Thursday, April 9, 2009
Are you in the band?!?!
With warmer weather comes the start of concert season.
Going to see a live rock show is one of my all time favorite things to do.
This August, AC/DC will be gracing us with their presence at the Winnipeg Stadium.
There aren't many shows that we say we have to go to, but this is one!
Here is my concert resume of some of my favorites:
Bachman Turner Overdrive - my very first concert when I was 7 years old
Green Day - My first concert at the old Winnipeg Arena (my first show by myself)
The Tragically Hip - My all time favorite band, I've seen them 8 times across Canada, but one great show was at the bird Amphitheatre in Minneapolis Zoo. I've also had the privilege of meeting them backstage in Sakatoon, Sk.
The Rolling Stones - I made the mistake of taking my sister, who was wearing a skirt in Winnipeg, in October, at an outdoor show. I watched the entire concert by myself
The Rheostatics - Another of my favorites, I've seen them about 6 times
The Weakerthans - A local Winnipeg band, slowly picking up a solid following of listeners
U2 - The best stage show that I've ever witnessed (on my birthday)
Oasis - Would have been better if it were 10 years ago, but still great none the less
Various outdoor festivals - Including Los Lobos, Sheryl Crow and Wilco
Eagles - Another huge act, probably the best sounding live show I've seen
I wish Canada would get into more outdoor events like the UK. They know how to hold a festival....