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#18 pop concert tickets

I wish I had kept more!

20130126-083242.jpgClockwise from top left . . .
Simply Red 1989, Joe Jackson 1986, U2 2006, George with Sydney Symphony 2003, Joe Jackson 1991, Sting 1988 and in the middle David Bowie 1983.

Tickets I didn’t keep?

The Angels, The Divinyls, Swanee 1982
Ricky Lee Jones 1985
Dire Straits 1986
Eurythmics ?1987
Billy Joel
Michael Jackson 1987
The Gypsy Kings

So, Pop-Rock concerts . . .

The Good! bliss, escape, beauty, Katie Noonan’s voice, captivating, poetic, holding hands, first date, magical, The State Theatre, overwhelming, light show during Eurythmics’ “Miracle of Love”, encores

The Bad! sore feet, ringing ears & hearing loss , pounding chest, guitar solos, breakup date, getting home, neck straining, The Sydney Entertainment Centre, hand clapping fatigue, encores

Any Good, Bad or Ugly memories to share?




6 comments on “#18 pop concert tickets

  1. David B
    January 25, 2013

    Rolling Stones 1995 – Keith Richards pumping out riffs that ground the marrow out of your bones. U2 1998 – Where the Streets Have No Name in the pouring rain, with a semi-naked lunatic climbing the light towers. U2 2006 – final number was Kite, with a kite flying out of the stadium to a crying guitar solo and a lone guy playing a Didge. U2 2010 – Vertigo turning the Olympic Stadium into a spinning club.

    • msiskirt
      January 25, 2013

      Wow – amazing memories! Except for the guitar solos, I think it must be a boy thing. Speaking of U2, a friend of mine went to see the (Rattle & Hum?) tour 6 times in 1989 and another 3 tours once . . . so 9 in total!

  2. harryipants
    January 25, 2013

    Pink Floyd, the greatest band in the world, filling minds and hearts with the thing that was them alone, unmatched before or since.
    Leonard Cohen, his magic words swirling in me for all time, a man you couldn’t help but love.
    Steve Poltz, the most under-rated muso on this or any other planet, in a mesmerising acoustic set in a little restaurant in Cronulla where hardly anyone knew who he was.
    And the Sydney pubs of the eighties, where for free or a couple of bucks you could be part of a history that won’t be repeated, provided by the likes of Hunters and Collectors, The Radiators, Midnight Oil, Cold Chisel, The Angels, INXS, The Church, Hoodoo Gurus, Moving Pictures, Spy v Spy, Rose Tattoo, Redgum, The Choirboys, Australian Crawl and a wealth of musical riches I’d be able to better remember if it wasn’t for all the… what was that stuff called again?
    And don’t get me started on the funny buggers, like Austen Tayshus, Kevin Bloody Wilson and Rodney Rude…

    • msiskirt
      January 26, 2013

      Lucky man! Hunters and Collectors . . . Say Goodbye makes me smile
      “Well just the other night I come home
      After three months of constant grind and travel
      And I went snivelling
      I went crawling around to my girlfriend’s house
      And she came down hard upon me
      And she ground her finger into my breastbone
      And she said
      She said: “You don’t make me feel… like I’m a woman… anymore”

  3. jumbledwriter
    January 26, 2013

    Concerts can be great when the audience knows when it is time to clap and when it is time to put away the voices and give the artist the silence and respect they deserve. That’s my only pet peeve.

    • msiskirt
      January 27, 2013

      Well put! Clapping in the wrong part of a ballet or classical piece can be very embarrassing too.

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