orange, Framing Hanley, The Donnelly Campaign, Return to Self, Solvi

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3 doors down
Our Lady Peace
Seether
Art Alexakis
3 doors down
Shinedown
Seether
Fuel
Andrew W.K.
Hoobastank
Story of the Year

I'm guessing we were at several of the same shows (or at least tours) for this group. Johnson City and Knoxville?

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

Yesss! That particular run was between 2003 and 2004. Lots of shows at Johnson City and Knoxville. I had a friend that went to ETSU and if memory serves I was at Rafters and Blue Cats a lot those years.

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Small world time- I was working those shows you were going to at Rafters, Gatsbys, and the Sophisticated Otter. I took Art to dinner at the Otter before that show. His was one of the few shows we booked that I was actually excited about, and the whole campfire singalong format didn't appeal to me. Plus, he had the personality of a dead moth. I took him to the music shop down the street from Gatsbys where he bought a guitar to give to someone as a birthday gift at the show that night.

Five star get after it 100 percent Juice Key-Playing. MAN

Also, the drummer from Seether (he was an American who the label put with the band) got me the A Perfect Circle CD at Dad's CDs before the show. He was a big Hokies fan and said he spent a ton of time playing in Blacksburg with another project he was a part of.

Rooney was a boozy blur.

I never met Copper, but a friend of mine from EHC was pals with the guys in 10 Years before they signed. The guitarist was a real weirdo.

Five star get after it 100 percent Juice Key-Playing. MAN

I have some unique memories from those shows. The first Powerman 5K, Shinedown, and Reach 454 show at Rafters was so insanely loud and poorly mixed that it had to give everyone there some degree of permanent hearing loss. Also I distinctly remember a woman flashing Fuel repeatedly during that show.

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

My brother's band and Five Foot Mullet opened that Story of the Year show at Rafters. Ansley was shocked that the show did so well. He was expecting a crowd of around 350 and couldn't believe the ticket sales.

Five star get after it 100 percent Juice Key-Playing. MAN

Fuckin Five Foot Mullet! I completely forgot about those dudes, but those shows were super fun. And thanks for the reminder for Sophisticated Otter and Gatsby's. I went to a lot of shows there too. It is a super small world that you were working those same shows I went to that many moons ago. I kinda want to dig through my old hard drives for pictures I took at those gigs to see if you're in the background somewhere doing French things.

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I was at the Otter all the time (the owner was one of the best human beings I have ever had the privilege of knowing.) I worked doors for him when he needed an extra hand and tried my hand at booking some bands from out of town with locals (33 West, Agents of the Sun, Lennox) from the DC/Baltimore area there with little success.

I ran a couple of shows for Ansley at Gatsbys. Rooney was the biggest one. Rafters shows were rough- we had to bring in production for every show and the venue owner was a nightmare to deal with. I would go get the hospitality rider and then either go get stuff for the bands or drive them around (gym, WalMart, fast food etc.) It gave me a plethora of odd stories (imagine me and Hank Williams III sitting in line at a Wendy's at 1am, neither saying a word for an agonizing amount of time). But, it also taught me to get away from that business as quickly as possible.

Five star get after it 100 percent Juice Key-Playing. MAN

My roommate at VT's band opened for PM 5K at one of their later shows with Five Foot Mullet too.

Scull Soup was another really fun local band from those days.

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

Ansley was shocked that the show did so well.

Wait....that's Ansley Roberts right? If my memory is right that was the dude responsible for a lot of the shows around NE TN during that time. I lost track of him (and most of the other guys and gals in that music scene) when I moved to the Nash, but I'd like to think he's still there in 2020 bringing in big name bands and having The Breakfast Club open for them.

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That would be him, and yes he is still bringing the Breakfast Club in regularly (I think that is the only show he books anymore.) I believe that all the members are different people now. At least I can grow old knowing I never have to listen to the Pop Tart Monkeys again.

Five star get after it 100 percent Juice Key-Playing. MAN

Copper, 10 Years

I could never remember who I saw 10 Years with at some place in Nashville. Thanks for that reminder.

Dammit now I want to make a spreadsheet

If you go down that road setlist.fm is a really useful site.

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You saw The Music? Oh hell, I am jealous.

Five star get after it 100 percent Juice Key-Playing. MAN

The Gaslight Anthem
The Wonder Years
Odesza
Jenny Lewis
The Dangerous Summer
Anberlin

Not to nitpick, but I think this Gaslight Anthem show was after Odesza. I also think you are missing some of the recent shows. Who was it that we went to see in Charlotte? It is entirely possible that I am misremembering and I should just trust the spreadsheet.

Zac Brown Band (many times)
Kid Rock
Lynyrd Skynyrd
Aerosmith (saw my first pair of boobs there, which was awesome)
Godsmack
Styx
Brad Paisley
Kenny Chesney
Eric Church
Bruce Springsteen
Billy Joel
Dave Matthews
Jason Aldean
Trans-Siberian Orchestra
Right Said Fred
Creed
Jimmy Buffett
Toby Keith

I'm probably missing a whole bunch, but of those, Zac Brown and Kid Rock were probably the best concerts I've been to

Aerosmith (saw my first pair of boobs there, which was awesome)

This is my favorite concert review ever

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Police (Synchronicity tour)-(Norfolk Scope)
Kinks-(Cassell Coliseum)
Van Halen (1984 tour)-(Roanoke Civic Center)
Bob Margolin -(South Main Cafe ---RIP)
Whitesnake-(Richmond Coliseum)
Canadian Brass-(Wolftrap)
Trans-Siberian Orchestra--(Richmond Coliseum-multiple times)
Straight No Chaser (acapella group)--(Wolftrap and Dominion Center in Richmond)

From the 2018 VT-uva game-"This is when LEGENDS are made!"

