Concert Thoughts


I guess I've seen some shows when I was younger, but I never felt I saw a "real" concert.

When I got older I started to feel, well, old. Come to find out seeing some great music is good not only for my mood but passion in music, interest in playing and composing. All said, I am a better person and am MUCH happier after seeing a great show. I feel like I take a big bite out of life seeing a great show. Sharing the experience with my wife is certainly the best.

Here's my complete history of concerts:

12-12-2015: Amy Grant and Michael W. Smith Christmas
Where: Target Center, Minneapolis MN
Went with: Wife

11-13-2015: RCPM
Where: Turf Club, St. Paul MN
Went with: Wife, Lisa
Times: 16th

06-16-2015: Los Lonely Boys/RCPM
Where: Minnesota Zoo Amphitheater
Went with: Wife, James, Lisa
Times: 15th

05-06-2015: ABC's Nashville
Where: Northrop Auditorium
Went with: Wife

03-28-2015: RCPM
Where: Whiskey Bones Roadhouse, Rochester MN
Went with: Wife, Dave, Paula, Lisa
Times: 14th

03-06-2015: RCPM
Where: Zimmerman Bar and Grill
Went with: Wife, Dave, Paula, Lisa
Times: 13th

02-25-2015: Aerosmith
Where: MGM Grand, Las Vegas
Went with: 12,500 IBM friends

01-10-2015: Blaze of Glory - Bon Jovi Tribute
Where: Rochester
Went with: Wife, friends of Tammy

11-30-2014: The New Standards
Where: Presentation Hall, Rochester MN
Went with: Wife
Times: 6th

09-06-2014: Shawn Groves
Where: Crosswinds Church, Rochester MN
Went with: Wife
Times: 2nd

07-18-2014: We Are The Willows
Where: House Concert, Rochester MN
Went with: Wife

06-03-2014: Lindsey Sterling
Where: Myth, St. Paul MN
Went with: Julia, Renna

05-01-2014: Alter Bridge
Where: First Avenue, Minneapolis MN
Went with: Mark

03-21-2014: Sing-Off Tour
Where: Mill City Nights, Minneapolis MN
Went with: Wife

12-28-2013: RCPM
Where: The Talking Stick, Phoenix, AZ
Went with: Wife
Times: 12th

12-13-2013: Jason Gray
Where: Crosswinds Church, Rochester, MN
Went with: Wife, Family

12-11-2013: The New Standards
Where: Rochester Civic Theater, Rochester MN
Went with: Wife, James, Lisa
Times: 5th

11-23-2013: Acapella Concert - Home Free
Where: Stewartville High School, Stewartville, MN
Went with: Wife, Jack

09-25-2013: Wicked
Where: Orpheum, Minneapolis MN
Went with: Wife

02-23-2013: Tremonti
Where: Mill City Nights, Minneapolis MN
Went with: Mark

12-07-2012: The New Standards
Where: The Fitzgerald Theater, St. Paul MN
Went with: Wife, James, Lisa
Times: 4th

Where: The Cabooze, Minneapolis, MN
Went with: Wife
Times: 11th

05-19-2012: Van Halen
Where: Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul, MN
Went with: Myself

03-10-2012: RCPM
Where: St. Paul, MN
Went with: Wife, Lisa
Times: 10th

03-04-2012: Shaun Groves
Where: Crosswinds Church, Rochester MN
Went with: Wife

12-03-2011: The New Standards
Where: The Fitzgerald Theater, St. Paul MN
Went with: Wife, James, Lisa
Times: 3rd

11-27-2011: George Winston
Where: Mayo Civic Center, Rochester MN
Went with: Wife
Times: 6th

07-05-2011: U2
Where: Soldier Field, Chicago
Went with: Wife

02-13-2011: Amy Grant; Michael W. Smith
Where: Orpheum, Minneapolis MN
Went with: Wife

01-29-2011: Marc Cohn
Where: Burnsville, MN
Went with: Myself

12-12-2010: RCPM
Where: Phoenix, Arizona
Went with: Wife, Lisa
Times: 9th

12-04-2010: The New Standards
Where: The Fitzgerald Theater, St. Paul MN
Went with: Wife, James, Lisa
Times: 2nd

07-23-2010: Ted Nugent, with Val Halla
Where: The Surf Ballroom, Clear Lake Iowa
Went with: Steve

07-07-2010: Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers
Where: Des Moines, Iowa
Went with: Wife, Lisa
Times: 8th

06-28-2010: The Les Paul Trio
Where: The Iridium, New York City
Went with: Myself
Times: 2nd

06-02-2010: Jewel
Where: The O’Shaughnessy, St. Paul MN
Went with: Myself, Wife
Times: 4th

05-29-2010: Pastel Black (#6)
Where: Rookies, Rochester MN
Went with: Wife, Steve and Jen, Jane and Dave

04-25-2010: Brian Regan
Where: Rochester Civic Center Auditorium, Rochester, MN
Went with: Myself, Wife

