I spent two months driving across the country, sleeping on the couches and floors of strangers and camping in parks and forests. Met tons of different people from all walks of life and overall had a pretty cool time. Except for those times where I nearly died and even then.
I didn't go to my first concert until I was about 19 and I've been doing my best to make up for it ever since. I've driven from Florida to Rhode Island for a show and I'd do it again, easy. Front row center for a band I love is about as good as it gets. Balconies are for squares. Earplugs are for wimps.
I like a lot of things. I've listed some below for your convenience.