The Gaslight Anthem
Last evening I went to see my favorite band play at Radio City Music Hall.
The Gaslight Anthem.
I’m not going to get into how amazing the show was. I wouldn’t do it justice. What I will do is talk about the lead singer and his take on playing Radio City Music Hall.
“We played in a lot of basements. I cannot put into words what it means for us to be here.”
His name is Brian Fallon and he seemed to have a real grasp as to how far the band had come. An appreciation for the band’s roots. It was refreshing to see.
Radio City is a good place to watch a show. Not as intimate as other venues, but you have plenty of space because of the assigned seating. Maybe it is a sign that I’m getting old (28 isn’t old, is it?), but the idea of being crammed into a small space with thousands of sweaty people just doesn’t have the same appeal that it did 8 years ago.
My seat was amazing. Second row. Center right. It was the closest I have ever been to the stage for a concert I wanted to be at. The person I bought the ticket from said that he only wanted face value for the ticket. He said it was good karma. Well buddy, I wish you 70 virgins in heaven worth of karma.
Here is a link to a YouTube clip from last night. You can see me in the second row – middle right if you look hard enough.
Yesterday was a good day.
In other news:
I got home from my business trip on Tuesday night and had an email from the editor of an online magazine. They liked the writing samples I sent about a week ago and asked me to submit some story ideas. I did and he liked all five of them. It was cool to work with an editor who wanted to tweak my ideas a little bit to make my ideas better. It had a component of intellectual stimulation to it that I think I otherwise lack in day to day activities.
So I’m excited to start writing for the magazine. I think that is pretty cool.