KIss - first concert ever. My mom, bless her heart took me and a friend. No real sequential order after this...
Van Halen
Prince
Rick James
Quiet Riot
Rick Springfield
Duran Duran
Michael Jackson
ACDC
Metallica
Crosby, Stills, and Nash
Grand Master Flash
Sugar Hill Gang
John Cougar Mellencamp
Midnight Star
Grateful Dead - one was the elite '89 Hampton Show
Sheryl Crow
Black Crows
Counting Crows (Theme?)
The Go Go's
Avett Bros
Gnarls Barkley
Avenge Sevenfold
Guns and Roses
311
Anthrax
Rob Zombie
Willie Nelson
Dolly Parton
Alan Jackson
George Jones
Garth Brooks
Clint Black
Little Richard (Past his prime of course, but he still fucking tore it up)
Sheila-E
Widespread Panic
Merle Haggard
Animal Collective
Bonnie Raitt
Foo Fighters
DeerHunter
Allison Krause
War on Drugs
Kendrick Lamar
Chili Peppers
Lamb of God (they opened for Metallica... WTF is that)
My Morning Jacket
Edward Sharp and the Magnetic Zeroes
Blues Traveler
Greg Allman
Phish

There's more, but I'm tired. The old Roanoke Civic Center and the Greensboro Coliseum were great places to see a lot of these bands.

Leonard. Duh.

Best Show- It's a tie - Prince and Foo Fighters. They both worked their asses off and just owned the crowd.

Worst Show - It's not in my list but it was Robert Plant around 91-92 in Richmond. He tried to scream like he was in Led Zeppelin (Spoiler Alert - It didn't work). He also proclaimed he was glad to be in RICHMOND, WEST VIRGINIA! He was almost booed off the stage. Full disclosure - I love Led Zeppelin, and the new chill, folksy Robert Plant is alright.

Biggest Surprise - John Cougar Mellencamp. Went to this show spur of the moment. He played for three hours straight, and his backup singers were out of sight dynamite.

Biggest Disappointment - Metallica And Justice for All Tour. They completely mailed it in, took a 45 minute break between two 35 minute sets and didn't play an encore. (Saw them again in 2015 and they absolutely blew it the fuck up.)

Leonard. Duh.

Lol at the Robert Plant comment. "Tried to scream (didn't work)." I recently watched the video of the Led Zep reunion at Live Aid 95 and it was god awful. Played Rock n Roll right out of the gate and Plant just couldn't do it at that point, band just couldn't pull it off. Best YouTube comment though: "Been a long time since I rock n rolled - Apparently"

A bunch of these are just randos I caught at festivals. Updates as a I ponder them.

Alice Cooper
Allison Kraus
Arctic Monkeys
Altar Bridge
As I Lay Dying
Atlanta Rhythm Section
Avenged Sevenfold
BB King
Black Sabbath
Black Stone Cherry
Black Keys
Black Label Society
Bruce Hornsby
Bullet for My Valentine
Cedric Burnside
Charlie Daniels
Cravin Melon
Def Leppard (so terrible)
Delbert McClinton
Derek Trucks Band
Elvin Bishop
Eric Johnson
Fabulous Thunderbirds
Foreigner
Galactic
Godsmack
Gov't Mule
Halestorm
Hinder (crap show)
In Flames
Jimmie Vaughan
JJ Grey & Mofro
Johnny Lang
Johnny Winter
Journey
Kansas
Keller Williams (still don't understand the hype)
Killswitch Engage
Los Lobos
Lynyrd Skynyrd
Marty Stuart (I opened for him at a festival. He showed late and drunk)
Marshall Tucker Band (lead vocalist was terrible)
Mastodon
Mudvayne
NAS/Mayer/Matthews remembrance concert
Pure Prairie League
Ralph Stanley
Reel Big Fish
Rob Zombie
Robert Randolph
Santana
Saving Abel (Crap show)
Seether
Shadows Fall
Skillet
Steppenwolf
Steve Miller Band
Stone Sour
Taj Mahal
Theory of a Deadman (Front man acted like a douche)
Three Days Grace
Tinsley Ellis
Trivium
Velvet Revolver
Wet Willie
ZZ Top

I wish mudvayne would reunite ๐Ÿ˜ข

I've got this feeling
The tide is turning now baby
Funny feeling everything's gonna be alright now

To be honest, they weren't great live. I would have fallen asleep had it not been for the dipshit trying to solo mosh pit beside us. Someone finally threatened to deck him and he settled down.

Damn๐Ÿ˜”

I've got this feeling
The tide is turning now baby
Funny feeling everything's gonna be alright now

I started trying to come up with a list the last time this came up. I'm sure I'm forgetting quite a few shows from 2008-2013 range but this should be most of them. Sorry for any repeats as a lot of times I saw bands at festivals and was looking back at those lineups to try to cover the bands I know I saw.

