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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadow View Post
    Years back Steve Howe and Steve Morse. Don't these people look at each other's schedule. I went to see Steve.
    That was a big mistake on your part; the Steve concert was the better one to attend by far.

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    That was a big mistake on your part; the Steve concert was the better one to attend by far.
    The funny thing is - both guitarists have a huge amount of respect for each other. Howe even played on "Industry Standard" by The Dregs. Too bad they couldn't have combined the shows.

    That actually happened when I lived in St. Louis. The Tony Levin Band and California Guitar Trio were scheduled on the same night at separate venues, splitting an already fairly small audience for each. I told CGT about it, and they ended up splitting the bill at one of the venues - even doing a combined performance at the end of the show!

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    During the 6 Degrees tour, Dream Theater came to town on my Mom's birthday. The band really should've checked the calendar and come on a more convenient day.
    "Well my son, life is like a beanstalk, isn't it?"--Dalai Lama

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    I had a dilemma. The same weekend of NEARfest Apocalypse, Marillion was doing their first U.S. tour in years and playing Chicago for two nights. I had attended every NEARfest, but I also am about as big a Marillion fan as there is. So……what I ended up doing was. Friday night I drove to Chicago from Kalamazoo and caught the first Marillion show. I drove back to Kalamazoo after the show and got home about 3:00AM. I caught a 6:00AM flight out of Kalamazoo into Harrisburg Pennsylvania arriving around 11:00AM. I drove from Harrisburg to Bethlehem and was able to catch the 2nd band of the day at NEARfest that Saturday. In the end I got to see Marillion and about 70% of NEARfest. I was pretty burned out by the end of that weekend!

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    I remember that, Steve! Glad that you were able to do both. The things we do for music!

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    Quote Originally Posted by progmatist View Post
    During the 6 Degrees tour, Dream Theater came to town on my Mom's birthday. The band really should've checked the calendar and come on a more convenient day.
    Take your mom.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadow View Post
    Take your mom.
    I'm sure she'd appreciate it. In high school, she thought the sound of the stylus in the record groove was "loud."
    "Well my son, life is like a beanstalk, isn't it?"--Dalai Lama

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    I chose Bachir Attar & the Master Musicians of Jajouka over Boris, but I had bought tickets to both and assumed I would be able to do both. Boris were playing in a venue where the headliner rarely comes on before midnight but that time decided to do a rare early show and it was all over when I got there at 11:15pm. I did end up seeing Boris several years later, but had to travel to Toronto to do so since they never returned to Ottawa.

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    My brother & I were in Vegas one time & we were hell bent on seeing a show. The choices that night were Kiss/Aerosmith (MGM Grand arena) & Peter Frampton/Joe Bonamassa (Hard Rock). We ended up with 7th row seats to Frampton. Both bands just killed it. This was also a few months before Bob Mayo died.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dgtlman View Post
    My brother & I were in Vegas one time & we were hell bent on seeing a show. The choices that night were Kiss/Aerosmith (MGM Grand arena) & Peter Frampton/Joe Bonamassa (Hard Rock). We ended up with 7th row seats to Frampton. Both bands just killed it. This was also a few months before Bob Mayo died.
    Mentioning Vegas made me think of another one. We were in Laughlin Nevada. When we drove into town, we saw billboards for comedian Sam Kinison and another one for Jefferson Starship. Both were appearing on the same night. We decided to go to Jefferson Starship, which was a great outdoor show right on the shores of the Colorado river. After the show we were in the bar at one of the casinos and the guy sitting next to us was talking about the Sam Kinison show being cancelled. That was the night that Kinison died in a car accident a few miles out of town.

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    Two favorites of mine...The Moody Blues and Carole King.

    Back in 1979, I was living in Western Massachusetts having graduated from UMASS/Amherst a year earlier. The Moody Blues announced their new 1979 tour...first since 1972...and were going to play at the Springfield Civic Center a little over an hour away. I was overjoyed!! I had never got to see them before. Granted I wasn't too happy to learn that Mike Pinder was not touring with them, replaced by Patrick Moraz. He's an amazing player but not the right fit for The Moodies IMO.

    A few days before tix were to go on sale, Carole King announced she was playing a show in Boston the SAME night as The Moodies. I was so pissed as Boston was about 2 plus hours away and was very doable. She rarely toured. I chose The Moodies. Great show but Pinder was definitely missed!! Finally got to see King many years later when she and James Taylor toured together...awesome show!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by progcd54 View Post
    Two favorites of mine...The Moody Blues and Carole King.

    Back in 1979, I was living in Western Massachusetts having graduated from UMASS/Amherst a year earlier. The Moody Blues announced their new 1979 tour...first since 1972...and were going to play at the Springfield Civic Center a little over an hour away. I was overjoyed!! I had never got to see them before. Granted I wasn't too happy to learn that Mike Pinder was not touring with them, replaced by Patrick Moraz. He's an amazing player but not the right fit for The Moodies IMO.

    A few days before tix were to go on sale, Carole King announced she was playing a show in Boston the SAME night as The Moodies. I was so pissed as Boston was about 2 plus hours away and was very doable. She rarely toured. I chose The Moodies. Great show but Pinder was definitely missed!! Finally got to see King many years later when she and James Taylor toured together...awesome show!!!
    Interesting story. I wholeheartedly agree with you relative to Mike Pinders' value in contributing to the Moody Blues magical sound and mystique. He was as important as any of the members through his keyboard playing magnificence and song writing/crafting talent. I do agree that you made the right choice even though with Carole King opposite them it was a tough one. You still got to see them with Ray Thomas, so that was a plus. The Moodies are on my list of greatest concerts missed, even though I could have seen them during the classic seven album era. That would have been something.

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    Well, that's only common sense.
    If you had told me a few years ago I had the choice of either a band that is really weird and I don't get - Magma - or DT whom I've dug for years I'd have gone with DT. Not so much these days. I refuse to listen to anything new from them as The Astonishing was so awful my ears are still bleeding from that sonic tripe.

    I'd go see Magma. I'd be lost but I'd go see 'em.
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    1993: fish versus a rick wakeman solo show in hamburg. decided on the former – eventually got both because the latter (who hardly sold any tickets) was roped in as a fast track support act for the former!

    2005: OASIS vs. OCEANSIZE. not even debatable )

    and all those clashes on festival visits …

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    I wish we all had any band to choose from at this point.

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    I wish we all had any band to choose from at this point.
    Yes, I haven't been to a concert since the Hansford Rowe Trio on March 13th, and festivals as far out as October are already getting cancelled. For awhile I was keeping track of the cancelled shows I missed out on but it just became too depressing to continue.

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    The night before they closed NEARFest 2003, Camel played the Bottom Line in NYC. Since they are one of my favorite bands, me and two other friends decided to skip out in the middle of The Flower Kings' set to make the drive to NYC. Traffic delays made us get in near the end of the first show (they played two shows that night). We walked in during Lunar Sea and I was able to see them perform Ice (my favorite all-time instrumental song) for both shows.

    The other band I missed that night at NF: Magma.
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