Went to see them live for the first time ever! They did not disappoint. Ed Sheeran opened. A few notable things:
- Ed Sheeran needs to slow down and use his devices less. He gets a bit carried away.
- Gary Lightbody was having problems with his throat, so the set list had to change; he had to apologize to a fan requesting a song because he couldn’t sing it. Hope he gets better soon, he looked really frustrated.
- There was a somewhat strange fixation on bodily fluids from both Ed and Gary. Ed took it off his bucket list and Gary even had to go offstage for a bit to take care of business.
That leaves the people attending the show; mostly either over 30 or below 20. Didn’t see anyone jumping around until the very end, when they played “Just Say Yes”. I know the “Minnesota Nice” reputation has to be upheld, but really, at times it seemed like people didn’t know how to react to an upbeat song.