Concert Chronology

Ever since I had a friend invite / convince me to go see Our Lady Peace with her in high school, I became hooked and going to concerts has become one of my absolute passions. Thankfully, I somehow had the foresight to keep all my ticket stubs (back when you actually got them!) and with the advent of blogging in the late 90’s-early 2000’s I started maintaining my concert list pretty early on. That list grew into the little blurbs about each show, and then into full on reviews, most of which are not super-critical. Of course, some of the new ones, and a lot of the old ones either have very brief reviews, if any at all (keeping up these days has been hard!), but this is at least a minimal record of every major show I’ve seen. Granted, this doesn’t include the countless number of local shows, bar bands, cover bands, live music at food festivals, etc.

Some fun quick stats (as of 03/14/2024):

445 shows over 26+ years. That works out to 16.6 shows per year, 1.4 per month, or one show every 22 days! There’s a couple of years that are average killers – 2006 only had 3 (Weddings / Bachelor parties) and COVID decimated 2020 and 2021, but I made it to one show in ’20 and didn’t get shut out. 721 different artists at 116 different venues in 37 different cities, but only over 4 states/provinces! (NY, NV, PA, and Ontario)

Top 5 Artists: Sevendust (23 times), Our Lady Peace (21), The Tea Party (20), Cold (14), Staind (13), Hatebreed (13)
Top 5 Venues: Water Street (49 shows + 6 on the club side for 55 total), Town Ballroom (31), Montage Music Hall (28), Darien Lake (27), Main Street Armory (23)

If you have anything to add, amend or (gasp) correct, let me know!

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