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Concert Joe: A New York Story is a story of one man's obsession with music and how it affects his personal life. Based on a legendary figure in the New York City music scene, the story chronicles Concert Joe's attempt to get into the Guinness Book of World Records for seeing the most concerts in a one-year period.

The story takes us back to the early 70's where young Joe breaks his first record: delivering the most papers in a one year period. In Joe's father, we see the roots of Joe's passion for music. A frustrated musician whose dreams of stardom were dashed with the onset of his family, he is still famous within his own neighborhood for giving annual concerts at the street fair.

The story moves to present day New York where Joe, after inadvertently seeing a special on The Guinness Book of World Records, decides to go for the record. He feels this could be his fifteen minutes of fame, his opportunity to be special, and his opportunity for pop culture celebrity. He is aided in his quest by his edgy, vibrant, concert going cronies.

His plans for the record take an unexpected turn when he meets Angela and falls in love. He also finds out there is another suitor to his throne, an Indian man called Punjab. The stage is set for the concert countdown, with none other than Donald Trump sponsoring the contest.

The story comes to a climax with a manic concert marathon with Joe the eventual winner and an immense, Blues Brothers-like jam at the end.

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