Concerts You Had Tickets To But Didn't Attend

HughFreakingDillonHughFreakingDillon WinnipegPosts: 12,120
I can think of 4. 

Jeff Martin solo several years ago. (sick)
Motley Crue ($5 last minute tickets! But young daughter had a fever)
Black Keys (paperless tickets, Ed solo ended up on the same day)
The Watchmen a few weeks ago (priming got a bit out of hand-had to go to bed)

The Rolling Stones in 1994 I had the flu. We had VIP package tickets (pre- and post-show party entries). Only went to the show, not all the other stuff. Sat in my chair in the stadium feeling like I was going to barf. But I wasn't going to miss the Stones. 
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  • RoleModelsinBlood31RoleModelsinBlood31 Austin TXPosts: 3,106
    It's about to happen with the war on drugs for me :(

    got invited to a wedding that's the same night :(
    I had a false belief I thought I came here to stay. We're all just visitors.
  • JimmyVJimmyV Boston's MetroWestPosts: 11,148
    Chris Cornell solo in 2015.
    Brandi Carlile in May.

    Those are the only two that come to mind.
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  • toolietoolie Posts: 110

    Ryan Adams in Edmonton

    Bon Iver in Calgary when everyone in the family was sick

    Worst - PJ @ Virginfest Calgary 2009 - brother decided to have his wedding in Saskatchewan same day, even though he is Albertan and lives an hour from Calgary.  I still haven't seen PJ outside. 


  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 37,879
    Clutch w/ Mastodon. I don't remember why I didn't go, but I sold my ticket.... I think that is the only show I ever bailed on.
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  • Pearl Jam in LA show #3 in 2009. See my comments in AET under 'Brush With Death' thread.
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  • RK50065RK50065 St. Louis, MOPosts: 77
    Fleet Foxes last night...
  • RobbyD462RobbyD462 Victoria BCPosts: 4,525
    The Kills
    soon to be Kings of Leon
    -Seattle,Wash-Key Arena-09/21/09 -Vancouver,B.C-Rogers Arena-12/04/13
    -Seattle,Wash-Key Arena-09/22/09 -Pemberton,B.C-July/2016
    -Vancouver,B.C-GM Place -09/25/09
    -Vancouver,B.C-Pacific Coliseum-09/25/11
    -Missoula,MT-Adams Arena-09/30/12
  • eeriepadaveeeriepadave West Chester, PAPosts: 27,052
    Don't think that's happened to me although i've won tix to some shows then couldn't make it.  Never bought tix then couldn't make it (least not that I can think of).  Also have had tix to some concerts where the show got cancelled a few times.
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    8/28/98- Camden, NJ
    10/31/09- Philly
    5/21/10- NYC
    9/2/12- Philly, PA
    7/19/13- Wrigley
    10/19/13- Brooklyn, NY
    10/21/13- Philly, PA
    10/22/13- Philly, PA
    10/27/13- Baltimore, MD
    Tres Mts.- 3/23/11- Philly
    Eddie Vedder- 6/25/11- Philly
  • JOEJOEJOEJOEJOEJOE Posts: 8,688
    I had to miss 2003 Irvine #2 due to illness, but luckily I made it to Irvine #1 and Las Vegas
  • eeriepadaveeeriepadave West Chester, PAPosts: 27,052
    Don't think that's happened to me although i've won tix to some shows then couldn't make it.  Never bought tix then couldn't make it (least not that I can think of).  Also have had tix to some concerts where the show got cancelled a few times.
    The cancelled shows were:

    Filter- 10/10/02 (I think that's when Richard Patrick went into rehab)
    The White Stripes- 7/25/03 (Jack White hurt himself or something)
    Lollapalooza- 8/18 and 8/19 (Whole tour got cancelled)
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    8/28/98- Camden, NJ
    10/31/09- Philly
    5/21/10- NYC
    9/2/12- Philly, PA
    7/19/13- Wrigley
    10/19/13- Brooklyn, NY
    10/21/13- Philly, PA
    10/22/13- Philly, PA
    10/27/13- Baltimore, MD
    Tres Mts.- 3/23/11- Philly
    Eddie Vedder- 6/25/11- Philly
  • derbydavederbydave Columbus, OHPosts: 9,938

    PJ / Raleigh '16 (cancelled)
    EV / Las Vegas '12 - 1 & 2 and EV /Phoenix '12 (tour postponed)
    Ended up doing the 2 EV shows in Jacksonville when the dates were rescheduled

