I wrote a diary a few weeks ago about the best concerts I've ever seen. People seemed to enjoy it. So a second one.
I don't do this as much as I did, but for about 20 years of my life I lived to attend live music. My favorite venue of all time, and not been there in 15 years, was the Varsity in Baton Rouge, LA. Oh the things I saw and did there .....
Well enough about me, how about some music. First off Cowboy Mouth. I first saw these guys play in an alley outside of the Varisty. I last saw them close Jazz Fest in New Orleans with like 100,000 there. I've read seeing them play is like a religous exxperience .... and I agree.
One more Varsity concert. The Smithereens. I told the two women I lived with we had to go see them. They were like who are the The Smithereens?
I swear they must have thought they were playing a 50,000 person stadium, not a small venue, cause it was the loudest show I've ever attended. They rocked the place.
Next up. I was living in DC. I saw something I couldn't believe. Dr. John was playing at the Kennedy Center (Keb Mo opened and rocked BTW). I took this women I was dating. She was like "who is Dr. John?" I said just wait.
My second place I love to see a concert is a place I bet most folks here have never heard of. Wolf Trap. It is the ONLY National Park in the nation where music is its primary focus. Hold that thought in your mind, a park and them imagine these folks playing as you lay in the grass sipping wine.
I will end with a concert I didn't attend of a band that might be my favorite band. Dead Can Dance. They did this, which I would have maybe cut off an arm to attend.
So what are your best concert going experiences?