I don’t know if I mentioned booking tickets a few months ago to see the band Train in concert here in London. They’ve been one of my favorite bands since I was 15 or 16 and I’m a total fan-girl but I’ve never had the chance to see them live. Last night was the concert, their first in London in several years, and I have to say that that was probably the best concert I’ve ever been to. Even N, who only knew a song or two, had a fantastic time.
The lead singer, Pat Monahan, was very animated and got the audience involved in every single song. He looked like he genuinely enjoyed what he was doing, which I can’t say for all the bands/artists I’ve seen (Hanson, surprisingly being one of the ones that didn’t seem to enjoy themselves). Monahan got people up on stage dancing, he crowd surfed and even left the stage to walk amongst the crowd while singing “Marry Me” (albeit with his bouncers, but still). I absolutely loved it. To top it all off MTV was there filming the concert for their show World Stage… can’t wait for that to come out.
When Monahan started singing “When I Look to the Sky” with just a piano and no microphone, everyone cheered and I got chills. It was such a raw and intimate moment and a definite change from the playfulness surrounding the rest of the performance.
The pinnacle of the concert for me was the encore when the band reemerged from backstage to play “Drops of Jupiter”, a song I’ve always been in love with. I’ve never heard so many people singing the same song all the way through at the same time. It was AMAZING! During the encore, Train also filmed their next music video for a Christmas song called “Shake it up Christmas”. Very cool!
N and I booked tickets for the second tier seats as we’d both been working all day and figured we’d rather sit down than fight for space in front of the stage on the floor. Best decision ever. We were in the first row and had a fantastic view (as you’ll see from the photos).
Drops of Jupiter
I Got You
When I Look to the Sky
She’s On Fire
X – S.