While listening to "The Who Sell Out" yet again, and becoming weak and useless during "Sunrise" yet again, I thought, "If I can only see Pete Townshend perform this song just once."
I've seen Todd Rundgren live, with and without Utopia somewhere in the low hundreds, and have always wished he'd perform "Fade Away" from 1978's "The Hermit Of Mink Hollow." Never happened.
So that's where this started.
Years of attending concerts, seeing favorite artists numerous times, always wishing for that radical set list change, is there one (or more) artists you've seen a number of times, just hoping to hear that one special tune that just never comes?
As our pal Steve Simels is wont to say, there are no arbitrary rules. So for example, if you've never seen Jimi Hendrix but own a fair amount of live performances, none of which contain a live performance of the song "Little Miss Lover," that's okay. I had always wished Bruce Springsteen had played "Valentine's Day" from "Tunnel Of Love" any one of the many times I had been there. It just didn't happen. Or in the case of bands like Led Zeppelin and Queen, with all of the bootlegs I've acquired over the years, neither "The Rover" from "Physical Graffiti" or a full-on "March Of The Black Queen" from "Queen II" has ever been attempted.
I'm keeping my Top 5 to bands I've seen a bunch and who tend to go deep with their catalogue.
Here are my 5: