On thursday night my eight year old daughter and I saw Train in concert at the Sydney Opera House and they were fantastic!
It was my daughters first concert and also her first time inside the Opera House.
- seeing some of the Vivid Light Festival (as we arrived in the city early)
- having hot chips and a treat drink
- being inside the Opera House
- Delta Godrem helping them sing Bruises.
- them singing Hey Soul Sister, Mermaids, and Drive By.
- hearing he wrote Mermaids in Australia (she now refers to it as their Sydney song!)
- mum being pulled over on the way home to be Random Breath Tested (she has never been in the car when this has happened...ohh, and I passed with flying colours, drinking water will do that!).
In summary she said "It was Awesome! the best Thursday night I've ever had!'
We got home at around 11.30pm and after sleeping in until 8am she still made it to school on time!
Train are a great band to see live, full of energy and amazing talent. Pat Monahan (lead singer of Train) interacted with the audience really well. I especially loved hearing the background behind some of the songs. Being in the concert hall of the Opera House Pat said he really wanted to sing without the mic (as he said - isn't that what is was built for) and during their performance of Marry Me he did just that and Wow! I think he got as much enjoyment out of it as we did. They did a really good mix of songs, old and new. I'd certainly see them again live.
Their special guest, Matt Nathanson, was amazing - certainly someone I will look into further. Very talented and he really related to the audience, even though there were a lot of empty chairs he still gave it his all. He, like Train, was honoured to be be playing in such an amazing venue.
As I don't like posting without some image I thought I'd share one of Matt's songs from youtube, Come on Get Higher.....
BTW - the Sydney Opera House is a pnenominal place to see concerts and shows and an excellent venue to take a young one to their first concert