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It must have been great to see so many wonderful shows while those bands were in their prime...and they probably have only increased value with age.
As I said, the heights of rock were all long before my time. For that reason, I actually haven't been to too many live shows in reality.
I guess I never did give a list of what I've been to. It's a short one.
I saw a Temptations reunion and that was probably the first show I've ever been to. I remember being kind of disinterested in the music, which is a
shame, because I really love Motown now.
I have seen Aerosmith around 2004, I think. Just Push Play tour. It was quite a show! even though I don't really like Aerosmith.
I have seen Jeff Beck at least twice. His were probably the most enjoyable shows I've ever been to--just because the fact that he is a very fine
virtuoso. I remember for one of his encores he played a very stylized and beautiful rendering of "Somewhere Over the Rainbow." He was standing in the
spotlight alone. There was no singing or anything. Just Jeff and his guitar. Best way to end a great show!
I got to see a modern lineup of Skynyrd and that was fun just to hear some great classic rock. I got to go backstage and got the entire band to sign a
brand new drum head I brought with me. It's still my favorite piece of rock & roll. My mom went to an REO Speedwagon show once (without me) and
brought me back a used drumstick.
I have seen Robert Plant on his Strange Sensation tour and then again with Alison Krauss. I tell ya, I really love his solo work and it was great to
see him perform live. His band is very fun to see even if his own performances are a bit tame.
Without a doubt my favorite show ever was The Who (Pete and Roger with Zach Starrkey) in 2006. Pete can still rock it better than most of the young
kids! I had managed to get tickets for like the 5th or 6th row. Amazing being up that close!
And the most recent show I've been to was the Barenaked Ladies. I have always been a fan of them, but I had to see them just after Steven Page left
the band (which is who I really wanted to see up there singing.) The show was very fun! If you like their music, they put on a great show. Ed
Robertson and crew are expects at stage interaction, banter, and improvisation. They do brilliant improvisations with the lyrics on "$1,000,000." They
finished the show doing a mock-up version of boy band singing and beat-boxing.
I obviously don't go to many shows because I've just named them all. I am very picky about who I want to see live. If anything, I am not really
interested in seeing a rock band live if I don't know who they are.
My biggest regrets are the times that Electric Light Orchestra or Alan Parsons Live Project came directly to my town but I didn't get to see them
But what I'd REALLY like to do is find some jazz/blues club where I can go and be alone at 3AM with a good, unknown group.
I somehow think that
will always be the best show on the planet.
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