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post May 20 2014, 11:57 AM
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I know I've become quite an avid concert-goer this past year or so, having been to four already in 2014 with another five coming up laugh.gif but how often do you go to any gigs or concerts? Are you a fan of live music? Seated or standing? ohmy.gif

I've been to see the following over the years:

- Girls Aloud
- X Factor Live Tour 2010 (Joe McElderry's year)
- The Saturdays
- Justin Bieber
- Paloma Faith
- Gabrielle Aplin
- Taylor Swift
- Tom Odell
- Lauren Aquilina
- Ellie Goulding

My upcoming concerts:

- Katy Perry
- Cody Simpson
- The Saturdays
- The Vamps
- Lady Gaga

All of them bar two are from within the past few years, so it's definitely a recent thing. Still really gutted I missed Girls Aloud's last tour so I'm not letting myself miss anything else for now. It's kinda hard to pick a favourite as they're all pretty different - Paloma Faith definitely sticks out in my mind though, fantastic crowd interaction and excellent performances all round. Bieber/The Sats put on good shows but their interaction was so very scripted...
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post May 20 2014, 12:00 PM
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I've got my third Caro Emerald gig this year. She's just so wonderful as a live performer.
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post May 20 2014, 12:04 PM
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I saw Girls Aloud on their Chemistry tour, it was...okay. Saw Kylie's Les Folies tour which was totally spectacular. Also saw Matt Cardle on his Letters tour, alot smaller
than the other two obv. but really enjoyable.

I'd love to go to more, but I never have any money or people to go with laugh.gif I took my mum to all 3 of the tours I have been to. Thankfully, she liked them all.
Praying Anastacia comes to Scotland on her next tour, i realllllly wanna see her live.
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post May 20 2014, 12:05 PM
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I wish i could go to more concerts but lack of funds/happenings in Birmingham for the acts i'd want prevent me from doing so.

The two Gaga ventures were my faves obviously, especially being caught up in The Monster Pit at the last one. Night i'll remember more than any ever. Will be going to see her for a third time later this year along with La Roux for the third time.

As for preferences, i'd ALWAYS prefer standing just so you can get fully immersed in the experience (even if i'll be artRAVING from a seat this year sad.gif)
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post May 20 2014, 12:12 PM
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I rarely have the money to go to concerts sad.gif My last one was Nicki Minaj. I am going to a couple of festivals this year though where I will hopefully see a few acts, and I am seeing Little Mix next week too! biggrin.gif Oh and I am seeing Iggy Azalea in London in September too which should be amazing hopefully.
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post May 20 2014, 12:16 PM
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QUOTE(HausofKubrick @ May 20 2014, 01:05 PM) *
As for preferences, i'd ALWAYS prefer standing just so you can get fully immersed in the experience (even if i'll be artRAVING from a seat this year sad.gif)

I'm the exact opposite, I much prefer seated laugh.gif You have the option to stand if you want but if your legs get tired, you can sit. Been to a few standing concerts and my legs ached for most of it LOL. If it's considerably cheaper then yeah, I'll go for standing, but seated all the way if possible.
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post May 20 2014, 12:36 PM
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Only been to one concert ever. yammywhammy. life peaked and it will only re-peak if I MEET jonna <333333

(Well, excluding that mini-concert at Euroclub in Copenhagen with Tim Schou and Krista Siegfrids~ AND EUROVISION ITSELF OF COURSE HA)
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post May 20 2014, 01:04 PM
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Never really been to concerts, been to quite a few intimate gigs, but my problem has always been that although there are quite a few arenas and stadiums nearby, but they're far enough to make it become an effort. Been to Leeds Festival twice, and I loved it, live music is just amazing. The atmosphere takes you away! And standing all the way, can't imagine sitting down for a gig or a concert...

That said I am seeing One Direction in 11 days biggrin.gif
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post May 20 2014, 03:02 PM
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I've been to two sad.gif X-Factor in 2011, so it featured the class of 2010 including Rebecca Ferguson (wub.gif) and Little Mix last February. Really want to go to more, but unless tickets are released around my birthday or Christmas I have to pay for myself and until I get a job that isn't feasible sad.gif
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post May 20 2014, 03:25 PM
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I'm quite lucky that my mum appreciates most of my favourite artists so we're always going together and we're close to both Sheffield and Nottingham.

So far this year I've seen Taylor Swift, Ellie Goulding, McBusted and Katy Perry with Sam Smith to come in November along with two artRave dates that I've committed to (starting to pay my way once I find a job as I don't take it for granted and am still quite money conscious about it all...would like to pay my mum back a bit for everything we've been to in the past three years).