Rage Against the Machine, Audioslave, Incubus, Jane's Addiction, Hopesfall, Metallica, Godsmack, Pearl Jam, Vampire Weekend, Dave Matthews Band, John Mayer, Nas, Avenged Sevenfold, The Strokes, Soundgarden, N'Sync, Collective Soul, Mumford and Sons, Dawes, JEFF the Brotherhood, ZZ Top, The Wallflowers, Radiohead, The National, Nine Inch Nails, Arcade Fire, The Decemberists, Dredg, Thrice, Sufjan Stevens, Okkervil River, Ben Folds, Live, 3 Doors Down, A Perfect Circle, Tool, Powerman 5000, Fuel, Foo Fighters, The Postal Service, Spoon, Bad Things, Blues Traveler, Explosions in the Sky, Godspeed You Black Emperor, Paul McCartney, Punch Brothers, Fleet Foxes, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Gnarls Barkley, Broken Social Scene, Straylight Run, Twin Shadow, Trampled By Turtles, Cloud Nothings, The Head and The Heart, Conor Oberst, Bright Eyes, Wilco, Of Monsters and Men, Metric, The Fray, The xx, Silversun Pickups, Girl Talk, Crystal Castles, The Walkmen, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Temper Trap, The Antlers, Dirty Projectors, Of Montreal, The Avett Brothers, The Airborne Toxic Event, Daughter, Tennis, Rilo Kiley, A Silent Film, And You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead, Modest Mouse, Queens of the Stone Age, Neutral Milk Hotel, Interpol, The Afghan Whigs, Kurt Vile, Brian Jonestown Massacre, Minus The Bear, Rise Against, Matt and Kim, Dinosaur Jr, Yeasayer, Real Estate, Grizzly Bear, Chevelle, Finger Eleven, Abigail Washburn and the Sparrow Quartet, Pinback, MGMT, Andrew WK, Neko Case, TV on the Radio, Anberlin, Brand New, Grace Potter and The Nocturnals, Trombone Shorty, The Black Keys, City and Colour, The Cave Singers, The Offspring, Shinedown, Awolnation, Dr. Dog, Heart, Gary Clark Jr., Bastille, Lupe Fiasco, Cold War Kids, Circa Survive, Underoath, Death Cab for Cutie, Robert Randolph and the Family Band, The Everybodyfields, BB King, Iron & Wine, Battles, Band of Horses, Bat for Lashes, The Killers, Portugal. The Man, Depeche Mode, Kings of Leon, Our Lady Peace, Hinder, Saving Abel, Bad Religion, Caribou, The Mars Volta

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

Somebody attended a couple of Bonaroo's.

Leonard. Duh.

One Bonnaroo and two Lollapaloozas. Mostly I went to an insane amount of shows in Richmond and DC between 2008-2013.

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

Too many to remember but some of the notable ones are below:

Phish x 10
String Cheese Incident x 3
Trey Anastasio Band
Lettuce x 2
Pigeon's Playing Ping Pong x 5?
Widespread Panic
Further
Bob Weir & Rat Dog
Allman Brothers
Old Crow Medicine Show
The Infamous Stringdusters
Buddy Guy
Tedeschi Trucks Band
Orgone x2
Herbie Hancock
The Motet
JJ Grey & Mofro

Steven, Damian, Julian, Ziggy Marley
John Brown's Body x 3
Slightly Stoopid x 4?
Burning Spear
Jimmy Cliff
Yellowman
The Green
Rebelution
Shaggy
UB40
Chronixx
Protoge
Beres Hammond
Morgan Heritage
Pepper
Clinton Fearon
Black Uhuru (sort of)
Groundation
Collie Buddz

I have a secondhand smoke contact buzz from reading your list.

Leonard. Duh.

I.. uhh... no comment

Rebelution puts on a great show. My little brother and I saw them at one of the afternoon times at Hangout Music Fest and loved them. I had purchased VIP tickets as a VT graduation gift to my brother. The headliner that night was RHCP, and when they were done, as my brother and I were leaving the concert, my brother was singing one of their songs (out of control) when Rebelution's lead singer taps him in the back and asks why he's singing his song instead of RHCP. My brother was in shock and explains to the artist that he had never heard them and fell in love with their music and that song was stuck in his head.

Think about that for a second, you're an up and coming artist. You are leaving a Red Hot Chili Peppers concert and some 21 year old kid (my little brother) is singing YOUR music (not one of the 25 #1 singles from RHCP). I always tell that story as I think it's super cool.

Toots and the Maytals ๐Ÿ˜Š

'Its easy to grin, when your ship comes in, and you've got the stock market beat,
but the man worthwhile, is the man who can smile, when his shorts are too tight in the seat'

Not many. Chronologically (I think)...

Aerosmith
Def Leppard
Bon Jovi (with Skid Row opening)
Joe Satriani (at Burruss, 1989, "FREEBIRD, YOU ASSHOLE!")
Living Colour
Rush
Alien Ant Farm
Living Colour again

That....that's about it.

If you're not sure if my comment warrants a "/s", it probably does.

Did anyone ever attend the PGA Concert Series at the Greenbrier Classic? A lot of concerts I've seen have been there. It's a shame they don't happen anymore. I saw:

Miranda Lambert
Blake Shelton
Keith Urban
Black Eyed Peas
Maroon 5 (maybe it was just Adam Levine. I can't quite remember).
Jimmy Buffet.

In other places:

Ona (local band that is beginning to gain a lot of popularity, would recommend if you enjoy modern alternative music!)
Gwen Stefani
ZZ Top
Aerosmith
Brad Paisley
El Camino Acid
Akon
Paramore
Dylan Scott.

Marshall University graduate.
Virginia Tech fanatic.
Formerly known as JWillHokieAlum.

They Might be Giants (At Virginia Tech)
Hootie & the Blowfish
Def Leppard
Metallica/Faith No More/Guns n Roses Epic Concert
Billy Joel
Sting (Roanoke Civic Center)

Beach Boys
Alabama
Dave Matthews
Travis Tritt
Southern Culture on the Skids

Wet stuff on the red stuff.

Join us in the Key Players Club

Cold
Kottonmouth Kings
Nothing More
Badflower
Of Mice and Men
Ice Nine Kills
Chevelle
Three Days Grace
Breaking Benjamin
10 Years

There are a couple more that I can't remember but I know they weren't really that big.

The Eagles (twice)
Springsteen (twice)
Jimmy Buffet
James Taylor (twice)
Elton John
Charlie Daniels Band
Toto
Ralph Stanley
Ricky Skaggs
Steven Curtis Chapman (twice)
Casting Crowns (twice)
I know I'm forgetting quite a few more.

