I understand I am resurrecting an old post on this board, but I kinda felt it to be necessary... for me at least!
The shows in Chicago meant so much to me. I had two amazing nights where I got to meet the band, see them live, and hear two of my favourite albums, live in front of me in their entirety. To top it all, this was my first time in the US, and it was fantastic. I can't thank you guys enough for that!
Me and my friend came over to the Chicago shows all the way over from Birmingham in the UK. It was a long and expensive journey, but it was worth every penny. I had turned 25 about a week before the shows, and as far as I am concerned, the two nights made the best birthday presents ever!
A big thank you to all the lovely people I met at the show, including some board members here! Everyone we met at the show were all such nice people and the atmosphere both nights was amazing.
I was at Pinkerton night. I'm biased since it's arguably my favorite album but it was possibly the best concert I've been to. It was just... exhausting, both emotionally and physically. By the end I felt like I got hit by a truck. Riding the red line home was surreal.
The twelve hour trip to Chicago was unbelievable. Words can't describe how awesome that weekend was. It wasn't anything that I thought it would be, but it was more perfect than I could ever image. Cheers to you guys for putting on a spectacular show! It was the best experience ever! And a shout out to Brian for signing CDs on Night 2, even though he was sick. That made my night.
dude yeah night 2 wsa the best by far. so moving. all the songs were awesome and deep too.
Hey Rivers, My husband was actually going to ask you about Chicago's Pinkerton night at the Diaries Q&A... you called on him (down in the front, second row) but we got overridden by the microphone... but we were wanting to know what your thoughts/feelings were at the end of that show, after Butterfly, with your guitar in the air.... there was an amazing emotional energy that filled the entire place, and we were just wondering if you felt that too :)