Counting Crows & Matchbox 20

After work today, I met Anthony in downtown. He was going to drive us out to Keybank Pavilion.  I was excited for the concert. It took us awhile to get from Downtown to Keybank. Once we got to Keybank, the drive to a parking spot was bumper to bumper. I didn’t care about the opener, but I didn’t want to miss the first act, which was the Counting Crows.

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When we finally got parked, and showed the event staff our tickets, we grabbed Chickie and Pete’s crab fries. I never had them before. They were so good. We shared them, and ended up getting another one. I bought nachos and a drink. The nachos were horrible and the cheese was cold. The fries were better.
While we were in line, we heard Counting Crows start up. I went up the lawn and took a seat and waited for Anthony. The lead singer of the Crows looks the same pretty much a bit older, and bit fatter, but still sounds the same. When Anthony approached me, he had me hold the fries, while he laid the towels down. I was excited to just chill at a concert. I haven’t done that, ever. This was going to be a chill concert. The Crows played all their hits; Omaha, Colorblind, Mr. Jones, Rain King, Big Yellow Taxi, etc. They played some I wasn’t familiar with, but it was good to hear them live.
After their set, we got ready for Matchbox 20. We met up with Shelley and Rebecca. I went to high school with Rebecca. She was in my ex’s class. It was weird to see her at first, because she knew me, when I was with Bryan, and it is weird for me a little, but it was good to see her and hang out with Shelley. Shelley and Anthony are so funny.
When Matchbox 20 came on, they referenced Starlake. Keybank Pavilion, used to be Starlake, so it is cool that he referenced it and still calls it Starlake. I am sure everyone does. They played all their hits too, and a few new songs, but my favorite was seeing and hearing them play, “Push.” I remember that music video coming out in ’96 or ’97. I saw it on vh1 when it first came out. I loved it then. Rob Thomas is still good looking.
After they played 3am, we left and got a head start on getting out of the parking lot. They had two more songs left to play in their encore, and we didn’t care about them. We made it out the parking lot by 11:00pm. It was awesome!
On the way home, we played Spice Girls and sang at the top of our lungs like always. Then we played the Burlesque soundtrack. He dropped me off around 11:30pm. I hugged him goodbye and thanked him. I was going to be so tired in the morning.

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