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Top 5 opening acts you've seen...
« on: June 25, 2018, 08:11:39 AM »
Inspired by seeing Frank Turner last weekend. He had two opening acts: The Menzingers, who were on a mission to force everyone in the Aragon Ballroom to become diehard fans, and Lucero, who made the curious choice to play a new album (which no one can buy or stream or has even heard) in it's entirety, leaving the crowd in a confused mood.

My personal criteria for this list is short: It had to be a band whom I had little to no knowledge of beforehand (Cee Lo Green, The Flaming Lips, Ike Reilly and The Menzingers are, sadly, out.) But, feel free to use your own criteria.

5. Fleming & John opening for Ben Folds Five
4. Ours opening for Pete Yorn
3. Sparklehorse opening for The Flaming Lips
2. Jurassic 5 opening for Fiona Apple
1. The Get Up Kids opening for Weezer


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Re: Top 5 opening acts you've seen...
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2018, 08:57:59 PM »
2. Jurassic 5 opening for Fiona Apple  Interesting pairing, I saw Fiona Apple sometime in the 90's but can't remember who opened for her

Though I go to quite a few live music shows, they are mostly smaller and not big gigs with opening acts.  So I would have to think back to the 80's and 90's.

(they are Top 5 by default since I can't remember that many)

Foghat opening for Triumph
Ratt opening for Billy Squire
Molly Hatchet opening for Triumph (yeah, I was a Triumph fan in the 80s)
Concrete Blonde opening for Sting

Other's I remember seeing but not sure who opened; Van Hallen, The Firm, ZZ Top, Dio, Bob Bould, Julianna Hattfield

Pink Floyd and Roger Waters didn't have opening acts. 

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