Take the shortest route to the ball and arrive in bad humor.

Weird Al
Tyr (twice)
Ryan Adams
Orphaned Land
Lonestar

if you count quarantine concerts: Jesse Malin

Never Forget #1 Overall Seed UVA 54, #64 UMBC 74

I saw Weird Al showing UHF with Emo Phillip's, does that count?

Not a big concert goer. Mostly these were just convenient:

Metallica
Godsmack
Linkin Park
Deftones
Mudvayne
Limp Bizkit
Saliva
Stained
3 Doors Down
Breaking Benjamin
Kellie Pickler
Lady Antebellum
George Straight
Ronnie Milsap
Taylor Swift
Morgan Wallen
Ludacris

"If you don't have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over?"

What is everybody's top 5 live performances? Reply to your own posts.

Mine:

1. Metallica in Roanoke. Saw them at FedEx too but their acoustics were much better in a smaller civic Center.

2. Linkin Park - they were one of the early acts at FedEx field on summer sanitarium tour. I thought they stole the show from Metallica and others there.

3. Godsmack - they were the opener for Metallica in Roanoke. It was really more of a partner concert than a headliner with opening act though.

4. Saliva - Cattle Annie's in Lynchburg. Small weekday tour stop for them, but they legitimately had fun it seemed.

5. Limp Bizkit. Think what you want of their music but Fred Durst entertained.

Most disappointing: 3 Doors Down in Roanoke. They were very blah.

"If you don't have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over?"

Sepultura at a small club in Winston Salem. They were there with Fear Factory and Clutch. Being in a small club made the music feel like it was hitting you. I saw Metallica in Roanoke in the early 90's. Pretty good show.

Correy

I will certainly be adding things to this periodically as I remember them:

Brand New
Taking Back Sunday
Jimmy Eat World
Dashboard Confessional
Manchester Orchestra
Taylor Swift
Betty Who
The 1975
The Story So Far
Velvet Revolver
Fuel
Third Eye Blind
Something Corporate
Andrew McMahon
My Chemical Romance
Switchfoot
Beket
Yellowcard
Fall Out Boy
Four Year Strong
Man Overboard
Blink 182
Panic! at the Disco
Silverstein
Transit
Underoath
Modern Baseball
Foxing
Mayday Parade
August Burns Red
The Killers
Anberlin
Cymbals Eat Guitars
Hoobastank

There's a 100% chance I'm forgetting some very notable, big, or obvious ones, but that's how it goes.

Didn't really count anything from the All Stars Tour, Warped Tour, or other festivals because it's just too difficult to remember each one I saw.

This list is the most similar to mine. Saw these bands play at VT:

Something Corporate (played Burruss)
Cartel
The Rocket Summer
Emery
The Juliana Theory
Hot Rod Circuit
Mae
Brand New
Down to Nothing and This is Hell (hardcore show at the Foxridge rec center)

Some other stand-outs, mainly in Richmond:

Copeland
The Get Up Kids
Saves the Day
Underoath
The 1975
Further Seems Forever
Jimmy Eat World
American Nightmare
Bane

I had to pass on a chance to go to the Chroma ten year show in Atlanta (I think, may have been Charlotte) because of some school related thing. In hindsight it's clear I should have just gone.

Going back to the 70s, I've probably seen 400-500 (mostly old school) acts - more than a few multiple times. I started trying to list them once a few years ago, but never got back to it after I was around 300.

Not counting festivals, here's a quick list off the top of my head of fairly known acts I saw as just a warm-up act:

Bryan Adams
10,000 Maniacs
The Go-Gos
REM
Ted Nugent
Scorpions
Kool & The Gang
Journey
Collective Soul
Los Lobos
Blue Oyster Cult
Jeff Beck
B.B. King
Buddy Guy
Huey Lewis
Kiss
Todd Rundgren
Kid Rock
Billy Squire
Run DMC
Diana Krall
Brian Wilson
Jackson Browne

Among the big name acts I've seen at clubs/theatres:
ZZ Top
Hall And Oates
Ryan Adams
The Rolling Stones
Prince
Bruce Springsteen
Jeff Beck
A number of old school jazz legends most people wouldn't know
Tony Bennett
Stevie Ray Vaughan

I'll read the other comments later.

I done been to a bunch of Warped Tours and HFStivals in the 90's so I done seen a bunch of the best. I'ma give you the rundown of the highlights:

The best SONGS I've ever heard live were:
Ghoti Hook playing Joan Jett's I Love Rock and Roll at a firehouse in Fairfax VA in the early 2000s
Pennywise playing Sublime's Same In The End at a Warped Tour at RFK in the late 90s

The best PERFORMANCE I've seen was... and I can't believe I'm saying this
New Found Glory at I think a place near Va Beach somewhere in the 2003-2004 range SPECIFICALLY because they shared the night with Less Than Jake, who is legendary for their great live shows, and on that night NFG was... better. :(

The best EXPERIENCE was at an HFStival sometime in the late 90's at RFK and I was at an outer stage watching The Long Beach Dub Allstars (read: Sublime w/o Brad) and went back inside to see 311. I sat in the stands and took it in for maybe 10 minutes.

311 played their top few hits and then bailed - set cut short. Some HFS DJ came on the stage to say that there was a special guest, which everyone booed thoroughly because the last time they brought in a guest it was like Fiona Apple or some shit and generally sucked.

But no. Not this time.

"Sorry for cutting 311 short but we have a special guest"

And then...

Onto the stage...

Came...

"We'd like to welcome Run DMC"

[fanfare ensued]

"MY AH- DEE - DAS!"

