Friday 10 February 2017

Too much of a good thing?

We went to Bruce last night - great concert as always and while chatting with the women in the next seat, discovered she was returning for the Thursday night concert and then travelling to Hope Estate for the Saturday concert as well. I know this is quite the Springsteen fan thing, to travel Australia when he tours and see a gig in each of the capital cities. We have a friend who has clocked up 100 Bruce concerts. 100!

My question is, if money and time was no object, would you do this? 

For me, I think I'd diminish the enjoyment. The initial part of the concert is always the hyped excitment of 'seeing them live'. However if you just saw them two nights before, would you have that? Or would you need that? Maybe you don't to still enjoy the music.

We've been three times, over a number of years. I loved the Wrecking Ball tour, which was my first and I find part of me comparing the experience to that each time - the set list, the things he did on stage and so on. If you saw him three nights in a week, how could you not become slightly critical in comparison?

We have seen Eric Bibb every time he comes out - 8 times, maybe? These days we often discuss what songs we wish he had done (but didn't) after the show. We still enjoyed it, but there's a part we would have preferred if he'd done it a little differently. 

So if you are one of the people that clocks up the concerts in quick succession, can you tell me what I'm missing?

Should Springsteen return and tour again, we'll be there but in a year or so.

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  1. I think too much of a good thing spoils the excitement!#fortheloveofBLOG

  2. I'm with you on this one! While enjoy seeing musicians live I tend to just go to the one show - the excitement I'd think would dull a bit watching the same show over and over.

    1. I asked in a FB group and I was AMAZED at how many people I know that do this for all different artists. I see some performers every time they come out, but there's at least 12 months between gigs...

  3. I might go back a time or two but I don't think I'd go more than that! I'd get a bit bored I think! Thanks for joining us #fortheloveofBlOG