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First Show/Worst Show: Maureen Noble

First show: My first show was at Merriweather Post Pavilion circa 1971/72 – Bread. I went with my older brother and my older sister. They had lawn tickets. I was about nine or ten years old and everyone was getting high on the lawn. It was such a mellow concert. Ah, David Gates. Is this what all concerts would be like in the future? If… only.

Worst Show: Recently I was almost held at gunpoint to watch The Steve Miller Band perform at an outdoor pavilion much like Merriweather, here in Chicago. The seats were in the pavilion and were about $75 each (unbeknownst to us at the time). It was horrifying to watch these old fat dudes on stage trying to recapture something. Something. Anything. Please. These guys needed to be somewhere in Florida listening to Jimmy Buffet and sipping something girlie. I was embarrassed for them. I wanted to demand that they pay me double to have had to sit there and listen to horrific new songs. Midlife crisis at age 65? Wow.

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First Show/Worst Show: Jamie Breazeale

First show: My first show was in the Summer of  ’72, on Atlantic City’s Steel Pier. It was a free concert by the group Chicago. I was a kid and the place was packed with people standing everywhere, so naturally I didn’t see a thing. I do remember hearing “25 or 6 to 4.” I have to admit that “Saturday In The Park” is still my fave. Takes me back to the boardwalk.

Worst show: Worst show ever was a tough one to choose but I recall a show in 1989 at Godfrey’s Famous Ballroom near Baltimore’s Club Charles. It was the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Small club with too much equipment for the room. You can guess what happened. Just as things were heating up, the circuits blew. After a short break, they started again, and the power blew again, and again. It was like watching Groundhog Day, but Bill Murray would have been more fun as Anthony Keidis is not a great live singer. On the upside, the Young Fresh Fellows opened and they rocked!

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