Friday, September 19, 2008
Counting Crows / Maroon 5
Last night Paul and I went to the Counting Crows and Maroon 5 concert that was in Concord CA. We have both been looking forward to this show, more so Pal - he's a huge Crows fan - but we both really the music from both groups. I favor Maroon 5 more.
Going to a concert on Thursday night is rough, Paul was gone fro three days in Portland and just flew in last night before the show and I have had a grueling past two weeks at work on top of going to work sick because I am so busy I cannot afford to miss a day of work. So we were both pretty tired and left the house late.
We both had never been to Concord CA or to the venue that was hosting the concert - Sleep Train. We both decided that we would never go back to this venue for a few reasons - it's in the middle of nowhere Hoboken town and the organization on the parking was brutal - it left us in miles of traffic and we missed half of the Counting Crows performance.
What we did see of Counting Crows was impressive, I enjoyed seeing them live and my favorite song they sang was "Miami."
It was pretty chilly at Sleep Train but the venue was huge! We were both shocked at how many people were outside for the show and how nice the establishment was. We waited about 1/2 hour and then Maroon 5 took to the stage. They were awesome and the lead singer, Adam Levine, looked super hot.
He was looking anorexic about a year ago on TV but he gained some weight and looked very healthy. They played all of their hits and it was a great show. We did have to leave a bit early before they finished forecasting that the traffic would be crazy, so we missed a few of their hits - kind of sucks you have to do that but we would have been home after midnight if we stayed for the whole show.
All in all - great show, great music!