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1969 or 1970...
Burton Cummings and The Guess Who
I read the news today, oh boy .. ..
About a lucky man who made the grade
Bela Fleck and Chick Corea at the Wharton Centerin the spring of 2007 was as mindblowing as it sounds.
Front row, too. Damn.
Saw Wilco as well. That was a very good show.
February 14th, 1989 for the Elvis show. All acoustic show with Nick Lowe opening for him.
And the B'52s show was also a great show.
If you can do a half-assed job of anything, you're a one-eyed man in a kingdom of the blind.
- Kurt Vonnegut
The Von Bondies at The Union, though The Hard Lessons stole the show (absolutely killed it that night).
The Walkmen (at The Union, if I remember).
Junior Senior at Ericcson Kiva was a fun show.
Boys, I may not know much, but I know chicken shit from chicken salad. -- Lyndon Johnson
That was a good show. IIRC And They Will Know Us By The Trail of the Dead played campus that same fall.
My favorite was probably the Kings of Leon show at the Aud in 2008 or 9.
My first show was Bush with the Goo Goo Dolls and No Doubt at the Bres so that one holds a special place in my heart.
They did, unfortunately, I missed that one (one of those stupid weekends I decided to go home).
U2 Spartan Stadium
Wow!! you did it right!
JGB at Ricks in late 90's. Being 10 feet from Melvin as he belted out some sounds was awesome. A fun, laid back atmosphere.
U2 360 is an "event" I'm glad I didn't miss
Dave Matthews Band at tBres (Sept 96??) was the worst show I saw on campus. Drunk frat idiots booed and yelled "This sucks!! this isn't even your song!! Play something I know!!!!" when they started All Along the Watchtower :(
O.A.R. Played at the Aud around 2002. Most fun I've had at a show.
not gonna read this whole thread, but aerosmith and during one song joel perry's guitar got such incredible feedback that it permanently affected mine and my room mates hearing.
It was great. I started attending Hard Lessons shows fairly frequently as a result.
The Von Bondies were good too. Frankly, I probably spent 75% creepily staring at the redheaded bassist (picture below). Pawn Shoppe Heart is a great album, albeit the only Von Bondies album I own. I think I might listen to them now.
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Simon and Garfunkel at Jenison.
Kiss in 2000 at the Bres was cool but i'm going with SoulLive and DJ Logic in the Education building's small auditorium. Not more than 100 people in there. One of my all time favorites anywhere. I was also at U2 show in Spartan Stadium.
I was at that DEVO concert. They were selling DEVO flower pots in the lobby. Thought about it, but couldn't pull the trigger on a flowerpot.
I was at the 1972 concert at the Auditorium that had:
Quick Silver Messenger Service
Kickin myself for not seeing the Stones or U2. Maybe next time.
TOOL at Breslin sometime in the early 2000s can't remember the year.
Amazing no votes for when Beasties came in 92 and played their own instruments :)
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+1,000,000 for the reference of The Hard Lessons. Awesome local band
I definitely think I missed some good shows when I was there.
Just to throw out two more that no one else mentioned in this thread (not necessarily the best, but shows worth mentioning from my MSU days)
- Eminem in a "surprise" concert after the world premier of the movie 8 Mile at the Aud. Only did about 45 minutes, but kind of a cool event to have happen on the MSU campus.
-Bob Dylan at Breslin (I believe it was 2005). You could tell he was past his prime and he mumbles more than ever, but it was still a fun show and I had good company
And if the good Lord’s willin’,
I’m a keep on chillin’,
refillin’ and flyin’ high
I remember that he was trying to do standup but the drunks in the audience kept heckling him...So he just sang songs for the rest of the night. Great stuff.
J. Geils & Climax Blues Band at Jenison,,,,'73 I believe ??
I saw the Dylan show too. It was pretty bad. He just mumbled and played keyboards, but I felt like I had to see him once.
That being said, he's going on tour with Wilco AND My Morning Jacket as openers this summer. I wish I was in the States for a couple of those shows.
yeah, I was at that one. was gonna post it.
Todd Rundgren and the original Utopia show at the Auditorium - left a lifetime impression
Don McClean at Erickson Kiva
James Taylor at Jenison and later at Munn
Foreigner and The Doobie Brothers at Jenison (1977?). Had 2nd row seats for that one. Pat Simmons was right in front of me all night.
Elvis Costello/Nick Lowe acoustic concert at Auditorium
Elton John solo concert at Munn (with help from Ray Cooper)
.....yeah, I know I'm old....but I keep my mind fresh...
.....I was born to synthesize.....
If I remember right, I had seats on the floor for that show and they were dirt cheap ($25?) for such a big name. It also didn't hurt that the chick I was banging at the time was a big Dylan fan. I was like you though, I figured I should see him at some point in my life, even if he is way past his prime.
Honestly, whatever they're charging for the shows this summer is probably worth it just for Wilco and MMJ. Dylan is like an added throw in at this point in his career and I'd definitely recommend going if you like his music and haven't see him before
I am surprised that no one mentioned the following:
Bruce Springsteen and E street Band in MSU auditorium on the Born to Run tour in 1976??
or Peter Frampton (the tour that produced frampton comes alive) with Bob Seger as the opening act in the MSU Auditorium in ?????.
What is that, a Titleist? A hole in one...
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