CONCERT JUNKIES ANONYMOUS



"Hi, my name is Jennifer and I am addicted to concerts."

If there was a group for concert addicts, I would be a regular member. I can always remember being a concert lover but the obsession really began when I started college. The time when everyone has TONS of disposable income, right? NOT. Maybe it was the fact that I went to school only an hour away from the live music capital of the world (aka Austin, TX) or maybe I was living in some type of fairytale where money falls from the sky. Whatever it was anyone who knows me knows that I am always going to shows.

I still remember the first time I went to a concert in college. I saw The Script (which is an Irish rock band who has kind of fallen off the music scene lately) my freshman year at Stubbs BBQ in Austin, Texas. In addition to being a great BBQ restaurant, Stubbs is also a fairly popular music venue in Austin. If you live near the area, chances are you've been to Stubbs. I went with one of my closest friends and roommate at the time and it was an experience I would never forget. I remember how amazing it was being able to see this band perform and how I immediately felt such a deep connection to the music. I'm pretty sure that show was my gateway drug, because after that show the obsession began. As addictions go, I guess being addicted to live music isn't as bad as hard core drugs, but probably just as expensive.

About a year ago, I decided to round up the number of shows I have been to (out of curiosity) and have kept up the list ever since.



1.      21 PILOTS
2.      ALT-J
3.      ANDREW MCMAHON IN THE WILDERNESS
4.      ARTIC MONKEYS
5.      AWOLNATION
6.      BAND OF HORSES
7.      BANKS
8.      BASTILLE
9.      BEAR HANDS
10.   BEATS ANTIQUE
11.   BECK
12.  BEN RECTOR
13.   BOOTS
14.   BORNS
15.  BRAND NEW
16.   BROKEN BELLS
17.   CAGE THE ELEPHANT
18.   CALVIN HARRIS
19.   CAPITAL CITIES
20.  CAROLINE GLASER
21.  CHANCE THE RAPPER
22.   CHVRCHES
23.   COLLECTIVE DREAMS
24.  DEADMAU5
25.   DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE
26.   DIRTY HEADS
27.   DONELLA DRIVE
28.   ECHOSMITH
29.  ELLIE GOULDING
30.   EMINEM
31.  ENRIQUE IGLESIAS
32.  FALL OUT BOY
33.   FEMINA X
34.   FLORENCE AND THE MACHINES
35.   FUN.
36.   G-EAZY
37.   GIRL IN A COMA
38.   GIRLTALK
39.   GLASS ANIMALS
40.   GRIMES
41.   GROUPLOVE
42.   GZA
43.   HOLYCHILD
44.   HOZIER
45.  IMAGINE DRAGONS
46.   J. RODDY AND THE BUSINESS
47.   JIMMY CLIFF
48.   JOYWAVE
49.   JR JR
50.   JUANES
51.   JUKEBOX THE GHOST
52.   KATY PERRY
53.   KENDRICK LAMAR
54.   KINGS OF LEON
55.   KONGOS
56.  LISSIE
57.   LITTLE DAYLIGHT
58.   LORDE
59.   MAC MILLER
60.   MACKLEMORE
61.   MAJOR LAZER
62.   METRIC
63.   MISTERWIVES
64.   MO
65.   MODEST MOUSE
66.  MOTION CITY SOUNDTRACK
67.   MS MR
68.   MUSE
69.  NEEDTOBREATHE
70.   NEW POLITICS
71.   NINA DIAZ
72.   OF MONSTERS AND MEN
73.   ONE REPUBLIC
74.  PARAMORE
75.   PASSION PIT
76.   PEARL JAM
77.   PHANTOGRAM
78.   PINATA PROTEST
79.  PITBULL
80.   PORTUGAL THE MAN
81.   REUBEN AND THE DARK
82.   ROBERT DELONG
83.   SAINT MOTEL
84.   SAY ANYTHING
85.  SECRET SOMEONES
86.   SHAKEY GRAVES
87.   SICK SEA
88.   SILVERSUN PICKUPS
89.  SMALLPOOLS
90.   SPOON
91.   SUGAR + THE HI-LOWS
92.   SUGAR SKULLS
93.   SWIMMING WITH BEARS
94.   SWITCHFOOT
95.   TAPES N’ TAPES
96.   THE AVETT BROTHERS
97.   THE CURE
98.   THE GENERATIONALS
99.   THE HEAD AND THE HEART
100.    THE JONAS BROTHERS
101. THE KOOKS
 102. THE NEIGHBOURHOOD
103. THE OFFSPRING
104. THE SCRIPT
 105. THE TALLEST MAN ON EARTH
106. THE WEEKND
 107. TOKYO POLICE CLUB
 108. TV ON THE RADIO
 109. TWO DOOR CINEMA CLUB
110. US THE DUO
 111. VAMPIRE WEEKEND
112. VANCE JOY
 113. WALK THE MOON
 114. X-AMBASSADORS
115. YELAWOLF
116. ZEDD

{I had planned on linking all of the artists to their websites/social media pages ... but when I realized how long the list was I decided to leave the searching up to you}


Ever since I first got my DSLR, I have attempted to document every show (possible) that I have attended. 

As a result, I ended up having hours and hours of concert footage just sitting in my laptop. So, I decided to put some clips of the footage together and voila! the following concert reel was born!


{Comment below and tell me about some of the concerts that you've been to or what have been some of your favorite shows or artists}




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