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Thread started 05/22/22 11:11am

2freaky

The best free concerts you ever saw.

I've been extra lucky, because I have seen major groups live for free! Free I say. These are major artists coming to free festivals. Cincinnati was known for lotsa free shit. Not no mo. lol

I mean, I have seen everybody: Living Colour, The Time, Duran Duran, Toad The wet Sprocket, Charlie Daniels Band, Chris Isaak, Cheap Trick--twice!, Talib Queli, Los Lobos, Joan Jett, singer from Cool and the Gang--shockingly good. Beat that kiss.

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Reply #1 posted 05/22/22 1:07pm

nayroo2002

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Back in 1997(?), Blockbuster sponsored a free music festival with No Doubt, Bush, and others that escape my old mind.

You had to rent a said amount of movies to get the ticket, but, it was as free as that.

The drinking water was free, too.

We had a blast!!!

PS:

Saturday, June 21, 1997

Texas Motor Speedway, Fort Worth, TX

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Reply #2 posted 05/22/22 4:47pm

PatrickS77

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Ooh, a thread to brag. Great. rolleyes wink Best concerts I saw for free? Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson, Alice Cooper, Tina Turner, Peter Gabriel, Rod Stewart, Rolling Stones and Hollywood Vampires. As in I got tickets for free by tour personell. As for free concerts for everyone Europe, Biohazard and Lenny Kravitz.

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Reply #3 posted 05/22/22 9:57pm

Germanegro

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Anything live and free! Artists performance at free-to-the-public shows, offhand: The Charles Mingus Big Band, Eric Benet, Michelle Shocked, Los Lobos, George Clinton and the P-Funk All Stars, Meshell N'degeocello, Good Charlotte, Shiela E., Robert Glasper, Chuck Brown, Chaka Khan, The Flaming Lips, WAR, Pharoahe Monch, Jason Moran, Thievery Corporation, Sergio Mendes, Aretha Franklin, Roy Hargrove, Regina Carter, Ivan Neville & Dumpsterphunk.

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So much more as a performance theater house staff.

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Lots of sponsorship in Washington, DC, and for the Detroit Jazz Festival.

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Reply #4 posted 05/23/22 2:46am

EmmaMcG

Does it count if you are part of the concert? Even if you're on stage for just one song?

If not, then I don't have many where I got in for free. Michael Jackson was one. When he played Dublin in the early 90s. But I was very young at the time and don't really remember it. All I really remember is it was very loud.

One I definitely DO remember though was Prince when he played at Malahide Castle, also in Dublin. We got free tickets for that one. Got there 6 hours early too just to guarantee we were right up at the front of the stage. And it was the best concert I've ever been to.

A couple of other concerts I've seen for free are for artists who are either friends of mine or most people wouldn't know who they were. Mayer Hawthorne, Tuxedo, Ekkah, Boulevards and Diana Vickers. There's a few others too but these were the best ones.
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Reply #5 posted 05/23/22 6:38am

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https://en.wikipedia.org/...iladelphia

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I remember I had the worst sunburn the next day.

if it was just a dream, call me a dreamer 2
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Reply #6 posted 05/23/22 8:49am

2freaky

How did you see No Doubt for free? Sounds sketchy.

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Reply #7 posted 05/23/22 8:50am

2freaky

When was MJ free?

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Reply #8 posted 05/23/22 8:51am

2freaky

Mine is best because quality before stardom.

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Reply #9 posted 05/23/22 10:17am

nayroo2002

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StrangeButTrue said:

https://en.wikipedia.org/...iladelphia

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I remember I had the worst sunburn the next day.

WOW!!!

That was a great line-up cool

"Whatever skin Ur in
we all need 2 b friends"
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