Monday, May 7, 2012

Counting Crows Rock Borgata Event Center

On April 28, 2012, Atlantic City’s Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa’s Event Center was home for a few hours to the Counting Crows- an amazing favorite band of mine since their appearance in 1991.

The Counting Crows kicked off the 1 ½ hour set with the ever-popular Sullivan Street, then segueing into their 6th studio release album hit, Underwater Sunshine.

The sold out show catered to new and old fans of all ages who listened in rapt attention to the Counting Crows, led by Adam Duritz and the crew as they left the audience in singing older favorites and new songs from the new album.

The Borgata’s Event Center, aptly named, was the perfect space for this band, as Adam and other band members joked with the crowd, brought them to their feet and really got into the music and voices swirling around them.

The Counting Crows didn’t play very long, but they kept the crowd moving with many favorites- Hospital, Rain King, and my fave, A Long December.

The opening band, Mean Creek, hails from Boston with Chris Keene, Aurore Ounjian, Erik Wormwood, and Mikey Holland. Lead singer Kenne commented we were a tough crowd, since many people were sitting down, but I really enjoyed them. They had a solid, hard-rock feel, and I totally dug that there was a girl in the band who could really play guitar.

After their set, the stage lit up once again and the Counting Crows sang to the people of AC- great show- great music- wonderful night!

Counting Crows are Adam Duritz (lead vocals, piano), David Bryson (guitar), Charlie Gillingham (accordion, keyboards), Dan Vickrey (lead guitar), Dave Immergluck (guitar, banjo, mandolin), Jim Bogios (drums) and Millard Powers (bass) all enjoyed themselves played for the fans of the Event Center.

Counting Crows Setlist
1.   Sullivan Street 
2.   Untitled (Love Song) 
3.   Daylight Fading 
4.   I Wish I Was a Girl 
5.   Hospital 
6.   Colorblind 
7.   Meet on the Ledge 
8.   Start Again 
9.   A Long December 
10.  Holiday In Spain 
11.  Like Teenage Gravity 
12.   Rain King 
13.  The Ballad of El Goodo 
14.  Come Around 

Mean Creek Setlist
1.       Do You Know
2.       Shakey
3.       I’m So Afraid
4.       Come On, Before it’s Gone
5.       Sweet Thing
6.       Evel Knievel
7.       No One Has to Know
8.       Young & Wild
9.       You Were Wrong
10.   The Comedian

Special Thanks to Brian Brennan of the Borgata for this amazing show!!

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