How far would you go for a concert?

United States
August 19, 2007 8:56pm CST
If your favorite group was performing near you, would you go? How close would it have to be for you to attend? Which group have you travelled the farthest to hear? Hubby and I had the chance to see Kansas in concert. We had a great time and really enjoyed the concert, but it took longer to get there than the concert lasted. We actually went to another state, 6 hours away, as it was the closest location to us. Most of the other concerts we've gone to were held in the city we lived in. The first time we travelled out of town for a concert, Tom Petty, it was only a 2 hour drive and was well worth it. :) How about you?
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• Malaysia
22 Aug 07
It has been a long time since I attended my last concert. Lol. It was before I got married to my husband. It was a concert of the local singer, named Sheila Majid. After that I didn't attend any huge concerts. I guess I don't like the hectic and crowded surroundings where I can't sit down. If they provide seatings, I would definitely go.
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• United States
28 Aug 07
The last concert hubby took me to was a standing room only venue. I did enjoy the concert, but you're right, it was rather crowded. For that one, we went to see Robin Trower and eventually managed to be one row back from the stage, right up against the speakers. It was so loud you could literally feel the music. It was quite intense!
@luckyvin (81)
• India
21 Aug 07
Definitely i will go. Distance should be not more than 2 hours. If it would be more than 2 hours than i have to think about it. a person needs to practical as my pocket is very limited
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• United States
28 Aug 07
This is very true. :)
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@marinarovi (1318)
• Argentina
21 Aug 07
Hi paidreader! I live in Buenos Aires, so it would be odd for a group to give a concert in Argentina and not perform here... However, I was about to drive 3 to 5 hours to go to one of two cities near Buenos aires last year when I thought I couldn't get a ticket for the concert I wanted! finally I got my ticket here so I didn't have to drive, but I think it's well worth it, if you really like the band. lol!!!
• United States
21 Aug 07
That's so true! It's nice to have the concerts come to you too. I live near Austin and we get a lot of good bands here so we rarely have to travel far. When we went to see Kansas we had free tickets and hotel accomodations so it was worth the trip. :)
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@rouwel23 (1353)
• Philippines
20 Aug 07
I havent done anything to hear my favorite group. I regret it when they came here near my city since I havent have the money to buy a ticket to see their ticket.
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@snyker (134)
• Romania
22 Aug 07
Not so far..
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• United States
28 Aug 07
Any concerts?
• Philippines
22 Aug 07
You watched concert of Kansas, are there the ones who sang Dust in The wind. I love that song. I envy you. Well, as far as concert is concerned and the venue is near i will go. But if the concert is all expense paid by a radio station, i will go even the concert will be held on Africa.
• United States
28 Aug 07
Yes, that's them. :) LOL, it would make a difference if it were an all expense paid trip. The only thing we had to pay for was getting there and back home, so the expense was worth it. :)
@maximax8 (27334)
• United Kingdom
21 Aug 07
I think the furthest I have traveled to see a concert is two hours. I went a Madonna concert and I went to a Duran Duran concert when I was a teenager. I thought the stadium was huge, many people went to the Madonna concert. Whist waiting in line to get in to the arena for the Duran Duran concert people from far and wide had come to see it. Some people flew in from places a few hours away from it. One time I was traveling I felt disappointed to be missing out on a Michael Jackson concert. Two of my friends parked in massive stadium car park. Then it turned out Micheal Jackson was ill and had called off his concert. It took them hours to get out of the extremely packed car park. They were quite understandably annoyed about that evening. I thought Madonna and Duran Duran were fantastic concerts and I think they were well worth going to.
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• United States
28 Aug 07
LOL, it does make a big difference when they don't go on as arranged. I hadn't even thought about the parking nightmare. Glad you enjoyed the ones you went to. :)
@arkaf61 (10884)
• Canada
21 Aug 07
Well I don't go to concerts much anymore and nowadays I don't think I would go too far to attend a concert even if I like the band a lot:) But when I was younger I didn't care much if I had to go far if I really enjoyed the band. The farthest I went at that time was to Spain for a Genesis concert and another for a Queen's concert - and yes I guess this just shows how old I am LOL
• United States
21 Aug 07
I would have loved to go to a Queen's concert! Would it make you feel any better if I said I still have one of their records? lol :)
• India
20 Aug 07
i would not go far from my city to watch a concert but if they come in my city then i would love to go.
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• United States
20 Aug 07
Who would you go to see?
• United States
20 Aug 07
There aren't any bands I'd go a long way to see. We have a good sized arena here in town and most of the bands I want to see come here. There is a larger arena about an hour from home and I've gone to several concerts there because my mother used to live in that town so I had a place to stay and someone to drop us off and pick us up to avoid traffic hassles. Glad you enjoyed your concerts!
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• United States
20 Aug 07
An hour away isn't bad. Glad they were close enough for you to enjoy. When we went to see Tom Petty we stayed with my mother in law. Much nicer than having to drive back home afterwards. ;)
@LAWise520 (276)
• United States
20 Aug 07
i think my furthest concert was 3 hours away and it was a festival that last for four days. The second longest was 45 minutes and that concert lasted all day. Being young, I haven't been able to get as far as I'd like...cause I sure would go further.
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• United States
20 Aug 07
The longer venues would be worth it, lol. :)