Muddy Waters and Willie Dixon did a tour in the late-'70s or early-'80s with the stage looking like the porch of a cabin. That was great and I'm happy I could see them.Muddy Waters. He and Eric Clapton did the Fathers & Sons tour when I was 15. They came to St. Paul, but for some reason I didn't go.
Another big regret is Prince. I know plenty of people who went to after-hours shows at Paisley Park, or were at a club when he performed unannounced--but I never saw him.
Tom Petty for me.Another thread got me thinking about musicians (I include singers) I wish I had seen but never did - either my mistake or they lived before my time. Wondering Who others missed out on. What one artist would you want to have seen most of all?
For me, at least today, it’s Charlie Parker.
I had tickets to see U2 in the Achtung Baby/Zoo TV tour at the University of Illinois football stadium but they didn't sell enough tickets to justify the transport and setup costs for their set so they cancelled the show in favor of another night at Soldier Field in Chicago.
Everybody who bought a ticket in Champaign could exchange it for the Chicago show but I didn't want to drive up to Chicago and back so I got a refund instead. In retrospect, I should have gone to the show.