Tuesday, May 06, 2008

A huge personal milestone!

By my count I have now been to 100 concerts! Wow! This includes festivals, benefits, tiny shows at McCabe's Guitar Shop and stadium sized shows. It doesn't include The Jackson's Victory Tour from fourth grade. That was not a concert of choice. It includes one free show (Indigo Girls at the Plaza in Albany), which was huge and a full-length show. It does not include free shows at Amoeba Music and includes just one of the two Gemma Hayes shows at the Hotel Cafe. The second show was just five or six songs.

The bands/artists I've seen most often at four times each: Rilo Kiley, The Shins, Tift Merritt.

Three times: Coldplay, R.E.M., Regina Spektor, Neko Case (solo), Bright Eyes, Arcade Fire, Rachael Yamagata

Twice: The New Pornographers, Joanna Newsom, Damien Rice, Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova, Belle and Sebastian, Stars, Alison Krauss, The Indigo Girls, Ani DiFranco, Sarah McLachlan, Gemma Hayes, The Pipettes, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Jenny Lewis, Brandi Carlile, Wilco (really kinda 1.5).

People I've seen just once and really want to see again: The Decemberists, Radiohead (I have tix for another show), Sufjan Stevens, Zooey Deschanel.

People I've never seen whom I really want to: Prince, Pink Floyd, Spirit of the West, M.I.A., The White Stripes.

• The first show was 10,000 Maniacs at Darien Lake with my high school friend Jeremy

• I think one of the coolest things for me is that show 100 was Rilo Kiley, my favorite band! How cool is that?

Fave venues: The Hotel Cafe, Troubadour, Hollywood Bowl

1 comment:

Connie Chung said...

thanks for inspiring my count..i'll add two next week. kate nash @ fillmore and brett dennen/missy higgins/mason jennings @ zellerbach!

i just wish it wasn't finals week..