Well, what I really mean is the best moments in concerts that I own on DVD, but that’s not going to be very high up in the search hits, is it? I’ve always thought the live performances are a lot better than the studio versions. One of the reasons is probably because the live version is just a slightly different version of the song you’ve already heard and that you like. And then there’s the element of surprise. Every concert will likely have some unscripted touching or high moment that will be remembered by those who were there. This is a list of my favourite ones.
U2 – Live at Slane Castle: This bit is the lead in to “Where the streets have no name”. It’s the transition from the soft and touching “All I want is you” to the slow, but intense buildup with the guitar, and the final explosion in the crowd along with the music.
Green Day – Bullet in the Bible: What can I say? As an atheist they had me at “Bullet in the Bible”. Throw in the fact that the song is anti-Bush, and they could have banged spoons on tin cups, and it would still make the list.
The Corrs: I’m a sucker for crowd singalongs, especially when it almost moves a lovely lady to tears. Andrea is sublime in Runaway.
Green Day – Bullet in the Bible: This song is not anti-American… It’s ANTI-WAR!!! Reminiscent of another great song by U2 which was introduced as “This song is not a rebel song, this song is ‘Sunday Bloody Sunday’.
The Corrs – Breathless: This is not a moment, but the entire song, as I never seem to get tired of watching Andrea and her sexy “Whoos”.