21 concerts, from 2000 to 2016. Maybe it was the age or just a personal view, but in the LatAm Tour 2013, when I made the (almost) entire tour I thought it was "too much". I was so tired by the middle of the tour. I think 3 concerts in a row is a good choice... Of course if the time machine is discover I would change my mind!
Post by negative8ball on Sept 6, 2018 15:49:32 GMT 1
I did multiple shows for the first time on the last tour, and it was great (since they were varying the setlists pretty significantly) - so if they (WHEN!) tour again, I suspect I'll do the same - maybe more.
(I totally understand why folks go to more each tour - stuck in Canada, so it's hard to see multiple shows - but I will try more in the future).
I've read some fans have followed them for a whole leg of a tour or almost, some have seen more than 100 for sure...
Personnaly I've seen them about 15 times 'only' I think, my first being in 1989. I regret sooooooooo much I wasn't really aware of records and concerts prior to that, i could have gone see them in 1985-1987 as they played really close to home!
I only once saw them on two days in a row on the Dream tour and I didn't think it was a good idea afterwards, because it was like almost the same show and i wasn't overwhelmed, the second date had lost the power of surprise and the magic was gone. If I ever had to see two or three shows of a tour, I'd go to the first and last and one major place, with a long period of time in between if possible.
I only once saw them on two days in a row on the Dream tour and I didn't think it was a good idea afterwards, because it was like almost the same show and i wasn't overwhelmed, the second date had lost the power of surprise and the magic was gone.
I especially felt that for 3 consecutive nights in 2016 with the encore sets. There are certain songs (WCIBY! Lullaby!) while I don't hate, I get bored hearing them every time. I think I understand why they do it, but still...
It would take a lot more for me to feel the magic was gone, but the surprise? Yeah, perhaps.
Im around the 50 mark now, that was boosted massively from 14 shows in 2016 and I doubt I would ever do that many so close together again. That’s not because I didn’t enjoy every minute, but I doubt work, circumstances, even the band touring so much will ever allow that opportunity again, so I’m grateful to have done so.
And if it’s festivals next year I’ll be back to my usual couple per tour for sure.