Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Tuesday Ten

Ten concerts I have attended.  Plus a couple more, because I'm a generous guy. 

U2:  Arco Arena - Sacramento.  This was early in their Achtung Baby tour.  So they played that entire album pus several of their older hits.

Eric Clapton:  Shoreline Amphitheater - Mountain View, California.  He played some guitar at this one.  

Bob Dylan:  San Diego State University.  Past his prime a bit, but still a good show.

Elvis Costello:  4th and B - San Diego.  Apparently he signed autographs and posed for pictures in the parking lot afterwards.  I would've waited for Diana, but not for him.      

Blondie:  4th and B.

Go-Go's:  4th and B.

Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks:  4th and B.  He seduced her with his big

Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo:  4th and B.  A stripped-down acoustic version of "Love Is a Battlefield" was the highlight here.   

Pretenders:  House of Blues - San Diego.

Bangles:  House of Blues - San Diego.

New Pornographers:  House of Blues - San Diego.  Probably my favorite concert from a lesser known act.  Very laid-back and easy-going.   

Berlin:  House of Blues - San Diego.  I think she looked at me.  It was awkward.    


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    1. Probably U2, with Pretenders second.

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    1. Yeah. I caught a lot of them past their prime though.

  3. You went to some great shows. I have been to very few. To put it sadly, when ABBA was doing their Voulez-Vous tour, I wanted to see them but I was young so I asked my mom if I could go and she said no because there would be drugs there. I just looked at her and said, " But, it's ABBA". I have seen U2, the Eurythemics, Barenaked Ladies and The Moody Blues which was stellar

    1. All the girls like ABBA.

      They came on the radio when I was a child, and I asked my father: is this song about Fernando Valenzuela?