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The Best Live Music I Saw in 2019

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Someone recently asked what were the best shows I saw in 2019. It's an interesting question because there are so many factors to consider:
Obviously, the MUSIC!VenueCrowd sizeWhat krewe I was rolling withNew band vs. band I know pretty wellOther factors (weather, a milestone show, how much tequila I was overserved) I save all my stubs (or bracelets where I'll write the show/date/venue) so I can easily look at the rundown. Yes, I sometimes pay extra for a paper ticket stub.  I was surprised to find that 2019 was a lighter year for my live music attendance due to a mix of reasons ranging from work travel, kids' sleeping habits, health, getting older, etc.  A few overall observations:  I feel lucky I didn't catch any real clunkers in 2019. Really didn't see any shows until April and it seemed to accelerate from there with Jazz Fest being the inflection point.  Phish held a consistent prescence in my concert-going world. I think I hit my 50th show and a buddy ran 300 mil…

You deserve nice things

NASA has indicated that 2017 is the second-hottest year on record, just behind 2016.  With temperatures like these, it's imperative that you're being thoughtful in your wardrobe.  In a city like New Orleans, where humidity combines with high temps, one needs to prioritize technical fabrics.  These fabrics aren't just the truck of the athlete looking to wick away bookoo sweat.  Now, one can build their entire wardrobe with fabrics that breathe, repel water, and still provide a structured and even professional look.

You deserve nice things.  Get you some technical fabrics.