Win free concert tickets! What concert do you NEED to see?

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Enter to Win 2 Free Concert Tickets to a concert of your choice by answering the question: What concert do you want to see and why do you NEED to be there?

If I said you could potentially win free concert tickets, would you be interested? What if I asked you why you need to be at a certain concert, what would you say?

Win FREE Concert Tickets

Well, here is your chance to answer both of those questions with the newest TN Team Blog contest!

How it works

In 100 words or less, tell us in the comments section of this blog post who you want to see in concert and why you absolutely, positively, no-way-around-it, NEED to be there in person. Your submission can be funny, it can be heartfelt, it can just be a story on why you are the artist or group's biggest fan…it doesn't matter, you decide! What matters most is that you are creative.

The contest will run for two weeks, from today, August 8, through Sunday, August 21. The winner will be chosen at the end of the contest by our crack team at the TN Team Blog. The winner will receive two tickets to the concert of their choice, which carry a maximum value on of $400, and will be notified via the e-mail address that was used as part of the submission.

Those are the basics, so start submitting and let us know why you NEED to win these free tickets!

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As with any contest, there are of course some ground rules to follow.

  1. There is a limit 1 entry per household. If more than one entry is submitted, only the first submission will count, so don't waste your time submitting multiples.
  2. Any submissions that include inappropriate language will be disqualified without notification.
  3. The concert chosen must take place between October 1, 2011, and December 31, 2011. If the concert you want to see doesn't fall between those dates, don't worry! You can choose to receive a gift card that carries the maximum value of $400 instead.
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Comments (61) -

Alecia said...

I have to go see Hanson. Now you're probably laughing! Hanson? Those guys with the hair from 1997. Yup, the very same! Only now, fourteen years older, much more grown up, and incredibly awesome! I would love to attend a couple of the shows on their upcoming Musical Ride Tour and need TicketNetwork's help to do it! A contest like this would pretty much be the only way I’d be able to go, so I'm also not above begging. PLEASE?! Smile  Oh, and thank you too.  

August 9, 2011 at 10:01 AM

Connie Carpenter
Connie Carpenter said...

I would love, love, love to see Whitesnake on 8/20/11 in Atlantic City, NJ. It has been a long time since my heyday of spandex mini’s and big hair. I would break out the pink and white can of aquanet in a heartbeat to see David Coverdale. Maybe I can practice my Tawny Kittaen car top routine before I arrive ;) Please pick me!

August 9, 2011 at 3:07 PM

Jess hennigan
Jess hennigan said...

I would love to see Toby Keith on 9/16/2011.  It's my little brother's 25th birthday and as of right now, we don't have tickets.  He’s a HUGE fan & works so hard and I would love to be able to give him that show as a birthday present.  He's come a long way in a few years and I'd love to show him how proud I am of him.  He had to miss Brad Paisley in June to help family move ,this would be a great concert to see as well.  He’s a great kid and deserves a great birthday

August 10, 2011 at 10:16 AM

Allison said...

So there's this guy named Enrique Iglesias I've been listening to for like 12 years and you'd think I'd be sick of the songs but every time I hear the first synth chord of "Rhythm Divine" my voice jumps 16 octaves and I start squealing unintelligibly. I think such adult behavior would really bring a certain classy aesthetic to one of his live shows, don't you? Plus, if I "win" the tickets, my boss will think that's cool and let me leave work early to drive to GA for the show.

August 10, 2011 at 12:26 PM

Scott Martin
Scott Martin said...

I would love to see PITBULL on 10/06/2011.  It's my wife's 35th birthday and as of right now, we don't have tickets.  Sh’s a HUGE fan & works so hard and I would love to be able to give her that show as a birthday present.

August 10, 2011 at 5:31 PM

Kyle Michaud
Kyle Michaud said...

