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I May Be Old But........

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by blade819, May 7, 2013.

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  1. blade819

    blade819 Well-Known Member

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    My wife emailed me this photo today. I guess at least in my case it's true. How many out there in TS.com land does this also apply to???

    blade819
     
  2. Catpower

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    I went to a bunch of concerts when I was a kid in the 60's and 70's, but I really don't want to go to anymore of them too many people and in large crowds you get a lot of nut cases
     
  3. W.P.T.

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    I used to work security for many of the popular bands of old, got paid to be there ... You wouldn't believe some of the offers we got to let them in, anything and they mean't anything ... WPT ... (YAC) ...
     
  4. blade819

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    For me my "active" concert going didn't occur until I met my current wife in 2001. She enjoys concerts (unlike previous wife) and we have probably attended 45 major concerts since then. That doesn't include 2 Sturgis events. However, how long can you bear seeing a bunch of ole guys like Aerosmith, Rolling Stones or even Jimmy Buffett perform? The only band left on my :bucket list" is AC/DC and I believe they have stopped touring (their old too).

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  5. grntitan

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    I ain't as old as most you old grumpy farts but old enough to have seen some of the best. I used to love going to concerts. Kids and the crazy ticket prices changed that.

    Let'a see:

    Jethro Tull<br>
    Crosby, Stills and Nash<br>
    The Rolling Stones(2 times, 2 different decades)<br>
    The Grateful Dead(6 times in two different decades)<br>
    Van Halen(with David and Sammy)<br>
    AC/DC<br>
    Aerosmith(3 times, 2 different decades)<br>
    Ted Nugent<br>
    Kiss<br>
    REO Speedwagon<br>
    Meryl Haggart(like some country too) <br>
    Charlie Pride<br>
    Hank Williams jr<br>
    Kansas<br>
    U2<br>
    BB King<br>
    Chuck Berry<br>
    Johnny Winters<br>
    Sting(opened for the Dead. Great opener)<br>


    Numerous other bands one hit wonders at the State Fairs. Somewhere I still have all the ticket stubs including 6 unused Willie Nelson as the concert was the day my dad died. Couldn't get myself to go that day.
     
  6. old folks

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    I am old enough that I seen Hank Williams Sr. show in Kansas City in 1949 and Nat King Cole in Las Vegas.
     
  7. blade819

    blade819 Well-Known Member

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    Kiss - 2 times
    Aerosmith - 9 times
    Van Halen- 2 with Sammy 1 with David Lee
    Bruce Springsteen - 8 times
    Paul McCartney - 2 times (once front row and backstage with handshakes, autographs and wine drinking)
    John Mellancamp - 1 time
    CSN - 4 times
    CSNY - 1 time
    Billy Joel - 2 times
    Rush - 2 times
    Who - 1 time
    Stones - 2 times
    Nugent - too many times
    Styx - lost count
    Australian Pink Floyd - 3 times
    Joe Bonamassa - 2 times
    Motley Crue - 2 times
    Prince - 1 time
    BB King - 2 times
    Johnny Winter - 1 time
    Buddy Guy - 2 times
    REO Speedwagon - 2 times
    Cheap Trick - 3 times
    Eric Clapton - 1 time
    Poison - 1 time
    Jackyl - 2 times
    Molly Hatchet - 1 time
    Willy Nelson - 1 time
    Beach Boys - 2 times
    Big n Rich - 2 times
    Bon Jovi - 2 times
    Simon & Garfunkle - 1 times
    Jimmy Buffett - 6 times
    Celiene Deon - 1 time
    Derek Trucks/Susan Tedichie - 1 time
    Santana - 2 times
    Los Lonley Boys - 2 times
    John Hammond - 1 time
    Tinsley Ellis - 2 times
    James Taylor - 1time

    That's about all this ole brain can remember. Now that I made this list I know that I should not blame my deafness on Trapshooting.

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  8. grntitan

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    Wow blade, you smoked me. Your list did remind me I saw Buddy Guy at the Memphis Blues Festival and Cheap Trick in St. Louis. You also brought up a good point about the hearing. Never wore hearing protection and many of the shows I saw were at the old Checker Dome in St. Louis, MO and was extremely loud. No wonder I walk around saying huh what.
     
  9. GoldTrigger

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    Wow Matt, haven't thought about the checker dome in a long time. I took my son and his buddy over there the day they blew it down.... What a traffic snarl.. But he got to see history...


