Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Old Dominion Poppin' Up in New York City

PCD is real. And if you don't believe me, at least Urban Dictionary does...

"Post-Concert Depression (PCD): The feeling of depression after going to a really good concert. Usually involves depression over the fact that your lives purpose is now fufilled after seeing your favourite band. Also can involve depression over the fact that you might not see that band for a long time."

Maybe it's because I'm obsessed (the first step is admitting it, guys). Or perhaps it's because I haven't been to a show in forever (which in reality is probably a month). Either way, my love for this band grows more with each show, song, and unbelievably adorable smile from Matthew Ramsey. Now that's a little somethin' for my lock screen. 

I first got wind of the "exclusive invite only Pop Up show by Old Dominion" via email from Joe's Pub two weeks prior. They reached out because I purchased a ticket to see Old Dominion in December. Perhaps early birds really do get the worm. 

Here are a few reasons why Monday's show (and every other one) was kick-ass:
  1. They know how to work a crowd. The genuine smiles and the laughter are proof that they love what they're doing.
  2. They're humble. Nobody likes an ego. We can only hope they hold onto this extremely important quality as they get bigger (because they WILL get bigger). 
  3. They're writers. They've written some of your favorite country songs (yes, I'm talking about Save It For A Rainy Day and Say You Do), including their own. There's a special place in my heart for songwriters.
  4. They still have few enough songs to play every single one. Buuuuuut not for long. Their new album, Meat and Candy, will bring music to your ears (literally) on November 6. My heart is doing cartwheels right now! Just wait until you hear, Song For Another Time.

The Bowery Electric is a super small venue, but I really don't think there's a better place to see your favorite band. To sum up the evening: intimate, captivating, and just downright fun. I may be biased, but I brought a friend who'd only ever heard one of their songs, and she was blown away too. They're the real deal, y'all.

Mark your calendars, because the boys will be back in town in December and next August. :)

More pictures and videos here.

I’m tired of having fun
I’m sick of watching that sunset
I just wanna turn in early
Said nobody ever