Year in Review – 2013

Most expensive show:

This is kind of a trick question.  The Hanson Jamaica trip was probably most expensive but we never did figure out what it technically cost removing the room fees.
Next expensive would be NKOTB VIP which was $550… but like $450 of that was just for the VIP perks.
Most expensive non VIP was P!nk which was $129 (and we weren’t even lower level!)
But then I paid $180 for One Direction but that was not face…
But that would be the most expensive tix of the bunch.

Least (not free) expensive show:
Action Item at the Heirloom Arts Theater was $24
Free shows:
Maroon 5, Action Item(x2), Hanson (x4), Locksley, Kris Allen, NKOTB, Ryan Cabrera, Harry Connick Jr, Midnight Red, Recycled Percussion, Casey James

# artists seen: 137
# unique artists seen: 49
# shows seen in CT:   26
# of shows out of state: 31

Show farthest away:  The Wanted / Hanson / Recycled Percussion / Boyz II Men in Vegas. (Though I guess technically The Wanted because they were the first I saw?)
Closest show:  Aaron Carter at the Fairfield Theater
$$ spent on tickets:  $4380.48
Miles traveled: 20,313.5

Top 6 shows of the year?
Hanson iHeartRadio New York, NY
Hanson Pittsburgh, PA
Hanson Jamaica
P!NK
NKOTB night 2
Maroon 5
(in no particular order)

Total number of shows in 2013? 57

First show of the year?
Kris Allen at Ridgefield Playhouse

First show with actual tickets:
Kris Allen

Last show of the year?
Stephen Kellogg

Most surprising show?
P!nk

Most disappointing?
2 words. Aaron. Carter.

Farthest traveled?
Vegas

States attended shows in?
Connecticut, Jamaica (not a state, but yeah),  New Jersey, New York, Massachusetts, Oklahoma, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Nevada

Venue most visited?
Mohegan Sun Arena – 5 times

Worst injury?
Fortunately nothing. I did fall on my butt a couple times but that’s to be expected.

Most expensive ticket?
I’ve gone over this above lol It’s very complicated math.

Band seen the most?
Hanson 20 times (i think 20.)

Best new discovery?
Midnight Red

Bands seen this year that also broke up this year?
oh. this question.

Honor Society & Jonas Brothers

Friends made at shows?
Jillian, Jen, Nina, Katie & probably more I am forgetting! (sorry!)

Band members met?
Oh here we go… Kris Allen, Hanson, Action Item, Tyrone Wells, Honor Society, 98 Degrees, NKOTB, Wanya from BIIM, The Script, Midnight Red, The Wanted, Recycled Percussion, Casey James, Backstreet Boys

Best souvenir from a show?
hmm probably the 98* commemorative ticket? that thing is so damn shiny… (and i have no idea how i’ll scrap it) and a couple setlists

Longest time in line?
As far as shows go – I don’t think I waited all that long for anything.  But I did have to stand for approx 2.5 hours waiting to meet the Backstreet Boys

Shows seen from the barricade [front row]–
Locksley, Action Item House Party (if that counts lol), Hanson, NKOTB, Recycled Percussion (sort of)

Most shows in one month?
June – 9

Most shows in one week?
tie – January 10-14 and September 23-27 (September would be 21-27 if Rock Of Ages counts!)

Biggest crowd?
I think there was supposed to be like 20,000 people at iHeart Radio Village.  Next biggest probably Mixtape Festival or One Direction.

Any drunk encounters?
Probably but none that seem notable right now.. There was a tone deaf girl behind me at Stephen Kellogg but I can not confirm or deny if she was drunk.

Top 5 best 2013 concert moments:
Hanson on the Beach in Jamaica
P!NK flying around pretty much her whole show and still singing live
Meeting NKOTB
Meeting 98 Degrees
Meeting Backstreet Boys
(am I cheating?)

Top 5 worst 2013 concert moments:
Seeing Honor Society for the last time – even though at the time I didn’t know it was the last and/or missing their last show because I was in Vegas
Seeing Locksley and realizing that all the songs I knew they totally reworked
Rain during Hanson in Delaware / Mixtape Festival
The a-hole at Irving Plaza who managed to ruin not 1, but 2 Hanson shows for us
Aaron Carter calling me out for not jumping. I can’t!!

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