Yesterday morning one of my coworkers came around and said he had two free tickets to the Train concert that night in Charlotte. I’ve always been a planner and value my sleep. So a last minute mid-week concert totally goes against those two things. But I was feeling adventurous. Heck, it’s been a beautiful (i.e. relatively cool) summer, it was an outdoor concert, the line-up was good and the tickets were free. All positive things! So, my boyfriend and I decided to be spontaneous and head to the concert after work. It was just over an hour away at the Verizon Amphitheater and we arrived just as Gavin DeGraw was wrapping up his set.
The Script came on stage next. I like some of their songs but mostly I liked their Irish accents. Plus the guys were hilarious! It was fun because they still seemed kind of in awe of their fame and were really engaged with the crowd.
We sipped on Corona Lights (my first beer from a can!) and promptly texted a picture to my neighbor Blair who is a big fan of beer and teases me for my wine-snobbery ways. I knew she’d be so proud. 🙂 )
I wasn’t totally feeling beer despite the gorgeous evening. But alas, no wine at this event. However, in between The Script and Train I went to the restroom and stumbled upon Crispin on tap! Love that stuff!
Train put on a great show. I’m not a crazy huge fan, and while I don’t dislike their music and do really like a couple songs, they’re probably not a group I’d go out of my way to see. But, they put on a great show. They sounded awesome live which isn’t always true of performers! They also had a girl named Ashley Monroe perform a few songs with her and she was AWESOME! She is a country singer and I LOVED her voice. I’ll definitely be checking out more of her music.
I’m so glad we decided to be spontaneous. Some of the best memories aren’t planned; they just happen. And you just have to be open to letting life happen.
If you could pick any concert to go to, what would it be? I’d pick Garth Brooks or Coldplay. I’m sure there’s others but I’m too sleepy to think right now. We got home after midnight last night (waaaay past my bedtime) and it’s 10 PM right now and i’m about to crash. 🙂