Shawn Lane "Paris" show.
1970 Atlanta Pop Festival - Jimi's last big show.
Late Zeppelin '75 tour (The Physical Graffiti tour)
The Dwarves, anywhere.
'91 Lollapalooza in Enumclaw, WA. Notes on this beyond a whole lot of really good acts.
Enumclaw is my home town. It is a tiny little redneck cow town southeast of Seattle. It is also home to the King County fairgrounds. Seattle is the King County seat. So Lollapalooza brought in all these super alternative acts (Jane's Addiction, Butthole Surfers, Nine Inch Nails, Fishbone, Rollins Band) and their super alternative crowd into tiny little redneck square peg Enumclaw. The town went nuts. I was in the Navy at the time getting ready to deploy to the Persian Gulf, so I couldn't attend. My mom had been sending me copies of the local newspaper, the Courier-Herald. After the show, the editorial page took up most of the issue with letters about all these purple haired weirdos invading the town. I wish I was there not so much due to the concert, but because uptight civic hysterics always amuse me.
Shows I have seen that I'm glad I did see.
Primus at the Palladium in SFO.
Jane's Addiction at Iguanas in Tijuana
Social Distortion at Iguanas in Tijuana
Van Halen 1984 tour
Grateful Dead at Memorial Stadium in Seattle. This more for the crowd than the show. Entitled hippies everywhere!
GWAR at the Showbox in Seattle
Bill Frisell at Jazz Alley - I love Bill and have seen him multiple times, but his bass player (Tony Scherr) absolutely robbed this show.
Maynard Ferguson at Jazz Alley - This was actually a terrible show. Maynard had kind of lost his chops at this point, but he died shortly afterwards so I'm glad I got to see it.
Robert Cray - Key Arena in Seattle - This was the last time I went to Bumbershoot, and that was maybe 1986?. The city has fairly ruined that festival since.
All that early grunge in a whole lot of venues in Seattle - Those were good days, my friends...
Green River - This band in and of itself didn't amount to much. Locally they got kind of popular, but former members went on to form bands like Perl Jam, Mudhoney, and Mother Love Bone. Hugely influential in that regard.
Queensryche - Enumclaw High School. This might have been 1983? It was just before they blew up into what they are now. Town did not freak out.
I'm sure there's more. I've seen a brazillion shows.