I’ve been to lots of concerts – everything from Liza Minnelli (seriously) to Talib Kweli, N*Sync, Destiny’s Child and everything in between – mainly because I love music (especially a good live show) and simply because they’re a really fun activity to do with your boyfriend, friends, family, etc. Some of my favorite memories in the world are enjoying a concert at Jones Beach on a warm summer evening. Do you love going to concerts?
Some of my favorite concerts:
Jack Johnson (Comcast Center, MA) – because he’s my favorite
Pearl Jam and U2 (Aloha Stadium, HI) – great combo/it was in Hawaii/I met Jack Johnson at the concert. Life in Hawaii is good!
Nelly (Nassau Coliseum, NY) – because I was a sophomore in high school and thought I was thebomb.com, plus Kelly Rowland came on stage and sang ‘Dilemma‘
The Doobie Brothers (Westbury Music Fair, NY) – because I was about 15 years old and went to a Doobie Brothers concert with my parents. So fun!
Britney Spears (Nassau Coliseum, NY) – one of my first concerts I ever went to – I’ve always been a big Britney fan and I’m not ashamed of it!
James Taylor (Jones Beach, NY) – because he is absolutely perfect live. I’ve grown up listening to him and we always go as a family which is very nice. His music always reminds me of happy times with my family
The Sprite Liquid Mix Tour featuring Jay-Z, NERD, 311, Nappy Roots, and more (Jones Beach, NY) – Jay-Z is my all time favorite rapper. Great show
Brad Paisley (Gillette Stadium, MA) – One word for you = Countryfest. Friends, grilling, drinks, warm weather, good music…doesn’t get much better than that
Sara Bareilles (House of Blues, Boston) – I love her. Was my first time at HOB Boston, great place, great show!
Billy Joel and Elton John (Nassau Coliseum, NY) – The Piano Man, Crocodile Rock, Downeaster Alexa, Benny and the Jets? Dueling pianos? Yes please!
John Mayer (Central Park, NYC) – Summer. Light rain. Central Park. John Mayer. Pretty romantic. Loved every minute of it
Josh Turner (The South Shore Music Circus, Hingham MA) – Colin and I had such a romantic little date at the Josh Turner concert last summer
George Strait and Blake Shelton (Tinley Park, IL) – My girlfriends from Boston were visiting me in Chicago. I was elated!
Saw Doctors (Nokia Theatre, NYC) – New York, St. Patrick’s Day weekend and a band from Ireland? Guaranteed good time
Dave Matthews Band (Randall’s Island, NY) – Come on! Everybody has to go to a DMB concert at some point in their lives
Green Day (Giants Stadium) – Mary and I met tons of randos at this concert, made up a few fake names, and rocked out. I still chuckle when I think of this night. Plus, Dookie? Amazing album. My mom took that away from us when we were little! teehee
The Counting Crows (Grant Park, Chicago) – A free concert in the middle of a beautiful park? Singing Mr. Jones? Sign me up!