I don’t have much desire to see shows these days. Everything’s overpriced. (disclaimer- I have no qualms about paying enough to support artists I like so they can make a living and continue their craft, because for whatever reason, the world decided it was ok for recording artists to not be able to make an income by creating music anymore. Authors, painters, actors, directors, anyone with a creative output in an artistic medium gets paid generally on a level that’s commensurate with their popularity or volume of sales. But NOT musicians. Why? IDK. Just how it is now. But, I digress.) In general, everything’s overpriced, plus rude and inconsiderate people who are unable to simply enjoy the moment that they’re in, SUCK, with their phones out up in the air the whole ******* time, or talking over everything. So stupid. Don’t even get me started on mosh pits. BUT... If I do go see a show, I want to see someone who’s still vital, and creating/performing because they need/love doing it, it’s part of who they are. They don’t have to be in their ‘prime’ necessarily, but they need to be honestly enjoying it, and doing from the heart and with their soul, because it MEANS something to them. Don’t care about seeing anyone who’s clearly doing a money grab, and just going through the motions, playing their songs from 30 or more years ago with the help of backing tracks or extra musicians to get it done with any modicum of sounding close to the way it should. People eat it up, because why? Nostalgia, and also just so they can say they were there. Or it’s a bucket list thing. But really? If I’d never seen Aerosmith, would I want to go to a show to see them perform now, like they did at the Grammy Awards? Just so I can say I saw them? Motley Crue? (Not a fan, btw, but they’re another good example). Is this how I want to remember them? Again, this isn’t necessarily about age. I most definitely appreciate 70’s era Fleetwood Mac, but you couldn’t pay me to attend one of their shows now. They’re all clearly so bored and uninspired on stage, but the crowd still goes NUTS when Stevie Nicks randomly decides it’s time to spin around in a circle. Just being at such a show would erode my soul a little, let alone reveling in such farcical and contrived phoniness. Does that make me jaded and cynical? This is not intended to offend anyone.(And I hope it doesn’t.) Just my opinion, which is no more valid than anyone else’s. You may have a different perspective on the matter. Peace.