I went with a friend of mine to see "City and Colour" tonight at Cain's Ballroom in Tulsa. I was blown away! Dallas Green sounds amazing live, and his band is incredible. They sound even better live than they do on the albums.
Here are a few things I learned tonight from this show. (Because taking mental notes, and now apparently physical notes, of shows is the only way to live.)
1. Communicate well (and nicely) with the person running sound for you. The band that opened for City and Colour tonight left something to be desired in this area...
2. Sing some of your old songs too. Dallas Green sang some songs from his very first album, and I thought that was really cool because the people who have been following his career (and even the people who recently discovered his music) definitely appreciated it.
3. Try to have as short of a turn around as you can between acts. Openers have always been intended to get the crowd warmed up, fired up, and ready to have a good time! In the last few shows I've gone to, however, there has been a 30 minute to an hour break between each act! Don't leave us hanging like that guys! We are ready to go!
4. Note to self: Never stop letting yourself be an audience member. There is a lot to be learned from watching others do what you want and love to do.
Anyway, it was a great night, and I really enjoyed getting to hear(and kind of see because I'm too short to get a really good view) City and Colour tonight!
Stay Tuned for another post tomorrow!