Since we’re nearing the end of the decade, I thought I’d share my favorite concert moments with you guys. I posted the question on my socials this weekend and got a pretty big response.
My top concert of the decade was Guns N’ Roses at Ford Field. There’s an old saying that goes “At the end of the day people won’t remember what you said or did, they will remember how you made them feel.”. I’ll never forget how I felt when Slash and Duff hit the stage, followed by Axl. I could not believe it! My 6’5 neighbor who went with me, gave me a giant bear-hug. I talked with Slash about that night in a 2018 interview. Listen to his very humble response.
Half-way through the show we went up to Kid Rock’s suite and watched the rest of the set. Oh, the night didn’t stop there. I finally left Kid Rock’s downtown house around 4:30am. That’s a story for another time.
Another top show was Metallica at Comerica park. What a great concert! The afternoon featured a monsoon in downtown Detroit. Avenged Sevenfold cut their set short because of the impending weather, that never came. All totaled, the show went off, basically without a hitch. Here, you can watch my interview with James Hetfield from before the show. Another cool thing about that night was when they let Anne Carlini and myself go on stage to do announcements. Wow! I’ve never talked to a crowd that size before.
Other shows that I really liked in the last 10 years – any Kid Rock show, and I’ve been to tons. Steel Panther never fails. Paul McCartney at the LCA. Green Day at the Fillmore. Ghost at the Fillmore. Axl Rose’s GNR at the Joint in Vegas around 2012. Trans Siberian Orchestra is always great. Slayer at Rock On The Range around 2015 was one of the most amazing displays of shear power I’ve ever witnessed coming off a stage.