The Top 11 Concerts Of 2012! #4 Garbage! Meeting Shirley Manson! Plus The Bootleg Los Angeles, CA 4/6/12 Concert Review! With Las Vegas! Not Your Kind Of People!

I know it’s getting deeper and deeper into 2013 and yet here we are still counting down the top concerts of 2012! It’s funny because Billy Beer just asked me about this list, so I’m really glad we have the rest of them in!

This is #4 and it is a nice grouping of different Garbage concerts Scotty went to including Los Angeles, Las Vegas and more. Check out the awesome photo gallery and concert review!

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4) Garbage – The Bootleg – Los Angeles, CA – 4/6/12
Garbage – El Rey – Los Angeles, CA – 4/9/12
Garbage – The Pearl – The Palms Hotel – Las Vegas, NV – 4/14/12
Garbage – The Palladium – Los Angeles, CA – 10/2/12
Garbage – Jimmy Kimmel Live – Los Angeles, CA – 10/3/12

Garbage is one of my all time favorite bands. I was so fortunate to see them five times last year. 2012 was the year fans welcomed the group back with their new album “Not Your Kind of People.” It had been seven years since the band released new material and the fans were ready. The album is an amazing piece of work. It is Garbage at their finest.

In April, their return was so anticipated that their preview show at the El Rey sold out in seconds. People then started selling their tickets on Ebay for exorbitant amounts. The band felt bad for the fans that did not get tickets and figured that dealers had bought up many of the tickets. Garbage kindly added another show for the fans, and those tickets were swooped up as well. People could not wait to see the group again live. I was not one of the lucky ones who got a ticket.

Then, Garbage gave fans in Los Angeles a special treat. They would be holding a dress rehearsal for the tour and welcomed fans to watch. Tickets for this event sold out in seconds again. I missed out again! I was one sad Garbage fan. I put ads on Craigslist with no success. Then, a fellow fan saw my ad and wrote me that evening that a few tickets had been released again. I got one! I also scored one for Mike.

After that score, I entered a contest on Twitter. The person who had the most ticket stubs to previous Garbage concerts would win two tickets to one of the El Rey shows. I won!

The rehearsal show at the Bootleg was amazing. It was great to see the band on stage and trying different things. Being part of the rehearsal really made us feel like we were on the “inside” while they worked out the bugs before the tour.

Garbage – The Bootleg – Los Angeles, CA – 4/6/12 shirley manson live in concert rare promo hot live in concert

They said that whatever happened that night did not matter because they were with family. Only the hardcore fans were there!

Garbage – The Bootleg – Los Angeles, CA – 4/6/12 shirley manson live in concert rare promo hot live in concert

Setlist
1) Supervixen
2) Temptation Waits
3) Shut Your Mouth
4) Metal Heart
5) Queer
6) Stupid Girl
7) Why Do You Love Me
8) #1 Crush
9) The Trick Is To Keep Breathing
10) Vow
11) Blood For Poppies
12) Man On A Wire
13) Milk
14) I Think I’m Paranoid
15) Bad Boyfriend
16) Only Happy When It Rains
17) Push It
18) Special
19) The World Is Not Enough
20) Battle In Me

Following the Bootleg show, I went to the El Rey Show, and then traveled to Las Vegas to see them at the Pearl Theater at The Palms. Each show that I saw was better than the previous.

Garbage – The Bootleg – Los Angeles, CA – 4/6/12 shirley manson live in concert rare promo hot live in concert

The crowds continued to soak up all Garbage had to offer. Each set had a different song to mix things up a little. A highlight for me was “Not My Idea” at the first El Rey show, which I did not hear at any of the other shows I attended. It is my favorite Garbage song, so I was excited to hear it. I was also able to meet Butch, Duke, and Steve before the El Rey show. They are SO FAN friendly. Thanks guys! Unfortunately, out of the 700 people at the show using cameras, security decided to pick on me and told me that I was not ale to take video or photos. I guess they were blind to the sea of cameras and iPhones around me. I tried a few other times, but the security had it out for me. Yea, I am a real troublemaker. Well, I dd not want to miss the show, so I rocked out and kept the mental pictures.