02-20-2010: B.B. King and Buddy Guy
Where: Orpheum Theatre, Minneapolis
Went with: Myself

12-31-2009: Pastel Black (#5)
Where: Rookies, Rochester MN
Went with: Wife, Steve and Jen, Jane, James and Lisa

12-16-2009: Monte Montgomery
Where: The Saxon Pub, Austin TX
Went with: Myself

12-05-2009: The New Standards Holiday Concert
Where: The Fitzgerald Theatre, St. Paul, MN
Went with: Wife, James and Lisa

11-22-2009: Brian Setzer Orchestra Christmas Extravaganza!
Where: Mystic Lake Casino, Prior Lake, MN
Went with: Wife, Dave and Paula

11-21-2009: Pastel Black   (4th time seeing them)
Where: Rookies, Rochester, MN
Went with: Wife, Steve and Jen, Jane

11-11-09: Gal Costa & Romero Lubambo
Where: Blue Note Jazz Club, NYC
Went with: Myself

10/29/09: Miley Cyrus
Where: Target Center, Minneapolis
Went with: Girlies and Niece went together

10/16/09: RCPM
Where: Springfield, MO


Thoughts: tiny stage and only 30 people made for a fantastic show. Close enough to pat a "awesome solo" for Jim Dalton. Best of all, this was a surprise treat. End of our Branson vacation they scheduled it after we arrived. Super!!!

Went with: wife

10/06/09: Creed w/ Staind

Thoughts: Amazing. At times it almost felt worshipful. Scott looked so happy and appreciative of us fans. Mark seemed to love playing. And the pyrotechnics were great!!! My first concert with explosions!

Went with: My friend Tony Esnough who I counceled with at Camp Nathanael.


10/02/09: RCPM w/ the Nadas


Went with: wife


09/28/09: Les Paul Trio


Thoughts: Wow! So much good guitar work. At the Iridum only 3 months after Les Paul died. Small jazz venue. Amazing bass player.

Went with: wife.


09/27/09: Rock of Ages


09/27/09: Mamma Mia
09/26/09: Mary Poppins the Musical
09/25/09: Shrek the Musical

08/08/09: Jimmy Buffett



06/18/09: Eric Clapton and Steve Winwood 

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03/07/09: Thousand Foot Crutch - Children 18:3IMG_0001

01/27/09: Jewel - treasure island
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01/19/09: AC/DC



11/05/08: Bob Dylan




09/25/08: RCPM - fineline





09/20/08: PRS Experience
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07/15/08: RCPM - Iowa casino
2008-07 Summer Fun 027

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04/19/08: Blue Man Group - Rochester

04/05/08: RCPM – Fineline
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03/15/08: Pillar

10/18/07: RCPM - rocky point MexicoPuerto Pensaco 2007 043

05/06/07: RCPM - Iowa
04/04/07: ZZ Top - partnerworld
03/08/07: smash mouth - vmworld
12/06: Brian Setzer
Fall 06: Prince
Summer 06: Bob Dylan
Spring 06: Jewel - st Paul
Spring 05: Blue Man Group - Las Vegas
Spring 05: Blue Man Group - Mpls
Fall 04: Jewel – northrop
Fall 04: Jesus Christ Superstar (Ted Neeley)
Summer 04: Alison Krauss

May 04: Kings X – Minneapolis
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October 03: Kings X – Fineline
Summer 03: Alison Krauss
Jan 03: Rent
Jan 03: Chicago
Jan 03: Aida
1990s: Phantom of the Opera
1990s: Beauty and the Beast 2x
1990s: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Donnie)
1990s: Les Miserables
7/1991: Sonshine
12/23/90: George Winston - Ordway Music Theatre, St. Paul MN
5/6/90: Prince - The Nude Tour - St. Paul Civic Center
4/6/90: Janet Jackson - Rhythm Nation - Met Center
11/10/89: The Nylons - Northrop Auditorium
10/21/89: Michael W Smith - Northrop Auditorium
1989: Sonshine
8/28/88: George Winston - Orchestra Hall, St. Paul MN
7/14/88: Oklahoma! - Ordway
7/1988: Sonshine
03/18/88: Russ Taff and Bryan Duncan - Bethel College Gym
02/19/88: Allies - Rock-a-Torium Brooklyn Park
12/22/87: George Winston - Orchestra Hall, St. Paul MN
12/12/87: Manheim Steamroller - Orpheum Theater
1987: Tangerine Dream
8/15/87: The Nylons - Northrop Auditorium, U of M Campus
7/1987: Sonshine
7/7/87: George Winston - Orchestra Hall, St. Paul MN
6/5/87: Pumpboys and Dinettes - Radisson Playhouse
4/5/87: Stryper - Roy Wilkins Auditorium
12/31/86: Christian Band Concert - Metrodome (Bryan Duncan)
12/23/86: George Winston - Orchestra Hall, St. Paul MN
Thoughts: This was karyn and I first date! Good decision!
11/14/86: Michael W. Smith
1986: Amy Grant
1986: Sonshine

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