The ALT-IMATE Tour @ Bayfront Park Amphitheater
Our Lady Peace:
The ALT-IMATE Tour at Bayfront Park Amphitheater
The day for experiencing +Live+ and Bush had finally arrived and there was nothing to worry about. It was Saturday night, so no need to stress about going to work in the morning. However, with daily rainstorms, there was a slight concern of rain spoiling the evening of the highly anticipated Alt-Imate Tour at the Bayfront Park Amphitheater. It rained earlier in the day which left the crowd with a bit cooler temperature.
Our Lady Peace came on stage to start the show as the crowd filtered in and they began to loosen up, then enjoy themselves singing and dancing.
Bush jumped out on stage to a very excited crowd and led the show with Machinehead. During the Bush set, seats were useless as everyone was on their feet. The crowd continued to sing, dance and roar as each song was performed. When Gavin bravely came out into the crowd to sing, his fans politely hung close, snapped pictures and drank in the moment. The crowd was intoxicated as the band jammed and extended songs. Near the end of the set, the band went backstage and only Rossdale remained. With guitar in hand, he and the crowd serenaded each other on Glycerine. On the final song Comedown, the band reappeared. No one wanted them to stop playing, not even Bush. Everyone was having a great time, from the stage, all the way out to the farthest standing area. The night belonged to Bush!
As +Live+ came out to close out the night, the crowd was already exhausted, but they still wanted more. Kowalczyk started the show out in the crowd and made his way to the stage with fans that made him disappear into a swarm of bodies. Finally reappearing on stage, Kowalczyk went to the drums and played with the crowd as he sang The Dam at Otter Creek. With purple and pink lights lighting the way, +Live+ made the crowd feel happy to be where they were at that time.
As exhausted as the crowd was, I still overheard fans complaining that they wanted to hear even more music, then proceeded to explain that some of their favorite songs are not necessarily the bands more popular songs.