Thursday, October 2, 2014

The Script--No Sound Without Silence

The Script is one of my favorite bands--and a band that two of my best friends also like. They're basically an auto-buy for me. I've now been to four Script shows (one for each album). For whatever reason, The Script always seem to be in New York when their albums are released.

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. 


 



Also, I always love the sing along on "The Man Who Can't Be Moved."As the show went on and my friends and I were alternately singing along, trying to remember the chorus of the new songs, chair dancing, taking a few pictures and videos, we noticed that the very enthusiastic girls behind us were...well...getting louder as they sang along. Like, really loud. I was very amused by them, actually, because they were horribly tone deaf and they messed up the words every so often.

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."




So, what's your favorite band? What was the last concert you went to?

4 comments:

  1. Not bad! Haven't heard of them, but they sound like they're up my alley. I haven't been to a concert since I went to the one for Evanescence's second album! Hmm, 2008 or 9, I think.

    That's really cool about the phone call, too! Lol!

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    1. I think I have Evanescence's second album somewhere...

      But yeah, every Script show I've been to...I come out feeling awesome. And then some of their songs end up on playlists for my stories lol

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  2. I love the Script! I had no idea they were coming out with a new album. Thanks for the heads-up! My fave band is Parachute. I've followed them from the beginning of their music career and got to see them play twice so far.

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    1. Yay! Yeah, No Sound Without Silence came out on Tuesday. I haven't listened to the entire album yet, but there are definitely some new faves on it. They're so good live.

      I think I saw Parachute open for someone....umm...Kelly Clarkson, maybe? I like "She Is Love."

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