Friday Five: Performers I’d like to see live

Friends, I have made one last outrageous expenditure. The Red Hot Chili Peppers are coming to Auckland in January. I tried to get tickets to their last gig in 2007, and failed. This time, I would not be thwarted.

I’m paying $160 apiece for the privilege … and it burns even more that this is a lineup sans Frusciante, who is about 75% of the entire reason I love this band, but now that I’ve seen Metallica, the Chilis are the only other group I want to see before I (or rather, they) die.

That said, here are five other performers I wouldn’t mind seeing in concert:

Elton John

Would need to be up front in a fairly personal show, or else what’s the point? But I would DIE if I could marvel at the legend himself up close.

Michael Buble

I find it hilarious that there is a Facebook group called Michael Buble’s voice makes my clothes fall off. Forget Barry White.

Maroon 5

I only recently realised Maroon 6 has been around for a decade. Can I get a WOAH to that?! I have fond memories of a lazy summer afternoon practising for the high school talent quest at our drummer’s house and bashing out a rough version of their first big hit, Harder to Breathe. And now look at them, all Jaggered up. Adam Levine would put on a damn good show, I can just tell.

Michelle Branch

The artist who made me want to write songs and play guitar. An artist who actually inspired me to buy an album (Hotel Paper, which I picked up in Singapore).


The diva herself. Granted, there are plenty of her songs that I really dislike, but anyone with a vocal range of five octaves is, quite frankly, superhuman.


I’ll leave you with my five favourite Chilis songs.

Who are you hanging out to see live in concert?

6 thoughts on “Friday Five: Performers I’d like to see live

  • Reply Sense July 27, 2012 at 23:03

    I saw them in 2002, their by the way tour. they were older, much gentler, but still totally rockin’.

    have fun!! it’ll be worth it. anthony knows how to work a crowd. I’m looking forward to Coldplay this November!

  • Reply From Shopping to Saving July 28, 2012 at 04:05

    I’d love to see Mariah Carey (brings back memories of singing in the car with my mom on roadtrips), Maroon 5, and Michael Buble! I have gone to a lot of rock concerts, which were very fun, but I’d love to go to a more mellow concert. Maroon 5 sounds awesome though…and maybe One Direction hahaha!

  • Reply Money After Graduation July 28, 2012 at 14:23

    I just want to see Maroon 5 so Adam Levine can realize we’re meant for each other.

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  • Reply amasterofnothing July 29, 2012 at 10:05

    I saw Maroon 5 a couple years ago. It was a fun show, and Adam Levine definitely knows who his target audience is and plays up to that. I hope you have fun at the Chili Peppers concert…seeing a band you love that you know will put on a good show is always worth it 🙂

  • Reply The Asian Pear July 29, 2012 at 12:51

    Nice choice. I want to see Lady Gaga, U2 and Katy Perry myself. I’m not really a big fan of them… But I think their concerts would be really fun to watch with theatrics.

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