Another small world- I was watching my brother play at the Firehouse when we got the call that my first nephew was born. We got a round for everyone in attendance that was over 21.

Five star get after it 100 percent Juice Key-Playing. MAN

I'm sure I'm missing some:
ZZ Top 2x
Kansas
Lynyrd Skynyrd 2x
Kid Rock
Elton John (great show, He's a genius)
Hootie and the Blowfish 2x
Darius Rucker 3x
Taylor Swift
Rascal Flatts 2x
Lady Antebellum
Brad Paisley (great show)
Jimmy Buffett 2x
Aerosmith
Dave Matthews Band
Smash Mouth
Barenaked Ladies
Bush
Sugar Ray
George Thorogood and the Destroyers (phenomenal show!)
Nelly (awful show ๐Ÿคฎ)
Alannis Morissette
Rob Thomas
Limp Bizkit
Metallica 2x (awesome both times!)
Weird Al

I don't know what a Hokie is, but God is one of them!

I would have loved to see Alanis in her peak

I saw her about 10 years ago so it wasn't necessarily her peak, lol

I don't know what a Hokie is, but God is one of them!

Sam and Dave (at Tech), The 4 Seasons (at Tech), Four Tops and The Temptations, and Jimmy Hendrix-now he was unbelievable.

JOHNSTAV

In no particular order:
Chicago (I took my dad for Father's Day one year)
Alabama
Santana (twice)
Vertical Horizon (they played at Longwood for Spring Weekend or Oktoberfest when I was there)
Dierks Bentley (at Longwood and at Jiffy Lube)
Kenny Chesney (multiple times)
Uncle Kracker
Rascal Flatts
Brad Paisley(multiple times)
Tim McGraw (multiple times-- Belk Bowl and Jiffy Lube)
Lady A
Jason Aldean
Trace Adkins
Darius Rucker
Luke Bryan
Montgomery Gentry
Martina McBride
Little Big Town
Rodney Atkins
Blake Shelton
Eli Young Band
Carrie Underwood
Jack Ingram
Eric Church
Justin Moore
Chris Young
Kellie Pickler

I used to get the Country Mega Ticket for Jiffy Lube and I may have forgotten some people...

2 time Longwood grad married to a Hokie.

My son turned 12. He's seen 118 shows in that time. Everything from Metallica (twice including taking my ticket to S&M2) to Yo Yo Ma with the LA Phil.

I'm jealous of The Refreshments. Roger played a free show at the Hermosa pier a few years ago. The young kid who sat next to me at the time said it was "Roger Clyne and the Pacemakers". Damn I felt old.

Some impressive lists on here...Hokies baby๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿป
Aerosmith
Jimmy buffet (4 times)
Fuel
Lit
Kid rock
Godsmack (They outshined Metallica)
Metallica
Kenny Wayne Sheppard
Van Halen (with David lee Roth)
Tesla
Skid row
Ted Nugent
Kiss
Bob Dylan (At tech)
Nas
Dave Matthews band
Phil vassar
John Mayer (all 4 at lane stadium 07)
Poison
Motley Crue
Garbage (hey I was living in Pritchard Hall in 99 and what else were we gonna do on a Tuesday night?)

God I hope we have hokie football with fans๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™

HokieHighVPI03

McCartney
Harrison
Starr w/the All Starr Band: Levon Helm, Rick Danko, Nils Lofgren, Dr. John, Billy Preston, Joe Walsh. Clarence Clemons, and Jim Keltner
The Stones
Springsteen
Eagles
Elton John
Ray Charles
The Who
Dylan, Petty, with the Dead as openers
Beach Boys
Supertramp
Michael Stanley Band
Donnie Iris
Earth, Wind, and Fire
Al Green
Spinners
Four Tops
Temptations
Bill Haley and the Comets
Alice Cooper
RedBone
Linda Ronstadt
Roberta Flack
Leo Kottke
James Taylor
Randy Newman
Robert Plant
Jerry Jeff Walker
Graham Nash
Rodney Crowell
America
Andrew Gold
Atlanta Rhythm Section
Bette Midler
Bonnie Raitt
Willie Nelson
Alison Krauss
Bruce Hornsby
Fleetwood Mac
Delbert McClinton
Joe Ely
Mark Knopfler
Lyle Lovett
Don Henley
Steely Dan
Leon Russell
Dwight Yoakam
Etta James
Emmylou Harris
Gary US Bonds
Jo Jo Gunn
Larry Gatlin
LeAnn Rimes
Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real
Avett Brothers
Marshall Tucker
Pure Prairie League
Renee Fleming
Mavis Staples
Suzy Bogguss
Taj Mahal
Keb' Mo'
I'm sure I'm missing some.
Biggest regrets: Haven't or didn't see Lennon, Clapton, Rod, Van, Vince Gill, Talking Heads, Stevie Wonder, Prince, John Prine.

Have seen many of what's been listed. some notables of mine:

Daft Punk - truly unbelievable show
Coldplay - in a small college bar venue in Sydney Australia about 6 months before they exploded. Very personal show because they were practically in the crowd. really cool.
Depeche Mode - in DC. Voice was little weak but very fun because crowd was into every song
Garth Brooks - At height of his stardom during Thunder Rolls. I was in High School. Amazing
Stormz - empty London warehouse. Incredible
Artic Monkeys - Manchester, fantastic show. lots of drinking and great times were had
The Killers - Vegas
Santigold - NYC rooftop club after party from UN event. Incredible first album. Amazing views of NYC
Janelle Monae - Atlanta.. I think.... highly recommend. She delivers
Childish Gambino - early days. went because I loved him on Community and I happened to be there. had no idea what I was walking into. was good but he was very serious.

