Larry Lootsteen - Conestogo, Ontario, Canada
We all have favorite shows from favorite tours with favorite songs and favorite moments. Some of us have been lucky enough to travel to see the band. Others, like me, have had limited access to shows for all sorts of reasons.
There is always the debate of outdoor vs indoor. Would you rather see the band outdoors with 70,000 people or indoor with 20,000. Is the energy of the larger crowd something that makes being miles away okay for you? Or does the intensity of the confines of an arena mean more to you? It's a tough one.
For me, I prefer the arena shows. The issue is always whether you can get tickets. But the payoff is the closeness to the band and what feels to me like an energy that gets built up by closeness of the space. And there is no bad place to see them, just my preference.
So how about the rest of you? Indoor vs outdoor. For those of you who have seen many shows, is there a particular venue that stood out above all others? Inquiring fans want to know! Please share your thoughts in the comments!
U2 - Toronto - Air Canada Centre 2005