Train at Starlight Theater

Train is one of those bands that have a lot of really good songs. Even though I don’t really care much for pop music I consider myself a big fan of Train. I first stumbled upon Train with their live music dvd “Midnight Moon” back in 2001 or 2002 and was absolutely amazed with frontman Pat Monahan’s voice.

His range and ability to hold notes was just amazing! Trains cover of the Led Zeppelin song “Ramble on” is absolutely amazing, absolutely one of the best cover songs I have ever heard, I was instantly a fan!

I have seen Train perform live many times over the years and have always very much enjoyed their performances. With hits to perform like “Drops of Jupiter”, “Free”, “Calling all Angels”, “Meet Virginia” and “Hey Soul Sister” just to name a few, Train has a large catalog of music to perform live. Every time I have seen Train perform they have always put on a real solid performance, Pat’s vocals are always just phenomenal!

Even though I can’t say that I and super excited about Trains latest music I did find myself excited to see them as it had been more than 5 years since my last Train show. I was very curious to see if Pat’s voice was still as good as I remembered it to be and from the first song “Calling All Angles” I could tell that he still had his power house vocals. The band had great crowd interaction and had the crowd loving it! Pat had a wireless microphone and at one point walked halfway to the back seats and sang “Marry Me”. Throughout the set he was taking peoples cameras from them and taking pictures of the crowd and then handing them back their camera, they were loving it. Train played around an hour and a half, fifteen song set and even covered the song “The Weight” by The Band, bringing out Ashley Monroe and Micheal Franti to help sing the encore. In the end I was glad that I went to the show and had a great time, I hope its not another 5 years before I see them again!

Concert review and Rock Star Photography by Casey Drahota