No Particular Order:
Smashing Pumpkins - several times
Sonic Youth - several times
Pixies - several times
Bad Religion - several times
NOFX - several times
Pennywise
Less than Jake - several times
Reel Big Fish - several times
Off With Their Heads
Arctic Monkeys
The Black Keys
Rise Against
Billy Corgan (solo)
Modest Mouse
Weezer - several times
Sparta
Linkin Park
My Chemical Romance
Mindless Self Indulgence - several times
Flogging Molly
Dangerous Summer
Rare Monk
Green Day
Sugarcult
The Bronx
Polar Bear Club
Silversun Pickups
Taking Back Sunday
Wonder Years
AFI
Breaking Benjamin
Seether
Skillet
Three Days Grace
Authority Zero
Bayside
Sublime (the reformed version)
Tommy and the High Pilots
Saosin
Morningwood
Four Year Strong
Dashboard Confessional
The Used
Julian Marley
The Pilfers
Cute is What We Aim For
The Ataris
Ben Folds
A Day to Remember
Be Your Own Pet

There are definitely some that I am forgetting. I'll add later if they come to me.

What a savings

Gonna try to do mine in chronological order for memory porpoises

Daughtry
Staind
Nickelback
Papa Roach (x4, they were at a lot of the other tours/fests we attended.)
Hinder
Saving Abel
Andberlin
Switchfoot
Cage the Elephant
Stone Temple Pilots (EPIC)
Ailce in Chains (EPIC)
Panic at the Disco
Neon Trees
Middle Class Rut
Seether (x2)
Weezer (EPIC)
Rev Theory
Sick Puppies
Apocalyptica (pretty sweet live)
3 Doors Down (hands down the worst sound wise band i have ever seen)
Finger Eleven
Alter Bridge
Skilet
Creed
Mars Volta
Soundgarden (Awesome Show)
Children of Bodom (x2, Ramshead Live is one of my favorite places to see a show)
Eluvietei
Obscura (Awesome band)
Septicflesh
Revocation
Dying Fetus
Justin Moore
Cannibal Corpse
Devin Townsend Project
Sawyer Brown
John Michael Montgomery
Gary Clark Jr
Avenge Sevenfold
Eric Church
Ghost
Metallica (played whole Black Album backwards)
Volbeat (them and the above 5 headlined a show together in Atlantic City- Orion Music + More Fest, there were 20 0ther Acts but i cant remember them all)
Buckcherry
Three Days Grace
Styx (went on their tour bus, almost stole a gallon of Jack)
REO Speedwagon
Ted Nugent
One of Bam Margera's Punk Projects (my little brother's band opened for them. Bam's band was horrible)

Garth Brooks
Green Day
Counting Crows
Stone Temple Pilots
Flight of the Conchords (if that counts)
Guster
Ben Folds
Collective Soul
Wiz Khalifa
The Roots
American Hi Fi
Matchbox 20
Sugar Ray
Smashmouth
Barenaked Ladies
Hootie and the Blowfish
Gin Blossoms
Third Eye Blind
Weezer
Mighty Mighty Bosstones
Reel Big Fish
Fastball
Vertical Horizon
Justin Timberlake
Jay Z
Dave Matthews Band
Nas
John Mayer
Billy Joel
Carbon Leaf
Flogging Molly
Dropkick Murphys
Blink 182
Metallica
Lynyrd Skynyrd
Blues Traveler
Avett Brothers
B-52s

Bonus: Saw John Williams conduct his scores live and it gave me chills

Simon and Garfunkel - central park reunion
The Who
Grateful Dead
Traffic
Sting
Yes
CSN
Anderson Bruford Wakeman and Howe
The Allmans (VT)
Little Feat (VT)
George Thorogood & the Delaware Destroyers (VT)
Bob Margolin (VT)
Blues Traveler (used to work their New Years Eve shows at the Roseland Ballroom in NYC)
Gov't Mule
Les Paul (At the Iridium Club in NYC about 6 months before he died at like age 93)

Edit:
Toto
Lenny Kravitz
King Crimson
LeeAnn Rimes

My wife takes the kids and leaves the house while I watch my Hokie games.........nuff said

Joe Satriani
Cowboy Mouth
Better Than Ezra
Rusted Root
Jewel
Kid Rock
Five Finger Death Punch
Sevendust
Powerman 5000
Stained
Tool
Nine Inch Nails
Soundgarden
Dave Matthews
Ocean Blue
Probably others I'm not thinking of right now
A gazillion cover and bar bands

A more unique one would be the Scottish Blackwatch Army Regimental Band, performing with another Regimental Band from one of the Welsh Guard units. I actually found it really cool.

Metallica
Sepultera
Fear Factory
Pantera
White Zombie
The Wiggles!!!!
Old Crow Medicine Show

Correy

I attended a few HFStivals back in the day and was able to see a number of great bands/up and comers there, as well as attending a ton of shows in Philly after graduation. I can't remember them all, but here are a few, with the highlights listed at the top.

Tool (got to see the last live show they did in AZ)
Rage Against the Machine (twice)
Stone Temple Pilots
Live
Incubus
Fat Boy Slim
Paul Oakenfold (At the 9:30 Club in DC, just an amazing night)
The Crystal Method (at VT in fact)
John Digweed/Sasha
Paul Van Dyk
Tiesto
BT
Soul Coughing
Staind
Wu Tang Clan
KoRn
Rammstein
Rob Zombie/White Zombie
Ice Cube (the 1998 Family Values Tour really was awesome)
Marilyn Manson
Linkin Park
Dave Matthew's a handful of times

tons of DJs and other EDM acts out here in Scottsdale during my "party" days before kids with the wife

Jealous re- Soul Coughing show

Five star get after it 100 percent Juice Key-Playing. MAN

Allison Kraus and Union Station
Credence Clearwater Revisited
Aaron Tippin (if you can call him a band)

Had tickets for my bucket list, Tyler Childers, but couldn't make it.

