Yeah, Spotify is good, but not going to a concert.
Pennsylvanians most certainly seem to agree with this sentiment, as Pennsylvania ranks among the nation’s most “obsessed with live music.”
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Researchers at Shane Co. have found that people are slowly munching on going to live events now that the pandemic is over. Such events include going to concerts, and companies like Live Nation recently reported staggering quarterly earnings.
With this realization, researchers couldn’t help but wonder: Which states are most into going to live shows?
Thus the research was born.
Shane Co. first collected 134 search terms related to music festivals and artists touring this summer from sites such as Festicket and Parade. The site then leveraged his Google Trends to find the most popular based on each state and calculated total search interest for individual musicians, groups, and events.
As a result, Pennsylvania was found to be the third most obsessed state in the United States for live music.
And the state’s favorite artist? Eagles.
“[Pennsylvania’s live music obsession] The influx of festivals hosted by surrounding states, such as New York’s Governors Ball and Delaware’s Firefly Music Festival, may be to blame,” the study said. “When it comes to favorite touring artists and bands, the Eagles are concertgoers’ favorite states.
“This may be the only time Steelers fans say they love the Eagles!”
The second-most addicted state to live music was Nevada. California holds the number one title.