Artists You Used to See Every Time They Toured - But You Stopped!

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Oatsdad, Mar 11, 2018.

  1. Glenn Christense

    Glenn Christense Foremost Beatles expert... on my block

    Well, you should have thrown a tantrum, screaming and crying until your parents took your six year old self to see the Beatles. :D ;)

    I don't know what it is about me, but once I see someone a couple of times, I've got it . I don't need to see them 2o or 50 times. It's like I absorb their act and then I can go back to their records .

    It's a big world with different takes on things but if I went and saw anyone 100 times or whatever, like Colin has , I'd be bored out of my mind . :p

    Maybe it's because I'm a musician myself , but it's like, I've seen 'em, I've got it, now on to the next band I haven't seen .

    Paul is a super hero of mine, so seeing him a half a dozen times is a tribute to him, and out of the ordinary for me.
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  2. seed_drill

    seed_drill Forum Resident

    Tryon, NC, USA
    I think I'm done with Ian Anderson. His voice is gone, his guitar player is gone, the AV feeds are cheesy. A real Tull reunion with Martin would bring me back, but that's about it.
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  3. AlienRendel

    AlienRendel Forum Resident

    Chicago, il
    The Church- saw them about 20 times over the years, but the magic seems to have largely dissipated since Marty Wilson-Piper left the band.
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  4. Same here although if I do go back and see someone, it’s after a long break.
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  5. FrixFrixFrix

    FrixFrixFrix Forum Resident

    Parts Unknown
    Beck (5x)
    Father John Misty (5x)
    Flaming Lips (5x)
    Foo Fighters (5x)
    My Morning Jacket (11x)

    Once I start losing interest in the records, it's hard to get me back to the shows.
  6. oldsurferdude

    oldsurferdude Forum Resident

    detroit, mi. 48150
    Unlike Bruce Johnston, Al is original enough for me.
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  7. BlueSpeedway

    BlueSpeedway overground | underground

    London, England
  8. Oatsdad

    Oatsdad Oat, Biscuits and Abbie: Best Dogs Ever Thread Starter

    Alexandria VA
    Hey, I've only seen Bruce 100+ times - no one else is past 79! :D
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  9. Glenn Christense

    Glenn Christense Foremost Beatles expert... on my block

    Sorry. I mistakenly named you as someone who sees the same artist many times . :D

    No one else more than 79 times ?

    Get going .:p ;)
  10. Oatsdad

    Oatsdad Oat, Biscuits and Abbie: Best Dogs Ever Thread Starter

    Alexandria VA
    By June, I'll be at 90 U2 shows - happy?!?!? ;)
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  11. Kiss73

    Kiss73 Forum Resident

  12. Chris from Chicago

    Chris from Chicago Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes

    The Stones
    The Who
    Ben Harper
    Elvis Costello
    Stevie Ray Vaughan... because... well, yeah
  13. johnnyyen

    johnnyyen Forum Resident

    Morrissey would previously have been a must see, but a combination of a dire album and some dubious views put me right off.
  14. Agerst1574

    Agerst1574 Forum Resident

    Bruce is certainly one artist. I have seen him about 120 times since 1978 and after the 2000 stand at Madison Square Garden, I have only seen him once or twice every tour.

    Richard Thompson is an artist I saw dozens of times in the early 90’s and I just got burnt out seeing him. I have not seen him live since 1994.
  15. Oatsdad

    Oatsdad Oat, Biscuits and Abbie: Best Dogs Ever Thread Starter

    Alexandria VA
    So Bruce wouldn't count for this thread. You'd need to stop seeing him essentially entirely, not just stop seeing him excessively! :D
  16. Jimbo62

    Jimbo62 Forum Resident

    I've seen Paul McCartney 8 times but skipped his last show in Atlanta. I don't know if I'm burned out on his shows or hesitant to spend what it takes to get good seats and a hotel, etc...Maybe a combination of both!
  17. audiotom

    audiotom Ground Control to Major Tom

    New Orleans La USA
    That's over a year of your life and 1 year's salary
  18. Oatsdad

    Oatsdad Oat, Biscuits and Abbie: Best Dogs Ever Thread Starter

    Alexandria VA
    And your point is...?
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  19. arthurprecarious

    arthurprecarious Forum Resident

    North East England
    I'm less inclined to pay the high prices for "legacy", acts these days.

    Loved Van Morrison but haven't seen him since mid-90's. Very samey plus high prices put me off.

    Still would love to see Tom Waits.
  20. Crossfire#3

    Crossfire#3 Forum Resident

    Burlington Vermont
    Gov't Mule: sick of constant sit-ins.
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  21. Say It Right

    Say It Right Forum Resident

    Niagara Falls
    Not what the topic is about, but have seen every Roger Waters tour except Radio KAOS. After the latest, it's enough.
  22. Pim

    Pim Forum Resident

    I saw 13 shows of the "new" Queen in 2005/2008 with Paul Rodgers all over Europe, - but have only seen them once since then with Adam Lambert - even though they have played gigs about an hour drive from me.
  23. cmarcc

    cmarcc Well-Known Member

    Yes - it is now too depressing for me (both band and audience unfortunately).
  24. fuse999

    fuse999 Forum Resident

    James Taylor, I love his music, but it is the same old songs every time.
  25. negative1

    negative1 80s retro fan

    Underworld - they used to improvise, and have different setlists, but its pretty much the same now

    new order - another band that had more variety, but now its greatest hits

    the human league - with no material for ages, and even then, they just play their greatest hits

    granted, most of these bands don't come to the US often or at all, but when they did they used to be
    good to go to.


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