One Man’s Concert Spree
It’s Monday. Perhaps you are tired, but imagine how you would you feel if you had attended live concerts every night for the last 45 days. Yes, 45 nights in a row. I myself would be slumped over on my keyboard. But actually, that would have been on Day 3. I like concerts, but I have learned the hard way that the start times of many shows do not mesh well with employment at a 9-5 job. Seriously, at this point a band has to be really good to get me to consider seeing them on a Monday or Tuesday.
Well, one determined NYC concertgoer is out to prove it is entirely possible to go on a concert marathon and he’s been blogging about it on his site 100 BANDS in 100 DAYS. I give him a lot of credit. It takes a good deal of stamina (and decent earplugs) to go out to concerts every night. Even the bands get breaks in their tour schedule. Oh, and he has a day job, too.
Included on his site is an updated tally of the costs related to the endeavor. Note, merchandise cost is low, beer/food is high. I think he should be buying posters so he can have some memento from this experience, but I know that would be costly. I hope people give him free stuff, otherwise he’ll have to settle for a ticket stub collage.
His schedule of upcoming shows is worth checking out, too, in case you want to say hi to him or buy him a beer. Though at this point, I’d presume a coffee would be more appropriate. Or maybe just hold up a posterboard sign, hand him some water in a paper cup, and start clapping and tell him he’s almost reached the mile 12 mark.
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