Mr. Cody Pike

Avid concert goer, pop culture fanatic, TV binger

My 2023

My 2023 Recap

2023 Highlights:

  • Sundance Film Festival with Shinah
  • Disney Club Night with Kaylee
  • Florida to visit Tasha with Shinah, Walt Disney World for the first time
  • All-Star Weekend
  • Afternoon Tea at the Grand America Hotel
  • Taylor Swift, The Eras Tour, Las Vegas Night 2 with Sarah M.
  • Seeing penguins with my mom
  • Wallace, Idaho trip with Danielle
  • Pride weekend with Amanda, Bre, and crew
  • Los Angeles with Jen and Janet
  • St. George 4th of July trip
  • Miranda Lambert trip with Kylie
  • Kelly Clarkson trip with Kaylee
  • NYC for the 4th year in a row
  • Work conference in Portland
  • Glamping in Zion with Tasha and Shinah
  • Beyoncé trip with Andrea
  • Jonas Brothers trip with Kenzie, Jackie, Shonay, and Savannah
  • A great iHeartRadio Music Festival with Shinah thanks to 1iota
  • Logan with Kylie
  • This Is Important Live Tour
  • Jaidy’s Halloween party
  • Lisa Barlow’s birthday bash in the Vivint court side suite

And all of the happy, sad, confused, and lonely moments that fell in between.

Monthly recaps:

January-December recap posts can be found here.

Concerts I attended:

  • 22 concerts (July and September had 4 concerts each)
  • 58 different artists, 1 artist (Kelly Clarkson) twice
  • 16 different venues: Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Salt Lake City, St. George, and a few places in between. The Delta Center was my most visited arena
  • I went with 19 different people: Alyssa, Amanda (3), Andrea, Bre (3), Danielle, Dustin, Jackie (3), Janet, Jen (3), Kassidi, Kaylee (2), Kenzie (3), Kylie (2), Mom, Raquel, Sarah M. (4), Savannah, Shinah (4), and Shonay

I loved them all, but if I had to rank them, here is my top 10:

  1. Taylor Swift
  2. Beyoncé
  3. Adele
  4. Kelly Clarkson
  5. Blink-182
  6. Miranda Lambert
  7. Reneé Rapp
  8. John Mayer
  9. Paul Cauthen, Public Enemy, Foo Fighters, Thirty Seconds to Mars, Kelly Clarkson, Fall Out Boy, and Travis Scott
  10. Agnez Mo, Lenny Kravitz, TLC, Sheryl Crow, Bakar, Lil Durk (brought out J. Cole), Tim McGraw, Miguel, Kane Brown (brought out his wife and Khalid), and Lil Wayne

Check out my concert journal on Instagram.


I read/listened to 14 books this year.

  1. Awaken the Giant Within by Anthony Robbins
  2. Bad Mormon by Heather Gay
  3. Building a Story Brand: Clarify Your Message So Customers Will Listen by Donald Miller
  4. Devil in Ohio by Daria Polatin
  5. Eat That Frog! by Brian Tracy
  6. I’ll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman’s Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer by Michelle McNamara
  7. i’ll start again monday by Lysa Terkeurst
  8. indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life by Nir Eyal
  9. Red, White, & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston
  10. Soul Boom: Why We Need a Spiritual Revolution by Rainn Wilson
  11. Spare by Prince Harry
  12. The Daddy Diaries by Andy Cohen
  13. The Psychology of Money: Timeless Lessons on Wealth, Greed, and Happiness by Morgan Housel
  14. The Woman in Me by Britney Spears


I watched 88 movies (3 of them twice).

Here are some of my faves: Barbie, Fast X, Flight of the Butterflies, House Party, Insidious: The Red Door, Leave The World Behind, M3gan, No Hard Feelings, Oppenheimer, Renaissance: A Film by Beyoncé, Saltburn, Scream 6, Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, Spirited, Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour, Thanksgiving, The Holdovers, The Super Mario Bros. Movie


I watched 128 shows throughout the year.

Here are 34 of my faves: ‘Til Death Do Us Part with Kourtney & Travis, 9-1-1 Lonestar, Abbott Elementary, Big Brother, Big Mouth, Black Mirror, Broad City, Canada’s Drag Race, Dancing With The Stars, Fear The Walking Dead (finished), House of Villains, Jury Duty, Miley Cyrus: Endless Summer Vacation (Backyard Sessions) + Continued, RuPaul’s Drag Race, Saturday Night Live, Seinfeld (finished), Squid Game: The Challenge, Succession (finished), Survivor, Tales of The Walking Dead, The Amazing Race, The Bear, The Fall of the House of Usher, The Golden Bachelor, The Kardashians, The Last of Us, The Real Housewives of New York City, The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City, The Traitors, The Walking Dead (finished), The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon, The Walking Dead: Dead City, Vampire Diaries, and Vanderpump Rules

Spotify 2023 Stats:

My Favorite Pictures of the Year: