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 number of shows in 2011?
First show of the year?
Kicking Daisies Hamden, CT
First show with actual tickets:
Kicking Daisies Hamden, CT
Last show of the year?
Ariana Grande in NYC
Most surprising show?
Katy Perry Hartford, CT
Drake Bell tour being canceled.
Tulsa, OK to see Hanson
States attended shows in?
CT, MA, NJ, NY, OK, MA, PA, VA
Venue most visited?
Dunkin Donuts Music Lounge (aka Clear Channel Studios)
Not to me – but my car got hit on the way to see Action Item at The Space.
Most expensive ticket?
American Idol VIP ticket $254. (Most expensive non VIP was Britney Spears at $198)
Band seen the most?
Hanson – 7
Best new discovery?
Action Item, Javier Colon
Bands seen this year that also broke up this year?
None that I know of
Friends made at shows?
None that I can think of
Band members 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
Longest time in line?
Action Item’s hometown show in New Jersey… but even that was only a couple of hours
Shows seen from the barricade [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
NKOTBSB at the Mohegan Sun Arena
Any drunk encounters?
Top 5 best 2011 concert moments:
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 concert moments:
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