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).

Mariah

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.

DAMMIT JOHN. COME BACK ALREADY.

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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