2016 By The Numbers

Several 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! At the beginning of the year I said I was going to slow down my concert-going – you can see what happened to that! Eighteen more shows this year than last year and many more sets (mostly due to attending Club Passim’s Campfire Festivals, each of which has close to 80 different performers over the weekend)…

no music

Go out and hear live music! The musicians will be most appreciative! Your mental health will thank you too…

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

53,161 – Number of photographs I took

37,948 – Largest-capacity venue I was in (Fenway Park; it is possible that EarthFest had more people but free outdoor shows don’t count)

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

552 – Number of sets I saw

384 – Different bands I saw

264 – Bands I saw for the first time in 2014

242 – Shows I saw

184 – Most sets I saw in one venue (Club Passim)

170 – Most expensive show I saw (Lead Belly Fest on February 4th at Carnegie Hall)

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

87 – Age of oldest performer I saw (Tom Paley at Lead Belly Fest on February 4th at Carnegie Hall)

81 – Age of the oldest headlining performer I saw (Sleepy Labeef on January 30th at Johnny D’s)’

68 – Performers I saw more than once

65 – Different venues in which I saw shows

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

30 – Smallest-capacity venue I was in (Armory Sound)

28.82 – Average face value of show tickets

22 – Years between last time I saw an artist and the most recent time (Sleepy Labeef)

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

15 – Age of youngest performer I saw (Jackie Giroux at Club Passim twice)

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

7 – Least expensive show I saw that wasn’t a free show (Garrett Lebeau at Atwood’s; there were other shows that had suggested donations)

4 – Most times I saw one band (The Ballroom Thieves, Dietrich Strause, Lula Wiles, The Suffers, The Western Den)

0.35 – Miles to the closest venue (House Concert venue)

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

Here are a few statistics (suggested by a friend) about readership on Suze Reviews the Blues:

Review with the most views:  Classic Rockers At Their Finest (Peter Frampton at Lowell Summer Music Series on June 18th)

Country with the most views:  United States

Next nine countries with the most views, in order: United Kingdom, Canada, Germany, France, Australia, Ireland, The Netherlands, Spain, Brazil

Number of countries where this website was read: 107

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!

Posted on January 2, 2017, in music, Uncategorized and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. How about ‘Most Read Review’?

  2. good lord you took A LOT of photographs!


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: