A Portland Timbers game at Providence Park is a can’t miss event in Major League Soccer. An old minor league baseball stadium transformed into a soccer mecca, where the fans arrive early and sing until — and often after — the final whistle.
So it should be no surprise that the club’s outspoken owner, Merritt Paulson, is also a fan of music, specifically live music.
During the break from the season due to the coronavirus pandemic, Paulson took to Twitter to list his all-time favorite live music performances. Go down the YouTube rabbit hole and check out Paulton's eclectic top five (with an honorable mention) that spans nearly 40 years.
We all miss live events.— Merritt Paulson (@MerrittPaulson) April 11, 2020
In addition to sports/soccer I'm a huge fan of all performance arts...starting w music. I've been grateful for the youtube rabbit hole quite a bit lately & will post 5 of my favorite live musical clips & why...old and new...send me some you like as well
- Stevie Nicks — Wild Heart, Live Demo (1981)
- Rolling Stones featuring Axl Rose — Salt of the Earth (1989)
- Maggie Rogers — Burning (2019)
- HAIM — The Steps (2020)
- Guns N’ Roses — Perfect Crime (1991)
- Marvin Gaye — National Anthem (1983)