Where: The Wiltern, Los Angeles
Accompanied by: Gabrielle
Genre: Alternative Rock
Set List: Secret World, Sowing the Seeds of Love, Pale Shelter, Call Me Mellow, Everybody Loves a Happy Ending, Change, Mad World, Memories Fade, Closest Thing to Heaven, Ready to Start, Floating Down the River, Everybody Wants to Rule the World, Advice for the Young at Heart, Woman in Chains, Badman's Song, Break It Down, Head Over Heels
Encore: The Working Hour, Shout
|They are still selling out shows!!|
I had the opportunity to see Tears for Fears a few years back at the OC Fair w/ my friend, Kerrie. They were amazing then...and they certainly did not disappoint this night either. In fact, there is just something to be said about seeing any band at a venue as amazing as The Wiltern.
|Tai & Gabs|
I luffs her so much!
Gabrielle spoiled me with picking up tickets for this show as a birthday gift....yup, leave it to me to milk my August birthday all the way into September!! I won't lie though, I really wanted to go to this concert but with all that has been going on in life, this was one that I figured I'd have to miss. Thank you, Gabs, for making sure that didn't happen.
For whatever reason, my emotional state has been a bit off the charts lately. Chalk it up to getting older, reevaluating life, trying to determine what is in store for the 2nd half of my life..so, music as always speaks to me on various levels. I knew tonight would most likely bring about a few tears... possibly even tears for fears? *sorry*
And I knew without a doubt that once they performed this one, that there would be no holding back (although the Gary Jules version destroys me much worse). It's just one of those songs that will always take me back and propel me forward like a slingshot - reminding me that I am and always will be a little bit broken.
Oh, and let's not forget this one...
And of course, any song from Songs From the Big Chair were going to be embraced wholeheartedly... that is the album that certainly instilled my love for this band. As it did for many, I'm sure.
Between the company of my amazing partner in crime, memorable music, stunning venue and one too many cocktails, I place this evening up there at a high 9.5. The only way it could have been a full 10 is if there weren't taller people in front of us. And if the person behind us didn't accidentally knock the margarita out of Gab's hand. Although, I will give them props for offering to compensate the loss with a few dollars. That was decent.
|Tear For Fears|
The Wiltern - Los Angeles
September 23, 2014