According to the archives of the site infoconcert.com, 98 events were organised in at Bataclan in 2015 before the attacks of the 13th of November. 98 events in which 95 different artists participated, most often musicians, but sometimes comedians. Among them: Young Thug, Nina Hagen, Mobb Deep, Franz Ferdinand & Sparks, Death Cab For Cutie, Balthazar, Youssoupha, Fauve, Fabrice Éboué, Le Grand Orchestre de l'Élysée Montmartre, George Ezra, Malik Benthala, Eagle of Death Metal... a succession of names that proves that this one little room in Paris's 11th arrondissement provided one of the most exciting and eclectic musical programs in all of Europe.
The program also represents 98 occasions which confirm that the Bataclan is, to paraphrase The Guardian, "A place in which the story has always been one of joy". The 1500 people who flocked there did so for the love of music and the love of laughter. It is this image which must continue to illustrate the story of this room, a room which has already extended over more than half a century. It's reopening - whether in 2016 or in 5 years - will continue to write these stories.