Prince: Went with the Young Women from the Plymouth 2 ward. I can't believe they let us see him!
Amy Grant: I'm not kidding. SO not kidding. They handed out little flashlights and when she came onstage (literally my face is red right now) we all turned on and off our lights and she was like 'man, look at that! all those twinkley lights out there!'. Sigh.
New Kids on the Block: My dad took us. He waited in the lobby of the Target center until it was over. Some guy felt so bad for him and gave him ear plugs. I am proud to say that I have learned my lesson and will not be attending the reunion concert to hear them sing "Hanging Tough". Once was enough my friends.
Collin Raye: This was a birthday present from my dear Aunt Laura. I'm not sure if this embarrasses me more than the NKOB concert or not... it's a toss up. He kept blowing kisses to the audience.
Black Hawk: Another country band. It must've been a really bad phase. This one was attended with my dear Aunt Karen. We saw them in the Medina Ballroom. Favorite line: "Cause I need youLike a hole in my heart" and "Your blue might be gray, your less might be more Your window to the world might be your own front door Your shiniest day might come in the middle of the night That's just about right".
Jim Brickman. For real. Downtown Minneapolis with my Aunt Laura. We stuck around after and had him sign our music. We were all shy when we got up to him in line. Smiled and said 'lovely concert'. Then left the line and went SCREAMING into the streets of Minneapolis. They probably heard us from inside. We were that excited.
George Winston: Three words - worst. concert. ever. I took Jana to this concert for Christmas one year hoping to hear some of our favorite piano pieces he wrote. Somehow he turned all hick and whipped out a banjo and a spoon. I wanted to start throwing things.
Cold Play: Three words - coolest. concert. ever. A few people near us were even smoking pot and I caught a whiff or two of it. Seriously, this band really knows how to deliver for a show. It was incredible.
Guster: 2 concerts I think. My favorite was in the Target center. Super awesome. Love the song Amsterdam. Evidently I look like I'm jogging when I'm dancing to this song - per Jeff.
Travis: 2 or more concerts. I heart them. Almost every song.
Switchfoot. Love this band. However, I dragged a friend there, who I found later, sitting in a chair, with his head in his hand. All these teenagers were everywhere - about 12 and 13 years old. At the QWEST. They ended with the song from A Walk to Remember called Only Hope. I melted and got a little teary eyed. My friend rolled his eyes.
Air Supply. Alicia's brother Moe does the lighting for this band. Victoria, Alicia and I were in surreal land. It was hysterical. All these 45+ women running up to the stage and blowing kisses. I had to hide my head in my lap a few times. And the dudes are SO OLD. And they still wear spandex. But if I closed my eyes and listened, it was TOTALLY awesome.
Concerts I would LOVE to attend some day:
Keane, The Fray, The Bangles, Cyndi Lauper...
Favorite concert anyone?