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2006 front row for the Rolling Stones. Girl I went with actually caught a guitar pick.
 

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Not really "seats" per say, but definitely prime company. Backstage @ Hard Rock Calling 2012 (UK) in the Queens Garden, London, England.
See that gray hair gentleman, in the middle of the screen... Mr Jimmy Page. Not a bad way to watch your best friends open for SoundGarden on the main stage in front of 75,000 people.
 
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3 Days Grace, front row at the Conmodore.
Got absolutely destroyed, but man what a good time.
 

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Audioslave from box seats. Seeing Chris Cornell and Tom Morello do “I am the highway” live acoustic was something special, made a stadium feel like a living room.
 

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General Admission fighting my way to the front row for literally every band that ever meant anything to me. This was back in the 80's 90's where that **** was actually doable. Only time I ever feared for my life at a show like that was at SLAYER for the Reign in Blood Tour. I was a scrawny little 14 year old kid and that place was OUT OF HAND. When Tom Araya asked the crowd "Do you wanna die"? that place went f***ing nuts! It was terrifying. Still one of the best shows I've ever seen.
 

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9th row at Ozzy's Ultimate Sin tour in Tokyo. Hit Jake E. Lee with my brush :rolleyes::ROFLMAO:
 

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Touching the stage - J. Geils Band, circa 1971-2. The "Live Full House" setlist. I've seen just about every artist on my bucket list -- Stones, Allmans, SRV, Led Zep, BB King, Buddy Guy, Clapton, Jeff Beck, etc. -- and that JBG concert was as good as any. Fantastic live band, back in the day.
 
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General Admission fighting my way to the front row for literally every band that ever meant anything to me. This was back in the 80's 90's where that **** was actually doable. Only time I ever feared for my life at a show like that was at SLAYER for the Reign in Blood Tour. I was a scrawny little 14 year old kid and that place was OUT OF HAND. When Tom Araya asked the crowd "Do you wanna die"? that place went f***ing nuts! It was terrifying. Still one of the best shows I've ever seen.
I saw Slayer and Slipknot at the same show. I feared for my life. Lol
 

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I saw Slayer and Slipknot at the same show. I feared for my life. Lol
Yeah, they both put on a brutal show. Can't remember if they were both on the same Mayhem Fest bill or not but I've seen them both on the Mayhem fest, too. Just don't remember if they were on the same bill. I used to take my kids to Mayhem Fest every year so they all kinda run together. :LOL:
 

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9th row at Ozzy's Ultimate Sin tour in Tokyo. Hit Jake E. Lee with my brush :rolleyes::ROFLMAO:
Saw that same tour in Denver, CO. Metallica was opening on their Master of Puppets tour. Cliff Burton was killed a few months later. So glad I got to see him before he passed.
 

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We go to a lot of concerts at the casino venues, which are smaller and more intimate. Had front row seats for Boston, the B-52’s (twice), the Bangles, and Berlin. 5th row for Dwight Yoakam, 1st row for Little River Band.

At the B-52’s concert my friend’s kid had Fred Schneider give him the drumstick he used to play cowbell during Rock Lobster, and then the drummer gave him a pair of sticks at the end of the concert.
 

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I've been backstage or at the stage for quite a few great shows. As @robrandalgz mentioned, fighting for front row at GA shows was where it was at. So many great memories from shows like that. I've been given a beer by one of the guys in Blink 182 (just Blink then), had my hand stepped on by Gwen Stefani at a show in Santa Barbara, smoked with the Skatalites, held Richard Patrick's beer for him... just to name a few memorable times.

Man I miss shows.
 

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We go to a lot of concerts at the casino venues, which are smaller and more intimate. Had front row seats for Boston, the B-52’s (twice), the Bangles, and Berlin. 5th row for Dwight Yoakam, 1st row for Little River Band.

At the B-52’s concert my friend’s kid had Fred Schneider give him the drumstick he used to play cowbell during Rock Lobster, and then the drummer gave him a pair of sticks at the end of the concert.
Would have loved to see the Bangles. My band used to do a kick ass hard rock version of Hazy Shade of Winter (that guitar line was built for it). Always had a ton of respect for those ladies.
 

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Saw that same tour in Denver, CO. Metallica was opening on their Master of Puppets tour. Cliff Burton was killed a few months later. So glad I got to see him before he passed.
:cry:

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I just bought general admission tickets to see Testament, Exodus, and Death Angel in Tucson. I have a feeling my body is going to remind me that I'm too old for that "fight for the front row" **** but my head will be too stubborn and my old ass will be up there getting crushed (again). :LOL:
 

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Would have loved to see the Bangles. My band used to do a kick ass hard rock version of Hazy Shade of Winter (that guitar line was built for it). Always had a ton of respect for those ladies.
I can see where Hazy Shade of Winter could work for that.

And I was still as in love with Susanna Hoffs as I was back in the ‘80s! 😍
 

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Yeah, they both put on a brutal show. Can't remember if they were both on the same Mayhem Fest bill or not but I've seen them both on the Mayhem fest, too. Just don't remember if they were on the same bill. I used to take my kids to Mayhem Fest every year so they all kinda run together. :LOL:
I saw them at the Tattoo the Earth Festival like in 2000 or 2001. The headliner for that one show at Giants Stadium? Metallica. Also Sepeltura and Sevendust. Crazy show.
 

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I can see where Hazy Shade of Winter could work for that.

And I was still as in love with Susanna Hoffs as I was back in the ‘80s! 😍
Brother, that girl has been in the spank bank for decades. :cool:
 

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I saw them at the Tattoo the Earth Festival like in 2000 or 2001. The headliner for that one show at Giants Stadium? Metallica. Also Sepeltura and Sevendust. Crazy show.
Great lineup! I saw Sevendust open for Slayer in Casper, WY of all places. Only time I saw Sepultura was when they were sandwiched between Prong and Pantera at Red Rocks. I assumed there would be much of a pit at an amphitheater carved out of stone. I couldn't have been more wrong. :LOL:

Those f***ers were crazy! It was a blast. :LOL:
 

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I won tickets from Radio Margaritaville one year and was 2nd row center. I also saw a group called the iguanas spring break in Panama City, FL in ‘91 or ‘92 and we got there early and we were up by the stage. Jimmy Buffett was their label and he showed up and did 3 songs.
 

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I won tickets from Radio Margaritaville one year and was 2nd row center. I also saw a group called the iguanas spring break in Panama City, FL in ‘91 or ‘92 and we got there early and we were up by the stage. Jimmy Buffett was their label and he showed up and did 3 songs.
Still wanna see Jimmy........
 

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Still wanna see Jimmy........
You better hurry. He might be singing Maragaritaville from a wheel chair soon. He was “old” when I saw him in ‘92
 

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Weirdly, I have only ever been to a couple small concerts at community centers. Never a big show person, the crowds are a problem for me.

My best seats ever? In my senior year of high school my buddy had a band called the TireKickers play in his backyard while they were on a tour. Lounging around in the grass with my best friends, weeks before graduation, thinking life couldn't ever get any cooler than that moment. The band 6 feet in front of us playing for hours.

I miss that night so much.
 

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