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What is the best "live" concert you have ever attended?
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answered:    November 20, 2011
I'll go for three, all memorable.

1. Judy Garland on stage in Long Beach, Calif. sometime in the mid-Fifties. She was trying out another comeback. She had us in her hand every minute. The Rat Pack was there to provide support...Bogart, Bacall, Sinatra, etc. They didn't do anything except cheer her on and, afterwards, wave to the crowd. She was the center of attention.

2. Ella Fitzgerald on stage at the Univ of Missouri sometime, I think, in the late Fifties or 1963-64. Packed house. Small combo. Thanked us for being there and then settled down and sang one (great) song after another. She knew how to hold an audience.

3. The Manhattan Transfer in St. Louis sometime in the late Seventies. Mesmerizing talent...skilled, precise, sly, sophisticated.
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answered:    November 30, 2011
Alice Cooper, the first of the "shock rockers"
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answered:    November 29, 2011
  1. Kimya Dawson at the dingy 924 Gilman in Berkeley.  She had us some on the floor, which if you know that place, is gross, but someone passed around carpet samples for us to sit on.  She writes children's songs, too, so there were quite a few babies and toddlers there.  A lot of people sang along and it was wonderful.  Not only one of the best shows that I had ever been there, but one of the best that I had been to ever.
  2. The Phenomenauts -- It doesn't matter where they perform, they always put on a great show.
  3. The Lovemakers -- Ditto what I said about The Phenomenauts.
  4. The Killers at Popscene in San Francisco -- They put on a surprise show and it was so much fun.
  5. Deadmau5 at Outsidelands in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco -- Arcade Fire was playing at the same time as both were headliners at the event.  My best friend and I opted to part with the rest of our group who wanted to see Arcade Fire to see Deadmau5 instead and there were no regrets.  It was the ultimate light show and I totally danced without a care for the entire hour into the dark.
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answered:    November 21, 2011
  1. James Brown w/B-Side Players: Santa Barbara Bowl
  2. Earth, Wind and Fire- what a show in the Celebrity Showroom at John Asuaga's (sp?) Nugget in Sparks, NV.
  3. Grateful Dead- Shoreline Amphitheatre
  4. Doug E. Fresh- Yoshi's SF
  5. The Digital Underground- UC Santa Barbara
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