Thinking we still would get in the middle of the opener, we were just happy to know we wouldnt be missing the main reason we came to Richmond. Once we got there, there were a lot of people coming in at the same time as us. Did we read the ticket wrong? We walked in and the opener wasnt even on stage. The concert had been pushed back half an hour and we were delighted. What we were delighted about was that it was a standing show. Jason is a foot taller than me, and Im short – finding a place where both of us could see was a hard task. We walked around, stopped, got pushed around, moved again, got pushed some more and I told Jason we have to go up stairs, this was just not okay. Upstairs was a large balcony, good for a short gal like myself. We found this spot that was center stage and so I went to get us some drinks. When I came back with the New Castle and Coke (I’ll let you guess who got what) there was a girl in my spot. I give Jason a look in which he says “Shes new.” Yeah shes new and in my spot! What the heck! She was my height in heels and the guy with her was Jason’s height. I was a bit annoyed so when he left to get them drinks, I snuck into his spot. Problemed solved! When he came back though, he tried to get back to his spot. No way buddy, this is mine! The gal, who I have named “Jane”, said to me “How about you and I stand next to each other and the guys stand behind us. Can we all see that way?” I could of not been more surprised or thrilled with Jane; she was a gift from God. After I said “Why cant every concert goer by like you!” We exchanged pleasantries as we waited for Glen and Marketa to come on. Once they did, was just so surreal. Just couldnt believe they were actually on the stage in front of me singing these songs I adore. Apparently the couple to the left of me felt the same and sang the song they just sung between the talking and story telling. That is one of my favorite parts of a concert, hearing the stories behind a song I have grown to love. So, when this dude keep singing the song once it was done I was really annoyed. Why cant every concert goer be as awesome as Jane and “David” (thats what I call her guy). I can tell you all about the worries the couple to the left of me were having about his parents being there and not liking the show and what should they do, because they talked about it ALL NIGHT. You do not go to concerts to talk the whole come, you come to listen. Do you know what else you dont do at concerts? Pay good money then drink so much that you are a loud drunk that even Glen wants you to shut up! And when he does ask you to shut up, really, you are going to give him the middle finger? Wow. Thanks for that to stick with them about Americans.
Besides the horrible concert goers, which I could get on a real soap box about, the concert was so wonderful. Marketa had a cold, so she wasnt on the stage the whole night. At the start of the show they gave each other a kiss that was so sweet to see. Jason said it well, we waited and wanted durning the movie for them to kiss, so was almost seeing the happy ending we had really wished for. They played all but one song that I hope they would play. “Fallen from the Sky” is a bit too electronic for the softer sound they were playing. Glen even played “Hoover Sucker Guy” as a request from the crowd, after he said “Its the two second song that gets requested instead of the ones that were labored over for years.” He talked about their night winning an Academy Award, how unreal it is even now all that has happened. He told the stories behind them and Marketa played a new song. At one point Glen was wondering if the bar served Guinness since he hadnt had one in the states yet. An Irish voice shouted from the crowd “Dont do it!” Besides the drunk fans, the crowd was pretty great, singing along to the songs when Glen asked us too. It was sad to see the night end, but it was worth even the late drive home that got us back into town at 3am.