If you’ve been reading my blog for at least a year, you know that 2015 was a record breaker for me. I’ve been keeping count of all the concerts I’ve been to since 2004, but in 11 years, had never managed to make 100 shows in a year. Last year, I hit 101.
And because I’m a serious overachiever in some areas of my life, I started 2016 with the goal of going to 125 this year.
Obviously, 2016 has not gone as planned. I actually ended up spending about 2.5 months of the year in New Jersey with my family, so I had to revise my goals a little bit. New goal: beat last year.
So the magic number is now 102.
Right now I’m at 93, with 34 days to go. I’ve got a big 10 days coming up here shortly, so I SHOULD make my number – hopefully get to 104 or 105. But you never know – things can always come up. Show cancellations. Sickness. Car issues. You get the idea. I don’t want to jinx myself.
102 will either be Wild Adriatic in Asheville or Future Thieves in Atlanta, if all goes as planned. I’ll have to document with a photo with the band (one of those will be easier than the other).
So far, SUSTO is leading the pack with who I’ve seen the most this year at six times; and of course, my most visited venue is The Evening Muse (29), but Visulite (21) isn’t far behind (I have to mention this, or Chris will never forgive me).
I’ll give more stats and fun facts when I actually make my goal. So keep your fingers crossed for me!
How is everyone else’s count looking so far this year?
My fingers are crossed that you hit your goal! My show count is too embarrassing to admit but I enjoy living vicariously through you.
Thanks, my love! Although one of my Twitter friends told me she did 185 shows last year and I’m feeling a little defeated…I would literally have to quit my job!