Saturday, April 28, 2007

Blog Candy - Concerts I've Seen Live in Person. . .


***UPDATE***

Blog Candy Prize
I love mixing scrapbook embellishments and scrapbook paper with my rubber stamped cards so I thought this was a good mix of stuff for a blog candy. I especially love the alphabet chipboards right now so I decided to share some with you!!
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Here is what you need to do to participate in the blog candy: Tell me (by leaving a comment) who you've seen in concert live in person and in parentheses, add a little note about the concert like I did with my list. Lastly, add one band or entertainer you wish you could see in concert.

I'll draw the name of the winner on Wednesday, May 2nd at 6:00 p.m. (PST). I'll post the picture tomorrow. I need to pick out some candy to give away.

Just so you don't think I'm a head banging chick! (See previous post). . .I've been to many concerts. I, actually, have a diverse taste in music. Below are concerts I've seen "Live" in person:

Def Leppard (Remember them in the 80s - drummer's one arm was amputated)

Boston (I was in the 6th Grade)

Rex Smith (haha, don't laugh - do your remember him?) - If you can tell me who Rex Smith is, I'll add an extra goody.

Carole King (Beautiful concert - it was a sit down dinner style concert - oldies but goodies)

Janet Jackson (By far the best concert I've been to - lots of choreography and stage production with lady bugs and people in costume. The concert was more like a show than a concert)

Michael Jackson (Second best concert - I had VIP sitting - purchased the tickets the day of the concert and the VIP seats opened up - I was in the 21st row to the stage. It ended with a huge firework show)

Deep Purple (seen them when I was in the 7th or 8th grade and had no idea who they were)

Ozzy Osborne (Not as crazy as people made him up to be - no bird's head was bitten off)

Black Sabbath (Serious rock n roll - not much I can remember. . .the venue was so large, I just remember walking around through out the whole concert)

Bon Jovi (Big hair days - they were actually very good)

Ted Nuggent (All I can remember was that he looked wild and someone in the audience spit on him and he spat back - disgusting)

Bobby Brown (Danced my butt off - it actually was a really good concert)

Run DMC (Major jammin' - everyone was dancing and the place smelled of sweat)

Celine Dion (Great songs but a real mellow concert - very Vegas like)

Alanise Morisette (She was strange, all she did was rock back and forth in one place like she was zoning out and did funny things with her hands. She also looked bored)

Switchfoot ( I think the singer was drunk - he stumbled on stage and sounded as if he was slurring)

Los Lonely Boys (Great rockin' with a latin flavor - great guitar solos)

Hootie and Blowfish (Really mellow - this was a concert years after they were popular. The singer wore a straw hat and looked much older than what they are known to look)

B52s (Not my style - this was a concert when they were older - they looked like they were in their late 50's or early 60s)

Train (He did these weird ballet moves - not very rock n roll if you ask me)

Britney Spears (Great entertainer - fun concert - she did a benefit concert when she did a TV special in Hawaii. The concert stage was at the beach)

Destiny's Child - Beyonce Knowles (Sexy ladies that's for sure - great concert - this is with the last set of girls - not the original group)

NSYNC (Fun concert - great choreography - they wore harness and floated in the air over the audience. . .I brought my daughter for a New Years Eve Concert - she was bored, I had fun)

The Police (It was their "farewell" concert - the last concert before they disbanded - it was a touching concert)

I've seen more concerts but I can't remember all of them right now. They were mainly rock concerts in the 80s.

Like I said in the previous post, I'm going to see 30 Seconds to Mars, the Used, Plain White T's, the Bravery, Say Anything, Social Distortion, and more to be announced on May 20th at the X-Fest San Diego. Whoohoo! Can't wait to see them!!

I would love to see Green Day!!

61 comments:

cathy said...

During Spring Break, I took my grown daughter to see the Beach Boys ... funny how that music took me back to my memories, but she enjoyed it as well, Maybe because she got to enjoy it in Melbourne FLorida and she goes to school in New York !!! * she went back during the snowstorm that grounded all the planes )

doverdi said...

I haven't really been to any concerts in years. During the late 70's I used to work at a small concert hall in my town taking tickets (I also got in free plus could bring a friend to all concerts)and saw Lighthouse, Chubby Checkers, as well as some other bands of that time that I can't remember. I also went to see Alice Cooper Schools Out concert which was awesome. My complaint was everyone stood on their chairs so short people like me couldn't see and then those behind my row started to chant down in front so loud you couldn't hear the band.

Rex Smith was a 70's teen idol. I remember him from Teen Magazine. He also had the song You Take My Breath Away.

CAKVD said...