I wanted to submit a paragraph explaining why I'd want to go to a concert that's coming up in September, but then I saw the rules and got sad. I don't know of any band that's coming around after October. But, here's why I'd want to see Motion City Soundtrack/Jenny Owen Youngs in September:

I want to see Motion City Soundtrack with Jenny Owen Youngs in NY this September because MCS is one of my favorite bands. I have their first album title tattooed on my left forearm. Their music speaks to me and I relate to it incessantly. I recently started listening to Jenny Owen Youngs, and fell in love with her music, as well. They both have a great energy that translates well to a live show. I’ve seen MCS before, but not JOY. I’d love to see both of them together. I know it’d be a great show.

August 10, 2011 at 5:54 PM

wendy wallach
wendy wallach said...

I choose Justin Bieber. Why?  Because my 17 year old daughter, Sarah, can't get enough of him!  Posters, books, magazines, t-shirts, even his perfume..she has to have it all.  Me?  I only need her love and adoration.  I know...I am her mother and already have that.  But think of how I would feel if I could give my daughter, who does not really ask for much that does not concern Justin, tickets to see him in concert.  In the flesh. Live.  If you were me, wouldn't you be asking for the same thing?

August 11, 2011 at 12:27 AM

robinpaddock said...

i would love to see kenny !!i seen at the  vegas awards show in close at studio 54,but not close enough.his song about his tractor being sexey is funny,love all of his songs.

August 11, 2011 at 8:31 AM

Kim said...

I would love to see Toad the Wet Sprocket in concert.  My husband & I have bonded with their music & it would mean so much to see them live.  Thank you.

August 11, 2011 at 9:15 AM

Kelly said...

My favorite band Arch Enemy is coming to town October 3rd at First Avenue! I would love to go and bring my boyfriend with me to see them kick some serious butt!! Nothing quiet like seeing a girl as the lead singer of a metal band!

August 11, 2011 at 10:36 AM

Alicia said...

I've never been to a concert, but would love to take my mom to a Toby Keith or Trace Adkins concert, or especially one where they perform together. We love them, especially because they are so patriotic, and being a military family, we really appreciate all that they do for our troops around the world. My mom works so hard at home to take care of our family through all of the packing, moving, and school transfers so that my dad can focus on his job in the Navy. I'd love to take mom to a concert, she deserves it!

August 11, 2011 at 10:43 AM

shirley fin
shirley fin said...

I need to see Taylor Swift perform in New Jersey this fall for the simple reason that I am a 14 year old trapped in a 32 year old's body. The concert will be filled with hundreds of squealing preteens and their moms, which will make it all the more fun to drag my hard rock fan of a husband into the aisles to dance.

August 11, 2011 at 11:34 AM

Elisabeth Aamodt
Elisabeth Aamodt said...

I really wan to go see Anberlin play at the wiltern. It will be my first time seeing Anberlin play live and bring me one step closer to finishing my goal:to see every band on my ipod play at least once. I have been a huge anberlin supporter from the start. I have all theier albums and belong to the street team but i have yet to get to see them live. They are touring with switchfoot which is perfect because I could go with my sister who loves switchfoot,which is why you should choose me,it would would be helping 2 people for the price of 1.

August 11, 2011 at 7:47 PM

Mary A
Mary A said...

I am a huge Hall & Oates fan.  I would love to re-visit all those great 80's tunes again.

August 11, 2011 at 10:05 PM

Elisa Lowe
Elisa Lowe said...

I would love to Sade.  I love her and I love how she does not over saturate herself on the airwaves.

August 11, 2011 at 11:40 PM

Lisa said...

I need to see Journey, actually, I need to take my sons, ages 15 and 11, to see Journey.  That's all they've talked about this summer.  They love classic rock, and Journey is their favorite band.  It's been a hard year for them, because their dad and I are getting divorced, money is tight (haven't received any child support yet), and I hate to tell them I can't afford it, but the truth is I can't.  They are good kids too, straight A's, and the oldest is working on his Boy Scout Eagle project.  Thanks for the chance to win!

August 12, 2011 at 10:47 AM

STACY KERN said...


August 12, 2011 at 2:13 PM

Joni Dolniak
Joni Dolniak said...

Chris Daughtry (American Idol)
1. I want to marry him
2. I want to be the nanny for his kids
3. I want to bring him his slippers
4. I want to cut his grass
5. I want to wash his car
6. I want to lay in a hammock with him in Bora Bora.........

