First of all, a little about me. I love theater, animals and my friends and family. I’m 12 years old and this is the first major concert I ever went to. On top of that, it was three acts! So for a first concert, this one was AMAZING!!! Allen Stone opened with a short set and then Goo Goo Dolls came on. I got to hear all my favorites from Sirius XM. “Black Balloons” had dozens of black balloons bouncing around the audience, which was a lot of fun. I got to hit a few. “Slide” was really good and the first encore was “Iris” which was epic!
After a short intermission, Train hit the stage. The sound of a train filled the room and they started right into “Calling all Angels”. I loved this opening and it was my favorite non-song part. “50 ways to Say Goodbye” kicked off next with clips from the music video backing them up. It was awesome. In the middle of the set, Bruises was performed with Allen Stone taking on the female part, which Patrick Monahan said “wasn’t awkward at all”! THEN, the lead guitarist, who was a Tampa native, performed “Under Pressure” with Patrick and his bass player. It was my Dad’s favorite moment of the night and I loved it too. “Play that song” was my absolute favorite and I sang it all the way home.
I loved the lights, the constant video and effects above the band. This was a daddy daughter date with my Dad and he totally surprised me. The only song I missed was “Mermaid” which it doesn’t seem like they play much anymore. Train ended the night with “Drops of Jupiter” which was a great song for a great night.