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May 24, 2005

Dave Matthews, Here I Come!

I just found out that Sis #1 and I are going to see the Dave Matthews Band in Chicago on June 2nd!! Wooohoooo!!!

I've gone to many concerts, but this is one I've been dying to see.

My mom is getting us tickets as early birthday presents for my sister and me.

Another concert to add to my collection of great concern memories!

Hmmm....let's see if I can remember all the concerts I've been to:

Alabama was the first concert I ever went to. I went with my dad when I was like 8 or 9.

Mark Chestnut I saw when I was at a trail ride in Missouri with my Grandma. Didn't know who he was then, but he became a more popular country singer later.

Chelly Wright (I got her autograph and my picture taken with her), Patty Loveless, and Clay Walker I got to see on 4th of July while in Jr. High on base on 4th of July.

Martina McBride is another concert I got to see while living on base, on 4th of July a different year. Wow, that one was one of my favorites. She's amazing!

311 & Jimmie's Chicken Shack I saw while in college. That was the first time I ever smelled weed. I was with my boyfriend and my roommate and I was like, "Eww, what's that smell?" And they both cracked up at me....oh how naive!

Red Hot Chili Peppers Good show! Again, while in college!

Martina McBride again while in college. She had a few more records under her belt now and it was another awesome show! I was floored!

Better than Ezra Stupid college kids trying to do a mash pit with a non-mashing band. The concert itself was good though!

N'Sync Shush! I took my sister for her 15th birthday.

Barenaked Ladies was an extremely entertaining show! Not only are they good, at the end, they did their own remakes to songs like "Like a Virgin" and "Bootylicious". Great comedy!

Jessica Simpson Shush again! I took my friends daughter for her 15th birthday.

Josh Groban I took Morrigan for her birthday. One of the best concerts I've been to...he's just that good.

Hmmm...I feel like I'm missing some. I'll have to think on this one a little more.

I'm going to try to go to Myrtle Beach Wed night to see Lifehouse. Only $15, ya can't beat that! But again, I struggle with the idea of going to a concert in Myrtle Beach by myself. But I really want to see them!!

So, what concerts have you seen?

Update: I forgot about Blue Man Group while I was in Chicago last year! AWESOME show. I guess that's not really a concert, but there's tons of music! If you have the opportunity, you must go!

Posted by Sissy at May 24, 2005 09:57 AM

My first concert was KISS in 1975. You'll NEVER guess the second concert I attended.

Posted by: spurs at May 24, 2005 12:29 PM

You are so LUCKY! I love Dave Matthews and have heard that he is awesome in concert (second to U2 of course). You are gonna have so much fun! I'm jealous.

Posted by: Napster at May 24, 2005 01:15 PM

best concert was Rush on the 4th of July. They were on tour alone and they played more than 2 hours. And they were damn good. Plus it was in an outdoor ampitheatre and there were fireworks after the show. Which of course they made jokes about, being Canadian and all.

Posted by: caltechgirl at May 24, 2005 04:10 PM

Damn, I can't remember who was my first concert. Morrigan probably remembers. It was 1983, Fall. Hmm.

I've seen Billy Joel.

My husband has seen all the biggies... The Who, Pink Floyd, all of those.

I don't do crowds, but I would for Sting.

Posted by: Boudicca at May 24, 2005 05:19 PM

Stevie Ray Vaughn, Steve Miller, Aerosmith, Scorpions, Metallica, Clutch, Corrosion of Conformity, Overkill.... hell, there's way too many to count.

And by the way, there's a shitload of Christian bands that I've seen, too! (Just wanted to say that! :))

Posted by: That 1 Guy at May 24, 2005 10:08 PM

Corey Hart was my first concert...TN made fun of me for years for that. Billy Joel/ Elton John combo concert was quite amazing, the Rolling Stones Steel Wheel, and YES with a rotating stage and back stage passes. However, it's some of the smaller less known bands that stand out as some of the best. They Might Be Giants, The Church and seeing Driving and Crying with my brother before they were famous. Great memories.

Posted by: Morrigan at May 24, 2005 10:26 PM

...and Josh Groban; he was amazing!!!

Posted by: Morrigan at May 24, 2005 10:28 PM

Josh Groban! He is wonderful in concert. I saw him at the Starlight Theatre last August here in Kansas City and not only was the concert spectacular but the weather cooperated and it was a beautiful night all-around. I can't wait until his next album/tour.

Posted by: Megan at May 25, 2005 08:52 PM

First concert I ever went to?
Ratt, with (ugh) Britney Foxx opening for them. (BTW Britney fox wasn't a chick, just some glam rockers who wish they were chicks).
I haven't been to too many concerts... seen AC/DC, Metallica, Skid Row, Guns N' Roses (Axl is a prick), Stone Temple Pilots (With Dennis Rodman!), Local H, Cheap Trick (The tickets were free and we almost set fire to a bunch of girl scouts), Weird Al Yankovich (Littlejoe got us tickets for my B-day a few years ago because we're geeks), and some country singers that I can't remember due to repressed memories (my wife is a C&W fan).

Posted by: Graumagus at May 26, 2005 01:19 AM