Friday, August 6, 2010

every concert. ever. ...i think.

lately, in trying to figure out career and other big decisions, i've been thinking a lot about who i am and what i've accomplished in my lifetime. i haven't done a whole lot. i haven't mastered a sport, received straight A's, made an incredible piece of art nor saved anyone's life, but i have been to a lot of concerts. that's an accomplishment right? yes. it is. and to prove that it i've decided to show you in list form.
this list is the result of about a month of brain racking and research, but its most likely still incomplete. i tried to list each line as a different event with the openers first and the headliners last. a lot of the openers have slipped into the recesses of my mind... but that just means they weren't good enough to remember. the list is in no particular order, but kinda in chronological. if you were with me at any of these shows and remember any details feel free to post them and we'll rejoice together in the beautiful memories of good vibes.
i am no athlete, artist, nor hero, but it is safe to say that i am a music lover, and the permanent ringing in my ears proves it.

40 below summer, papa roach, hoobastank, incubus
jem, guster, dave matthews band
dave matthews band x2
new amsterdams, guster
guster, john mayer
frog eyes, wolf parade
modest mouse
some crazy chinese opener with stuffed fruit puppets, wilco
youth group, death cab for cutie
love you long time x3
seve vs. evan
minnesota blue
utah symphony x2
byu men's chorus
carbon leaf, guster
rilo kiley, coldplay
eels (minnesota zoo)
the continentals
the hosannas (church)
desert noises, miniature tigers, the morning benders
the devil whale, moses
the archer's apple x2
dandy lyon
sayde price, desert noises, parlor hawk
sleigh bells, yeasayer
free energy, mates of state


golden smog, of montreal

olympic hopefuls, the fray, guster

franz ferdinand, death cab for cutie

hockey night, maria taylor, mates of state

cloud cult

ted leo and the pharmacists

dosh, andrew bird

mathematics et cetera

andy martin

bob dylan tribute concert


sigur ros

eels (london)

ok ikumi

ingrid michaelson, guster, the avett brothers

peter miller (we are the willows)

the antlers, the national


  1. Love this! This is greatly going to help me with my list! Great job, must have been a ton of work and yes this is a big accomplishment. Good to see pictures from some of the greats, remember what the opener was for the eels in london? hehehe. Oh and maybe something to add, didn't frog eyes open for Gomez? I thought you came with me when I went to see them.

  2. You are totally Bon-a-fied! (sp?)
    Your definitely the biggest music lover I know of. I'm glad that I got to go with you to some of these concerts. Sleigh Bells/Yeasayer, and Morning benders were definite stand outs.

    :) way to go!

  3. i was about to say...i swear you've seen way more than that, and i know you've seen the avett brothers, then i saw the pictures...haha
    dandy lyon! :)
    annnnd i'm super happy about you having seen death cab and guster so many times...both SO worth seeing...that many times. :) maybe someday i'll see half of these...