When the band came back to Durham, their hometown, for their tour of Carry the Fire, we were giddy all day with anticipation for the concert. The I-can't-shut-up-about-it kind of excitement and the Hey-co-worker-I'm-going-to-play-you-a-song-off-their-album kind of obnoxiousness lasted all day. Yes, it did.
The concert was in the beautiful Carolina Theater. Yeah, it was gorgeous inside too. I asked Bigbad why he didn't get box seats for us. His response, "Other than that Mrs. Lincoln, how was the play?" He's got a silly sense of humor that guy, but I love it. Seriously though, I'm thinking balcony views offer such a great experience. Next time, Gadget.
This night lived up to the hype. There were tears, there was laughter, there was clapping, there were kisses. There were smiles plastered on everyone's face. After all, this was home. And if you're going to have a thrilling show, it ought to be in your backyard. It ought to be at home.
|Instagram photo because I feel like more of a tool taking a photo with my dSLR during a concert. Here's a gorgeous shot though from a professional.|
|Really wish I could get everyone in this one and not blurry, but it was crowded as hell and I wasn't going to hold up the line. But good golly if these aren't some attractive people.|
I can appreciate after an intense show these guys still had so much enthusiasm and energy to greet fans. Bigbad got to ask his question about the influence literature plays in their songs. I got to ask a personal question about where the siblings went to school (they lived in the same town I grew up in...alas, we did not attend together. We could have been playground buddies. Bummer!).
Hopscotch next year?
So let's hear it. What was the last concert you went to? What was the best live show you've seen?
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