Alex has been wanting to see Switchfoot for a long time. Any time they've played a show in town we haven't been able to go for various reasons. So when he heard they would be playing in Raleigh this month I finally decided to be a nice wife and get some tickets. Anything to make my husband smile. It is one of his favorite bands after all.
They opened up for the Goo Goo Dolls (I was less than enthused about this) at the new amphitheater in downtown Raleigh. First, let me say that I love this new venue. It's got a smaller more intimate feel to it. It seems that no matter where you're sitting you will have a great view of the band. We had seats in the first section to the right of the stage and I felt like I could see every sweat drop. I hope I get to see more shows at this venue.
Alex and I arrived just in time to see Switchfoot kick off their set. They did a great job. You could tell they were so excited to be there playing their music. They did a good mix of new and old songs. My only complaint is that the set was too short. But I guess that's what happens when you're not the headlining band. (By the way, WHY was Switchfoot opening for the Goo Goo Dolls??? I didn't even know the Goo Goo Dolls were still making music. And could there be a worse name for a band than Goo Goo Dolls?!)
After their set we headed to the back of the amphitheater since the band would be there to sign autographs and take pictures. It was really neat to meet them, even if it was a little rushed. All the guys were really nice and smile-y.
We stayed to hear the Goo Goo Dolls play three songs and then we were out of there.
It was a great little date night with the husband in downtown Raleigh and hopefully we'll get to see Switchfoot play again. Maybe at the Red Rocks in Denver???