Tyrod did it Mikey, Tyrod did it!!

Disappointed in lack of GWAR

FOSTERS: Australian for defense

My uncle saw them probably 40 years ago

I've eaten at their bar

Never Forget #1 Overall Seed UVA 54, #64 UMBC 74

No particular order:
Chris Young
Maren Morris
Sam Hunt
Kenny Chesney
The Band Perry
Old Dominion
Chris Janson
Infamous Stringdusters
Reel Big Fish
Cherub
Big Gigantic
Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds acoustic set
Dave Matthews band
Phoenix
The Shins
Avicii
Kid Cudi
Explosions in the Sky
Fun.
Fitz and the Tantrums
A$AP Rocky
Conditions (a local band from Richmond that toured with Paramore for a short time I think)

Very few. And I doubt they are would be popular ones here. But I will say that if you ever get a chance to see Trans Siberian Orchestra, definitely go at least once. It's an experience.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w3GaDMYDw6A

Recovering scientist working in business consulting

Sort of related, but COVID has robbed me of:
Matchbox 20
Jimmy Eat World (would have been a second time)
Brian Fallon (would have been a third time)
Rage Against the Machine
The Format
And a trip to Red Rocks.

Don't get me wrong, I'm glad to be alive and healthy but this was supposed to be a very concert-heavy spring and summer.

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 was going to go to my first festival this year, EpiCenter Fest. But like you I'm not complaining but stating what would have been. Hopefully they can get to have one next year and if so I hope I can make it there.

Let's see, not very many...

my first concert was the 5th Dimension in the early 70's
Chicago (2X)
Fleetwood Mac (2X)
Michael Murphy and Steve Martin (at VT)
Loggins and Messina
Stephen Stills (awful, awful, awful)
Boston
Earth Wind and Fire
38 Special
Marshall Tucker
Glenn Frey
John Denver (the night the USA beat the Russians in hockey)
Heart
Nugent
REO Speedwagon
Foghat
The Seldom Scene
Chvrches
Death Cab for Cutie

Styx, Tesla (2X), Poison, KISS, Metallica, Lamb of God, Def Leppard (4X), .38 Special.

Metallica, MachineHead, Trivium x2, All That Remains, Killswitch Engage, Bullet for My Valentine, Slayer. Slayer was horrible live. All other bands were great

Genesis
Supertramp
Cowboy Junkies
U2
Peter Gabriel
Golden Ear ring
Crack the Sky
Sean Preston and the Loaded Pistols
Bruce Hornsby
The Chieftans
Jethro Tull

This is going to be great for the ACC.

Chieftains put on a heck of a show. Saw them at one of the previous versions of the Cabo Fish Taco building.

LOL. Super Trump....holy CG violation autocorrect..../s

My wife takes the kids and leaves the house while I watch my Hokie games.........nuff said

Lol

This is going to be great for the ACC.

Audien
Codeko
Gryffin
San Holo
Alan Walker
Big Wild
Big Gigantic
Bassnectar
Griz
Logic
Galantis
Rufus Du Sol
Fisher
What so Not
Martin Garrix
Party Pupils

Saw Bob Dylan open for Tom Petty.

Saw Bob Dylan in Burrus Hall. Thought he was going to die on stage.

"It's always great to beat UVA, that makes us all smarter and better looking for a couple days".

Here's mine:
Metallica
Guns n Rose's
Faith No More
They Might Be Giants (both adult and kid tours)
Tom Petty
Doobie Bros
Steve Miller band
Van Halen
Boyz 2 Men (yes, really...Destiny's Child opened)
Huey Lewis and the News
Shawn Colvin
Live (at JMU)
Lemonheads
Sponge
Aerosmith
Charlie Daniels Band
Reo Speedwagon
Pat Benatar
Joan Jett (met after the show, very nice)
Blues Traveler
Black Crowes
Bare naked Ladies
Hootie and the Blowfish
Jimmy Buffet
Collective Soul (they are great, played Centennial Park outside GA dome before VT BAMA game)
Black eyed Peas

Aerosmith
Foo Fighters (3x... first was right after Colour and the Shape... last time was 2 years ago when they opened The Anthem)
Big Wreck
Talk Show
The Crystal Method (2x)
Filter (2x)
God Lives Underwater (2x)
Econoline Crush
Stabbing Westward
Nickelback
Papa Roach
Hinder
311 (numerous times)
Nine Inch Nails (2x)
Tool
Jesus and the Mary Chain
Queens of the Stone Age
Royal Blood
The Black Keys
Modest Mouse
Hozier
Maroon 5
Train
Dave Matthews
Def Leppard

HFStival (these are just highlights... this isn't exhaustive)
1998 - Crystal Method, Green Day, Foo Fighters, B-52s, Wyclef
1999 (Spring) - Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Offspring, Live, Orgy, Silverchair, Blink-182, Jimmie's Chicken Shack
1999 (Fall) - Chemical Brothers, Bush, Run DMC, 311, Filter, PM5K, Limp Bizkit
2000 - Rage Against the Machine, STP, Cypress Hill, Godsmack, Filter, Staind

16 Daeva Ilsa Obituary Tantric

Abbath Dagger Moon Immortal Bird Old Man Gloom Teen Mortgage

Agnostic Front Danava Imperial Triumphant Oleander Temple of Void

Alice in Chains Danzig In Cold Blood One Step Closer The Dears

All Hell Darsombra Incantation Opeth The Dimmer Twins

All Pigs Must Die Daughters of Swords Indian Oranssi Pazuzu The Ditch and the Delta

