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Top 10 Concerts facts that will blow your mind.

  1. Nirvana played a concert in Beunos Aires where the crowd threw mud and trash at the all-girl opening act. Kurt Cobain was so upset that he sabotaged the show by playing mostly lesser known songs and teasing 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' without ever playing it.

  2. Pearl Jam discovered Ticketmaster was adding a service charge to all their concert tickets without informing the band. The band then created their own outdoor stadiums for the fans and testified against Ticketmaster to the United States Department of Justice

  3. Over 100 marijuana plants sprouted on the Anaheim Stadium playing field in 1976 after The Who played a concert there.

  4. In 2012 when Taylor Swift held a public vote for where she would visit and preform a free concert 4chan users voted for a childrens school for the deaf and won the vote.

  5. 50 Cent once bought 200 front row seats to a Ja Rule concert just to leave them empty

  6. The Beatles helped end racially segregated concerts by refusing to play at segregated events.

  7. There is a long-term care facility in the Netherlands that allows college students to stay for free in exchange for 30 hours of volunteer per month. When students come home from a class, concert, or party, they share those experiences with their elderly neighbors, some of whom are over 90

  8. The Italian government is offering all 18 year olds a €500 'culture bonus,' which can be spent on books, concert tickets, theatre tickets, cinema tickets, museum visits and even trips to the country’s national parks.

  9. When Elvis was referred to by his nickname "the king" after a concert, he pointed to Fats Domino and said "no, that's the real king of rock and roll."

  10. Stagehands mistakenly installed a malfunctioning piano for an hour-long solo Jazz performance. The musician, Keith Jarrett, had to improvise around the instrument's limitations. A recording of this concert went on to become the best selling piano album of all time.

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I've been to 1,000 concerts. Here's when I saw them.

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UK: Music genres of all upcoming concerts as listed on Bandsintown, proportionally

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Pink Floyd played a concert with no audience at the ampitheatre in Pompeii, Italy 1971 being the first performance to occur there since the eruption of mount Vesuvius in 79AD at the time of the ancient romans

Enya has never gone on a concert tour or even performed a solo concert, despite being Ireland’s best selling solo artist and 2nd overall behind U2.

Max Yasgur who hosted the '69 Woodstock concert, received only $10K, shunned by his neighbors, gave free water and milk to guests and was hailed. He died 4 years later and received a full page obituary in Rolling Stone as a non musician.

In 2012 a 22-year-old man on a business trip sent a wrong-number text to a woman 30 years older; she replied that she'd like to hang out anyway. They went to a concert together, started dating, got married, and in 2019 she needed a kidney transplant and he donated his kidney to her.

The band Chicago was so fond of cocaine that during a tour in the 1970's they put a fake phone booth on stage called the "Snortitorium" so they could do lines mid-concert without going backstage.

When Steve-o was 13, his dad was a top executive at Nabisco and challenged Steve-o to do better than his corporate box seats at a Motley Crue concert. Steve-o managed to track down the band in Toronto and get backstage passes.

Due to high ruble inflation during the fall of the USSR, parody dollar bills dropped by AC/DC during their concert in Moscow were used in monetary transactions and considered more valuable than rubles.

The screaming at Beatles concerts was so loud that no one could hear them play—not even the Beatles themselves. It led them to stop playing live performances entirely, retreat to the studio, and ultimately create albums like Sgt. Pepper with no concern for performing any of the songs live.

The Pearl Harbor memorial development had slowed to a halt, only for Elvis to jump in and contribute 50,000 dollars through his "Aloha from Hawaii" benefit concert.

Brian May, the lead guitarist for Queen and astrophysicist, dislikes smoking so much that he prohibited smoking indoors at concerts before smoking bans became the norm. The dislike for smoking was due to his father’s heavy cigarette use.

In 1983 US Interior Department secretary James Watt banned the Beach Boys from playing at the National Mall, saying the concerts encouraged drug use and attracted the wrong element. He was forced to apologize after finding Ronald Reagan was a fan.

Last summer the band Phish played thirteen concerts in a row at Madison Square Garden, and performed 237 songs without repeating a single one.

1,000 Italian rockers simultaneously played Foo Fighters - Learn To Fly to impress the band and convince them to come to Cesena, Italy to play a concert. Dave Grohl was impressed by this effort and performed a full concert in Cesena for these 1,000 people 3 months later.

The Cure once played a four-hour concert during which they played 50 songs.

In 1996 a suburb of Provo Utah accidentally booked Rage Against The Machine and everyone lost their minds. Even though no incident came from it, the City Council enacted an outright ban on concerts.

The Italian government is offering all 18 year olds a €500 'culture bonus,' which can be spent on books, concert tickets, theatre tickets, cinema tickets, museum visits and even trips to the country’s national parks.

Grateful Dead played the final concert at the iconic Winterland venue in San Francisco on New Years Eve 1978 which lasted over 8 hours. The guests were treated to a hot buffet breakfast at dawn when the show ended.

The day Jimi Hendrix died, Eric Clapton had bought a left-handed Fender Stratocaster as a gift for him. He intended on presenting it during a Sly Stone concert at the Lyceum that night, but Hendrix never showed up. The next day, Clapton learned why.

During a 2014 concert, Kanye West halted the performance of "Good Life," due to not the entire audience standing. The person he signaled out, was in a wheelchair

A live chicken was given to Alice Cooper in concert. Thinking it could fly, he tossed it into the crowd who tore it apart. The next day headlines read: Alice Cooper bites head off chicken and drinks blood. Frank Zappa told him not to deny the story saying "You can't buy this type of publicity!"

In 2011 the Detroit Symphony Orchestra was in a deep financial crisis. Kid Rock, in what he called "the best drunk move I ever made," decided to throw a benefit concert. He raised over one million dollars for the symphony and helped save classical music in Detroit.

Enya has never undertaken a concert tour, yet she is Ireland's bestselling solo artist and second-bestselling artist behind U2, selling an estimated 75 million records worldwide

At the height of the siege of Sarajevo in 1994, Iron Maiden's frontman Bruce Dickinson and his band decided to smuggle themselves into the city and give a concert despite constant shelling and sniper-fire. When their arranged UN heli-transport bailed, they hitched a hike in the back of a truck.

In 1978 Aerosmith put up the money to bail out every arrested fan in a concert pot bust.

During one particular Rolling Stones concert, four people were killed but the overall population of the concert did not change since four babies were born during the concert as well.

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My heart rate during a Future Islands concert last night in Brixton, London.

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I made a poster that details all 2,318 concerts performed by The Grateful Dead. I've been marking it while I listen. This whole project has culminated in my realization that I don'