I have averaged several shows per year, but I still clearly do not enjoy them as much as many metalheads do. I saw Satan in Chicago on Saturday. They performed well, and their set list was great. I enjoyed seeing them, but I do not know if I would do it again. Traveling 2.5 hrs one way gets really old, as does standing for hours amongst all the farts, butt-stank, and stale cigarette stench. The stank is ubiquitous at shows for the most part, but most of you frequent concertgoers do not have to travel far to get to shows, right? That seems a bit odd to me given that only about half of the US population lives in the top 50 metro areas in the country where tour stops are a regular occurrence, in general. I realize that even some of these areas get skipped. So does anyone here not live in or near a regular touring stop? If so, do you travel for shows? How far away? For the majority of you, which major metro area do you live in? If you also go to shows outside of that area, where do you go? I guess I still find it a bit weird that I know so few metalheads who live in metro areas with a population of under 400,000 or so. Are concerts social events for you? I have gone to PPUSA and Chicago Powerfest purely for social reasons, but that is because friends from this board and others were attending. In almost all other cases, concerts are not a social outing for me. I typically go by myself. I do not know anyone else in the crowd, and I have never met new people at a concert. What is your experience at concerts in terms of socializing?