Yeah I love live music, always have. I used to go and see anything and everything in my teens around Cardiff and Newport, loads of punk gigs and touring bands stopped by places like the Welsh Club, Le Pub, TJs, Barfly etc. We would drive over to Bristol a lot too, then I moved to Bristol and carried on. Lately though my gig buddies have dried up a little, but I've still carried on (alone if required) but refined it a touch. It tends to be bands I know I like, although it is easier now to download their back catalogue and hammer it for a week so I know what to expect. Probably now one every couple of months tops, unless ther happens to be a glut of bands on. Pretty dry until Joyce Manor in July I think. Much prefer smaller venues.
I vowed never to duck out of a gig due to being tired or worried about getting up in the morning. Think I have stuck to that. I have said no to gigs due to price or if they are in a massive horrible venue.