I was watching a Sky Arts concert of Pink Floyd in the amphitheatre at Pompeii (very surreal) and later chanced upon one of the music channels showind Adele performing Someone Like You at the Brits 2011 and it got me thinking.... 1. What was the best concert you ever went to? 2. What was the worst? 3. What if or dream concerts? 1. Best - the Smiths in a 2,000 seater theatre in Washington, DC in June (I think) 1985. Opening act was Billy Bragg! The Smiths were popular over here (in the UK), but not yet the darlings of the alternative college scene in the USA. The theatre was only half full.... 2. The worst - REM at Argillen (sp) Castle near Dublin, Ireland. I love REM and have since the mid-1980s when you couldn't understand most of their lyrics (my brother went to Georgia Tech (Atlanta) from 1984-1988 and REM are from around that area). Why the worst? A drunken crowd that sang throughout and you couldn't hear REM! 3. The dream/what if: a. 1. Elvis in 1950s/60s but shut those screaming girls up (distracts from the music, natch!); 2.Adele in a small venue like a 1940s/1950s NYC jazz club,and 3.I want to say the great Robert Parker or Dizzy Gillespie but maybe something silly like going to Branson, Missouri and hearing Andy Williams. Ideas? 1. Please note that while I grew up in the USA in the 70s/80s, thank you for the music that defined my teenage years/first years of university, which included The Smiths, the Cure, Duran Duran and what may have been your UK Top of the Pops (were the Smiths ever on TOTP?), but was the American alternative scene. 2. Depending on the mood, my music tastes range from classical (love Chopin) to the Sex Pistols, because we all have moments where you just need a bit of the booming bass!