Since Van Halen didn't break up this week the wife and I got to check out the Van Halen show; it was great! Eddie was perfect, he's the best guitar player I have ever seen and it was a real honor just to be in the crowd to watch what he does. His brother, Alex, played a jaw dropping drum solo (I've seen a lot of these and this was the second best one I have seen, second only to Peter Furler's work) and Wolfgang, Eddie's son, played the bass like a great player beyond his mid-teenage years and handled background vocals very well. Diamond Dave was a very entertaining frontman who did a good job of putting a face on the band and leading a trio of musicians who can only speak through their instruments. A really great show.
I realized that I have seen quite a few bands at concerts and decided to make a list. Here's most of the bands I have seen live, it's a list that I hope to keep growing.
Jars of Clay
John Foreman (of Switchfoot)
Michael W. Smith
The Boston Pops