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    Glad you went, they were in Denver recently and sorry I missed it.

    IIRC Thick as a Brick is the only song on the album so it is the entire length of the album...any idea of how much of it they played?

    First concert for me was KISS in 1976...indoor arena and as we waited for the show to start people were shooting off bottle rockets, firecrackers and shooting fire from aerosol cans. Things have definitely changed.

    I've been fortunate to see many of the guitar greats multiple times...Page was so drunk he could barely stand, but damn his fingers did not seem to be affected at all.

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    Wow, that must have been different.


    Quote Originally Posted by exreo View Post
    It was alright. I'm glad I went. I'm amazed at security for concerts now days. I had to go through a metal detector, and there must have been 30 or 40 cops working an event that was just about 1800 people in attendance. Most of the folks were between 45 and 65 years old, and if I had passed them on the streets, I would never had guessed they were Tull fans. They were just average looking people.

    I recognized a song from the music they were playing prior to the concert starting. It was "Better By You, Better Than Me" by Spooky Tooth.

    They opened with "Living in the Past". The 2nd song was "Nothing is easy". I think the 4th song was "Thick as a Brick". Towards the end they played "Aqualung". There were a lot of songs mixed inbetween I didn't recognize. Some were old classical songs from the 1600's. But here's the thing, and I say this as humbly as I know how. Ian Anderson can no longer sing! He really talks the words to the songs rather than sings them. I asked a couple next to me if he had gotten a hoarse voice from a previous concert. The girl said he didn't, but that he was in his 70's now and just can't sing good anymore. He was dressed in a buttond own shirt and blue jeans. His head was bald and he had no beard. He looked like a regular guy shopping at Sears or WalMart. He still plays the flute very well--unless it was dubbed in, but I doubt it. This band is a shell of their former group in the 1970's. But, even Ian Anderson can't conquer aging. Yes, I'm glad I went. Would I go again? No.

    I remember the bands of the 1970's and how good they were. I also remember that when I went to concerts, you didn't have to go through any security, and you could sit where ever you wanted to. About the time I stopped going to concerts in 1978, they started the assigned seating thing around 1980 after The Who tradgedy that happened at Cincinnati Riverfront Colesium. I went to The Who concert at the same place in 1975. So, I think in my youth I hit everything at just the right time. Thank you very much.
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    Yes, I'll say things have sure changed.

    They cut Thick as a Brick down to about 6 to 8 minutes. They did a good job with it.

    Quote Originally Posted by F250HVAC View Post
    Glad you went, they were in Denver recently and sorry I missed it.

    IIRC Thick as a Brick is the only song on the album so it is the entire length of the album...any idea of how much of it they played?

    First concert for me was KISS in 1976...indoor arena and as we waited for the show to start people were shooting off bottle rockets, firecrackers and shooting fire from aerosol cans. Things have definitely changed.

    I've been fortunate to see many of the guitar greats multiple times...Page was so drunk he could barely stand, but damn his fingers did not seem to be affected at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by exreo View Post
    I haven't been to a secular concert since my last concert in 1978 when I saw Boston and Sammy Hagar at Cincinnati Riverfront Colesium. Wow, it's been almost 40 years. Has anyone been to these old rocker concerts at the casinos? It would be about a 4-hour round trip for me, but that is doable. Tickets are only $25.

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    Well???? Did you go??? If I saw this post before today, I would have told you that I would if you didn't.


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    Quote Originally Posted by subbkool View Post
    Well???? Did you go??? If I saw this post before today, I would have told you that I would if you didn't.


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    Spooky Tooth! I still listen to Spooky Two. Gary Wright was a member of the band. He did Dream Weaver as a solo artist.
    I love the song Evil Woman.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kdean1 View Post
    Spooky Tooth! I still listen to Spooky Two. Gary Wright was a member of the band. He did Dream Weaver as a solo artist.
    I love the song Evil Woman.
    There was another poster on HVAC-Talk that said he actually went to a Spooky Tooth concert in Cincinnati in the early 70's. I knew Gary Wright was a member of the band at one time. Yes, I know the 2 songs that you mentioned. This was my favorite Spooky Tooth song for some reason...I wonder whatever happened to Gary Wright?


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    Tull was my first official concert in about 1969/71 and Anderson is a true performer unlike many of the bands at the time where the players just stood there. I grew up On Long Island so going to concerts was practically every other week. The Moody Blues, Hendrix and the Beatles were probably the only groups I never saw.
    Hendrix would play in a bar called The Electric Circus and there was a $2 cover to get in when I was 15.
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    Quote Originally Posted by desert guy View Post
    Tull was my first official concert in about 1969/71 and Anderson is a true performer unlike many of the bands at the time where the players just stood there. I grew up On Long Island so going to concerts was practically every other week. The Moody Blues, Hendrix and the Beatles were probably the only groups I never saw.
    Hendrix would play in a bar called The Electric Circus and there was a $2 cover to get in when I was 15.
    Interesting. America was a different culture back then.
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