2015 By The Numbers

A couple of years ago, a friend suggested I put together some statistics about my year in music. I am continuing the tradition this year, since I saw more shows than ever!

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Go out and hear live music! The musicians will be most appreciative!

I count each day at a festival as one show although I count each set separately.

19,580 – Largest-capacity venue I was in (TD Garden – I was unable to find the exact seating count for concerts but this is the maximum capacity)

1,104 – Miles to the furthest venue (3rd & Lindsley in Nashville)

348 – Number of sets I saw

315 – Different bands I saw

224 – Shows I saw

165 – Bands I saw for the first time in 2014

150 – Number of shows for which I was on the guest list

100 – Most expensive show I saw (Christine Ohlman and Rebel Montez Fundraiser on May 20 at Extended Play Sessions)

85 – Age of oldest performer I saw (Buck White with Ry Cooder, Ricky Skaggs and Sharon White on November 17 at Berklee Performance Center)

79 – Age of the oldest headlining performer I saw (Buddy Guy)

66 – Most bands I saw in one venue (Club Passim)

56 – Most shows I saw in one venue (Club Passim – exactly 25% of the shows I saw all year were here)

51 – Different venues in which I saw shows

42 – Years between last time I saw an artist and the most recent time (Ry Cooder)

40 – Smallest-capacity venue I was in (Extended Play Sessions)

29.78 – Average face value of show tickets

29 – Performers I saw more than once

21 – Age of youngest performer I saw (George Ezra on March 4 at House of Blues)

14 – Venues I was in for the first time in 2014

10.65 – Average out-of-pocket cost of shows (guest list shows included as $0)

5 – Least expensive show I saw that wasn’t a free show (Country Western Night at The 5 Spot and Roy Sludge Trio at Atwood’s; there were other shows that had suggested donations)

4 – Most times I saw one band (Laney Jones and the Spirits)

3.1 – Miles to the closest venue (Regent Theatre)

0 – Least expensive show I saw, not including shows where I was on the guest list (Several)

If any reader has a suggestion for other interesting statistics, please leave a comment for me.

About suze72

I've loved the arts all my life... I go to a lot of concerts, take lots of photos and want to share them. Every once in a while I do something other than a concert, too. The Boston area is full of opportunities to indulge my passion - I'd like to help make it yours too!

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