In January we went to Big Head Todd's annual show at the Pageant. (well, it's been four or five years in a row now, anyhoo.)
In February I went to the Obama announcement here in town.
J's band's cd release party was at the Hoogland at the end of March and it was awesome.
Our first wedding anniversary was April 19. However, come May we'd been cohabitating for 16 years all told.
We went to Son Volt at the Pageant in April. I stood next to Beatle Bob.
J and I spent a couple of great days hiking and relaxing at Starved Rock State Park around May 21-22
J's oldest nephew graduated from high school on June 1, making us quite ancient indeed.
In July we saw the Police in St. Louis. Bottle Rockets and later the Avett Brothers here in town. We went to Toad the Wet Sprocket in Chicago and hung out with friends, then to Eric Clapton's Crossroads festival the next day, which was ... incomparable. I thought nothing could top Pink Floyd, but if anything could, that did.
In August, Joe Walsh at the state fair, and the Braves series in St. Louis. I'm seriously missing baseball right now.
In October, Dylan and Elvis Costello in Bloomington, then the Drive By Truckers in Chicago the next day.
In November, Jason Isbell, then the Smokies, and then Neil Young.
That's probably about it for us this year, but I see that Big Head Todd, Jay Farrar, and R.E.M. are announcing dates.