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All 3 Cream reunion shows at Madison square Garden

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oops

i forgot one of the absolute best...

CSN and unannounced special guest in a greenpeace benefit at the arlington in sb...86...I couldn't stop smiling, unfortunately I had stiches in my face from being hit with my surfboard previously that week...so it kind of hurt..in a good way...special guest was NY...

then there's that other best...

the BG memorial too..2 am drive up to the park from SB with friends...running into other friends at the cheap gas 10 miles south of salinas...400000 people in the park on a bright clear fall day hearing the creme of the bay area music scene play in all kinds of configurations...if only my friend hadn't eaten the brown....

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best other shows

- the other ones with billy at shoreline ...my first time back seeing a dead "family" band
-wilco ...most shows...but definitely the ones before they became rock stars...love nels, but jay had the heartland roots rock thing (and neurosis) down...jeff, shouldn't you just have slapped him and not fired him?
-mother hips...fillmore 2001...my first...gotta love the floor rolling during grizzly bear and the energy of the crowd...the hips "bring it" as I'm told Band of horses does too (but based on my recent experience at the fillmore, Band of horses really doesn't "bring it"!)
-black flag ...uconn student union 84 or 85 (can't remember, but henry looked like he was going to kill me...tom trocoli's dog sing peed on the audience...gotta love punk rock...and greg ginn was a deadhead...can you say 6 degrees?!)
-allmans..county bowl early nineties with blues traveler...fatty homegrown spliffs in the front row at the snooty bowl where no one between the front rows and the back 40 dances (we did hard)...god dam it, they paid good money to sit!
-the who...bridge school...maybe 2000 (not a stats geek, obviously) ....when pete was talking about his "relationship" with john lennon...oops sorry, there are kids on stage!
-neil...greendale at shoreline...ol' black, political statements, and movies of pescadero, nuff said?
-mogwai at the fillmore 2000?...talk about dynamics...gotta love not knowing a band when you go see them and being blown off your feet at the show...they shouldn't sing though
-u2 sj vertigo...five feet from the stage...if only my feet were on the ground! even got a back rub from the height challenged girl behind me!
-mickey on earth day at grace cathedral (2000?) gotta love howling like wolves in a cathedral!! even alan jones was in the spirit!!
-numerous isla vista house parties in the mid 80s - early 90s...

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My top three

3. Springsteen's first European gig at the Hammersmith Odeon, London, Nov. 18, 1975. Now available on dvd for everyone to enjoy.

2. The Dead and Capt. Beefheart at Bickershaw, England, May 6-7, 1972. A night and day when music transcended the elements.

http://www.ukrockfestivals.com/dead.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bickershaw_Festival

1. Little Feat - Jan. 19, 1975 Rainbow Theatre, London. Their only show in London on the Warner Bros. tour that also featured the likes of Orleans and Tower of Power, with The Doobies as headliners at every show.

Clearly, no one at Warner Bros. realized that there was a substantial and fanatical cult following for the Feat, and heads subsequently rolled as a result of this major fuck up. The sold out Rainbow turned out to be packed for at least 90% by us Feat freaks - the band never knew what hit them as they stepped out to open for the Doobies. It was an utterly magical vibe, the hall was packed for the opening act, the audience immediately sang along with every song, stayed on its feet and went apeshit after every number, eventually forcing the house lights back down for a third encore. The experience, and the climax - an acoustic Willin' by Lowell - were so intense that people were moved to tears and started leaving by the droves once the Doobies started up, simply because we were utterly drained and because nothing they could do could approach what we had just experienced - a sort of collective mass orgasm.

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Splintered Sunlight is playing

Friday, December 7th 2007
O'MALLEY'S
56 Crescent Blvd
Gloucester City, NJ 08030
(856) 456- 1599
A grate cover band!! Come on and join in the fun!! :) Hope to see you there!!

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Dark Star Orchestra

Just saw them last night at Penn's Peak...WOW what an awesome venue..that place rocks!!
Had a grate time, the place was packed and hot as hell, but the show as smokin!!
Maybe going to see them New Years eve?Just a thought! :) Gooble Gooble!

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Sorry (edit)

The above post was copied directly from the festivals web site and I omitted the reference. Sorry 'bout that folks. I'll be looking for this one to add to my collection.
http://crossroadsguitarfestival2007.com/festivaldvd.html

"Ultimately a hero is a man who would argue with the gods, and so awakens devils to contest his vision." - Norman Mailer

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Thanks, William-O

An expanded version of “Eric Clapton Crossroads Guitar Festival Chicago” will be available on Rhino Entertainment home video on November 20. A two-disc version of the first Crossroads Guitar Festival, from the Dallas Cotton Bowl, became one of the world’s top-selling music DVDs, going platinum eight times in the United States alone.

"Ultimately a hero is a man who would argue with the gods, and so awakens devils to contest his vision." - Norman Mailer

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Crossroads Guitar Festival, Chicago, 7-28-07

Hands down the best show of this year, and perhaps the best show I've ever seen period. Definitely an Instant Classic: Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Robert Cray, Buddy Guy, BB King, Steve Winwood w/ EC for Traffic reunion, Willie Nelson, Robbie Robertson, Jimmie Vaughn, Hubert Sumlin, and John Mayer just to name a few. What an extraordinary day!

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another great band is...

The Delaware Rag.... Folk Rock / Bluegrass / Acoustic
from Newark/Philadelphia, Delaware area
a very cool band to see.

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