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    Default How many concerts have you been to in your lifetime?

    I was thinking about it today and figured some people on here have probably been to an amazing number of live shows.
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    Nickelback to me is like walking into an ethnic restaurant and asking to have some unoriginal American cuisine like chicken tenders with a side of ranch dressing.

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    Default Re: How many concerts have you been to in your lifetime?

    I couldn't count, my brain is not capable of accurately archiving it all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by algunz View Post
    I couldn't count, my brain is not capable of accurately archiving it all.
    Okay well estimate or something.
    Quote Originally Posted by lizng View Post
    Nickelback to me is like walking into an ethnic restaurant and asking to have some unoriginal American cuisine like chicken tenders with a side of ranch dressing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gaypalmsprings View Post
    I like how two of the "numbers" rolling by are the letter K and the figure of a man.
    Quote Originally Posted by lizng View Post
    Nickelback to me is like walking into an ethnic restaurant and asking to have some unoriginal American cuisine like chicken tenders with a side of ranch dressing.

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    Default Re: How many concerts have you been to in your lifetime?

    Probably about 50+, but I only really started going to shows in 2005.

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    probably about 1500 i have no clue ... cr****
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    Default Re: How many concerts have you been to in your lifetime?

    shit...i hit 60+ just in 2008!! amateurs.
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    I've certainly had my fair share of wonderful memories form attending live shows. Surely a fraction of some people around here but 100+.

    The increased disposable income from gainful employment would raise that number quickly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by boarderwoozel3 View Post
    I've certainly had my fair share of wonderful memories form attending live shows. Surely a fraction of some people around here but 100+.

    The increased disposable income from gainful employment would raise that number quickly.
    Yeah I'm still in HS so almost all of the little money I make goes to concerts. But you know what? It's great being broke for a few weeks when you know you've got 3 concerts in the upcoming month..
    Quote Originally Posted by lizng View Post
    Nickelback to me is like walking into an ethnic restaurant and asking to have some unoriginal American cuisine like chicken tenders with a side of ranch dressing.

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    Default Re: How many concerts have you been to in your lifetime?

    Does this count every live music experience? The block parties/street fairs with little bands (some who went on to be big) or the college events with mediocre bands - what constitutes a concert?

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    Default Re: How many concerts have you been to in your lifetime?

    Good question. I think that's a whole 'nother question.

    I would say that anything you have to pay to get into is a concert because then that rids of the shitty little free street fair bands/etc. Then again, sometimes that's not true either.
    Quote Originally Posted by lizng View Post
    Nickelback to me is like walking into an ethnic restaurant and asking to have some unoriginal American cuisine like chicken tenders with a side of ranch dressing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carnie100 View Post
    Good question. I think that's a whole 'nother question.

    I would say that anything you have to pay to get into is a concert because then that rids of the shitty little free street fair bands/etc. Then again, sometimes that's not true either.
    so if you know someone that can get you into shows for free, those don't count?
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    i would say any "live" show where you were there to actually see the band. not just out at the bar that night and someone happened to be playing. and it doesn't even have to be a show that you paid to get in...anything that gets you off your ass supporting the live music scene.

    venues could include block parties, clubs, bars, amphitheatres, concert halls...you get the idea.

    that would be MY definition of a "concert".
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    Quote Originally Posted by sin213 View Post
    i would say any "live" show where you were there to actually see the band. not just out at the bar that night and someone happened to be playing. and it doesn't even have to be a show that you paid to get in...anything that gets you off your ass supporting the live music scene.

    venues could include block parties, clubs, bars, amphitheatres, concert halls...you get the idea.

    that would be MY definition of a "concert".
    I like this definition.
    Quote Originally Posted by lizng View Post
    Nickelback to me is like walking into an ethnic restaurant and asking to have some unoriginal American cuisine like chicken tenders with a side of ranch dressing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by algunz View Post
    Does this count every live music experience? The block parties/street fairs with little bands (some who went on to be big) or the college events with mediocre bands - what constitutes a concert?
    no block parties unless block party played thats a hard one though ... the band gets paid (even part of the bar tab ), they are a band you can find on the internez ..... maybe no matter how small the audience is, they are not just your friends and neighbors .... and a festival is only counted as one, even a multiple day fest .. yea its pretty hard to say ... its at a real venue ... maybe a combination of some of those ... like i wouldnt count the random golden gate shows that were just sort of happening, but i would count this golden gate show so who knows ... cr****
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    Quote Originally Posted by Carnie100 View Post
    Yeah I'm still in HS so almost all of the little money I make goes to concerts. But you know what? It's great being broke for a few weeks when you know you've got 3 concerts in the upcoming month..
    Hell yeah Eating cheap is totally worth going to shows, I've never regretted spending money on live music.

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    I've randomly walked in on Sublime. No Doubt, The Vandals, Digable Planets, Lisa Loeb, Mary's Danish. These were garage parties, work events etc. Do I count those?

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    Over 9000

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    are you about 100 yrs old?


    otherwise, i doubt it.
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    Well,I am 55 and went to my first show when I was 10 years old( I sold my Barbie doll and Dream house) and saw The Animals( before they were Eric Burden and the Animals) at the Steel pier in Atlantic City( that is where a horse dived off the pier into the ocean!). I have been going to shows ever since-Woodstock(the original) Fillmore East etc. I have gone to several shows a month until this last year-I am just too tired to go out late and get up the next day unless it is a band I really love( last one The Decemberists at the Wiltern)I have been to every Coachella too and I don't think I have seen 9000 shows!

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    Quote Originally Posted by momof5 View Post
    Well,I am 55 and went to my first show when I was 10 years old( I sold my Barbie doll and Dream house) and saw The Animals( before they were Eric Burden and the Animals) at the Steel pier in Atlantic City( that is where a horse dived off the pier into the ocean!). I have been going to shows ever since-Woodstock(the original) Fillmore East etc. I have gone to several shows a month until this last year-I am just too tired to go out late and get up the next day unless it is a band I really love( last one The Decemberists at the Wiltern)I have been to every Coachella too and I don't think I have seen 9000 shows!
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    Hey-I also have Maltese doggies--is it an old people thing?

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    128, at the moment, and have another 5 lined up. I have been going to concerts since June 03...
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    wow a fellow traveler .... good to meet you ... cr****
    I've been meaning to ask, what is the word asterisked out?

    cr****?
    Quote Originally Posted by lizng View Post
    Nickelback to me is like walking into an ethnic restaurant and asking to have some unoriginal American cuisine like chicken tenders with a side of ranch dressing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carnie100 View Post
    I've been meaning to ask, what is the word asterisked out?

    cr****?
    its a bad word that PF wont let me post because she is so restrictive and mean ... watch what the fuck you say here cr****
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    Probably around 40, not counting shitty pub bands that my friends' friends are in.

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    i'm 32 and am well over 100 but that has been since 1993 at least the ones that make it into my stub collection that i only have since 2002 but i would say its safe to say that's reasonably 100... this is excluding the five local bands i know etc.
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    Shiittttttttt. Probably 300 or so. I wanna get to 1,000.
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    I have no idea but its up there...

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