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How Am I Not Deaf Yet - 3 Years of Concerts/Hard Jams

Probably forgetting like 20 shows, but this is what I've seen just in the last 3 years, almost all during the times when I was single (which was about half). The lesson: 1. Rock is life. 2. Stay single. Life is better.

7th row. By Chancellor. I can't even fucking begin to explain how incredible that rhythm section sounds live.
2A Perfect Circle
Mer de Noms

Drove from Fargo to Tulsa for this one. Was going to go with my GF at the time. She started a fight and said we weren't going. I still went, by myself and had a fucking blast.
Ride the Lightning

Saw them 3 times in one week (Sioux Falls, Grand Forks, Minneapolis). Went to the Minneapolis show with Inveigh and we rocked like absolute GODs
Reign in Blood

I'm 38 and survived the pit. Helps that I'm huge and was once a mighty athlete.
5Judas Priest

6The National

Ok this is cheating as its this Friday in Chicago but whatever I'm stoked.
Among the Living

Actually somehow saw them 3 times in this period. Shred fest every time. Their songs are WAY better live.
White Pony

Was baked AF for this one, worked out well.
9Fleetwood Mac

Twice. Had 3rd row both times. Stevie sang a cover of Free Falling with a video montage to Tom Petty and I fucking lost it.
10Bob Seger
Night Moves

73 and still crushing it.
11Paul McCartney

Took my daughter to see him at Lambeau Field (only a 8 hour drive). Was one of the best nights of my life. 38 songs. 3 hours.
12Alice in Chains

They sound awesome, although their stage presence is terrible tbh
13Third Eye Blind
Third Eye Blind

Twice. Honestly they sucked hard both times. Played fine but totally mailed in the shows. Showed up, played for an hour, and left.
14Garth Brooks
No Fences

No one puts in more effort in his shows. Absolutely nobody. Incredible performer.
15Foo Fighters
Foo Fighters

Can't even begin to describe how fucking awesome Dave Grohl is in concert. A MUST see.

It was a show. It delivered on that front.
17Elton John
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road

Back to back nights. Same exact show both nights. Played almost 3 hours. Man still jams hard. Music, that is.
18Frightened Rabbit
The Midnight Organ Fight

Saw them 4 days after Prince died, in Minneapolis. Scott did an acoustic cover of Purple Rain. Wasn't a dry eye in the house. Incredible show. Incredibly grateful I got to see him before he passed.
19Gang of Youths
Go Farther in Lightness

Saw them in a club that holds maybe 200 people. I was right up front, jamming extremely hard, singing almost every word. The singer pointed at me several times in acknowledgement. I was vindicated.

These guys absolutely fucking slay. All of the songs are MUCH better live.
21Black Label Society

Absolute shred fest
22Corrosion of Conformity

I mean they have hard jams
The New Order

Great live band. Chuck rules hard.
24Lamb of God
As the Palaces Burn

These guys are substantially better live.

Believe it or not, they fucking slay live.

Was an emotional night. My daughter's first rock concert, and I found out my friend commited suicide an hour before the show. Needless to say I was a fucking puddle during Say It Aint So

Sounded great. ZERO showmanship. Didn't talk to the crowd once.
The Sound of Madness

Was right up by the stage so maybe I'm overrating it, but they have incredible energy.
God Loves Ugly

Got to meet Slug before the show, great night.
The Strength/The Sound/The Songs

They opened for Godsmack and mailed it in. I was pissed.
31Goo Goo Dolls
A Boy Named Goo

What can I say I'm a 90s kid, the nostalgia was high.
32Killswitch Engage
As Daylight Dies

This ruled hard. Jesse sounded great, Adam is a fucking showman.

One of the most entertaining live bands ever. Chainsaws and whiskey and songs about cocks, hookers, and guns.
34Kid Rock
Devil Without a Cause

Say what you will this guy puts on a monster show. He plays multiple instruments too. I was actually shocked how good the show was.
35The Black Dahlia Murder

I got a solid workout in this night, holy shit.
36The Avett Brothers
I and Love and You

Love this band. Played too many ballads.
Denim and Leather

They opened for Priest and almost blew them off the stage.
38Soul Asylum
Grave Dancers Union

Club of maybe 200 people in Eau Claire, WI. Quality show.

Absolutely terrible stage presence.
Flesh & Blood

m/ hard. Say what you will, Poison shows are a fucking party.
And the Forests Dream Eternally

I hate this genre but they did alright.
Sixteen Stone

Gavin likes to go into the crowd.
Something Like Human

Terrible live band

Met Lajon before the show so that was cool, performance was average.
The Sin and the Sentence

Heafy shreds hard live. They blew Sevendust off the stage.
46Macklemore and Ryan Lewis
The Heist

It was a free show as he played a private concert at a Microsoft event. Was pretty fun. I was rocking harder than anyone. Nerds.
47Aaron Lewis
The Road

I JUST missed the show where he went completely OFF on the crowd for talking. Did a shitload of covers. Guy can sing.
48Lita Ford

Still hot AF
Mechanical Resonance

Was like the 5th time I'd seen them so whatever.

All acoustic show in Seattle. I went because I was working on this chick on my team and she wanted to go.
51Imagine Dragons
Imagine Dragons

Ok obviously this band SUCKS , but there was a cool moment. They were playing the Key Arena in Seattle days after Tom Petty died, and they did an acoustic cover of I Wont Back Down, 20,000 people singing. Chills to the bone. As for their own songs, well, fuck them.
52Ace Frehley
Ace Frehley

Solo. He sucked.
Blow My Fuse

The singer is like 5'1 120 lbs and would lose a fight to a parapalegic field mouse, but they actually jam hard.
54Sawyer Brown
Greatest Hits 1990-1995

I live in ND. Do the math.
55Brothers Osborne
Port Saint Joe

They actually rule live.
Carry On

Snooze fest.
Time Is Up

Fuck these guys shred live.
58Vince Neil
Carved In Stone

Its twice as bad as I was prepared for. Absolute train wreck. I still loved every second of it. Motley for life.
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