Concert Wrapup - 2010.

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    Was a busy year..but managed to make three concerts. Here goes.

    Metric - One of my favorite "new" bands. Great music..and I wondered how it would translate to the stage. They were fantastic live. To often this type of music produces "shoe gazers" but Metric was quite different. They were happily bouncing around like rock stars and really did a great show.

    Die Antwoord/M.I.A - Die Antwoord was extremely tight. Ninja and Yolandi Visser gave a cheeky (Literally) and balls out (almost literally) performance. The sparse stage helped focus on the two DJs who were precise and really on their games. M.I.A. was an embarrassment. Her stage show was as muddled as the sound. She had women in golden Burqas, a neon striped "ninja squad" and a rapper who was medicore..but made M.I.A look bad. The sound was so bad most of the audience left by the third song..including yours truly.

    Billy Idol - One of the best shows that I attended. My Girlfriend almost didn't go because she didn't want to see a "middle aged rock star on the decline". She was really surprised. Steve Stevens was back in the line up..and gosh..he hasn't lost his chops. Billy was in fine form, it looks as he's been hitting the gym, got to a vocal coach and lost the crack pipe. Gone was the arrogance of previous shows that I've seen of his..and replaced with a humility that was very endearing. He was also able to charm most of the female audience..including my girlfriend.:lol:
     
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    I'd like to see B. Idol.

    '10 from what I can recall - Jeff Beck, Steve Windwood, Santana, B-52s. Kool & the Gang.
     
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    Cool..
     
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    My mother, of all people, was a big Billy Idol fan. In the early days.
    I love going to concerts. Got loads of stubs even going back to 1970 (Moody Blues).
     
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    i saw green day at the pncbank arts center in nj. they did an amazing set. each time i've seen them play, i've always been struck by how appreciative the band appears to be to have the audience they have. i could do without the 20 minute bit of them doing other bands' songs, but all in all phenomenal..

    saw springsteen for the 65th time. but only a 3-song performance at a benefit show. still worth the price of admission.

    i don't think i actually saw any other concerts in 2010. :eek:
     
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    Green Day is an awesome live band. Saw them a few years back.
     
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    steely dan, van halen, roger waters...
     

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