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Buzz In: What Has Been Your Favorite Concert?

Tori Amos made a cameo in Oakland last night for the third stop on her Sinful Attraction tour, and I was one of the many in attendance. It wasn't the first time I had seen her, but it had been a while. Let me tell you, Tori is still in fine form. Wonderfully weird in her redhair flips and piano-stool straddles, she wowed the crowd with her improvisations and Britney Spears covers. There's simply no denying this woman is talented.

Both last night's concert and the one I'd attended before rank high on my list of favorite concerts ever. I've also had amazing experiences with Garbage, Fiona Apple, Andrew Bird, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and Radiohead, to name a few.

Have you seen Tori before? Does she make your cut? What has been you favorite concert experience, and what made it so memorable?

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Daisy-Duke Daisy-Duke 7 years
I have to say, as a teen, *NSYNC was the most fun, because they put on such a good show and could dance, and I always was able to score close seats. But most recently, and this is going a full 180 here, Metallica last December! I was in the very front row and could almost touch my favorite singer, James. I felt like a '60's Beatles fan and got teared up.
californiagirlx7 californiagirlx7 7 years
I really enjoyed Britney's "Dream within a Dream" tour, as well as the Circus tour that she is doing right now. Her shows are always so theatric and epic. I also had a good time when I saw N'SYNC on their No Strings Attached tour when I went back in middle school. The Yeah Yeah Yeahs also put on an amazing show...
PrincessLtrain PrincessLtrain 7 years
No Doubt, Rock Steady tour in Long Beach, CA. Garbage opened for them and nothing beats the ND energy. It was the same concert that supplied footage for the tour DVD. If I slow it down and zoom in, there I am!
makeupmonkey makeupmonkey 7 years
My fiance and I saw Maxwell in concert a few weeks ago and he was amazing. Not only is he a wonderfully talented singer, he puts on a great show. It was definitely one of the best concerts I've attended.
equestriennechic equestriennechic 7 years
Billy Currington. I was in the front row and personally got an autograph after the show!
buckley9383 buckley9383 7 years
The Pixes! When they reunited a few years ago! It was an awesome show full of 1st and 2nd generation fans. It was VERY Very cool...
proteanlives proteanlives 7 years
Pavement! I've seen them many times, but probably my favorite was at Loeb Student Center in 1997 ish. It was 1997 or 1998. After that it would have to be Doug Martsch showing up in a surprise visit at a Dub Narcotic Sound System show and playing Virginia Reel Around the Fountain. Those are two very special moments.
redchick152 redchick152 7 years was my 1st concert and conveniently in my hometown....right after make yourself came out and they played TONS of old songs...heaven. a close second would be taking back sunday and fallout boy (maybe about 1 year b4 FOB became so popular). the place was SOO small and intimate. i got to meet all the TBS guys and then we were walking around the parking lot and ran into FOB's drummer, Andy...he was sooo nice!
The-City-Girl The-City-Girl 7 years
Coldplay last night!! It was at an outdoor amphitheatre and I was in a general seating area ("Lawn") that holds 15,500 people, and yet when they came up to do a set in the crowd, it was literally RIGHT NEXT TO ME. Not exaggerating--5 feet away :-) So because of that little stroke of fortune, there's no way another concert could compare, hehe. Singing Billie Jean as a tribute: (the picture looks farther than it was :-/)
beingtazim beingtazim 7 years
i actually went from Calgary to Vancouver to see Tori with Rufus Wainwright for the Strange Little Girls tour in 2001! My favorite concerts: Jens Lekman Belle & Sebastian Neko Case Aimee Mann I am seeing Final Fantasy in September and i'm sure it will be really great, too.
Michelann Michelann 7 years
Incubus was great too!
Michelann Michelann 7 years
Fionna Apple. I also really enjoyed Norah Jones, Kings of Leon, and Muse.
soupie soupie 7 years
Coldplay hands down best concert experience I've ever had!
fashion4ward fashion4ward 7 years
I saw Kings of Leon 2 months ago. They were so, so great. I was supposed to (finally) see Aerosmith yesterday, but the show was cancelled.
Monique-Marie427757 Monique-Marie427757 7 years
Alice Cooper, I will be seeing him for the second time in August and this time I get to meet him!
shmoo15 shmoo15 7 years
Jenny Lewis. Hands down. Awesome.
RyanRachelFan RyanRachelFan 7 years
I saw TIM CHRISTENSEN (former front figure in Dizzy Mizz Lizzy) at the Roskilde Festival. He got the whole tent jumpin' and he even sang some of the great Dizzy Mizz Lizzy hits. You should check out the music if you like rock mixed with emotion.
Sarahab145 Sarahab145 7 years
Coldplay. I sat out on the lawn and it rained throughout the entire concert. my clothes and the the sheets on the ground were entirely soaked through. but somehow it made the concert more fun. and coldplay gave everyone a free cd
Juiceee Juiceee 7 years
EkaterinaBallerina EkaterinaBallerina 7 years
I'm seeing Tori in August in NYC. I'm soooo excited for it. I saw Kings of Leon earlier this year and they were pretty great. Seeing them again in September. But what I'm most excited for is the Bruce Springsteen concert I scored tickets for in October. It's going to be great. Last concert at Giants Stadium!
LOVErickii LOVErickii 7 years
jason mraz. 2008. just before his we sing we dance we steal things album came out. the theatre was small enough to be intimate. I only knew a few of his songs, I fell in love with his music that night. his music just doesn't translate the magic that happens live & his CDs are pretty fantastic!!
Briandiesel Briandiesel 7 years
Britneys Dream Within A Dream - she was in her element at that time with Slave and all that. Plus I had seats that were unbelievable and got sweated on 3 times. lol :) I also loved the Christina Aguilera & JT concert back in 01- was incredible amount of talent on the stage for over 2 hours. NKOTB - pure camp but it was a blast!
Symphonee Symphonee 7 years
Jill Scott - The Real Thing tour. No fancy dancing or pyrotechnics. Just fabulous songs, great musicians, and awe inspiring vocals
skigurl skigurl 7 years
Wyclef probably but i have a lot
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