Jump ahead to October of 2012. Garbage was playing a sold out show at the Palladium in Los Angeles. The demand for tickets was high again. The show was originally scheduled for The Wiltern and was moved to the Palladium so that more fans could be accommodated. This show was EPIC! The crowd was on fire. A good audience can make a show entirely better. The setlist was AMAZING! OH MAN, WE GOT “HAMMERING IN MY HEAD!” I have not heard it live in so long. It was great to have that classic played. The crowd fed off the band, and the band fed off the crowd. Neither could get enough. Anyone could see how much the band had stepped up its game since the first show at The Bootleg in April. Not only did they wail the hell out of their classics, but they also brought something special to their new songs. I could not get enough of “Control,” “I Hate Love,” and “Man On A Wire” I was pumped when each of these songs finished. Last, they closed the show with my second favorite Garbage track “You Look So Fine.” It was the icing on the cake to a PERFECT night of music.

Setlist
1) Automatic Systematic Habit
2) I Think I’m Paranoid
3) Shut Your Mouth
4) Why Do You Love Me
5) Queer
6) Stupid Girl
7) Hammering In My Head
8) Control
9) #1 Crush (Brilliant with the Erotica Opening)
10) Cherry Lips (Go Baby Go!)
11) Blood For Poppies
12) Special
13) The Trick Is To Keep Breathing
14) Battle In Me
15) Push It
16) Only Happy When It Rains
17) Vow
18) I Hate Love
19) The One
20) You Look So Fine

The last of my Garbage adventures for 2012 was at Jimmy Kimmel. I got my ticket and was so pumped from the night before that I couldn’t wait to get one last taste from them. Before the show, I waited for the band to arrive near the artists’ entrance. Butch signed an autograph for me on the way into the building. Shirley arrived and waved to us. Steve and Duke were both on the phone when they arrived and did not hear us.
A while later, the band exited the building to do sound check. They sounded awesome. I was thrilled to hear that they would be doing “Control” for the telecast. On their way back into the building, we called to Shirley. She walked right over. I yelled to her how EPIC the show at the Palladium was the night before to which she exclaimed, “I know!!!” It was so cool to have my moment with Shirley.

shirley manson signing autographs for fans Garbage – The Pearl – The Palms Hotel – Las Vegas, NV – 4/14/12 live in concert shirley manson rare hot sexy live promo photo

She came right to me and signed my albums and took a photo. I LOVE Ms. Manson! After this special moment, I took my things back to my car and got in line for the show. The band played a mini concert for us, which was AWESOME. They played “Control,” “Blood For Poppies,” “Stupid Girl,” “Cherry Lips (Go Baby Go!),” and “Only Happy When It Rains.”

After the show, I ran back to my car to get my albums with the hopes of getting Duke and Steve to sign and complete them. Mike was already waiting there and calling for the band. A few other fans joined us. Both Butch and Shirley left without signing to Mike’s disappointment.

shirley manson signing autographs for fans Garbage – The Pearl – The Palms Hotel – Las Vegas, NV – 4/14/12 live in concert shirley manson rare hot sexy live promo photo

Steve made his way over and signed and took photos with fans.

shirley manson signing autographs for fans Garbage – The Pearl – The Palms Hotel – Las Vegas, NV – 4/14/12 live in concert shirley manson rare hot sexy live promo photo

I never saw Duke leave, but I was thrilled to have my albums signed by the other members. It was a FANTASTIC ending to my year of Garbage experiences. Thank you Shirley, Butch, Steve, and Duke for a GREAT 2012!