Hello! Here's my list:
Cinderella (head banging, not the princess!)
Bon Jovi (lots of fun)
Gin Blossoms (totally sucked - I left after a half hour)
Yanni (Went cause it was free, but ended up loving it and bought all the CD's)
I can't think of any others - I didn't get out much! I'd like to see Garth Brooks or Tim McGraw in concert! Thanks!
Cheryl KVD

scfranson said...

Wow, you've seen a lot of concerts!
I saw Wilson Phillips (had them over for a BBQ before the concert, they are sweet ladies)
Sandi Patty (she is awesome)
and Richard Marx (fun to watch).
Claudia F.

scfranson said...

Forgot to add that I'd love to see Josh Groban in concert.

Allison said...

I blogged to answer your question: http://stampinwhenican.blogspot.com/2007/04/answering-marias-question.html

I know this will cause me to lose any chance of winning, but Jared Leto? Really?

Kristine said...

Let me think;
Van Halen (2xs)
Honeymoon Suite(in the local roller alley!)
Boston (great concert)
Aerosmith (BTO opened they were great too!)
Great Big Sea (danced through the whole concert)
Kenny Chesney, Sugarland, Big and Rich, Sarah Wilson (will be seeing them together in the summer!)
The one concert I'd like to see is Shania Twain, I think she'd be great!
AS you can see I listen to all types of music!

kansmom said...

My first one was
U2 ( didn't know who they were but we got in free and with backstage passes.)
Commodores (Lionel Richie when he was in a band.)
Genesis (EXCELLENT concert - Phil Collins was the BEST on drums!! we had a blackout in the middle of the concert and didn't get home till like 4 am.)
Lee Greenwood (at a theme park called Worlds of Fun in Missouri where we burned our butts on the metal bleachers to see him)
Willie Nelson (in the Ozarks at an outdoor theatre with a gorgeous sunset)
my son was 5 when we saw Willie and he is now 27. that was the last concert I think I have seen. wow I am old. snort!!!

Summerthyme Studio said...

I haven't thought about this in a LONG LONG time

Lets see:

Most recently:

Toby Keith -Took my son to see him at the NY State Fair

Roadhammers (Canadian Country with an edge!)

Rod Stewart

Candian Headbangin' Bands in the 80's and 90's

Rush
April Wine
Honeymoon Suite
Burton Cummings
Styx

Ozzie Osbourne
Rolling Stones-Steel Wheel Tour
Iron Butterfly
Tragically Hip

Lots of Country

George Canyon
Tanya Tucker
Randy Travis
K.T. Oslin
Ricky Van Shelton
Ricky Skaggs
Travis Tritt
Jason McCoy
Dan Seals
Michelle Wright
Beverly Mahood
Sugarland
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
Steve Earle
Johnny Reade
Aaron Pritchett

Bob Dylan

I am sure that there are more, but I can't think of them off hand.

I would LOVE to see the Dixie Chicks and Elton John if I had the chance

Kristy said...

Van Halen (With Sammy - incredible concert)

Britney Spears (I'm ashamed to say I'm NOT in 20's)

John Denver (my very first concert--and no, I didn't pay for the tickets, they were free with basketball camp)

Laura said...

Wow! great blog! This is my 1st visit and I think I'll be back again. Okay, Rex Smith was a gorgeous teen idol who starred in the sweet movie Sooner or Later - your typical young girl makes herself look older and cut teen boy thinks she really is older ... He also sang "Take My Breath Away"
As for my concerts - I haven't been to too many. Does Dragon Tales Live count? (It was boring for me, but my daughter loved it.)

I saw REO Speedwagon - which I still love. (saw them at an outdoor concert at a local county fair)
Shania Tawin (she is an awesome entertainer and really brings the audience in)
I would love to see Brooks & Dunn and Sting live in concert sometime.
So, there are my entries and thanks for offering the blog candy.
have a super night!

Ester said...

I've seen:

Ozzy (you're right, not as crazy as I expected.

Ac/Dc-Loved them. They put on a great show. Loved Angus Young on stage. Loved the bells. Everything.

ZZ Top-Loved them too. Good show. Those guys know how to rock.

Van Halen-With Sammy. Good but not great.

I want to see Bon Jovi. I just want to drool over John :-)

Peggy S said...
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diane mcvey said...

Wow, I'm so old it's hard to remember!
I have seen Elvis (in his lethargic, doped up days...terrible concert)
Def Leppard
Grand Funk Railroad (lots os marijuana at that one!)
The Lettermen (great concert)
Aerosmith (great!)
Loggins and Messina (fabulous)
Simon and Garfunkel (awesome)
Many more, but I can't remember! My brother used to get 2 tickets, then not get a date, and he would let me go with him! Of course some of them WERE with my choice of date! LOL
I would love to see Josh Groban, and Carrie Underwood...but I haven't been to a concert in decades!!!
dinobomp@aol.com

Yosha said...

