A to Z – Up Close and Personal

I don’t go to concerts very often. I’m not a big fan of paying way too much money to stand and watch a concert. Yes, I’m one of those fuddie duddies. :) I’ve also never been to a really huge concert—meaning over 20,000 people at an indoor venue. We have an annual country music festival in our area called We Fest, but that’s an outdoor three-day long thing.
 
But maybe every other year I’ll get to a concert, and these are some that really stick out.
 
So What by Pink – Pink is definitely one of the best shows I’ve ever seen. No question. She has a lot of terrific songs, and is an awesome singer. But she also has a theatrical and wild show. I saw it this past winter and had no clue what was coming. All I can say is… I want to be like Pink. I’m not afraid of heights and I would love to do the things she did during the concert. This girl has one major workout routine that’d probably wear me out in five minutes. To be able to sing and perform like she does.

 
If you’re not aware of what she does at her show, this video is a good example. Fast forward to about 2:20. Seeing it on video doesn’t have as much effect as being there live, but you can see her freefall from hundreds of feet above the crowd. Again… I want to do that.

 

 
Fishing in the Dark by Sawyer Brown – I think I’ve said before that Sawyer Brown is one of my favorite country groups. I’ve seen them in concert several times. These guys have the best energy–especially for being old guys :) –and they are just fun to watch.

 
Boy in the Box by Corey Hart – Corey Hart was one of the first ‘big’ concerts I went to. Back in junior high, I think. I really don’t remember it, nor do I remember much about Corey Hart. I think he sort of faded out after his short time in the spotlight.

 
Another terrific concert I saw was Billy Joel and Elton John together—just a few years ago. The tickets were well worth the money. Those guys are legends in their own right, and together were so much fun.
 
I just picked a couple random BJ and EJ songs that I like.
 


 


 

What’s the most awesome concert you’ve seen?

7 Responses to “A to Z – Up Close and Personal”

  1. ilima says:

    The Killers a year and a half ago. They’re my favorite band and seeing them live was a dream come true. This August I’m seeing Paramore and Fall Out Boy…I can’t wait!

  2. Madeline Mora-Summonte says:

    My husband and I saw the BJ and EJ concert, too, waaaay back when they first did it. And you’re right – it was totally worth the money.

    I went to more concerts when I was younger – ah, the non fuddy duddy years! The last one I remember going to as an adult was Andrea Bocelli – it was amazing! :)

  3. Kyra Lennon says:

    I would LOVE to see Pink live!

    I’ve never been to a massive concert before. I saw a bunch of cheesy pop bands when I was a kid, but never anything really big.

  4. Susan Barclay says:

    The first concert I ever attended was the Bee Gees, way back in the day. It was awesome, even though I couldn’t always understand what they were saying, LOL.

    The Stray Cats were also great fun; so much energy! I still love to listen to ‘Stray Cat Strut’ and my husband gave me their CD for Christmas last year :)

    On the country side of things I’ve heard Rodney Crowell, Don Williams and Ronnie Milsap and enjoyed all three.

    I would love to hear (or have heard) The Police, Men at Work, and the Boss!

  5. I saw Elton John & Billy Joel too . . . And Simon & Garfunkel on their very short-lived reunion tour in 2003. I met Sting once . . . And Don Henley . . . Attended a special charity concert by Rob Thomas . . . Had Jimmy Buffett once call me out in front of an audience . . . Lots of cool concerts.

  6. tanya reimer says:

    Awesome sounds like some fun concerts!! I’ve been to many, but the best show of all time was Metallica. Hands down. They collapsed the stage, had guys on fire and still played. lol.

  7. Rachel Schieffelbein says:

    I love Sawyer Brown! And Billy Joel would be fun to see, too! I got to see Willie Nelson and Bob Dylan together, and that was pretty cool. :)

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