Highlights have to be Taylor Swift (my ultimate favourite person), McFly always put on a great show, Katy Perry was spectacular the other week and Ed Sheeran was fantastic - no gimmicks, just him and his guitar, but it was so bloody good.

Never get standing tickets as queuing early is too much hassle and it gets too crowded, usually manage to get really good seats.
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post May 20 2014, 03:40 PM
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I've been to a fair few since 2004. 10 years since my first ever concert and I get to celebrate it by seeing them join with my 2nd ever concert, which was McFly, twice!

I've seen:

- Busted (2004)
- McFly (2005)
- Girls Aloud (2006) >> Won tickets via mtv! <<
- Britney Spears (2009)
- Basshunter (2009)
- Lily Allen (2009)
- Kelly Clarkson (2010) >> Such a Queen! Witnessing 'Sober' live is my life complete. <<
- T4 On The Beach (2010)
- Jason DeRulo (2010)
- Bowling For Soup (2010)
- The King Blues (2011)
- Keri Hilson (2011)
- Jessie J (2011)
- The Saturdays (2011) >> Thankyou Lee Wallaceeeee <3 <<
- Cher Lloyd (2012)
- Nicki Minaj (2012)
- The Killers (2012) >> Best concert of my life. I doubt this will ever be beaten! Standing. Front Row. Direct eye contact/physical contact with Brandon Flowers. Amazing. <<
- CHVRCHES (2013)
- McBusted (2014) x2 >> Going 2nd time tonight! <<
- Little Mix (2014)

Don't worry, I didn't remember all these off by heart (I forgot about a couple, oops), but I have an obsession with keeping my ticket subs haha. (I've misplaced/lost my Britney, Kelly C & Nicki Minaj ones though sob.gif)

Really should have added Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus & Justin to this list this year, but ah well. Hopefully he'll come again soon (won't happen for at least another 4 years sad.gif)

Oh and STANDING is the only option (unless it's a seated only concert!)
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post May 20 2014, 03:44 PM
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I've literally gone to none... Nobody in my group of friends is a pophoe like me
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post May 20 2014, 04:38 PM
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Last week I've been to Kelis and yesterday to Emmylou Harris.

I don't go to concerts that much (about 4/5 a year), just had two in the space of one week.
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post May 20 2014, 05:17 PM
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I saw Coldplay two years ago and have seen Muse twice, one last year and one five years (ohmy.gif) ago. They were the two bands on my bucket list I had to see live really, I would really like to see some more concerts, but I'd need the funds first. Sitting seats are the best, standing/mosh pits aren't really for me.

I may be working (alas not in the voluntary/see every act sense) at the Isle of Wight festival this year so may get a chance to tick a few more bands off.
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post May 20 2014, 05:31 PM
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So far this year I've seen Beyonce, Banks, Foxes, Metronomy, Rebecca Ferguson and Sophie Ellis-Bextor. Seeing live music on a regular basis just wasn't a thing for me when living in Wales, and it's really proved to be one of the best things about moving away for Uni.

I'm going to Bestival this year. The lineup's so good that I doubt I'll get to see everyone I'd ideally like to, but I'm hoping to at least definitely catch Paloma Faith, Chvrches, Outkast and Basement Jaxx. Otherwise I've got Little Mix on Friday, Gabriella Cilmi next week, and then The Saturdays, Kylie Minogue and Katy B later in the year. La Roux and Kyla La Grange are also possibilities (tickets still need to be bought).
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post May 20 2014, 06:05 PM
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I've been to way too many to count - I have a ticket wall in my room of the ones I was allowed to keep, living in London really helps as you might imagine! especially for the up-and-comin' acts - like Tove Lo who I saw a few weeks ago, so good.

Best concerts would include Imogen Heap - so inventive! - Kanye West, Kanye West & Jay-Z (feat. Rihanna! Who - sidebar - still makes me go NUTS when she does surprise live appearances - she came on at Wireless last year too - yet I found her solo gig rather lame), Kylie (such a professional), Scissor Sisters (best stage presence EVAH), Alphabeat, Dragonette, Girls Aloud (I was a stan, sorry bout it), and I COULD go on.

I do always prefer to be front of standing as it's such a thrilling place to be, but for bigger gigs it comes with such commitment (started queuing at 10am for Watch the Throne) and can be quite uncomfortable (basically got squashed at the same gig. Plus was next to a woman with really spiky hair sad.gif ). Haven't been to an arena gig in ages though, and I do prefer the smaller venues - London has so many great live venues.

