How many concerts have you been to?

@JenInTN (27515)
United States
July 12, 2009 1:32pm CST
I am going to my first live concert ever this Wednesday! I am very excited. When I was younger I had a lot of responsibilities and never had the means to go to a concert although I have always loved music. I can't wait. My b/f has been to a hundred I guess. He even followed bands on tour before! He insistes I can't go another day without seeing a concert..lol..So how many concerts have you seen? Did you like them live?
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@Opal26 (17682)
• United States
12 Jul 09
Hey Jen! Good for you! Who ya going to see? Let's see if I can remember? Now I have to go wayyyyyyyyy back! Now I don't think they will be in any specific order, just what I can remember so here goes: I saw The Beach Boys with Chicago, George Benson with Nancy Wilson, Chic Corea (those were with my X-fiancee who was into Jazz), Prince, Purple Rain Tour, Bruce Springstein, Barry White. I can't remember who else! There may have been some that I forgot! But, I know that the Beach Boys/Chicago and Prince were the best! There were so many I wanted to go to, but never could get tickets!
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@leenie50 (3992)
• United States
12 Jul 09
Why you little groupie!!!! Wow is all I can muster up. That's quite a string of famous bands. I think I missed out on something good. Well, maybe someday. Hugssss leenie
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@JenInTN (27515)
• United States
13 Jul 09
Heyya Opal! It's Hank 3 I'm going to see. I bet that Prince concert was amazing! I would love to see him! I was such a Prince fan. Chicago would have been a great show to I bet. I hope to see more in the future. I'm excited. Thanks for responding.
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@MissTina (124)
• United States
12 Jul 09
I have probably been under 20 concerts, most were local bands though!
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@JenInTN (27515)
• United States
12 Jul 09
Hi MissTina! I have been to some shows at a few local bars but non in which there was a tour. I like local bands. Sounds like you have been to a lot.
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@MissTina (124)
• United States
12 Jul 09
I have been to a bit of tours, I just think the local band feel is a great concert experience. I used to always go see The Fray when they were a tiny unknown band, now look at them!!! It is great to see!
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@eaforeman6 (8979)
• United States
12 Jul 09
I went to a rock concert when Three dog night was still touring. I also went to a country concert. Those were the only two and they were both great. I remember everything about them and I hope you have the very best time.
@JenInTN (27515)
• United States
12 Jul 09
Thank you..I am very excited. Sounds like you had a lot of fun when you went.
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@Shar19 (8235)
• United States
12 Jul 09
Good for you. I'm sure you will have a lot of fun. I have been to two concerts before. They were both for Bon Jovi. My husband has also been to tons of concerts before he met me.
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@JenInTN (27515)
• United States
12 Jul 09
Big Bon Jovi fan huh? I loved them too. I would have liked to go and see them. I had a friend that named her cat Jovi..lol..she was a fan too. I bet those were great concerts. What is it with men and getting to go to a ton of concerts? LOL
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• United States
13 Jul 09
MY first live concert was November last year :D by the Japanese band Dir En Grey (they're pretty awesome if you live heavy stuff and/or screamo) And my second one was April this year, at Anime MAtsuri, I saw Miyavi (another Japanese artist. He's pop/rock, but more pop nowadays xD) He was amazing!! and he talked in conversaional English!! really fluently!! lol i should stop here before i start going on a rant... well anyways, if it's an artist you like, i'm sure you'll enjoy it, unless they..suck live or something..idk lol ENJOY YOUR CONCERT!!
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• United States
14 Jul 09
yup :) OHHHMAIGAWD yes XD AEWSOME!
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@JenInTN (27515)
• United States
13 Jul 09
I hope he doeasn't suck live...lol..I hope I am as excited about mine as you are yours. Sounds like you had a great time. Thanks for responding.
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• United States
13 Jul 09
Dir en grey is such an amazing live act. That's awesome you got to see Miyavi. He's definitely someone I'd like to see live.
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• Estonia
12 Jul 09
I haven't unfortunately been to major concerts, but I have visited some smaller performances. I hope and plan to visit some good concert as soon as I can.
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@JenInTN (27515)
• United States
12 Jul 09
I have went to small local shows at a bar or two before. There is a little bar here tha has live shows every weekend and I have went with friends on a couple of occasions to hear the band and hang out. I am very excited and I hope you get to go see a big one soon too. Thanks for responding.
