Probably the most common question I am asked about my music addiction is exactly how many concerts I see every year. There’s an interesting fascination around that number. And it’s always a guy who’s asking the question. Apparently it’s a very important statistic to track in the male dominated world of music. That or it’s some sort of test.
Admittedly, I do see a lot of shows. But I’ve never tracked the exact number. I would probably scare myself if I did. However, if forced to give one for 2008 I would guess around 50+ easily, NOT including festivals or SXSW. I’m assuming those don’t count because they are not really full shows, more like showcases. But I could be wrong. Are there written rules to this? I don’t know.
Regardless to say, I’ve been asked enough times to start putting some conscious effort into this. For 2009, I have resolved to have a concrete answer to this plaguing question. Plus, it seems to fit well with my OCMD state of mind. To fulfill this promise I have launched a new page on this site – Shows. There you will find every show that I’ve been to this year and each one that I’m planning to attend. It will be a living, breathing entity. Feel free to ping me with your recommendations as well!
Oh, and I’ll make sure to share my crappy concert photos with you along with way. Like this one from The Walkmen and Beach House this week at The Fillmore.