All Them Witches Dead in the Manger Infernal Coil oso oso The Effects

Alms Dead Meadow Insect Ark Outer Heaven The Goddamn Gallows

Amo Amo Dead Now Integrity Paint Shope The Hellacopters

Ampallang Infection Dead Rider Inter Arma Pallbearer The Hot at Nights

Ancient Vvisdom Deafheaven Iron Man Panzerfaust The Misfits

And You will know us by the trail of dead Deceased Iron Reagan Paterson Hood The Mountain Goats

Andy Hull Deer Tick Jade Bird Patti Smith The Munsens

Aosoth Deftones Jason Isbell Pentagram The Obsessed

Armenra Deletere Jaye Jalye Perturbator The Rememberables

ASG Dengue Fever Jeff the Brotherhood Pig Destroyer Thou

Asthma Castle Devil Master Jenny Besetzt Pilgrim Tigers Jaw

Asylum Dillenger Escape Plan Jim James Pillorian Today is the Day

At the Gates Dimmer Twins John McCauley Portrayl of Guilt Toke

Atomic Bitchwax Domkraft Khemmis Power Trip Tom Petty

Bad Books Down Killswitch Engage Primative Weapons Tomb Mold

Bask Dreamdecay King Buffalo Primitive Man Tombs

Basylik Drive By Truckers King Diamond Primus Total Maniac

Bat Drugs of faith King Woman Prisoner Triac

Batushka Dumal Kommadant Psywarfare Triptykon

Bell Witch Dvne Kyuss Queens of the Stone age Triumph of Death

Black Sabbath Dylan Carlson Lair Rashomon Truckfighters

Black Tusk Eagles of Death Metal Left Cross Red Fang True Black Dawn

Black Wizard Elder Live Reese Mchenry Turbonegro

Blacklight Holywater Electric Wizard Lord Dying Repulsion TV on the Radio

Blood Emel Mathlouthi Loss Riff Raff singer UADA

Bongripper En Minor Lou Canon Rippikoulu Ufomammut

Boris Enforced Lucifer Roadside Graves Unearthly Trance

Bottomfeeder Enslaved Macabre Rosetta Uniform

Brother Bird Eric? Manchester Orchestra Roy Batty Usnea

Brutality Erin McKenna Manilla Road Royal Blood Valkyrie

Buffalo Nichols Every Time I Die Mantar Royal Thunder Valley of the Sun

Buzzoven Evoken Mastodon Ruby Hatchet Vile Desecration

Candy Exhorder Mayhem Sacred Reich Voivod

Cannabis Corpse Eyehategod Megadeth Salvaticus Wake

Captain Beyond Falls of Rauros Metallica Samothrace Warhorse

Carcass Father John Misty Midnight Satan's Satyr Warning

Cavity Fireball Ministry Minsk Scour Weather Wizard

Celeste Fister Mizmor Screaming Females Weedeater

Cemetary Piss Foxing MJ Guider Serial Hawk Whitenails

Cemetery Piss Full of Hell Moluch Serpents of Secrecy Whores

Chelsea Wolfe Fuming Mouth Mondogenerator Shadows Fall Wiegedood

Choice to Make Gary Clark JR Monophonics Shana Cleveland Wild Side

Choking Sands Gatecreeper Monster Magnet Shark Eyes William Prince

Church of Misery Gateway to Hell Mork Shitfucker William Tyler

Cirith Ungol Genevieve Morne Sickdeer Windhand

Cloak Genocide Pact Mothers Sleep Witchcraft

Cloud Rat Genocide Pact Mouth of the Architect Solace Withered

Cobalt Glorious Depravity Mushroomhead Soundgarden Woe

Corrosion Of Conformity Goatwhore Musket hawk Spectral Voice Wolvehammer

Coheed and Cambria God Mother Mutoid Man Speedwolf Wolves in the Throne Room

Cult of Luna &Julie Christmas Godflesh My Morning Jacket Spirit Adrift Womajich Dialyseiz

Come to Grief Goya Napalm Death Staind Wormwitch

Conan Graf Orlock Nathanial Ratliff and the Nightsweats Statiqbloom Wovenhand

Cough H.C. Necrot Steve Winwood Year of the Cobra

Courtney Marie Andrews Hand Grenade Job Neil Young Stone Temple Pilots Yakuza

Coven Haunt Neil Young and Crazy Horse String Cheese Incident Yatra

Creeping Death Heavy Temple Neil Young and Promise of the Real SubRosa Yawning Man

Crud Hell Neurosis Sumac Year of the knife

Cruelsifix Hirs Night Demon SunnO))) Yellow Eyes

Cult Leader Hollow Leg Night Horse Sunnrot YOB

Holy Mountain Top Removers Night Raids Super Joint Ritual Young and in the Way

Horrendous North Suppression Zakk Sabbath

Howling Giant Nothing* Swans Zeal and Ardor

Hyborian the Melvins

FALSE

This is probably a 75% full list, I only really started keeping track of all the bands about 5 years ago.
Top 10 shows:

Amenra 2018 St. Vitus NYC
And you will know us by the trail of dead 2013 Metro Gallery Baltimore MD
Carcass 2019 Pyscho Las Vegas
John McCauley (Deer Tick) Long Island, NY
My Morning Jacket 2012 Capitol 3 night run Theatre Portchester NY
The Mountain Goats (JD solo) 2014 The Pinhook Durham NC
Neil Young 2018 Tower Theatre Upper Darby PA
OM 2014 Johnny Brenda's Philly PA
Sleep 2013 Maryland Deathfest XI Baltimore MD
Thou 2017 Atlas Brew House DC

5 Worst acts seen:
Saints of Valor
Bask
One step closer
The ditch and the Delta
All them Witches