Bands and Performers I've Seen Live

  1. Duran Duran, in 8th grade, at the Civic Center in Minneapolis. My first concert. (02/20/84)
  2. Prince, the Purple Rain Tour, in 9th Grade @ the Met Center in Minneapolis - Sheila E. opened. (12/24/84)
  3. The Drifters - they played a restaurant/bar where my friend's mom worked and came out to buy us booze and party with us after (10/21/89)
  4. Warrant, Firehouse, and Trixter, the summer of '90 in Sommerset, Wisconsin at an outdoor venue. Front row. (I lost my ticket) (06/15/91)
  5. Smashing Pumpkins in '96. It was supposed to be in July, but then the keyboardist OD'd and it was in the fall instead, at the Continental Arena in Jersey - (10/96 -- ticket date 07/14/96)
  6. Pearl Jam at Downing Stadium on Randall's Island in '96 (my first & only mosh pit experience) (09/29/96)
  7. Metallica at Madison Square Garden in '97 (that was the show where they lit a guy on fire and blew out all the lights in MSG, and played the last few songs under a couple of dangling light bulbs) - Corrosion of Conformity opened. (03/11/97)
  8. Bush at Madison Square Garden, about a month after Metallica - Veruca Salt opened (04/14/97)
  9. Stevie Nicks at the VH-1 Storytellers taping (08/18/98)
  10. The Black Crowes at the Hard Rock Live taping (no ticket for this one either) (09/14/98)
  11. Goo Goo Dolls at the Hard Rock Live taping (09/23/98)
  12. Jerry Cantrell at Roseland Ballroom (10/12/98)
  13. Aerosmith at Jones Beach Stadium - 12th row center (10/15/98)
  14. Alanis Morissette at Roseland about a week after that (that October was a big concert month!) (10/25/98)
  15. Lenny Kravitz - won tickets as the 92nd caller on KROCK - Smashmouth and Buck Cherry opened. (09/08/99)
  16. Creed, Oleander and Our Lady Peace - also won from KROCK - the other half of the scan is the backside, which were signed by Cane and Altar Boy (Brian McFayden) from KROCK. (09/30/99)
  17. Red Hot Chili Peppers at the top of the World Trade Center - ALSO won from KROCK (10/18/99)
  18. Type O Negative - drove to Philly on Halloween with my friend Mo and a couple other people; Mo grew up next door to Pete Steele and we hung out backstage (no ticket, once again) (10/31/00)
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Anyone curious can find more information, including links to ticket stubs and photos for this list here.

The Drifters are on near my home in October.

So excited I get to add Lady Gaga to this list after July 31st!!!!