We were lucky enough to be able to see Collective Soul with Our Lady Peace and Tonic at their tour stop in Oklahoma City at The Zoo Amphitheater on June 20th. The evening started out a hot one, but with all the trees, as soon as the sun started going down, it was a beautiful night for an outdoor concert. I was amazed by the age range of the fans in the crowd. There were kids as young as probably 8 years old and people reaching into their 70’s. It is awesome that a band can have such a wide spread fan base.
As soon as Collective Soul took to the stage everyone was on their feet and ready for business. One girl even got on her dads shoulders on the front row and gave lead singer, Ed Roland a bouquet of flowers. In exchange, he gave her his wrist band he was wearing. I have never seen Collective Soul live, so I wasn’t sure what to expect. WOW!!! Ed’s energy is infectious. He easily covered every square inch of that stage during the show. When you get to see a band like this live, it is an honor. With so much interaction with the crowd, you know this is a band that truly wants their fans to have an experience…not just sit and watch a show. Whether you like the music or not, I for one love it, you gotta respect a band that gives the performance the way these guys do. It was truly an honor to get to see this show, and I left it with a smile on my face.
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