One principle of management is to challenge the status quo and redefine the meaning of "value" in order to grow profits. In this context, I would like to know what defines a "good concert experience" for you...any genre, any size. What is "value" when it comes to a concert experience? Part 1: Give me only your top three choices first...I know that there are many factors, such as sound quality, sound levels, energy, lighting, quality of booze, crowd size, hot chick/guy ratio, number of acts...whatever. But when push comes to shove, what are you willing to really pay for? Assume that the songs are good, so there's no need to add that. Feel free to add whatever else afterwards but let me know your top three picks. Part 2: Tell me if the concerts you attend normally meet those expectations. For me: - Clear sound (good mix and reasonable volume) - The band is enthusiastic - The bands start on time Most of the time, I don't get good sound (too loud and muddy) and the bands always start late by at least a half-hour. I hate breaks that are more than 15 minutes between bands. Quite often, the bands are genuinely enthusiastic about playing in Vancouver and give a good effort, especially the out-of-town bands. Other factors include ticket price (less than $20 please), size of the venue (I like clubs rather than stadiums), crowd enthusiasm and no more than 3 bands per show (I hate all-day concerts). Anyone else? Remember, you may want to use the findings for your own bands promotion.