Random Lists, Vol. 1

I’ve been making notes for a while now of things I want to list. A list of lists, if you will. Although I think I have a pretty decent memory (at least for the things that happened before my brain injuries), over time things have fallen through the cracks, and I want to believe that if I just pick out little pieces of them in some organized fashion, maybe the rest will fill itself in, and I’ll be able to flesh out those memories into something worthy of writing about. So today will be my first attempt: Live shows I’ve seen.

List 1: Live Music I’ve Attended (+ Opening Acts)

  • 1982 — Rick Springfield, The Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA
  • 1987 — Heart, The Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA
  • 1990 — Richard Marx (Wilson Phillips), Mann Music Center, Philadelphia, PA
  • 1993 — Paul McCartney, Veterans Stadium, Philadelphia, PA
  • 1994 — Indigo Girls (K’s Choice), The Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA
  • 1995 — R.E.M., The Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA
  • 1997 — Suzanna Hoffs (from The Bangles), Joan Osborne, Lilith Fair, Camden, NJ (left early)
  • 1998 — Natalie Merchant, Missy Elliott, Indigo Girls, Sarah McLachlan, Lilith Fair, Camden, NJ
  • 1998 — Indigo Girls, Electric Factory, Philadelphia, PA
  • 1999 — Ricky Martin (Jessica Simpson), The Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA
  • 2000 — Ricky Martin, MCI Center, Washington, DC
  • 2000 — Indigo Girls, Wolf Trap, Vienna, VA
  • 2001 — Ricky Martin, G.W. Bush Inauguration, Lincoln Memorial, Washington, DC
  • 2002 — Indigo Girls (K’s Choice), Washington Twp Center for Performing Arts, Sewell, NJ
  • 2002 — Indigo Girls, Wolf Trap, Vienna, VA
  • 2004 — Indigo Girls, Hard Rock Live, Orlando, FL
  • 2006 — Ricky Martin, The Borgata Casino, Atlantic City, NJ
  • 2006 — Ricky Martin, Bob Carr Performing Arts Center, Orlando, FL
  • 2007 — Ricky Martin, Amway Center, Orlando, FL
  • 2009 — Classic Albums Live, The Beatles Sgt. Pepper, Hard Rock Live, Orlando
  • 2009 — Slippery When Wet (Bon Jovi cover band), Andrew’s Upstairs, Atlanta, GA
  • 2009 — Bobby Long, Dunedin Brewery, Dunedin, FL
  • 2009 — Bobby Long, Poor David’s Pub, Dallas, TX
  • 2009 — Marcus Foster, Poor David’s Pub, Dallas, TX
  • 2009 — Sam Bradley, Poor David’s Pub, Dallas, TX
  • 2009 — 100 Monkeys (National Rifle), TwiCon, Palladium, private afterparty show
  • 2009 — Sam Bradley (Marcus Foster guest), Stubb’s Amphitheater, Austin, TX
  • 2009 — Bobby Long, Room 710, Austin, TX
  • 2009 — Sam Bradley, House of Blues, New Orleans, LA
  • 2009 — Bobby Long, The Mint, Los Angeles, CA
  • 2010 — 100 Monkeys, Ybor City, Tampa, FL
  • 2010? — Portugal. The Man, Tampa, FL
  • 2010 — John Mayer (Owl City), Tampa, FL
  • 2011 — Indigo Girls, The Ritz Ybor, Tampa, FL
  • 2011 — Lee MacDougall, North Star Bar, Philadelphia, PA
  • 2011 — 100 Monkeys, House of Blues, Orlando, FL
  • 2014 — Paddington Ambush, Will’s Pub, Orlando, FL
  • 2014 — UZoo (U2 cover band), House of Blues, Orlando, FL
  • 2015 — Indigo Girls w/Tampa Symphony Orchestra, Ruth Eckerd Hall, St. Petersburg, FL
  • 2019 — Naptown Brass Band (Boaty Otis), Pearl Street Warehouse, Washington, DC

Wow. This became quite the project. More and more shows popped into my recollection as I went along, and then I had to do some research to figure out when they happened. It gave me an excuse to reach out to a friend, though. So that was a nice bonus. This list tells me that I need to get out to live shows more often!

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