Wow! I am reading everyones list and I am so going to be the looser of the group!!!

I've seen
Brian Adams (so live up to expectations!!! He basically did a couple of hours of his #1 hits!)

Nelly Furturdo (?) (She was all right. One of her first concerts...she was still growing!)

David Usher (It was David Usher...Nuff said!)

All this was one summer (Tulip Festival in Ottawa!)

My patheticness must win me some candy, don't you think? :)

Heather Leech said...

Never saw Rex Smith, but he did "Take My Breath Away"
But I have seen:
Josh Groban, Irish Tenors, Barenaked Ladies (I think 4 times), Garth Brooks, April Wine, Bryan Adams, Elton John, Billy Joel with Elton John, Keith Urban, Paul Brandt, Shania Twain and more I can't even remember. Love my live music!!
Besides my regular BNL fix, I'd love to see Josh Groban again!!
Heather L.

Suzy said...

This will be tough as my boyfriend runs a country station and I am now and American living in Canada - so I see a lot of country and Canadian acts and know not who they are! I will try:

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and Willie Nelson (I am now a huge fan of both)

Rolling Stones (sat through that concert in constant rain wearing a trash bag yay me)

Rob Thomas (got to meet him too - I swooneddddddd)

Michael Buble (I had no idea who he was when I got to meet and see him in an old tiny theatre - his manager said he was about to hit it big and never play in such a venue again and she was right)

Shay (they are filming a reality show and cameras were everywhere - they are so funny watch for them this summer)

Matt Anderson - huge guy who sings rock and blues and is incredible

George Canyon, Sugarland, Allan Jackson, Brooks and Dunn and so many more local bands I cant recall - this was an outdoor concert and I got to meet Sugarland she is sooooo tiny in person and they were very nice. Rained for this one too and we got stuck in the mud along with everyone else. Was fun to watch the men all covered in mud pushing cars and trucks like toys lol.

Godsmack - this was for an acoustic heavy metal tour it was so cool

Styx - Very cool and fun but I dont know much about them but I liked it

JD Clark - one of those I dont know but he is quite popular here in Nova Scotia

Prince - man can he put on a concert

Sarah McLachlan - twice! My honey took me to Boston for my birthday to see her, she is amazing

Tragically Hip- didnt know who they were when I went but loved them

Great Big Sea - coolest band ever! Imagine Fisherman pop!

Roadhammers- didnt know who they were but kind of hard country. Very good


Dixie Chicks - they opened with saying how nice it is to be in a country where they dont get spit at

Seeing Faith Hill and Tim McGraw soon, and Aerosmith!

Rex Smith is a one hit wonder with the song You Take My Breath Away

I really want to see The Police tour sigh!

Lisa said...

Can you believe I lived very close to the Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC to us) and I've never been to a concert there... But I would L...O...V...E... to see Rascal Flatts in concert.

Rex Smith was a singer in the 80's who put out an album .. You take my breath away... which featured the same song..

Robbie said...

I am going to date myself here.

Dave Clark 5 in high school.
Bread in college.
Beach Boys as an adult (I have actually seen them several times)

shuggy said...

Where do I start?

First off, the one who saw U2 but didn’t know who they were and got in free and backstage? I had a heart attack when I read that. Those boys are saints!!

U2 - 4 times – would see them over and over
Oingo Boingo – 4 times –they need a reunion
Depeche Mode -4 times (see a pattern here?)
OMD
Sting – 3 times
REM – 3 or 4 times
B52s – a few times
INXS
Young Dubliners a few times
Train
Matchbox 20
Indigo Girls
Wallflowers
New Order
Special Beat – or English Beat, don’t remember who they were at the time
Sarah McLachlan
Butterfly Boucher
Howard Jones – 4 times
Public Enemy
SugarCubes
Soupdragons – the one hit wonder
Fine Young Canibals
PIL
Red Hot Chili Peppers – before they were huge and when they were good
No Doubt – twice, once very good and once very bad
Bush – they were awful…was with the bad No Doubt
Gin Blossoms
Metalica
Rage Against the Machine
Aerosmith
Bon Jovi
Kiss
Garth Brooks –not proud of this one!
Chicago
UB40

I’m sure there’s more but that’s all I can think of. What memories this brings back!!!

