Monday October 6th, Colbie Caillat preformed a great concert at the Pabst Theater. From the front row of the balcony, the place looked like a sell-out. This was a big surprise to me, seeing how that her show was competing directly with the big Monday Night Football game featuring the Green Bay Packers and the Minnesota Vikings. This was the long atcipiated matchup, with Favre taking on his old team at his new stadium. Considering the size of the crowd, we may see her live after they scan our Marcus Amphitheater tickets some day.
The age of the crowd was a wide variety. It seemed like half of the crowd was in their late 20’s and 30’s and the other half was young teenagers. I was a little worried about what to wear, whether I should sport my Packer jersey, or a nice girlie outfit for the concert. Seeing how I had hoped to catch a part of one of the most exciting games of the season after the concert, I decided to go with the Packer Jersey and show my support for the team. I actually had a few friends pass on the show at the last minute because they said they couldn’t miss Favre taking on the Packers.
Surprisingly, Colbie was the first one to bring up the big game after performing her first song, “Begin Again” and told us she had been watching the game from back stage. She thanked the crowd for coming out for her concert even though she knew such a big football game was going on at the same time. Little by little I began to notice more and more packer gear worn by fans and that I wasn’t the only one concerned about missing the game. Many of the other fans around me were opening their cell phones and checking for the score updates throughout the concert.
Originally I had planned to leave the concert early at the packer’s half time but because there were two opening acts, Trevor Hall and Howie day, I knew I couldn’t leave at that time. Though many people, myself included, seemed very frustrated that Colbie didn’t start performing until 9pm, It was totally worth the wait.
Her voice was beautiful and her music and lyrics are heartfelt. By the time the concert was over there were only 10 minutes left in the game, but I definitely do not regret staying until her last song! She put on a great show and I was very impressed. All in all, the packers loss was a huge disappointment to me but attending the Colbie Caillat concert on the same night in some little way, made up for it. I will see you at the Marcus Amphitheater next time Colbie.