Re: Your Concert
posted at 10/30/2013 2:22 PM EDT
Not sure I believe in bucket lists (sort of a bummer), so I'll paraphrase a line from John Lennon which is more my philosophy: "Life is what happens, while you're busy making other plans."
It's good to have goals and lists of what you want to accomplish, don't get me wrong; I make lists all the time. But living in the moment is just as important, and going back to the OP, one goal in general, should simply be to try not to procrastinate. If you have an opportunity to see a band, and you can afford it, grab it.
My "goal" list for acts I'd like to see is a moving target, but the main, steadfast musician is Loreena McKennitt, a Celtic hybrid, and a ticket to see her would be a dream.
Fleetwood Mac, for classics, is another one. I mentioned that John McVie's newly diagnosed cancer has sadly come into view, and they cancelled their world tour. They are STILL touring the world. But if anything happens to McVie ... so maybe time is of the essence.
I'd love to see Heart, too, thanks in part to the forum turning me on to their greatness. The Pet Shop Boys would be a blast, too. Roxy Music, in their day, I would have jumped at the chance to see. Waddup now? Bryan Ferry solo?
A few years ago, I would have said Coachella. Now, I would not go out of my way.
I'd love, however, to attend Neil Young's Bridge School Benefit Concert.
Keep the eyes and ears open for opportunities. I saw Allison Krauss free last summer. Now *that* was a steal.