I am a self-proclaimed professional fangirl.  

professional fangirl prəˈfeSH(ə)n(ə)l/ˈfanɡərl/

noun: a female fan, especially one who is slightly obsessive about music and artists.

verb: (of a female fan) behave in an overexcited way.

"I'm still fangirling over Duncan Fellows show at Spiderhouse last night"

I realize it. I proclaim it. I am unashamed.

I recently went through my camera roll and emails to document all the shows I attended this year (hopefully I didn't miss any ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ ). 

Here's the evidence of professional fangirl-dom, reasons why my bank account is lacking, my hearing is probably ailing, and my heart is pretty dang full.

  1. Antone's - LEON & Jacob Banks

  2. Mohawk - Shakey Graves

  3. SXSW - Maggie Rogers, The Big Moon, Undercover Dream Lovers, Shame, Hippo Campus, Real Estate, DRAM, The Chainsmokers, The Japanese House, Sundara Karma, Holly Macve, Erika Badu, and Wu Tang Clan

  4. Brazos Hall - Will Reagan & United Pursuit

  5. Free Press Summerfest - Hippo Campus, Cage the Elephant, Rainbow Kitten Surprise

  6. Tito's Birthday - Cage the Elephant

  7. Index Fest - Local Natives, FRENSHIP, Grizfolk, Calliope Musicals

  8. The White Horse - Rayland Baxter, Shakey Graves

  9. Telluride Bluegrass Festival - Rayland Baxter, Sam Bush Band, Dispatch, Margo Price

  10. Red Rocks - Local Natives/Portugal.The Man

  11. House show - Loud Harp

  12. Barracuda - Rooney

  13. ACL Moody Theatre - Fleet Foxes

  14. Barracuda - The Wild Reeds & Blank Range

  15. Emo's - Bleachers

  16. Mohawk - RAC

  17. Roots N Blues - Leon Bridges, Gary Clark Jr., Ryan Adams,

  18. Antone's - Whitney

  19. Austin City Limits - Spoon, Angel Olson, Chance The Rapper, Grace Vanderwaal

  20. Antone's - Joseph, Liza Anne, Kweku Collins

  21. Historic Scoot Inn - James Vincent McMorrow

  22. Kebabalicious & Waterloo Records - Duncan Fellows

  23. Barracuda - Phoebe Bridgers & Noah Gunderson

  24. Geraldine's - Rayland Baxter

  25. Sofar Sounds show - Shakey Graves/Buffalo Hunt, Skinny Livin, Small Houses

  26. Historic Scoot Inn - Wild Child

  27. Emo's - Julien Baker

  28. House of Blues (Houston) - Wild Child, Shakey Graves, The Suffers

  29. Love Garden Sounds (Lawrence, KS) - Kevin Morby, Waxahatchee, Anna St. Louis, Bloodbirds