On 1/27/2022 21:24, Beaver Fever wrote:
> On Thursday, January 27, 2022 at 12:00:23 PM UTC-8, Michael Trew wrote:
>> On 1/24/2022 21:29, Beaver Fever wrote:
>>> On Sunday, January 23, 2022 at 10:04:23 PM UTC-8, Michael Trew wrote:
>>>> On 1/22/2022 21:25, Beaver Fever wrote:
>>>>> I went to something like 75 concerts between July and likely catching it at one last Saturday so I guess the immune system held up that long.
>>>> Wow, that is a lot of concerts! No wonder you were always looking for
>>>> hotels, places to eat, etc. What kind of bands did you see?
>>> All kinds!
>>> My favorite rock and metal bands (Rolling Stones, Judas Priest, Devo, Guns N Roses, Blue Oyster Cult, Roger McGuinn, Doobie Brothers etc)
>>> Spanish language superstars (Juanes!)
>>> Pop country (Luke Bryan, Dan + Shay), more traditional like Willie Nelson.
>>> Industrial (Front 242/Consolidated)
>>> Modern "alternative" (Green Day/Weezer/Fall Out Boy)
>>> Rap (3 Chambers with Wu Tang Clan members, Isaiah Rashad and lot more). Local venue that books a lot of hip-hop/urban music sold a season pass for 99$ covering 3 months and including sold out shows. Figured maybe it would be worth it to go to a few things, ended up using it 25 times.
>>> Techno, local bands, YouTube superstars, TikTok superstars, underground.. Really whatever I could get into or even stuff I bought into hoping to flip only to have things take a downward turn.
>>> A lot of times I am just looking for anything that might be crashing on the secondary market which is just happening a LOT and I can just bus it to the venue and buy outside on my phone at the last minute or someone rolling in might even just hand me a ticket. At the beginning of the year there were indications there would be unprecedented demand for live music but the Delta variant and antivaxxers kind of quashed that but the damage was done and the secondary sites were oversaturated.
>> Wowza, you must have some cash to burn, LOL
> I just know how to do it cheap.
> Los Angeles also has an incredible amount of free shows, especially in the summer. There are numerous outlets for discount tickets (Goldstar, Groupon, venue& promoter mailing lists), and with the glut of events many crash on the secondary market. Bjork tickets went all the way down to $30 but I am still under quarantine.
Nifty... hope that you are feeling better soon.
>> Looks like lots of fun though! I like lots of classic rock/metal, and
>> even far older. I'm listening to 40's pop/top hits playing from YouTube
>> at the moment. Country is good. I regularly listen to modern
>> rock/alternative as you posted above on a local radio station when
>> driving to work. Heck, I even listen to the polka party on the AM radio
>> dial on Sunday mornings.
> Other than NPR in small doses and a few Pacifica programs I can't tolerate the radio too much. At least the local NPR affiliate has some decent music related programs. Radio always sucked but at least there were time periods where there would be competing Classic rock, "alternative," etc. There was a really good 1950's program on KCSN called John's Attic but they sold out to one of the corporate public radio companies.
I've thought about that satellite radio thing, but I have a lot of cars,
and would need a portable option to move from vehicle to vehicle. I'm
not paying for it, for just one car.
>> The only thing that I don't care for is rap/hip-hop style. Some of the
>> older stuff is OK, but rap should have gone the way of disco in the late
>> 70's ;)
> The shows are so much fun though. It's all young people so excited to be there.
> This is my latest obsession:
> And this got me through some tough times last year:
Certainly not my style, but glad that you are enjoying it. I've seen
Peter and Paul of PP&M in concert a few times since Mary has passed.
They might be done now, no shows since COVID. If not, I plan to go again.