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Dave Matthews Band At Alpine Valley

Achievement: #77. See DMB at Least Twice

It’s no secret that we’re crazy about our Dave Matthews Band shows, and this year, we re-visited our 2010 Achievement of planning to see them at least twice. As it turned out, we got to attend 4 shows on the … Continue reading

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Downtown Restaurant Warriors: Meat & Potatoes

Achievement: #45. Try 10 House Specialty Drinks | #53. Try 5 ‘Risky’ Foods | #67. 10 Downtown Restaurants

Last Wednesday night was one of those ‘FINALLY!’ nights. As in, FINALLY! after more than 2 decades of being madly in love with this band, I got to see the Red Hot Chili Peppers live (full disclosure: it was everything … Continue reading

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First Night? More Like Best Night!

Achievement: #65. Pittsburgh First Night

Well, there’s nothing I like more than starting off a new year on the right track. And in this case, we started our year off by completing an Achievement the moment the clock turned to midnight (yes, I know, we … Continue reading


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We Rock Out For 3 Nights With Dave Matthews At Bader Field

Achievement: #63. Participate in 3 DMB-Inspired Things

When we crafted this list back in December of 2010, we were very much under the impression that there would be a full year without Dave Matthews Band. For me, that’s only happened twice since the year 2000, where I … Continue reading


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A Wild, Joyful Night With U2 At Heinz Field

Achievement: #33. See 4 New Bands Live

Last night, I had the chance to finally see One Of Those Bands I’d Love To See Someday. I presume that everyone has a list like this. These are the bands that you’ve loved for a long time, but who … Continue reading

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Music & Memories At The Bach-Beethoven Brunch

Achievement: #35. Go to Bach, Beethoven, & Brunch

This weekend, we embarked on another Achievement down Memory Lane. This time, the visit was to Mellon Park in Shadyside for Bach, Beethoven, & Brunch. I’d gone here a few times with my mum when I was little, but I’d … Continue reading


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Smashing Fun And Burning Sun At The DMB Caravan

Achievement: #33. See 4 New Bands Live

As it turns out, going to a music festival weekend is a pretty good alternative to the old method of finding new music, which was Dating New Boys. Or, if you’re a boy, Dating New Girls. See, Michael and I … Continue reading

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Beaufurb The Furby Does Atlantic City

Achievement: #28. Take Pictures of a Silly Mascot in 10 Famous Places

Hello, readers! Didn’t want you to think we’d forgotten about you! We were just off on Vacation #2 in a three-week span (didn’t quite plan for things to work out that way, but a very important event popped up this … Continue reading

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In Which Michael Is The Only Man Attending The New Kids On The Block – Backstreet Boys Show

Achievement: #51. See NKOTB and BSB!

Well, my fellow Yinzers, it’s official. I have seen the same group live in concert in both the 80s and the roaring 20-teens (if someone knows what we’re supposed to be calling this decade, please inform me, because I’m lost). … Continue reading


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Yo La Tengo At Hartwood Acres

Achievement: #42. Go to a concert at Hartwood Acres in the summer

One of my favorite things growing up in the summer was our trips to Hartwood Acres. My friend and I would go with our parents, but also with her neighbors, two elderly sisters Betty and Rita. I so very vividly … Continue reading

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