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  1. Subscriberdivegeester
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    22 May '15 19:48
    I posted this elsewhere, but thought it may work in here too.

    You can go to one gig before you die. This gig can be imaginary, real, past, present or future. Who, when and why? For me it would be Led Zeppelin in 1975, at Earls Court.

    It is widely accepted that while the gigs from the 1973 Madison Square Garden featured on the the double live album "The Song Remains The Same" are the most well known of the broadcasted Zep gigs, the Vintage 1975 stuff was the band at their live peak and importantly feature songs from the brilliant album "Physical Graffiti".

    I think that after this live and recording period the band not so much went into decline, but certainly went off the boil.
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    I responded "elsewhere".
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    Woodstock.
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    Originally posted by SJ247
    Woodstock.
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    22 May '15 21:151 edit
    Sorry, but "gigs" are where musicians go to play and get paid to play. A "gig" is a musician's job for the night, not a performance a non-musician pays to see. You can't appropriate the musician's lingo to talk about something you paid to see, it just doesn't make sense.

    When you pay to see a musician play, that's called a "concert". It may be just another "gig" for him, but it's not a "gig" for you. You're not getting paid to perform. He is.
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    22 May '15 21:22
    All that said, I'm probably going to go see Jason Bonham at a local indian casino on the 29th. If I don't get the 29th off from work, I'm going to have to "road trip" to Laughlin to see him the next night.

    He and his band are supposed to perform Led Zeppelin I and II in their entirety, plus other Zep hits. I never got the chance to see Led Zeppelin, so maybe this is the next best thing. When they broke up in 1980 following John Bonham's death, I was only 3.
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    22 May '15 21:26
    Originally posted by Suzianne
    Sorry, but "gigs" are where musicians go to play and get paid to play. A "gig" is a musician's job for the night, not a performance a non-musician pays to see. You can't appropriate the musician's lingo to talk about something you paid to see, it just doesn't make sense.

    When you pay to see a musician play, that's called a "concert". It may be just an ...[text shortened]... "gig" for him, but it's not a "gig" for you. You're not getting paid to perform. He is.
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    Queen at Live Aid. I could die peacefully after that.
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    22 May '15 21:29
    Originally posted by Suzianne
    All that said, I'm probably going to go see Jason Bonham at a local indian casino on the 29th. If I don't get the 29th off from work, I'm going to have to "road trip" to Laughlin to see him the next night.

    He and his band are supposed to perform Led Zeppelin I and II in their entirety, plus other Zep hits. I never got the chance to see Led Zeppelin, so ...[text shortened]... is the next best thing. When they broke up in 1980 following John Bonham's death, I was only 3.
    What's an Indian casino? Nevermind, give me a shout and I'll meet you there.
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    Originally posted by Great King Rat
    Queen at Live Aid. I could die peacefully after that.
    I hear you.
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    23 May '15 16:42
    Led Zep live--good choice. I saw them in San Francisco Kezar stadium in 1973. Awesome.
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    PS Just saw Mark Knopfler and band in Zurich. Great show. Highly recommended for any MK / Dire Straights fans to catch the rest of the tour.
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    Originally posted by moonbus
    PS Just saw Mark Knopfler and band in Zurich. Great show. Highly recommended for any MK / Dire Straights fans to catch the rest of the tour.
    Hi

    Big MK fan

    However, I suspect that he played a lot of his latest album?

    Nothing against that, it has just aged a bit, like Mark. I LOVE his energy and attack on the first 3 Dire Straits albums. As a guess, he only played 'Sultans' from them?
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    Originally posted by moonbus
    PS Just saw Mark Knopfler and band in Zurich. Great show. Highly recommended for any MK / Dire Straights fans to catch the rest of the tour.
    I've listened to the Manchester gig and the Dublin gig and enjoyed them. But I am baffled by how some people I know are collecting recordings of the whole tour when the set lists are virtually identical night after night and there is almost nothing improvised or different aside from some variations in the longer guitar solos. The band and the material purrs like a cruising Rolls Royce though.
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    Originally posted by st dominics preview
    Hi

    Big MK fan

    However, I suspect that he played a lot of his latest album?

    Nothing against that, it has just aged a bit, like Mark. I LOVE his energy and attack on the first 3 Dire Straits albums. As a guess, he only played 'Sultans' from them?
    Mark Knopfler - Dublin 2015-05-15

    Broken Bones
    Corned Beef City
    Privateering
    Father and Son
    Hill Farmer's Blues
    Kingdom of Gold (with Ruth Moody on backing vocals)
    Skydiver (with Ruth Moody on backing vocals)
    Laughs and Jokes and Drinks and Smokes (live premiere)
    I Used to Could (Nigel Hitchcock on sax)
    Romeo and Juliet (Dire Straits song) (Nigel Hitchcock on sax)
    Sultans of Swing (Dire Straits song)
    Mighty Man
    Postcards from Paraguay
    Marbletown
    Speedway at Nazareth
    Telegraph Road (Dire Straits song)
    Encore:
    So Far Away (Dire Straits song)
    Our Shangri-La
    Wherever I Go (with Ruth Moody on vocals and… more )
    Going Home: Theme from Local Hero (Nigel Hitchcock on sax)



    Mark Knopfler - 2015-05-16 - Manchester

    Broken Bones
    Corned Beef City
    Privateering
    Father and Son
    Hill Farmer's Blues
    Kingdom of Gold (with Ruth Moody on backing vocals)
    Skydiver (with Ruth Moody on backing vocals)
    Laughs and Jokes and Drinks and Smokes
    I Used to Could (Nigel Hitchcock on sax)
    Romeo and Juliet (Dire Straits song) (Nigel Hitchcock on sax)
    Sultans of Swing (Dire Straits song)
    Mighty Man
    Postcards from Paraguay
    Marbletown
    Speedway at Nazareth
    Telegraph Road (Dire Straits song)
    Encore:
    So Far Away (Dire Straits song)
    Our Shangri-La
    Wherever I Go (with Ruth Moody on vocals and… more )
    Going Home: Theme from Local Hero
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