Carolyn S. said...

ok, I'm dating myself, but I have attended so many, Elvis being the one who stands out the most. (what an awesome concert, sadly, Elvis has left the building)Also, George Strait(someone threw a hat and hit him in the face). Kenny Rogers, Dolly Parton, the Guess Who, The Bee Gees, Neil Diamond, Foghat, The Oakridge Boys, Red Skelton, Mel Tillis, and the list goes on and on. I would still love to see Elton John in concert.

Ida said...

Wow you've been to a lot of concerts!
Let's see I've been to The Eagles (2 times) - Fell off my chair at one of them (I forgot it was a folding chair and stepped off).
Moody Blues (3 times)
ZZ Top - Tickets were a gift for my DH
At our local fair I've heard,
Terri Clark, Joe Diffie, Tanya Tucker, Sawyer Brown, Charlie Pride (went with my mom to that one), Toby Keith

Also have heard - Cheryl Wright and Chris LeDoux

One's I want to hear: Neil Diamond, Bob Seger, Steve Miller Band

Ida

jodene said...

Mine is a sad little list compared to others. Living in a small town most of my life not to many band visit and you have to travel to see anyone good. I've seen
Moist (very cool, yet very hard on the body. To many moshers.)
The tragically Hip (would go again)
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band (to fun)
Aerosmith (another good one)
The rolling stones(blows all others out of the water)
That is it, I would love to see Tina Turner if she ever comes back to do it again!

Peggy S said...

I did not follow directions so I'm reposting :)

Wow- You've seen some great concerts!! Oh I loved Def Leppard so badly when I was younger. I love to hear live musics - we got to big venues and small clubs too.

Van Halen (my first concert ever)
Bon Jovi (He has fabulous hair and they played forever - it was great!)
Beck (at least 5 times in college years)
Pearl Jam (amazing)
Cake (fun but I felt old at the concert)
Motley Crue (went because my BF wanted to go)
Ryan Adams (he is a crazy man but his music is great!)
Wilco (one of my fav bands, going again to see them soon)
Prince (one of the most fun concerts ever - he is an amazing performer and EVERYONE was on their feet dancing the entire time)
Rush (free tix, not my cup of tea)
Brian Wilson (boring)
Elton John/Billy Joel (I was in high school)
Sting (I love this man)

... and lots of other smaller less known bands.

I wanted to catch The Police but tix are crazy expensive!

tanja f huxspal@yahoo.com said...

What a fun post and trip down memory lane!
So here goes what I can remember...
Chicago (4X) and the Beach Boys (3X), Tina Turner, Dave Matthews @ least 6 X, Elton John, Steely Dan, Flock of Seagulls (wince), James Taylor (at least 6 X), Lenny Kravitz (2X), Huey Lewis and the News (2X) John Cougar Mellencamp,Counting Crows, Lyle Lovett (3X),Kansas, Little River Band with Ambrosia :}, STeve MIller Band, Pat Benatar, Earth Wind and Fire, the Smithereens, Kool and the Gang, KC and the Sunshine Band, The Grateful Dead, the BoDeans (FUN), Robert Cray (awesome blues guitarist), the Neville Brothers, Edie Brickell, Jean-Pierre Rampal, Smashmouth, the Wallflowers, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, the Police with the Gogos, asnd others that I probably can't retrieve from my cobwebbed memory bank

Missy Owen said...

Van Halen (I loved Alex, drummer)
Billy Squire (great moves, danced a lot)
KISS (Need I say more?)
MC Hammer (really good)
Foreigner (My first concert ever)
Garth Books (4th row center!)

I would love to see Bon Jovi in concert. I didn't get to see him in the 80's!

Rex Smith starred in "Sooner or Later"....I remember hm well...

Selina said...

Zoe Girl (the kids & I all loved this one)
Brooks & Dunn (very entertaining)
Wynonna (loved her)
Sawyer Brown (took my sister for her birthday, it was fun)
I am sure there are more, but those are the ones I can remember.

I would love to see Casting Crowns and Mercy Me, Casting Crowns will be here this fall, I am hoping to take the kids to that one, they'd love it.

Melanie aka Batgirl said...

Rex was a teen idol that also did some theater, TV and Music :)

I have seen:

Amy Grant (wanted to my whole life)
Garth Brookes (I was hoping for more from this show)

Anonymous said...

WOW...what a concert list! Good for you!

I'm a late bloomer. I didn't get to my first concert until I was over fifty!!! So in recent years I've seen...

Alan Jackson (he's so sexy)
Martina McBride (two times, great show in Radio City Music Hall, NYC)
Rascal Flatts(love those boys and the songs they sing)
Trans Siberian Orchestra (two times...the best light show, you have to see this one)

And coming up...
Martina again at Radio City in May and Faith and Tim this summer...America's sweethearts, can't wait love them both!

