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madhair60
06-30-2013, 05:56 AM
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christoffing
06-30-2013, 06:57 AM
I remember my friends in high school went to see the Red Hot Chili Peppers at a massive stadium gig, with Tom Waits as an opening act.

Didn't work.

Parish
06-30-2013, 07:33 AM
Opening acts are the worst. One time I had to see Mr. Big! But the worst was when Edgar Winter turned what was allotted as a 20-minute set into an agonizing hour (much to the disgust of the headliners).

Teaspoon
06-30-2013, 08:01 AM
Jimi Hendrix. Monkees. (http://www.snopes.com/music/artists/hendrix.asp)

That is all.

Daikaiju
06-30-2013, 08:08 AM
God Bless the Monkees, every one of them.

Sarcasmorator
06-30-2013, 08:59 AM
I went to a show that The Vines were headlining once. The opening acts were actually pretty good. The main act was terrible the singer was not putting anything into it and singing strangely, and the band was visibly angry with him. Never listened to their music again until a week ago, before trading it in. The band apparently almost imploded entirely (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Vines_(band)#Winning_Days_.282004.E2.80.932005 .29) on that tour.

I think it was this (http://www.songkick.com/concerts/1194088-living-end-at-warfield) show, so The Living End and Jet were the openers. I hardly remember them except that they were way better than the main act.

shramoon
07-09-2013, 09:29 AM
I had a similar experience with Clutch a few years ago. Leaving aside the question of why the sponsoring radio station put on a Clutch show rather than, say, Nickelback or something more typical of what they normally play, the band plainly didn't want to be there.

On the other hand, their openers--Murder By Death and Maylene and the Sons of Disaster--were glad to have such a big audience and rocked everyone's faces off, and it was a huge disappointment to see Clutch just kind of... stand there and play (I mean, they played well, but that's what albums are for).

I guess what I'm saying is that opening bands are awesome and try way harder, even when the audience is expecting something boring and awful before the band we all paid to see.

Mightyblue
07-09-2013, 12:18 PM
Now Guild, calling yourself an inappropriate support act is no way to be referring to yourself.

ETA: Real contribution to this thread is that I went my old man and a family friend to go see the big Van Halen reunion tour (I believe my justification was hell, free concert) and the opening act was some local metal-ish guys who were waaaaay better than VH. At least I brought ear plugs (we were up in the second deck near a set of speakers).

shivam
07-09-2013, 12:37 PM
speaking of support acts that DID work, i saw King Crimson open for Tool once, and it was quite possibly the best show combination i've ever seen. Seamless fluidity through prog.

but back on topic, i saw pomplemoose open for the dresden dolls, and man, there was a mismatch if there ever was one.