Saturday, November 20, 2010

My Band Bucket List

I love music. My mom really deserves all of the credit for my love of music. When I was growing up she rarely watched TV, but played the radio or put stacks of 33 records on the old family stereo. Her favs were Elvis, Kenny Rogers, Simon & Garfunkel, and Englebert Humperdink, to name a few.  As a result, I enjoy a wide range of music; from Elvis to country music to classic rock to 80's bands.

As I've rocked through life, I've been able to see some truly amazing bands and performers like . . . U2 (twice), Van Halen (w/Sammy Hagar), Tears for Fears, OMD, Bryan Adams, Thompson Twins, The Cranberries, Air Supply, Howard Jones, Kenny Loggins, Collin Raye (twice), Garth Brooks (was a dream come true), Trisha Yearwood, Alan Jackson, Keith Urban (one of the best concerts ever!), Tim & Faith, Martina McBride, Billy Currington, Trace Adkins, Clint Black, Kenny Chesney (twice), Rascal Flatts, Keith Anderson, Vince Gill, Duran Duran, Billy Idol, and Depeche Mode, just to name a few.

My hubby and I were talking tonight about our Bucket Lists of bands and performers we still want to see. Here's my list:

Def Leppard (I so regret not seeing them in high school!)
Toby Keith
Journey (W/Steve Perry but I know it will probably NEVER happen.)
The Go-Go's
Pat Benatar (Wish I could sing like her!)
Kool & The Gang
Restless Heart
Huey Lewis & the News
The Cars
Kenny Rogers (He comes to Vegas all of the time. I can't believe I haven't gone to see him!)
ABBA (They don't sing together anymore, do they?)
Christopher Cross
Anne Murray

I sincerely hope all of the above performers are still alive and still singing. (I try to keep up on the latest deaths in music, but sometimes I miss one.) Wonder which one I'll cross off my list next?

Who's on your bucket list?

Photo credit: Def Leppard


  1. Wow. Those are impressive lists. I think the most famous group I've seen in concert was the King's Singers. We've managed to catch Natalie MacMaster four times, always delightful. The LAGQ was pretty good, and the Skatallites were impressive for their age. People around here say Sara Gazarek is making it big, and she certainly deserves it. These represent five wildly different categories, but I recommend them all!

  2. I am pretty sure that Kool and the Gang is a long shot to get back together.

    My favorite concert of all time was Stone Temple Pilots.

  3. Great lists & post! Pat Benetar, she's here all the time in concert, she'd be pretty easy to catch. I saw H. Lewis & the News back in high school, were you already in college then? They were good but I still can't tell what the lyrics to their songs are! :)