Yes, as you can see my husband I love country music. I would love to see Garth Brooks or Shania Twain.

Donna

oncomputertoomuch said...

I just seen Toby Mac and Hawk Nelson. It was a great concert!!!
I loved Toby Mac.

Lilian said...

well... my favorite concert last season was norah jones in concert at the hollywood bowl! i loved her before, but she is AMAZING live... i loved it. =)

L8ybug2 said...

I live a very sheltered life. Elvis was in our town back in the 60's but I wasn't allowed to go. Many years later I got to go see Crystal Gail, her hair is toooo long but she did a great performance...Kenny Rogers, Great show but he won't shake hands with anyone...Sawyer Brown, loved them. I'm not really into Country Music but when someone gets you third row seats you go...Also saw Jeremy Camp when he did a concert at our church. He's great, I love to hear him sing...I would really, really like to see Elton John.

Dana said...

I have been a blog lurker of yours for so long it feels weird to finally be posting!

1. Depeche Mode (My BF and I hitched all the way to Giant's Stadium at age 12 for this one!)
2. Grateful Dead-8X (Need I say more?)
3. Neil Diamond (I LOVED him as a pre-teen)
4. Poison (School trip, believe it or not)
5. Pink Floyd (Best light show ever!)
6. Bob Dylan-2X (Can't sing, but I love his words!)
7. Crosby, Stills, and Nash (Sure wish Young had been there)
8. The Eagles (INCREDIBLE)
9. Elton John (Free concert in Philly)
10. REO Speedwagon (State fair)
11. Air Supply (Ditto)
12. Barenaked Ladies (Never even sat down, I was having such a good time)
13. They Might Be Giants (Ditto!)
14. Ani Difranco (She was only like 21 at the time and nobody'd really heard of her then)
15. Simon & Garfunkle (Still can't believe I was in the same room as them!)
16. Wilco (Awesome, awesome)
17. Janis Ian-2x (My sister and I were stalking her (joke)and we stayed in the same hotel as her!)
18. Donovan (Best one person show ever.)
19. Indigo Girls (While in collage, without their band)
20. James Taylor (We could see his house from our garden plot when we lived in MA)
21. Great Big Sea (Never stopped dancing)
22. Pat Benetar (She's looks so good for her age)
23. Trans Siberian Orchestra (Another incredible light show)
24. Donna the Buffalo (ONe of my all time faves)
25. Rusted Root (Ditto)
I've been to so many folk festivals I have no recollection of tons of bands I've seen.

I would LOVE to see Billy Joel in concert, and Shawn Mullins.

Thanks for making this so much fun, and letting us bring back the memories!

Anonymous said...

I can count the number of concerts I have been too on three fingers!! LOL Boys to Men, Shania Twain and Alan Jackson.

Guess I would like to go see Dora and Diego in concert next - wow, life really changes after you have kids! *smile*

-toni
littlemattjr@yahoo.com

ps..love your card sketches!

monika/buzsy said...

I haven't been to many concerts. I have seen couple of Hungarian groups, but can't remember the names, Modern Talking (German group singing in English in the 80's), and Bon Jovi in London. :o)

Dawn Mercedes said...

Off the top of my head:

Richard Marx
INXS
U2 (twice)
Peter Gabriel (3 times)
Lalapalooza …the first one …too many bands to mention
WOMAD… another all day music festival…headlined by Peter Gabriel and a host of others…don’t remember who some “famous,” some ethnic/cultural music
Arrested Development
Stereo MC’s
EMF
Soup Dragons
Material Issue
Toad the Wet Sprocket
Woodstock 1994…too many to count…way too many…
Hootie and the Blow Fish
Nine Inch Nails
They Might Be Giants
Violent Femmes
Frente
Chris Issac
DuranDuran
Moody Blues
Billy Joel
Rusted Root

I'll have to look through my CDs to stir up some more memories...haha.

Always wanted to hear Eddie Money or Huey Lewis and the News

Rose Ann said...

Been to quite a few, and a good variety. Some I've seen multiple times. ;)

Rick Springfield (1st concert...seen multiple times. Met twice)
Billy Joel (seen multiple times, and with Elton)
Huey Lewis & The News (seen multiple times)
REO Speedwagon (when I was in high school)
Van Halen (with Sammy Hagar)
Eddie Money (saw in high school and recently with Rick Springfield)
Paul McCartney (saw in 89)
Elton John (multiple times, once with Billy Joel)
Bryan Adams (saw many times...one of my very favorites!!)
Kenny Loggins (saw multiple times, met twice)
Garth Brooks
Alan Jackson
Vince Gill
Brooks & Dunn
Wynonna (saw multiple times)
JoDee Messina (saw multiple times, met once)
Kenny Chesney (saw multiple times)
Keith Urban (saw multiple times, met once....he's my FAV right now!!)

