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my life in concerts - updated 12/4/09

Ever since my first concert in 1982 where I saw The Police play with Joan Jett as the opening act, I've tried to keep my ticket stubs to the shows I've seen. Now there are obviously some that are missing...either I was on a guest list or there was an electronic ticket issued. There have been quite a few times that I've even managed to hang out backstage with some of the artists.

I've met the Smashing Pumpkins, Elliott Smith, and INXS (amongst several others). Speaking of INXS, I have an old pair of ripped up jeans the the entire band signed including Michael Hutchence who signed them a few times also writing "Salubrious Salutations" and added a heart w/arrow on them. I still have those jeans...

mhutchence signature

So the following is a list of the bands that I have seen in my lifetime. I thought it would be cool to list the years & venues too. Here goes:
The Police 3/31/82 Assembly Hall w/Joan Jett
KISS 12/29/84 St. Paul Civic Center, MN w/Queensryche
Howard Jones 6/21/85 Aragon Ballroom
Tina Turner Early 1986 (got a free ticket) Assembly Hall
New Order 11/21/86 Aragon Ballroom
Ministry 5/7/87 Mabel’s w/ Front 242 & The Revolting Cocks
U2 10/22/87 Assembly Hall
R.E.M. 11/7/87 Assembly Hall
INXS 11/13/87 Braden Auditorium* (partied w/ band)
Echo & the Bunnymen 1/27/88 Foellinger Aud. Gene Loves Jezebel
The Church 10/8/88 Foellinger Aud Tom Verlaine
The Buzzcocks 1988 Mabel's
Depeche Mode 7/3/90 World Music Theater
Deee-Lite 11/1/90 Shelter
Harry Connick Jr. 10/5/91 Chicago Theater
Big Audio Dynamite 4/11/92 Aragon Ballroom
Public Image Ltd, Live, Blindmelon
Alice In Chains 9/26/92 Aragon Ballroom
Soundgarden 6/11/94 Aragon Ballroom
Babes in Toyland 11/12/94 Lounge Ax
Marilyn Manson 2/3/95 Metro
Smashing Pumpkins 2/28/95 Double Door (special ticket)
Smashing Pumpkins 10/23/95 Riviera Theater (World Premier & party)
Soundgarden 11/10/96 Aragon Ballroom
Foo Fighters 7/4/97 Riviera Theater
Verve Pipe 8/15/97 Vic Theater
Aphex Twin 9/2/97 Vic Theater
L7 9/7/97 Vic Theater
Foo Fighters 10/21/97 Aragon Ballroom
Smashing Pumpkins 7/7/98 Soldier Field
Beastie Boys 8/12/98 Rosemont Horizon
Elliott Smith 4/8/99 Metro
Fastball 4/22/99 House of Blues
Pavement 6/10/99 Metro
Pavement 10/15/99 Vic Theater
Smashing Pumpkins 12/21/99 Metro
Elliott Smith 2/26/00 Empty Bottle
Elliott Smith 5/25/00 Metro The Minders
Elliot Smith 5/26/00 Metro

One of my favorite moments:

elliott smith

Foo Fighters 1/9/01 Riviera Theater
Duncan Sheik 4/12/01 Park West
Coldplay 6/8/01 Aragon Ballroom
Depeche Mode 6/22/01 World Music Theater
Garbage 5/9/02 Riviera Theater
The Breeders 7/20/02 Metro
Queens of the Stone Age 9/15/02 Riviera Theater
The Strokes 10/11/02 Aragon Ballroom
Soundtrack of our Lives 11/13/02 Metro
Interpol 1/12/03 Metro
Queens of the Stone Age 4/1/03 House of Blues
The Vines 4/6/03 Vic Theater w/The Music
Fischerspooner 4/18/03 Metro
Interpol 10/6/03 Stubb’s
Jet 7/20/04 Stubb’s w/Sloan
ACL Festival 2004 9/17 – 19 Zilker Park
The Killers, Sloan, Broken Social Scene, Franz Ferdinand, Gomez, Soundtrack of our Lives, Modest Mouse, My Morning Jacket, The Pixies
Modest Mouse 9/17/04 Stubb’s
Snow Patrol 10/11/04 La Zona Rosa
Interpol 11/2/04 Stubb’s
Interpol 2/23/05 Austin Music Hall
Citizen Cope 5/25/05 Antone’s
Spoon 6/11/05 Vic Theater
Blackalicious 9/22/05 Emo’s
Santana 10/11/05 AVA Amphitheater
Spoon 2/3/06 La Zona Rosa
Jurassic 5 8/1/06 Stubb’s
Ghostland Observatory 8/5/06 Emo’s
ACL Festival 2005 9/15- 17 Zilker Park
Stars, Gnarls Barkley, Thievery Corporation, John Mayer, Ghostland Observatory, The Shins, The Raconteurs, Kings of Leon, Massive Attack
IV Thieves 7/19/06 Stubb’s
Citizen Cope 10/6/06 La Zona Rosa
Wolfmother 6/22/07 Stubb’s
Smashing Pumpkins 11/13/07 The Backyard
The Cure 6/8/08 Austin Music Hall
ACL Music Festival 9/28/08 SIlversun Pickups, The Raconteurs, Foo Fighters
The Black Crowes 11/22/08 Austin Music Hall
ACL Music Festival 10/2 - 10/4/09 Zilker Park
Phoenix, Them Crooked Vultures, Yeah,Yeah,Yeahs, Citizen Cope, Ghostland Observatory,
The B-52s, White Lies, Arctic Monkeys, Girl Talk, Pearl Jam
Pinback 10/19/09 Emo's
Wolfmother 10/30/09
The Cribs 11/13/09 Bowery Ballroom NYC

***I'll keep updating as I attend new shows!

Enjoy my list...please let me know who you've seen. I will probably do a few follow up posts to this one describing some of the shows that were memorable to me in different ways.

xo diane

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