Last Night: 311 at The Woodlands
"Three eleven. Three three eleven!" The crowd chanted over and over.
The anticipation was crazy. It was all a rush. Especially for my friend and I.
I'll give y'all the scoop of how my night went. My best friend and I went out to The Woodlands Mall to grab some dinner before the show. We kept track of time. We were making sure that we were going to make it on time to see Slightly Stoopid play before 311.
Well, our adventure had other plans for the night.
We arrived to will call to pick up the tickets at 7:30 sharp. Slightly Stoopid had basically just started. I could hear the band jamming away and a yelling that this crowd was a, "dancing one for sure."
Finally I got up to the window at will call. I swear I have a sweating disorder or it was just humid as hell. I think both. Regardless I was hot and my best friend had to pee like no one's business. Next thing I heard from the lady on the other side of the glass window was, "ma'am I don't have them. They're probably at security."
We were directed towards security to grab the tickets. Only thing is, our tickets weren't there either. I was pretty confused, but I waited it out for someone to sort things around. I basically stood and sweated while my friend did the pee-pee dance like a little girl. It was clear we needed to get into the pavilion.
Finally at 8:30, Live Nation swooped in to rescue us. We got our tickets. (Thanks for that again, y'all.)
Twenty minutes to spare. The sun had gone down and I felt so relieved. That bathroom break was taken care of. Finally, we made it to our seats. And may I say, great seats. Got to thank whoever hooked it up.
Soon those 20 minutes were up and the chants settled in. And the band made their own to the stage. 8:50 on the dot, the crowd got down. Literally down. 311 opened up with their well-known hit single, "Down," making sure everyone got into the groove immediately.
I have to admit I like when musicians open up with something that gets the whole crowd amped. They play something that everyone pretty much recognizes, so that the whole crowd is pulled from the start. Some bands don't do that, and I must say it is kind of a concert pet peeve of mine, I suppose.