Oh god, I don’t even know how many for sure, probably 50+ or so? I’d have so many more checked off if money and work weren’t such an issue, they’ve dropped off bigtime the last few years.
Actually here’s *most* of my concerts listed on last.fm http://www.last.fm/user/Topher_Rocks/events/2012. There’s a few that never were events on there and aren’t listed but I’d say they count for about 5 or so shows.
As for favorite… That’s such a tough choice.
All of the Bang Camaro shows I’ve gone to have been amazing. I’ve been a singer with them for maybe half of those shows though so I’m not sure if they should count…
Paramore’s set was amazing when I saw them in 2011 but the rest of that show’s lineup was kinda meh.
Any time I’ve seen That Handsome Devil has been really interesting. Those always draw some unusual crowds so they’re always a blast. Half the time it’s people not knowing what to expect, the other half it’s a dance party.
Thrice is incredible live, those shows don’t stand out much since they were secondary acts, but they’re fantastic.
Same can be said for Alkaline Trio.
I think the winner may need to be Shiny Toy Guns in 2007 at the Highline Ballroom. That show just made me let go of all reservations I had and feel completely free. I don’t know if I’d ever had that from a show before and it’s been pretty rare to experience that since (Paramore and Bang Camaro have achieved it). Fun fact about that show, they had SO much stage fog for their show that it actually tripped the fire alarms in the building. The alarm lights were flashing near the exits and nobody in the place gave a single fuck if the place was actually on fire or not. It was awesome!