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.
Antone's - LEON & Jacob Banks
Mohawk - Shakey Graves
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
Brazos Hall - Will Reagan & United Pursuit
Free Press Summerfest - Hippo Campus, Cage the Elephant, Rainbow Kitten Surprise
Tito's Birthday - Cage the Elephant
Index Fest - Local Natives, FRENSHIP, Grizfolk, Calliope Musicals
The White Horse - Rayland Baxter, Shakey Graves
Telluride Bluegrass Festival - Rayland Baxter, Sam Bush Band, Dispatch, Margo Price
Red Rocks - Local Natives/Portugal.The Man
House show - Loud Harp
Barracuda - Rooney
ACL Moody Theatre - Fleet Foxes
Barracuda - The Wild Reeds & Blank Range
Emo's - Bleachers
Mohawk - RAC
Roots N Blues - Leon Bridges, Gary Clark Jr., Ryan Adams,
Antone's - Whitney
Austin City Limits - Spoon, Angel Olson, Chance The Rapper, Grace Vanderwaal
Antone's - Joseph, Liza Anne, Kweku Collins
Historic Scoot Inn - James Vincent McMorrow
Kebabalicious & Waterloo Records - Duncan Fellows
Barracuda - Phoebe Bridgers & Noah Gunderson
Geraldine's - Rayland Baxter
Sofar Sounds show - Shakey Graves/Buffalo Hunt, Skinny Livin, Small Houses
Historic Scoot Inn - Wild Child
Emo's - Julien Baker
House of Blues (Houston) - Wild Child, Shakey Graves, The Suffers
Love Garden Sounds (Lawrence, KS) - Kevin Morby, Waxahatchee, Anna St. Louis, Bloodbirds