Thread: Shows you were dragged to kicking and screaming and ended up loving

hankpipes - 8/6/2018 at 03:28 PM

You know the ones I'm talking about. The sappy show your wife drags you to, the metal show one of your kids says you must see with him/her. For me -

Two shows my son dragged me to see were Weezer and Green Day. Both were killer (especially Weezer) and we went and saw both bands several more times together.

Wife dragged me to see Barry Manilow(!). Found myself completely entertained and had a new appreciation for the man and his music.

My Mom wanted to see Josh Groban very badly so I got her tickets for her birthday one year and we saw him at Radio City and was blown away by the performance.


The_Newt - 8/6/2018 at 06:34 PM

Bruce Springsteen. I was not a fan as I grew up/live in Philadelphia and they play his music constantly on the radio here, and I always wondered why people would hype him up? Then in the summer of 2003 I went to a show with my mom, her friend and her friend's daughther that I know, and for a stadium show he puts on a great show, and I like his music now.


BrerRabbit - 8/6/2018 at 09:56 PM

PJ Harvey. I didn't complain at all but wasn't very stoked - but PJ Harvey was super excellent, one of the better artists I have seen - phenomenal presence, and super original.

[Edited on 8/7/2018 by BrerRabbit]


meandean - 8/7/2018 at 12:17 AM

Love Spit Love, the short lived side project by Richard Butler of the Psychedelic Furs. My wife is a huge Furs fan, so when this band came to Metro here in Chicago, she had to go. I thought it would be similar to the Furs 80's style pop, but these guys flat out rocked- just a 4 piece - guitar, bass, drums & vocals. Think Bowie's Tin Machine ( I think that was the name)..


shep66 - 8/7/2018 at 12:42 AM

Rolling Stones '94 at Veterans Stadium. I wanted no parts of this show, but my wife wanted to go. So we trudge down there when it is absolutely pouring. I couldn't be more miserable. Turns out the Flyers were playing a preseason game at the Spectrum. We ended up going to the Flyers game and then to the Stones show where they played their asses off in spite of the weather.


jparadise - 8/7/2018 at 11:57 AM

I'm confused. You wanted no part of a Rolling Stones show?


blackey - 8/7/2018 at 01:17 PM

About 1974 I had just met a sweet young lady and Alice Cooper was playing that weekend at the Coliseum. I was not into Cooper but she loved Alice Cooper and she ask me to take her. I dreaded that for 2 days. Didn't care for most of the music and the make up and having a snake rapped around his neck turned me off. But we went.

The opening band was a complete surprise as it played my kind of music and were dressed like cowboys. It was ZZ Top just before they had their break out single Lagrange. Man they were good. I had heard the name but not the band. Saw ZZ Top two more times before Billy and Dusty switched from dressing like Texas trail hands to the beards etc.

She really enjoyed Cooper and I was turned on to ZZ Top. And Cooper was better than I expected. Wore the snake sparingly and I didn't care for the make up but both of us had a good time.


revonah - 8/7/2018 at 08:48 PM

I took a very good friend to a Chick Corea/Return to Forever show, with Dweezil Zappa opening.
We had great seats, and he did not want to go, other than, in his words, 'to see a Zappa cover band'. Midway thru Dweezil's set he apologized to me for calling them a 'cover band'. Similarly, midway thru the Return to Forever set he turned to me and said 'thank you for taking me to this show'.


Sang - 8/7/2018 at 09:40 PM

quote:
I took a very good friend to a Chick Corea/Return to Forever show, with Dweezil Zappa opening.
We had great seats, and he did not want to go, other than, in his words, 'to see a Zappa cover band'. Midway thru Dweezil's set he apologized to me for calling them a 'cover band'. Similarly, midway thru the Return to Forever set he turned to me and said 'thank you for taking me to this show'.




I saw that tour too - great show!


emr - 8/7/2018 at 10:49 PM

While I have grown to greatly appreciate the man and the music more with time; Paul McCartney was not my cup of tea 20 years ago. But my wife loves him, and being the good husband I am I purchased 10th row seats at MSG. Much to my surprise/pleasure there was a quartet of supermodels sitting right in front of us. They apparently travel like a Crayola assortment pack as not to compete. One was African American; on latino; one blonde; one a Ginger. Great concert; not sure I remember one song however.


cmgst34 - 8/7/2018 at 11:01 PM

Not quite kicking and screaming but my wife loves Arcade Fire and they do nothing for me.

We saw them a few weeks ago, and I was super impressed. It won’t make me start listening to their records. But I’ll go see them again anytime they’re nearby. And I guess that says something.


JimSheridan - 8/8/2018 at 03:53 AM

I took my kid to see Wiz Khalifa & Fallout Boy. Wiz sucked, but Fallout were crisp and tight, playing well crafted songs with skill, the singer hitting tough notes effortlessly. Cool visuals / stage set too.


oldcoot - 8/8/2018 at 04:43 PM

Around 1969, The Beach Boys.

Really was never into their sound and songs but it was actually quite good.


rayg - 8/8/2018 at 05:57 PM

a friend insisted I go see Michael Schenker with him . Metal never piqued my interest . I ended up enjoying the show to the point where occasionally I find myself listening to Megadeath, Metallica, Scorpions, UFO etc....
Good melodies coupled with interesting guitar work continue to resonate with me regardless of genre.


jcb - 8/9/2018 at 11:18 AM

Probably Judas Priest. Best friend is a huge fan. Went as a wingman as a favor. I've seen them 4 times now. Always had a good time.


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