Well, doors were supposed to open at 5 so I showed up around 3:30 with my friend Chris
It was an excellent day--77 degrees and sunny! We were about the 20-25th in line.
Then doors opened unexpectantly at 4:30!!! Crazy!
Even more surprisingly, Reubens Accomplice took the stage at 5! I felt sooo bad because there were about 100 people there to see them play their 4 songs...they were excellent, but I wish they had stayed on longer!
I thought that it was great that each band had several other band members come on and play a few songs throughout the entire concert.
Then it was Limbeck's turn to hit the stage! Thankfully more people had shown up by then and they had a few fans singing along to their songs.
Ok, how sweet are they--they used a harmonica. +50 points for Limbeck!
Sam and Schey came out for a song or two...and can I say that the bassist is freaking sweet? He was really rocking that bass...it was awesome
After a wonderful set from Limbeck, Steel Train took the stage
So they didn't go barefoot, but they wore socks...and what a fashion statement! He tucked his pants in to his socks...yes! Plus, I have never seen someone jump around as much as he does! I loved it.
Oops...I caught such a weird angle that it looks like he's eating the mic, haha
After Steel Train's energizing set, Piebald came on!
So he randomly climbed up on the the highest speaker and then threw off parachuting army men!
Then The Format took the stage!
Sold out show!
Despite Nate's hand being right in front of his eyes, I really like this picture
So I think that this has to by my all-time favourite picture of Nate!
I love it when they smile!
It's Caravan time!
So yeah, the concert was excellent! The music totally made up for the screaming girls near us... ("omg sam! I love you" "omg nate! you're hot!" "who's reuben? and are you his accomplice?" "OMG! Nate's spit just got on me!", etc) I love that The Format loves Michigan because Michigan loves them!
I was able to get one of the set lists (not too hard being front row center!)
So they didn't stick to the set list exactly. They didn't play matches or i'm actual and the songs were in a bit different order and such...but YES! They DID play Wind That Blows. I realize now that I should have taken video of it, but I was just enjoying it so much! I also got everyone but Marko to sign it! I'm really upset I never got Marko to sign it...I saw him when I was driving by the bus and I would have stopped, but there was traffic behind me, darn! And of course, I got the obligatory picture with Nate...AND SAM!
I asked Nate to make it a "fun" picture since the other two pictures I have with him we're both just smiling nicely, and that's just no fun anymore!
And although this picture is a bit blurry, it is QUITE the accomplishment! Third time's the charm...after 3 Format concerts I finally got to meet Sam and get a picture and what not...yay!
So I have a problem with NOT taking pictures at concerts, so I've got several more pictures...I uploaded all of the ones worthy to look at up on facebook, you're welcome to take a look!Album 1Album 2
And I took a video of the first 3 minutes of Snailshttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8CuG7_v4lYQ
I enjoyed the concert and got to talk to some pretty sweet people...I can't wait for the next album and the next tour!