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  1. Whitesnake shall again be playing in concert, on Saturday, August 22, and I shall be there. This time, they shall be joined by Sammy Hagar, whom I have never seen live, so that shall be a nice experience; I imagine that Hagar shall play plenty of songs from his solo albums, but I do hope to hear some songs from his time in Montrose and Van Halen, as well. August is still a long way off from the present, but I am definitely looking forward to it.
  2. Disturbed shall again be playing in concert, on Thursday, July 30, and I shall again be seeing them! There is not much new to say that I did not say in my previous post, but I shall definitely enjoy this concert as much as I enjoyed the previous one. This year is the 20th anniversary of their debut album, The Sickness, so I expect that they shall be commemorating that milestone in some way, which excites me very much, since I can still remember when that album was released. July is still many months away, but I shall be greatly anticipating it.
  3. The heavy metal band Rammstein shall be playing on Sunday, September 6, and I shall be there! I have never seen Rammstein live, before, but I am a great fan of their music, so I shall be very excited to see them, live.

    It is easy to presume that they shall play some of their best-known songs, such as Du Hast, Engel, and Feuer Frei, but I also hope to hear other great songs, such as Du Riechst so Gut, Spiel Mit Mir, Mein Herz Brennt, Waidmanns Heil, or Zwitter. I am not fluent in German, but I still enjoy their music very much, for its energy and aggression.

    The concert is still many months away, but I am very excited for it!
  4. Kiss is again touring in my area, and I shall be seeing them in concert on Friday, September 4, 2020, which is still nearly a year away, but, for a band such as them, tickets must be purchased as soon as possible; even better, I was able to get my ticket in a presale, before they were available to the general public, and for only $59! My seat is quite far from the stage, but to get a ticket for a band such as Kiss for such a comparatively low price is a bargain that cannot be ignored.

    I do hope that the band plays a different setlist at this concert than they did at the previous concert that I attended, since I am very disappointed that they did not play Hotter than Hell, I Stole Your Love, or Christine Sixteen at the previous concert.

    With the concert still very far away, there really is nothing else say about it, at this point, so I shall not post anything further, at this time.
  5. Godsmack shall be playing in concert on Saturday, April 25, 2020, and I shall be at that concert! I have never seen Godsmack in concert, before, so I shall definitely enjoy it; I am not at all interested in any of the supporting acts (including Halestorm, Dirty Honey, and Dinosaur Pile-Up), but, perhaps, they may pleasantly surprise me.

    I believe that it is safe to presume that Godsmack shall play many of their classic songs, including Keep Away, Moon Baby, I Stand Alone, Whatever, Voodoo, Vampires, and (of course) Awake, as well as newer songs, such as 1000 HP, Crying Like a Bitch, Love-Hate-Sex-Pain, and Whiskey Hangover, but I also hope to hear lesser-known songs, such as Greed, Someone in London, Time Bomb, and Get Up, Get Out.

    The concert is still many months away, so I do not need to worry about it, yet, although I certainly am looking forward to it.
  6. In the past several days, I have received more -rep than I have in my entire previous decade of membership; I could have ignored one or two instances, but it was a relentless bombardment of bullying and hostility, which simply overwhelmed me in the end.

    I was bullied in elementary school, and that caused me to be very depressed and have very low self-esteem, although I eventually overcame that and have had great self-esteem ever since then. I never though that, at my age, I would ever experience such bullying, again; I am not 32 years old, but I actually broke into tears from reading the comments that other users here were making toward me, something that I have not done in many years. The fact that some people can be so cruel both sickens and saddens me, and I hope that those users shall reflect upon their behavior and seriously contemplate the effect that their words have on others.

    Some users here may think that I am wallowing in self-pity or attempting to gain sympathy from others, but I simply wish to express myself, so that others may realize how their words can affect the emotions of other people. Also, no one has read my blog in a long time, so I doubt that anyone here shall see this post, at any time, soon.
  7. Deep Purple shall again be playing a concert near where I live, this time on Wednesday, October 9, and I shall be there! I have already seen them in concert, before, but they are a band that one should never miss seeing whenever they have the opportunity to see them.

    Because I made a post about them, the last time that I saw them, there is no need to speculate about what songs they shall play, other than to say that I really hope that they play Speed King, since they did not play that song the previous time that I saw them.

    The concert is still many months away, but I am certain that it shall seem to arrive very quickly.
  8. Whitesnake shall be playing in concert on Saturday, May 11, and I shall be there! This shall be my first time seeing Whitesnake in concert, so I am very excited about that. They may be as major a band as Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, Black Sabbath, and so forth, but they are still a band whom the world of music holds in high regard and who have produced some amazing music.

    With this concert, I now am attending eight concerts this year, and this shall be the first time that I shall attend three concerts in the same month (although I have previously attended two concerts in the same month, before).

    It is safe to predict that Whitesnake shall play their most famous song, Here I Go Again, but I also hope to hear Still of the Night, Ain't No Love in the Heart of the City, Crying in the Rain, and Fool For Your Loving, and it also is safe to presume that they shall play music from their newest album, Flesh and Blood, since they are touring in support of that album, and I personally would like to hear at least several songs from David Coverdale's time in Deep Purple, such as Burn, Mistreated, Might Just Take Your Life, Stormbringer, You Can't Do It Right, Love Don't Mean a Thing, Soldier of Fortune, Lady Luck, and so forth.

    The concert is still nearly two months away, so I do not need to say anything else about it, yet, but I definitely am very excited for it.
  9. Judas Priest is again playing a concert not terribly far from where I live, on Thursday, May 16, 2019, and I shall be at that concert! At this point, there is not much to say about the concert that I have not already said, but 2019 shall now the first year in which I shall see seven concerts, which is a new record for me.

