Tuesday, July 27, 2021

630 concerts (and more) in 43 years

In early 2020, I began keeping track of concerts I attended, and I also began trying to list all those I could remember attending. For anyone performing pop music in a broad sense, it is pretty easy to find the dates of old concerts with a website like setlist.fm, so I was even able to add my earliest concerts in 1978 (the first being Linda Ronstadt and Livingston Taylor in Toledo, Ohio, on 11 August). My list is now up to 630 concerts in all, and counting as I remember more – more than one concert per month. The Grateful Dead top the list of performers, of course: 80+ shows from 1982-1995. (Andrew Shields, #111words, 27 July 2021)


Linda Ronstadt, 1978, photograph by Lynn Goldsmith

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