Last Wednesday I had one of the best days I’ve ever had. My favorite person and I drove up to Nashville because we had tickets to see one of my all time favorite bands, Dashboard Confessional.
Before the concert, we spent most of the day at the zoo, then had dinner at the pub connected to the venue. Zoo was great, got to pet a kangaroo. Food was great, ate really good sandwiches.
Then we went to the show.
The openers were both really good. They were both local Nashville bands. Dashboard was phenomenal. They played most of my favorite songs and some new ones, which I never expected to happen. I think I really just thought that Dashboard was over. That’s definitely not true.
One of my favorite parts of the show though, happened to be the conversations I overheard. Most of the people in the audience seemed to be talking about the music on an educated level, like it mattered. They talked about the stage presence and sound quality and the musicians. And later, we did too.
I like experiencing music. I like it more than just listening to it. I’m going to make an effort to make shows like these more of a priority in the future. Be enveloped in it.