The other day, Dave lamented that he and Sarah had only been to six concerts since they’d moved to Ottawa, which was about 2.5 years ago. It got me to thinking, “hey, I think I’ve only been to like 6 concerts. Ever.”* I think that means I’m not very well versed in the music scene

  1. Billy Bragg – at Ontario Place, with my sister
  2. Barenaked Ladies – at Canada’s Wonderland, with Sarah and I believe Dave was there too, and some other randoms.
  3. Depeche Mode – again, at C’s W, with Sarah and I remember Carlene being there and possibly Jen W. and other assorteds.
  4. Jesus & Mary Chain – at some warehouse-type place (wait, was it called “The Warehouse”? Goddamn, I have a terrible memory). With Sarah’s then boyfriend and her ex-bf’s brother. I know, Random with a captial R.**
  5. Green Day – GM Place. Don’t even get me started on the f’d up circumstances that led me to see this concert. Good show though.
  6. Sloan – at the Commodore Ballroom, with Jason #2. That’s right, I said it.

Well, I’m going to see Finger 11 at the Croatian Culture Centre on Monday, which will bring my lifetime total of concerts above Dave‘s 2.5 year total. So at least that’s something.

*Sarah, my personal historian, please correct me if I’ve forgotten any. I discovered I don’t need a memory of my own because I have a Sarah.
**Allow me to emphasize here that these first four were all when I was HIGH SCHOOL. And I graduated from high school over a decade* ago!!

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  • Beth, if it makes you feel any better, I have NEVER been to a concert. That’s right, never.

    Oddly enough, I don’t feel deprived.


  • Beth,

    The only two concerts that we have been to together were listed (BNL and Depeche Mode). Dave was at both, actually. It was the DM concert at which the “Security Line — Do not cross” picture was taken. Back when I was dating the one with whom you went to see J&MC.

    Were there not any free concerts at Mac? If you REALLY want to stretch it, we have seen Joe’s Garage a couple of times at the Roxy…


  • Hmm… I don’t remember seeing any free concerts at Mac.

    And I definitely do NOT want to count anything at the Roxy. I prefer to pretend that I’ve never been there!

    Of course, I could also count A. Jr at Celebrities!!!


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