The Script is one of my favorite bands–and a band that two of my best friends also like. They’re basically an auto-buy for me. I’ve now been to four Script shows (one for each album). For whatever reason, The Script always seem to be in New York when their albums are released.
Well tonight (that is, October 1st), Jess, Meta the Beta, and I went to Hammerstein Ballroom in Manhattan to see The Script, the day after their fourth album No Sound Without Silence was released.
The opening band was good (they played Steve Earle’s “Galway Girl,” which was pretty sweet), the bathroom line was short, the people who sat in our seats while we went to the bathroom left as soon as Jess glared at them, and The Script were amazing, as usual. They started with “Paint The Town Green,” which will probably be my new St. Patrick’s Day song.
Also, I always love the sing along on “The Man Who Can’t Be Moved.”As the show went on and my friends and I were alternately singing along, trying to remember the chorus of the new songs, chair dancing, taking a few pictures and videos, we noticed that the very enthusiastic girls behind us were…well…getting louder as they sang along. Like, really loud. I was very amused by them, actually, because they were horribly tone deaf and they messed up the words every so often.
I mean, look, I’m tone deaf, too, but I don’t sing that loudly at concerts. And I tend not to forget lyrics once I’ve learned them. It’s a bizarre talent.
The Script’s songs are unabashedly pop, hooky, with good beats and they are super energetic, charismatic performers. But I like their lyrics because while the song may sound happy and poppy, the lyrics aren’t necessarily on the happy side (“Breakeven”) but then, they can be really moving (“The Man Who Can’t Be Moved,” “If You Could See Me Now”) and in other songs, they are encouraging and optimistic and celebratory and I feel pumped and am dancing.
All I can say is, to quote from a couple of their songs: “We’ll remember this night when we’re old and gray/’Cause in the future, these will be the good ol’ days.”
So, what’s your favorite band? What was the last concert you went to?