To round out my busy weekend last weekend, was the SafetySuit concert at Manchester Community College Saturday night. I had kind of seen them perform once before, last summer at the Collective Soul show - they were the second opener after Ryan Star performed. And since I had really only gone to the show to see Ryan, I didn't pay attention to their set much, if at all. I had heard their single, Stay, and my friend Heather told me to get their album because it was good. And she was right. I picked it up and loved it immediately. From then on, I was adamant to get to a show and see these guys live.
I had missed out twice earlier in the year - I just couldn't make the January show at the Paradise work for me logistically, and then didn't get to the Mohegan Sun show because it was a Friday night and a bit of a drive (It was dumb of me to not suck it up and go, I admit it now), so when I heard they were playing Manchester Community College's Spring Bash, I got tickets, and with Lisa and Christy in tow, we headed north.
Crash • Something I Said • Down • Annie • I am Beautiful (an interlude that seemed kind of spontaneous) • Anywhere But Here • Find A Way • The Moment • Someone Like You • Stay • Apology • Encore: • What If (kind of spontaneous (acoustic) w/ just Doug on stage) • You Don't See Me • Gone Away
During Annie, Doug was talking about how the ladies are beautiful, and told us that we should always love what we are when we look in the mirror and not to let anyone tell us otherwise. It's what led into the 'I am Beautiful' interlude. It was a really powerful moment. Words can't really and fully describe what it meant to me, and Annie now has a different and powerful meaning to me. The band has such energy when they're on stage - especially Dave! He is insane on stage, always jumping around and running all over the place. I'm really not sure where he gets the energy he does and he gets absurd air.
I'm so glad I was able to get to this show. I will never miss a show locally, and if there's a chance for me to see them in my travels, I absolutely will. I feel lucky to be a part of the final show for the Life Left To Go album and can't wait to see what the new album and tour holds. I recommend picking up the album and going to see them if you have a chance. They're taking a break from the road to record the new album, but once it comes out, they'll be back on the road. And it'll be a whole new chapter, that I can't wait to be a part of.