The older I get, the more bands I attempt to scratch off my “see live bucket list.” This has been a good year concert-wise for me. I checked quite a few bands off my list including the Green Day, Lady Gaga, Soundgarden, Scorpions, Michael Schenker Group, Slash, ZZ Top, Sevendust and more.
This year, I hope to add some very specific bands to my “I’ve seen ‘em live” list. Those bands include Europe, Saigon Kick (they reunited), Damn Yankees (it could happen), Metallica and Iron Maiden. On the latter two, the bands have been touring but they didn’t come around me and the dates didn’t line up for me to travel.
Now, let’s say I could pick just one from the list above to see live. If that’s the case, I choose Europe. I actually hope Europe plays M3 next summer. I’ve made a conscious decision to not do as many festivals next summer because, well, it’s expensive and this summer has been nuts.
I wish Europe would come to America for at least a short run. A European fest is definitely on my list of things to do, but that won’t be happening for quite some time (see reason #1 above: expensive).
Show of hands: how many of you have seen Europe live?