Concerts

I love live music. In a big way. Here are the concerts I’ve seen. Oh…and no, I don’t remember all these dates. I’ve been saving my concert stubs since I was about 13. These are only the stubs I can find…

2013

  • 1/17/13—Ellie Goulding
  • 2/24/13—Pink
  • 2/25/13—Muse
  • 5/6/13—IAMX
  • 6/28/13—Ke$ha and Pitbull
  • 9/27/13—Depeche Mode

2012

2011

2010

  • 12/30/10 — B-Side Players
  • 12/28/10 — Cracker with Camper Van Beethoven
  • 12/12/10 — Paramore
    • The drummer and the guitarist left the band right after they did this show. Was it something I said? Show was short and there was no encore. I guess I understand why now.
  • 11/06/10 — Robyn
  • 11/26/10 — Muse
    • Great show and they sounded amazing. However it was noticeably and disappointingly short.

  • 10/09/10 — Stone Temple Pilots
    • Sounded amazing. Did Silvergun Superman which I haven’t heard in awhile from them. But Scott wasn’t as into it as he usually is.
  • 08/12/10 — The Crystal Method
    • Didn’t go on stage until after midnight, and it was a school night. Didn’t stay for the whole thing or recognize one song. They were way better the first time.
  • 07/30/10 — Rihanna with Ke$ha
    • Bought tickets mainly for Kesha who was so fun in concert that we flipped she was coming back in town to House of Blues next year.
  • 07/03/10 — Pat Benatar
    • Part of the Universal Studios Summer Concert Series. Again, free show because of season passes. It was very hot, humid, and raining. I’ve seen her a lot and this is the first time I’ve ever seen her do “You Better Run” so it made the crap weather worth it.
  • 04/26/10 — The Dead Weather
  • 04/24/10 — Alice in Chains and Limp Bizkit
    • I’ll admit…AIC w/o Layne Staley did not have me excited. But the new lead singer is a-maz-ing.
  • 04/09/10 — Sheryl Crow
    • Part of the Universal Studios Mardi Gra series. So, free show since we had season passes.

2009

  • 09/04/09 — Depeche Mode
    • Always a good show with them.
  • 06/13/09 — Better Than Ezra
  • 06/02/09 — No Doubt with Paramore

  • 05/09/09 — Nine Inch Nails and Jane’s Addiction
    • Bad song set from NIN for a “farewell” tour. I can’t stand Jane’s Addiction, yet have seen them 4 times.

  • 04/22/09 — Fall Out Boy

2008

  • 11/21/08 — Toadies
  • 10/28/08 — Nine Inch Nails
    • Amazing show. We met Trent Reznor before the show since we had backstage passes. Surreal.
  • 09/13/08 — Lisa Loeb
  • 05/22/08 — She Wants Revenge
    • They sounded great. Then my engagement ring flew off my finger during the last song. That put a damper on things.

2007

  • 05/30/07 — The Go-Go’s
  • 05/07/07 — Fiona Apple
    • Sounded good vocally, but this was probably the most boring show I’ve ever been to. And I have all her albums and know all her songs.
  • 01/22/07 — Incubus
    • I love them. But this was a Monday night and I was pooped so it was hard to enjoy.

2006

  • 05/04/06 — Christina Aguilera
    • Pretty sure this show was right before she announced her pregnancy. Danity Kane and Pussycat Dolls opened. PSD were just…horrible.
  • 03/19/06 — Rob Zombie
    • Hubs choice but I had a great time. I think Lacuna Coil opened.
  • 01/05/06 — Aerosmith with Lenny Kravitz
    • Great show. A guy next to me questioned why I went to the bathroom during “Dream On.”

