Concerts Are Back Big Time! What’s Your Favorite ND Concert Ever?
Country music artists and heritage rock bands seem to making up for lost time and lost wages. Seriously, over the summer I would have sworn Vince Neil would have played a show at Custer Park. If only someone asked. So, since spring, there's been a bunch of shows across North Dakota.
Have any of the pandemic-era shows busted into your top ten?
I've heard great things about the Luke Combs show last week in Fargo. He's got some pretty darn passionate fans.
More country headliner's are on the way...Justin Moore in Bismarck September 23rd
Eric Church will be another big show in Grand Forks October 1st..
So I figured we could revisit a conversation from a long time ago...
What is your favorite concert you've seen in North Dakota?
It's best to keep the conversation local to the state because it's more likely to be a shared experience for folks reading right now. After waiting two years, I finally got to go see Green Day, Fall Out Boy, and Weezer last month at Target Field in Minneapolis. But not everyone travels that far for a show.
But, maybe you saw Guns n Roses August 11th at the Fargo Dome? I did. First time I'd ever seen them. Like all singers, time has not been especially kind to Axle Rose's vocal low end...which is odd, usually the high end suffers the most. As a concert-child of the 70's and 80's, it was cool to see a band that still breaks out eight extended guitar solos a night. Your thoughts?
So my Best North Dakota Concert hasn't changed...
#1 Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band in Fargo November 1999
I'm way too big a fan of their entire catalog to not put this three hour show on top.
Honorable Mention- Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Bismarck July 2003
Also way too big a fan to not mention it's pretty darn close between those top two.
I'm throwing Rush and Cheap Trick shows out there too (1980-81)?