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It was intense. Got to see them three times while they were still active, but nothing beats that first time at a derelict venue.

Bonus: After the show, both Zack and Tom came out to hang out and talked to the kids waiting for their ride outside of the Astroarena. 

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@Jack At Laneway Festival in Melbourne, it's surrounded by multi-floor buildings so the sound bounces off the apartment buildings. They were after Whitney and before Aurora!

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The loudest I have experienced was Paul McCartney. It was at The Ahoy in Rotterdam, The Netherlands (terrible venue). It could be because of the location of our seats, I had a hiss in my ears for two days after (I was scared that it would be permanent)

 

I loved the whole concert, but this one stands out:

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Another concert that turned out to be really loud was OMD... It was back in '94 I think. Cape Town, South-Africa. Also an inside venue. I remember going out in the foyer and to the bathroom and still feeling the bass against my chest! Love that feeling.

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The worst sound I have ever experienced was with the Paul Simon concert to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Graceland. In the Ziggo Dome, Amsterdam (an excellent venue otherwise...)

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Ah, grand choices from you there, @Machiel_M 🙂 

I'd love to see some more bands from OMD's era. Human League, New Order, etc. I saw Gary Numan live in Norwich in the East of England a few years ago, and his Industrial-tinged material really resonated well in that venue. Similar kind of bass-on-chest vibes right there.

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I have worked at venues for a long time now, and I must say that seeing muse in a 500 capacity venue was absurdly loud. Also, the black lips in a 450 capacity was utterly insane!

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Aah @cbdeane, I'm such a huge Black Lips fan 🙂 I imagine that was raucous. I saw Thee Oh Sees At the Coronet in South London late last year, and their stage show reminded me of the former. Pure adrenaline-injected garage rock...

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It was pretty crazy, the promoter insisted that it be an all ages show but I doubt there was anyone under 21 there. I watched the whole thing from a rocking chair behind the merch table with Selector Dub Narcotic - we were the sober squares hardly working 😛

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Gotta be Motorhead.  Lemmy's bass feedback at the end stayed ringing in your years for at least a week!

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Shihad - inspiring New Zealand concert goers to wear earplugs since the late 1990's!!  Fantastic concert (they are soooooo good live!!!!) but saw them in a teeny tiny venue where i could feel the base pulsating through every bodily organ and for the next week I felt like I was listening to everything with my head under water.

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