2005

  • 12/20/05 — Gwen Stefani
  • 11/03/05 — Depeche Mode
  • 09/03/05 — Papa Roach
  • 08/08/05 — Chevelle
  • 07/22/05 — Better Than Ezra
  • 07/17/05 — Kelly Clarkson
  • 06/16/05 — Pat Benatar
  • 05/24/05 — Velvet Revolver
  • 04/26/05 — Billy Idol
    • Billy is freakin’ awesome. That boy is in serious shape. Also, he has the NICEST fans ever. I spilled a drink on a stranger and she said “don’t worry about it hun” and then another stranger offered to save my spot when I went to the bathroom.
  • 04/01/05 — Papa Roach
  • 03/20/05 — Interpol
  • 03/13/05 — Chevelle
  • 02/19/05 — Hoobastank

2004

  • 12/02/04 — Marilyn Manson
  • 11/22/04 — The Killers
  • 11/05/04 — Metallica
  • 10/10/04 — The Pixies
  • 09/29/04 — Incubus
    • Awesome show. All the screaming girls were so loud after every song, I actually had to plug my ears. They have yet to do my favorite song though, which is sad (Favorite Things).
  • 09/01/04 — Hoobastank
  • 08/18/04 — Linkin Park, Korn, Snoop Dogg (Project Revolution Tour)
  • 07/29/04 — Madonna
    • I’ve wanted to see her since I was 8 years old. Enough that I paid $300 a ticket x2. Halfway through, it was allll worth it.
  • 07/27/04 — Evanescence
  • 07/25/04 — The Cure
  • 07/16/04 — Jet
  • 07/17/04 — Papa Roach
    • Small venue just before Getting Away with Murder came out. Lead singer walked right by us, we made some joke about him being a Scott Weiland wannabe and then ate our words when he walked on stage.
  • 06/07/04 — The Darkness
  • 05/20/04 — A Perfect Circle
  • 05/13/04 — Better Than Ezra
  • 05/08/04 — Blink 182
    • Free show. I don’t remember much but Cypress Hill opened.
  • 05/05/04 — David Bowie
    • Sixth row of awesomeness.
  • 04/26/04 — Prince
    • Third row of awesomeness.
  • 04/05/04 — Aerosmith
  • 03/29/04 — Britney Spears
  • 03/27/04 — The Crystal Method
  • 03/21/04 — Fuel
  • 03/06/04 — Primus
    • I forgot I even saw them so it wasn’t memorable. I do remember they didn’t do Winona’s Big Brown Beaver, which was disappointing.
  • 03/05/04 — Linkin Park
    • The only band I’ve seen that gets better with every show.

2003

  • 12/17/03 — Jane’s Addiction
    • Why? Cuz it was free, that’s why.
  • 12/11/03 — Better Than Ezra
  • 11/11/03 — A Perfect Circle
  • 11/10/03 — Deftones
  • 11/06/03 — Puddle of Mudd
  • 10/30/03 — 311
    • Alien Ant Farm opened, and 311 fans were not happy with them. I was. But I’m an equal opportunity lover.
  • 10/16/03 — All American Rejects with Hoobastank
    • We stayed for Hooba, left after one song from AAR. Hub’s met both bands before the show.
  • 10/15/03 — Fuel
  • 10/04/03 — Radiohead
  • 09/03/03 — Tori Amos with Ben Folds
  • 08/29/03 — Chevelle
  • 08/27/03 — Korn
  • 08/06/03 — Queens of the Stone Age
  • 08/05/03 — Lollapalooza
    • Jane’s Addiction unleashed on me once again.
  • 07/13/03 — Metallica
  • 07/01/03 — Godsmack with Cold
  • 06/26/03 — Heart
  • 06/21/03 — The White Stripes
  • 06/17/03 — Good Charlotte with The Ataris
  • 06/14/03 — Adema
  • 06/08/03 — Queens of the Stone Age
  • 06/03/03 — Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • 05/07/03 — Evanescence
  • 04/12/03 — Pearl Jam
    • Private show at House of Blues. Took 2 hours of calling with 3 different phones to get tickets.
  • 03/17/03 — Seether
  • 03/14/03 — Saliva with HED P.E.
  • 03/11/03 — Concrete Blonde
  • 02/21/03 — Lisa Loeb

2002

  • 12/14/02 — Sneaker Pimps
    • Another one of my top shows. Very small venue, and they sounded amazing.
  • 11/08/02 — Saliva
    • Hub’s choice but a unexpectedly SUPER fun show. Audiovent opened up and were amazing. Too bad they broke up.
  • 10/27/02 — No Doubt with Garbage
    • No Doubt was decent. Garbage sounded like garbage.
  • 07/27/02 — Drowning Pool with Adema
  • 06/06/02 — Pat Benatar
  • 05/26/02 — Live
  • 05/20/02 — Better Than Ezra
  • 04/25/02 — Stone Temple Pilots
  • 04/20/02 — Concrete Blonde
  • 03/22/02 — Bush