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@JenInTN (27515)
• United States
12 Jul 09
So you have a band? That's great! My b/f is a musician too. He plays anything with strings..lol.
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• Estonia
12 Jul 09
I know these little shows you are talking about. These are nice things too, I even got to set up one with my band. It's a cool experience!:)
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@shaggin (60145)
• United States
13 Jul 09
When I was a teen and LOVED music I loved to listen to cds but had no interest to go to a concert. My husband has gone to many concerts before we began dating. Since we started dating he has gone to a few concerts but we don't have the money to spend on luxuries like concerts so I dont let him go anymore. I went to one concert with him it was a tool concert. Although the concert was pretty cool I think it was really just a waste of money and I would much rather listen to a cd then see someone play in person. I can control the volume of the cd player but I cant control anything at a concert. My husband used to spend his time in the mosh pit when he would go but when we went together we sat in seats.
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@JenInTN (27515)
• United States
13 Jul 09
My b/f keeps threatening to take me to the mosh pit. I tell him he better watch himself if he does..lol...I do agree that concerts are expensive luxeries sometimes. I would like to say I got to see one if I never see another again. Thanks for the response.
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@metschica25 (5401)
• United States
13 Jul 09
Hello When I was a kid I went to a few concerts in the park with my family. The first concert I remember going to is the Beach boys when I was around 7 years old . It was nice they had sand and palm trees, and I remember people tossing around beach balls. Then I got into New Kids on the Block and went to a few concerts of them . Then I remember as a teen I went to see Oasis and Creed. As older alot more , and then only now some concerts are worth it. I would say my few favs are : Prince , and Bowie!
@JenInTN (27515)
• United States
13 Jul 09
I bet that Prince put on a great show! Wow..you have been going since childhood! I guess your parents had a great love for music. I think that's terrific. Thanks for the response.
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@celticeagle (135194)
• Boise, Idaho
13 Jul 09
I enjoyed all the concerts I have been too. I have been to John Hiatt, BLue Oyster Cult, David Copperfield, The Cash Family, and such as that. Several others I can't even think of right now. They are great live. Large crowds. Becareful. All great music and good preformances. Hope you enjoy this one.
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@celticeagle (135194)
• Boise, Idaho
14 Jul 09
Ya, I think I would stay away from there on my first time out. Good luck. Hope it all goes well.
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@JenInTN (27515)
• United States
13 Jul 09
Oh..I can't wait. I will be careful. I hope things go smoothly and we have a good time. My b/f keeps threatening to take me to the mosh pit but I don't think he knows what he's getting into if he does that..LOL
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@JenInTN (27515)
• United States
14 Jul 09
LOL...your probably right.
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@kellyjeanne (1576)
• United States
13 Jul 09
I hope you have a great time, Jen! You never did mention who was playing. LOL! When I was in college I went to a Bob Seger concert and loved it. That was the only concert I've ever been to in my life. I don't feel badly about that though. I've never really been a concert type person anyway. The older I get the less I can take the noise level. LOL! Purrs, Catwoman=^..^= & Mija
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@JenInTN (27515)
• United States
13 Jul 09
Hank 3 is playing..lol..I love Bob Segar! That was a great concert I bet! We'll see how I take the noise level part..lol..Thanks for the response..
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@jambi462 (4585)
• United States
13 Jul 09
I've only been to a couple of actual concerts but I've been at a couple of music festivals and they usually have like ten to thirty concerts there. I've been to a local music festival playing mainly local bands and I've been to the Detroit Electronic Music Festival where I saw the coolest live band I've seen which was the Glitch Mob.
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@JenInTN (27515)
• United States
13 Jul 09
Music festivals would be the best. They do have a a few bands playing and you can choose where you want to be. Thanks for responding.
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• Indonesia
13 Jul 09
I LOVE THEM LIVE, be careful not to fainted during the concert, bring some drink with you it will help, believe me.
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@JenInTN (27515)
• United States
13 Jul 09
Oh my! I hope I don't faint. I'll take your advice! Thanks!
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• United States
13 Jul 09
I have been to a few concerts. The first one I went to was when I was fourteen, and that was 98 Degrees. I've seen Dir en grey twice in concert, and they're definitely my favourite live act I have seen.
