... Blu-ray with high definition video and lossless audio is the best way yet to watch a concert, I like this much better than being there live personally. I give it an 8, everything considered.
There's no shame in earplugs! My wife and I use them at concerts most of the time. Some artist play at reasonable levels and yet others at absurdly loud levels. I like to protect my hearing for critical listening at home.I really don't enjoy live concerts at all anymore. TOO FREAKIN' LOUD !! I wear earplugs and just feel the bass. Works for me.
I wasn't too keen on live concerts even when I was a kid. Jeez, they don't HAVE to be that LOUD.