Thursday, September 29, 2005

Best and Worst concerts

I was inspired by a message board on Boston.com where people posted about their favorite concerts, and have decided to list my own top three:
  1. Pink Floyd, Foxboro Stadium, 1994. I wasn't a huge fan of Pink Floyd before the concert, but I bought the tickets because they went on sale the same day as Smashing Pumpkins tickets, which sold out, and I was already in line with the cash. (Remember when you had to go get a wristband and wait in line for hours to buy concert tickets? Ahh, I love the internet.) Kim and I went together, and the concert was amazing- the best I've ever seen. I've been a true believer in the greatness of Pink Floyd ever since.
  2. The Ramones, Riverside Amusement Park, 1995. I heard a day-of ad on the radio about a Ramones concert at the former Riverside amusement park out in western Mass., so a few friends and I jumped in a station wagon and drove out. It was great; they were set up on a small stage in the parking lot, and there were only about 300 people there- a weird mix of teenagers and middle-aged punks in leather with mohawks and children- with everyone jumping around and going nuts.
  3. The Darkness, Avalon, 2004. Long live glam rock! Eri, a couple friends, and I got all decked out for the show in ridiculous groupie outfits and drank a bottle of rum before we left the apartment. It must have done the trick, because it was the one and only time I've ever scored backstage passes.

Oh yeah, and now for the worst (or most embarrassing) concert: Meat Loaf, Great Woods, 1994.

7 comments:

Kim said...

Did you jump the fence or pay to get in?

Pink Floyd was also the best, and first, concert for me.

Jon said...

Yes! The Ramones were awesome! Was that my old yellow station wagon?

eileen said...

either yours or yuki's. odd that you two had the exact same make, model, and color station wagon, but it was convenient that time yuki rear-ended you, but it didn't do any damage because the bumpers were perfectly aligned.

Kim said...

It's also odd that both the yellow station wagons later suffered the same fate in which they were involved in accidents that didn't harm the drivers, but totalled the cars...

Kim said...

It's also odd that both the yellow station wagons later suffered the same fate in which they were involved in accidents that didn't harm the drivers, but totalled the cars...

Kim said...

Whoops.

I guess since there were two identical cars involved, the matter deserved two identical posts.

Jon said...

Wrong station wagon. The blue station wagon was totalled, the yellow station wagon (mine) was put out of its misery by my brother in a run in with a South Bend curb that to this day has not quite been entirely explained to me...