What openers have stole the show from the headliners? The # of the beast, Blackout tour with Maiden/Scorpions, was headlined by the latter but I thought Maiden put on a better show and may have stolen it. Ironically when IM came back on the Piece of mind tour, Saxon opened and seemed to take it IMO. Both shows were A1 by both bands and I thought my Iron Maiden loyalty may have gave them the nod against the Scorpions.In both instances the show wasn't stolen, but slightly better.
An old friend saw Wide Mouth Mason open up for ZZtop and said they blew them off the stage, wasn't even close.(He is a guitar player, I have trouble whistling ..haha) We were going to go to this but got I sidetracked.
I heard Aerosmith used to be brutal for this in their drugin days. My brother went to a show where ACDC with Bon Scott opened for them.