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Anybody else seen an odd concert? (Strange Ronnie Milsap show)

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  1. NorthCarolinaLiberty

    NorthCarolinaLiberty MentalDefective

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    Maybe a better word is unusual. I went to see Ronnie Milsap recently. He sandwiched in a 25 minute power point biographical presentation between sets. It was interesting, but a little unexpected.

    He was a classically trained musician as a child at the blind school. His piano sounds great in person, but you wanted to hear more of it. :faint:Oh well.

    Anybody else seen an odd concert or performance?
     
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    gearjammer351 EnemyOfTheState

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    I'm not sure if this is what you're after, but as a teenager I saw Alice Cooper in concert. His on-stage antics were legendary back in the days before rap replaced metal as the 'horrible anti-social' music the kids were all listening to.
     

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    B.B. King routinely does a 5min. commercial for Viagra during his set. It is so blatant that they must be paying him for it.

    [add]Brian Wilson from the Beach Boys was really out of it. He couldn't carry on a conversation and stood up from the piano during a show and started wandering around the stage until someone came out and guided him back and sat him down.

    I saw Smashmouth get thrown off stage and out of the building by a major CEO in front of about 6k people.
     
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    Road Dog Senior Member Millennium Member

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    David Allan Coe. The opening act was somebody like "boxcar" Willie. The guy played for over an hour with train songs and yodeling. Coe comes on, plays for maybe 20 minutes, says thank you, does not come back for an encore, and then the stage lights turned on. I left right before a small riot started.
     
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    Friend of mine saw John Michael Montgomery once, said he couldn't remember words and the rest of the band had to keep pulling him back from falling off the front of the stage, he was so drunk.

    But I understand that's not so unusual, for JMM, anyhow...
     
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    Yep, saw Waylin Jennings back in the day. "Sang for 20 minutes left and didn't say hello, good bye but I wanted to say kiss my a**.
     
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    Don't forget that Ronnie Milsap is old. He needs time between songs! When I saw him, he didn't go into any powerpoint, but easily spent 5 minutes between songs reminiscing about his opening act comedian (who wasn't very funny).

    I recently saw BB King (his first show back after a couple canceled shows due to illness), and he blabbered on and on between songs. Again, he's old too :)
     
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    Way back when Kenny Rogers was at the height of his popularity, I elected to spend some hard earned money to treat my wife to one of his concerts.

    Crystal Gayle opened for him and put on a great show. Then Kenny came out and did about 20 minutes and then did about a 20 minute presentation of baby pictures (His boy had just recently been born.) He did about 10 more minutes and that was all. Really not much show at all.

    If it hadn't been for the great show put on by Crystal Gayle, I would have wanted my money back.
     
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    TSOL at the L.A. Street Scene right behind Parker Center during the mid 80s. The next act was some kind of latin band and TSOL ran over time. People waiting for the next band started throwing bottles and stuff down on all the punkers from a parking structure across from Parker Center which started a big fight. Mounted police cleared that place out in like 60 seconds flat. It was an amazing sight. It's funny how cops on horseback send previously belligerent bad asses running for their lives. :supergrin:
     
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    Not nearly as odd as some of the above, but...
    Back in very late 80s, maybe 1990, saw .38 Special, with NO opening act listed. Out walks this long-haired blonde guy who sits down at an organ, looks just like Gregg Allman. Sure enough, it was, and he wasn't even advertised... still don't know if he was 2nd banana for the whole tour or just happened to be nearby and in the mood for that one. Never had the pleasure of watching somebody's slide show or commercials.
     
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    Strangest was just the combination of acts. Went to an outdoor concert somewhere in the northern, lower peninsula of MI in the Summer of I think was '88. We were up there providing Medevac support to all the Reservists at Camp Grayling for the Summer. A couple of the local gals stopped by the airfield and invited us to come along.

    It was the Moody Blues revival tour and it was opened with the Beach Boys. Both were great shows, but it was a strange mix for sure.
     
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    Hey Hoser, <no pun intended> :whistling:

    Saw Great White the same way in 87-ish Pueblo, CO. 38 Special concert with GW opening. Bad part was after GW fired up the crowd with an excellent opener 38 was so trashed/stoned that I left 10 min into their part.
     
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    Strangest show I've ever seen was Crash Worship at a junkyard in Commerce City (outside of Denver). It was, to put it bluntly, insane.

    Besides the crazy tribal/industrial drumming music, there were fireworks exploding everywhere including in the audience. There was a guy dressed & fully painted in army green riding any army green bicycle loaded with a *****-ton of fireworks riding straight through the crowd with a thousand yard stare on his face.

    Later about 6 ripped guys brought out this "platter" and carried it through the crowd. On top of said platter was a half naked woman with tons of fresh fruit around her and she was handing it out to the audience :shocked:
     
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    Alice Cooper is awesome for sure:music:
     
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    NorthCarolinaLiberty MentalDefective

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    Thanks for the entertaining stories. Maybe the length of the Milsap show was not that bad, considering some of the posts here!

    I thought about age of the musician when seeing a similar artist last year. I've seen a couple of really long shows too, so maybe they just all balance out.
     
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    In this day and age when ticket prices are through the roof...I better get 100% of my moneys worth or I'm getting a refund. NO commercials or political BS.

    I saw Stevie Nicks in 98 in Dallas. Outside...100 degrees with Texas humidity...that girl put on the most awesome show I've EVER seen. She didn't hold back neither did her band. I was almost dead in the heat just watching. she was moving around and singing her butt off. Well worth the price.
     
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    saw ministry in the early 90"s they were throwing animal bones into the crowd
     
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    Back in 1984, Stevie Ray Vaughan opened for the Moody Blues. Odd mix of styles for sure.
     
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    I bought tickets to a Ford Trucks commercial once and a Toby Keith concert broke out in the middle of it.
     
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    Saw U2 open for .38 Special back in the day. Even then it was odd. I think it was thier first American tour. So back then it was mixing "new wave" with southern rock. Different.