The U2 360 Tour came to town this past week, and it was a pretty big deal. I, however, did not attend the concert. Yup, I know what you’re saying. You’re saying, “What!? You?! The big lover of 80′s music didn’t go to the concert of the century?!” That’s right. I didn’t go. It’s not that I don’t like U2. They’re great. (Not my favorite, but still great.) The only reason I didn’t go was lack of funds. I love going to music concerts, and I would go to many more if I could, but unfortunately my low financial status prohibits me. Most big shows are way too expensive anyway. I do consider myself lucky to have witnessed several of my favorite bands, some more than once(+), perform live on stage. Some of them are, in no particular order:
Depeche Mode+, Muse, Silversun Pickups, The Cure, Nine Inch Nails, A Perfect Circle, The B-52′s+, Weird Al Yankovic+, New Order, Public Image Ltd., The Sugarcubes, Orchestral Manouvres in the Dark, The Fixx, Erasure, They Might Be Giants, Violent Femmes, Regina Spektor…
There are a few bands that I haven’t seen in concert that I would love to see perform.
Yes, I missed them this time around. And who knows if they’ll ever come back. I may have very well missed my chance to see them. I hear they put on one heck of a show. I guess we’ll just have to wait and see.
Though I liked Underworld much more when Darren Emerson was part of the group, I would still love to go to a live Underworld concert. Until then, I can watch my copy of their “Everything, Everything” DVD.
I shouldn’t really like Tool, but I do. Their music is complex, enigmatic, and loud. What more could you want? I think watching these guys live might be a scary experience, but I would love to see them in concert anyway.
So, there you have it. My live concert wish list. I’m sure there are others, and when I think of them, I will cover them in future posts.