Let’s Go To A Show

I’ve been to a lot of concerts and I don’t know if I could even list them all if I tried. I do, however, remember the best. Last night I saw Feist in concert and it was amazing. It landed at #3 on the list of performers that I’ve seen live. Who are my top two, you ask? Well I’ll share!

1 // Mumford and Sons

Adam and I saw Mumford and Sons right as they got popular. We bought the tickets for $5/each and experienced the most amazing, intimate performance along with only 200 people. We literally stood on the stage of the theater facing sideways while they played. After they were finished the audience sang their songs loudly and they returned to play a few more. Marcus Mumford said quietly, “No one has ever serenaded us with our own songs before.” I think I cried three times during that concert. So beautiful. Also, sorry for the crappy iPhone photo. I obviously didn’t know what I was doing back in 2010.

2 // Coldplay

A lot of people hate on Coldplay and I don’t really tolerate it. I’ve loved Coldplay since I was 14 when my high school chose “Yellow” as their prom song. I wasn’t even old enough to go to prom but I remember downloading all their songs off Limewire and since then I’ve seen them perform in Noblesville, Alpine Valley, Louisville, Chicago (3x), Cleveland, and I’ll be taking my younger siblings to see them in Chicago this summer. ONE performance lands at #2 and that’s the Alpine Valley show. This concert was amazing for multiple reasons: we stood front row in the pit (ahem…that is me in the bright blue shirt with my arms stretched out), Chris Martin took my picture, AND THEN I GOT THE PICTURE. Oh and the night before we saw them in Indiana. And I got one of their drumsticks. Eighteen year old Allie was freakin’ out.

3 // Feist

I love everything about Feist. Her voice, her style, her personality. Gosh, sounds like I have a girl crush. Her newest album, Metals, is one of my favorites from the past few years. Something about it feels too familiar (in a good way) and her live performance last night was excellent. I really adore musicians that bring their album to life. I actually kind of hate it when an artist performs and it sounds exactly like their album. She has practically reinvented some of her old songs and I was so sad when it all ended.

What performances would make your top 3? Any fun concerts planned for this summer? I’m going to see Beach House in July and then Coldplay in August. And hopefully a few in between.

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Comments (20)

  • I’m not sure I’ve been to enough to make a proper top three list! I really enjoyed Michael Buble but I’m a sucker for swing music, and Lady Gaga was definitely worth the extortionate price – what a show! Would love to see her again but not sure the budget will stretch!

    • I’ve heard Lady Gaga’s sets and costumes are amazing! She really has such a good voice. Thanks for sharing, Amy! Lovin your blog!

  • Felicia

    My top 3 would probably be David Bazan, Four Year Strong, and The Maine. They are always consistently amazing, and I always have a great time at their shows.

  • Top three? Definitely Coldplay (their Viva La Vida tour) I’m with you- people hate on them- but they were one of my first loves and have yet to disappoint. Next, probably one of The Civil War’s shows- I caught them several times at small intimate venues before they blew up- and they are marvelous live. And last, but definitely not least, I drove to Detroit and back (from Ohio) with a few friends one night to see Sigur Ros play. Ah-mazing. Gorgeous. Unforgettable.

    • Ah Sigur Ros is on my list of concerts to go to! So glad to hear that you loved it. And I also thought The Civil Wars were phenomenal vocally. I did – however – think their chemistry on stage could be a little awkward but they are so stinkin’ talented.

      And yay for Coldplay love!

      • Yeah- the chemistry is a bit odd… I just have to tell myself that they’re acting a part, that its theatrics. Ha.

        But Sigur Ros- seriously. If you ever have the chance. Go. Breathtaking.

  • Oh my god! I was at that Mumford & Sons concert too. Also right at the stage. So damn good. Such a fabulous experience. Last night was fun too!

  • um, all three of those shows look amazing!

    my top three {in no particular order} would probably be the yeah yeah yeahs, damien rice, and….usher. it was so much fun!

    • OMG. I used to loooove Usher. Definitely had a poster on my door when I was in junior high/high school. I would LOVE to see the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. So jealous! Karen O is amazing.

  • that girl can ROCK! she’s really gone back to her punk rock roots … i saw her four years ago and then this past august – totally different stage presence and i loved it!

  • 1. Brand New

    2. Mastodon

    3. The Killers

    I love Feist. She covered a Mastodon song, you know. Because she has excellent taste in music. ;)

  • Yes! My roommate and I just bought tickets for The Lumineers and Cake at Red Rocks in July! And my sister and I are going next weekend to see Green River Ordinance, I’m super excited, it’s been so long since I’ve been to a concert!

  • I love Coldplay too! I saw them last summer and they were amazing in concert. It’s hard to pick a top 3! U2 would definitely be in there, and then I’d probably pick Something Corporate/ Jack’s Mannequin, and maybe Taking Back Sunday :)

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