Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Top 13 Concerts

My friend Dave (aka Lefty, aka Nubs) asked me to put together a top 13 list of the best concerts that I have been to. Having been going to shows for a few decades, I had a lot to work with so coming up with a list of just the top 13 proved to be quite difficult. But without further fanfare, here is my top 13 concert list, listed in chronological order by the date of the concert. I have also included where the concert was located and (as much as I can remember) the band or bands that opened for the main act.

1.  The Cult
Year: 1990
Venue: Lloyd Noble Center, Norman, Oklahoma
Opening Bands: Bonham, Tora Tora

2.  Ice T / Body Count
Year: 1992
Venue: Rock City Cafe, Oklahoma City
Opening Bands: can't remember

3.  Anthrax/Public Enemy
Year: 1994
Venue: Myriad, Oklahoma City
Opening Bands: Primus

4.  Bad Religion
Year: 1996
Venue: Dallas, Texas (can't remember the actual venue, somewhere in Deep Ellum)
Opening Bands: Dancehall Crashers, Unwritten Law

5.  Agent Orange
Year: 1998
Venue: Blue Moon, Fairbanks, Alaska
Opening Bands: don't remember

6.  Pulpit Red
Year: 2000
Venue: Rock n Bowl, Oklahoma City
Opening Bands: don't remember

7.  Same Day Service
Year: 2000
Venue: Norman, Oklahoma (don't remember the venue)
Opening Bands: don't remember

8.  Stephen Egerton
Year: 2010
Venue: Conservatory, Oklahoma City
Opening Bands: Drag the River, Scott Reynolds, Euclid Crash

9.  Green Day
Year: 2010
Venue: American Airlines Center, Dallas, TX
Opening Bands: can't remember, I think it was Avail

10.  Smoking Popes
Year: 2011
Venue: Conservatory, Oklahoma City
Opening Bands: don't remember

11.  Descendents
Year: 2012
Venue: Riot Fest, Dallas, TX
Opening Bands: Rise Against, NOFX, The Gaslight Anthem, Teenage Bottlerocket, bunch of other bands.

12.  Teenage Bottlerocket
Year: 2012
Venue: Conservatory, Oklahoma City
Opening Bands: don't remember

13.  Off With Their Heads
Year: 2013
Venue: Conservatory, Oklahoma City
Opening Bands: The Easy Lovers, Masked Intruder, Teenage Bottlerocket

Honorable Mentions:

Helmet
Year: 1994
Venue: Oklahoma State Fairgrounds, Oklahoma City
Opening Bands: don't remember

Naked Aggression
Year: 1996
Venue: some club in Deep Ellum, Dallas, TX
Opening Bands: don't remember

The Donnas
Year: 2000
Venue: VZDs, Oklahoma City
Opening Bands: don't remember

ALL
Year: 2002
Venue: The Green Door, Oklahoma City
Opening Bands: don't remember

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