I have come to share some exciting bits of my past weekend that I’m sure will be cemented into my memory for the rest of my life. On Friday night, the fourth, I went to go watch The Script! Yes, the Irish rock band who are famous for their hits, The Man Who Can’t Be Moved, Superheroes, Breakeven and Rain.
Just looking at the venue from the outside was already building all sorts of excitement from inside me. I then walked into the gates of the arena and I was patted down, my ticket was scanned, and I proceeded past the hoards of people who were getting drinks for the show. It was really happening! The band that had formed an integral part of my personal soundtrack right through my life was in the same building as me.
I then went down a flight of stairs, and walked through one of the doors that lead out onto the floor of the arena. There was a blue haze of stage lights and a welcome from most of today’s pop hits through the speakers.
A couple of minutes passed and soon the house lights went dim and Danny, Mark, Glen and the band were literally behind the stage. They broke out onto the stage with their infectiously popular hit Superheroes and the most beautiful and appropriate stage decor. The very same songs I had become familiar with and had loved from early on were now being played right in front of me. Live! Just imagine feeling the base of those songs roaring through your feet!
The show seemed to fly past. Time really does dissipate when you’re having fun. The encore moment was one of my favourite parts of the show. The crowd screaming “We want more!” most certainly captured my exact thoughts and feelings. To which the guys came back and aptly played “No Good in Goodbyes”. They then finished the show off with a glorious rendition of “Hall of Fame”.
Personally I’d love to thank the guys from The Script for making such a memorable experience, they really had fantastic crowd control. They each made a grand effort with connecting with the audience, and Danny was just amazing for going to the people in the nosebleeds. Their Irish accents and confetti all over the arena were one of the two greatest highlights of the show for me. As an aspiring musician, it’s so encouraging to see bands like The Script who are so honest and real. It truly makes music even more enjoyable. I feel privileged to be part of this world and to have witnessed this.
I most definitely would love to see them again in concert if I get the chance, and maybe one day when I’m producing my own albums and going on concert tours I’ll be fortunate enough to meet the guys from The Script and maybe, just maybe work on a song or two.
Yours in Madness.
The Bohemian Poet