Well tonight (that is, October 1st), Jess, Meta the Beta, and I went to Hammerstein Ballroom in Manhattan to see The Script, the day after their fourth album No Sound Without Silence was released.
The opening band was good (they played Steve Earle's "Galway Girl," which was pretty sweet), the bathroom line was short, the people who sat in our seats while we went to the bathroom left as soon as Jess glared at them, and The Script were amazing, as usual. They started with "Paint The Town Green," which will probably be my new St. Patrick's Day song.
It only got better as it went on. They played a mix of new songs and older songs, all performed so damn well and with so much energy. My favorite thing they did was---the lead singer, Danny, asked someone to call their ex right then. A girl in the front gave Danny her phone, which was apparently ringing to her ex Niall. "Shit, he's named Niall. I hope he isn't in One Direction."
Danny then proceeded to sing "Nothing" while holding the phone. Now, I doubt the ex was on the line the entire time, but the entire crowd still yelled a cheery "'Bye 'bye asshole!" at the end of the song.
I mean, look, I'm tone deaf, too, but I don't sing that loudly at concerts. And I tend not to forget lyrics once I've learned them. It's a bizarre talent.
The Script's songs are unabashedly pop, hooky, with good beats and they are super energetic, charismatic performers. But I like their lyrics because while the song may sound happy and poppy, the lyrics aren't necessarily on the happy side ("Breakeven") but then, they can be really moving ("The Man Who Can't Be Moved," "If You Could See Me Now") and in other songs, they are encouraging and optimistic and celebratory and I feel pumped and am dancing.
All I can say is, to quote from a couple of their songs: "We'll remember this night when we're old and gray/'Cause in the future, these will be the good ol' days."
EPIC #Twitpic #NoSoundWithoutSilence #thescriptfamily https://t.co/7vsYZXU8Oa
— the script (@thescript) October 2, 2014
So, what's your favorite band? What was the last concert you went to?