My Concert List

A friend of mine went to the KISS concert in Nashville last night and posted pictures on Facebook. It made me think about seeing KISS in concert when I was in high school. I can’t remember if it was the first or the second concert I attended, but it was one of the first. I decided to devote today’s post to a list of bands I’ve seen live. They will not necessarily be in chronological order because I’m old and forgetful, but it might be close. Before we get to the list though, here is a picture of me in my KISS costume


  1. KISS – Evansville
  2. Motley Crue/Whitesnake – Evansville
  3. Bon Jovi/Skid Row – Lexington
  4. George Thorogood – Louisville
  5. Van Halen(with Sammy Hagar as the lead singer) – Lexington
  6. Randy Travis/Reba McIntyre – Lexington
  7. Joan Jett – free concert at a festival in DC
  8. American Hi Fi opened for a more famous band who I can’t remember right now – Baltimore
  9. B-52’s – Baltimore
  10. Eagles – DC
  11. Miley Cyrus – with the kids at the White House Easter Egg Roll in DC
  12. Alabama Shakes/ZZ Top/Jack White – Freefest – Columbia, MD
  13. Bowling for Soup – Baltimore
  14. Bowling for Soup/Patent Pending/The Dollyrots – Baltimore
  15. Bowling for Soup/Patent Pending/Sandlot Heroes – Lancaster. PA
  16. Bowling for Soup/The Dollyrots – Baltimore
  17. Ryan Hamilton – a stranger’s house in Virginia
  18. Bowling for Soup/Stacked Like Pancakes/another band I can’t remember – Baltimore
  19. Upcoming – Bowling for Soup/Reel Big Fish/Nerf Herder – Silver Spring, MD

I don’t go to many shows anymore. I try obviously go to see BFS whenever they are near. Most other concerts are so expensive they don’t seem worth it.

Now a couple of more pictures of me and my son with band members

Me with Kelly from The Dollyrots
My son at his first concert with Jaret from Bowling for Soup

4 thoughts on “My Concert List

  1. >American Hi Fi opened for a more famous band who I can’t remember right now – Baltimore<

    Everclear? The only other artists I can remember them touring with is Butch Walker, and if you'd seen Butch Walker live you'd never stop talking about it because he's that good.


    Good lord, I'm not sure I would be able to do such a thing in any comprehensive way. Were I ever to write a memoir, it'll be called 30 Sets and will detail thirty of the most life-changing sets I've seen. And trying to narrow some of them down is really, really hard.

    My first rock concert was Styx, on the Kilroy Was Here tour, most likely summer 1983. My second was Genesis, a few months later. Neither had an opening act, which gave me some very odd ideas about rock concerts.

    (My first non-rock concert by a professional musician was likely Billy Cobham somewhere in 1980-81.)

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