What a pathetic groupie I’d make.

I’ve been trying to remember the bands and performers I’ve seen in concert and it’s not so easy for some reason.  Some I can’t be sure where I saw them, and some I can’t even really pinpoint with whom or when.  Expo being in Brisbane when I was a teenager was great.  Myself and my boyfriend had season passes so we went as often as we could.

Motley Crue  (BEC)
Masters’ Apprentices (Alex Hills)
Joe Cocker (Fisherman’s Wharf)
Motorhead * (Tallebudgerra)
Jimmy Barnes (twice at Expo, once at BEC)
UB40 (BEC)
John Cougar Mellancamp (twice – Expo)
Megadeath (Festival Hall)
Luciano Pavarotti (Farewell Tour)
Eurogliders (Expo)
Redgum (Amamoor)
Crowded House (Expo)
Tina Turner (BEC)
Nathan Cavilleri (Expo)
1927 (Alex Hills)
Aerosmith (BEC – fell asleep)
Ladysmith Black Mombazo (Expo)
Slim Dusty (under duress)
Wickety Wak (ditto)
Funaddicts (Easts)
Blur (Festival Hall)
Riptides  (Fisherman’s Wharf)
Cat Empire (Tivoli)
Rod Stewart  (BEC)
John Williamson (Sth Stradbroke Is and Amamoor)
The Angels (Manly Hotel)
Mental As Anything (Expo)
John Farnham (BEC)
Nick Cave (Expo)
Deltones (Twin Towns)
Kate Cebrano (Expo
The Choir Boys (Manly Hotel)
Violent Femmes  (Fisherman’s Wharf)
Black Sorrows (Expo)
Dame Kiri Tekanawa (in NZ)
Hoodoo Gurus (Expo too)
Ted Egan  (Amamoor)
The Cockroaches (before they became squillionaire Wiggles)

*what little they played before the police dogs and paddy wagons turned up.

Well not a particularly illustrious list based on what I can remember – likely that which hasn’t been remembered is not worth remembering anyways.  I knew I hadn’t been to many concerts… but that’s a sad, sad list indeed.  There is however a really diverse and eclectic range of music genres encompassed in the list and it occurs to me that I look rather well rounded… or like I’ve got some majorly fragmented personality or something. 

My favourite acts on that list would have to be Joe Cocker, Violent Femmes and Pavarotti… all brilliant.  Given what it costs these days to buy a ticket to go see a live act it’s no suprise that there’s not many modern acts on that list at all. 

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