An Evening With 311

On Monday, July 6th, the 311 tour billed as “An Evening With 311” made a stop at the Diamond Ballroom in Oklahoma City and I was lucky enough to be in attendance. The venue was packed full of fans of all ages. For this concert there were no “opening bands”, so you knew the crowd packing the place was there to see 311. Once the clock hit 8:30 the crowd started chanting 311…311…311…anticipating one their favorite bands taking the stage. Once the band took the stage there was no denying the energy level in the room.
Although there was not a lot of banter and chatting between songs, which to me proves that these guys have still got it and don’t need too much “down time” or “breaks”, it did not hinder the crowds interest one bit. I watched the fans get more and more excited with each song, and they were singing along to every song. I made it a point to keep an eye on social media leading up to this show to see what the general response was going to be from the local crowd, which was amazing. People were gushing about 311. While at the show, I then tried to listen on conversations as I passed through the crowd to take it all in and all I heard were people raving about the show and singing along. The only thing that would have made the show better is if the stage was set up on the beach and I had my toes in the sand and sipping on a fruity cocktail.
There is a reason these guys are still making music and touring after all these years. I hope you take the time and make it a point to check out 311 if they are coming to your area. Check their tour dates at www.311.com. I am glad I did.
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