I sometimes wonder if I'm in the minority in that I'm generally not that interested in attending concerts even when its one of my favorite bands. In some cases I'll see that a favorite band is coming to town and think about attending the concert, but its not so much out of wanting to see them live as it is wanting to be there as a show of support for a band that I know does not have much recognition in the states. I don't dislike concerts and I would not generally say it was a bad way to spend the evening, but most of the time, I just don't feel that I enjoyed it as much as the others in attendance, and I would have been just as happy to listen to a studio recording.
An exception to this that I noticed recently was about a month ago when I sat in on a "filk circle" which I actually found to be a much more enjoyable event than any actual concert I've attended. I think the parts of it I liked was that it felt like everyone could participate as much or little as they wanted and that it did not feel predictable. So I realized that it was not a matter of not liking live music so much as a normal concert simply not offering anything that appeals to me beyond the music itself (which to me is just as good listening to a CD alone as it is at a live event). I think the smaller group setting also made it feel more welcoming vs being just a part of a mob of listeners.
Now some questions for everyone else to get some more perspectives...
Do you enjoy live music performances?
Do you distinguish or have preferences as to the type/venue of performance?
And what (if anything) do you feel appeals most to you about the experience?
My hypothesis is that Es and Ss are the most likely to fully enjoy going to a normal concert, and that Is either don't enjoy the experience as much, or prefer much smaller venues when attending. I don't know if N, T, F, J and P have any bearing at all on this, but I'd welcome hearing other peoples theories on type and appreciation of live music.