As most of you probably know, HOB venues don't allow cameras at all; so no pics tonight - just set list. But what a set it was! Tiny venue = intense crowd energy. Check it -
-Eyes Wide Open
-Writing to Reach You
-Love will Come Thru
-As You Are
-All I wanna do is Rock
E: 20 - unplugged
E: Baby One More Time
E: Flowers in the Window
E: 3 Times and You Lose
E: BLUE FLASHING LIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
E: Why Does it Always Rain on Me?
another great show from a great band. it wasn't too difficult to sneak a camera in, but it was difficult to take a photo without security finding out. what's the big deal anyhow. it's okay to photograph/record with a phone but not a camera? other than that, i had an amazing time. this time i decided to stand close to the stage, and it was a good thing that i was able to see above the heads of those in front (which is almost impossible at 5'3"). but before the show, i got a photo with dougie and neil...ah such nice lads.
I totally agree with MemphisQueen it truly amazing gig, good venue, great crowd awesome band performance.
Whether your the one's who make music or just listen we all have our own personnel memories of music and bands, Travis I will always remember the Summer of 2000 playing The Man Who thoughout a hot summer holiday (and turned out last) in Norfolk with all family, happy times.
It was just a privilage to be a that gig last night, you could tell there was some hardcore fans in the crowd which always helps set the atmosphere, loved the boxing entrance though the crowd, highlights was the total gig but Driftwood, Good Feeling, Closer (great to dance with my wife on that one)20 and just having a great time with my wife.
Finally just wanted to say Thank You being English and now living in this part of the world (funny where life takes you!) it was great to hear Travis will come back again next year, you gotta do it, we're already there!!!!!
As previously mentioned the crowd energy tonight was amazing. The lads are that extremely rare phenomenon wherein they are even better live than on their recorded music. There just aren't any words for how magical a night it was (no pun about the Magic Kingdom implied). Fran made us all laugh with a few Donald Duck noises during songs and I THINK Andy was talking about Bourbon street in some reference (perhaps to NO Square in Disneyland???) that I could not decipher. He's a man of few words, but lordy did he ever rock the house. I was lucky enough to be RIGHT in front of him when he came down into the crowd for his guitar solo. We all patted him on the back as he stood up and worked his way back to the stage. So not only did I get my picture with Dougie and Neal earlier in the evening, I also got up close and personal (kind of) with Andy. I transended a few planes of existance that night, I swear. Fran promised us at both area shows that the band was coming back next year, so now the coundown begins....
When I went I wore these really cool Converse made of hemp. Well I was standing next to a rather tipsy woman (the one trying to get to the camera rather loudly during Fran's unplugged section) and she spilled some of her wine on those Converse. To this day, I can't say how thankful I am she did, because it gives me physical proof I was there and not completely dreaming.
Forever a fan,
hayjude99 (I misspelled my username during registration so I a forever known as hayjdue99)
PS I accidentally added myself and this commment to the San Diego show, which sadly I didnt attend.