Sunday, December 14, 2008

Snow Patrol @ House of Blues 12.13.08

I'm not even gonna try to hide how stuck I've felt lately. I have about three weeks worth of shows I need to catch up on and despite the amount of free time I have these days, I have not written about much of anything lately. It isn't that I haven't been out, its just that I've been a bit blocked up when it comes to writing. I will eventually post all the pictures from the past few weeks, but for right now, I'd rather just post the pictures from tonight. And really the only reason I want to write now is because I felt extra special tonight thanks to, the House of Blues, Jeff, and Cornerstone Publicity.

Let me rewind and say that I've been a huge fan of Snow Patrol since Kristian gave me their first CD a few years ago. I can say that they are one of the few bands that has brought me to tears...I mean who could not cry after that whole scene during Grey's Anatomy...yes, I'm a sap. I got to see them on my birthday at House of Blues, then again at the Open Air Theater, where, singing along at the top of my lungs, I cried my eyes out.

When the opportunity came to see them tonight at the House of Blues, I was all over it, but still had this feeling like it wouldn't come through. I'll skip all the issues I've had in the past and just say that tonight was incredible. I don't even know how to write about the show without feeling like I'm completely bragging so I'll just say that we got wristbands that gave us choice balcony seats, an open bar, and I was the only person in the photo pit. (Dear Santa, I would like a bitchin camera and to feel worthy of photo priveleges.)

I thought Snow Patrol would bring me to tears, as they did both times I saw them in the past, but I was too giddy about this show. The way everything worked out, I felt like I was living someone else's life for the night. There really is no other way to describe it except that I don't ever take nights like this for granted. It only helps that Snow Patrol can sell out stadiums but still act like they're a little band just begging to be loved. The stage banter is humble and they reach out to every fan in the room, acknowledging all of us who crumble and clap and sing along to every word.

All that are the photos from the night.
First, the setlist:

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The rest of the pictures if you click 'keep on reading'.

1 comment:

Dagart said...

Great pics, you're always VIP with me!