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That is fantastic that the Raspberries were listed among the top ten concerts of 2005 by the New York Daily News!

What is your personal top ten concert list of 2005?

Mine would be (With 1st being my favorite):

1) Raspberries in Chicago IL

2) Raspberries in Waukesha WI

3) Starz at StarzFest in Teaneck NJ

4) Roger Hodgson in Waukesha WI

5) Ozzfest in East Troy WI

6) Elton John in Milwaukee WI

7) Alan Parson's Live Project in Milwaukee WI

8) Judas Priest in Milwaukee WI

9) Motley Crue in Milwaukee WI

10) The Musical Box Genesis Tribute in Milwaukee WI

If I put a lot more thought into it, the bottom 5 might change, but the top 5 would certainly stay intact! happy


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Only went to 4 in 2005, but here they are:

1) Raspberries - NYC

2) Raspberries - LA

3) Raspberries - WI

4) Rolling Stones - WI

Note: I won the Rolling Stones tickets. Not that I don't Love the Stones, but I don't know that I would have shelled out the clams to see them again. Now the Raspberries on the other hand....

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Couldnt agree more Julesberry. Id go see the Raspberries if they were playing on Mars. Regarding Stones, Keith Richards is certainly worth the price of admission.(I wish Bill Wyman was still in the group. Ofcourse I wish Brian Jones was still in the group.) My favorite concert of the year was, undoubtedly, Raspberries, NYC. I thought the building might fall down the energy was so intense in that room that night. Plus BB Kings brought food and booze to the table which sustained me in my dancing mania. Definitely the best of 05, superlative performance on all fronts.

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ok, I KNOW...but I can't HELP it ! :rolleyes:

1. Raspberries in NYC

2. Raspberries in Chicago

3. Raspberries in Cleveland (NYE)

4. Raspberries in L.A.

5. Raspberries in Denver

6. Raspberries in A.C.

Get the idea ??? It was a Raspberries-kinda year for me!! happyhappy

And I'd be SOOOOO happy to do it all over again in 2006 !! Marlene

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(1)-Raspberries Chicago-because of the thrill of losing my musical virginity-My first time EVER seeing Raspberries or Eric Carmen live!

(2)-Raspberries BB King's NYC-because they were great and because BB King's is a great venue.

(3)-Raspberries HOB Atlantic City because I talked at length with the very nice Billy Sullivan and my wife joined me and learned what all the fuss was about.

(4)-Kenny Vance And The Planetones and The Duprees -Forum Theater-Metuchen N.J.- because you just gotta see Kenny Vance-ex of Jay And The Americans,overseer and producer of music on Eddie And The Cruisers soundtrack-and his group do the coolest,bluesiest, renditions of Doo-Wop and R&B in tremendous style and harmony.And The Duprees because the songs "Have You Heard" and "You Belong To Me" ARE My childhood at it's best.-Ira.

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1. Raspberries - House of Blues, L.A.

2. Meeting Paul McCartney - L.A. Book signing

2. Paul McCartney - The Pond, Anaheim

3. Chicago/Earth Wind & Fire - The Greek, L.A.

4. Michael McDonald - The Grove, Anaheim

5. America/Christopher Cross - Cerritos Arts Center

6. Robert Lamm (first solo show)- Knitting Factory, L.A.

7. Gerry Beckley - Solo show- Rustys Santa Monica

8. Jason Mraz - N.A.M.M. L.A.

Not bad for a year's worth of concerts!

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My top concerts (being the only ones I attended this year):

1. Raspberries - 2nd show in NY - BB Kings

2. Raspberries - Chicago - HOB

3. Brian Wilson - St. Louis - Roberts Orpheum Theater

4. Paul McCartney - Omaha, NE - QWest Center

5. Raspberries - 1st show in NY - BB Kings

6. Keane / The Zutons / The Redwalls - St. Louis - The Pageant

7. Todd Rundgren and Joe Jackson - St. Louis - Roberts Orpheum Theater

Needless to say, best year of concerts I've seen in about 30 years.

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In no particular order:

- Roky Erickson & The Explosives, SXSW, Austin 9/24/05 (his first show with a band in over 20 years)

- New York Dolls - 930 Club, Wash, DC, Aug. 2005

- Plimsouls/Magic Christian - Cafe DuNord, SF, 7/17/05

- Mike Smith Tribute Show, BB Kings, NYC, 8/2/05

(Zombies, Denny Laine, Billy J. Kramer, Fab Faux, and Peter & Gordon (first show in 37 years!)

- Oasis/Kasabian, House of Blues, Atlantic City, Oct. 2005

- Gang of Four, 930 Club, Wash, DC, May 2005

- Freddie Krc (Shakin Apostles, Freddie Steady 5, Jerry Jeff Walker's drummer for over 20 years), solo acoustic gig at Eric Sorensen's house, Arlington, VA, 9/16/05;

and a 4-way tie, bringing my total to 11:

- Raspberries, BB Kings, NYC, 7/23/05;

- Raspberries, BB Kings, NYC, 7/24/05;

- Raspberries, HOB, Atlantic City, 9/17/05; and

- Raspberries, HOB, W. Hollywood, 10/21/05.

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1. Raspberries New Years, Cleveland HOB (Mrs. C. was hesitant to travel to Cleveland for the second time in 5 weeks, but her front row center position turned her into one of the new big fans.)

2. Raspberries Atlantic City Sound Check (It was kind of like a concert. Great event, a must attend if we ever get invited to another one.)

3. Raspberries Atlantic City HOB (Best sound)

4. Raspberries Chicago HOB (Cold night, still reeling from three Raspberries concerts in 8 weeks)

5. Raspberries, Waukesha (Great fun, more like a party than a concert.)

6. John Fogerty, Milwaukee Summerfest (WOW! What a show!)

7. Mae, Chicago HOB (New “Alternative†band my daughter turned me on to. Check them out, some great pop-rock, leaning towards power-pop.)

8. Tequila Sunrise Cleveland HOB (Fun crowd, fun band)

9. Raspberries Cleveland Scene (Sorry, bad sound, bad seats, great music)

From my “I want my money back†concert list:

1. James Taylor, Milwaukee Summerfest (I had seen him years ago when he put on a great show, this was a dull show.)


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1. RASPBERRIES- BB Kings, NYC 7/24 (Sunday)

2. MARJORIE FAIR- Mercury Lounge, NYC

3. FLASHCUBES- Paradise, Boston 11/11

4. SCREEN TEST- Shifty's, Syracuse, NY 7/9

5. HAMELL ON TRIAL- Saraha Street Grill, Stroudsberg, PA (12/22)

6. BRIAN WILSON @ Wolf Trap, VA 8/10

7. PERNICE BROTHERS @ Jammin Java, VA 8/11

8. ED HARCOURT @ Maxwell's, Hoboken NJ 4/26

9. JOE'S BAND @ Duck Inn, Chaumont, NY 10/29

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