Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Tune for Tuesday/75 Bands

Blog follower and fart poet, Murph, asked a good question last week that left me to ponder a while. How many concerts have I been to? This made me think, look back at some old pics to jog my memory, and look at ticket stubs (yes, I collect them, but I don’t have all of them…).
My first concert was REO Speedwagon/Survivor in 6th grade with my parents. Then came a wave of hair metal in the late 80’s. Then I went to a few concerts here and there, but I really picked up again after I became a stay at home mom. I love being at home, and family is my life. I'm a homebody, and really, usually I'm home. But sometimes I just need to get out and let loose and sing songs at the top of my lungs. So I started going to concerts regularly again. And again and again.
I really don’t know how many actual concerts I have been to, but here is a list of musicians/bands that I have seen live. Since most concerts feature 2-3 bands, I am guessing I’ve attended at least 50-60 concerts, and I’ve seen over 75 bands live.
Here’s a list.
30 Seconds to Mars, Aerosmith, Christina Aguilera, Avenged Sevenfold (2), Bad Company, Pat Benatar (2), Black Eyed Peas, Blondie (2), Bon Jovi, Brides of Destruction, Buckcherry (4), Mary Chapin Carpenter, Chevelle (2), Chicago, The Connells, Creed, Sheryl Crowe, Def Leppard, Disturbed, The Donnas, Dovetail Joint, Duran Duran (4), Eve 6, Foo Fighters (2), Great White (2), Guns n Roses, Hoobastank, INXS, Billy Joel, Elton John, Juke Kartel, The Killers, Kiss, LA Guns, Bret Michaels Band, The Monkees, Motley Crue (4), Vince Neil solo (4), Nelson, Our Lady Peace, Ozzy Osbourne, Panic Channel, Papa Roach (2), Poison (2), Prince, Queensryche (2), REO Speedwagon (2), Rick Springfield, Rockstar Supernova, Saving Abel, Scorpions, Seven Mary Three, Shinedown, Silvertide, Sixx AM, Skid Row (2), Slaughter (3), Smashing Pumpkins, Billy Squier, Styx (3), Sum 41, Survivor (2), System of a Down, Tantric (2), Third Eye Blind (2), Three Days Grace, Justin Timberlake, Trapt, The Tubes, Van Halen (2), Velvet Revolver, Warrant, Weezer, Whitesnake (3), Winger (3), Weird Al Yankovic

The band I’ve seen the most is Motley Crue/Vince Neil (Vince Neil sings Crue songs anyway when he’s solo). Bands I want to see live and haven’t yet are My Chemical Romance and Incubus. U2 would be awesome live, too. I’ll add Saliva to my list this weekend, too!
Today’s tune for Tuesday is from a band on my list that I haven’t played on my blog yet. Here’s another hair metal cutie. Listen to Slaughter’s 1990 hit “Fly to the Angels.” Good tune, except for the lyric, “And flowers bloom in your name.” That’s just plain goofy. Oh, and that’s lead singer, Mark Slaughter, me and my hubby’s cousins a few years ago in the top left photo.
Grab your hairspray and crank it!
Slaughter - Fly To The Angels- Watch more Videos at Vodpod.

15 comments:

Shelli said...

that a lot-o bands! Rock on! (get it? tee hee)

nikki said...

YAY to the 'stripped and justified' tour!!! LOL

Kelly said...

Shelli - :) I will!
Nikki- JT was good, and we even saw Black Eyed Peas that night! And don't forget the Prince concert...You need to go to Buckcherry with us in a few weeks!

Kim Kasch said...

I haven't made it to many concerts - other than my kids.

Solvang Sherrie said...

That's an awesome list, and quite eclectic! I love that Prince, Christina Aguilera, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Billy Joel, The Monkees and Chicago all made the list alongside the rock and metal bands. I would love to see U2 someday, too.

Anita said...

I would love to see U2 live...if they ever come to Red Rocks, maybe you can come with me! I hope they're taking their vitamins!

Kelly said...

Kim- My favorite performers are my kids! :)
Sherrie- Yes, I do love all kinds of artists. Chicago was my fave in jr. high (but I saw them in college) and Prince is a musical genius!!
Anita- I have always wanted to see a concert there! That would be so fun!

Vijaya said...

Whoa! And you're a homebody? So fun that you nurture yourself like this.

My husband and I loved listening to a live band, but gosh, since we've had kids, we've only gone a couple of times (to outdoor ones with the kids).

Kelly H-Y said...

OH MY GOODNESS ... if there was an award for the most concerts ever attended, you'd definitely be in contention! Awesome!

Big Plain V said...

So... you like music?

Kelly said...

Vijaya- I so am a homebody. I may see six concerts in a year, but most of the time I'm home with my fam!
Kelly- I'm sure there are more die hards than me, some fans follow bands across the country! :)
V- Music? Yeah, I guess it's okay.

Keri Mikulski said...

Wow!! :) Amazing list. :)

Carrie Harris said...

Wow. Mighty fine list.

I'm seeing Heart next weekend, which makes me laugh so hard. Oh, and I actually went to a New Years party with the lead singer from Warrant. We sang Auld Lang Syne together.

Christina Farley said...

I'm absolutely amazed at how many concerts you've been to. Wow. You are a rock star!

Rena said...

Impressive list!