Back in March, I wrote a post about how much I love going to concerts and listening to live music. After seeing Maroon 5 at the Saddledome, I wasn't sure how I felt about "big stadium" concerts. I loved seeing Maroon 5 and being in the same building as the gorgeous Adam Levine, but it wasn't as intimate and "special" as the smaller venue concerts I had been to. And then I went and saw Mumford & Sons...
They played at the Saddledome too, and the show was absolutely sold out. In fact, when the tickets went on sale a couple of months ago they sold out in roughly one minute. Listening to their music, I just didn't think they were the "stadium" type. I felt like their concerts were meant to be in smaller venues with that personable touch. And I'm sure a concert like that with them would be spectacular, but the concert I went to Tuesday night with Katie, Sam, and Mollie was equally as mind blowing.
I have to take a minute and thank Cara and Amanda, two of the greatest friends, for introducing me to this beautiful band. Between listening to them in Cara's residence room in Vanier, to cruising through the state of Maine heading towards Vermont with Amanda, they began to grow on me. So much so that I downloaded their albums Sigh No More and Babel when it was released. So ladies - THANK YOU!
Magical is probably the best word to use to describe this experience. They played every song I wanted to hear (except Broken Crown). During their encore, they moved to a stage closer to our seats (I freaked!) and did their version of a Bruce Springsteen classic, I'm On Fire. They also sang a cappella. Enough said. Also, I've never seen someone play a banjo as furiously as they did! What a work out. During their last song, Marcus Mumford sang his last note and dropped the microphone and its stand to the ground. And the crowd erupted. Just spectacular!
This concert just reaffirmed my love for live music and saw my love for Mumford & Sons grow 200%!