Scottish band Snow Patrol followed after the stage was set up for a rocking part of the evening. Mixing past songs with new ones went well, and lead singer Gary Lightbody seemed to genuinely be having fun. He cracked up, even interrupting the song when one fan threw a hairbrush at his crotch. Instead of being upset, he remarked at how good that person’s aim was and dedicated the next song to the marksman.
The show Grey’s Anatomy propelled “Chasing Cars” to hit level and the track was even better live. The band’s body of work has a unique sound thanks to Lightbody’s voice and makes songs like “You”re All I Have” soar in the set.
This was the tail end of Snow Patrol’s Fallen Empires tour with them, promising new music next year before launching into an encore of “Just Say Yes.” Check Lightbody’s contribution on the new Taylor Swift album, Red; the song is called “The Last Time.”
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