SRV and Double Trouble on River Boat President late 80s
I was in the same boat....To answer the OP's question, would love to have seen Pink Floyd from 1973 - 77.....or to be in that small British pub when Jimi first started his own band....that would have been cool....and you may have bumped into a Beatle or Eric Clapton....
I saw SRV on the President I think in the mid-80's....he wasn't huge yet and there weren't a ton of people, in fact my friend (who urged me to call in sick to work to go) and I got to talk to him for a bit...I had never heard of him, but when he started playing my jaw was on the floor....
First time together, battle of the Titans at their peak. Dave Mustaine was finally clean for a stretch so his head was on straight.
Right, got two amazing bands. Yeah that 1993 show was really the "let's see who top dog is". I want to say they did a few shows too. The Megadeth Behind the Music goes into depth. Megadeth members were saying Dave would sit and stare while Metallica was on stage, like that shoulda been me.I didn't realize they actually both played together. The only one I remember where they played in the same venue is the "Am I Evil" performance with Anthrax and Pantera (iirc).
Mustaine leaving Metallica gave us Megadeth so it wasn't all bad.
We had plans (and tickets) to see Zeppelin at the Superdome for their July 1977 concert in New Orleans.Probably either Zeppelin (I'd go with Song Remains the Same tour, '73) or Pink Floyd Animals tour.
I've seen hundreds of shows, a good many of my heroes and favorite bands. I saw Floyd Division Bell tour twice, but that's just not the same. And of course I never really had the opportunity to see Zeppelin.
Right, got two amazing bands. Yeah that 1993 show was really the "let's see who top dog is". I want to say they did a few shows too. The Megadeth Behind the Music goes into depth. Megadeth members were saying Dave would sit and stare while Metallica was on stage, like that shoulda been me.
if i said that i misspoke
We had plans (and tickets) to see Zeppelin at the Superdome for their July 1977 concert in New Orleans.
The group had already made it to New Orleans in preparation for that show when Robert Plant received the news that his 5 year old son Karac had died. Their previous show in Oakland turned out to be their final live concert in the U.S. That '77 tour was truly the height of their popularity. It was also Led Zeppelin's biggest ever tour, with tickets selling at an incredible rate of 72,000 a day!
I had a cousin who managed to sneak onto the hotel floor where the band was staying and even managed to get a photo of him and Robert Plant together in the hallway. Plant looked a little wasted but had a wry smile as if to say that fans do that kind of thing all the time. Of course I was green with envy and angry with myself for not taking my cousin up on his offer to take me along with him that afternoon.
However I was also crushed at the news about the death of Plant's son and the feeling that I had missed the chance to be part of that music experience. When John Bonham died in September 1980, it was the end of an era for me with the realization that I had missed out on one of the biggest bucket list items in my life. Later on December 8th at the Dakota Apartments in New York City, 1980 officially became the year that 'the music died' for me. It made me realize why Don McLean wrote his iconic American Pie.
So yeah, you know where I would want to be and who I would want to see.