What's The Best Opening Act You've Ever Seen

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    I'll get the ball rolling.

    Saw Loudness open for Motley Crue back in the day.
    The place was wall to wall hair and no shit, Akira Takasaki (spelling? ya think?) did a fucking back flip from the drum platform down to the main stage while soloing and didn't miss a lick!
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    Thin Lizzy opening for Queen around 76......rocked the LA Forum down....called back for 2 encores ....did not think Queen would come out.....but they did with Tie Your Mother Down....and restored order.....
     
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    I'd have to sort through a couple hundred stubs to get my memory jogging.
    First one that popped into my head was Frampton's Camel when they opened for a Trower-less Procol Harum. 1973. The kid was on fire.
     
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    Spirit opening for Cream in 69 at the Anaheim Convention Center .....real good sounding band....
     
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    Santana opend for Bad Company.. Back in the late 70's.

    Then Bad Company came out.. All of them were way to high.. Santana came back out to join them and saved the night.

    He was on fire back then... he's a bit older now. His playing has suffered. Brains says do this.. finger say I can't. He's still Carlos though.... a "10" in my book.
     
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    The best opening act that I have ever seen was on October 8, 1999. My most favorite male singer at the time got to open for Alan Jackson just 45 miles west of where I am and even though his voice isn't on the radio anymore, I still love him. His name is Shane Minor and songwriting is what you'll find him doing these days. :) :) :)

    God bless you and him and AJ always!!! :) :) :)

    Holly
     
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    Looks like Carl enjoyed that rap shit.
     
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    Way back when, I saw a band called Black Oak Arkansas open up for Black Sabbath.
     
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    Back in 1973 I went to the Orlando Sports Stadium to see Humble Pie. The opening act was The J.Guiles Band.

    Stunning show! I've never seen a better performance since and I've seen a lot of performances.
     

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