If you could go see anyone in concert, who would you go see?I would probably go see Jimi Hendrix at Woodstock.

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pacorz eNotes educator| Certified Educator

So many choices - this is a hard question to answer!  If I had to pick just one, I would love to have seen Pink Floyd in concert - they were such an incredibly influential band. I think I would choose The Wall concert because it was a culminating work for them, and the integration of technology with the music was reputed to have been very powerful.

I am very envious of #3's list of concerts he attended!!! I am about the same age, but did not have access to the venues in those years.

Since we all seem to be going for big public performances, I will offer a contrarian thought and say that sometimes a very small venue can make for an incredibly moving and memorable experience. One of the best concerts I ever saw was in the early 80s, the evening that the band Orleans just showed up at a local nightclub and played an impromptu set. It was like a private show- dancing a foot away from a band that was in the top 40 at the time, with maybe 40 people in the room, made for a wonderful evening.


bullgatortail eNotes educator| Certified Educator

I wish I'd seen Hendrix and Marley myself. I grew up in the late '60s and '70s, so I got to see some of the greatest R&R ever. I would have loved to see The Beatles--have since settled for seeing Ringo's All-Starr Band--and I hope to catch Sir Paul McCartney on his next tour, so that will be the closest I will ever come to achieving that goal. I was lucky enough to see Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd and Frank Zappa & The Mothers of Invention in their prime as well as some of the greatest progressive rock bands of the '70s, so I consider myself lucky. Wish I hadn't skipped out on seeing The Who and The Stones when I had the chance, and I regret not seeing Duane Allman play with The Allman Brothers. I'd still like to see The Strawbs, an old British prog band who occasionally reunite.

literaturenerd eNotes educator| Certified Educator

I would love to see Michael Jackson, The Eagles, and Ozzie. I cannot think of anyone who is "popular" today that I would like to see. Music has simply changed too much (it does not seem to have the same heart as it did in years past). As for a generic answer, I could go to any concert where the singer actually sings and does not use AutoTune.

pohnpei397 eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Oh... we can do dead people?  Then it's Bob Marley for sure.  I don't really have a particular concert in mind, but the films I've seen just look like he had so much energy and passion in concert...

Still going with dead people, then I'd like to see Israel Kamakawiwo'ole, preferably when he was still with the Makaha Sons of Ni'ihau.

vangoghfan eNotes educator| Certified Educator

I'm with # 4. I'd definitely want to see a great composer conduct one of his own works. Stravinsky conducted many of his own works, and some of those performances were filmed.  I'm not sure that Shostakovich ever conducted one of his symphonies, but, if he did, I sure wish I could have been there to see it.

accessteacher eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Fun fun! I think I would probably have to go for U2. I have never seen them in concert, but would love to do be able to see them. Otherwise, I think it would be amazing to see the Beatles in concert if I could travel back to the 60s. Seeing them at their height would be incredible.

litteacher8 eNotes educator| Certified Educator
I think I would like to hear Mozart or Beethoven. I enjoy their music so much. It feels as if it's touching my soul when I hear a recoding, so I can imagine the quality and beauty of experiencing it firsthand from the composers and creators themselves.
wordprof eNotes educator| Certified Educator
I would choose Jussi Bjorling in Turandot. Nessus Dorma live!
ilovemusic1225 | Student

I would definetly have loved to see Michael Jackson if I could. I would also like to see Tiny Tim, Aerosmith, Paramore, Cee Lo Green, JOSH GROBAN!!!!! and IL DIVO!!!!! and SCOTTY MCCREERY!!!! I love music soo much and I admire so many talented people out there!

irislirisl | Student

I would go to Racoon (dutch band), RHCP (which are comming to the netherlands soon) or Coldplay (who were just here 2 weeks ago, but I missed them). I would recommend to go see John Butler Trio. He is the best 'live' musician ever. It's amazing to see him play on his guitar

summerxoxo | Student

maybe queen or bon jovi hmm that's hard!