1 for sorrow 2 for joy

August 17th, 2009 by Mrs. Nashveggie Leave a reply »

So we went to the Counting Crows concert at the Ryman Auditorium last week. If you have never been there, I suggest you do at some point in your life. I got chills as soon as I walked in. I lucked out on these tickets because they were sold out. We had read on countingcrows.com that we were in for a different kind of show. I had never really heard of Michael Franti and Spearhead or Augustana before getting my tickets. I have loved Counting Crows since I was a junior in high school when I saw them on SNL. That was a long time ago. Anyways, my point is…That was absolutely the best concert I have ever been to. There was no opening act, just 3 bands performing throughout the 4 hour concert! Together! Now what does this have to do with being vegan? Well…Michael Franti is a vegan! And he took the time to talk to us after the concert (@1:00 in the morning). So…here’s my plug for him..buy “All Rebel Rockers” as soon as possible. But I am warning you, you will dance and dance and dance. You can’t not. Our 4 year old daughter is even singing the songs already.This show is so amazing, it brought tears to my eyes. Adam Duritz was hurt and still gave the best show I have seen them do. Augustana truly was an inspiration too. The lead singer, Dan, channeled Bob Dylan, and it was awesome. Check out their new CD “Can’t Love, Can’t Hurt.”



  1. I loved the Counting Crows in high school too! They played Memphis as well, but I’ve spent too much on concerts so far this year, so I bowed out. I love Michael Franti too, but he canceled his Memphis performance for some kind of injury.

  2. Actually, when I say “Memphis”, I mean “Tunica.” They played at the casinos. In Memphis, we consider Tunica a part of Memphis…even though its technically in another state and 30 minutes away.

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