Last night Geof took me to the Nickelback concert at The Wachovia Center and it was wonderful. I noticed awhile ago that they were coming into town and really wanted to go. I have loved Nickelback since I was 21 and they came out with the song, “How You Remind Me”. Their music has spanned throughout my 20’s and brings back some great memories. I think they’re very talented and I really enjoy listening to their music.
We were able to get club box tickets (my favorite) and a dinner package. We arrived at The Wachovia Center around 6:30pm and had dinner at the buffet in the club box. The food was surprisingly good. We had Stromboli’s, spinach & artichoke dip, veggies/cheese, famous Chickie’s & Pete’s Crab Fries (my favorite) and some sweets. If you ever come to visit Philadelphia, I highly recommend a visit to Chickie’s & Pete’s.
The opening band, Saving Abel came on at 7:00pm and played for a little more that a half hour. They were decent, but weren’t really my thing. Around 8:00pm, Seether came on and they were really good. Going into the concert, I didn’t think I knew any songs by them and it turns out I knew about 5 and never realized they were by Seether.
Shortly after 9:00pm, Nickelback came on and they were fantastic! Chad Kroger’s voice was amazing and they were great live. They played for about 2 hours and sang 17 songs with few breaks. Chad really interacted with the audience, which is something I always appreciate. Here is the list of songs that they sang in order:
Something in Your Mouth
Too Damn Good
Figured You Out
Fallen (I love this song!)
Cover of Hey Man, Nice Shot by Filter that Shawn from Seether sang with Nickelback
Gotta Be Somebody
If Everyone Cared
Cover of Sad but True by Metallica instrumental while the crew shot out t-shirts
Burn it to the Ground
How You Remind Me
Too Bad (amazing)
Cover of Use Somebody by Kings of Leon that Ryan from Nickelback sang
Someday (great song)
The stage was really cool and they had some great pyrotechnics.
The crowd was really into the show and people of all ages attended. This will stay in my memory for a long time and I was happy I got to share the night with hubby by my side. If you’re a Nickelback fan, I highly recommend this concert.
A little blurry, but pic of the band when they moved towards the end of the stage.
Us at the concert