+1 on Nirvana
+1 on Queen
Additions to the list:
- Stevie Ray Vaughn. Blew him off twice to study for school. Heard afterwards both shows were great. No chance now.
- Led Zeppelin. Timeless, but broke up before my time.
- The Sex Pistols. The show they put on here was infamous, and was even talked about in one of their documentaries. I was way too young though. The hype in the media was over the top. You would have thought Satan Claus was coming to town to rape nuns; It seems so stupid in retrospect.
- Sepultura. Also missed them to study. Heard they raged, played even faster than the album.
- Rage Against the Machine. I love that pound in your head rythm, and the pit would be intense. Though that huge pit I was in at that one Slayer concert had about 200 people in it...
- Metallica at a headliner, before they got really big, and started sucking. I did see them warm up Ozzy on the Master of Puppets Tour.
- Radiohead on the OK Computer tour.
There have been so many great shows that I have seen that I try not to worry too much about the ones I missed. After all I have seen Gwar three times. That makes up for a lot I was also fortunate to see some good shows in small general admission venues before the bands got famous, like Green Day, Voivod, and Anthrax.
I also just got back from the Symphony. They played Shostakovich's 10th Symphony and nailed it. Fantastic.
For bands/ acts that I would have been old enough to see, I wish I had been able to see Stevie Ray Vaughan, Nirvana, Pink Floyd, and The Grateful Dead. I guess seeing old school Metallica and GNR would've been a sight as well.
Acts I have seen that I really enjoyed were Foo Fighters, RHCP, Live, Stone Temple Pilots, Buddy Guy, and the Beastie Boys.
The Producers. I was in Myrtle Beach in '86 and they were playing at the Magic Attic. We were going to go to the show and my friend jumped into a dumpster (I'm quite certain that alcohol was involved <G>) and cut his foot open on a broken bottle. We never got to the show because of that and I have always regretted it. Definitely one of the best 80's pop bands. Never did hit the big time for some reason...
Oh, around that same time ('85 I believe) I had a chance to see Journey at their finest for the Frontiers tour. Screwed up and missed that one too.
Nirvana was an incredible album...
... but yeah, they were extremely overrated.
I have a friend who saw them in Seattle before they broke out. He said shotgun boy was a complete weirdo. I'm not sure what makes you think you either have to act weird or not hide your true weirdness on stage in order to make it.