August 13, 2011 at 9:19 PM

Maria Foster
Maria Foster said...

I really want to see Casting Crowns in concert in November this year in West Palm Beach Florida and I absolutely, positively, no-way-around-it, NEED to be there in person because I had tickets to see them and missed the concert and they are my favorite group. They have a song "Praise You In This Storm" and I have had more than my share of storms in the last 2 years. I need to be there and hear their music and soak in all the amazing music they play. They love all of their fans and I am their biggest oneSmile  ~ Thank you for the opportunity! ~

August 14, 2011 at 9:30 PM

Megan Harper
Megan Harper said...

I absolutely positively would just love to go to any concert really! I never been to a concert before and this may be my first time going if I win. But to be honest, I would have to pick the band He is We! <3 Their music is just breath-takingly smooth, and so moving! I would love to be there in person to watch them perform all of my favorite songs that I have memorized!

August 15, 2011 at 2:07 AM

william weaver
william weaver said...


August 15, 2011 at 2:08 AM

candace barefield
candace barefield said...

hello my name is candace ,(twitter account name is 4caramelicious) the reason i fill i should win the free tickets in the front seat  row close to the stage at the chris brown concert .i have a neice name lisa keyes age 28 years old and on her birthday may 18 2011 she was in a real bad car crash that she was throwing out of the car up in the air she flew out of front wind sheild and her head was sliced from right eye brow to all around her head almost to her left eye brow she has stepeles and stiches holding her skin together and her face was flapped down and her skull was showing .she almost died  she broke two of her ribs and chris brown is her  is the best to her shes areal big fan she never been to a concert in her life so feel if she got to see chris brown she will be so  happy .and her spirts will be lifted up.she thinks she is so ugly with that big scar across her face .so can help me her aunt to put a smile for life on her face thank you very much         candace

August 15, 2011 at 3:45 AM

Krystle Smith
Krystle Smith said...

I would like to see Adele please!!!!!

August 15, 2011 at 10:02 AM

glenna said...

I would love to take my hubby to see Reba.   He has been a fan of hers for years.  He is such a wonderful husband and it would be great if I could make his dream come true and take him to see her in concert.  

August 15, 2011 at 4:26 PM

Bob said...

I'd love to see the Foo Fighters in concert.

August 15, 2011 at 5:01 PM

Katie W
Katie W said...

I really want to see Taylor Swift in concert. I really enjoy her music and can relate to the lyrics. Also, I have never been to a concert before.

August 15, 2011 at 5:02 PM

Crystal Mastrangelo
Crystal Mastrangelo said...

I'd absoluely LOVE to see taylor swift live! Growing up as a teenager, I often found Taylor's songs to be my motivation; dealing with heartbreaks and being told that you can't be whoever you want to be. I have all of her CD's, and each song I know by heart. It would make my entire life if I got concert tickets to see her!

August 15, 2011 at 6:10 PM

Ashley Hagewood
Ashley Hagewood said...

I want to see Keith Urban so bad!  I love his music, but why must country music concerts cost so much money?  I grew up on country and have yet to go to one of these shows.  Please give me the opportunity!

August 15, 2011 at 6:58 PM

kasey {:
kasey {: said...

I would love to see taylor swift. She is one of my idols. And i look up to her for many reasons. I'm a teen myself and she always has the right songs to help me through a heartbreak. This would be my dream come true if i was able to see her live. Taylor Swift is many girls idols and im a huge fan of hers. I bet i sound like any teen girl. But seeing her live in concert is like something i have always dreamed about. You would make me beyond happy if you made my dream come true. Thank you for this chance.

August 15, 2011 at 11:11 PM

Consuelo Bello-Carpenter
Consuelo Bello-Carpenter said...

I would love to see STP at the NJPAC on September 10,2011. The band rocks and the lead man Scott Weiland is to die for. Listening to their tunes brings me back to my college days. The memories of the 90's, flannels and great friends saty with me forever. Please pick my entry Smile

August 16, 2011 at 10:35 AM

Hali L
Hali L said...

