Worst rock concert you've ever been to?

romanianreaper

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ClintN667":3g6oyj6r said:
spacebard":3g6oyj6r said:
Manowar, boring as hell


my ex guitar teacher was their guitarists until he got caught with child porn about a year and a half ago. When I was getting his info I asked what band did he play for and he said Manowar. I almost cancelled right then. I remember seeing Manowar ads in magazines when I was a kid. I thought they were some brutal band and then when I first heard them I was immediately not a fan.

I remember years ago when that drummer from Judas Priest got busted for some child molestation or porn thing. The new drummer is way better anyway but still sucks.
 

RaceU4her

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romanianreaper":2598y35u said:
One of my favorite bands is Metallica. I saw them on the Black Album tour and Hardwired tour. Both times it just wasn't inspiring and the sound was mediocre. Sucks because my friend and I wanted, in his words, our faces torn off.



i saw them at giant stadium with Slipknot, Slayer and a bunch others... they did not sound very good especially after those bands.
 

sytharnia1560

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alan67":3e5hoizd said:
Ozzy around 91-92 in Hawaii - came out and did like 3 songs, sounded like crap, left the stage and Aldridge did like a 20 minute drum solo- came back out and made some utterances on top of the music for awhile and called it a night....it blew

Tommy Aldridge in Ozzy's band in 91-92 ... I think you are getting your drummers mixed up
 

VH4_BigRig

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The Black Keys at Bluesfest, sometime around 2013? The sound was god awful, you know it's bad when there aren't many guys on stage but the entire crowd is chanting "turn it up, turn it up." My best friend was so pissed he actually left mid set, lol. I held out hoping it would get fixed, but nope. It seemed like either the sound crew or the festival crew were probably to blame, but who knows. Not sure if I'll bother going to see them anymore anyway, I've kind of lost interest...

A runner up was Cradle of Filth at Rockfest in 2016 or so. Man, that singer sounded so f**king annoying. I couldn't fathom how people could voluntarily listen to that sh*t. Pretty rare for me to say that about a metal band, because I usually don't care (being focused on the guitar and drums), but that was like having a turd shoved in your ear, lol.

Cheers!
 

alan67

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sytharnia1560":nyfy133u said:
alan67":nyfy133u said:
Ozzy around 91-92 in Hawaii - came out and did like 3 songs, sounded like crap, left the stage and Aldridge did like a 20 minute drum solo- came back out and made some utterances on top of the music for awhile and called it a night....it blew

Tommy Aldridge in Ozzy's band in 91-92 ... I think you are getting your drummers mixed up


I guess I didn't care enough to even remember. So who was it?
 

guitarmike

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The worst was Y&T with Mamma’s Boys and Lita Ford opening for them. It was at the Eagle’s Club in Milwaukee, sometime around 1987-88. The wife went with me and we had to leave a couple songs into Y&T’s set as it was way beyond loud, it was unbearable. I’d been going to concerts for 10 years by then and that was the first time I walked out of a band I wanted to see.

We saw Boston when Michael Sweet was in the band. When they kept the songs under 6-8 minutes it was good, unfortunately they thought it was the 1970’s and every song became a jam session. People were walking out in the middle of their set as though the show was over, we almost made to the end.....

Being a seasoned metalhead I don’t really get into screamo, it’s just not my thing. Suicide silence opened for Megadeth (I think), and while I did not care for the music it was one of the funniest shows I’ve ever seen. The singer/screamer had this look on his face, I swear all he kept screaming is “Hurry up, I gotta take a sh*t!” :LOL: :LOL:
 

romanianreaper

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sytharnia1560":1nn83bzl said:
alan67":1nn83bzl said:
Ozzy around 91-92 in Hawaii - came out and did like 3 songs, sounded like crap, left the stage and Aldridge did like a 20 minute drum solo- came back out and made some utterances on top of the music for awhile and called it a night....it blew

Tommy Aldridge in Ozzy's band in 91-92 ... I think you are getting your drummers mixed up

Yeah, that timeframe would have been Randy Castillo
 

romanianreaper

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VH4_BigRig":3wbkre7c said:
Pretty rare for me to say that about a metal band, because I usually don't care (being focused on the guitar and drums), but that was like having a turd shoved in your ear, lol.

Cheers!

:LOL: :LOL: :LOL: :LOL: :LOL: :LOL:
 

jabps

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In a rock context -

Metallica twice. Once on one of the shed tours and once on the tour where the stage was in the middle...I honestly don't remember the years. Maybe the first one was '94 ish and the second time '97. Terrible both times although the production was cool the second time I saw them.
 

alan67

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romanianreaper":1ysevagy said:
sytharnia1560":1ysevagy said:
alan67":1ysevagy said:
Ozzy around 91-92 in Hawaii - came out and did like 3 songs, sounded like crap, left the stage and Aldridge did like a 20 minute drum solo- came back out and made some utterances on top of the music for awhile and called it a night....it blew

Tommy Aldridge in Ozzy's band in 91-92 ... I think you are getting your drummers mixed up

Yeah, that timeframe would have been Randy Castillo

Gotcha - didn't realize that he played on Ultimate Sin as well- the last Ozzy album I bought. So it had to be the No More Tears Tour - didn't much matter though :aww:

Forgot an honorable mention: saw Quiet Riot at a small venue around the same time, maybe just before, and the entire sound was so drowned in delay and reverb that the songs were unrecognizable; we left after 20 minutes.
 