    Checker Dome (after Ralston Purina bought it)


    The St.Louis Arena


    but always Just


    "The Barn on Oakland"

    Got to see Rodeo's, Concerts, Sport Shows, Hockey Games, and one Harlem Globetrotters event... Good Memories
     
  10. grntitan

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    GoldTrigger,

    I'm not a St. Louis Blues fan but despite that I saw many great hockey games there. I'm a big hockey fan so when the Blackhawks were in town I went. I did meet Bernie Federko(when he still played) and Adam Oates at the Old Barn. He and Brett Hull made the Blues first line affectionately known as "Hull and Oates". I also saw some monster trucks and a circus at The Old Barn. The same for the old Chicago Stadium. I saw several Blackhawks games there. The sounds and smells of those old buildings made it an experience. It's a shame those old buildings had to come down. The new ones are nice but just lack something.
     
  11. blade819

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    How could I miss Chicago (a number of times in 1968 & 69 playing Shula's Supper Club, Niles MI)? Of course I missed a lot of them. I have to say that of ALL the groups and venues that I seen and been at, seeing RUSH play at Red Rocks outside of Denver two years ago was it! I have in my will that I be buried with my favorite Statocaster and a copy of Led Zepplin II. :eek:) (Saw Page and Plant also)

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    Blade, I don't know if that Strat will get you into Heaven, but I'm pretty sure my '61 Tele will.
     
  13. blade819

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    22hornet....it's a 68 Strat.

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    Ive been to

    Ac/dc
    Areosmith
    Ted nuget
    Kiss
    Wille nelson
    Skynard
    the rolling stones!

    An im only 16!!!
     
  15. blizzard

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    There's no way I could possibly name all of the different bands I've seen through the years. Just way too many to recount. However, I see grntitan and I were at some of the same shows. :)

    For those of you that are rock and roll lovers, look for a band called Government Mule. I've rarely missed a chance at seeing them in the past 13 years. Enjoy !!
     
  16. Bluzman98

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    Wow....

    The mention of the St. Louis Arena (Checkerdome) brought back many great memories for me as kid growing up in St. Louis. There was also Kiel Auditorium........

    Jim C
     
  17. SF SGM

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    Let's see, Beetles, Stones, Animals, CCR, Jethro Tull, Boston, Cream, Jefferson Airplane, Elton John, John Denver, Carpenters, John Kay, Joan Baez, BB King, Eric Clapton, John Mayall, Beach Boys, Allman Brothers, .38 Special, Eagles, Janice Joplin, Outlaws, Jimmy Buffet, Georgia Sattelites, Molly Hatchet, Steppenwolf, Bob Dylan,

    Country, CDB, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Charlie Pride, Hank Jr., Charlie Pride, Toby Keith, Tim McGraw,

    My most memorable show, 1976, drove straight thru from San Antonio home in Florida in a Tran Am loaded with Coors beer. Got home around 7 in the morning, tired as hell. Went to the Marina for breakfast and who is there, my cousin Ronnie Van Zant. He wanted to go fishing so we got my grandfathers old creek boat and spent most of the day fishing and drinking Coors till he pased out. Skynyrd was due to play that night for Uncle E.C Van Zant was running for sheriff. Drove straight to the ball park with him sleeping and that old boat bouncing around in the back of Grandad' old truck. Securit guards stopped me and said I could not come through the gate till I raised Rnnie's hat and told them that I didn't think Skynyrd would play without him. Got backstage, Gary handed Ronnie a large cup of straight Black Jack, Ronnie took his boots off and the show began. One of their best shows. Sadly, one year later he was killed.
     
  18. CalvinMD

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    I thought this was a complete the phrase thread....
    I may be Old BUT...yur ugly and I can take Viagra ...just aayin'
     
  19. lots of 24's

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    I see all the shows I can afford to go to. Heck I went to 10 shows last year alone.....and a trip to the rock and roll hall of fame in Cleveland. And to top it all off, my girlfriend told me on her way out the door, we never do anything or go any where. Last year alone I saw Bob Seger and Van Halen in Buffalo. I saw Springsteen, Aerosmith, and Roger Waters in Albany. Saw Jimmy Buffet in Camden, NJ. Zac Brown Band at Saratoga, Alan Jackson in Binghamton, Moody Blues at Turning Stone Casino, and Neil Young in Bridgeport, Connecticut.......you never take me anywhere.

    This year I am going to see Doobie Bros, Tedeschi-Trucks, Alan Jackson and Zac Brown (again) and the Eagles......waited 40 years for a chance to see the Eagles. Cant wait!! Hardly any time for shooting!!
     
  20. lots of 24's

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    Blizzard is right about Gov't Mule. I saw them also last summer at the State Theater in Ithaca. Warren Haynes is an awesome guitar player. He fills in for Jerry Garcia when the Dead go out on the road. His own band is really good. Really good guitar player!
     
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