    '96: Seattle: Key Arena
    '98: Seattle: Memorial Stadium 1 & 2
    '00: Columbus: Polaris
    '03: Columbus: Germain
    '10: Columbus: Nationwide Arena
    '11: East Troy: Alpine Valley - PJ20 1 & 2 + EV Detroit
    '12: Missoula + EV Jacksonville 1 & 2
    '13: Chicago / Pittsburgh / Buffalo / Seattle
    '14: Cincinnati / St. Louis / Tulsa / Lincoln / Memphis / Detroit / Moline
    '15: New York City - Global Citizen Festival
    '16: Greenville / Hampton / Raleigh / Columbia / Lexington / Ottawa / Toronto 1 & 2 / Wrigley 1 & 2
    '17: Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony - Brooklyn
    '18: London 1 & 2
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  • curmudgeonesscurmudgeoness San DiegoPosts: 2,025
    PJ European shows, 2014 (Vienna, Berlin, Oslo, Stockholm, aka our 20th anniversary trip) -- passport issues. :-(
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  • buck502000buck502000 Birthplace of GIBSON guitarPosts: 7,298
    I missed Bright Eyes because I had food poisoning 
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  • iwasatpj20iwasatpj20 Rockford, ILPosts: 2,571
    edited August 10
    PJ Raleigh 2016
    Cheap Trick Rockford 2015 (sick at home)
    Post edited by iwasatpj20 on
    2000 - Chicago
    2003 - Champaign
    2006 - Chicago 1 & 2
    2007 - Chicago Lollapalooza
    2009 - Chicago 1 & 2
    2010 - Saint Louis
    2011 - East Troy 1 & 2 (PJ20 Destination Weekend)
    2012 - Atlanta, Missoula
    2013 - Chicago (Wrigley Field), Dallas, Oklahoma City
    2014 - Saint Louis, Tulsa, Moline (No Code, IL), Saint Paul, Milwaukee (Yield, WI)
    2016 - Greenville (Vs, SC), Columbia, Boston (Fenway Park 1), Chicago (Wrigley Field 1 & 2)

    2012 - Temple of the Dog (PJ20 Destination Weekend)
    2014 - Soundgarden Tinley Park (with Nine Inch Nails)
    2016 - Chris Cornell Solo (Madison, WI and Peoria, IL (official hometown show))
    2016 - Temple of the Dog (San Francisco, both shows)

    RIP Andrew Wood, Kurt Cobain, Layne Staley, and Chris Cornell
  • josevolutionjosevolution Posts: 17,181
    Kings of Leon not sure what yr but I just didn't feel like going wasted the tickets ...
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  • jazzbo26jazzbo26 Framingham, MAPosts: 457
    Soon to be Social Distortion tomorrow in Worcester, MA. Tix up for sale in Lost Dogs.
  • bootlegger10bootlegger10 Posts: 9,754

    Bruce Springsteen - Louisville - a couple years ago

    Arcade Fire - Louisville - A couple years ago

    Sevendust - Indy - A couple years ago

    Glen Hansard - Chicago - A couple years ago

    Pearl Jam - Phoenix 2013

    Pearl Jam - Hershey - 2003

    Pearl Jam - Columbia - 2016

    Probably more.  Damn work.  I've learned my lesson and do not buy tickets until close to the show.


  • jjflashjjflash Posts: 3,334
    Phish -- small club in Birmingham in maybe '93 or '94??. My concert buddy locked his keys in the car along w/ the tix and by the time we got it sorted out the show was over.

    Doc Watson/David Grisman -- The Ryman in '00? -- 
    I surprised my girlfriend/now wife w/ the tix. She said as a surprise she'd bought us tix, on what just so happened to be the same night, to see Neil Young play solo at the Grand Ole Opry house. We decided to see Uncle Neil play and gave the other tix to friends. Unfortunately I never got to see Doc live but last year finally saw Grisman play (w/ Del McCoury:).

    PJ -- Charlottesville and Charlotte '13
    . Missed out on a classic show and a classic poster. Work got super busy and had to bail. Called 10C beforehand to let 'em know and requested tix go for free to a good home

    Beck -- @ the Ryman in '14. Had tix for both nights of two night stand. Was only able to go to one night due to workload. Tried to give away tix but couldn't (WTF?). The show I did see was awesome....first and only time I've seen Beck

    Soundgarden -- Tuscaloosa '17. Couldn't rustle up a wingman to make the short road trip so opted not to go and ate the tix. If I only knew then what I know now.

