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I love going to concerts (especially rock shows)

Posted 1 Month ago by Weird Occurance

I've been going to concerts once or several times a year since I turned 16.

I'm a bit of a Breaking Benjamin groupie (don't ask how many times I've seen / met them, I probably won't answer that anyway lol)

I went to see Hinder last night for the 3rd time, but the first time in 10 years. They got a new singer back in 2013 and this was my first time seeing them with the new singer and his stage presence was absolutely incredible - and the band seemed super amped up to be there, too, which was pretty sweet. Most bands I've seen are great at performing their music, but don't seem to interact with the crowd all that much, so this show was quite excellent and I completely recommend a Hinder concert to anyone who likes rock shows.

Any other concert goers here for any genre of music? What do you like seeing?

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Never been much of a concert goer. I think I've been to maybe six big venue concerts ever. No specific genre, either.

Saw the Canadian Brass, Lea Salonga & Shen Yun. All were quite wonderful! Probably the most interesting venue I've been in was a concert at Wanamaker's Department Store. We had a nice seat a couple levels up in ladies casual wear. That was a special evening concert, but they have concerts and recitals just about every day as I recall. Back when Border's was still open, we used to go to small concerts there as well.

1 Month ago
elemtilas
 

Saw the Canadian Brass, Lea Salonga & Shen Yun


I saw Shen Yun in NYC! Neat experience that I felt fortunate to have.

Living a train ride from NYC, I've seen a number of live shows and theater performances as well. It's neat being so close to a "culture center" for these sorts of experiences.

Back when Border's was still open, we used to go to small concerts there as well.


God, I miss Border's, but don't think ones near me held small shows. These must've been nice.

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1 Month ago
Weird Occurance

Breaking Benjamin

Hinder

I have been transported to the early/mid 2000s.

I have never been to a concert. Dave Evans the original lead vocalist and one of the cofounders of AC/DC (before they got big) is suppose to play at a restaurant/ club here so I’ll be checking it out.

1 Month ago
sniper of hell

I have been transported to the early/mid 2000s.


Coworker said the same thing back in '08 when I went to a Yellowcard concert - it was part of their final world tour.

I have never been to a concert. Dave Evans the original lead vocalist and one of the cofounders of AC/DC (before they got big) is suppose to play at a restaurant/ club here so I’ll be checking it out.


Oh you should! And definitely tell us about it.

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1 Month ago
Weird Occurance

I used to love concerts and operas and ballets, including pop and rock of all kinds — Duran Duran, Donna Summers, Adam Ant, some even more famous acts I can’t remember the names of right now. I’d go with dates, with friends, with family, by myself, ….

Since my 2nd wife and I moved to Michigan and started fostering our daughter we did a lot less of that. Most of the biggest performances we went to were at our church.

Now I tend to go to movies with friends, or at least I did before COVID. And museums. There’s a pipe-organ theater in town that some of us used to go see old movies at; there was usually a pipe-organ concert before the movie.

….

I’m looking forward to meeting up with them again. That might not happen before 2022, though.

1 Month ago
chiarizio
 

I saw Shen Yun in NYC! Neat experience that I felt fortunate to have.



Too bad they can't play in Peking! But yeah, really excellent show!



God, I miss Border's, but don't think ones near me held small shows. These must've been nice.



Absolutely! The local one was on two levels, and they had a kind of "free range" space downstairs which they would use for a wide variety of purposes. Could be small concerts, poetry readings, book discussions / local author signings.


I'm not sure if they count as concerts per se but the local college hosts several chautauquas a year. Really very excellent!


Apart from the concerts, I don't really miss Borders all that much. There is a local B&N which I also don't go to. I've got six large to gargantuan used book shops within close range, so never have to worry about not being able to browse the stacks.

Each one of them is a worldbuilder's delight!




Hopefully you'll see your friends apud concertos soon, chiarizio!

[[ chiarizio ]]

1 Month ago
elemtilas
 

I have recently become a fan of the Spanish group Broken Peach.
Their vocalists are an all-female quartet whose vocal harmonies rival the Beatles’ in my opinion.
They’re backed by a drummer and two guitarists (all three are guys).
Their costuming, makeup, and choreography are outstanding!

