Wednesday, July 25, 2018

LIVE and Counting Crows

So last night, Todd and I attended the 25th anniversary of Counting Crows and Live tour at the Toyota Pavilion in Irving. Its a new venue in DFW and was our first time there.  It has a covered section with seats and a lawn section that's more outdoors and you have to sit on the grass and bring a blanket.  Our backs are bad so I try not to get lawn seats even though they're cheaper.  Live is truly one of my favorite bands.  I loved every cd they released and saw them when they toured a few times.
I actually just saw Counting Crows last year with Rob Thomas and it was wonderful!!!
My main goal was to see Live.  A little history on them, as a band , they split up and it was kinda ugly for many years.  The lead singer Ed Kowalcyk went on to have his own solo career and I also saw him in concert.  They recently after 20 + years reunited which was huge and so nice to see them back together.
Live opened up first before the Crows. My area we sat in had a bunch of duds who were either not familiar with Live , don't care to dance and sing, or too tired after a work day.  Once Live came out, I was on my feet and I danced and sang the whole time.  There was a girl next to me and a girl in front of me that also stood which was fun.  The man next to Todd even commented once the Counting Crows came on and said " Live must be HER band! She knows every word to every song!! We have been watching her."   LOL.   I love music so much and I love hearing the bands sing my favorite songs. That's why I go to concerts a lot.
We actually had to leave the concert after 7 songs of the Crows because it was already after 10pm and I had to train all day today and had to be on my A game.  Ironically, I didn't sleep very well at all so I should have just stayed for the whole concert.  If I had not recently seen the Crows last year, I wouldn't even considered leaving early.  Adam Duritz told a lot of stories and history about his songs that he wrote and I really enjoyed that aspect.  Such a great night!! To top things off, we only had 100 degrees with a slight breeze and it wasn't miserably hot like 109 over the weekend.










10 comments:

  1. CC is one of my big faves from back in the day. Rain King used to be my theme song, A Long December was played over and over every New Years Eve, and Anna Begins is right up there for me. I hafta laugh at what Einstein might call "special relativity"- At least it's only 100 instead of 109...

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    1. CC has so many awesome songs. Adam is a wonderful song writer!!
      Isnt it sad that we get so excited for only 100 degree days?! We're literally prisoners in our home when its 109 degrees. Too hot to do anything.

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  2. Hi, Holli!

    It does my heart good to see you and Todd with smiling faces making the scene at another rock concert. Lucky you! If you were thankful for a 100 degree day with a slight breeze then I feel for you. It's hot here in Central Florida, but not quite that miserably hot. I never heard of the band Live until now. "Lightning Crashes" is a fabulous song with compelling lyrics. The lead vocal reaches deep down inside and grabs you, and the musicianship is top notch. I can easily understand why you were excited to see that band along with the Crows. I enjoyed their song you posted "Anna Begins." What a great double bill show it must have been. I am very happy for you!

    Thanks for the update and enjoy the rest of your week, dear friend Holli!

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    1. We had so much fun! I LOVE Live and will always try to see them if I can. Todd knew how much I loved them but he was only familiar with a few of their songs. After the concert, he told me he listened to Live all day on Spotify and is really glad he saw them. I converted a new fan!! :) Anna Begins is one of my fave CC songs and it was 4th song they played. It was awesome!! Hope you have a wonderful rest of the week sweet Shady!!

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  3. I'm not familiar with LIVE at all. I will definitely check them out on YouTube. Glad your were able to go and enjoy yourself.

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    1. Their album Throwing Copper was their first album that put them on the charts. They have a few more popular ones as well. I really love his voice. When he went solo, his songs were almost borderline Christian comtemporary and apparently the band was not a fan. I loved those songs-i'll have to share some of those soon.

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    1. It wasn't too far from where we live so it was nice even though it was during a work week.

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  5. I'm glad you've been live, counting crows, and having fun.
    Thanks for dropping by Holli.
    Keep smiling.

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    1. I kinda ghosted for a while on my blog and others blogs but I'm back. :)

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