If you're reading this at all, Rocks Off will just assume you're fairly familiar with the Internet, and therefore that you more than likely also have a Facebook page. Congratulations - don't you feel special? Rocks Off was recently "tagged" by several of our Facebook friends with one of those "notes" things, which usually ask you to come up with some list or another and share it with up to 25 of your fellow social-networking addicts. This one asked users to list 50 or more bands they've seen live, to which we say "child's play." We have been to literally thousands of concerts since we started writing about music full-time around 1995, so to be fair, Rocks Off confined our list to concerts we have attended (and saved ticket stubs from) since moving to Houston a little more than two years ago.That still came out to 70 shows on the nose.
We asked partner in crime Craig Hlavaty to pick eight numbers at random between 1 and 70. See which shows they match, then it's your turn. 21. Journey/Heart/Cheap Trick, Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, 7/26/08 19. Rilo Kiley, Warehouse Live, 10/5/07 24. Metro Station, House of Blues, 11/11/08 26.Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, Toyota Center, 4/8/09
8. George Michael, Toyota Center, 7/14/08 51. Cold War Kids, Warehouse Live, 10/25/08 7.
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66.Wilco, Verizon Wireless Theater, 3/7/08