Other potential titles: Concert Curator, Music Maven, Showtime Superstar. Whatever floats your boat.
Identify and procure tickets for approximately 10 shows a year, within a strict budget, for this busy and clueless music lover and her husband, who haven’t been to a concert since 2006 and would love to see some great indie bands, but have no idea where to start.
Must be well-informed and current in all matters concerning live shows in Vancouver.
Must be able to take particular but ultimately boring mainstream tastes and marry them with interesting performances taking place in cozy and inexpensive venues around the city.
Must be able to clearly articulate why I want to see a band I’ve never heard of, which bands I have heard of that their music could be compared to, and how much I will regret not seeing them live before they sell out/move on/break up/die in a fiery bus crash.
Willing to provide albums/playlists of these new bands in advance so our hapless music-lover can sing along to a song or two (inside her head, don’t worry)
Ability to make going out on a work-night seem like a very good idea.
A beverage or two of your choice at each show we attend
A couple new friends to enjoy concerts with
The joy of introducing someone to acts you’re passionate about
Those who would suggest big-name concerts in large venues and country music fans need not apply.
(inspired by Darren’s ticket-stub photo set of all the show’s he’s seen this decade)