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[personal profile] dolorosa_12
I have very few regrets in life, but one of them is not seeing certain bands/singers perform live at specific stages of their careers. I'm not talking about musicians who were around before I was alive, but rather performances that took place at a time when I theoretically could have been there, but for whatever reason was not.

The first is The Knife's 'Silent Shout: An Audio Visual Experience' concert. They perform so rarely, and this setlist has every song that I love, and it's so typically them, with the masks and the big screens and all the other ways they disembody themselves during the performance.



And the live version of 'Heartbeats' as perfored during this concert is just gorgeous.



Now, technically there is no way I could have been seeing The Knife live in Gothenberg in 2006: I lived in Sydney at the time and could hardly go halfway around the world to see a concert, but the other gig I have regret about missing was much more doable: Massive Attack at the Melt Festival in 2010.



It's the usual Massive Attack fabulousness with their usual cast of collaborators up on the stage at different moments, and their live version of 'Atlas Air' here is bitter and furious and everything I could have wanted from the song.



Other bands/singers I regret missing at specific moments during their careers — although I couldn't pinpoint it to a specific concert — are Florence + the Machine during tours for either Lungs or Ceremonials (the later albums just don't do it for me), and Daft Punk when they were touring for the Discovery album.

Do any of you have concert regrets?

Date: 2019-01-31 10:45 am (UTC)
gingicat: woman in a green dress and cloak holding a rose, looking up at snow falling down on her (Default)
From: [personal profile] gingicat
Most of mine would require a time machine — Billie Holiday, to name just one.

Date: 2019-01-31 10:58 am (UTC)
falena: illustration of a blue and grey moth against a white background (Default)
From: [personal profile] falena
It's not a regret proper, but I really wish I could see The Arcade Fire live but living in a provincial Italian town means their tour dates require travelling and taking days off and thus very impractical.

Date: 2019-01-31 07:15 pm (UTC)
corvidology: ([EMO] CUPPA)
From: [personal profile] corvidology
I'd seen him live before but I really regret not taking the opportunity to see Tom Waits in concert again in what turned out to his last tour as he's decided he doesn't want to anymore.

Date: 2019-02-01 03:06 pm (UTC)
corvidology: ([EMO] HOME LONDON)
From: [personal profile] corvidology
3 times but it still isn't enough. :D

In England, it was easy for me to see so many things but in the US it's really easy to end up living somewhere you don't have access to much of anything even if you live in a city.

Date: 2019-01-31 10:07 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] hunningham
One of my regrets is not going to see Alan Rickman in Les Liaisons Dangereuses back in (the era when dinosaurs roamed the earth) 1986.

Date: 2019-02-01 05:31 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] singedsun
Oh man, I would've loved to be able to see Massive Attack.

I just got to live one of mine, Gary Numan was touring for his latest album and performed Cars live. It was everything I wanted.

I'll always be sad I wasn't of the right age/time/location to be able to see The Cure at their heyday.

Date: 2019-02-02 04:43 am (UTC)
singedsun: (crystal ball)
From: [personal profile] singedsun
Oh wow. It's great you'll get to see them do Mezzanine!!

Date: 2019-02-01 04:57 pm (UTC)
monanotlisa: Profile shot of Jodie Whittaker as the Thirteenth Doctor on Doctor Who (Default)
From: [personal profile] monanotlisa
Gah, I would have LOVED to see The Knife, especially with these songs...

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