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Counting Crows @ Meadowbrook 6/22/12 (Photos, Review, & Setlist)

There is just something about Counting Crows that turns me into a sap. I bought August and Everything After when I was in high school. Back then CD’s were often purchased on a whim or because the album artwork looked interesting. I fancied myself pretty cool for “discovering” the band, and when I later overheard some guy in my Spanish class talking about their new album, I developed an instant crush. Ironically, five years later we ended up disastrously dating. Around that same time, my childhood friend and I headed off to our era’s Woodstock. Counting Crows was our favorite performance of the festival because despite the ridiculous temperatures and havoc of the festival, Counting Crows managed to sooth us into complete comfort and bliss.

Counting Crow’s 6/12/12 performance brought back those memories because the band’s music is thought-provoking and their live performance is sincere. The chemisty between Adam Duritz and David Immergluck was particularly entertaining because it was evident that they enjoy performing together and have great respect for each other’s abilities. The group is touring in support of their sixth album, “Underwater Sunshine (Or What We Did On Our Summer Vacation),” which is a collection of cover songs. My only regret was that “Colorblind” was not played. Nevertheless, Adam Duritz’s voice evokes powerful emotion and it was a pleasure to watch the band and opening groups having such a great time performing together.

Members: David Bryson, Charles Gillingham, Dan Vickrey, Adam Duritz, Jim Bogios, David Immergluck, Millard Power
Round Here
Untitled (Love Song)
(The Romany Rye cover)
I Wish I Was A Girl
New Frontier
(Coby Brown cover)
Goodnight Elisabeth
Goodnight L.A.
A Long December
Friend Of The Devil
Like Teenage Gravity
(Kasey Anderson cover)
Rain King / Thunder Road
Up All Night (Frankie Miller Goes To Hollywood)
This Land Is Your Land

Good Old War
Members: Keith Goodwin, Dan Schwartz, Tim Arnold
Foreign Fields
Members: Eric Hillman, Brian Holl, Nathan Reich, Nate Babbs

One Comment

  • Dr. Chance

    Great pics yet again. Looks like they sang and played their hearts out. Looks like a great show complemented by insightful photos. Thanks for posting them!

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