This past week I was able to see one of my favorite bands in concert on campus with my roommate. I have been anticipating this concert since I heard about it over the summer at Orientation, and we purchased our tickets back in September for this concert.
I first learned about The Avett Brothers my freshman year of college from my friend Logan, who went to UNC at the time. When I was down visiting him at Chapel Hill, we went to see them in concert and I fell IN LOVE. I've been a fan ever since, and I've waited for the opportunity to see them again.
The Avett Brothers at UNC Chapel Hill, 2008
Now, three years later, I had the chance to experience their performance on my own college campus. They were just as fantastic as I remembered. They are such a talented group, both instrumentally and lyrically, and I love discovering new songs from them. Below are some of my favorite lyrics, photos from the concert, and a video of one of my favorite songs that they played Tuesday night.
When nothing is owed or deserved or expected / And your life doesn’t change by the man that’s elected / If you’re loved by someone, you’re never rejected / Decide what to be and go be it
"head full of doubt, road full of promise"
And I would give up everything No this is not just about me And I don't know a plainer way to say it Babe And they may pay us off in fame Though that is not why we came And I know well and good that won't heal our hearts We came for salvation We came for family We came for all that's good that's how we'll walk away We came to break the bad We came to cheer the sad We came to leave behind the world a better way
Are you feeling, feeling, feeling like I'm, feeling Like I'm floating, floating, up above that big blue ocean Sand beneath our feet, big blue sky above our heads, No need to keep stressing from our everyday life on our minds We have got to leave all that behind
"at the beach"