Third Eye Blind Hits the
"Dragons & Astronauts"
Backstage Pass Special
by Debbie Seagle
to Part 1
The house lights
went down and the back lighting from the stage
began showing the silhouettes of the dudes that are 3EB as they emerged
from below the stage. I had asked my self, " Dude, is this a KISS show?"
Even the fact that they were playing to a sold out crowd for a second night
at this medium sized theatre couldn't keep the band from giving a show
that was larger than life. Once Stephen Jenkins stepped foot on stage he
owned the crowd. Against my will I found myself tapping my feet to the
beat of the music and enjoying songs I had never heard before. I'm a big
fan of live performance, I've seen scores of bands who sound great on disc
but are horrible live. 3EB is not one of them. The fans and even
non-fans, such as myself, got every penny's worth from this show.
3EB delivered a top notch, high energy performance.
I saw some serious
musical skills displayed by Arion Salazar, Brad Hargreaves, and Tony Fredianelli.
Tony looked totally comfortable for someone who was slid into this high
profile slot just before the start of a tour. The rhythm provided
by Arion and Brad gave him solid support to work with and along with Stephan,
their cohesion as a band was apparent.
She's right, these
guys aren't the semi-talented pop band I had previously perceived them
This certainly is
a change of heart on your part, isn't it? I thought you said they
were just a "doot, doot, doot" band?
finally got you off my back about not seeing Tonic live, now I am gonna
hear about how I was wrong about Third Eye Blind forever. O.K. they
aren't a "chick band". What the hell, I'll throw you a bone - I do trust
your taste in music most of the time, and I admit it, you were right and
I was wrong. It happens about once a decade or so.
I love being right
. . . stay tuned y'all, cause I will be catching up to Arion Salazar for
a great talk as they move further on down the road in Wonderland . . .
which in my reality is - the Rock N World!
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