5. Jimmy Buffett, Alpine Valley, East Troy, Wisconsin. He just celebrated his 65th birthday on Christmas and over the past few years, he has dipped back into his other collection of songs that we knew but are not often played on tour. It's almost like he's telling us he may soon be done.
4. Paul Simon, iWireless Center, Moline, Illinois. No bells and whistles and none are needed. Let the songs play out in a theater like setting. A storybook of life plays out when he performs and it works.
3. James Taylor, Adler Theater, Davenport, Iowa. That voice and those songs have made him a soundtrack for the many ups and down of a person's life - - and his. This show also heavily featured his son and that was not bad at all.
2. Paul McCartney, Wrigley Field, Chicago, Illinois. I have to be honest. I saw the very first concert held at the legendary ballpark, and that was Buffett. I do not like it as a concert venue, but seriously, this was McCartney for crying out loud. He played for hours and never slowed down with Wings material and plenty of Beatle tunes.
1. U2, Soldier Field, Chicago, Illinois. This concert is now the highest grossing concert of all time. No wonder as it lasted a long time, too. It's almost like this could go on the list for two years. After seeing them the first time years ago, I was hooked. This is not just a concert, it's a life experience. Truth be told, most concerts or events do not move a person like that.
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