Concerts in the Fillmore (Part deux) – Switchfoot
We have covered a couple of concerts on here before:
The Fillmore is where I have been seeing concerts lately. It is the premier music venue in downtown Silver Spring, MD. Check them out on facebook and you should check out their website if you are anywhere near!
So I love concerts. I am already looking at my favorite bands to see if they will be on a European tour next summer so I can catch them on location! I mean how cool would it be to see the wombats in some dive bar in Liverpool? The correct answer is very.
So last month I saw Switchfoot at the Fillmore. Switchfoot is one of those bands that I know all of their big songs (as does most of America) but I have never actually listened to any full albums. I’ve always liked Switchfoot, but it’s like the Neon Trees; i like a few of their songs, but am content with what I know.
The band that opened up for Switchfoot was Paper Route. They were pretty good. I had never heard of them but they were entertaining and a good band to open for Switchfoot. When Switchfoot finally did take the stage, they did a fantastic job in using the lights and playing with silhouettes.
I was really impressed by Switchfoot live. It was probably one of the best (quality, energy, creativity) shows I have seen. John Foreman, the lead singer and guitar player, was a rock star and a beach-bum rolled into one.
And then at one point in time, John jumped down off the stage, walked through the crowd, and climbed on the sound system in the back! I have never seen anyone do this before. It was really cool and he finished out the song from the back, which I’m sure the sound tech loved!
The guy’s reaction behind John is priceless.
John climbing up on the sound booth cage.
Finishing song from the crowd.
It was an awesome show. These guys have been playing together for a long time now, and their on stage chemistry is very apparent. Check out this clip from John in the crowd.
Overall, if you get a chance to see Switchfoot live, take it. They’ve been around long enough that their show wasn’t on the expensive end, but they are a quality band with good music. And as with August Burns Red, if you get a chance to see a show in the Fillmore, you won’t be disappointed!