Maybe it does make me a snob but those responses perfectly illustrate why we don't get more good acts through this region. Here's a highlights listing for Lexington's premier local venue: www.bustersbb.com/?cat=29
Also, it's great to have a 24,000 seat arena in town but if it wasn't for basketball I'd never see the inside of the place. Last concert I went to there was a Metallica make up show from a different venue way back in 2000. www.last.fm/venue/8787992+Rupp+Arena/events
Fortunately there's a smaller club that opened a few years ago with marginally better booking (Cosmic Charlie's). I hit up shows there probably 4 or 5 times a year. :S
Excited for Kanye West, Frank Ocean, Vampire Weekend, Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, Elton John, Ms. Lauryn Hill, Jack White, Janelle Monae, Damon Albarn, James Blake, Arctic Monkeys, The Flaming Lips, Phoenix, Ice Cube, Phosphorescent, Disclosure, Neutral Milk Hotel & Cut Copy
Kiss opened in the 70's for ZZ Top at Plattsburgh University in upstate NY. It was nickel beer night. They had terrible make up and they didn't get to even try out their pyrotechnics because Gene Simmons walked on stage, sprayed fake blood on the crowd who proceed to pelt the band with empty, half-full and completely full PBR's while they chanted for ZZ Top to come on stage. I know about this because my dad's fraternity was hosting the show/party.
If that band is anyone's "best show ever" they need to be put in a North Korean work camp for a year. that should give them ample time to reevaluate their lives.