How cliche but so true.
I listen to music just about all day every day. I used to have headphones permanently fixed to my ears when I was teenager. I even sat at the dinner table with them on. I was a horrid teen. *shudders*
Now I have to go without for most of the day, sadly. I really only get to listen when I'm driving. I have a few Pandora stations that I listen to consistently. My Nirvana station has tons of 90's music. I have been pretty nostalgic lately so I listen to that one on the way into work.
When I'm picking up the kids, I listen to my Abney Park channel. It has upbeat songs and cheerful tunes that the kids actually like.
When it's just me and the older kids and husband, I listen to my Dope or Marilyn Manson station. I love those. They have really good harder rock songs.
Then there's my Psyclon Nine station that I listen to when I want to dance. There's nothing like some gothy tunes to get you moving.
I pretty much have a playlist as a soundtrack to my daily activities.
The best thing to do to get pumped up for a show is to listen to the band's music on the way there. My husband and I listened to Psyclon Nine for about a week straight before seeing them last year at Skully's in Columbus, OH.
And Manson is always being played but especially before we saw them in Indianapolis last year.
Now I'm in the mood to see a show. But I have a new little one so it'll be a loooooooooong time before I'm willing to travel away from him. I say that because I live in a really crappy little town that does not have anywhere for bands to play so we have to drive hours and hours away.