I know there are others, but I can't seem to come up with them right now. I have also seem several contemporary Christian artists such as Steven Curtis Chapman. Many may not be familiar with them, so I won't list them.

Hmmm who would I like to see?? Probably Keith Urban & Bryan Adams. Yea, I know I've seen them...but I don't get tired of their shows!!

Kristina said...

Dave Matthews band (good, but they were either drunk or high)
Tori Amos
Harry Connick Jr (4 times, best one was when I was in the front row right in front of him at the piano)
Alanis Morrisette(ok)

Would love to see Celine Dion

Steph said...

I have been to quite a few concerts and like you have very diverse taste in music. I am not going to list them all here but I will list a few I can think of off the cuff.
1. Tiffany
2. Roxette
3. The Nylons
4. Barenaked Ladies (at least twice)
5. The Arrogant Worms (several times)
6. Jann Arden
7. The Philosopher Kings
8. Tragically Hip (several times)
9. Sheryl Crowe
10. Motley Crue
11. Poison
12. Bryan Adams ( at least 3 times)

One of my favorite concerts was Jann Arden. I always thought that if she did not make it as a singer she could have been a stand up comedian.

I also really like the Arrogant worms because they are totally off the wall and fun with songs like The Last Saskatchewan Pirate and Jesus' Brother Bob.

Poison was great too because I went to see them when they toured just three years ago or so and it was really funny to see Brett Michaels this many years later with his bandana and leather pants.

One concert I would really like to see would be something hip hoppish just because I have never been to a hip hop or rap concert.

This was a lot of fun!

Jan Scholl said...

I have been to hundreds-really! So I can't single out one or another. But I can tell you who I wish I had seen. The Carpenters. I was in the hospital having my son when they were here in my area-it was the last time they toured and of course, I was a little too busy to see them. Never in my wildest dreams did I think I would never be able to either. My kids all love them too. I never miss a day without listening to them.

Shannon said...

Haven't been to a concert in years.......but I am going to see the POLICE in Houston in June!!! I am so excited.

Some of these I forgot about, with good reason!!

Back in Junior High my BF loved The Monkey's. She dragged me to their reunion concert (mid 80's) and it was pure torture!! Not a fan of The Monkey's. Not to mention that I had poison ivy all over, it was miserable. Forgot this one.

Next one, I was in HS to some terrible Head Bangers Ball gathering of the long haired people. I was dragged by another friend to this one. Forgot about this one too.

Chicago. They were awesome.

U2 twice....the first one was the best concert I have ever been to. The second one was good too. They are phenomenal.

My sister entered a radio contest and won 6 sets of tickets to the Eagles reunion tour. Joe Walsh (think that's his name) was so drunk. Me and my husband just laughed he was hilarious. Good concert though.

Living 20 minutes from Houston rodeo, I have been to my fair share. Not to memorable though, since most were country music, and I don't care for country music.

Last concert I went to was Depeche Mode. My friend Andrea wrecked her car on our way to the concert. We got a ride from the tow truck driver, back to her house to get my car. We were only 45 minutes late to Depeche Mode, but missed the opening act. Andrea later hooked up with the tow truck driver.

Now that I have been married for 12 years my concert days are long over...........until June anyway!!!

Thanks for the fun question and the chance for some goodies!!

Angel said...

Let's see if I can get the brain cells working~
~Reba McEntire ~Wynona Judd ~Tim McGraw & Faith Hill ~Beach Boys ~Chicago ~Aerosmith ~Bad Company ~Kansas ~Styx
I am sure there are more, but that's all my brain will remember this morning. LOL

Daintry said...

Let's see..

Depeche Mode - First concert I ever went to!!!

Aerosmith- awesome

Sheryl Crowe - another great one

Cranberries

Snoop Dogg- Okay I know wierd one!!

Reh Hot Chili Peppers- totally cool concert, drove 5 hours to see them and then drove it again that night to get back home. It was a great weekend.

George Strait

nsync (okay small type to I have to admit this? hehe. They did put on a great show!)

Debbie Gibson or as she prefers now Deborah Gibson

Flock of Sea Gulls!

Animotion- remeber Obssesion? I actually took video of thier show for them when they came to town. Free t-shirts and some great memories

Gene loves Jezzabelle

Tommy Tutone- 867-5309...hahaha

I know there a few more, such an interesting collection of concerts.



Gwen Steffani

Matchbox20

Harry Connick Jr.- one of the first my dh took me to.

Edna said...

