Friday, October 24, 2014

On going to concerts...

Earlier in the year, N and two other friends and I had this discussion about concerts and it started with a question.  If you had the chance to see any 5 artists (currently alive and still performing) in concert, who would those five artists be and why?

I thought it was a pretty difficult question to answer and I struggled to come up with 5 living artists because a lot of my favourite music and bands and things were from when I was growing up. Those songs stick in my head from then.  But we did end up with this smallish list of bands/musicians we'd love to see.  And then N went on a hunt for concert tickets and upcoming events...

Which is pretty exciting for me as I've only to two concerts. And actually one of those is probably better known as a 'gig' (though it makes me roll my eyes to type that).

Before children, N surprised me with tickets to see my favourite singer at the time, Enrique Iglesias.  I had made plans with some high school friends ten thousand years ago to go see Enrique in concert and sadly it never happened.  So N did his very best to make it happen and I love him for that.  That was my first ever time at a concert.  And while I don't really follow Enrique Iglesias' career anymore, I still have very fond memories of that concert.

Then, a lovely, lovely friend of mine who I used to work with in a bookstore invited me out to see this quirky singer, Rosie Thomas, in one of those intimate little venues.  And I loved it.  Afterwards I bought Rosie's album and it is still the album I return to when I need a pick-me-up (even though N thinks it sounds like a really depressing bunch of songs). Whatever - It's just so lovely and gentle and I love it so.  But that gig was years ago. Also before children.  The video I've (hopefully) embedded isn't my favourite song on the album, but I do really like it...

Which brings me to the point of this blog post.  Tonight, N and some friends and I are all going to see Nerina Pallott in at Union Chapel in London.  It'll my 3rd ever concert and I cannot wait. I've been listening to Fires and The Graduate and Year of the Wolf on repeat for weeks. I love Nerina Pallot. Geek Love is one of my favourite ever songs.

Which five (still living and performing) artists would you most like to see in concert?

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