I've lived for rock since '71 when I came of age, finally "got" the Beatles and saw Ike and Tina live in San Jose. Have seen more than 200 bands, more than twice that many concerts. Still rockin' - saw Paul, Heart, Jonas Bros., Joan Baez last year - loved the Zombies reunion concert. Saw the Stones in '75, '89, '93 & '96.
Bruce 14 times. Grateful Dead a bunch starting in June 1974. I love the Kinks - saw 'em in '77 and '93. Recently made it to Liverpool with wife and 11-year old daughter to see the Fabs' homes and sites.
The late 70s were magic, as I "discovered" (went to see them live before they got big) Talking Heads at UCSC in '77, Patti Smith in SF on first west coast tour, Devo in '78 in yellow suits "Are We Not Men?", the B-52s (opening for Blondie in 1979) and the first US concert by the Clash (Berkeley '79).
I think surrendering to rock in a mass setting is a spiritual necessity.
At least every few months or so.....