Monday, August 10

Blue October!!

July 28th was the Salt Lake stop on Blue October's Crazy Making tour. Laura and Misty got there early so that we would have a prime spot in the line. The concert was at Salt Air which is in the middle of nowhere and it was hotter than hades so it was a big sacrifice for them to get there as early as they did. I am so glad that they did. We ended up right up against the barricade- yay!!!!

The show was fantastic! The opening band was Longwave. They were ok, I won't be buying their cd but they weren't bad.

The second act was Switchfoot. I only knew two of their songs but I really enjoyed them. They were great! I'll definitely be make a stop at I-tunes soon.

Then the moment came that we had been waiting for- Blue October!!!!!

What a phenomenal show! These guys are so talented, I'm in awe.

I've been trying to figure out how to explain my love for Blue October. They are not really the kind of group that I usually obsess over. I mean before Blue October the last concerts I've been to were Josh Groban and Michael Buble for crying out loud.

I first heard of Blue October from Stephenie Meyer's playlists that she publishes about each book she writes. I fell in love with those songs as they related to the Twilight series but didn't have any of their other stuff. After I saw Justin Furstenfeld perform on the Breaking Dawn tour I was hooked. I came home and bought all of their cd's. I can now quote their lyrics and read/watch every interview that surfaces.

I read an article once where Justin Furstenfeld was talking about his Twilight fans and he stated "It showed me that you don’t have to be broken to be a Blue October fan.” Now I hate to disagree with the master (Justin) but I see it a little differently. I think that we all are broken. Some of us are broken in very obvious, very visible ways like drug abuse or mental illness. But some of us are broken in less visible ways such as self esteem issues, family drama or so many other little things that can break us. I think that Blue October's music speak to the broken part in all of us. How many of us can't connect with Ugly Side, Independently Happy or Should Be Loved? Even if the lyrics were written about a different situation they are still applicable in my life. I know it sounds cheesy but their music touches me in a way that I simply can't describe. I'm not sure if that makes sense but I'm not eloquent enough to explain it any other way.

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Bonnie the Boss said...

I am glad you had fun!

Janelle said...

I think you described it really well.