I Would LOVE to win tickets to see the AMAZING Chris brown he is such a great singer and I would cry if I win these tickets and jump around for joy, I've loved Chris brown from the start and been his fan ever since he was a little boy he music just gets better and better to see him in concert would be a dream come true me and my friends can become closer and enjoy a great experience together they are just as big as fans as me so they would LOVE me to death if I could take them so please please I REALLYYY wanna win if I won I would probably cry my heart out with excitement thank you for this contest(:

August 16, 2011 at 11:53 AM

Mary said...

My daughther is such a huge fan of chris brown she is so smart and such a great girl shes respectful helps me around the house and makes amazing grades in school if I could take her she would be soooo happy we don't have enough money to afford this concert and if I won she would be so estatic she would jump around and SREAMMMM!!!!...thank you for this contest it means alot and I really hope I win so I can take my well deserving daughther who has made all A's her first year in high school and I wanna reward her but can't afford to buy the tickets so thank you again for this contest

August 16, 2011 at 12:02 PM

David Eder
David Eder said...

I am a big fan of festivals and other types of jam band type of music, i really enjoy seeing bands like umphrey mcgee, moe, furthur, keller williams jam out, its something i love to dance to and they are experiences that will last a life time, please help me continue my adventures and hopefully i win. i recently went to Bonnaroo, All good, and Identity festival this summer, i wouldnt mind seeing DMB caravan before i head up to school that would be the best way to end my summer of endless music.

August 16, 2011 at 1:51 PM

Krystle Correchet
Krystle Correchet said...

The artist id like to see in concert is the magnificent Bryan Ferry from Roxy Music. I’m a big fan of Roxy Music and was in love with Bryan Ferry because of his dashing looks.  The music that he produced while working with Roxy was underrated and brilliant during the 70’s and early 80’s. I think it’s a rare event that he’s even touring in the US since he usually stays close to his fan base in Europe. I’m almost certain that If I don’t get to see him now ill never get to see him live since he’s aging and will most likely retire from the music business a few years from now. Its one of those “I need to see before its too late kind of thing”.

August 17, 2011 at 11:05 AM

Edward Miranda
Edward Miranda said...

I would really like to take my girlfriend to see Chris Brown on September 23rd at First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre. She has been wanting to see him for a while now, but we never get the chance to go. This would be a great opportunity for us to get a chance to go. She just moved back into college and it would be a great surprise for me to give her. I no this concert doesn't fall between the dates but it would still be great to get the gift card so I can use Ticketnetwork to purchase my tickets.

August 18, 2011 at 1:42 PM

Sarah Hammett
Sarah Hammett said...

Hey there. I absolutely need to see MGMT in concert. I've been having a rough go at it, lately. And I need some escapism something fierce. What better escapism than a MGMT concert? I mean, their music alone can take you on another plane. The live experience must be AMAZING. I wouldn't know. But, hopefully, you can help me out in that area.

August 18, 2011 at 1:51 PM

emmie said...

I need to go to the Global Dub Festival at the Royal Oak Music Theatre in Royal Oak Michigan November 4th!!  Benga, Mimosa and Zed's Dead!!  Their music is amazing and great to dance to!  Ana Sia will be DJing too!  I'd love to see her.  It would be nice to see her since it is usually guys who are DJing at these events.  It's close to my birthday so this would be perfect!!!

August 18, 2011 at 1:55 PM

Meredith Jones
Meredith Jones said...

I want to see Sick Puppies live. They're my new favorite band!

August 18, 2011 at 8:32 PM

Reese said...

I LOVE J COLE. I listen to his music at least 20 times a day. I sing in a slight off key and dance to an irregular beat and I have no shame in my game. The thing is his concert in LA falls in September. Not within the contest rules. Frown But I would like to tell you I am a HUGE MUSIC fanatic. But I have a slight fiance problem called COLLEGEtookMYmoney it might sound a little familiar. My lifetime goal next to becoming a Rockstar and smashing a $20 guitar from walmart on stage with any Legend rock band is to be as close to front row at a Kick Butt concert.
And yes I do have that dream of getting the point and wink from the lead Hottie of a band.
Hey it might happen....
Thank you for this guys rock my socks. Smile Head Nod On!