….

I can only see/hear them on-line :’-(.

1 Month ago
chiarizio
 

I used to love concerts and operas and ballets, including pop and rock of all kinds — Duran Duran, Donna Summers, Adam Ant, some even more famous acts I can’t remember the names of right now. I’d go with dates, with friends, with family, by myself, ….


Super neat. I love plays and concerts, haven’t seen an opera before. You sound very cultured!
As a girl, I’d never go to a concert by myself. Only ever gone with a boyfriend or friends.
And, I’m the type of person to wait outside for 7 hours to be first in line for a good spot in the GA section. For me, this is a normal part of concert-going at larger venues, especially. Got lots of stories of “the wait” lol

Most of the biggest performances we went to were at our church.


Still sounds nice that you were attending things.

Now I tend to go to movies with friends, or at least I did before COVID. And museums. There’s a pipe-organ theater in town that some of us used to go see old movies at; there was usually a pipe-organ concert before the movie.


Movies and museums are also great. When I was in Florida last week, my parents pointed out a row of museums on a scenic city walk through Ft. Lauderdale. We didn’t want to go into any that day, but I found it very cool to see a cluster of museums.

When we went to Washington DC for my grandparents’ funeral, my Dad made sure to fill every second of time that we weren’t at Arlington with a museum tour.

Living near NYC, we also had random days visiting (and school field trips to) the Metropolitan and one day at the MOMA before my parents retired and moved. Modern art is weird. The old weapons at the Metropolitan Museum of Art are incredible. I could explore that section of the museum for hours. I even did one day.

Pipe organ shows and old movies sound fun, though. What an experience!

Absolutely! The local one was on two levels, and they had a kind of "free range" space downstairs which they would use for a wide variety of purposes. Could be small concerts, poetry readings, book discussions / local author signings


My local one was very small, but nice. This description sounds like the B&N I’ve walked by in NYC. It’s two or three stories with a Starbucks and lounge on one floor - not my thing, but I see why people hang out there.

I've got six large to gargantuan used book shops within close range, so never have to worry about not being able to browse the stacks.


This sounds wonderful.

I have recently become a fan of the Spanish group Broken Peach.


Never heard of them, but your description is intriguing! I’ll look them up. :)

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1 Month ago
Weird Occurance

Pipe organ shows and old movies sound fun, though. What an experience!


Indeed! I am eagerly awaiting the completion of the Midmer Losh restoration in Atlantic City. That will *literally* be the big organ concert of the millennium. In grand American fashion, it's the biggest of everything -- largest musical instrument ever made, loudest musical instrument ever made, most pipes in an organ (they lost count at 33000+) and most deep ranks of pipes.

The Librarian would be most satisfied.

1 Month ago
elemtilas
 

I've been to a few, and I want to go to more when I can.

I've seen Iron Maiden, Jack White, Coheed & Cambria and Mastodon. My favorite was Coheed with Mastodon - Mastodon played the entirety of Crack the Skye for the tenth anniversary of the album, which was incredible.

1 Month ago
galbraith

I've seen Iron Maiden, Jack White, Coheed & Cambria and Mastodon


I like Coheed and Cambria. I’ve heard they put on an amazing show, but I’ve never seen them live.

I am eagerly awaiting the completion of the Midmer Losh restoration in Atlantic City. That will *literally* be the big organ concert of the millennium.


In Atlantic City? Like, in NJ?

I’d have to make a trip for that if so. Sounds incredible by what you’ve said.

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1 Month ago
Weird Occurance

In Atlantic City? Like, in NJ?


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Yep!

Quite a sound -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LuckAvJW1Kk&t=419s


Though I can guarantee no computer speaker will be able to convey more than a shadow of the deeper pitches!

1 Month ago
elemtilas
 

Though I can guarantee no computer speaker will be able to convey more than a shadow of the deeper pitches!


Too true! Still sounds awesome tho.

And out of curiosity, where are you from?
I only ask because I go down to Ocean City, NJ like three or four times a year and have been looking at property around there haha

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1 Month ago
Weird Occurance

When I last counted a few years back, I'd seen around 200 bands/artists live. This was in big part due to a period of my life where I was going to festivals every year, namely Big Day Out and Soundwave. There's obviously a ton of great shows in that mix, but I think my top 10 standouts would have to be:

1. Dillinger Escape Plan
Saw them on three seperate occasions, including their farewell tour. Raw and untamed, without a doubt one of the best.

