Counter-point = Going to one of these shows is always going to be more fun than sitting at home on the couch.
I don't have any interest in seeing them but I caught them 10 years ago.
Saw Elton's "farewell" show in Brooklyn last year and it was awesome.
And yes, the "farewell gambit" has almost always been a gimmick, but at this point, with these farewell bands well into their 70s...I mean...call it farewell or don't call it farewell, who cares? It's farewell for SOMEBODY!
The band..the fans...somebody won't be around in a few years to tour. I'll quote Mick Jagger from 1994 when they were embarking on what everybody surely thought would be their final tour..."It's a final show for somebody. That guy in the 5th row may get hit by a bus next week."
Keith Richards says the first time a reporter ever asked them if it was their final tour was getting off a plane in the US in 1966.
Just some pointless perspective!
(by the way contrary to millions of dumb youtube comments, the Stones have NEVER done a "farewell tour.")
We saw John Fogerty (77) at Radio City on Friday night and it was awesome. BTW - if you want to avoid the pratfalls of these shows - oceans of phones in front of you, bad sound, people talking so loud you can't hear the music...get good seats. Never fails to improve the experience)2DBDCDAC-602E-45F1-8C83-8A340B9509F2 (resized).jpeg7C20600B-7F4D-4CC1-8157-68CD81B303E7 (resized).jpeg