Last night, I got to see my favorite band, City and Colour! Besides the fact that Dallas Green is delicious, City and Colour as a whole is the most phenomenal. I adore them. The show was absolutely the best show I have ever been to. We ended up being packed like a can of sardines in the first 3 rows. 6 hours of standing in a 1×1 ft box, my legs are dead. But as you can tell, by the photos below, it was well worth it. You can click on the shitty phone photos to take you to some of my favorite songs by them.
Paper Kites opened, they’re a band I hadn’t heard of, but they’re really mellow and lovely. Based out of Melbourne, Australia, their accent was completely adorable as well. When they came and introduced themselves, they said “we’re Paper Kites, not paper cuts” haha
It’s pretty apparent I would be a terrible music reviewer. haha
Between shows, there was probably a 45 minute intermission, standing in a 1×1 ft box for at this point, 3 hours…my feet were on fire. But then, Dallas Green walks on the stage, and all is well again. City and Colour has been my favorite band for many years, and this was my first opportunity to be able to see them in concert. My sister bought me the tickets in May, so waiting for this concert, has been crazy insane.
I think I may be getting too old for concerts like this. Maybe I just need to go to shows where there are seats, and you can just sit and really enjoy the music. Rather than standing, and being pushed around by kids who have no sense of personal space.
Even though all the other fans were singing super loud and off tune, the whole experience was amazing. I want to follow them on tour, and see them 100 more times.
At the end of the show, everyone was screaming “encore! encore!”, and I was really hoping that the show was over, because my legs were seriously about to fall off from under me. Dallas came back out by himself, and picked up his acoustic guitar. He said it wasn’t really an encore, he just had to pee really bad haha They ended up playing 3 more songs, and I’m glad they did. I didn’t want the experience to end (just wanted a chair haha)
I cannot praise this band, this show, this night enough. Best night I’ve had in a long time.
Upon leaving the theatre, I will admit, I’m not too familiar with Dallas, I live in a suburb about 20 minutes outside of the city limits, and don’t often need to venture that way. So, while I waited for my phone to charge (obviously I killed it while taking a million photos and videos), I drove toward what I thought was the direction I needed to go. I pulled over to a 7/11 because I had to use the restroom. They said I had to buy something in order to use it, so I bout a soda. Yes, a soda. 2 days without, and without even thinking, I bought it.
And obviously/apparently I drank it. Again, without even thinking. So, I’m quite disappointed in myself, 2 days? Really? I couldn’t last longer than that? Ugh, so my soda free streak starts again. Lets hope I can go longer than 2 days this time.
Tonight, I’m going to be posting my first progress entry, showing the disgusting starting point in which I am at. So, there’s that to look forward to.
Until next time,