- February: Ben Folds at the Durham Performing Arts Center
- September: Mountain Goats at the Durham Armory; short set, small audience
- October: Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band: standing in the third row for the FINAL show at Giants Stadium
- December: Dave Rawlings Machine at the Cat's Cradle in Carrboro
While I'm jealous of my friend Liz, who got to see Patty Griffin and Neko Case in the same week up in Boston, I think I did alright for myself this year.