As we wrap up the year, I wanted to look back, presenting 178 photos of concerts I was lucky to attend. 🙏
🗓 This year I
- Volunteered and bought tickets, last-minute and months in advance
- Got soaked from hoses of water during S20 Festival in humid, 90°F Bangkok weather
- Was drenched miserably on at Treasure Island Music Festival’s 10th and final Anniversary
- Bought an iPhone 7 to upgrade my photos after having an iPhone 5s 📱
- Saw performers multiple times including Wet (2), Bob Moses (2), The Knocks (2), and St. Lucia (3).
😅 And made amateur mistakes like
- Missing Dillion Francis because I forgot my ID
- Deciding to not go to Wet on Valentine’s Day at The Independent (but got to see at Outside Lands and The Mezzanine)
- Forgetting Coldplay because I was in LA, even though I planned Coldplay out in advance (but didn’t buy tickets)
- Leaving Treasure Island Music Festival early because it was completely rained out, missing Sigur Rós
I’d also like to address my concert opinions in award style bullets.
🏆 Live Concert Awards 2016 (LCA’16)
- Best Stage Presence goes to St. Lucia
- Best Crowd goes to The Knocks
- Best Sound goes to Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals
- Best Visual Effects goes to Troye Sivan and M83
- Best Opener goes to Shallou
- Best Small Act goes to Roosevelt
- Best Major Tour goes to Beyoncé
- Best Festival goes to S20 Festival
- Concert of the Year goes to Bob Moses
Got a favorite concert this year? Let me know. And now, the 178 concert photos of 2016.