Travelling for the love of music

Some of the best trips I have made are to go and see a concert or attend a music festival.  And I would be so bold as to say many of you would agree!

Music is a passion for people the world over, and with flying times and costs more accessible for many, if you hear about one of your favourite bands or artists coming to a town near you, the chances are that if you were able to go, you would be booking tickets quicker than the time it takes Dave Grohl to drop the F-bomb in a Foo Fighters concert!

So, with that in mind, let’s take a stroll down memory lane and share the best for you and I!

The best concert I have been to bar none was The Foo Fighters, at Vector Arena in Auckland in 2008.  Obviously this is because they are hands down, my favourite band, but what totally tipped the scales was that my brother Nathan won a competition to meet the band backstage before the concert.  I was pre-warned by friends not to build them up too much as I could be let down but this couldn’t be further from the truth.  All 4 band members were extremely friendly and generous with their time and I love them all the more for it.  Actually, I went to their concert on both nights they were playing in Auckland…and yes, I am travelling up to Auckland next week to see them again and Tenacious D who are opening for them at Western Springs arena. Super excited about it too!  My all time music wish would be to see them play at Madison Square Gardens in New York, without a doubt I will add that to my bucket list!

Nath and Me with the mighty Foos

Some more of my concert favourites:

– U2 at Twickenham Stadium

– Counting Crows at Wembley Arena

– Scribe and P-Money at The Forum, Kentish Town

– AC/DC at the ‘Cake Tin’ TSB Arena Wellington

– Elton John in Glasgow, Scotland

– Stevie Wonder, Christchurch

– Dixie Chicks at Royal Albert Hall, London

As you can see, I am a lover of ALL music, from different genre, and music of all generations.  I would have loved to have seen Jimi Hendrix, The Doors, The Beatles and Elvis!

My wish list as of today is:

1) Foo Fighters – anywhere in the USA

2) Bruce Springsteen

3) Eminem

4) Florence and the Machine

5) The Killers – I had tickets to their Christchurch concert but it was cancelled  : (

6) Rihanna

and it could go on and on… However, what I am more interested in is your concert experiences! Please take the time to leave a comment sharing some of the best trips you have made for a concert and why it stood out for you. Thank you so much – I love hearing from other people!