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defari

Best And Worst Live Gigs/groups & Why

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best: greenday (homebake brisbane - 2000 iirc) great set, then poured something flamable onto their guitars, drum kit etc, lit it on fire, trashed their equipment. Needless to say they were escorted off stage by security

worst: blink 182 big day out 2001 - played 2 or 3 songs in an hour set. talked about their penis' until eventually booed off stage (people started pegging shoes, bottles etc at them)

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Worst; Blues Traveller. Not sure what we were expecting, I was going to see John Popper on the mouth harp. The Metro was the venue and it was half full only but of really drunk country-men dancing, bumping into each other and then pushing each other. We lasted 2 or 3 songs.

My sister saw De La Soul for the 3 feet high tour, she said they were 2 hours late and then played for 40 mins. That would suck.

On the flip side, I saw De La Soul a few years ago for the 20th anniversary of 3 feet high and they toured with The Roots All Stars and it was amazing! Supported by Cut Chemist.

My favourite is probably seeing AC/DC's Black Ice tour at ANZ Stadium and not only for the women who lifted their tops. :woot::rolleyes:

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AC/DC with Bon Scott at the helm years ago at Wagga...........best ever!!!! [And I've seen them 3 times since]. Thats when they were dirty, brash, and loud.

Worst Lucinda Williams at the State Theatre 2010??.......my missus liked her and I really liked her Live at the Fillmore double CD [she reminded me of Neil Youngs Live Rust which was another great album]. Was that zonked out she could only just manage to stand up, and had to keep reading her lyrics from an auto cue. We felt like asking for our money back!!!!

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My sister saw De La Soul for the 3 feet high tour, she said they were 2 hours late and then played for 40 mins. That would suck.

On the flip side, I saw De La Soul a few years ago for the 20th anniversary of 3 feet high and they toured with The Roots All Stars and it was amazing! Supported by Cut Chemist.

Funny you should say this, I saw De La a few years ago and they came on early if anything (I missed the start of their set), played a short set and it was all wrapped up fairly early. I was very dissapointed. Would have loved to have seen De La/Roots/Cut Chemist, damn thats a line up!

I saw DJ Afrika Bambaataa the last time he came to Perth and the gig was straight up amazing! Best gig I've ever been too.

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Would have loved to have seen De La/Roots/Cut Chemist, damn thats a line up!

Cut chemist was mind blowing. He's nothing short of freakish.

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cut chemist / dj shadow @ powerhouse in Brisbane was awesome. entire set played on 7inch vinyl

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Best: rage against the machine at Adelaide big day out circa late 2000's.

Worst: Arctic monkeys at hordern pavilion few years ago when they went all soppy. It seemed like they didn't soundcheck beforehand very well and just sounded off.

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Im usually pretty selective about bands i go see. Usually its a rowdy or abusive crowd that spoils it.

Massive Attack at Sidney Myer Bowl. Had never been there before but sound wasnt bad, just open air is so hard to capture or sound effective. I paid $160 when tickets came out, no one was buying them so they dropped to $80.... Then $40. Was so pissed off.

The Horrors at Corner Hotel. Smaller venue, big sound and lots of smoke. Saw them again at The Forum and it just wasnt the same.

How To Dress Well at a short-lived venue in Brunswick. Came on stage drunk, polishing off the remains of a bottle of Jack, abused the sound guys any chance he could get as there was lots of feedback. Decent gig but super awkward between songs.

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Not so much a gig but I've been going to "One Day Sundays", it's basically a cool Sunday sesh buy Sydney hip hop collective "One Day", always a few cool hip hop DJs on the decks and they go around the country doing Sunday sessions in major cities. If you can get to one, do it. They are really great.

http://rosemounthotel.com.au/event/one-day-sunday-4/

https://www.facebook.com/onedayers/

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