2017 By The Numbers

Several years ago, a friend suggested I put together some statistics about my year in music. I am continuing the tradition once again, despite not seeing as many shows last year! At the beginning of the year I said I was going to slow down my concert-going and unfortunately because I was forced to relocate from a fabulous music city to one that is less so, I saw fewer shows than I had since 2013… Sad face…

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.

37,948 – Largest-capacity venue I was in (Fenway Park)

13,510 – Number of photographs I took (way down from 2016 – partly because I couldn’t shoot much for several months after my hand surgery and partly from fewer shows)

841 – Miles to the furthest venue (The Family Wash in Nashville)

430 – Number of sets I saw

360 – Different bands I saw

191 – Bands I saw for the first time in 2017

172 – Shows I saw

135 – Most expensive show I saw (John Cleese on November 1st at Kravis Center)

134- Most sets I saw in one venue (Club Passim)

106 – Number of shows for which I was on the guest list (more than half)

85 – Age of oldest performer I saw (John Cohen at Brooklyn Folk Festival on April 29th at St. Ann’s Church)

81 – Age of the oldest headlining performer I saw (Buddy Guy on August 18th at Lowell Summer Music Series)

62 – Different venues in which I saw shows

43 – Years between last time I saw an artist and the most recent time (YES)

35 – Most shows I saw in one venue (Club Passim)

32 – Performers I saw more than once

26.22 – Average face value of show tickets

24 – Smallest-capacity venue I was in (Sound Stage Studio)

22 – Venues I was in for the first time in 2017

11 – Age of youngest performer I saw (Little Nora Brown at Brooklyn Folk Festival)

10.06 – 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 (Seven shows at this price)

5 – Most times I saw one band (The Suitcase Junket although I saw Aaron Lee Tasjan with his band and showing up to sit in with others 7 times)

3,3 – Miles to the closest venue (Regattabar when I was in MA)

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:  Is the Music Disturbing Your Conversation?

Country with the most views:  United States

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

Number of countries where this website was read: 88

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 6, 2018, in music, Uncategorized and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Thanks for the reminder to people to go out to see live music. Since I pay for 99% of all shows I attend (except those I work at as a volunteer), I can’t even come close. However, I would like to remind people that less expensive shows does not mean less talent. And, often, the money that is received at those shows at non-profit venues like coffeehouses and small clubs, goes directly to the artist. When you go to a show that charges $40 or more, you can bet that the artist is only getting a fraction of that ticket price since there is staff and artist directors who get paid, not to mention security and police duty. I’d like to see a movement toward supporting small venues before they go away. Artists need revenue and are not getting it from CD sales anymore. End of sermon.

    And, thank you, Suze, for being our eyes and ears out there on the road! I always love hearing you’re seeing through your lens!

  2. I meant “live” music not FREE music in the first line. Oops.. Can you edit that?

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