Coming up I have Bright Light Bright Light (again! such a babe), Iggy Azalea, Katy B and of course the apex of my entire life in DAME KATE BUSH. I'm already preparing for my funeral the day after.
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post May 20 2014, 06:40 PM
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My gig could say I'm a bit of a concert freak laugh.gif my favourite artists to see live are Pink, Bon Jovi, Butch Walker and Rod Stewart smile.gif

Five - 21.03.2000 [Birmingham NEC]
Summer in the City 2000 - 29.07.2000 [Britannia Stadium]
Live in the City - 07.07.2001 [Britannia Stadium]
Craig David - 08.03.2001 [Manchester MEN]
Live in the City 2002 - 13.07.2002 [Britannia Stadium]
Blue - All Rise Tour - 30.11.2002 [Birmingham NEC]

P!NK - Try This Tour - 26.03.2004 [Manchester MEN]
Evanescence - 22.05.2004 [Birmingham NEC]
WWE Raw - 28.05.2004 [Manchester MEN]
Avril Lavigne - 03.10.2004 [Manchester MEN]
WWE Raw - 11.10.2004 [Manchester MEN]
The Darkness - 01.12.2004 [Manchester MEN] (I think thats the right date, I have no ticket from this one!)

Daniel Bedingfield - 16.03.2005 [Manchester Carling Apollo]
Good Charlotte - 19.03.2005 [Birmingham Carling Academy]
Avril Lavigne - 22.05.2005 [Birmingham NEC]
Dave Spikey - 12.12.2005 [Manchester Opera House]

Simple Plan - 17.02.2006 [ Manchester Academy]
The Darkness - 28.02.2006 [Manchester MEN]
Bon Jovi - Have A Nice Day Stadium Tour - 04.06.2006 [City of Manchester Stadium]
Bon Jovi - Have A Nice Day Stadium Tour - 07.06.2006 [Coventry Ricoh Arena]
Def Leppard - 17.06.2006 [Sheffield Hallam FM Arena]
Robbie Williams - 18.09.2006 [ Milton Keynes]
P!NK - I'm Not Dead Tour - 03.10.2006 [Birmingham NIA]
P!NK - I'm Not Dead Tour - 05.11.2006 [Manchester MEN]
P!NK - I'm Not Dead Tour - 02.12.2006 [Sheffield Hallam FM Arena]

My Chemical Romance - 24.03.2007 [Manchester MEN]
The Feeling - 16.06.2007 [Delamere Forest]
Rod Stewart - 28.06.2007 [City of Manchester Stadium]
P!NK - Summerpops 2007 - 16.07.2007 [Liverpool Aintree Pavilion Summerpops 2007]

Boyzone - Back Again... No Matter What - 14.06.2008 [M.E.N Arena, Manchester]
Bon Jovi - Lost Highway Tour - 22.06.2008 [City of Manchester Stadium]

Most Haunted Live - 10.01.2009 [Liverpool]
P!NK (Support: Raygun) - Funhouse Tour - 16.04.2009 [Birmingham NIA]
P!NK (Support: Raygun) - Funhosue Tour - 25.04.2009 [Manchester MEN]
P!NK (Support: Raygun) - Funhouse Tour - 29.04.2009 [Liverpool]
P!NK - 30.04.2009 [Tmobile ad London] technically not a gig but we saw her performing there!
P!NK (Support: Raygun)- Funhouse Tour - 01.05.2009 [London O2]
Nickelback (Support: Black Stone Cherry) - 22.05.2009 [Manchester MEN]
Katie Price - 24.07.2009 [Waterstones Manchester Book Signing]
P!NK - Funhouse Tour- 23.10.2009 [Manchester MEN]
P!NK - Funhouse Tour- 25.10.2009 [Manchester MEN]
P!NK - Funhouse Tour - 31.10.2009 [Manchester MEN]
Ozzy Osbourne - 04.12.2009 [WHSmiths Trafford Center Manchester Book Signing]

Michael Jackson - 09.01.2010 [London O2] [CANCELLED sad.gif ]
Sharon Osbourne - 05.03.2010 [Milton Keynes Waterstones Book Signing]
Jodi Picoult - 30.04.2010 [Manchester WHSmiths Trafford Center Book Signing]
Peter Kay - The Tour That Doesn't Tour Tour - 04.05.2010 [Manchester MEN]
Rod Stewart - 22.05.2010 [Manchester MEN]
Bon Jovi - The Circle Tour - 11.06.2010 [London O2]
Butch Walker - 15.06.2010 [Manchester Night and Day Cafe]
2010 Live - 19.06.2010 [Hanley Park, Stoke on Trent]
P!NK - Summer Carnival Tour - 24.06.2010 [Coventry]
Bon Jovi - The Circle Tour - 26.06.2010 [London O2]
Frankie Boyle - I would happily punch every one of you in the face - 26.10.2010 [Manchester]
Angelos Epithemoiu and Friends - 17.12.2010 [Stockport Plaza]

Katy Perry - The California Dreams Tour - 27.03.2011 [Echo Arena, Liverpool]
Take That - Progress Live - 07.06.2011 [City of Manchester Stadium, Manchester]
Bon Jovi - 24.06.2011 [Old Trafford Cricket Ground, Manchester]
Slash - 24.07.2011 [Victoria Hall, Stoke on Trent]
Avril Lavigne - Black Star Tour - 23.09.2011 [Apollo, Manchester]
Bowling for Soup - 23.10.2011 [Victoria Hall, Stoke on Trent]
Britney Spears - Femme Fatal Tour - 06.11.2011 [M.E.N Arena, Manchester]
Def Leppard, Motley Crue, Steel Panther - 11.12.2011 [M.E.N Arena, Manchester]

Billy Connolly - 27.01.2012 [Blackpool Opera House]
Bowling for Soup - 28.03.2012 [Manchester Club Academy]
Blink 182 - 15.06.2012 [ M.E.N Arena, Manchester]
Butch Walker - 17.09.2012 [Night & Day Cafe, Manchester]
Cheryl - 13.10.2012 [M.E.N Arena, Manchester]
Bowling for Soup - 20.10.2012 [Manchester Academy]

TNA Wrestling - 25.01.2013 [Manchester Arena]
Girls Aloud - 25.02.2013 [Sheffield Arena]
One Direction - 31.03.2013 [Liverpool Echo Arena]
P!NK - 14.04.2013 [Manchester Arena, Manchester]
P!NK - 15.04.2013 [Manchester Arena, Manchester]
P!NK - 21.04.2013 [LG Arena, Birmingham]
Mick Foley - 28.04.2013 [Manchester]
The Big Reunion - 04.05.2013 [Manchester Arena]
Bon Jovi - 08.06.2013 [Manchester Stadium]
Rod Stewart - 09.06.2013 [Manchester Arena]
Rihanna - 12.06.2013 [Manchester Arena]
Bowling For Soup - 13th October 2013 [Manchester Academy]
Jessie J - 2nd November 2013 [M.E.N Arena Manchester]

Tonight's the Night - Rod Stewart Musical - 28th March 2014 [Regent Theatre - Stoke On Trent]
Rod Stewart - 14th June 2014 [Britannia Stadium 2014]
Big Reunion Boy Band Tour - 14th October 2014 [sheffield] VIP meet and greet
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post May 21 2014, 02:34 PM
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QUOTE(Aled. @ May 20 2014, 05:31 PM) *
So far this year I've seen Beyonce, Banks, Foxes, Metronomy, Rebecca Ferguson and Sophie Ellis-Bextor. Seeing live music on a regular basis just wasn't a thing for me when living in Wales, and it's really proved to be one of the best things about moving away for Uni.

how was Banks?? i've always held off out of the worry that her music won't really translate live but would LOVE to be wrong.
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post May 21 2014, 02:47 PM
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- Kylie Minogue: Showgirl Tour / 20 March 2005
- Kylie Minogue: X2008 Tour / 6 July 2008
- Doctor Who Live: The Monsters are Coming Tour / 16 October 2010
- Emeli Sandé: Our Version of Events Tour / 6 November 2012
- Nell Bryden: Shake the Tree Tour / 6 May 2013
- Katy Perry: Prismatic Tour / 18 May 2014

- The Vamps / 28 September 2014 [if I can get tickets at the box office]
- Kylie Minogue: Kiss Me Once Tour / 12 November 2014
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post May 21 2014, 02:50 PM
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I really have not been to many. I've been to see Nicki Minaj and Beyoncé (*.*) and I really want to see Kanye, Clean Bandit, Jay-Z, Justin Timberlake and Miley (even though my chance for the latter two is pretty much over for the foreseeable future).

Also, I went to the X FACTOR 2007 LIVE TOUR, which was dreadful.

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