when the bears lose all i wanna do is play piano and make lists

billy corgan at the piano in his house in chicago

the other day katie made a list of her favorite concerts of her 20s

and as i was thinking what mine were i realized that so many of my faves were before i was 21

so heres my top 20 before 21:

jackson 5, their last tour as kids, circle square theatre

ac/dc back in black tour, rosemont horizon

the police synchronicity tour, rosemont horizon

motley crue, shout at the devil tour, aragon ballroom

scorpions, love at first sting tour, rosemont

billy idol, rebel yell tour, poplar creek

springsteen born in the usa tour (sports arena, la coliseum)

randy newman / richard thompson, new years eve 1985, wiltern

fIREHOSE – santa monica college

beastie boys, licensed to ill, hollywood palladium

elvis costello – king of america, blood n chocolate 5 night run at the wiltern

iron maiden live after death tour, long beach arena – SCREAM FOR ME LONG BEACH

beasties / run dmc, together forever at the greek

the replacements let it be tour at palladinos

the replacements tim tour at the roxy

u2 unforgettable fire tour at the sports arena

lone justice, bogarts

the balancing act, the anti club

peter case and victoria williams, in their back yard

forget college funds, parents should start rock show funds for their babies.