Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Shinedown/Three Days Grace/ POD concert review, pics, and video.

I went to go see POD, Three Days Grace, and Shinedown on 3-23-13. I've been meaning to get my pics and videos online.. but I finally had a day off to do it!!!
First off... if you ever get a chance to see any of the above mentioned bands, GO!!!!!!!
I had waited years and years to see Three Days Grace, and then right after I buy this ticket, the lead singer leaves the band... So I was heartbroken.  I didn't know how they were going to cope without Adam. He has such a distinctive voice. So heading to the show, I wasn't that excited..... I know that sounds awful... but you never know how bands are going to be when they replace a member...
I had already seen POD once at Uproar festival last August.  They are great! Not for everyone.... I know.. but great! Especially when they sing "Youth Of The Nation." I get goosebumps everytime.  They are a Christian rock/punk band. So they have great messages to their songs if you're listening. Worth a see!

Three Days Grace came on... and right away, the new lead singer (Matt from My Darkest Days) BLEW ME AWAY!!!! He's this little tiny guy. But he is kick ass.  He went out there and gave a 1000%! I mean he's a maniac on stage, in the best way!!! He kept doing these swirly jumps all over. I thought he was gonna fall down and break a leg. hahaha!!! He didn't... he was awesome tho. And he had great chemistry with the band (he's brothers with one of the members) and you could just feel it. The crowd was going nuts. It was amazing. They were so grateful for his help and he was so humbled when they mentioned it on stage. It was adorable!! i wanted to pinch his crazy little cheeks.
Overall amazing band. Go see them. Seriously!!!!!!!

Shinedown.  This was my 3rd time seeing them. The last time I seen them was at Uproar Festival as well.  They BLEW me away that night. It was an outside show, which I love and they let out such a love-filled atmosphere with their music. I had chills that show. It's one of those times that you just feel like you belong somewhere. And it's perfect and you wouldn't change a thing about it.
In Wichita, they did it again.  All the power in their music blows through. The crowd loved it, I loved it. It was amazing.  I had chills. They almost had me in tears when "Bully" came on... not a song to cry to... but they had a video playing in the background about a girl that was bullied... and at the end, she committed suicide. It was powerful. And that was the last song they played! Talk about ending the show on a .. POWERFUL note.
Brent always makes you say hi and high five the people you're standing next to. He constantly says "Be Good to each other!" They are just so full of love. You can just feel it in the air. It amazes me, really.  As cheesy as it sounds, I just walk away from the experience, feeling purely magical.  It's one of those things that's so hard to explain, unless you're there. So you better go!!!!!!! Please go.  I'm telling you, it's more than music. It's like spiritual.
I think their show can be summed up by their very own lyrics:

"Put your hands in the air 
If you hear me out there 
I've been looking for you day and night 
Shine a light in the dark 
Let me see where you are 
'Cause I'm not gonna leave you behind 

If I told you that you're not alone 
And I show you this is where you belong 
Put your hands in the air 
One more time "

I couldn't have said it better than myself..... perfect.
But the reason I am making this blog, is to review the show. AMAZING.. and post some pics and a video.
Now the video is of Shinedown's "The Crow and the Butterfly".  Which is a song that is very dear to my family. As my older sister has had 2 stillborn births.  It's just one of those songs that you listen to and it's about the death of a child, and it just hits home.  So when they started to play it, I got my camera out and took a video and prayed my battery wouldn't die in the middle. It didn't! but I wanted to get it on video for my sister and her husband. And for my nephews in heaven, Peyton and Jaxson.  I hope you enjoy the song as much as we do.  

Ok pictures and video!!! 

Brent said he wanted to see the stars... So we became stars.

pyrotechnics on Three Days Grace. you could feel that heat!

beautiful shot of Shinedown

POD. don't know why it's so dark! haha 

crowd going crazy for Three Days Grace

drum solo, Three Days Grace. AMAZINGGG.

BEAUTIFUL!!! good stuff. Shinedown

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