ABOUT THE CONCERTGOER
By day, I'm a 39-year-old professor who shapes young minds and engages in scholarship in the teaching of writing. But, mentally, I'm a 24-year-old who loves going to concerts. I strongly believe seeing live music isn't just about "having fun at a concert." I believe it takes me to a higher, transcendental level, putting me in touch with a higher being. The name has a very long, storied history. December 28, 2016 was the first night of a four-show run Phish did at Madison Square Garden. I went to all four shows with my good friend Drew, aka "Brometheus;" each night, I posted the opening song to Facebook to entertain my followers (and, I suppose, engage in some attention-seeking). Anyway, on the 29th, I wrote "Night #2: because one show is not enough." On the 30th, it was "Night #3: because two shows is not enough." And on the 31st, "Night #4: because three shows is not enough." It entertained me, and apparently, some of my Facebook friends. post all my concerts to social media, and a joke was made by my cousin that "Craig definitely doesn't go to enough concerts." So I decided to make that a running joke on my Facebook. With every concert I go to, I post "I don't go to enough concerts" or some variation of that phrase. I even post it as a concluding sentence to some of my other posts that have nothing to do with concerts (what can I say, I like shock postings). And, one day, it clicked: I love to write. I love going to concerts. Why not write about my concertgoing experiences in the form of a blog? So here goes.