August 19, 2011 at 12:10 PM

Reese said...

OMg i went over the 100 word count since i can't delete i would like a REDO!

I LOVE J COLE. I listen to his music at least 20 times a day. I sing in a slight off key and dance to an irregular beat and I have no shame in my game. The thing is his concert in LA falls in September. Not within the contest rules. Frown But I would like to tell you I am a HUGE MUSIC fanatic. But I have a slight fiance problem called COLLEGEtookMYmoney it might sound a little familiar. My lifetime goal next to becoming a Rockstar and smashing a $20 guitar from walmart on stage with any Legend rock band is to be as close to front row at a Kick Butt concert.
And yes I do have that dream of getting the point and wink from the lead Hottie of a band.
Hey it might happen....
Thank you for this guys rock my socks. Smile Head Nod On!

August 19, 2011 at 12:14 PM

Heather McDonough
Heather McDonough said...

I NEED to see Tori Amos on tour this Fall.  I've been a fan of hers since 1993 and I can't wait to hear her new classical album that's coming out in September.

August 19, 2011 at 3:45 PM

Eric said...

   I need to see Ryan Adams In Seattle in a couple months, because the last time I saw him was in Sandpoint, Idaho in 2005 when he was still a waste case. Now that he's sober, I need to see him again.

August 19, 2011 at 7:02 PM

zoubida benmira
zoubida benmira said...

The reason why i need to be there in person at taylor swifts concert on 11/13/11. Is that our family went through a lot my daughter AYA was born with a hearth defect and down syndrome,she went for a hearth surgery when she was a year old, we were happy and taught the worse passed only the be shocked when a routine visit to the ER ,reveal that she has leukemia.That when the sufering begin with her starting the chemotherapy-she was 3years old-she suffers a lot so the family and specially her twin brother-rayan-,we use to spend weeks  at the hospital ,my husband was the only one working and he has to stop working some times for a weeks to take care of the other kids rayan&dina,we suffer emotionnally ,financially,rayane was so traumatise that he stoped talking he still takes speech therapy.Then Aya passed a way on 10/14/2006 weeks before the end of her chemotherapy course,her lost was devastating for us.May she rest in peace.My daughter Dina has been dying to go to this Taylor Swift concert just to see my daughter smile would mean the world to me.That is the reason why i need to be there in person at Taylor swifts concert.

August 19, 2011 at 9:53 PM

Annette D
Annette D said...

I would absolutely love to see Paul McCartney!!!  I have seen him several times and his is fabulous.  I am a huge Beatles fan and I love Paul's solo and Wings work as well.  He is just the best!  My children love him too and both of my sons play the guitar.  We would love to see Paul McCartney again!

August 19, 2011 at 10:11 PM

natalie andrews
natalie andrews said...

I would love to see the black eyed peas.  their music just gets you in the dancing mood!  You know its a good times when you are listening to the Black Eyed Peas.

August 20, 2011 at 2:01 PM

ronesha richardson
ronesha richardson said...

The concert that i absolutely have to go to is chris brown. Not too many r&b singers can be young and become famouse and still sound original. I think he is one of the few people in our generation who will continue singing and become a veteran. Yes Chris has made his mistakes- but so does every other human. The fact that he admitted to his mistake and broke down on national tv made me think of him as not so much of a celebrity but more as a man.

August 20, 2011 at 3:47 PM

deja brown
deja brown said...

I would love to take my best friend to see Chris brown on September 23. We tried fundraising but its not working.  We are no where nearwhere we need to be so if wee could win these tickets that would be AMAZING

August 20, 2011 at 6:44 PM

Stacy said...

I depended on my teenage 2nd cousin more than she deserved this summer.  She was my lifeline to watch my 2-year-old so I could work.  She played with him, fed him, took him swimming -- everything.  She even cleaned a little!  She's such a great kid, but is pretty quiet.

That is, until you ask her about Taylor Swift!  Then she lights up like a Christmas tree.  I swear she almost started to hyperventilate one night when we teased her that Hillary Duff was better.

