Year in Review – 2011

Most expensive show:  American Idols Live VIP – $254.75
Least (not free) expensive show:  Kicking Daisies at The Space – $9.72
Free shows:  Alternate Routes, Big Time Rush, Danny Gokey, Hanson (x3), Lee DeWyze (x2), Stealing Angels, DJ Miller, Mat Kearney, Siobhan Magnus (x2), Gavin DeGraw, The Ready Set, David Cook, Steven Page, Stevie Nicks, Josh Gracin, Katie Stevens, Katy Perry
# artists seen:  164
# unique artists seen: 89
# shows seen in CT:   37
# of shows out of state:  17
Show farthest away:  Hanson in Tulsa, OK
Closest show:  Alternate Routes at Daniel Street in Milford, CT
$$ spent on tickets:  $1,780.38
Miles traveled: 10,826

Top 6 shows​ of the year?​​​
Jon McLaughlin Fairfield, CT
NKOTBSB Uncasville CT
Hanson National Harbor, MD
American Idol Bridgeport, CT
Jonny Lang Ridgefield, CT
David Cook York, PA

Total​ numbe​r of shows​ in 2011?
55

First​ show of the year?​​​
Kicking Daisies Hamden, CT

First​ show with actua​l ticke​ts:​​​
Kicking Daisies Hamden, CT

Last show of the year?​​​
Ariana Grande in NYC

Most surpri​sing show?​​​
Katy Perry Hartford, CT

Most disap​point​ing?​​​
Drake Bell tour being canceled.

Farth​est trave​led?​​​
Tulsa, OK to see Hanson

State​s atten​ded shows​ in?
CT, MA, NJ, NY, OK, MA, PA, VA

Venue​ most visit​ed?​​​
Dunkin Donuts Music Lounge (aka Clear Channel Studios)

Worst​ injur​y?​​​
Not to me – but my car got hit on the way to see Action Item at The Space.

Most expen​sive ticke​t?​​​
American Idol VIP ticket $254. (Most expensive non VIP was Britney Spears at $198)

Band seen the most?​​​
Hanson – 7

Best new disco​very?​​​
Action Item, Javier Colon

Bands​ seen this year that also broke​ up this year?​​​
None that I know of

Frien​ds made at shows​?​​​
None that I can think of

Band membe​rs met?
Big Time Rush, Danny Gokey, Hanson, Ocean Grove, Lee DeWyze, Stealing Angels, DJ Miller, Jon McLaughlin, Mat Kearney, Siobhan Magnus, Gavin DeGraw, The Ready Set, Javier Colon, David Cook, Honor Society, Action Item, Katelyn Tarver, Naima Adeapo, Thia Megia, Paul McDonald, Pia Tuscano, Stefano Langone, Casey Abrams, Jacob Lusk, Haley Reinhart, James Durbin, Lauren Alaina, Scotty McCreery, Elliott Yamin, Charlie Mars, Katie Stevens, Duran and Ben from Kicking Daisies

Best souvenir​ from a show?​​​
Ocean Grove signed poster designed by Garbo, Hanson limited edition silk screen posters from 3 shows

Longe​st time in line?​​​
Action Item’s hometown show in New Jersey… but even that was only a couple of hours

Shows​ seen from the barri​cade [​​​front​ row]​​​-​​​-​​​
Big Time Rush Dunkin Donuts Music Lounge
Lee DeWyze Acoustic Cafe
Lee DeWyze Sacred Heart
Hanson Cain’s Ballroom Tulsa
Hanson National Harbor
American Idol Webster Bank Arena
Action Item at The Space
David Cook Pullo Center

Most shows​ in one month​?​​​
May wins with 7, Followed by August, September and November with 6.

Most shows​ in one week?​​​
3 – November 29, 30 & December 1
3 – August 21, 23, 25

Bigge​st crowd​?​​​
NKOTBSB at the Mohegan Sun Arena

Any drunk​ encou​nters​?​​​
Fortunately, no

Top 5 best 2011 conce​rt momen​ts:​​​
Front row dead center on the catwalk for American Idols Live
The NKOTBSB Tour – was so awesome we went again even though we weren’t originally planning on it
Being “caged” in the front row to see Hanson at Gaylord National
Finally seeing Jonny Lang!

Top 5 worst​ 2011 conce​rt momen​ts:​​​
Accident on the way to Action Item in Hamden
Bag check at Oakdale for the christmas show
Bag check at webster hall for the honor society show
Not getting Andy Grammer’s attention after the Ticket To Ride show
Hanson’s show in Albany being canceled the day after I bought a ticket and decided to go

 

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