Obviously that would be my preference, but not an option. I wasn't even a glint in my dad's eye when a lot of my favourite bands were at their peak.Will never happen unfortunately. Plus, way past their prime. I saw the Pixies a while back, playing the whole Doolittle album, and it was awesome. But it couldn’t compare in any way to the bands prime. It’s unique to see a band at their best live. That’s why we remember it our whole life when it happens. I wish I could have seen the Zep live, plus Zappa, Floyd, Hendrix, Beatles, Nirvana etc. Thank jeebus for YouTube.
*oops, said Floyd twice, I wish! Once during the late sixties and once during the Wall tour.
I've been able to see a few, Sabbath, Purple, Uriah Heep, Bowie etc - and I'm much happier to say I got to see them before they pass than I would be if I were to compare them to their peak.
Like you, Hendrix, Beatles, Floyd, Zappa, Rainbow would have all been high up on my list. Sucks I'll never get the chance.