BOOTLEG GALLERY

Garbage – The Bootleg – Los Angeles, CA – 4/6/12 shirley manson live in concert rare promo hot live in concert

Garbage – The Bootleg – Los Angeles, CA – 4/6/12 shirley manson live in concert rare promo hot live in concert

Garbage – The Bootleg – Los Angeles, CA – 4/6/12 shirley manson live in concert rare promo hot live in concert

Garbage – The Bootleg – Los Angeles, CA – 4/6/12 shirley manson live in concert rare promo hot live in concert

Garbage – The Bootleg – Los Angeles, CA – 4/6/12 shirley manson live in concert rare promo hot live in concert

Garbage – The Bootleg – Los Angeles, CA – 4/6/12 shirley manson live in concert rare promo hot live in concert

Garbage – The Bootleg – Los Angeles, CA – 4/6/12 shirley manson live in concert rare promo hot live in concert

Garbage – The Bootleg – Los Angeles, CA – 4/6/12 shirley manson live in concert rare promo hot live in concert

Garbage – The Bootleg – Los Angeles, CA – 4/6/12 shirley manson live in concert rare promo hot live in concert

Garbage – The Bootleg – Los Angeles, CA – 4/6/12 shirley manson live in concert rare promo hot live in concert

Garbage – The Bootleg – Los Angeles, CA – 4/6/12 shirley manson live in concert rare promo hot live in concert

Garbage – The Bootleg – Los Angeles, CA – 4/6/12 shirley manson live in concert rare promo hot live in concert

Garbage – The Bootleg – Los Angeles, CA – 4/6/12 shirley manson live in concert rare promo hot live in concert

Garbage – The Bootleg – Los Angeles, CA – 4/6/12 shirley manson live in concert rare promo hot live in concert

Garbage – The Bootleg – Los Angeles, CA – 4/6/12 shirley manson live in concert rare promo hot live in concert

Garbage – The Bootleg – Los Angeles, CA – 4/6/12 shirley manson live in concert rare promo hot live in concert

Garbage – The Bootleg – Los Angeles, CA – 4/6/12 shirley manson live in concert rare promo hot live in concert

LAS VEGAS GALLERY

Garbage – The Pearl – The Palms Hotel – Las Vegas, NV – 4/14/12 live in concert shirley manson rare hot sexy live promo photo

Garbage – The Pearl – The Palms Hotel – Las Vegas, NV – 4/14/12 live in concert shirley manson rare hot sexy live promo photo

Garbage – The Pearl – The Palms Hotel – Las Vegas, NV – 4/14/12 live in concert shirley manson rare hot sexy live promo photo

Garbage – The Pearl – The Palms Hotel – Las Vegas, NV – 4/14/12 live in concert shirley manson rare hot sexy live promo photo

Garbage – The Pearl – The Palms Hotel – Las Vegas, NV – 4/14/12 live in concert shirley manson rare hot sexy live promo photo

Garbage – The Pearl – The Palms Hotel – Las Vegas, NV – 4/14/12 live in concert shirley manson rare hot sexy live promo photo

Garbage – The Pearl – The Palms Hotel – Las Vegas, NV – 4/14/12 live in concert shirley manson rare hot sexy live promo photo

Garbage – The Pearl – The Palms Hotel – Las Vegas, NV – 4/14/12 live in concert shirley manson rare hot sexy live promo photo

Garbage – The Pearl – The Palms Hotel – Las Vegas, NV – 4/14/12 live in concert shirley manson rare hot sexy live promo photo

Garbage – The Pearl – The Palms Hotel – Las Vegas, NV – 4/14/12 live in concert shirley manson rare hot sexy live promo photo

Garbage – The Pearl – The Palms Hotel – Las Vegas, NV – 4/14/12 live in concert shirley manson rare hot sexy live promo photo

Garbage – The Pearl – The Palms Hotel – Las Vegas, NV – 4/14/12 live in concert shirley manson rare hot sexy live promo photo

Garbage – The Pearl – The Palms Hotel – Las Vegas, NV – 4/14/12 live in concert shirley manson rare hot sexy live promo photo

Garbage – The Pearl – The Palms Hotel – Las Vegas, NV – 4/14/12 live in concert shirley manson rare hot sexy live promo photo

Garbage – The Pearl – The Palms Hotel – Las Vegas, NV – 4/14/12 live in concert shirley manson rare hot sexy live promo photo

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