Anyone go to great lengths to see a show?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Mr 600, Jul 20, 2009.

  1. Mr 600

    Mr 600

    Jun 11, 2009
    Tampa, FL
    Anybody else going to the final shows for NIN? My wife and I just bought tickets for the two shows in Chicago next month at the Aragon! I'm excited for a trip out of town (we live in Tampa) to see a couple of great shows! I saw them play at the Tabernacle in Atlanta a few years ago. Just a theater, and getting tickets was a pain in the a**. The great part was the energy in the venue. Getting tickets was difficult (and expensive) so everyone that was there REALLY wanted to be there. No one talked during quiet parts, and I swear every person knew every word to every song, and sang along. Worth the drive and every penny spent. Trent claims he's done touring after this, but does anyone ever really quit for good? I doubt it. I hope he'll change his mind at some point...

    Just wanted to see if anyone else has gone to great lengths to see a show.
  2. I saw many Dead shows in the late 80's. Need I say more?:D
  3. rob2966


    Oct 19, 2006
    Vancouver, BC
    My friend was invited to see Tool at one of their upcoming shows and to meet them backstage based on her piano/vocal covers on YouTube

    Since they are not playing Vancouver, she is flying to Toronto. Definately a bit of cost but very much worth it for her.

  4. Phalex

    Phalex Semper Gumby Supporting Member

    Oct 3, 2006
    G.R. MI

    Same here. I always used to run into a guy I knew from my hometown too. We didn't go to the shows together, we'd just kind of turn a corner and there he'd be! It was freaky considering the sheer number of people at a given show.
  5. Passinwind

    Passinwind I know nothing. Commercial User

    Dec 3, 2003
    Columbia River Gorge, WA.
    Owner/Designer &Toaster Tech Passinwind Electronics
    Heh. I took a newbie to the Dead to the Watkins Glen show, which purportedly had 600,000 attendees. After an epic all-nighter of hitchhiking there from Toronto we arrived at around 6:30 AM the day of the show. We had to walk the last 3-4 miles or so, since no one could park any nearer the track by then. I told my friend I was gonna go hook up with my brother "over near that end of the track", which was the only arrangement we'd made. And what do you know, but here comes my bro walking the other way just as we arrive there, aftre walking another mile or so. My friend couldn't believe it, but after you've done this enough times it seems pretty normal, eh?:cool:

    I can't really post any of my best stories on this topic here on TB, but maybe that's for the best anyway.:p
  6. No, it's not. PLEASE POST. Moderators be damned....
  7. my x and i endured a hot,sticky 17 hour each way bus/ferry trip from the west coast of county kerry ireland to london to see kronos quartet perform schnidke's quartets at the barbican.....gil scott heron was playing london that same weekend but we were too beat from the trip....on the way back the bus driver actually asked if any paying customers were willing to give up their seats so they could cram in more people.......
  8. bass-shy


    Jan 11, 2005
    I drove from Detroit to Denver to see Tom Petty and Pearl Jam play together. Totally worth it. Have fun at NIN!
  9. Not as long as some of your trips, but I regularly (2-3 times a year) travel from where I live to Montreal (which is about 8.5 hours away) to see live shows.
  10. groooooove

    groooooove Supporting Member

    Dec 17, 2008
    Long Island, NY
    we couldent tell from your avatar :D

    ive gone to bridgeport conneticuit, and 4+ hours upstate (from long island NY) and a couple of other areas in conneticuit/NJ.

    luckily living right near NYC its rare for there to be a tour i completely miss out on.

    although i do intend to take trips to new orleans, and oaklahoma, 90% of the purpose being to see specific shows.