There he is!!! I went to Las Vegas with my mom when I was twenty-one and we got tickets to see Tom at Caesar's Palace. I was slightly obsessed with him (and David Lee Roth!) at the time. Don't ask me why-- let's just say I was marching to the beat of a different drummer back then. I slipped the usher money to put us right up front, center. It was money well spent 'cause during a musical interlude in the show Tom bent down and kissed me. (Can you say "SWOON"?)
I forgot to mention some jazz artists I've seen when I posted my list a few hours ago. About ten years ago I fell in love with jazz. I've seen David Sandborn, Wynton Marsalis, Wayman Tisdale, and Chris Botti (5 times). I am Chris Botti's #1 fan.
I too saw 10,000 Maniacs open for REM! Those were the days...
I know ... or "These Are Days" I loved that time in my life. I saw John Mellencamp for the first time, around the same time frame, in a very big venue.
Tiny, I think it depends on where your, as in anyone, entertainment budget goes .... Some people love to see movies, others go out dinner, others have athletic hobbies, etc ... .
When my husband and I first married he was surprised when I mentioned going to hear music. Don't get me wrong, he had been to shows and loves music, but it wasn't his first thought for "entertainment budget". It's one of my first thoughts! Now, we meet in the middle and love to hear a good band or solo artist.
Natalie Merchant has an unique voice. Kinda but not like Janis Joplin, where you can actually different octaves in the same line. I know I am not saying this right.
Hope Tiny is having himself a good tiny time!!
I understand what you mean about her voice.
She's also pretty cool, a free spirit, but smart, sexy and talented. The last time I saw her perform, she was working with a local battered women's shelter and asked that all check out the issue at the booths that were set up at the venue.
She'll call down a crowd, in a minute, if she thinks they're behaving in an disrespectful way. All right, that's all I have to say on this issue!
Oh, one I left off my list--I'd go see Cougar in a heartbeat.
Yeah, Cougar was a record label name ... . So, out of respect for the artist, no matter the date of album or song, I go with the last name Mellencamp. If you've never seen him, it's worth it, he's a good artist.
Edit to clarify.
I'm sure there are many artists who have changed names, etc ... and I may not know the half of those stories. This is just an instance where I believe the name wasn't preferred.
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