- 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.
- 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.
- 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.