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I first encountered The Devil Wears Prada in concert at the Wiltern Theatre in Los Angeles. Even though they were playing under the headliner Killswitch Engage, they were the surprise of the night outperforming everyone else on stage including Killswitch. (See our review of the show here.) Before that show, I didn’t even know who they were. By the end of the night, I was declaring them that night’s winner.

Every concert goer remembers that one show that stands out as the show of all shows, the pure epitome of all live music experiences. It’s the concert that helped to define the musical landscape of one’s youth; it continuously challenges all newcomers and forever conjures fond memories of rock ‘n’ roll legend. For me that concert took place more than 20 years ago: February 1990, Irvine Meadows Amphitheater. The band was Tears for Fears, one of my all-time favorites, then, today and always.