Thursday, June 23, 2011
Good-bye Spring, Hello Train
I still can't believe that I got to see Train! They were the closing act last Saturday night for our first ever Show Me Music Festival weekend concert series. I gave up an arm and a leg for a 3-day pass just so I could be there to see Train. I was a bit upset the next month when 1-day passes suddenly became available. Oh well, at least I was there and ever so close to the stage.
Unfortunately, I did not catch the hat when Pat Monahan threw it into the crowd, but I will nonetheless see that he is immortalized in his "cowboy" moment. Most of the concert was country music; Train was the major exception. In a nod to the country music majority he donned a cowboy hat and quickly sang a country-style song of which I didn't understand a word but thoroughly enjoyed anyway.
Then came the bad news...a storm was fast approaching and, with the Joplin destruction fresh in mind, Train was given time to sing only three more songs and then, for the safety of the concert goers and and performers, the concert would have to be cut short. I was crushed, to put it mildly! We barely had an hour with them and then they were gone. They sang "Drops of Jupiter" last, then quickly left the stage. As the crowd drifted away the lightning began to flash and the tornado sirens began to sing. Having seen a tornado up close a few years ago, I take the warnings very seriously. Still, if only Train had been able to finish the concert...