The concerts you missed out on

Huey Lewis | Randy Holmes/”Jimmy Kimmel Live”

A radio personality reminded me the other day that one of my favorite acts, Huey Lewis and the News—I double-checked, and the band uses “and,” not “&,” more often than not—was likely done touring because Huey is experiencing Meniere’s disease, or progressive hearing loss.

The band came through Austin not too long ago and even shouts us out in “The Heart of Rock & Roll”:

Tulsa, Austin, Oklahoma City
Seattle, San Francisco, too

So I was a bad fan and missed the show. I regret it now knowing that the band is likely done for good and not on a break like Peter suggested on “Family Guy” one time:

Meg Griffin: Oh my God! I’m missing the news!

Peter Griffin: We all miss the News, Meg. But Huey Lewis needs time to create; we have to learn to be patient.

There’s other concerts I missed, too, like Shania Twain and the chance to meet Garbage once.

Brian Wilson (left) and Al Jardine (right) of the Beach Boys performed in Austin in 2017.
Kacey Musgraves | Jamie Nelson
Katy Perry | Saeed Khan /AFP/Getty Images

Fortunately I managed to see Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys live in 2017 about 30 years after I saw the whole band live after a Cincinnati Reds game. And we saw Katy Perry live, too, as well as the Eagles and Kacey Musgraves. Missing any of those would have been cardinal sins, in my book, but missing Huey stings a little.

I guess there’s worse problems. At least the power is on.

What concerts have you missed that you regret?



1 thought on “The concerts you missed out on”

  1. Missed Roger Waters, dearly would have loved to attend that show. I got a selfie with Peter Noone of Hermans Hermits fame recently, though. Back in the day, I saw many bands whose heyday was the 80s, i.e. Echo and the Bunnymen, The Cure et al. Last concert attended, The New Pornographers, a Vancouver band.

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