Eric Clapton at Philips. He's the consummate musician and he gave everything. He played forever, he played his heart out, he played everybody's favorites and it was a very touching show. The worst was Tool at the Tabernacle. It started over two-and-a-half hours late. We got pushed, we got shoved, it was crowded, it was horrible. All you could do is get drunk. Everybody was impatient and uncomfortable. I got pushed over a crowd barricade. It was hot and miserable. Definitely my worst experience at a show.
Best show was the Tom Collins at the Star Bar. It was a combination of total physical and emotional exhaustion combined with the chemicals that were in my body and the power of the music. It was so much to behold, I actually passed out. Worst was Sting at Philips, which was a total rehash of tired material done with no enthusiasm except for the collection of the dollar. The older people got what they wanted but somebody like me needs more. I was a Sting fan but I thought it was a joke and very sad to me.
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Marilyn Manson, the best. He was singing into a shotgun with two pistols on the side, the rifle going down the middle which made a cross. That was very cool. Bon Jovi was the absolute worst. He started talking religion. Instead of going to a rock concert, it was more like watching a church band. He comes out and he's like, "We're going to talk about rock 'n' roll and praying to God and than starts singin' 'Livin' on a Prayer.'" For a hair band of the '80s, Kiss comes out and spits blood, Bon Jovi comes out and wants to save you.