Please help me send her to see Taylor in Lexington in October!

August 20, 2011 at 6:46 PM

Sarah L
Sarah L said...

I NEED to see Cyndi Lauper on Nov 01,2011, 08:00pm at the Ogden Theatre in Denver, CO.
Her songs have see me thru some bad times and I'd love to attend her concert to show her my love & support.

August 21, 2011 at 1:46 AM

Jason Simmons
Jason Simmons said...

I would love to see "Tool" in concert again! Absolutely the best live band I have ever heard. If they have any shows in Atlanta, that would be great.....would love to get out of the sticks and into the city for a night. If they aren't playing and you happen to pick me, I'm sure we can work something else out. (:

August 21, 2011 at 2:23 AM

Justine said...

I absolutely have to see Adam Levine in person, you probably already know but he is the lead singer of Maroon 5. I am kinda in love with him to be honest, just listening to his words makes me almost pass out.   I have never seen him live and I am a music fanatic so I must be there to dance when no one else will, I will be that great fan who knows every word.  I am a super mom and I never spend money on myself so this would be a birthday, mother's day, and Christmas all in one!

August 21, 2011 at 6:27 AM

Amanda said...

Words can't even describe how badly I NEED to see Blink-182 my life will be a waste if I don't see them in concert a complete waste I tell you!  I REALLYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY would be so honored if I won tickets to see my favorite band in the whole entire universe these people are godssssssssssssss yes godsssssssssssssssss I want to go to the gods concert. This would be epic because it would be my first concert and going to see the most amazing people that ever walked the earth as your first concert is truly epic. Let this be known if I win these tickets it will NOT go to waste it will be treasured and used how it should be used. Also I'm am not an evil person of course I would not keep these tickets all to myself I would happily use it on all my fellow Blink-182 fans/friends as they would desereve it as much as me IF I won. Since this would be my first concert if I won I would turn into a crazy person and dance,scream, and sing the whole entire time even if I'm the only person doing it... My life will never be the same if I don't win. Thank You for taking time to read this I appreciate it greatly!

August 21, 2011 at 11:38 AM

Ellen clark
Ellen clark said...

My Bucket List includes Armando Manzanero & Willie Nelson, both in the twilight of their lives. Just fly to El Paso to see Manzanero in El Paso last night so one down and Willie is left. I will go anyplace to see Willie anytime since this is a serious trek for me in the beginning of my twilight years.  

August 21, 2011 at 1:00 PM

Tammy Greer
Tammy Greer said...

I would love to win tickets to see Justin Bieber because my 12 year old daughter is dying to go.  She would be "over the moon" if I won tickets to a concert of his.  She says he is "Bieberlicious"  and she could just eat him with a spoon. He is the "it" heartthrob now and I would love this for my daughter and I.

August 21, 2011 at 4:07 PM

thelcia McDonald
thelcia McDonald said...

The concert we wud luv 2 c wud b the "Ihart" concert n Las Vegas. So many artist that we luv will b there all @ once.      
My life partner(of 11 yrs) & I r care givers to her elderly parents & her 54 yr old sister. Her mom has altzheimer's disease. Her father who is an Korean war vet is a cancer survivor of the bladder, liver & prostate. Her sister has a rare severe form of epilepsy since childhood. To top it off, we r pet loving household. We hav no children(hav thought of adopting) but realize that our hands r full with our "grown up" children (mom is 84 & pop is 81) :o) The
Completion of our family is 5 doggies & 11 kittys! They all hav names but we wud surely use up the 100 word max.
Lol! We hav become the neighborhood shelter for pets. People often cum 2 us with unwanted & abandoned animals
& we struggle 2 care & feed them but we can't say no or turn them away.
We r just big push overs 4 the little creatures :o) My partner & I also work full time jobs. We r a family 2gether under
1 roof & wud not change 1thing. So, it wud b awesome 2 enjoy a great concert like that. Hey! it wud b like a "speed" concert of so many artist @ once, which wud b perfect 4 us since it wud probally b the only one we cud get
to 2 c all of those artist under 1 roof. The thought is just exciting! Thanks 4 letting us share! :o)

August 21, 2011 at 5:42 PM

Betty Curran
Betty Curran said...

