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"And finally, above all else, it is about leaving a mark that I existed: I was here. I was hungry. I was defeated. I was happy. I was sad. I was in love. I was afraid. I was hopeful. I had an idea and I had a good purpose and that’s why I made works of art…" – Felix Gonzalez-Torres

Play that Funky Music September 8, 2009

Filed under: Music,Random Thoughts — Lulu @ 7:00 am

Marta wrote this great post about the first concert she ever attended and her subsequent love of live performances. I was inspired enough to try and recall all the live concerts I’ve been to.

 

I can’t recall the exact order, and I’m sure there are some that I’ve left out, but, to the best of my recollection I have seen all the following performers live in concert (this is going back to the late 80s):

 

The Rolling Stones

Living Colour

Motley Crue

Skid Row

KISS (My favorite band from childhood)

Poison

Billy Joel

Whitesnake

Slaughter

Ugly Kid Joe

Saigon Kick

Billy Idol

INXS

The Cure *

Coldplay

Foo Fighters

Lenny Kravitz

Suicidal Tendencies

Jane’s Addiction

Lit

Butch Walker

Linkin Park

POD

Hoobastank

Lost Prophets

Marc Anthony

Angels & Airwaves *

Panic at the Disco *

Motion City Soundtrack

New Found Glory *

Good Charlotte

Gym Class Heroes

The Academy Is

Jimmie’s Chicken Shack

 

I know there are a lot more but I can’t remember them just now. I really love seeing live music performances, but as opposed to the jam-packed, standing room only, floor seats I used to covet in my teens and twenties, I now prefer smaller venues with bars and seating. (The years. They catch up to you.)

 

* = Indicates bands I have seen on multiple occasions.

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