Hmm So this week we’re talking about concerts. I haven’t been to too many. My memory tells me of 5 – The Grateful Dead, The Moody Blues, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Santana, and The Monkees.
My former husband and I had tickets to see The Beach Boys once, but they cancelled due to lack of ticket sells. Say What?? I so wanted to see them live and can’t imagine why they didn’t sell enough tickets. It was before Dennis Wilson died in ’83, which meant it would have been the entire original band we would have seen. (Of course, no one knew it at the time, but in hindsight…)
Of the previous 4 I mentioned; I enjoyed The Moody Blues & TSO the best. I won tickets off a radio station to see The Moody Blues at The Gorge in Washington. I really Loved listening to them live! They were as great as I ever remember them being!! I danced all night, even though I was seated on the ground overlooking the stage.
I went to see TSO in Seattle with my boyfriend. Although TSO performed inside, they staged an awesome performance with fire and special effects, too! They’ve got a must-see show!
Santana is a Great showman with his guitar! I enjoyed him more than I did TGD. (They played together) I didn’t know I would enjoy Santana as much as I did, but for that, I am glad I went along with the van-load of peeps who went.
I had no interest in seeing The Dead. Can’t say as I enjoyed their show at all –
The others I went with were really into them, though. We went to the concert site the night before and camped out so as to have a good spot in line. Imagine that? I am not the type of person who would ordinarily do such a thing.
My former and I went to see The Monkees just as kind of a fluke. They were my FAVs when I was growing up, and they played at the local fair (The Puyallup) one year, so we went. It wasn’t the whole band. Mike Nesmith didn’t do the get-together thing with Micky, Peter, and Davy.
I might remember others after I post. You know about my memory thing. As it is, I began this post with just 3 and then I remembered 2 more as I typed this!
How about you? Have you been able to see any of the 5 I’ve seen? If so, what’s your opinion? What’s your favorite band – growing up and now?