Rhoads Expoles onto the Music Scene.........
Randy Rhoads was an unknown for
the first concert. The Blizzard Of OZ album had just been
released. We were absolutely blown away by Rhoads. Ozzy rocked
as expected. The second concert (Diary of a Madman) was at
Maple Leaf Gardens as well and it was quite impressive.
Van Halen High
energy concert with David Lee Roth as vocalist promoting the
First time was with David Lee
Roth. High energy concert (1984 Album). Eddie blew me away
with how much he moved. He was running all over the place,
jumping and sliding, while playing amazing guitar licks.
Guns 'n' Roses FRONT
ROW CENTER ($225/ticket) at Copps Colliseum in Hamilton
First time was at CNE
(Exhibition Place). Iron Maiden backed them up. It was pretty
heavy duty. The second time was FRONT ROW CENTER ($225/ticket)
at Copps Colliseum in Hamilton. They blew me away. They did an
acoustic/unplugged type of thing during the concert. They
brought out a couch and chairs on stage. They ordered a pizza
(ya, I am serious) and by the end of the acoustic set, it had
arrived. Being front row center made it seem like we were in a
basement with them for the acoustic section (with the couch
and chairs). It was a quite a bit louder than I have ever hear
in a basement though - LOL. During the second encore AXL got
hit with a lighter and walked off stage. The band finished
with Duff singing and then they threw down their instruments
(literally threw them down on the stage) and walked off. It
vocals lifted the roof off the place....
The first time was by accident
('extra ticket' type thing) at Maple Leaf Gardens. They blew
me away so much that when they came back, I took friends and
drove all the way to Hamilton :-)
Joe Satriani One of
the top guitarists in the world. Maybe number one. See the
voting section for details.
Saw him at a bar in Toronto,
Ontario, Canada. He blew me away. Toured with Steve Vai and
ahhhhh, the other guy. I forget his name now. Three of the top
guitarists in the world of rock n roll.
were just coming to prominence and blew away the audience in
Toronto, Canada, by pulling a fan up on stage to jam with
There were some
amazing stunts at the U2 concert. Bono did an amazing tribute
to his hometown friends who had overdosed and dyed from heroin
use. He sang 'Amazing Grace' (typically sung at funerals) with
no background music, while he draped himself in the Irish
Flag. This was a hugely emotional and brought the audience to
their feet. The audience was further amazed when bono pulled a
fan from the audience to jam with them. They did the tune 'knockin
on heaven's door' . I went to this concert on a whim. It was
the concert promoting the Joshua Tree album, so if you know
about U2, you will know that this was before they were very
popular. What a great decision. We got scalpers tickets for
cheap. The next time U2 came to town it was impossible to get
Pink Floyd They
crashed a plane into the stage. How do you top that!!!!!!!!!
Two of the best concerts I have
ever seen. They had a small WWII plane that was attached to a
cable and came zooming down and went behind the stage. There
was special effects to make it seem like the plane crashed
into the stage. It rocked. The second time I saw them was
totally awesome as well. The seats were well positioned to get
the full effect of the awesome light show and the incredible
Saw them twice. They rocked.
Saw them at Kingswood.
Saw them at Kingswood.
Maple Leaf Gardens. Neil Peart
blew me away
New Years Eve, Maple Leaf
Gardens (Saw other times)
Many Times. Amazing control of
the sounds from his guitar.
Loudest band I have ever seen in
a bar .. Joker's in Peterborough.
Sounded exactly like the album.
Best live sound I have heard.
Decided 4 hours before the
concert. It was a good decision.
Saw 2 of the final 3 concerts.
Does that make sense? LOL
Saw them with GNR at the CNE
concert described above.
Backed up GNR at the Copps
Phil Collins appeared as guest
drummer. He blew me away.