And you love every single second of it.
I don't need to ramble on about how much I love Old Dominion, or how unbelievable their show was, because you've already had your fair share of that (here, here, here, here, here, aaand here - but who's counting?). What I will share with you though, are some of the important highlights from last night's show in New York.
1) Album number two is in the works, and last night they played two new songs that'll be a part of it -- Be With Me and So You Go. These songs fall nothing short of the witty, catchy tunes you're used to hearing from them (yet never tire of). Crossing my fingers that Can't Get You, Still Writing Songs About You, and Brad Tursi's Almost September will also make the cut. Now we just, wait...
2) A lively version of Pink Houses by John Mellencamp was a nice surprise, and also led to a "USA!" chant immediately following (ya gotta love country music, folks). Though I knew Song For Another Time was full of song references, this prompted me to look a little deeper and was I blown away. In case you also want to be in the know, check out the Spotify playlist I made.
3) We Got It Right. They got it right. And everything was more than alright. I fell in love with this song from the first moment I heard it, and somehow witnessing it live (for the first time) made me love it even more. Thanks for giving me my moment.
4) Sold Out. What a year these guys have had! As I was looking back to reference just how many times I'd written about Old Dominion, I stumbled across this line (circa May 2015), "Old Dominion is definitely going SOMEWHERE fast." It was true then, and it's still true now. Hats off to you, fellas!
It wouldn't be right to end this piece without applauding the phenomenal opener, Steve Moakler. Though the crowd may have only known Love Drunk, Suitcase and Riser, I don't expect that to be the case next time around. There's more where that came from... here are a few of my personal Moakler faves -- All The Faint Lights; Damn, Do I Think About You; Steel Town.
Why night's like this go by so quickly, I will never understand. But on the bright side, they're touring so. much. Which means plenty of opportunities to fall even harder for this incredible band (if that's possible).
Yeah, we got the looks
We got the lights
We got the days
We got the nights
Even though it ended
We got it right