Entertainment Did you see any big bands before they hit it big?

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  1. DogStar69

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    I saw Nine Inch Nails at a dive club in north Newark NJ after they released their first album, Pretty Hate Machine, I already knew several of the songs so it was cool, they played there again a while later on the tour, but by then they had gotten more popular and I could not get in. I even shoot Trent's hand, they had a table set up after the show to sell tshirts and stuff.
     
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    The Replacements a bunch of times. Then one night I showed up, and it was sold out! :omg:
     
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    Saw NIN when he opened for Peter Murphy. He swore at the audience. Also, when he sang Ringfinger, he sang it as "This one act of masturbation is what I ask of you." :dontknow:
     
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    I saw Pearl Jam play I Santa Barbara before they broke. They put on a good show
     
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    Kiss

    Went to see Bachman Turner Overdrive and they were the opening act.
    It was their second major show.
     
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    Saw The Cranberries at The Backdoor at SDSU in early 1993.
    Room had maybe 50 people and the lead singer was still so shy she sang with her back to the crowd most of the time.
     
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    Saw U2 at the Bronco Bowl in Dallas on their 1982 October tour. Front and center at the very small venue, great show. The Alarm opened up for them.

    Goddamn I miss the 80's
     
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    John Mayer played at my college before he was famous and hung out at the bar after. Seemed like a cool guy. I guess fame can make you a douche.
     
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    I saw Bon Jovi three times back up Ratt, Dio and the Scorpions.
     
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    :yes:
     
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    I'm sorry :console:
     
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    I was too. There were a lot of other back up bands I would rather have seen.
     
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    OMG! ... I finally got to see them during the Change tour.
     
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    Round and round .... :ucoffee:
     
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    Not that this was by choice or good or anything...

    But one night, at Egpyt (a club that was popular in Philly), a bunch of us were there and some band performed.. and handed out cassingles (remember those?) to anyone who would take one after their performance.

    That band was The Backstreet Boys.
     
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    cygnus2112 In The Prep Room

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    I saw carnivore and biohazard in I think 1990 or 1991 at a club in Brooklyn. Carnivore went on to become type-O negative and Biohazard had a couple of hits. Back then Biohazard was a pretty hardcore band then and if I remember correctly had some white power shit in their lyrics. Either way, both bands were awful, I never like NYC hardcore music and to make things worse skinheads were in the audience and starting shit with people for no apparent reason other than having long hair. We left after one of them threw a bottle at my friend. We weren't gonna get killed just for being at a shitty show because we had nothing else to do. Fucking skinheads lol the person you idolize LOST the war, douche! Haha
     
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    I loved Ratt! I listened to "Out Of The Cellar" the other day while I was walking.
     
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    I saw White Zombie and Marilyn Manson (and the spooky kids) at a small club in Fort Lauderdale in the early 90s
     
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    ...yep. carlos santana 5 nights a week. he was called santana blues band back then.
     
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    REM. The university would sponsor concerts at a field near the dorms. Saw them before they had any hits, though they were already big in Athens, of course.