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#MicroblogMondays 142: Concerts

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I did not participate in the 10 concert Facebook meme because (1) I don’t go to a lot of concerts.  Yes, I’ve been to over 10 during the course of my lifetime, but I’m not a big concert goer and don’t really feel like reminiscing about them.  (2) I go to most concerts for other people.  Therefore, my concert list doesn’t reflect my musical tastes.  (3) I didn’t really get the point of the lie unless you constantly speak about concerts.  I did a tongue-in-cheek version swapping in theater instead of concerts because it is a running joke that I talk about certain plays incessantly.  The ones on the list are the ones that people generally roll their eyes about when I start quoting from them.

A side comment: when we cleaned out our bookcases, we found 8 copies of the same Dürrenmatt play.

Anyway, I did go to a concert last week — Midnight Oil.  It felt like slipping on a t-shirt from high school.  90% of the reason I wanted to go to the show was to watch Peter Garrett dance.  But normally, not a concert fan.

Do you like concerts?  And did you do the meme if you don’t really like concerts?

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23 comments

1 TasIVFer { 05.15.17 at 6:15 am }

It was kinda disappointing when Peter Garrett was a politician and didn’t do his awesome dancing in press conferences. 😂

2 Jenn P { 05.15.17 at 7:32 am }

So this thing, you’re supposed to list 9 concerts you’ve been to and 1 you haven’t? And then it’s supposed to be amusing somehow? Wow. I sure do miss out on a lot now that I don’t have Facebook.~

I do like concerts and live music, but it’s not something I’ve prioritized money for regularly. I haven’t been to one since I had my son.

3 a { 05.15.17 at 8:10 am }

I don’t know that I’ve been to 10 concerts. But I just went to one last week for the first time in probably 20 years. It was fun and yet boring (because one of the bands wanted to improvise every song for an extra 10 minutes – just end it already!).

(I did not participate in the meme)

4 torthuil { 05.15.17 at 8:17 am }

Ha, I saw that one too and didn’t really see the point. That could be because most of the concerts I’ve been too are classical and folk groups most people haven’t even heard of. And I tend to see the same musicians over and over again. I do kind of regret not seeing Leonard Cohen live. But on the other hand not really because the significance of his songs is how I interpret them for my life, not adoration for him in particular.

5 Traci York { 05.15.17 at 8:23 am }

I thought about doing something like you did (like, 9 birds I’ve photographed, and one I haven’t, and make the lie something like a pterodactyl) but haven’t gotten around to it. I’ve probably been to about a dozen concerts total over the years (one of which was Midnight Oil in the 90s – awesomesauce!), but didn’t have the urge to jump into the fray.

Time for my own side note – when I clicked over to your blog today from mine (it’s how I check that the link is working), it brought me to last week’s #MM. I’m guessing the category button on this one didn’t get clicked. Just so’s ya know. 🙂

6 Lori Shandle-Fox { 05.15.17 at 8:53 am }

Except for business stuff, I’m not on FB much so I didn’t know about this. I love live music but haven’t been to many big concerts. I love concerts in the park where you can just hang out under the stars, stuff yourself silly with picnic food and hear great music. That was always one of my favorite dates.

7 Middle Girl { 05.15.17 at 9:20 am }

Saw it. Didn’t do it. Not now, never was one for concerts. Like you, curious about the lie. Why?

8 Charlotte { 05.15.17 at 9:36 am }

Oh man, I saw Midnight Oil so many times back in the day!
I was a HUGE concert-goer, made easy by the fact that a certain Pavilion was basically in my backyard and it used to host every great band and event back then, when you could get a lawn seat and a T-shirt for $20 each. So I basically saw everything even remotely interested that came through, and a ton of really weird ones, too. And I also ventured to D.C. And VA for shows with my older siblings from a young age and then on my own as I got older. I still love going, but don’t go very often because it’s become such a hugely expensive thing, but I average one show a year and will move mountains to see The Cure when they come anywhere close by.
Oh wow, this would be a fun post to do, as I have so many. Thanks for the idea.
But that meme? Even if I was on fb…NO.

9 Charlotte { 05.15.17 at 9:40 am }

Oh man, I saw Midnight Oil so many times back in the day!
I was a HUGE concert-goer, made easy by the fact that a certain Pavilion was basically in my backyard and it used to host every great band and event back then, when you could get a lawn seat and a T-shirt for $20 each. So I basically saw everything even remotely interested that came through, and a ton of really weird ones, too. And I also ventured to D.C. And VA for shows with my older siblings from a young age and then on my own as I got older. I still love going, but don’t go very often because it’s become such a hugely expensive thing, but I average one show a year and will move mountains to see The Cure when they come anywhere close by.
Oh wow, this would be a fun post to do, as I have so many. Thanks for the idea.
But that meme? Even if I was on fb…NO.

