Friday Fun: The Best Laid Plans…

It’s easy to talk about the concerts you’ve seen this year, but what about the ones you missed?

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The Palace of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, Mich.

Were there shows in 2009 that, despite your best intentions, you weren’t in the audience for when the house lights dimmed?

We’re talking about those shows you had every intention of seeing. Concerts for which you bought tickets, made plans, hired babysitters and perhaps even took time off from work. But when show time rolled around you were somewhere … else.

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Papp Laszlo Budapest Sports Arena, Budapest, Hungary

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Ullevi Stadium, Gothenburg, Sweden

Maybe you couldn’t afford the tickets. Or maybe your travel plans and that of the band just didn’t sync up.

Which shows did you miss in 2009? What were the reasons? Now’s the time to cry about it. Let your tears flow into the comment thread below.