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22nd-Dec-2009 04:30 pm
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When it comes to music concerts I like...

Festivals with lots of different bands/artist
Big stadium shows with lots of spectal and effects
Big stadium shows without alot of extra stuff
Small venues
Coffee houses
Dislike all types of concerts
Something else

What is furtherest you would travel see a band/artist you like

1 to 50 miles
51 to 100 miles
101 to 150 miles
151 to 200 miles
201 to 250 miles
251 to 300 miles
301 to 350 miles
351 to 400 miles plus
I don't like concerts
Something else

Random music genres/music styles, which ones do you listen to?

Vaudeville blues
Latin dance
Contemporary celtic
Society dance band
Mini jazz
Meditation & relaxation
Acid jazz
Quiet storm
British rap
Cast recordings

The music genres/styles came from Allmusic. There are lots and lots more than listed in the poll.
22nd-Dec-2009 09:39 pm (UTC)
I don't think I've heard of half of those music types.

I'm not averse to traveling pretty far for a show, so long as my schedule allows it. I live in New Jersey, and I've traveled to Connecticut and Virginia for shows before.
22nd-Dec-2009 09:49 pm (UTC)
I forget if you like Jim Gaffigan, but he is going to be in Montclair in January.

22nd-Dec-2009 09:39 pm (UTC)
Wow, this really made me think about how much gas I've spent going to concerts in New York (from DC).
22nd-Dec-2009 09:48 pm (UTC)
I've always wondered -- do you find it harder to get good seats at shows in New York versus smaller cities? I like to tell myself that when people actually COME to Fargo, I can see them better than if I was at Madison Square Gardens or even Ruth Eckerd Hall (Tampa), but I wonder if I'm deluding myself. (Yay Fargo...)
23rd-Dec-2009 01:43 am (UTC)
I dunno, when I go to New York, it's usually because I can't see them anywhere else, so they have a kind of limited audience anyways. Since I'm usually only there for the show, I have a lot of time to sit around and queue up for the things, so I usually get pretty good seats/places on the floor.

I've never gone to a show where it's been reserved seating, though.
22nd-Dec-2009 09:51 pm (UTC)
hate stadium shows. what's the point?
22nd-Dec-2009 09:59 pm (UTC)
I do not understand most of those genres. Can't we avoid overcomplicating labeling this stuff and just enjoy it?
22nd-Dec-2009 10:20 pm (UTC)
I don't go to concerts because I don't like hearing my favorite singers live. I'm wildly change-averse, so I hate that the songs sound different from what I'm used to hearing on the CD. Weird quirk of mine.
23rd-Dec-2009 02:04 am (UTC)
So far the farthest I've traveled for a concert is to Denver or Phoenix (whichever is furthest from Salt Lake), but my sister and I seriously considered flying to London when Michael Jackson announced his shows there.
23rd-Dec-2009 02:41 am (UTC)
You left out classical music in concert halls.
23rd-Dec-2009 04:50 am (UTC)
First question: for me the venue is pretty much irrelevant. If I like the artist, I'll go to a slaughterhouse to hear them. Second question: I once drove over ten hours (with a group of friends) to hear a group we all loved. At the time I was living in western Canada, and we drove all the way to Eau Claire, Wisconsin to hear this group. Now that's fandom.
23rd-Dec-2009 11:37 am (UTC)
I ended up in tears and left early from a Family Values concert because of the fucking ass shrill screaming woman behind me killing off any age 60+ hearing I might have. I have not been to a large venue (concert hall is my limit) since precisely to avoid this. If I hadn't made the (right) decision to just leave, I'm 99% certain I would have turned around and screamed at her and beaten her, I was so miserable.
23rd-Dec-2009 01:59 pm (UTC)
I've traveled maybe 600 - 700 miles for a concert. That was only once. I've traveled about five hours for concerts three different times this year.

I don't know if I prefer stadium shows, but I prefer reserved seating. I don't like getting shoved and pushed around and having tall people steal my good spots by shoving me out of the way. I like to be close enough to see the band, though. At once concert I went to, we had sixth row seats and that was awesome. At another, we had 9th row, and it wasn't that great, but still not bad.
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