Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Impromptu summer rock concert

After dinner, in our apartment, Alex and I could hear the faint sound of live music playing, and I remembered that someone had posted on my Facebook that they were going to a Counting Crows concert in Williamsburg Park tonight.  Do you think that's what we're hearing? I asked.  It seemed unlikely since the park is about a mile and a half away.  But we put on our sneakers and decided to investigate anyway.

It turned out it was Counting Crows we were hearing!  They were one of my all time favorite bands in high school and college and I still know all the words to August and Everything After.  We showed up right when they started playing Mr. Jones!  And while it was sold out and we couldn't go into the park, we weren't the only ones who'd wandered over for a listen.  These iphone photos do no justice, but the view was pretty good, and the sound was perfect.

What a well and cheaply summer Tuesday night.  I think 16 year old me would be proud.


  1. What a treat. I guess that's one of the perks of city loving, huh? :)

    Also, I'm working on my post for you now and will have it to you by the end of tomorrow. I'm looking forward to seeing what everyone has to share.

  2. I know, I was thinking the same thing, definite perk:)

  3. When in San Diego a few years back on business, we found out Goo Goo Dolls were going to perform on the deck of the naval ship near our hotel. Although I am not a fan, I know a lot of their older stuff from highschool. We wandered over that night and from the park next to the dock you could hear the band perfectly. It is so fun to come across something randomly like that.