What the local meteorologists refer to as the "northern and western suburbs."
With my own money? Probably "Weird Al" Yankovic's mid-'90's classic Alapalooza.
Blank tapes! The tape recorder was one of my favorite toys growing up...
Not counting local bands connected to my high school/circle of friends? Once again, "Weird Al" Yankovic, at the late, lamented Valley Forge Music Fair!
R.E.M., Radiohead, They Might Be Giants, U2, Beck, Wilco, The Beatles, Soul Coughing/Mike Doughty solo, Ben Folds (Five), Talking Heads, Fountains Of Wayne, Garbage, Elvis Costello, Weezer, Beastie Boys, The Clash, Cake, The White Stripes, and the list goes on and on...
I'm sure my pals in McReadyRock and Milton & the Devils Party would be upset if I didn't give them a shameless plug here...
E.T. was the first movie I saw in the theaters, I'm incapable of going more than 24 hours without referencing Ghostbusters 1 or 2 and the Back to the Future trilogy makes Citizen Kane look like Snow Dogs.
Meeting R.E.M. was pretty surreal in a quick meet-and-greet/photo op.
The "old fashioned way." (Seriously, it's increasingly difficult to take this path!) An internship at Y100 in college led to being a board operator, which led to overnight/weekend/part-time airshifts.
Am I contractually required to say Bruce Warren?
1) Ben - You don't know me.
2) Regina - You don't know me.
3) Both - You don't know me (at all).
4) Joey worked for WPLY (Y100)/Philadelphia, Y100Rocks.com/Philadelphia and the world!