I had to think for a minute about this because I've found something enjoyable about every concert I've attended. I think the Modest Mouse concert I went to might be the worst one. The music was amazing (as always), but they just had zero enthusiasm. I've heard that they can be hit or miss like that though. What about you?
Strum Drum Messages: 168 Registered: November 2017
The best and worst concerts I've ever been to were both thrown by Kanye West. Depending on what kind of mood he's in, he'll have a ton of energy, seem glad to be on stage, and put on an amazing show; or, he'll run extremely late and scream at the audience for several minutes about whatever he's angry about. It's frustrating to buy a ticket and put in the effort to get there, only to have him rant. Man is too moody.
I've been to two concerts where hardly anyone showed up. One was played by Jewel back when she was still relevant but I guess on the way out. The crowd was boring and she kept yodeling. The second concert was performed by Carly Rae Jepsen and it was so dead that I felt badly for her. Twenty people might have shown up and most didn't even know who she was. I think the tickets were free.
Elerie90, I'm not familiar with Modest Mouse but I get bummed out when it's obvious the performers just aren't into it for whatever reason.
Strum Drum, tickets to one of Kanye West's shows are usually pretty expensive aren't they? I had a friend at the concert he cut short because Kim Kardashian had been robbed. I don't blame him in that instance though.
...Jewel was yodeling? Man, I would have gotten out of there so fast. That's sad that no one showed up for Carly Rae Jepsen. I can't be too surprised since she's had a total of two hit songs (and one a collaboration). That's all I know of anyway. Still, it's got to be a bummer when no one shows up for free.
Elerie, they must be hit or miss because Modest Mouse gave a really powerful performance when I saw them. You should give them another shot.
Strum Drum, that doesn't surprise me at all. Kanye is one of those people who seems at the complete mercy of his emotions.
My friend dragged me to a One Direction concert. It was awful. They have (had) some of the craziest fans. I've never seen so many preteen girls in one place in my life. The band was probably good, it just wasn't my thing at all.
I thought for sure you were going to bring up the Britney Spears concert we took our cousins to see when she was performing in Vegas. Britney looked great and the set was nice, but she lip-synced through the whole performance with dead, dead eyes.
Rusty Messages: 696 Registered: May 2018 Location: Kansas City Missouri
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Unfortunately, BB King. I'd seen him in better days and he was just at the point in his life he should've hung up Lucille. Matt "Guitar" Murphy was on the bill and salvaged the show. Now he's gone as well.
JazzHog Messages: 33 Registered: July 2018 Location: Leeds, England
I once saw The Pogues, but Shane McGowan was no longer with them. Apparently he had been getting drunk before gigs, and then falling around all over the stage. So I think they had had to start performing without him.
They were still good though. I was a bit disappointed to miss Shane, who had been good in the past, but if he was just acting the prat, then perhaps they were best off without him.
Lindzz Messages: 13 Registered: July 2018 Location: California
I don't think it is such a surprise to anyone, even to me, but my friend got tickets to see Justin Bieber (yes, I know..) and I went in there thinking that even if I don't love his music, at least he'd put on a good show... Boy was I wrong. All he did was walk around looking depressed and hardly sang. It was EVEN worse than I could have ever imagined. But at least I had fun dancing with my friends.