I was asked this by one of my co workers the other day as I returned to the office after having seen my favorite band Chicago at 4 shows recently! Well number one, Chicago tours alot of the year so for me, I try to cover all the seasons spring, summer, fall & winter!!
I explained to him that for me, hey each show on each night is different for me, even if it's the same set list, I might have a different memory of a special occasion and as long as Chicago & I have been around thats alot of special occasions for me!
I don't know if he understood but I tried to explain that each show has an energy that only a Chicago fan can understand, so I asked him, "what's your passion, who or what do you feel strongly about"...he replied he has a toy collection of figurines he collects and I said "the way you feel about your collection is how I feel to see this band"...the more I thought about it, I knew for me each show is a magical moment, an adventure that I'm going to share with other friends who have the same crazy love for this band as I do and thats really special to me especially as I spend more and more time with other fans/friends I've met through myspace & facebook, that's what social networking has done for me, it's brought me together with people I never would have met and I've met so many Chicago fans and learned more about the convention that I started attending and life just hasn't been the same! I could have gone on and on about why I go to so many shows cause I knew inside that each song has words that are special to me and it's a moment I get lost in and so what if I want to listen to the same song over and over again!! and the BEST thing about it is that, I know the guys are HAPPY to see us at each and every show:)
Rawk On Chicago and to us the fans!!