I am not sure if I want to post on this :)...it will definately let you know I am from a different age bracket...but, for possible blog candy we will do a lot, haha.....

The Monkees...Not the reunion tour but the original...It was great..I was 15 or 16 and they were touring with Paul Revere and the Raiders...I had a friend whose uncle worked at the tv station and we got a backstage pass...I thought Mikey Dolen was sooooo "groovey""...I remember we wore mini skirts and white go-go boots ( this attire was all the rage back then after all it was the days of the Hullabalu tv show )

Herman's Hermits....so -so concert...they did not have a plithera of hits....

The Beach Boys.....AWESOME SHOW

The Everly Brothers....

Gene Pitney...what ever happened to him????

Rick Nelson....he was so good looking.....I was so saddened when he died

Bob Seger .....loved this concert..

Then after I got married I mostly went to country shows...at fairs,etc.
and for awhile I worked at a theatre where acts performed....

Barbara Mandrell...
Hank Williams Jr...
The Oakridge Boys...
The Statler Brothers....
Martina McBride....
George Strait...
Tim McGraw....
Garth Brooks....
Reba McEntire....
Gretchen Wilson
Faith Hill
Little Big Town...
Blue County....
The Dixie Chicks...
Charlie Daniels....
Josh Gracin.....
Josh Turner....
Buddy Jewel.....
Craig Morgan....
Willie Nelson...
Sarah Evans......
Pam Tillis....
Danielle Peck...
Sugarland.....Wish it would have been with Jon BonJovi....

American Idols tour ...with Ruben Studdard and Clay Akin....

oh yeah !!....I almost forgot JIMMY BUFFET...that is an EXPERIENCE not to be missed...it is a PARTY !!!!!!!Before~During~and After the concert.

and being from Indiana, of course I have been to several John Cougar Mellencamp concerts.....

Must not forget the greatest entertainer of all time....Elvis Presley.....UNBELIEVEABLE


And who I want to see.....KENNY CHESNEY

Regina D. said...

I've, too, have been to a lot of concerts, but my favorite concert was Prince. (Sexy man...awesome concert!)

Kacy said...

I don't usually post on your blog but I do check it out on a regular basis. I had to post because I actually own Rex Smith's album Sooner or Later from 1979 (I was 14 and thought he was the cutest thing I'd ever seen). Haven't listened to the album in years but your post brought back fun memories.

Amy said...

The JETS (5th grade, country fair)
George Michael (No Elton John)
Poi Dog Pondering (don't ask)
Stone Temple Pilots (awesome acoustic set with a couch, rug and lamp - Red Rocks in Denver)
Dave Matthews Band - TWICE
Jimmy Buffet (danced with strangers)
Pat Green

Kutless( my music taste has obviously changed!)
Casting Crowns
Third Day

I know I'm missing a couple

I didn't ever really love concerts so there is no one I missed seeing.

Gina Wrona said...

mmmmmmmmmm I think if memory serves me right, my last concert was Rod Stewart (he is my most absolute favorite!)

I wish I could have seen Bob Segar, but it was financially impossible, KWiM?

debbyk@bayland.net said...

I have seen the Beatles in 64 in Las Vegas, the first concert I was ever at. It is very interesting seeing all the girls go ape over them, screaming, jumping around and pulling their hair and beating my brother on the shoulders and head. Because we were such well behaved children - 9, 12, and 15 yrs old!

Letterman, ok nothing to write home to mom about

Beach Boys several time. I still love their music.

The all time best concert I went to was the Eagles Farewell Tour.
Gave the tickets to my husband for Sweetest Day. Love their music also, but I think that I enjoyed watching my husband. He really got into the music and enjoyed himself, so it was worth every penny, especially at 50!!!!

Anonymous said...

Let me think back to days ago. Wow, this is some brain strain..LOL

Willie Nelson & Waylon Jenings(my first concert with my grandma. We rode a bus to the concert. It was a special group tour bus that picked you up & took you to concert, then delivered you home)

Hank Wiliams Jr (this was an awesome concert! My Dad took me!!)

Anne Murray (I loved her when I was young. I used to sing her songs for hours!)

Randy Travis (my best friends & I went to theis concert in college. We absolutely loved him!!)

Paula Abule & Bobby Brown (this was a wild concert!)

Poison & Ted Nugget (this was a concert at an amitheater & was awesome!!!)

Boys to men (I don't remember a lot about this concert)

Blue Man Group (I have seen them 3 times now & loved them each & everytime!!! Awesome show if you have not seen them!)

Heidi Sorg
Yukon, Oklahoma

Donna said...

I have only been to three live concerts.
Deep Purple when I was in high School

Linda Ronstad (sp) great concert

Neil Diamond - Oh what a show he put on!

