Best Concert

Cathy Castelli

Cathy: Barry Manilow – Copacabana Tour. I’d actually forgotten about it, but I was trying to remember a concert I really looked forward to–and it was this one! I was a freshman in college. My friend Melody (not our Tuesday’s Melody) and I had tickets. We went to the University of Illinois for the concert. It was a real happening!

Melody Maysonet

Melody: The best concert I’ve ever been to was Paul McCartney back in the mid-1990s. My then-boyfriend won tickets from a radio station (he was a HUGE Beatles and McCartney fan), and we drove three hours to St. Louis to see him. That was the first concert I’d ever been to, and no concert since can compare in terms of pure fan comraderie and excitement.

Jonathan Rosen

Jonathan: Tough one, since I’ve seen so many concerts where I’ve thought, This is the best! But two stand out above the rest. Bruce Springsteen and Barry Manilow both put on epic shows. Yes, they are two very different types of performers, but for their fans, they both give long shows, which cover a ton of their songs. Not that I didn’t love the other concerts I went to, but these two ranked among the best.

Faran Fagen

Faran: Best concert has to be Billy Joel on New Year’s Eve. He sounds so authentic live, and I sang along with every song. His concerts are always amazing because he has so may hits, and you never know which ones will be played. I also went with my wife and close friends, which made it more special. Billy even brought on some special guests, Howard Stern and Jimmy Kimmel, just before midnight.

Stacie Ramey

Stacie: I’ve attended many concerts over the years and all of them have been unique and wonderful experiences. I’ve been lucky. From Bruce Springsteen to Peter Gabriel to REM to The Who, I’ve loved them all. But my favorite all-time concert, even surpassing the two times I saw Eric Clapton or Tom Petty, my favorite concert was David Bowie. He brought so much magic to the stage. Man, he was something.

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