I’m a big music fan and I love seeing bands in concert. This is a list of all the bands I’ve seen in concert starting with the oldest to the most recent. I’m hoping to elicit some, “Oh I’ve seen them too,” or “I saw them and they were terrible,” or possibly even, “You saw them in concert?!!? What a dork!” Here goes:
The Who, The Police, Genesis, Yes, The Fixx, George Thorogood, James Taylor (not related to me),The Grateful Dead(2x), Queensryche, Metallica, Indigo Girls, R.E.M., Phish(2x), The Dead Milkmen, Marilyn Manson, Nine Inch Nails, Green Day(4x),Less Than Jake (4x), New Found Glory(4x), Sugarcult, Panic at the Disco(2x), Motion City Soundtrack, Fall Out Boy(2x), Blink 182(3x), Rob Zombie, Godsmack, Good Charlotte, Reel Big Fish(2x), Bouncing Souls(2x), Sum 41, They Might Be Giants, Moxy Fruvous, Anarbor, Riverboat Gamblers, Jesus H. Christ and The Four Hornsmen of the Apocalypse (lead singer has read this blog and I believe I may have inspired their song “Vanity Surfing), Say Anything, All American Rejects, We the Kings (2x), AFI(lead singer from my hometown), Anberlin, Cage the Elephant, The Strokes, Hey Monday, Yellowcard (2x), All Time Low(3x), MC Lars (singer of the classic “Hot Topic is Not Punk Rock), Manchester Orchestra, My Chemical Romance, Mayday Parade, Breathe Carolina, Four Year Strong, Streetlight Manifesto(I didn’t know anything about them and they turned out to be very good. You can’t beat a band with a horn section), Taking Back Sunday,
I’m sure there’s some smaller opening acts I’ve forgotten over the years. The picture above is from my cell phone from my front row, mosh pit spot for Green Day in 2010. I’m not sure if this counts, but in April my 14 year old sons band opened a show that was headlined by Miley Cyrus’ brother Trace (formerly of Metro Station) and his new band Ashland High. Also if you’re looking for some good but not yet known alternative/pop punk music check out Forget Me in Vegas, Dividing the Skyline, and Nothing Personal.