questionswho/what groups have you seen perform live?


I've been to too many concerts and comedy shows to name them all. Some highlights are Bad Religion, Rise Against, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, GreenDay (in the 90s), The Refreshments -- then again as Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers, Our Lady Peace, Bush, Mad Caddies, Streetlight Manifesto, Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Me First and the GimmeGimmes and I'm certain I'm overlooking a few.

Back when I had a job at a local music store we'd travel all over to go to shows because we got tickets for cheap. I miss it sometimes . I keep telling my wife that need to start taking our kids to some Ska concerts so they'll get a taste of something good.


Too many to list, but my favorites were U2 and Weird Al. Both put on a great show, if a bit different in scale.


Also too many to list, Favorites include George Carlin, Alabama and Toby Keith. I would go again to any of those if given the chance.

I skip most shows now based on the cost of tickets and my poor luck with getting a seat that I can see and not be surrounded by drunk, smoking jerks.


At the ripe old age of 22, I have been to way too many concerts.
My favorite would have to be Blink-182, when they did their reunion tour a couple summers ago.
Being a drummer, I went to see Travis Barker. He did not disappoint.

Yes, I know he did not do this first, but that doesn't make it any less impressive.


I've seen Tom Petty 5 times in 4 different states (the last time my seats were 9th row center!)...ZZ Top (twice), REM, The Kinks, George Carlin...all were many moons ago. I also avoid live shows now because of the cost and I don't enjoy the crowds anymore.


I prefer comedy, have seen:
Jay Leno
Jeff Dunham
Sam Kinison
George Carlin (towards the end and he wasn't very funny)
Kathleen Madigan
Jeff Foxworthy
Jeanne Robertson

Beach Boys ('65 & '80 something)
Garth Brooks


I have been to too many concert to list them all...some of the highlights are Nirvana, The Who, Pearl Jam, Garth Brooks, Rush, The Tragically Hip, Moxy Fruvous, Bruce Springsteen, Metallica, Bad Company, Charlie Daniels, Alice in Chains, The Black Crowes


I've seen many of the superb artists mentioned above. During one happy 2 year period, I saw the Talking Heads and the B52's perhaps 8 times each, often on the same bill.

And once, when I was young, I danced in Wilson Pickett's arms on stage at a forgotten Manhattan club while he sang Midnight Hour and Mustang Sally to me. Sigh. Memories from what seems now to be another life....


It's a very long, long list, but some memorable names include:
Metallica, Bruce Springsteen, Volbeat, Halestorm, Godsmack, Disturbed, Korn, Velvet Revolver, Kid Rock, The Donnas, Aerosmith, Hootie and the Blowfish, Blues Traveler, Veruca Salt, Bush, Stone Temple Pilots, Apocolyptica, Alan Jackson, Tim McGraw, Deanna Carter, Martina McBride, Sawyer Brown, Kansas, Panic at the Disco, Theory of a Deadman, Saliva, Shinedown, Three Doors Down, Public Enemy, Local H, Jackyl, Megadeth, Slayer, Anthrax, Motley Crue, Rev Theory, Sammy Hagar, Uncle Kracker, Machine Head, Ted Nugent, Sevendust, In This Moment, Buckcherry, Drowning Pool, Rob Zombie, Guster, Stone Sour, and many others... at the very bottom of the list of worst bands, you'd find Hoobastank, Limp Bizkit, and shudder Nickleback. (After their first single... I was young and didn't know better!)


Ok, Lily Tomlin tops the comedy list, Joan Jett from the second row walking distance from my house tops the rock concert list, Tommy Tune tops the theatre fanatic list, Roberta Peters tops the can people really do that with their voices list and Live Aid tops the coolest thing I did with most of my siblings list(my mother made me go as chaperone when I was being too cheap to buy my own ticket and I brought along a book and earplugs. Didn't use either once the Hooters had kicked it off. Thanks, Mom.) And then there was Rosemary Clooney.


Thanks so much for all your answers! So enjoyable for me. Guess a few of you have seen George Carlin, eh? Forgot to mention I saw Joan Rivers when she was still doing stand-up. She was one of the funniest people...ever. Double-over laughing, stomach-hurting funny.

Also, saw the O'Jay's performing this classic. They were much younger & thinner then. I was, too. :-/