Hell, let's do this again.
1. Barry White
4. Smashing Pumpkins
5. David Bowie
Jay-Z is the lie. Painful, because I had a friend offer me a ticket for the famous 2003 "farewell" concert at Madison Square Garden and I couldn't make it.
Saw Barry White in the early 1990s -- outdoor amphitheater, backup singers wheeled out in giant champagne glasses. /1
Saw KISS in the mid-90s on a kitschy reunion tour, in Albany.
I've seen the Pumpkins a half dozen times, including Lollapalooza and the Mellon Collie tour (at the glorious Fox Theater in Atlanta)
I caught Beck at the legendary Hiro Ballroom show -- just a few hundred folks. /2
And Bowie came out for the encore at an Arcade Fire show at Summerstage in Central Park.
I'm pretty sure half of the screaming in this video is from me: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rVwYlvPCWSo …
In addition to Queen Bitch, they did this version of Wake Up that was simply mindblowing. Top five thing I've ever seen on stage.
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