Some artists just seem better when they're just going for it and not having any reason or knowing of what they're even doing, if that makes sense.MUSE was great! I actually saw them in Chicago AND Minneapolis on their Resistance tour. They had a monstrous setup and it was really well put together. Unfortunately their music tailed off a bit after Resistance for me. They got a little too pop oriented after being on the Twilight soundtracks. I think they've made a return to their older style but they lost me a bit.
I was working at Hilton when they were there in '91 and a story I heard at the time was that they had vehicle trouble when coming to Ames for their first show in '84 and a couple of little old ladies stopped and gave them a ride so they invited the ladies to the show that night on the band. Every time they came back to Ames ('87, '91) they made sure those ladies were invited to the show and tickets were waiting for them.You got me to wondering if I was really off, but I looked it up. It was Aug 28,1991 at Hilton. You are correct though in a way: That show seems to be the only one at that kind of venue on that tour.
That's all it is in reality. It's the lowest form of music. It's nothing but recycled phrases. Girl, tight jeans, Cold beer, the good stuff, dirt/gravel road, truck, tail gate, river/lake, small town, boots, etc. Rinse, shuffle, and repeat.Some artists just seem better when they're just going for it and not having any reason or knowing of what they're even doing, if that makes sense.
It's one of multiple reasons I can't stand new/bro country. It's all gimmick and just feels like karaoke and singalongs with some hack up front who's trying hard to 'look' the part.
Yeah it was amazing how prolific tobacco sponsorships and advertising were. It must have been a series of huge blows to the tobacco industry when TV ads and later most sponsorship deals and billboards were banned.My mom took me to my first concert at Vet's Auditorium in probably 1977. Ricky Skaggs opened, then Hank Williams Jr., followed by Merle Haggard. Pretty solid country lineup looking back.
As an example of how times change, the concert was sponsored by Marlboro, and they gave away free packs of cigarettes at the door. Smokiest place I can remember from my childhood.
I worked the concession stand for the first 2/3rds of the Aerosmith show and then got to watch the rest standing inside the doors. My best friend was so mad that I got paid to go to that concert.I worked at Hilton and Stephens. The same organization that ran The Iowa State Center for the university at the time also put on the stadium shows.
Mine was Bachman Turner Overdrive in 1974, at the Dade County Colisseum, Madison WI. Thin Lizzy was one of the two warm-up bands -- don't remember the other one.
Just saw them last year because tickets were free with the Ticketmaster settlement vouchers. I'm happy to report they only played The Way once at the end. All 50 people would have left if they played it first. haha.It's not the first time I've heard of a one hit wonder band pulling that stunt. I had a friend who went and saw Fastball right when their single The Way was all over the radio. He said they opened and closed with it.
1971 and I was supposed to see BJ Thomas at C.Y. Stephens during my freshman orientation. We got there and were told that Thomas was a no-show because of a family emergency. We learned several years later that the family emergency was his dependency problems. So instead of BJ Thomas, we got some kid no one had ever heard of whose only song of note at that time was sung by someone else -- Peter, Paul and Mary -- called Leaving on a Jet Plane. So I saw John Denver really before he was famous. Not only did we hear John Denver, but they refunded my money.@cyclones500 PMed me this great idea after a recent post by @deadeyededric -
What is the first live show you saw? Did you like it then? Do you still like the same band now?
My first live show was Cinderella opening for Bon Jovi at the Iowa Jam. I was maybe 7 or 8 years old, tops. I loved it. I don't know that I'd likely spend money to see either these days, but I'm not mad that I went.