Sharon said...

Just last Friday, my husband, daughter, a friend and I went to see Chicago and Kool and the gang. Kool opened for Chicago so we saw both groups in one night.
They were both excellent, of course, and very "high energy". We spent at least half of the time standing along with everyone else--too much "energy" to stay seated.
This is Chicago's 40th year by the way.

Linda SS said...

This is hysterical - went to so many when I was young that I've forgotten many. The ones that still stand out are:

Jimi Hendrix (I remember a fabulous light show with this one)

Cher (her farewell tour...fabulous costumes & great performer)

Cindi Lauper (love Girls Just Wanna have Fun - rest was boring to me)

New Kids on the Block (took my 11 yr. old daughter, as Joey was her first love & I was such a nice mommy that I drove 10 hrs. to this one)

The Beach Boys (when they were YOUNG...I LOVED their drummer Dennis Wilson & he talked to me. What a THRILL)

The Beach Boys (when they were OLD. I still LOVE their music, talked to Al afterwards)

Barry Manilow (won tickets & great showman & fun songs)

I've seen several others in the 60's & 70's like The Eagles, The Turtles, Paul Revere & the Raiders, Hermin's Hermits, The Doors. THANKS for the memories, Maria:)

Pat S. said...

Rex Smith was also in the movie "The Pirates of Penzance".

My musical tastes run from rock to classical.

Some that I have seen in concert:
Aerosmith - their first concert after 9/11...awesome and moving.

Roger Waters - he's better now than when he was with Pink Floyd. Did someone say reunion?

Boston - how do that lift that organ?

Dire Straits - one of the best I've ever seen

Sting - what can I say

The Who - before losing John Entwistle

Rush - 3 times
ZZ Top - 3 times
Fleetwood Mac - 3 times

Rolling Stones - they had to run Eddie Money off the stage

CSNY - WOW!

REM - takes my breath away

Beach Boys - how fun

Davy Jones - after the Monkees (cute!)

ELP - could listen to them all night

Who I would like to see...I never did make it to Bon Jovi :(

Pat S. said...

Did you know...Rex Smith was also in the movie "The Pirates of Penzance".

I have been going to concerts since I got out of high school.

Some of them, I wondered "what was I thinking?!"

Alice Cooper

Scorpions

AC/DC - they were so loud I actually had to put kleenex in my ears...ouch!

Anonymous said...

Ahhhhhhh,concerts in th late 60's at Ball State University in Indiana: Peter, Paul, and Mary "Singin' in the Wind" and Simon & Garfunkle "Bridge Over Troubled Water". I was lucky to get 5th and 6th row seats in the very center and could see every move they made.
Sharon Kirts
kirts.s@comcast.net

Pat S. said...

In my more mellow moments, I went to these concerts:

Doobie Brothers

Liberace (he was fantastic!)

David Lanz (think new age piano)

Barry Manilow

Dawn Knapp said...

Hi Maria! Here goes my list. Keep in mind that I was a total 80's hair band fanatic!!

Def Leppard

Ratt (my very 1st concert ever - Bon Jovi opened for them - LOL)

Bon Jovi (I still have a HUGE crush on Jon!)

Motley Crue (loudest concert)

KISS (loved them since I was 7 yrs. old)

Night Ranger (OHH I miss them!! - I got to sit on their tour bus with them!)

Cinderella

Ozzy

Poison (they wore more makeup than most of the girls in the audience)

Tesla (great band- met them twice)

Dokken

Loverboy (singer fell off the stage!)

Quiet Riot

Ted Nugent (luvv Uncle Ted!)

Aerosmith

Guns 'N Roses

Whitesnake

Great White

Damn Yankees (saw them 5 times one summer)

Slaughter (the drummer was soo cute!)

I'm sure there is more, but thats most of them. Fun times... Oh to be young again! I haven't been to a concert in a long time but I'd love to see Bon Jovi again (and again, and again!!)

Dawn Knapp said...

OH, I forgot to add that Rex Smith was a singer and also was in the movie "Sooner or Later"! Yes, had a crush on him too!

Pat S. said...

Reading the other posts reminded me of some I had completely forgotten:

Yanni
John Tesh
Moody Blues
Eagles
Pat Benatar
Robin Trower
Yes
Kansas
Jefferson Starship
Mountain
Stephen Stills

Still would love to see Bon Jovi!

Kathy said...

Boston - I was in High School and this was my first. Also: Alabama, Garth Brooks, Kenny Rogers, John Denver, Clint Black, Highway 101 (anyone remember them). There were more. My X-husband was a country music DJ and we went to many concerts.

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