Bowie and NIN, it was just such an entertaining show!
Would have loved to see NIN, Trent and the other put on a good show from what i've seen, Marilyn Manson-esque?
It was the Outside tour circa 1995. By the time the show got to me, Bowie and Reznor were in prefect sync. It was just so amazing.
Back in his prime Garth Brooks was amazing.
But the best for me had to be Pearl Jam.
he used to put on a grand show.
1971 Yes opened for Jethro Tull.
George Thoroughgood-Brian Setzer.
Of the over 300 artists I've seen I can probably narrow it down to maybe 10
Tom Petty x3
Brooks and Dunn x7
Bob Segar x2
Van halen x2
Of the 15 or so comedians
Robin Williams hands down
Cheech and Chong and Andrew dice clay and Rodney carrington were damn good too
Love live shows go to 10-15 a year
Pink Flyod was great, Jimi Hendrix was better, Led Zeppelin was the absolutely most fantastic concert I ever attended.
Zeppelin came on stage at Pirates World, in Hollywood, Florida, August 1969. They immediately started jamming. They played through the scheduled intermission without a break, they played past the scheduled end of the concert. They played non-stop for more than four hours. They just started jamming and kept at it. I don't know if they were speeding, tripping, or just pumped up. They got the audience pumped and kept us there. It was memorable.
The Who back around 1975. Springstein in a small venue (McGaw Hall in Evanston, IL) was also pretty good.
GLEE ............. just kidding. Taylor Swift's concert is amazing. Im a big fan
Anything by Frank Zappa. His shows were never boring with all of the crazy activity on stage plus you got your money's worth. His concerts were at least an hour and a half long.
Saw him twice, Dallas in 1981 and Palermo, Italy in 1986.
I've seen many bigger bands but the best night in concert was definitely Magnum on their "Chase the Dragon" tour.
Lil wayne/nicki minaj concert was cool. Travis barker opened, red man and rick ross was there, and the pyrotechnics were insane. Taking Back Sunday was nice because they're one of my faves. But I really like going to local metal shows.
I've seen Floyd twice and both were amazing shows. However, I would have to say that the best one ever in my experience was the 20th reunion tour of The Who. Townshend rocked so hard I was blown away.
Iron Maiden with Dio and Motorhead
or RUSH Grace Under Presure tour was and "evening with show" 3+ hours
Dunno...it was either the NYE show of Korn opening for Metallica, or the tiny venue show Billy Idol did.
The best concert I have ever been to was the Flaming Lips New Years Freakout 2010/2011 in Oklahoma City. They did the entire Soft Bulletin after their regular set. 8 hours of awesome.
Pink Floyd, Metallica & numerous others
Too many great concerts to pick one. But, the most recent one that I saw, that I thought was great, was Meatloaf, a couple of years ago. Poor guy. The concert was in the winter, and it was held in the arena that our local hockey team played at. All they did was put a wooden floor over the ice. The arena was so cold; and it didn't matter how many lights were shining on the performers, they were freezing. I think it was warmer outside than it was in there.