Re: am i the only one who's not a fan of live music concerts?
Popular music (rock, rap, folk, singer/songwriter, etc) doesn't belong in a large venue. The larger the venue, the worse the show.
Also, not all music works as live music. Most music you hear on the radio is made for the radio. Some radio bands put on a great live show, but only if they approach it totally differently. I saw Nas live one time and it was atrocious. All he did was rap louder so that you couldn't understand him.
I'd rather see a mediocre band play in a bar than my favorite band play at the super bowl.
The only decent rap concert I've been to was The Roots, and the experience couldn't be more different from sticking a Roots album into your car and pressing play (though both are good things to do).