50 Concerts!

This meme’s going around Facebook, but I wanted to post it here.

Here are the rules. Test your memory and your love of live music by listing 50 artists or bands (or as many as you can remember) you’ve seen in concert. List the first 50 acts that come into your head. An act you saw at a festival and opening acts count, but only if you can’t think of 50 other artists. Oh, and list the first concert you ever saw (you can remember that, can’t you)?

  1. The Tea Party (x10)
  2. VAST (x6, I think)
  3. Tool
  4. Nine Inch Nails (x2)
  5. The National (x2)
  6. Andrew Bird (x4)
  7. Of Montreal (x4)
  8. The Decemberists (x3)
  9. Neko Case (x3)
  10. Bloc Party
  11. Britney Spears (seriously!)
  12. Jimmie’s Chicken Shack (x2)
  13. Orgy
  14. My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult (x2)
  15. Metric
  16. Amy Grant (x2)
  17. Tori Amos
  18. Arlo Guthrie (x3)
  19. Yo La Tengo
  20. Broken Social Scene
  21. The Wallflowers
  22. Morrissey
  23. Sleater-Kinney
  24. Phish (x2)
  25. Ben Folds
  26. Damien Rice (x2)
  27. Blue October
  28. Better Than Ezra
  29. Ludo (x4)
  30. Pigface (x2, I think)
  31. The Frames
  32. Over the Rhine (x2)
  33. Tom Jones (!!!)
  34. MIA
  35. Chairlift
  36. CSS
  37. Jamie Lidell
  38. Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings
  39. David Byrne
  40. Aimee Mann
  41. Tegan & Sara (x2)
  42. Luna
  43. Iron & Wine (x2)
  44. Cat Power (x3, and NEVER AGAIN)
  45. Ladytron (x2)
  46. Daniel Lanois (x2)
  47. Alanis Morrissette
  48. Garbage
  49. Eric Bachmann/Crooked Fingers (x2)
  50. Melissa Ferrick

I included festival shows, but only those that I specifically went to see, not people that I *happened* to see.

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