I really want to see Don Williams.  I've been a fan for years and I've never had the opportunity to see him in concert. His concert is only two weeks away, not within the required time frame but he's the only one I really want to see.

August 21, 2011 at 6:24 PM

Maureena said...

I NEED to see Josh Groban in concert. I went a few years ago and loved it. But the real reason I NEED to be there is because I have had a really, really bad year. I have had health problems, been laid off and just generally been difficult to live with/support (emotionally). Through it all, my mother, Josh Groban's biggest fan (of course), has been there for me. I wish I could have purchased tickets for her but financially it was impossible.

So, while it is not necessary for me to see Josh Groban, I would love to be able to gift my mother with those tickets. She says that his music helps her to feel a connection with my father who died 11 years ago and my sister who died 24 years ago.

August 21, 2011 at 9:18 PM

Marie LaBrosse
Marie LaBrosse said...

LADY GAGA....she's the concert, hands down. That girl has got the IT factor. I am older than dirt  She is the first performer for a long time that I sat up and took notice and said I want to see LADY GAGA in concert. She not only is a great singer, performer, she has the guts to walk the talk, standing up for what she preaches!

August 21, 2011 at 10:23 PM

Paul A
Paul A said...

If I can see anyone in concert at all, it would have to be Jay-Z and Kanye West in Montreal. I am going to be there in November for vacation and I would love to brush the dirt off my shoulders while watching the 2 best rappers in the world. I have 99 problems, but being negative isn't one because I even though I live a hard knock life, I feel young forever and have an empire state of mind. I can touch the sky, but I'm not a gold digger. No one can't tell me nothing because I am getting stronger everyday. (I used their song titles several times through my response. Can you find them all?)  

August 21, 2011 at 10:58 PM

j a luffman
j a luffman said...

My all-time fave concert is Weird Al Yankovic for many, many reasons.  first, he made it cool to be different.  More important to me though is that I'm friends with one of the members of the band and I haven't seen him since I moved across country.  Great show + tons of hugs and good times with a great friend = wonderful, awesome evening!

August 22, 2011 at 12:55 AM

lisa said...

When I first attended a Fleet Foxes show I'd never heard of them-- nor a note-- though clearly many had. Spaceland was packed. Word had traveled re: their P4rk review. Seemed everyone with ears on the eastside of LA had circled on the club clambering to check out these 9.0 Seattle boys. I was lucky. I was friends with the door girl; I made it in. It was a balmy June night outside. Inside it was sweaty, claustrophobic and patchouli-y.  Wasn't a spot in the room where I'd be able to see shit.  Lucky, again, my friend in the sound booth nodded me up and let me kneel on a stool.  Sometimes it sucks to be a girl. Sometimes it don't.  Little lead singer crept out onto the stage. Bearded boys and men followed him and gathered their tools. Without so much as a word from any of them, that would give a clue you might want to buckle up--the most deeply considered, other-worldly, crystalline music consumed, ravished, and flayed wide the thick air, raining down nothing I could never have anticipated.  I closed my eyes the entire set to better witness the pyrotechnics. Something inside of me broke open and was healed again. Something scattered like a flock of crows.  I managed not to fall off the stool.  Afterwords, I tried not to feel like an ass when it became apparent mid conversation that the gentleman I was talking to (J. Tillman) was in fact IN the band. "I'm sorry," I said, "I had my eyes closed the whole time." I had wanted to take in what I was hearing and never let it go. Wanted it leave it's seed in me. I wanted it to suck me under in the deep. I wanted to suffer a sea-change because of it. I didn't want to open my eyes and not be kneeling penitent on that stool forever.  These days my luck has run out. And those sweet Seattle boys must be getting tired. They are coming to the city of Lost Angels one more time.  Before I pack up and leave there, I'd love to see them one more time.

But I can't promise I'll keep my eyes open.

most sincerely,

August 22, 2011 at 1:57 AM