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The Best Concert Of 2011?

02:01 PM Friday 12/30/11 | |

It’s time for you to tell the world about the best concert you saw in 2011.

Concert fans definitely had plenty of talent to choose from. Top box office draws of the year included U2, Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga, Kenny Chesney, Roger Waters, Britney Spears and Paul McCartney.

  • Roger Waters

    Philips Arena, Atlanta, Ga.
    November 18, 2010

    (Chris McKay / WireImage.com)

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But pure concert satisfaction isn’t always derived from arena and/or stadium events. In fact, we’re betting some of the best shows of the year were those that took place in small nightclubs in front of, say, 20 people on a Monday night. Concert excellence isn’t necessarily about the price of the ticket, special effects or the view from front row-center. It’s also about the act’s passion for performing, the vibe between artist and audience and that feeling of having experienced something truly special as you leave the venue after the show.

  • Rihanna

    1st Mariner Arena, Baltimore, Md.
    June 4, 2011

    (James Hendershot)

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  • Kenny Chesney

    Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Fla.
    March 19, 2011

    (AP Photo)

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What was the best of the best during 2011? That’s for you to decide.  Just drop your reply in the comment thread below.


Comments

  1. dfuchs wrote:

    04:01 PM, Dec 30, 2011

    Macca in LV for me was amazing, yet again.

  2. djbart57 wrote:

    03:58 PM, Dec 30, 2011

    I would have to say seeing Rammstein at the Air Canada Center in Toronto was my favorite this year with a close second and third going to Uriah Heep and UFO, first time for all three candidates this year.

  3. schnaups wrote:

    03:07 PM, Dec 30, 2011

    Loverboy at Hard Rock Live . All the great songs with Mike Renos singing. Close second Joan Jett.

  4. christine_fey wrote:

    03:07 PM, Dec 30, 2011

    Ok, so I can't limit it to one. Top 3: Macca at Yankee Stadium, Hippiefest in Englewood (NJ), topped off by John Fogerty's Cosmos Factory show at the Beacon. I never left the 60's!!!!

  5. clapton7 wrote:

    03:04 PM, Dec 30, 2011

    Joe Bonamassa in February. This was my first time seeing him as a headliner, and he was awesome!!!!!! He can jam on that guitar!!!!!!!!! Also, it wasn't a concert, but I went to the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Museum in January, and had a great time there!!

  6. Elderotto wrote:

    02:59 PM, Dec 30, 2011

    The Bottle Rockets at The Castle in Bloominton IL w/ Marshall Crenshaw

  7. KBKC wrote:

    02:24 PM, Dec 30, 2011

    City and Colour.....But I never took any pictures, because I know that I'll just be right back