2001

  • 12/31/01 — Stone Temple Pilots
    • New Year’s Eve show. That didn’t suck.
  • 11/15/01 — Live
  • 10/20/01 — Better Than Ezra
    • Bought tickets cuz they were $12 and ended up LOVING them in concert. They are really in tune with their fans. See them when they come in town whenever I get a chance.
  • 10/09/01 — Jane’s Addiction
  • 07/28/01 — The Monkees
  • 07/08/01 — Depeche Mode
  • 05/27/01 — Starfest (I remember Avril Lavigne and The Go-Go’s being here)

2000

  • 08/12/00 — Pearl Jam with Sonic Youth
    • Missed Sonic Youth, thankfully. Pearl Jam was great and played for 2 1/2 hours.
  • 07/26/00 — Stone Temple Pilots
  • 07/15/00 — Ween
  • 06/15/00 — Red Hot Chili Peppers with Foo Fighters
    • Foo Fighters were probably better than RHCP. John Frusciante played The Metro by Berlin solo which won my heart since that’s my favorite 80’s song. Also, the zipper broke on my tight pants and I had to carry my purse in front of me on the way out.
  • 05/20/00 — The Cure
    • They played for 3 hours which was awesome but the acoustics kinda sucked for this one.
  • 03/25/00 — Bush with Moby

1999

  • 08/20/99 — Alanis Morissette and Tori Amos

1998

  • 11/15/98 — Depeche Mode
    • Probably the second best show I’ve ever seen. They sounded amazing and I was in a peak DM phase.
  • 08/23/98 — Tori Amos

1997

  • 11/10/97 — U2
    • Tickets were free. And I loved it. Proabably the only one too cuz this was the PopMart tour and everyone but me hated that album.
  • 03/21/97 — Bush
  • 03/20/97 — Beck

1996

  • 11/16/96 — Smashing Pumpkins
  • 11/15/96 — Smashing Pumpkins
    • Yes, I saw them 2 days in a row. Garbage opened up for them. And well, they sound like garbage live.
  • 09/21/96 — Alanis Morissette

1995

  • 09/28/95 — Bush
    • Toadies and Hum opened up. I remember R.E.M’s “The One I Love” was their last song which was pretty cool.
  • 09/10/95 — Bon Jovi
  • 09/09/95 — R.E.M with Radiohead
    • First time I ever heard Radiohead. Seeing them live made me buy their album.
  • 07/31/95 — Live
  • 05/06/95 — Skid Row
    • One of my top favorites. $10 bucks, sold out, and Sebastian Bach was on FIRE.
  • 04/20/95 — The Cranberries

1994

  • 11/21/94 — Nine Inch Nails with Marilyn Manson
  • 07/01/94 — Stone Temple Pilots
    • Probably the best concert I’ve ever seen. This was for the Purple tour and they were freakin’ amazing. This was back when Scott Weiland had red hair too. *drool*
  • 05/06/94 — Pink Floyd
    • Visually amazing show. It was like a laser light show over the audience. I don’t even remember them lighting up the stage to see the band more than a few times.
  • 04/24/94 — Marshall Tucker Band and 38 Special
    • A friend had free tickets. They actually sold guns at this show. No joke.

1993

  • 11/21/93 — Howard Jones
  • 03/25/96 — Bon Jovi

1992

  • 08/12/92 — Paula Abdul

1990

  • 08/11/90 — New Kids on the Block
  • 02/23/90 — New Kids on the Block
    • Well, this is the year I realized I wasn’t a lesbian (not that there’s anything wrong with that). Thanks Joey McIntyre!

1989

  • 08/14/89 — Debbie Gibson

1988

  • 07/19/88 — Belinda Carlisle
    • This night was the first night I ever shaved my legs. You’re welcome.

1987

  • 07/21/87 — Whitney Houston
    • I was in the third row and I was 11. This was AWEsome for me.