romanianreaper

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alan67":2qmdavc8 said:
romanianreaper":2qmdavc8 said:
sytharnia1560":2qmdavc8 said:
alan67":2qmdavc8 said:
Ozzy around 91-92 in Hawaii - came out and did like 3 songs, sounded like crap, left the stage and Aldridge did like a 20 minute drum solo- came back out and made some utterances on top of the music for awhile and called it a night....it blew

Tommy Aldridge in Ozzy's band in 91-92 ... I think you are getting your drummers mixed up

Yeah, that timeframe would have been Randy Castillo

Gotcha - didn't realize that he played on Ultimate Sin as well- the last Ozzy album I bought. So it had to be the No More Tears Tour - didn't much matter though :aww:

Forgot an honorable mention: saw Quiet Riot at a small venue around the same time, maybe just before, and the entire sound was so drowned in delay and reverb that the songs were unrecognizable; we left after 20 minutes.

Trust me, I only knew that because I geek out on that stuff. LOL!!!

Randy actually joined Motley Crue for the "New Tattoo" record but that is when he got cancer and was replaced by Sam Mahoney (I think that is her name). He was in Lita Ford's band early in her career too. That guy was everywhere. :)
 

RevDrucifer

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Tool at Boston Calling a few years back. You couldn’t hear the band at all, it was so quiet. That’s not music meant to enjoyed quietly in a live setting, that’s for sure.

Dokken opening for Queensryche a few months before that Tool show. Don was just horrid and whenever the other guys would step up for “Harmonies” it just got worse. That was easily the worst live singing I’ve ever seen and I’ve played a hell of a lot of local shows with guys who think they’re singers (me being one of them at one point).

Zakk Wylde doing an acoustic set. It was my first time seeing Zakk, been a fan for the majority of my life and I was pretty anxious. Was hoping for a night reminiscent of that vid of him doing “Machine Gun Man”, what I got was him plugged into his fucking pedalboard, full on distortion and a wah pedal just noodling away. That was the last time I remember having a cold and when I sneezed I just left. It was bad enough without me sneezing around a bunch of people.

Thankfully, I saw him with Ozzy about 3 years ago and it was KILLER.
 

gtrwun

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Metallica for me. Sacramento Cal Expo outdoor show on the Justice tour. I think Guns and Roses played too? Not sure. Great White opened and was better than both honestly. I was never a Metallica fan and all I can remember is the constant droning of an E minor chord. Every fucking song was in E. Ugghh. So boring.

I’m pretty sure I’m mixing up several different shows here regarding the lineup? More likely it was Faith No More on tour with them.
 

JerEvil

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Motley Crue TWICE here in Vegas. Just awful. Mostly Vince killing it for me but terrible all around.
 
Zakk and the Black Label Society opening for Ozzy.

This was my first show ever and I thought:
Is this shity sound a rock concert?
Korn came after, despite i don't give a shit for the band, they Killed it. The sound was amazing.

Ozzy arrived with some playback after, but the man is a showman and i liked and the band sounded very good.
So, just the BLS sucked hard.
 
Marilyn Manson headlining over Bleeding Through and Slayer. BT and Slayer were great, MM sounded like a warped cassette. We left 3 songs into their set.
 

UltraGary

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Purpleibby":3p82uvlo said:
UltraGary":3p82uvlo said:
Pearl Jam at the Forum in (I think) '98. They took themselves sooooo serious, to the point of boredom. We left 1/2way through their set to avoid sleeping. X opened up and were fking great!


They suck anyway, so I'm not surprised....commie rock.


Yea, I didn't mention that I've never been a Pearl Jam fan since it'd make my impression of their show rather predictable. :LOL: :LOL: In the world of free tickets...sometimes you win, sometimes notsomuch..
 
RevDrucifer":3kal9s85 said:
Zakk Wylde doing an acoustic set. It was my first time seeing Zakk, been a fan for the majority of my life and I was pretty anxious. Was hoping for a night reminiscent of that vid of him doing “Machine Gun Man”, what I got was him plugged into his fucking pedalboard, full on distortion and a wah pedal just noodling away. That was the last time I remember having a cold and when I sneezed I just left. It was bad enough without me sneezing around a bunch of people.

Thankfully, I saw him with Ozzy about 3 years ago and it was KILLER.

I saw one of those acoustic shows.

I don't think it counts as an acoustic set when your acoustic has an EMG and you're running it through a pedalboard, sounding exactly like you do on electric. It was pretty cool to hear the old P&G songs but it was not was it could have been. Same with the Book of Shadows tour he did.

I don't even bother to go to BLS shows anymore. Big fan, but it's the same set every time and it's never the shit I wanna hear. I did see Zakk Sabbath last summer though and it ripped my motherfucking head off. That was a show.
 

dirtyfunkg

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155":1kzwwj22 said:
mastadon, complete shit sound, sloppy playing not a good thing to say about it...

FWIW, I saw Mastodon on The Hunter tour in 2011 or 2012 and it was terrible. Truly terrible.

I saw them again in 2018 opening for Primus, then last year again opening for Coheed & Cambria.

I gotta say it... Mastodon is now one of the best live bands out there. They put on a CLINIC on how to play a metal show. Super tight, singers on key, everything.

I really think that Brent and Bill switching to modelers has made a huge difference. Super clear sound but still raw. They did the whole Crack the Skye album last year and, dude... wow.

I also think they sobered up which helps a lot with the playing.
 
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