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@JenInTN (27515)
• United States
13 Jul 09
Thanks for sharing! I'll keep my eyes open for Dir en grey. Take care.
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• United States
13 Jul 09
I have been to so many concerts in my lifetime I cannot count. But my all time favorite was Stevie Wonder 2yrs ago.
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@JenInTN (27515)
• United States
13 Jul 09
Alot od concerts huh? Stevie Wonder would be great to see. Thanks for the response.
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@dpk262006 (58693)
• Delhi, India
13 Jul 09
Hi Jen! Normally, we do not get much opportunity to go to concerts. When I was unmarried, me and one of my close friends would go to concerts and music nights to enjoy ourselves. Actually, these kind of concerts come to end late at night and it becomes difficult to return and manage at late hours, therefore, now a days we do not make any plan to go to concerts. We fulfill our desire to see music events/concerts, when they are shown on TV at a later date.
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@JenInTN (27515)
• United States
13 Jul 09
That's the way I have always done it too. I'm excited about seeing one for the first time. They do often run into the late hours of the night and it would make it very hard to attend a lot of them because of work and children. Thanks for responding.
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@ShepherdSpy (8546)
• Omagh, Northern Ireland
13 Jul 09
Now you're asking a toughie! I enjoy music,I go to live gigs (It's a good test for your favourite groups if they can make you feel the same way about them,seeing them Live on stage as you do when you want to buy their music having heard it on radio or seen Videos!)I've seen bands in School Gyms,Bars,Clubs,Hotels,Football Stadiums,and open Arenas...If you're there because You like the Music,You'll have a great time! Living in Ireland,there is so much music here-While still at school in the '80's,"Horslips" were arguably the first Celtic Rock Group,who then broke up at the height of their career..I'm proud to say I saw them Live several times..in Recent Years,a bunch of Students/Musicians formed a Tribute band,which I've also seen,and IMO,they have definitely captured the sound-on their Debut,they managed to get members of the Original band on stage with them,a sign of approval..and in the past month,I've heard The original Band have reformed,and are to Gig again in December! I have bought my tickets already... Good luck and Enjoy Your first Gig!
@JenInTN (27515)
• United States
13 Jul 09
Wow..you have really been to alot! I do love music. I am very excited. Thanks for responding.
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@kellys3ps (3724)
• United States
13 Jul 09
I have been to nine concerts. My hubby goes to tons of concerts.
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@JenInTN (27515)
• United States
13 Jul 09
Wow! Nine! That's a lot. I guess your hubby really likes going. Do you go with him? Thanks for the response.
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@_sketch_ (5746)
• United States
13 Jul 09
I absolutely LOVE going to concerts. It is one of my most favorite things to do. I have been to about 16 concerts as best as I can guess. I have kept all my ticket stubs, but some concerts I have went to I paid at the door and so they didn't give me an actual ticket. I wish I could have gone to more, but lack of money, time and a ride often keeps me from going. The first concert I went to was when I was 16 years old. I am now 19. You're husband is right. I think that you have really missed out and I bet you're going to have a blast! So who are you going to see anyway?
@JenInTN (27515)
• United States
13 Jul 09
Hi sketch! I am going to see Hank 3. My b/f actually covers a lot of his songs and says he puts on a great show. My b/f has a lot of ticket stubs as well...oh and t shirts too. I hope I do have a good time. I'm very excited about it. It's been about time and money for me too. Thanks for responding.
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@mobhomeir (7559)
• Philippines
13 Jul 09
Honestly my friend, from the beginning of my interest in music I just watched only once. That was a live concert of one my favorite musicians, Jim Chappell (have you heard of this performer). From that moment until now I could only watch only at the movies and dvd's. How I wish someday I could...
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@JenInTN (27515)
• United States
13 Jul 09
He does sound familiar. I'll have tolook him up too see if I've heard any of his music. I hope you get to go see another soon. I am very excited about my trip. Thanks for the response.
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@jwetter (73)
• United States
13 Jul 09
I have been to 4 concerts and have had fun at all of them. My first one was Good Charlotte and Boys Like Girls. They are really fun if you are in the general admission standing room only area right in front of the stage.
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@JenInTN (27515)
• United States
13 Jul 09
I think that's where we are going to be. I can't wait. Sounds like you have had a lot of fun at the shows you have seen. I'm so excited. Thanks for responding.
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