Monday, June 1, 2015

Bonfire

Third Eye Blind kicked off their Summer 2015 tour in Cleveland on Friday. My best friend and I were so excited since they are our favorite band and lineup was pretty sweet with Augustana and Dashboard Confessional opening. Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica is a gorgeous place to see shows because the Cleveland skyline is the backdrop. We even got free drinks since the credit card machine wasn't working!



3eb played all of the classics and several new songs including a cover of "Mine" by Beyonce (better than her version in my opinion). Brad Hargreaves had an incredible drum solo and the energy of the crowd was amazing. There is nothing like seeing your favorite band live and being surrounded by other devoted fans who know every word to every song. 



My horoscope that day said "Tonight: Surprises mark your interactions." As we were leaving the show, the band's assistant asked if we wanted to come hang out with them. Um... yes!



We ended up sitting around a fire with the band before they left for their next city. Stephan Jenkins gave me audition tips and even taught me some Kung Fu (haha!) I really appreciated his willingness to answer a few questions I had about the band and their upcoming album as well as his interest in what I do. He even asked for my critique of the show as a fellow performer. It is a great show by the way and a perfect kickoff to summer. Go see them! 



Brad and I chatted briefly about the show and the fact that his grandma lives in the same city in Florida as us! 



They are such a nice group of guys. I definitely blurted out that their music has been the soundtrack to my life. Cheesy, but so so true. 


Sweaty concert hair : o

My 3rd Third Eye Blind show was the best one yet. I can't wait to get the new album, Dopamine, on June 16th and see them again soon!



Shout-out to Colin for inviting us.