Number of entries outside entries loop

I have a number of events on a page and I need to know the number of entries outside an entries loop. The page has a number of events, and then an invitation to see old events:


  • Event 1

  • Event 2


  • Event 6

  • Missed something? check out past events!

However, if there are no events, I want the page to display a message:

More events coming soon! Past events are here.

So I need the logic to go like this:

  • If there are more than 0 events,

  • loop through all events

  • then

  • add past events message

  • else

  • display no events message*

How can I do this?

Answered by Jack McDade!
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