2. The Prodigy
I don't think any moment could top the crowd going wild for the drop in "Voodoo People".

3. Rammstein
Stunning blend of pyrotechnics, lasers, outfits, and a mechanical penis that shot foam over the crowd.

4. Linkin Park
Minutes to Midnight tour, when their early stuff rocked. Chester was an idol of mine growing up, so getting to see him scream his lungs out (with none other than Chris Cornell opening for them, sad in hindsight) was something special.

5. Green Day
American Idiot tour. Whatever I may think of the trajectory of their career post-American Idiot, I can't deny this was an unforgettable concert and I had a blast.

6. Die Antwoord
Just sheer fucking insanity.

7. Slipknot
Another immense performance and spectacle.

8. Foo Fighters
Seen them twice, would do so again. I don't listen to them on a regular basis, but they're a killer live band, and Dave Grohl is one of the only frontman I know who can stop a show in its tracks and tell a 5-10 minute story without the crowd being bothered. The man's a gift.

9. Tool
Honestly pretty standard live show from them, but I was high as a kite and their set was mesmerising.

10. Nine Inch Nails
Loud and energetic, ended the show by bringing out Dillinger Escape Plan to perform "Wish" and destroying the set.

3 Weeks ago
Orion Nebula
 

Dillinger Escape Plan


Wow - I have a friend from college who saw them a bunch of times, too. They were his favorite band. Not a lot of people mention / know them. My friend always told me he didn’t care for mainstream metal, like Slipknot or even Trivium, because it’s too light and not real metal or doesn’t have something that bands like DEP do lol cool that you’re into them.

Linkin Park


I never had the chance to see LP but always wanted to. I wish I’d gotten the chance and have heard from many people that they put on an excellent show.
Don’t ask about my recent experience seeing an LP cover band performing a “tribute” to Chester. It was pathetic and awful and the worst show ever for many, many reasons.

Foo Fighters


Great band. Another one I never saw live. Are they even still touring?



Nice list. I enjoyed reading it, Orion!

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3 Weeks ago
Weird Occurance

Dillinger was my favorite band for a good while. Absolutely hardcore people, some of the most dedicated musicians and absolutely fire at live shows. I never had the chance to see them live, which is a fucking shame.

Greg Puciato is a fucking icon.



3 Weeks ago
galbraith

You doing OK there, WO? Your last three posts all have the same content.

3 Weeks ago
galbraith

You doing OK there, WO? Your last three posts all have the same content.


That's so weird... I think this must have something to do with caching or something from my phone and every time I tabbed to the site, it reposted.

Thanks for drawing attention to it, galbraith, and sorry about that.

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3 Weeks ago
Weird Occurance

Foo Fighters are still making music, yeah. "Everlong" came up on my Spotify the other day actually, and man, I still believe that is one of the greatest rock songs of all time.

Dillinger was my favorite band for a good while.


One of many reasons why I love ya, mate.

Fun fact: I brought my girlfriend along to Dillinger's farewell show, when the only concert she had been to prior was Ed Sheeren. Her reaction was nearly more entertaining than the set itself (she admitted she really enjoyed the experience though, even if she couldn't make out the music).

3 Weeks ago
Orion Nebula
 

Group Screenigns of Epiosdes I through VI were my equivalent to concerts so I get the appeal of getting excited iwht a crowd.

3 Weeks ago
tnu

One of many reasons why I love ya, mate.


Aw, you are so sweet. I appreciate you.

3 Weeks ago
galbraith

Group Screenigns of Epiosdes I through VI were my equivalent to concerts so I get the appeal of getting excited iwht a crowd.


In my experience, joining a group screening or going to a movie, concert, or sporting event is a vastly different experience than just watching or listening or whatever from your home by yourself.

I used to go to a ton of hockey games and loved it. There's something about the sights and smells and cheers of a crowd. But I cannot tolerate watching hockey on TV. It's boring.

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3 Weeks ago
Weird Occurance

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