Free Tickets at the Last Minute

On November 16, 2004 I woke up and went to work. One of my co-workers asked me when I walked past her “Do you want to go to a Counting Crows concert tonight in NYC? The tickets are free my husband won them and I do not want to go.” I called your Dad and he was of course in, I am pretty sure your Dad would not turn down a concert ticket. In fact his blog (today he wrote about this concert too) is built completely by using his hundreds of concert tickets as reference points for memories and blog posts.

So that night we headed to the city for what we were surprised to say was on of the best concerts we ever went to. I have been to concerts with bands I love and there were many great ones in that collection but this one had the absolute lowest expectation and blew me out of the water.

Adam Duritz played his heart out and drank his heart out. Your Dad and I were amazed at how much he drank and still played a great concert. We were on the floor right in front of them while they played. It felt like it was a show just for me and your Dad.

They basically played the August and Everything Thereafter, their famous CD (will you even know what I am talking about when I refer to a CD). I cannot really explain how great it was but now when I hear a song by Counting Crows I think of that night. In fact when your Dad and I went on our honeymoon we brought that CD with us (and left it there).

Lesson to Learn

  • You never know when you will have one of those night that you will remember for a long time.
  • Do not pass up free concert tickets
  • When you get older and we drive cross-country you will understand why at some point you will listen to that entire CD and we will explain to you what a CD is too.

What is the best concert you ever went to?

Here is the you tube video of the ENTIRE concert!! Viva la internet!



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5 responses to “Free Tickets at the Last Minute

  1. Thats soo cool! They are one of my favorite bands!

  2. What a great concert to experience. Sounds like a blast!

  3. Cool. Nice that they were free.

  4. abqmurphy

    I think I’ll just let the video play while I read the rest of the posts. 🙂

  5. Yes. Never turn down free tickets! I love seeing different things.

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