This picture has nothing to do with today's 10 for Tuesday topic. I just love my little boy.
1. It's hard to beat this one for awesomeness. When I was in college, someone was selling an extra ticket and I got to see Pink Floyd at Foxboro Stadium (when it was still called Foxboro). I was 12th row center stage. My ticket was under $50, and someone I knew had a ticket for later in the series and was in nosebleed seats. It was awesome.
2. I've seen Rush in concert in Providence. This was one of those situations where I had an internet friend who liked many of the same things I did. So, we would get together and play too many games of Mortal Kombat and go to concerts like Rush. That was nosebleed seats for me.
3. Weird Al. In Lowell. Any concert where it is aOK to get up, sing along, and dance your fool heart out is wonderful!
4. Marillion at the Somerville Theater. This is one of those weird situations where you've listened to the music but have no idea what the musicians look like. I almost left after the opening act, because I didn't know it was the opening act. Whoops! I did stick around, and got to listen to many wonderful songs.
5. Lollapalooza 1996. Once again a group of friend went to Lollapalooza, and I got to go too. The only groups I really knew at this were Metallica and Soundgarden. On the day we went, I also listened to Ben Folds Five and Psychotica. It was super hot, and I was sort of gothed out in a black body suit with fishnet mesh shoulders. Needless to say, I got a fishnet mesh sunburn that faded out and lasted all summer long.
6. Dream Theater and Blink Crotch. Dream Theater was at the Bank of America Pavillion and had two opening bands. One of those bands involved the lead singer standing with his legs straddling the blinking light from the drum kit. The opening bands were mostly forgettable (the other opening band had a lead singer who looked kind of like Bruce Banner).
7. Distant Worlds. Chocobo music and other Final Fantasy music. It was pretty awesome!
8. Carmen in Concert. One of my friends was in the chorus for this, so I saw it when the MIT group put it on a gazillion years ago.
9. Tiffany. I saw this with one of my friends at the Fleet Center (or whatever they were calling it at the time.. you know, where the Bruins play). It was shortly after I had knee surgery, so I was either just off crutches or was still on crutches with an air cast thingie. I was afraid that if I fell down that I would roll all the way down to the bottom. Splat!
Beyond that, I have been part of a lot of musical theater and now choirs (UU Church of Lexington right now). So, I have done concerts. The most recent one was this past weekend at the local farmer's market, where we sang to support Faith Feeds.
Singing with the church is awesome, because they do Music Sundays. Music was always one of my favorite things about church from when I went when I was a little kid, so being part of such a musical congregation is wonderful! This past Sunday we sang Kokomo and the Famine Song in addition to the more traditional spirituals and hymns.
If you add musicals I've seen, the list gets a lot longer. I've seen Les Mis, Into the Woods, Miss Saigon, Moving Out, and a few others. I've also seen a few plays and operas on the Boston Common. But frankly, I haven't seen a concert since seeing Dream Theater a few years ago. It's just not something I do on a regular basis.