The show was shorter but the venue was much better than when we saw them in Chicago at The Aragon. They still interacted with the crowd just like in Chicago and they still played their songs with amazing energy and spirit. This was the last show of their North American tour, and possibly their entire Eyes Open tour (with the exception of Lollapalooza), but their level of fatigue did not show.
- Front man Gary Lightbody verbally ravaged a couple that was sitting down in the second row. Everyone cheered.
- I had the best seat in the house, front row, center stage, and could read the tattoo on the bass player’s arm.
- The bass player handed my wife his pick. Notice I didn’t say he threw it and she got lucky and caught it. He actually saw her reach towards him, stopped playing in the middle of a song, bent down, and literally handed her his pick.
- Last but not least, we hung out with the guys from Snow Patrol after the show at The Rathskellar and I got my ticket stub signed by the keyboardist, bass guitarist, and drummer.
In summary, it happened again: I grew to be an even bigger fan of Snow Patrol by seeing them live. Now if only I could get front row tickets to Coldplay. And hang out with them after the show at MacNiven’s.