    As usual, when the concert approaches, I shall make further posts in this entry.
  10. Slayer shall once again be playing a concert in my area, on May 25, 2019, and I am again seeing them live! This time, they shall be playing in an open arena, so I will not need to worry about the concert being too loud for me, and, thus, needing to leave early.

    They are on tour with Amon Amarth, Lamb of God, and Cannibal Corpse; I saw Amon Amarth live in 2016 on tour with Megadeth and Lamb of God earlier this year (2018) with Slayer, but this shall be my first time seeing Cannibal Corpse live. In complete honesty, I am not a major fan of Cannibal Corpse, because I find their vocals to be too guttural for my liking and their music lacking in rhyme and rhythm (I was raised listening to Mozart, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Chopin, and so forth), but I still shall enjoy seeing them, nevertheless.

    The concert is still far away, but I shall post about it as it draws closer.

    Wow, 2018 is not yet over, but I have already purchased tickets to six concerts in 2019, tying with this past year and 2018 for the most concerts that I have seen in a single year, so I wonder if I can surpass the record and see a seventh concert in 2019?
  11. The Rolling Stones shall be playing a concert on Saturday, June 8, 2019, and I will be seeing them! I actually purchased two tickers; one for myself, and one for my mother, who has been wanting to see them for many years, but never has been able to do so, before. The tickets were expensive, but we may never have a chance to see them, again, so I could not afford to miss this opportunity.

    The Rolling Stones have so many great songs that I will not bother mentioning which songs I hope they play, as doing so would take far too long, but I am very glad that I shall be seeing this legendary band at least once in my life, since I likely would regret it every day for the rest of my life if I never saw them live at least once.

    The concert is still many months away, but I shall post about it, again, as it draws closer.
  12. A common adage that I have heard said is “respect is not given; it is earned,” sounds like a very wise creed to follow, but, I recently conducted an internet search for it, and I discovered a series of articles that denounce that adage, saying that it is ridiculous, because all people deserve respect, regardless of their station in life.

    Those articles have a very noble intention with their message, for which I respect them, but they all miss a very vital point: there are two types of respect, one of which is, indeed, freely given, and the other of which must be earned.

    First, there is the type of respect that is given: this is the form of respect that all people are expected to demonstrate toward all other people, they are expected to be polite and courteous to others, including, but not limited to, receptionists, secretaries, waiters/waitresses, flight attendants, grocery baggers, cashiers, or other menial positions that are clearly at or near the bottoms of their hierarchies. I imagine that very few people ever willingly wish to be in such positions, so giving respect to such people shall help them to feel better about being in such positions.

    Second, there is the type of respect that is earned: this is the form of respect that people are expected to show toward doctors, lawyers, judges, airplane pilots, police officers, high-ranking military officers, CEO’s, politicians, or other people in positions of expertise and/or authority. These people have worked very hard to achieve the positions that they have, sometimes for many years, and they have endured great hardships and accumulated a great wealth of knowledge about their fields. That type of respect is not freely given, it must be earned through hardships and countless hours of effort and experience.

    What does everyone else say about this? Do you agree that there are two types of respect?
  13. Iron Maiden is touring in my area, again, on August 1, and I shall be attending that concert!

    At this point, I do not feel that I need to give a detailed comment about what songs I hope that they shall play, as I have already seen them live, so I shall say more about them as the concert draws closer.
  14. The hard rock band Kiss shall be playing in concert on Saturday, March 23, and I shall be there! Having never seen them live, before, there was no way that I could miss this opportunity, especially since it shall be my only chance to ever see them live.

    I believe that it is safe to presume that the band shall play songs from their first six albums, which are widely regard as their best, including Rock and Roll All Night, Detroit Rock City, Calling Dr. Love, Christine Sixteen, God of Thunder, Strutter, Love Gun, Hotter than Hell, and Shout it Out Loud, but I also would like to hear lesser-known songs, such as I Was Made for Loving You, Nothing to Lose, Going Blind, Parasite, Room Service, Beth, Great Expectations, Hard Luck Woman, Baby Driver, I Stole Your Love, Shock Me, and Tomorrow and Tonight. It also would be nice to hear some songs from their glam metal albums in the mid-1980's, such as Creatures of the Night, Lick It Up, or Heaven's On Fire, as well as music from Psycho Circus, which was the reunion of the original members. Of course, it also is safe to presume that they shall play songs from their two most recent albums, the albums that feature their current lineup.

    I have never seen Kiss live, but I have heard that their concerts are amazing, so I am eagerly anticipating this concert; it still is months away, but I am certain that I shall enjoy it!
  15. Disturbed shall be playing on Saturday, February 23, and I shall be seeing their concert! I have never seem them live, before, so this will be a very nice experience.

    I prefer classic heavy metal bands from the 70's and 80's over newer heavy metal bands, but Disturbed is an excellent band, so I would very much like to see them live at least once.

    Since they are touring in support of their new album, Evolution, it is safe to presume that they shall play songs from that album, but I also am certain that they shall play some of their best-known songs, as well, such as Down with the Sickness, Stupefy, Voices, The Game, Prayer, Indestructible, Inside the Fire, and The Vengeful One.

    The opening act is Three Days' Grace, of whom I have heard but with whom I am not especially familiar, so I shall see if I enjoy them.

    The concert is still many months away, but I expect that it shall arrive fairly soon, so I definitely am excited about seeing it.