Caught the Counting Crows on Paladia in HD the other night. They performed their newest album track by track. Funny thing was that it sounded better live on tv than it does on the actual record through my headphones.
I’ll never forget the time when my friend Diane (aka Numbnuts) and I saw them in concert at the Warfield in San Francisco. The Wallflowers opened up the show. Counting Crows vocalist Adam Duritz even wore a Cal t-shirt — Dicey was out of her mind. Both bands got together to jam on an encore of Cecilia.
The prevailing memory from that evening was the drive home. Twenty miles per hour on parts of 280 thanks to a major rainstorm. Odd feeling of post-show euphoria and white-knuckle slow-speed driving. I was never so happy to finally get home.