10 Turia { 05.15.17 at 10:15 am }

I’ve really cut back how much time I spend on Facebook these days so I didn’t see the meme. If I had, I wouldn’t have done it because a) I never do Facebook memes because I don’t see the point, and b) I am not really a concert goer. Q. and I have said we should try to go see U2 at least once but otherwise I’m not sure we’ve ever been to a live concert (that wasn’t an orchestra) in the almost 15 years we’ve been together. I went to a few in my younger days, but I’m not a huge fan. Too loud, too crowded. Not my scene.

11 Parul Thakur { 05.15.17 at 10:44 am }

I must have gone to like 2-3 concerts in my life so yes, you are talking to a “not a concert” fan. I think, mostly the tickets are so overpriced that it’s hard for me to burn a hole in my pocket. I enjoy music but then what’s wrong with one at home with some great speakers 😉

12 loribeth { 05.15.17 at 12:01 pm }

I did the meme. 🙂 I went to a lot of concerts back in my teens & 20s. When I moved to Toronto, I thought, “Ahh! Concert mecca!!” All the big acts came to Toronto (they didn’t to Winnipeg, although some have been there since then). What I didn’t take into account: (a) the venues in Toronto aren’t much bigger than those in Winnipeg… but the prospective audience is much, much larger, making it much more difficult to get decent seats (not even factoring in the effect of ticketbots & resellers :p ). (b) I would CARE about getting decent seats much more as I got older. :p 😉 No sitting on a blanket on hard pavement all day for this 50-something!! And if I’m going to be paying several hundred dollars for a ticket, I want better seats than the nosebleed section. :p (c) The fact that I would probably have to leave the concert early to catch the last train out to the suburbs where we lived — and then get up at the crack of dawn after only a few hours sleep to go to work, if it was a weeknight (unless we shelled out for a hotel room &/or took the next day off work). And (d) The rising price of tickets. I suppose we could pay hundreds or even thousands of dollars to get tickets from a reseller/scalper, but there are very few bands I’d be willing to shell out that kind of $$ for. As a result, I have been to exactly two concerts in the 30+ years that I’ve been here, both of them Bruce Springsteen 🙂 (1985 & 1992 or 93) — although I’ve seen some great smaller (mostly Canadian) acts do free lunchtime concerts around where I worked.

13 Different Shores { 05.15.17 at 12:12 pm }

I haven’t seen this meme at all.. I’m intrigued now and must see it. I haven’t been to a concert in a long while, out of sheer laziness. Prices here in ROI are astronomical, though.

14 Counting Pink Lines { 05.15.17 at 12:37 pm }

I think I’ve been to 2-3 concerts in my lifetime so didn’t really apply to me. I did see some interesting variations like “9 things that will happen with the AHCA and 1 which will not”

15 Sharon { 05.15.17 at 12:57 pm }

I love concerts but haven’t been to many since my sons were born. Partly because they feel like an unnecessary extravagance when you are paying child care costs that are more than your monthly mortgage payment, and partly because I have real difficulty staying up past 10 pm! 🙂

16 Lori Lavender Luz { 05.15.17 at 2:10 pm }

How was the dancing?

I used to like concerts, but now they just hurt my ears/head #old. I don’t do such memes because I paranoiacally figure it’s just a way of getting me to part with info that can be used against me. #crazytoo

17 Lavonne @ the OCD infertile { 05.15.17 at 2:25 pm }

I love concerts. As someone who lives on music I always love seeing it live. One of my favorite bands from OH used to perform here regularly and we would always go to see them and they were HUGE in my healing process through depression after our first two m/c. I don’t know what meme you’re talking about but I usually don’t participate in any Facebook Shenanigans. LOL!

18 Stephanie (Travelcraft Journal) { 05.15.17 at 2:44 pm }

Yeah, I managed to dodge that meme! I used to go see a lot of local bands. I still like concerts, but I go much less frequently.

19 Daryl { 05.15.17 at 3:37 pm }

I used to love concerts, but I haven’t been to one in ages. I saw the meme, but even as a concert lover, I thought it was pretty lame.

20 Journeywoman { 05.15.17 at 6:22 pm }

I love concerts of my favorite musicians. I did the meme.

21 Chandra Lynn { 05.15.17 at 10:50 pm }

Nope. I’m not a concert-goer. I enjoy music in my home or car, privately. I haven’t seen the meme, but I’m going to find it now. 😉

22 Chandra Lynn { 05.15.17 at 10:51 pm }

Nope. I’m not a concert-goer. I enjoy music in my home or care, privately. I haven’t seen the meme, but I’m going to find it now. 😉

23 Jamie { 05.16.17 at 1:00 am }

When I saw the posts going around, if got me thinking. I’ve been to more concerts than I realized. Kind of a trip down memory lane. And I have seen quite the variety of entertainers. But, I did not participate in the list on my page. Not my kind of thing to do so. However, I do enjoy going to concerts.

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