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How Did You Do?

With Labor Day behind us, festival season is basically over in America. This sort of means concert season is over, too -- not that I don't attend shows in the winter -- it's just that there are less tours to enjoy.

So how did you do? Did you attend a lot of fun shows this summer or did you skip because of insanely high ticket prices? I had a very productive concert season and that's probably why I'm so bummed right now. I get depressed when the cold weather hits Ohio, anyway. That hasn't happened yet, but I know the snow is just around the corner. In the summer, I always have a show planned. In the winter, not so much.

Before the snow hits, I've got a couple concerts planned including Skid Row in Dayton and Nickelback in Kentucky (I even won free tickets!) Then of course I've got Shiprocked in November. Still, when I'm coming off something like seven festivals - I'm blue. I'm trying to shake the sads, but I'm having trouble doing that on this post-holiday back-at-work Tuesday.

What shows do you have coming up?


Reader Comments (19)

Nickelback?! You really are trying to drive me off of here, aren't you!

Still, it was great meeting you and all our Bringbackglammerz at M3. Just wish I coulda seen the Schenker Brothers with y'all at Rock'n'America. That had to be THE highlight of the Summer Festival Circuit, I would imagine.

I will see if I can still swing Shiprocked!

Gee, I better get my Iron Maiden tank-top t-shirt ready for that one...

September 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
This summer was not as good as last, cause i attended ROK 09. however, M3 was special. I also enjoyed Lynch Mob and Michael Schenker Group. This weekend, we go see Kix and I hope to see Funny Money this winter.
September 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBrian L
Only one concert this summer and that was Scorpions and MSG in Chicago. It's not so much the tickets prices that kept me away, but the insane parking ($20.00) and the damn "service fees" and assorted other bull shit fees that these ticket sellers add on. A $100 dollar seat winds up costing you $135 plus parking fee. Hey, it's getting to the point where I'm just not going to go.
September 7, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterold sarge
Sadly, M3 was my only concert of the summer but WELL WORTH IT !
The only thing on the winter horizon is KIX-Mas in December. I am kind of jonesing here myself. Lol.
September 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDamnp78
My top 3 of the summer (here in Toronto):
1. Iggy and the Stooges
2. Alice Cooper/Rob Zombie
3. The Specials
September 7, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterpapa_rocker
$8 - Tesla
$25 - Sammy Hagar/Creed
$30 - Cinderella

Lot of fun for $63 !!!!
September 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGNR
Chris Holmes and Bang tango back in May, KISS in july and Ozzfest 2010 in pittsburgh Helluva summer!!!
September 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterShadow
Nickleback,serious? wow, thats embarrassing to be sure.
September 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTimothy
Nickelback???? Ewwwwww....

My top 3 were:

1. HIM at Bogarts. Cincinnati, Ohio.
2. Butch Walker at Southgate House. Newport, Kentucky.
3. Ratt at Alrosa Villa. Columbus, Ohio.
September 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKenny Ozz
Only saw one concert this Summer: steel panther at the House of Blues here in San Diego. At $20 a ticket, it was not a bad deal. These days, stratospheric ticket prices keep me away from most concerts. One thing I don't understand is why promoters don't hold more festivals here in San Diego. Whether it's July or january, we almost always have the best weather in the country. Hell, we still have outdoor concerts all Winter.
September 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBob
I've got Nickelback in Massachusetts and Shiprocked! Life is good!
September 7, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterricksav65
Let's see, I saw

M3 Festival
Iron Maiden
Shinedown, with Puddle of Mudd, 10 years, Chevelle and sevendust
Can't wait to see Kix-mas
Going to see Buckcherry this Thursday
September 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKixkixass
Let's see...

Butch Walker


Scorpions w/ Ratt

Rock N America



That was a rockin' summer!

Still have Slash, and Jon Oliva's Pain this month and Shiprocked in November!

I think I have a concert problem.
September 7, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterconcertsrock
Hey Concertsrock,

Can you email me at - I want to ask you a question. Love your YouTube page! Richie Kotzen rules!
September 7, 2010 | Registered CommenterAllyson B. Crawford
ok, so I'm a bit slow in responding to this one.....summer rocked!! Fall is looking dyno-mite as well...CRUE at Bayfest, the Cult finally back on my home turf, maybe Bret Michaels again, Cabo and Sammy's Bday Bash, LA Guns, Bon Jovi in Gulf Shores, Ozzy at Voodoo Fest, Shiprocked, Warrant/Phil LAG/ and Firehouse all from Rocktober 1 thru November.....the Rock truly never stops!!!!!
September 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKARI
Oh yeah, just remembered KIX playing in Biloxi, MS on Dec.23. merry KIXMAS to me!!!! Tell me Yeah, Yeah, Yeah
September 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKARI
Allyson - you're right, Ritchie Kotzen does rock. The record he did with Poison was one of their best, and his playing is why.
September 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRich
Sure Ally. I totally forgot to put Richie on my list!
September 8, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterconcertsrock
This year has been a great year for summer for shows. - July 7th opened for Bret Michael's at Turning Stone Show Room in Verona NY {Free}, Skid Row {$10}, Slaughter {$10}, Ratt {$20} A Kiss Tribute Band {$10}
Alders Appette {$10 plus another $15 for passes}, Jackyl {Free with Admission to the New York State Fair} The Rods {$10}, Going to see Alice Cooper/Rob Zombie, Binghamton NY/Oct and Black Label Society, Rochester/Nov.
September 9, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRoy - Say No to Bon Jovi!!!

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