Here is a list of bands I have seen live. A number in brackets indicates
the number of times I’ve seen that band. They are listed in the order in which
I remembered them while making the list, not the order in which they occurred.
|The Captain and Tennille||CNE Grandstand – hey, I was only
|Rush (3)||All Maple Leaf Gardens, I think|
|Triumph (3)||MLG twice, and their last-ever show at Kingswood
the day before Rik Emmett left the band
|Rik Emmett||Opened for Kim Mitchell at the CNE|
|Kim Mitchell (2)||CNE and the Village Green at U of Waterloo
during frosh week
|Honeymoon Suite (6)||Kingswood a couple of times, Ontario Place
forum, The Diamond.
|Anthrax||MLG? Opened for Maiden|
|Bruce Dickinson||Rock ‘n Roll Heaven|
|Metallica (2)||Copps Colliseum and Olympic Stadium in
Montreal. In Montreal, they played for about an hour before James Hetfield got
burned by some pyrotechnics (during Fade To Black, ironically), and they had to
cut the show short to take him to the hospital. See Guns ‘n Roses below – this
was the same show.
|Faith No More||Olympic Stadium – opened for Metallica and
|Guns ‘n Roses||Olympic Stadium – left the stage after 45 minutes,
causing a riot. Gail and I didn’t notice, because we had left 20 minutes before
that to go see Blue Rodeo, who were playing a free show down the street.
|Blue Rodeo (3)||A bar in Montreal, The Diamond, and the Village Green at U of W|
|Corrosion of Conformity||Opened for Metallica at Copps|
|Voivod||Opened for Rush at MLG. They sucked.|
|The Rolling Stones||CNE|
|The Who||CNE – Very disappointed. No band that was that popular,
with that much material, that has been around for 30+ years should be allowed to
play a 90-minute show. The Stones played over 3 hours.
|Paul McCartney||SkyDome – fantastic show|
|Red Rider||Opening for Rush at MLG|
|Tom Cochrane (2)||Some place in Ottawa (New Years Eve 1992), and
The Twist in Waterloo
|Chalk Circle||The Twist|
|Ray Lyell and the Storm||The Twist|
|The Tragically Hip||Fed Hall (!) at U of Waterloo|
|Jeff Healey||Fed Hall|
|Bryan Adams||Molson Park|
|Sass Jordan||Molson Park|
|The Steve Miller Band||Molson Park|
|Moxy Fruvous||Molson Park|
|The Wallflowers||ACC, opening for John Mellencamp|
|John Mellencamp (3)||CNE, Molson Amphitheater (when Gail was
8 months pregnant), and ACC. The one at the CNE was probably the loudest concert
I’ve even been to.
|Crowded House||Bumbershoot Festival in Seattle|
|The Posies||Bumbershoot – opened for Crowded House|
|Van Halen||CNE, but sadly, never with David Lee Roth|
|Aldo Nova||MLG, opened for Saga|
|Sheryl Crow||CNE, opened for the Eagles|
|BTO||CNE, opened for Van Halen|
Update: Added third Blue Rodeo show, Moxy Fruvous, and Extreme – thanks Fais! Also remembered Barenaked Ladies and Aldo Nova
Update: Added Prism
Update: Added Sheryl Crow
Update: Added BTO opening for Van Halen. There was a third band on the bill, but I can’t remember who it was.