Though I was never a big punk rock fan, the death of Lou Reed has me thinking about music, and Jay over at My Family and Other Cricketers writing about finally getting to see a band she'd wanted to see for a long time (The Boomtown Rats) has me thinking about concerts we've seen through the years. No way as many as our daughter has, she's still going to them , but a fair amount.
Our first concert was to see The Rolling Stones in 1973, it was in Frankfurt, Germany and we paid all of $5.00 to see them. Billy Preston opened for them.
Then, in no particular order:
Emerson, Lake and Palmer I remember a lot of headbangers
Foreigner with Bryan Adams as an opening act We took our daughter, she was the one wanting to see them and we thought she was too young to go on her own
Queen They put on an incredible show
U2 Saw them in Atlanta on their Joshua Tree Tour
Paul McCartney Saw him in the late 80's when Linda was still alive, wonderful show
Our daughter took us to see Arlo Guthrie when she was in college. Loved hearing him do Alice's Restaurant
There were probably others, but these are the ones that stick in my mind. We still go out to hear live music and to dance, hope we never get too old.