Concert Comments - Did you see them live? Get the shirt?

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  1. g8r.tom

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    I took the kids and family to see them in Ocala a few years ago. The crowd wasn't large and we were able to get right in front of the stage. I could have touched Shaw. Great show.
     
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      I’m a GFR fan... was really lucky to see them at a legendary small venue in Detroit (the original Harpo’s) in I think 1982 when they were back together for a bit with Farner.
       
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        Their early stuff was really good, a fusion of a lot of different sounds. I lost interest when they went commercial with We're An American Band.

        Farner had tremendous vocal range. I think the drummer died, didn't he?
         
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        No, Brewer is still alive. I like American Band... it’s when Todd Rundgren was producing them. Other tidbits: they tried to get Frampton to join just before the commercial phase and Zappa produced them after Rundgren.

        I actually like The Guess Who/BTO a lot better and have always put them in the same music memory category with GFR. Growing up in Detroit in the 70’s, we probably heard a lot more GFR and TGW/BTO on the radio than most places.
         
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          Add Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band to the list.
           
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            Seen him many times
             
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            Saw REO in the 70’s & Styx in the mid-80’s - Mr. Roboto tour - in Lakeland. Saw the Eagles & Buffett at Florida Field in 1980. Loved the Eagles, Buffett & REO was pretty good.

            Hated Styx because they basically played that album as a rock opera. Dennis DeYoung was a foppish twit and ruined that group eventually. Not having him in the current lineup probably made your concert all the better.
             
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              First: Grand Funk Railroad “All the Girls in the World Beware” tour in Lakeland. I was maybe 14. I am from Lakeland, grew up 2 miles from the Lakeland Center and had a paper route (meaning $) so I want to a ton of shows.

              Best: Bruce Springsteen, River Tour, 1981 Lakeland. I was at UF and went because my girlfriend from NY liked him. Changed my life. Amazing 4-hour show, best live performance I’ve ever seen. And I saw him two other times. Runners up, Tom Petty’s first show at the O-Dome w/ Stevie Nicks and U2 How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb Tour in Tampa.

              One I hate that I missed: Lynyrd Skynyrd in Lakeland, October 1978. It was their 2nd to last show before the crash. I was actually in school in New Hampshire at the time. Also turned down a chance to see Stevie Ray Vaughn in Orlando a year or so before he died.

              OR - Missing U2 at the Rathskeller and/or the Police at Lake Alice Field just before either became huge.
               
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                Skynyrd was playing tunes off the yet to be released Street Survivors album on that tour. The addition of guitarist songwriter Steve Gaines really put them at their zenith.
                 

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