Note: This week’s Lyrically Inspired brought to you by the letter L, for List, as in this week’s Weekly Challenge.
I imagine that since I have a “Lyrically Inspired” feature, it goes without saying – but I’m gonna say it anyway – that I LOVE music! I just can’t get enough! In fact, I think in music much of the time. Like right now, as I typed the words “I just can’t get enough,” Depeche Mode immediately started playing on the record player in my mind. And yes, it’s a record player. I pre-date CD’s.
So now I’m sitting in my chair, bebopping away as I write. And it makes me feel crazy stupid happy! For good measure, have a listen and be happy along with me: And remember I warned you! I’m a child of the 70’s/80’s…
Okay, now that that’s out of the way (did you listen for reals? Do eeeet!), I want to talk about just how deep my love for music goes (see, there’s another one! Bee Gees How Deep Is Your Love. Don’t worry, I’ll spare you THAT video).
I’m going to attempt to list all the concerts I’ve been to in my life. I’m sure there are those who have been to many more than I, but I’m pretty impressed with my list. I’ve definitely been to more shows than anyone I know, except one very long-time friend. It sounds like I’m bragging. Mebbe I am.
It all started in 1987 with my all time favorite musician: Howard Jones. I’ll never forget this one. I think I even have the ticket stub around somewhere still.
The remaining list is in no particular order, nor do remember all of them, dagnabbit! I know at one time, I’d managed to list 38 and I’m a few shy of that. DRAT! taps chin thoughtfully. Now where did they go?
- Rolling Stones
- Dwight Yoakam
- Tim McGraw
- Sammy Hagar
- Dave Matthews Band
- The Eagles
- Pink Floyd (YES! – best concert of all time)
- Garth Brooks
- Rod Stewart
- Steve Miller Band
- Billy Bob Thornton (worst concert ever on the planet)
- Goo Goo Dolls
- Bonnie Raitt
- The Black Crowes
- Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers
- Lyle Lovett
- Fiona Apple
- Trace Adkins
- George Strait
- Willie Nelson
- REO Speedwagon
- Sheryl Crow
- Bob Seger
- Blue Oyster Cult
- Jimmy Eat World
- Credence Clearwater Revival
- The Beach Boys
One thing I’m not claming is that I remember being at all these concerts. I may or may not have had A LOT of fun going to shows. I wouldn’t remember. 😉 Cryin’ shame, too, not to remember all these times. Oh well. Such is early adult life. You could say I’ve got a colorful background. Unapologetically so.
Since I’ve emotionally grown up, I’ve slowed way down on going to concerts. They’re just too expensive and I seriously despise crowds now. But I do listen to music almost all the time. I love my Pandora and Google Music and iPod.
Last but not least, here is a partial Concert Bucket List:
- Fleetwood Mac
- Howard Jones – again
I seem to have really grown out of this phase because not many bands really stand out as “must see live” in my mind. I didn’t realize that until just now. I guess I’d rather spend my money on other stuff these days.
Wow. I’ve turned into a grown up! When did THAT happen?
Now your turn: What concerts have you been to? What were the best and worst?