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  posted on 11/14/2012 at 04:21 PM
January 19, 1973 - Athens Ga (University of Georgia)
September 15, 2002 - Daytona Beach Fl (Ocean Center)
September 3, 1999 - Pelham, Al (Oak Mountain)

 

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  posted on 11/14/2012 at 04:30 PM
July 2, 1990 - Chastain Park Ampitheatre, Atlanta (my first ABB show)
July 3, 1994 - Lakewood Ampitheatre, Atlanta (right the heals of Where It All Begins CD)
March 19, 2009 - Beacon Theatre, NYC (Clapton on stage for an hour!)

Subject to change with lots of others I wanted to put on this list!!

 

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  posted on 11/14/2012 at 04:32 PM
although hard to pin down 3 but playing within the rules
dec 31,1975.. New years eve show Lakeland civiv center,, played from 9pm to 2 ish in the am.....
sept 25, 2004.......Sat nite of the classic Gabba Fox "lost" week end.. if you were there you know!!!
March 20. 2009 Beacon w Eric Clapton Loge A,,, sweet nite...

 

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  posted on 11/14/2012 at 06:26 PM
March 20, 2009 Clapton with the ABB
March 16, 1996...........Allmans clicking on all cylinders
First night of Beacon run when brother warren came back into the fold.............knew everything was gonna be alright!

 

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  posted on 11/14/2012 at 06:42 PM
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dec 31,1975.. New years eve show Lakeland civiv center,, played from 9pm to 2 ish in the am.....

Not to mention since they had such a tough time getting Gregg straight enough to play, we got a good dose of the rarely seen, but always incredible... The Almost Brothers Band!

 

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  posted on 11/14/2012 at 07:04 PM
yankweed - that Saturday 2004 Fox Atlanta show almost made my list! Great night as was my first time seeing them at the Beacon without Dickey - Warren & Chuck on stage that night rought a level of comfort that I realized the ABB could continue - it was a grand evening. Both just missed today's Top 3 list.

 

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  posted on 11/14/2012 at 07:10 PM
10/4/2009 Charlotte--Such an underrated show! I've gushed over it enough times on here already, but I've listened to this show more than both Clapton shows combined, if that tells you anything.

9/7/1992 Atlanta--Best Dickey/Warren show I saw, although 7/3/93 is up there. Great acoustic set, smoking Nobody Knows, and a really unique Revival>Jam>Jessica segment that is unlike anything else from that era.

3/17/2001--Probably my favorite Beacon show that I saw in person, and as somebody else already said, that Beacon run was that much more special because Warren was back and after years of turmoil, we knew the ABB was going to be all right A heavy dose of Chuck Leavell on this night sure didn't hurt!

 
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  posted on 11/14/2012 at 07:25 PM
Rob - I was at all of those shows you mention except that Beacon 2001 show (I was there a few days later to see Warren & Chuck with them). All of those are big time highlight shows of mine, too!

I need to go back and listen to that 2009 Charlotte show. One of the great things was the prominent piano throughout provided by Bruce Katz. I've always enjoyed piano sound in the ABB and Bruce is wonderful when he sits in with the band (the entire night in that case).

 

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  posted on 11/14/2012 at 07:56 PM
Are we talking shows we've been to?

One of the shows I ever went to from ANY band was this one (and Mule the night after was amazing)

7/30/2000

1. Statesboro Blues
2. Done Somebody Wrong
3. Don't Keep Me Wonderin'
4. Jessica
5. Loan Me A Dime
6. Franklin's Tower
7. Black Hearted Woman
8. High Falls
9. Soulshine
w/Warren Haynes guitar, Allen Woody bass, Oteil drums
10. Leave My Blues at Home
11. Melissa
12. Hot 'Lanta
13. End Of The Line
w/Warren Haynes, Allen Woody, Matt Abts drums
14. Dreams
w/Warren, Allen, Matt
15. Mountain Jam
w/Warren Haynes
Encore:
16. Revival
Jimmy Herring subbed for Dickey

 

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  posted on 11/14/2012 at 11:31 PM
7.5.89 -- Garden State Arts Center -- my first ABB show
8.16.92 Garden State Arts Center -- awesome "Dreams" especially when I was watching some guy tripping his face offi in the cloudy mist on the lawn to left of the stage.
3.26.09 -- Beacon -- mainlining ABB



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  posted on 11/15/2012 at 06:38 AM
9-25-73 Oakland, Ca...My first show. We walked in while the CDB was finishing up their set, Charlie was playing slide and the mirror ball was on. The Brothers followed a set by the MTB and I can recall getting up near the stage and snapping a few pictures of Gregg at his B3..

5-15-79 L.A. Forum. The first re-union tour, highlighting "Enlightened Rogues"... I truly can't remember ever being more excited for a concert.

8-11-89 Shoreline, Mountain view, Ca. The second re-union tour. Awesome.

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1-1-74 Cow Palace
8-7-80 Greek. L.A. ~ John Belushi
8-30-96 San Diego ~ Backstage and met Allen & Warren

 

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  posted on 11/15/2012 at 09:34 AM
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Are we talking shows we've been to?

