Best Concerts of My Life...

I've been to quite a few concerts (even worked a few), but to date, there are at least 6 that still conjure memories in my mind:

1) Ministry, Sepultura, and Helmet; Del Mar Fairgrounds (San Diego Co., CA) Fall, 1992 - They played in a barn, need I say more?

2) The Ramones and House of Pain - The Palladium, Hollywood CA 1991? - Still a bit fuzzy, it was that young HS drinking binge I was on, the key here is that the Ramones found HoP cool enough to tour with, even though most of the concert-goers didn't.

3) The Violent Femmes - The Palladium, Hollywood, CA 1993. Fer chrissakes, it was The Violent Femmes!

4) The "original" Lollapallooza concert, Irvine Meadows Amphitheater, Irvine, CA 1991. This was/is one of the best concerts I ever went to.

5) Lollapallooza 1992, Irvine Meadows Amphitheater, Irvine, CA - Ministry stole the show out from under the Red Hot Chili-peppers, and they were none too happy about it.

6) Peter Gabriel's "Secret World" tour (In support of the "US" album) America West Arena, Phoenix, AZ 1992 - It's a shame he doesn't do stadium tours anymore, this was less like a concert and more like an "experience". The concept of dual stages (Earth and Water), the "monkey" cam ( A visual assault by which PG could conquer his anxiety issues. And a young Paula Cole as a backup singer.

I've seen many more concerts some of the better ones being PiL, Fugazi, The Damned, but those six left the biggest impression.

Just my two cents worth,

ADisposableHero ADisposableHero
36–, M
2 Responses Aug 2, 2007

Well, I wasn't a big fan of "Filth Pig" and I started being responsible after that, so I didn't get a chance to see again.

Did you get a chance to see Ministry after that like Animositomina? I saw them in 92 as well as a few years ago on the FornicaTour. They seemed far tighter and more aggressive, I guess getting clean will do that.