cardia10, on 15 May 2018 - 01:54 PM, said:
Only 1 ever, Ronnie Milsap.
My wife and I saw Ronnie Milsap a few months ago with TG Shepard. I had never heard of either until I met my wife, I just dont like country music. She wanted to go, her dad liked Milsap, so I bought her tickets for her birthday. TG Shepard played first, was ok. Milsap took the stage, played one full song, then started in on some weird mashup where he basically played 1 verse from all of his popular songs run together in one. We left after about the 5th different verse. I wouldnt spend another dime on that one. Not my crowd, not my kind of venue, ad the music sucked.
Saw Rage Against The Machine at the Summit in Houston (now a mega church for Joel Osteen) back just after I graduated high school. Still in my top 5 favorite bands. Saw Fuel a couple of months ago at a little dive bar in a tiny town on the water south of Houston. That was a weird show. Some of the local opener bands were good, most were mediocre, and the singer for Fuel looked like he had the flu. We left after we heard the 2-3 songs we wanted to hear.
Saw Ted Nugent once. If I never saw that arrogant *****'s face again, I'd be good with that. My buddy was in a band sponsored by Bud Light, who was also on of Ted's sponsors. They opened for him at the Strawberry Festival in Pasadena, TX several years ago. They were supposed to have an hour set before he was scheduled to go on. They had their tour bus parked where the event hosts told them to park it, and when he pulled his bus in, he sent one of his cronies out and told them they needed to get their bus out of the way so his friends could park there. They ended up having to move to the main parking lot. They got on stage, and literally 10 minutes into their set, that same guy that told them to move their bus walked out on stage with them, mid song, and told them they needed to finish up and get there sh** off the stage because "Mr Nugent is ready to play". I was never really a fan of his before, and I wouldn't pi$$ on him if his guts were on fire now. They were an up and coming band, trying to make it, and there was a lot of press around this show because of Nugent, and he took their opportunity to showcase their talent before they really got started with their show.
I was never a big concert goer until my current wife. I had seen a few random shows here and there up until a few years ago. Saw ZZ Top at the rodeo, Metallica, Kid Rock, Korn, System of a Down and Powerman 5000 on the Summer Sanatarium Tour back in late 90's early 2000's in Dallas, Incubus at the Woodlands Pavillion, and a few random shows I dont remember. Since I've been with her, I've seen (at one show, Buzzfest in Houston) Breaking Benjamin (my favorite of the bunch at that show), Filter, Godsmack, Highly Suspect, P.O.D, Red Sun Rising, PVRIS, Toadies, Missio, and a few bands I'd never heard of. Another show by the same station had Chevelle, Blue October, 10 years, Missio and a band I've never heard of called Dinosaur Pile-up. I went specifically for Chevelle, but unfortunately we had to leave about 3 songs into their set. My wife still owes me a chevelle show. Saw Guns n Roses with Skrillex in 2016 (weird combination, but I dug it).
My step-daughter has a favorite band that hasnt made it big yet. They're one of these new modern alternative bands based out of California called Night Riots. Not exactly my style of music, but better than country, lol. First time I saw them they were on tour with The Killers and The Hunna. Had never heard any of them, but ended up liking all 3. Then it was Andrew McMahon. Still not a huge fan, but he has a good story and does a lot of good charity work. Last time the headliner was All Time Low, again, not my style but not horrible. We have followed them all over the place, from Houston to Dallas, Austin, San Diego, Anaheim. They have been to see them (before I met them) outside of San Fran and a couple of other places. We've kind of gotten to know them over the years. They're all really nice guys, and they're plenty talented, but they just havent had the exposure. They typically play House of Blue's style venues. I've heard one of their songs twice on Sirius on the Alt Nation station. They're coming to Houston tonight and we're going to see them, again. Last time they came to Houston, we got them 3 rooms at the Hilton Americas in downtown, and had lunch with them at the Pappasito's the next day before they left for their next show.
Of all those shows, my favorite was last year. We saw Volbeat and Avenged Sevenfold, with Metallica as the headliner. Volbeat and Metallica are two of my favorite bands, and while Avenged Sevenfold isnt even in my top 10, they were good live. Volbeat was one of the best live performances I've seen, behind Metallica and Breaking Benjamin. Breaking Benjamin was never really on my radar (had heard a lot of their songs, but never made it a point to listen to them), but after seeing them live, I really liked them. Their stage presence and the performance were phenomenal. Much better than what I was expecting from just hearing their music. Highly suspect is a band that I love their music, but the singer is a ******. He gave an interview before their set, and the way he handled himself kind of turned me off to them a little, then when they came out on stage they immediately started with some political statement and a song about it that no one has ever heard, and it just changed my perspective on them a bit. I still like their music, but doubt I would see them live again.
Edited by bigred90gt, 06 June 2018 - 12:50 PM.