Dude, I love concerts. Especially concerts where both the opening band and the main act are exceptional.
Sara has the voice of an angel. Seriously. She sang almost every song I wanted to hear (except “Fairytale“), but most importantly she sang “Love On The Rocks,” one of the best pop songs ever written. She also explained the story behind her hit, “Love Song.” If you haven’t heard it – apparently there was pressure from the record company to “fill out” the album and she kept coming in with song after song and they didn’t like them, and she started doubting herself as a songwriter, and she went back in the studio and tried to write a really really honest song and Love Song is what came out. Relisten to the lyrics from that perspective!
I was able to catch “Gravity” on my iPhone – and considering it was a cell phone recording to my work voicemail from the back of the venue (it took us forever to park so we barely made it in time), it actually sounds fairly good if you turn up the speakers. She literally gave me chills when she sang this song.
Gravity WAV File From Aimee’s Phone
And then Mr. Blunt came out. Looking fine. Danielle and I had seen him a few years ago, opening for Jason Mraz. It was just him and a guitar player then and we were impressed. Him and a full band is more impressive. I tell you, he is one of those singers that sound better live, that pull you into the song with the emotion of his voice.
And he ended the show with confetti. What’s more fun than that?
P.S. We looked up his history on Wikipedia as the car warmed up on the way home. I knew he had been in the army and in Kosovo, but seriously: read about his military career here. The guy is badass. Anyone who has been through that has earned the right to make sappy love songs.