you can give all the opinions you want, but im an experience kind of person. i need to find out for myself, i don't dream up scenarios and tell myself how i would feel in a certain situation without finding out.
you can't simulate the experience of being there or imagine it, you don't know what kind of energy exchange is going ot take place or where your mind is going to take you in that moment.
as for your GD comment. i am not sitting here telling you how a GD show was. i don't know, and i wouldn't sit here and act like i did. i could certainly voice an opinion on the music itself, but that's not crazy because it's so readily available for listen.
if i was given two opinions on something, let's say a bass guitar. one dude has played the bass the other hasn't. the guy who played the bass said you definitely want to try this bass out. the guy who didn't, says no, that bass is no good, but he never played it. he has preconceived notions about said bass. something is telling him to not even try it, something in his head. something like a prior predisposition perhaps. maybe he thinks it's a low quality bass. but does he know how it's going to sound if he never played it? no, he doesn't. he thinks he does.
I can agree somehwat with this analogy Burt. Yet as with all situations there is a limitation on how far one can take it. The point I was making about a GD show with you is that your opinion would be valid in my book because you have experienced their music. Probably more than some people who actually attended a show. I would never say that your assessment on a certain show is less valid becaue you never saw them live at all. Because of your musical ability and ear, you bring this general knowledge to any discussion about music in general, specifically the GD or any offshoot.
Yet it still isnt exactly the same as experience = validity of opinion on the cost of a ticket. Again I am not saying that ayone who says it is worth it is a fool. The price hasnt reached that limit yet. And as far as my analogy goes, I do not see any difference.
MSN homepage had some rridiculous costing meals on it yesterday. Some $5000 burger. a $2500 dessert. I am not of the persuation that says I cannot say it is not worth it because i have not tried it.