LOUDEST Concert and Tinnitus

This is a two part question.

1. What is the loudest concert (or event) that you have attended?

2. How long have you had tinnitus, is it getting better or worse and how are you dealing with it?

Personally, the loudest concert was UB40 at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Vancouver. Loudest event was drag racing at SIR (Seattle International Raceway) which was like sticking your head in a jet engine.

Regarding tinnitus. Over the past year or so I have noticed a constant high pitched "sound" in my ears. Mostly the left ear. At this point I don't actually know if it is constant or whether I just forget about it sometimes. I know use a white noise box when I go to sleep. Otherwise I tend to fixate on the ringing.


I wonder why the health and safety lobby didn't outlaw rock concerts that were too loud.  Many who did not know suffered hearing damage.


Yes, there can be no band louder.

Apparently Douglas Adams was a huge Pink Floyd fan.

"He named their 1994 album ‘The Division Bell’, and played guitar with David Gilmour at his 42nd birthday party. (The number 42 having particular significance for Hitchhiker’s fans).  Pink Floyd also helped inspire Adams to create Disaster Area."



Kiss, 1976.  Not really my type of music, but I went out of curiosity and girls. It was during a time when louder, was deemed better. Fortunately, I was young and recovered quickly. 

Wisconsin football stadium: not sure if it is folklore but students measured on the Richter scale stomping to a song

Jack White.  

1975 Disco.  Huge black speakers stuck my head in them. Wow!Big JBls or something.

Setting off dynamite.  With earplugs, still loud

I was always amazed how loud a Feder guitar amp will go as well.