One of the shows I ever went to from ANY band was this one (and Mule the night after was amazing)

7/30/2000

1. Statesboro Blues
2. Done Somebody Wrong
3. Don't Keep Me Wonderin'
4. Jessica
5. Loan Me A Dime
6. Franklin's Tower
7. Black Hearted Woman
8. High Falls
9. Soulshine
w/Warren Haynes guitar, Allen Woody bass, Oteil drums
10. Leave My Blues at Home
11. Melissa
12. Hot 'Lanta
13. End Of The Line
w/Warren Haynes, Allen Woody, Matt Abts drums
14. Dreams
w/Warren, Allen, Matt
15. Mountain Jam
w/Warren Haynes
Encore:
16. Revival
Jimmy Herring subbed for Dickey


That show stands out for me also. Was great to see those guys come out with the ABB. Turned to my friend and mentioned that Warren would be back in the ABB. I never thought that Woody's passing would be part of it.

Too hard to breakdown to three. Maybe three for each era?

 

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  posted on 11/15/2012 at 11:10 AM
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8-7-80 Greek. L.A. ~ John Belushi



Vince, do you recall if Jaimoe was still w/the band at this point, or was it Frankie T. at this show...

 

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  posted on 11/15/2012 at 11:24 AM
OCTOBER 18, 1975 - UC Santa Barbara. First time seeing them. Little Feat & Dave Mason were the support acts...it was a great day of music all around. They played almost all of Brothers & Sisters, as well as Win Lose Or Draw...my ABB cherry was WAY popped with this show.

AUGUST 3, 1990 (but I could've sworn it was sometime in '89; I still have the backstage pass somewhere with the date on it)- Pacific Amphitheatre, Costa Mesa, CA. The "Seven Turns" tour. George Thorogood opened. Great show. Sitting next to us was a very nice lady (whose name I've unfortunately forgotten) who knew quite a few people in the ABB circles, she very generously got my friend & I backstage after the show. Met Gregg, Butch, Warren, Jamoe, & Allen. My friend & I got separated for a while and then I saw Butch & him having a very animated but light-hearted conversation over in a corner; both of them laughing a lot. A great night!

MAY 13, 1994 - Wiltern Theatre, LA. "Where It All Begins" tour. I was in about the 2nd or 3rd row of the balcony. Great sound, great performance. I recall thinking as I was walking out that this is how the people at the Fillmore East must've felt as they left in March '71. "Statesboro Blues", "Blue Sky", "Southbound", "Midnight Rider", "Jessica", "You Don't Love Me"...mix in the then new Where It All Begins tunes, and then the last four songs being: "Liz Reed", "One Way Out", "Dreams", "Whipping Post". This one was as close to "religious experience" as I've had at an ABB concert. It was also the last time I've seen them.


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  posted on 11/15/2012 at 12:08 PM
9/4/99 Atlanta, Lakewood- Derek first Atlanta show w/ the Brothers. Still one of the finest Dreams I have ever heard. True Gravity opener. Microdots for me...too much fun. An unforgettable evening.

9/24/2004 Atlanta, Fox Theater- Opening night of the 3 day run, Atlanta and the Brothers were pumped and excited for the run. Jackie Pearson sits in and smokes Dreams and Mountain Jam. Front row seats in the Loge, best seats in the house IMO. Ton of energy from the band and the crowd.

10/11/2008 Atlanta, Chastain Park- 2nd of two nights. Killer setlist and the Brothers were in the zone all night. Derek and Warren playing on vintage, "holy grail" '59 Les Pauls for the majority of the evening. Flawless and awe inspiring show. Hope to see just one more like this one before the call it a career.

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7/4/97- Conyers Horse Park- America's B'day, High Falls!, Jackie P, and mushrooms! God Bless America and the Allman Brothers Band.

9/23/00- Raleigh- Jimmy Herring and Derek Trucks taking the band "back to the future!" Loan Me a Dime and probably the best Mountain Jam I have heard live.

8/9/03 Charlotte- The night after a great show in Atlanta they take it a notch higher. The 2nd set closing Mountain Jam>Afro Blue>Mountain Jam along w/ the Layla encore were reason enough to mention this show, but it was fantastic from beginning to end. Derek's solo on Rocking Horse about blew up his amp.

4/14/06 Wanee Fest- Scorching Anyday w/ Susan and Mike Mattison, extended You Don't Love Me w/ Filmore quotes and teases, Jackie P on the Same Thing, outstanding show beginning to end.

7/7/96 Atlanta, Lakewood- My second Brothers show, but it was the one that got me on the bus. True Gravity was the most amazing thing I have ever heard in concert at that point in my life. It blew me away. Show must be mentioned for it's importance to me and my life, although it was not as strong as others through out.

Good thread, fun to think back upon all the great shows.

