After being informed of Eve 6 coming to convert in Flint, I pre-ordered my ticket and greatly anticipated the day of the concert. The show wasn't going to start until 8:00, but I rushed out of work, and made it to the show
6:20, becoming the third person in line--only two college reporters beat me. The show didn't have much of a turn out, probably only 150+ people. I only heard about it the concert through my friend Robin, so the coverage wasn't that high,
but also they were playing The Whiting, which is a nice venue, but it's a theatre usually reserved for Broadway-style plays.
I talked to a girl in line who was an older fan, and knew about Eleventeen, and their early work, so I wasn't the only veteran. I rushed into the hall as soon as they opened the doors and got a perfect front row seat, slightly off
center. There were a lot of younglings who were probably just starting elementary school when Eve 6 first album came out (I was in a senior in high school), so I certainly felt my age. However, I sat next to a group of them, and they
were a lot of fun to chat with. The opening act was a male acoustic guitar duet called Dion Roy. Decent, but nowhere near the intensity that I was anticipating with Eve 6.
When Eve 6 finally came on, I was ecstatic. The set list is very similar to when I saw them in 2008, but with a couple more new songs.
- Open Road Song
- Think Twice
- Little Tiny Everything (New)
- Red Black (New)
- Here's to the Night
- Medley: Amphetamines / How Much Longer / Running Down a Dream (Tom Petty Cover)
- Lost and Found (New)
- On the Roof
- Tongue Tied
- Pick Up the Pieces (New)
- Inside Out (with some Miley Cyrus thrown in)
- What (New)
After the show, the crowd dispersed rather quickly. I was almost out the door, but I saw the band in the stage wings, so I came back down to greet them. I thanked them for coming to Michigan, they thanked me for showing up, and I had
them sign my remaining two albums. I now have all three Eve 6 CDs signed by the group, though I'm still missing the signature of the original guitarist, Jon Siebels. They reminded me that they should have a new album out by next year,
and I'm very much looking forward to it!