    There have been others that I couldn't attend but would up selling the tix on eBay. 

  • ZodZod Posts: 5,284
    Everclear in Edmonton about 8 or 10 years ago ($20/ticket, had seen them before, and the person I was going with bailed out).
    Judas Priest (biggest regret again, because I've never seen Judas Priest - Person I was going with got sick and couldn't find a replacement).
    Foo Fighters in Edmonton around 2009? (I was sick and couldn't go, I've seen them a # of times, so it wasn't end of world).
    Bruce Springsteen - The Rising Tour - Ended up having a final exam the same day.   I was on this honesty kick and tried to tell the truth to get it moved to another day.   It didn't work, and I went back to believing that sometimes lies aren't bad :)

    The Foo Fighters one I missed above, it turned out I had bronchitis.  A few days later I had a trip back home to Victoria with tickets to see Springsteen and an Eddie Vedder solo show in Vancouver.   I toughed out Springsteen with a nasty fever and ended up sitting down in the middle of the pit during the encore because I was about to collapse.  I stubborned the crap out of that show.   The Eddie Vedder show was seated so I was fine.   I thought I had the flu and didn't find out it was bronchitis until I got back to Edmonton.  Cleared up in a few days form antibiotics.... shrug.

    Consider I've seen hundreds of shows, I don't feel I've missed too many.
  • mcgruff10mcgruff10 New JerseyPosts: 12,553
    Smashing pumpkins 96
    pearl Jam jones beach night 3, 2000
    pearl Jam philly 1, 09
    pearl Jam philly 1, 13
    Weezer 03 at roselamd NYC 
    I'll ride the wave where it takes me......
  • SmallestOceansSmallestOceans Pompano Beach, FloridaPosts: 10,378
    STP Hampton Beach, NH 2011.

    Happy I got to see them with Scott in 2012 atleast. Damn, no more Stone Temple Pilots, Soundgarden, and Motorhead.
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  • The FixerThe Fixer Posts: 12,670
    Pearl Jam - Raleigh.  Show was cancelled 48 hours beforehand.  Weakest shit ever
  •  NIN - Philly '94
    Pearl Jam - Charlotte '13
    Father John Misty - Brooklyn '17

  • eeriepadaveeeriepadave West Chester, PAPosts: 27,052
    jjflash said:
    Phish -- small club in Birmingham in maybe '93 or '94??. My concert buddy locked his keys in the car along w/ the tix and by the time we got it sorted out the show was over.



    :lol: that sucks.  had that happen to me before at a concert.  Firefly Festival in 2012 i did that, didn't miss anything though.
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    8/28/98- Camden, NJ
    10/31/09- Philly
    5/21/10- NYC
    9/2/12- Philly, PA
    7/19/13- Wrigley
    10/19/13- Brooklyn, NY
    10/21/13- Philly, PA
    10/22/13- Philly, PA
    10/27/13- Baltimore, MD
    Tres Mts.- 3/23/11- Philly
    Eddie Vedder- 6/25/11- Philly
  • hedonisthedonist standing on the edge of foreverPosts: 18,452
    I won awesome seats for last year's TOTD lottery at the LA Forum.  Husband was in the hospital for over a week, and just couldn't go without him (wouldn't have enjoyed it without him, either).

    My heart still breaks over that whole thing, for more reasons now, in hindsight.
  • Tim SimmonsTim Simmons Posts: 2,639
    Too many shows.

  • DewieCoxDewieCox Posts: 9,271
    White Stripes Chicago 2007
    Jimmy Page and the Black Crowes
  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 21,307
    Duke Ellington, 1974.  Ellington took ill and the concert was cancelled.  He dies a few weeks later.
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  • HughFreakingDillonHughFreakingDillon WinnipegPosts: 12,120
    DewieCox said:
    White Stripes Chicago 2007
    Jimmy Page and the Black Crowes
    ouch on the last one. 
  • HughFreakingDillonHughFreakingDillon WinnipegPosts: 12,120
    i was more meaning shows you had tickets to and/or paid for and you didn't attend because of YOUR reasons. not that you sold them or the artist cancelled. 
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