Spotify served up a playlist built from my interest graph.. and demographic data, etc. etc. And Midnight Rider by Allman Brothers Band was piped into my ear holes, and I remembered…

In 1993 I was 20 years old and worked at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, MD as “security”. Allman Brothers Band played and I worked backstage. I was literally standing off to viewers right on stage for the whole concert. It was amazing. A list of [some] concerts I remember seeing (in no particular order):

Hall & Oates with my mom

Aimee Mann at Merriweather Post Pavilion (I think I was working)

Steve Miller Band at Merriweather Post Pavilion (I think I was working, but was in the grass on the hill not working)

REM – some stadium somewhere

Lollapalooza #1 (in Atlanta) (Ice-T sang with his metal band Body Count), Jane’s Addiction, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Violent Femmes, Nine inch Nails.

HFStival (x2 or x3?) (A DC music festival at RFK stadium: Beck, Red Hot Chili Peppers, etc etc). It was incredible.

Soul Coughing – in Fells Point, Baltimore. Wild night I don’t really remember.

Mike Doughty at Wonder Ballroom in Portland. He’s a poet, what can I say.

The Decemberists at McMenamins Kennedy School

DJ Shadow at Wonder Ballroom in Portland

Bruce Hornsby, Wolf Trap Center for the Performing Arts. I think this was my first grown up concert. Good seats, drinking wine listening to Wynton Marsalis in the summer.

Skankin’ Pickle – some bar in Baltimore. A friend of mine was really into Ska at the time.

Martin Garrix in Las Vegas.

DJ Snake in Las Vegas.

And who would I want to see in concert now… Future Islands is on my list. Maybe Olivia Rodrigo with my daughter.

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