Crappy Cell Phone Pictures from an Awesome Concert: Minus the Bear
Went to the Glass House in Pomona last night to see Minus the Bear for their Highly Refined Pirates anniversary tour and it was amazing. They played that whole album and then a couple songs off of each of the newer albums. My favorite songs of the night were “My Time” and “Pachuca Sunrise”. Good times were had by all.
I guess you could say that I went on a bit of a ticketing binge. Here’s where I’ll be in the coming months:
Needless to say, the next few months are going to be awesome.
Obviously music plays a major role in my life as well as many others. It’s fun for me to think about the first time I heard a specific song or band, or the moment a band you had heard before “clicks” with you and pulls you in. So I looked at my Last.FM top 10 overall artists and re-remembered those moments.
My answers in bold…
I was thinking today of all the great shows I’ve been to in the past and how when it comes to typical worktime cooler-talk, I’m much more comfortable discussing that one great local band I saw three times or the stadium show that blew my mind.
So, for a little sea change, let’s talk live shows. I’ve put together a little list to fill out, because who doesnt love lists? I love lists and you love lists… I see enough of them posted every day, so what’s one more list to add to the pile? Except, this one is actually about something interesting, not who you kissed last or the last person to text you (because frankly, I dont give a shit). So, ahem….
1.) What was the first band you ever saw live?
blink-182, Lit, Pennywise, Black Eyed Peas (pre-Fergie), Eminem (who was booed off the stage) and others at Warped Tour ‘98
2.) What was the first big show/stadium/festival you went to and who was playing?
3.) What was your favorite all-time live show, based on how amazing the band was?
Them Crooked Vultures. I went fully expecting to be blown away by Dave Grohl on drums (and I was), but John Paul Jones is a goddamn wizard at bass guitar
4.) What was the most memorable show you’ve ever seen, based on strange events/drunk people/fighting/moshing/et cetera?
Foo Fighters at The Forum when Stewart Copeland came out and played drums for a couple Police covers
5.) What’s the furthest you’ve traveled to see a group play live?
Arizona for Edgefest
6.) What group have you seen that absolutely sucked live? (come on, we all know it happens)
Armor for Sleep. It was the first time I had ever heard them. The singer sounded like his balls were being vice gripped. It took me years to give them another chance
*6a.) Has a band ever been so bad live that you walked out before they finished?
Serj Tankian was opening for Foo Fighters and I definitely made way more beer runs than needed
7.) What bands have you seen live before you even knew who they were, and subsequently became a fan of?
Bullets and Octane, Controlling the Famous, Counterfit, Hot Like (A) Robot, too many…
8.) Got any great band merchandise you purchased at a show?
A Minus the Bear shot glass that someone broke by being a little too zealous with the garbage disposal
9.) Any shows where you got to hang out with the band/crew?
As I Lay Dying
10.) What groups have you yet to see live, but are dying to?
Nine Inch Nails, Tool
I’ve never done one of these before, so feel free to reblog with an answer or send one here and I’ll post it.