Thursday, July 05, 2007

13 Concerts I've Been To


Since I am still on a high from the Goo Goo Dolls concert, I decided to do a TT on some of the concerts I’ve been to over the years. I’m sure this isn’t all of them, but these are the ones I remember. Click on the artist’s name to see a YouTube video of that artist!

1. Rick Springfield – I think I’ve mentioned this before. I was 12. He was awesome!!

2. Corey Hart – Sue me. It was the 80’s.

3. Harry Connick, Jr. – At some point in the 90’s, Eric bought me tickets for my birthday. This man is amazing. Amazing singer. Amazing piano player. Amazing!

4. Sarah McLachlan (twice) – I think I have mentioned before how much I LOVE Sarah. She is my absolute favorite singer. The last time I saw her was when I was 8 months pregnant with Georgia. I will see Sarah every time I have the chance!

5. Dixie Chicks (twice) – I didn’t know who they were until I saw them at Lillithfair in the late 90’s. After seeing them live, I was a fan for life!

6. Sheryl Crow – If you get a chance to see her, you should. She is one person that sounds sooooo much better live than she does on a CD. Incredible voice!

7. Mandy Patinkin – You probably know him from Chicago Hope, Criminal Minds or The Princess Bride, but this guy has an incredible voice and can really belt out a showtune. Plus he went to KU! Plus, at his concert, he did the LINE from The Princess Bride – “Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.”

8. Clay Aiken (three times) – Yes, three times. The first two times, he was awesome. The third time was a holiday show, and it was waaaay too bizarre. It was like gay Jesus singing. Still, he has an amazing voice.

9. Kelly Clarkson – She is so sweet, and she has such a big voice. I had a very good time at her concert!

10. Bette Midler – I drug Eric to this concert shortly after we were married. She was great, but it is seriously one of the raunchiest concerts I have ever been to. Dude! She did burlesque!

11. Ricky Martin – This one was not my choice. My friend Amy was in love with Ricky Martin, so I went with her to his concert. I was wowed! This guy can dance. I have never seen a man move his ass like that.

12. Ray Charles – Eric and I saw Ray Charles in Chicago at The House of Blues in 2001. I am so glad we got to see him in person. What an incredible man!

13. Goo Goo Dolls – I have been a fan of theirs since A Boy Named Goo came out in 95. Plus I love Johnny. Eric thinks he is way too pretty, but dude! Have you seen his arms? *drool* I am counting the moments until they come to town again.






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22 comments:

Toni said...

sigh* Rick Springfield! First record I eve owned! Great list!

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amy said...

Id love to see most of those..Too cool! I have been to see Dixie Chicks! Fun list!

Natalie said...

Lots of great artists you have listed there!

Happy TT!

Bernie said...

This is a great list, and some/most don't really visit Australia ! :(
Oh well, hope you had a great holiday...
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Lene said...

Oh Rick Springfield...I used to *heart* him! lol

Great TT!

crazy working mom said...

I've not even been to thirteen concerts in my life!

Looks like you've had some great times, and I'll bet there's some good stories behind those concerts!

jdoriot said...

I saw Rick when I was twelve too! lol!! I think Til Tuesday was the opening band...

Nichole said...

I am incredibly jealous.

The Goo Goo Dolls are coming to town in September, but I will have JUST moved out of state. Just my luck.

#4, #5, #6, #9....all amazing. I've only been to three concerts: Celion Dion (in Vegas), Cher (in Vegas), and Nickelback.

MommyBa said...

Ricky Martin is a darling! He's just hot and a wonderful dancer too :)

Happy Thursday!

Mom not Mum said...

LOL Corey Hart? Did you wear your sunglasses?

Suprina said...

Wow, You have been to a LOT of concerts.

I have only been to two. The Judds-Fianl Concert. And Brooks and Dunn.

I have been to The Opry and seen several country artist preform there. And I liked that atomsphere much better.

Great TT!

tommiea said...

I would love to see Harry Connick Jr!!

happy thursday...

Not So Anonymous Michelle said...

Quite a list of concerts, WOW! Your music taste is quite similar to mine and as varied as mine! :) OMG, it's Thursday already! Being off work half of Tuesday and all of Wednesday it feels like Monday today! I gotta get going on my TT for today!

Sparky Duck said...

3 pretty good
4 & 5 terrific
7 Mandy is very underrated
9 Heck so is Kelly
13 Must see Goo!

Starrlight said...

Sheryl was AWESOME!!

Kate Davies said...

Great list! I just saw Dick Tracy the other day flipping channels and saw Mandy's duet with Madonna. My immediate thoughts were: 1. Man, he's great, and 2. He blows Madonna out of the water.

And LOL on the Corey Hart concert. I saw his name and thought for a moment, "That kid from License to Drive and the Lost Boys had a concert?" Of course, I was thinking of Corey Haim. Or Feldman. One of the two. :)

Sanni said...

A Goo Goo Dolls concert??? WOOOOO!

Did they play Iris? Of course they did ;)

Glad you´ve had lots of fun!

*psst* Got sore butt muscles! *LOL*

Morgen said...

that's a great list.
I've not seen any of these artists in concert. But I wish I was there with ya to watch Ricky Martin shake his moneymaker...

pussreboots said...

I haven't been to any concerts. I can't stand loud music and crowds. It would be an instant migraine for me. Happy TT.

Mags said...

I'd LOVE to see Sarah...she's AMAZING...I've seen Sheryl Crow and you are right. She is a fabulous singer and entertainer live...would have liked to see Bette at some point too, but not now.

mama kelly said...

I must've played my Rick Springfield cassette tape 1000 times!!! A great T13 entry

Mama Kelly

Travis said...

Goo Goo Dolls rock. I don't think I've been to 13 shows in my life.