Such a great post!! So much Fun to read!!
"So did I but most of those Classic bands are touring again."
Yes, that is true, but I would have loved to see them in their prime!
I have trouble getting to concerts now because of pain issues. The last one I went to, Butch Walker at the TLA on South Street in Philadelphia, 5 years ago. My sister took me in a wheelchair because I just had surgery the day before and. Oils barely stand, but I didn’t care, I wanted to go so bad! But We got right up front to the left of the stage too!
“My first biggie was Kiss and was so close I could feel the heat on my face from Gene’s fire breathing shenanigans. I had Paul blowing me kisses but all I could do was stare at that famous tongue of Simmons with his contorted face. It was then I realized I liked bad boys. LMAO!!!”
That is an amazingly cool story!! I love the part about loving bad boys!
“The rest are Floyd/Roger Waters The Wall tour. Ozzy, Def Leppard, Cheap Trick, Bob Seger and Ted Nugent.”
This is an excellent list, along with all of the others you mentioned! I would love to see a bunch of them!
“Most memorable? Which ties in with your memorabilia question. I took a friend in a wheelchair to see Cheap Trick. That section was right next to the stage on the left, stage level. I thought OMG this is great. Rick Nielson would flick his picks into the crowd and I wanted one. So when he came to our side he would pose for the camera. His little adjust the bow tie and tilt his head signature move. God I loved that. I reached out my gimme hand to him and he flicked it right at me. It hit the rail and fell to the floor below. The guy in the wheelchair next to me jumped up and over the rail to retrieve it. I and Rick watched in awe. Was it a miracle??? No the asshat was faking to get a good seat. We look back at each other and he puts up his wait a minute finger and grabs a whole handful and flings it over our section. I got about 5 of em and gave a couple to my friend. They go for quite a bit on ebay depending on the tour. My friend has since passed (too soon) from a rare form of MS. We were besties and miss her much but was glad I was able to take her to her last concert.”
I’m sorry about your friend. That is a great memory to have of her! I wasn’t a big Cheap Trick fan, or technically hadn’t really listened to them much until I saw them live! They were so amazing"
I can’t believe that dick head did that with the pick! It is possible that he does need a wheelchair to go to something like a concert due to pain or an illness. I was able to stand for a minute or two when I went to that Butch Walker show, but I couldn’t jump over a rail! Or get up very fast at all! I didn’t get up at all!! I didn’t want anyone to say I was faking it! Lol! But if that guy didn’t do it, you would not have that story or the picks! So, I guess it worked out all in all!!
Thank you for sharing your fun stories!!
@SessionDrummer I am sorry that I derailed your thread off the topic of Yestival! It’s still all music related, so I hope you don’t mind!