Thursday, December 15, 2011

Thursday Top Threes: Live music!

J: Name your top three live music performances that you've seen!

1. Arcade Fire at Cornell University. I've mentioned this concert many times already. They were still an up-and-coming band at the time so they played this random "multipurpose" room in a crappy old dining hall/community center that's since been bulldozed. The stage was too small for them and all their instruments but they were AMAZING nonetheless. I was right off to the side and could practically touch Régine and Richard Reed Parry. So good!!
2. Modest Mouse at Central Park Summerstage. My original review!
3. Ted Leo + Pharmacists at Cornell (same place as the Arcade Fire show). There was this awesome club at Cornell called the Fanclub Collective that managed to get all these indie acts to play for really cheap. I wish I had known about them earlier and gone to more of their concerts! Ted Leo puts on such a great show. My friend and I even got a photo with him afterward!

1. Green Day at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, MD -- My original review.
2. Keane at State Theater in Michigan -- I enjoyed this concert so much that I blogged about it, went to see them again at Merriweather with The Killers, and blogged about that as well!
3. Madonna at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, NV -- Got complimentary tickets at the casino cuz my aunt used to gamble that much. This concert was probably the most expensive concert I have ever attended in terms of ticket face-value (I think it was $375/ticket), and given the amount of production that goes into her concerts, it's not a big surprise.  I'm not a huge Madonna fan but I've gotta admit that she put on a fabulous show.  Almost enough to make me consider going to a Lady Gaga concert. Haha. Almost.

1 comment:

burkie said...

1) any Todd Snider show. he'll be at the Ram's Head in Annapolis on Feb 8th & 9th (i'm going on the 8th). he is so much fun that it's impossible not to have a great time.
2) The Police at the old Austin City Coleseum in november, 1980. it was a great venue with a big floor in the middle and wooden pull out bleachers on the sides. i remember that the show opened with Sting playing a stand-up bass. great show!
3) Lyle Lovett with Robert Earl Keen as the opening act at Wolftrap, mid-'90s. two of my all time favorite texas performers on the same night!