Monday, November 17, 2008

Music makes the people come together.

This post by the Andersons inspired me to make a list of all the musical acts/musicians I've seen perform live. It's not a long list, but there are some gems, for sure:

BB King - At Spirit Fest. Remember Spirit Fest?
Janet Jackson - Rhythm Nation tour - first concert without adult supervision
Harry Connick, Jr. - At Starlight, right after When Harry Met Sally came out. So good.
Reba McEntire - My mom got free tickets. She was pretty good. 
The Judds - Again, mom got free tickets. They were terrific.
Michael Crawford - More free tickets from mom. I cried when he sang "Music of the Night."
Bob Dylan - Spirit Fest. I couldn't understand one word.
Lyle Lovett - Opened for Sting with a subdued set that didn't really grab the crowd.
Sting - Fantastic.
Barry Manilow - He was freaking awesome.
Blink-182 - For my sister's 16th birthday. They were unremarkable.
Alkaline Trio - Opened for Blink-182. Again, unremarkable.
Jackson Browne - Great show.
Keb ‘Mo - Okay, but not the best.
Bonnie Raitt - Fan-freaking-tastic. That woman is a force of nature.
Ben Folds - 15 times this year. I'm an addict.
Ben Lee - Twice with Ben Folds. Completely forgettable.
Eff Barzelay - Twice with Ben Folds - I would travel 3000 miles to see him perform again. Incredble.
Missy Higgins - Seven times with Ben Folds, and loved her more every time. I will definitely see her again.
Jewel - At Okobos Music Festival. Great entertainer - I was impressed.
Ingrid Michaelson - Okobos. I really short set, but good.
M. Ward - Okobos. Short set and that was sad. He was one of the best performers I've ever seen.
Death Cab For Cutie - Okobos. Good show.
David Byrne - "Once In A Lifetime" live. 'Nuff said.
Coldplay - They performed 10 feet from us. The entire show was great.

I keep thinking that I'm missing something, but I don't know what it is. Ah well.


  1. Ben Folds 15 times this year?! Wow, that's awesome.

  2. Oh, the mind reels. This constitutes A Project. I think I need funding.

    A few quick ones: Sex Pistols. Nico. T. Rex. Iggy Pop. Ramones. And on and on.

    Performances I only just missed might make for a more interesting list.

  3. What, no Van's Warped Tour? I went to that twice with my granddaughter, probably was the oldest person there. I loved seeing all the enthusiastic kids, but the one mosh pit I ended up in scared me.

    I'm normally a classic country fan, so this was a big step out of the box for me. Danged old knees won't let me do Van's any more.