"Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit." Edward Abbey
You went to see them? That would be fun (albeit loud). Interestingly, it was several years after I graduated high school, but they played a concert at my high school's football stadium several years before they were well known. I was home visiting my parents while in graduate school, and their music could be heard through the whole area.
Yes, I have tried to see all my favorite groups. Now that I'm older I content myself with just listening to them on the stereo in my shop or YouTube.