Tomorrow night Bethany and I are headed down to the Soiled Dove Underground for an acoustic evening with Five For Fighting, one of my favorite artists. As we thought about it, we realized that this will be the first concert we’ve been to since July of 2008. This will be a great show to quench our concert thirst. Looking back at a post I wrote in 2005 (coincidentally this post was triggered by my first date with Bethany) that ranked my top concerts, the Five For Fighting acoustic evening ranked #2 in my top 5 concerts list. I hate to quote myself, but it best summarizes why I’m excited about this show:
For those of you who haven’t heard Five For Fighting beyond "Superman" and "100 Years" – you’re really missing out. John Ondrasik is definitely one of my favorite musicians of all time, and I had been in love with Five For Fighting for almost 2 years at that point. So when I heard that he was having an acoustic show I jumped at the chance to get tickets (which weren’t selling very fast at all). I roped a few of my friends from church to come down to the show. My friend Fred and I ended up sitting in the 2nd row and we were like 8 feet away from John Ondrasik! I had never been to the Blue Bird before, but it is TINY! – 150 people, max. And he we were in an awesome intimate concert setting hearing all of these awesome songs and raw passion that John put into playing each of them. He gave us a little bit of piano, a little bit of guitar and a lot of amazement. I wasn’t sure how my friends were going to react to the show, but when we walked out they were blown away as well. Then one of my friends asked me "How did you manage to get tickets to that?!? To see someone acoustic and small as that – you have to know the band personally". I still find it funny [Back in 2005]
It doesn’t look like I’ll be able to bring a camera (which is a real bummer), but I’ll definitely offer my thoughts after the show on Monday.