MARCH 29, 2010
The Train arrived in town again for a little good old rock and roll style. Pat Monahan is about the size of my arm, but he's got this aura about him that is hard to resist. He waltzes around stage like an episode of Dancing with the Stars, always in perfect rhythm. His lyrics are sometimes strange but will make you laugh and sing along with a smile as you realize just how ridiculous it is to sing about fried chicken. The man has pipes. He can channel Steven Tyler or Led Zeppelin in a way you couldn't imagine with classic covers. He brought a group of young girls, maybe 8 years old, to sing along to She's On Fire. We were in the front row, and he climbed on top of my friends, including my husband and then sang Marry Me to one of my friends in the front row. He also dove into the crowd for a little surf ride as the crowd tossed him lightly above. Train is just a fun show that allows you to feel the energy without feeling the hard core shoves from a crowd you might get with a hard rock alternative band.
This was my 5 time seeing Pat and Train. I met him a few years back after a solo show in Cleveland, which is what the last photo is from.