After seeing Fleetwood Mac live last night, I thought I'd do a breakdown for which of my Top 25 Favorite Bands I've seen live, and how many times.
Jethro Tull - Saw them live five or six times, and saw Ian Anderson and Martin Barre live one time each.
The Who - Saw them twice.
Pink Floyd - Never saw them. This is my biggest concert regret.
Yes - Saw them officially four times, and saw Anderson, Bruford, Wakeman, Howe once (which was the best of all).
The Good Rats - Saw them probably two dozen times -- the classic lineup a few times, and later the lineup featuring Peppi and his sons a whole bunch.
Procol Harum - Saw them twice.
Bruce Springsteen - Saw him once, at his height, on the Darkness on the Edge of Town tour.
Joni Mitchell - Never saw her.
The Cars - Never saw them.
The Police - Saw them once on their reunion tour. Saw Sting live four or five times with Denise, since she'd dump me for him in a minute.
Blondie - Saw them four times, including twice in 2017 (and once where Debra Harry flashed me. Did I ever write about that here? I must have.)
Eurythmics - Saw them once, but it was one of my top shows ever.
The Smiths - Never saw them, and I refuse to see Morrissey because he's such a flake. Have tickets coming up to see Johnny Marr, though.
The Go-Go's - Saw them twice.
Fleetwood Mac - Saw them twice, including last night. Saw Stevie Nicks solo once.
Rush - Never saw them.
'Til Tuesday - Never saw them. I've seen Aimee Mann solo four times, though.
The Cranberries - Saw them twice.
Nirvana - Never saw them.
The Slant - Considering this was my wife's first band, I saw them dozens of times.
Future Bible Heroes - Saw them twice, and saw The Magnetic Fields once.
Paramore - Saw them three times.
Bayside - Saw them once.
Black 47 - Saw them four times, I think.
Blackmore's Night - Saw them four times, including once in a tiny coffee shop when they did a set between Crystal Rose sets.
I haven't listed any of the local bands that Denise and I love, each of whom we've seen a bunch of times. The Slant is the only non-national act I usually include in the list above, since they have special standing.