Sunday, August 30, 2009

Collective Soul

"I hope when I'm that age I'm still going to concerts!"
- Me, 15 years ago.

On Thursday my husband and I drove into downtown DC for a concert at the 9:30 Club. I was feeling a little out of my element. The last time I saw a show there was over 10 years ago. Were we going to be the oldest ones there? Was I dressed right? Were we going to get looks all night? etc...

Only Collective Soul could have lured me into a club in the city for a show. I've been seeing them play live since I was in college (over a decage ago!), and every time I see them I fall in love all over again. The band brings so much energy! And they have a way of making you feel like not only are you part of the best audience they've ever played for, they're playing for you personally.

I love it when a band smiles a lot at the crowd!

Collective Soul isn't cocky or vain, they don't act like we're lucky to see them play or they're tired of playing the same songs. It's more like a big sing-along with a bunch of friends. I am pretty sure they treat each show and each crowd like it's the best night of the whole tour for them.

Nothing else measures up to a Collective Soul concert. If you get a chance to see them, do it!

If you don't know who they are, check out these songs. Sound familiar? I know you know them. :)

Shine - Hints, Allegations and Things Left Unsaid
The World I Know - Self titled
December - Self titled
Listen - Disciplined Breakdown
Heavy - Dosage

If you like those, try a few of these too:

Gel - Self titled
Skin - Blender
Better Now - Youth
Disciplined Breakdown - Disciplined Breakdown
Tremble for my Beloved - Dosage (also in the Twilight soundtrack)
Energy - 7year Itch (greatest hits)
All That I Know - Afterwords

Although I went to the concert feeling a little old, I left feeling young again. I am "that age and still going to concerts."

And I'm so glad.

First photo found via google images is HERE
Collective Soul tour dates HERE


Becky said...

It sounds like you had a great time. I'm glad that you got to go to the concert! We are getting really excited to see you soon!

Lynzee said...

The 6th time really is just as great as the first. Here's to seeing them in the next 15 years!

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