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Old 11-30-2011, 11:44 AM
 
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I was at that show and it was shaping up to be a great one until that happened. I had great 10C seats and have the bootleg...now I am going to have to bust that out today.
agreed. They actually ommitted a couple of songs from the encores after the booing....which I think had more to do with post-9/11 pro-USA sentiment than support for Bush.
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Old 11-30-2011, 12:57 PM
 
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Default Bruce - new year's eve

I wasn't there, but if you're trying to figure the top moments in the history of the building . . . Bruce Springsteen's new year's eve 1980-81 show at the Coliseum was the longest show he has ever played, clocking in at something like 4 1/2 hours. Among Bruce fans, its definitely one of his top 10 all-time shows, is a famous bootleg and a number of songs from his 3 night stand at that time appear on the Live 75-85 album.
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Old 11-30-2011, 01:04 PM
 
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I wasn't there, but if you're trying to figure the top moments in the history of the building . . . Bruce Springsteen's new year's eve 1980-81 show at the Coliseum was the longest show he has ever played, clocking in at something like 4 1/2 hours. Among Bruce fans, its definitely one of his top 10 all-time shows, is a famous bootleg and a number of songs from his 3 night stand at that time appear on the Live 75-85 album.
I gotta think this is right up there with the original Pink Floyd Wall shows as the most "legendary" concerts ever played there.
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Old 11-30-2011, 01:42 PM
 
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I gotta think this is right up there with the original Pink Floyd Wall shows as the most "legendary" concerts ever played there.
Yeah, those just might be the top 2, espcially when you consider that the Wall only got played in a couple places (London? LA?). Some other moments . . .
  • probably lots of long stands by hometown Billy Joel.
  • I think Nassau Coliseum was quite possibly "the Capitol" of southern rock in the '70s. Not too many other places where Marshall Tucker Band, Charlie Daniels, etc. could sell out multiple nights.
  • I once saw Ray Davies get into a fight with his brother in the middle of a kinks show where the band left the stage for like 15 minutes . . . crazy but great show.
  • U2 played some great shows at the Coliseum on the Joshua Tree tour.
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Old 11-30-2011, 01:47 PM
 
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Yeah, those just might be the top 2, espcially when you consider that the Wall only got played in a couple places (London? LA?). Some other moments . . .
  • probably lots of long stands by hometown Billy Joel.
  • I think Nassau Coliseum was quite possibly "the Capitol" of southern rock in the '70s. Not too many other places where Marshall Tucker Band, Charlie Daniels, etc. could sell out multiple nights.
  • I once saw Ray Davies get into a fight with his brother in the middle of a kinks show where the band left the stage for like 15 minutes . . . crazy but great show.
  • U2 played some great shows at the Coliseum on the Joshua Tree tour.
it's probably harder to find people 35 and older who haven't seen Billy at the Coliseum than people who have
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Old 11-30-2011, 02:55 PM
 
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Neil Young circa '77 - mind blowing Cortez the Killer - couldn't hear for a week though
Billy Joel circa '86
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Old 11-30-2011, 04:21 PM
 
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I saw 2 Islander games, ringling brothers circus, Harlem Globe Trotters, Billy Joel twice, Debbie Gibson, Brian Adams, Professional Ice skating twice , Sesame street live.
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Old 11-30-2011, 04:33 PM
 
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I saw 2 Islander games, ringling brothers circus, Harlem Globe Trotters, Billy Joel twice, Debbie Gibson, Brian Adams, Professional Ice skating twice , Sesame street live.
Can't rep you at present, but I'm imagining all of that in one show.
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Old 11-30-2011, 06:10 PM
 
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Can't rep you at present, but I'm imagining all of that in one show.
That's ok
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Old 11-30-2011, 06:15 PM
 
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I also saw the Monster Truck show, LI Boat Show, I am sure there is more but I can't think of anything else right now.
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