Thanks,

Ryan



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  posted on 11/15/2012 at 12:49 PM
so many great shows it would be difficult to list . 3 most memorable dates:
April 24, 1979 Palladium NYC- First ABB show for me
Oct 31, 1986 MSG- Crack Down show with Bill Graham introducing the band
June 30, 1989 Avery Fisher Hall .
The anticipation for these shows were incredibly high. The shows didn't necessarily match the anticipation .
Best periods and venues:
Beacon 94 run -Right before the release of Back Where It all Begins. The freshness of the new music being played created a special level of excitement. The second sets that opened with No One left to run with (The endless Bo Didley bit with the lights off to start off the second set were incredible) are unforgettable.


Any show at Waterloo -Great Venue and $ 2.00 beers
1st Clapton show at The Beacon- The intensity of the 1st set was incredible. Knowing Clapton was coming on for the 2nd set only added to the atmosphere of The Beacon that evening.

 

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  posted on 11/15/2012 at 01:38 PM
tuff question but off the top of my head during lunch time...

4/1/94 beacon - First show hearing BWIAB material. Totally floored by the new songs

3/26/97 beacon - Warren/Woody's last show with ABB. Did not know it at the moment but something seemed to be elevated that night and at the time I wasn't following the band as much as i had 90- 94. This got me interested full tilt again.

3/26/2009 beacon. I probably listen to 3/20 more but I wasn't there. This show was the best post Betts ABB I've been to. Hands down. X factor - spirit of Duane and Berry, whatever you want to call it, something was in the air . Name another show were Gregg sang as much. He hit it out of the park that night. Encore flub excused.

 

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  posted on 11/15/2012 at 03:14 PM
July 20, 1974 - Knebworth Park, UK (my first ABB show)
June 25, 1991 - Hammersmith Odeon, London (my second ABB show)
March 19, 2009 - Beacon Theatre, NYC (Clapton on stage for an hour!)

 

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  posted on 11/15/2012 at 03:38 PM
3/20/2004 - Beacon Theater, NYC (First ABB show)
3/20/2009 - Beacon Theater, NYC (w/Eric Clapton)
7/28/2012 - Comcast Theater, Hartford (w/Carlos Santana)

 

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  posted on 11/15/2012 at 05:04 PM
The nights with Clapton, The night Gary Rossington and Peter Frampton played or the last three shows I saw!

 

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  posted on 11/15/2012 at 09:36 PM
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tuff question but off the top of my head during lunch time...

4/1/94 beacon - First show hearing BWIAB material. Totally floored by the new songs

3/26/97 beacon - Warren/Woody's last show with ABB. Did not know it at the moment but something seemed to be elevated that night and at the time I wasn't following the band as much as i had 90- 94. This got me interested full tilt again.

3/26/2009 beacon. I probably listen to 3/20 more but I wasn't there. This show was the best post Betts ABB I've been to. Hands down. X factor - spirit of Duane and Berry, whatever you want to call it, something was in the air . Name another show were Gregg sang as much. He hit it out of the park that night. Encore flub excused.


I was at both 3/20 and 3/26. While Clapton was great, 3/26 was better. I was sitting in the 10th row and it was like being ringside at a prizefight. Unbelievable energy in the air

 

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  posted on 11/15/2012 at 11:33 PM
Any good tour or run of shows builds momentum in a cumulative way as it goes along. I think that part of the reason why 3/26/09 is such a good show is because the band was still glowing from the total and complete victory of the Clapton shows and the incredible buzz from that entire 40th Anniversary run at the Beacon.

That 2009 Beacon run was a pretty massive undertaking, and a lot of work for the band. By the time the 3/26/09 show came around, the run was almost over and there was a triumphant feeling that they had not only lived up to the massive hype of the 40th anniversary, they had already exceeded anybody's wildest hopes.

Since 3/26 had no guests, no new songs, just the core band playing the backbone of the ABB catalog, all of the energy they had been focusing on learning new songs and playing with new people was focused on just playing HARD. That is what makes that show so good.

 
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  posted on 11/16/2012 at 01:03 PM
1. early May 1969 Central City Park in Macon. Everybody had been hearing about the new band that Phil Walden had signed. This was a Sunday afternoon....they had played Friday and Sat at the College Discotheque....but Sunday was my first time....ain't been the sames since.
2. July 1971 Atlanta, Ga early and late shows. This was the one when Duane was talking about how good the Fillmore album was selling. Didn't know it at the time, of course, but that was the last time I saw Duane play.
3. Feb (?) 1972 at the Macon Auditorium....the most emotional concert I've ever been to. We didn't know whether to cry because Duane wasn't there or laugh because they were up there still making a joyful noise....I think everybody, both on stage and the audience, did both.

Have to mention a 4th. July 1990 Macon Auditorium....this show not only brought me back to the fold but ended a decade long disintrest in music....Dickey Betts was on fire that night!

 

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  posted on 11/16/2012 at 02:57 PM
After my initial post I thought long and hard about:

Sept 8, 1998 - Jax Fl (Moran Theatre) &
Oct 21, 2009 - Clearwater, Fl (Ruth Eckerd Hall)

but just like a mulitple choice test I reasoned that the first thing that comes to mind is usually the right answer.

 

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