Do you still rave about that one mind-blowing concert you were at back in 1984? Or 1976? Or 1993? I still regularly boast to anyone who will listen about a Blue Oyster Cult concert I experienced many, many years ago. It was a life changing event for me. It wasnâ€™t just the music that etched itself into my mind. BOC was great that night, but it was the EVENT! It was my first trip to Alpine Valley in the early 80â€™s and that about sums it up! After that show, I knew I really, really liked live rock n roll.
In The Show Iâ€™ll Never Forget, Editor Sean Manning compiled essays from 50 acclaimed writers about their most memorable concert experiences. Some of the cool gigs covered range from a 1965 Rolling Stones show to a 1985 Rush concert; from a 1970 Nina Simone concert to a 1997 Prince gig.
This book is more a compilation of recollections and experiences than concert reviews and that is what makes these essays so much fun. My favorite essay was about a 1981 Kinks concert and a problem with a jacket and a few security guards!
So throw on your favorite old threadbare concert shirt, turn down the house lights and read these fun essays by the light of your beat up old "encore lighter."
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Submitted by Dan @Central