Train with O.A.R and Natasha Bedingfield
When: June 21, 2017
Where: Budweiser Stage – Toronto, ON
Seats: General Admission – Lawn
When these tickets dropped on Groupon for $15, I knew I had to snatch them up! And I asked one of my besties, Nikki, to come along – to which she obviously said yes, because why would someone not say yes to $15 concert tickets? Who knows.
And then this opportunity got even more awesome when we got to the venue and apparently the show didn’t sell out – which, okay, I guess isn’t great for them – but it was great for us, because they were upgrading people who had lawn seats! So we ended up in the 300-section instead of two sections back, sitting on the grass. So that was nifty.
It wasn’t until a few days before the concert that I realized how many Train songs I knew. Obviously, Drops of Jupiter. But I couldn’t believe how many hits they had. And I recognized even more of them at the show. Train would launch into the next song, and I’d start singing along; something in the back of my mind remembered lyrics to Meet Virginia from years ago. But the band was incredible and so high energy the whole time.
I particularly liked the fact that Train brought out the two opening acts (Natasha Bedingfield and O.A.R) at separate points during their set to do a song collaboratively. A lot of the time, people aren’t there to see the opening acts, so it was cool to see how supportive and excited the audience was to see them back again to perform with the headliner.
Some favourites are marked in the setlist below, but I really enjoyed getting to hear Drive By, Hey Soul Sister, and their cover of Queen/Bowie’s “Under Pressure” was absolutely fantastic.
The audience may not have been as high-energy as the band on stage, but they were definitely excited to be at this show. I always find it interesting to see the crowds at shows and see who is a fan of the band. I’m into some pretty diverse stuff and I don’t typically enter any “fan communities”, so I’m honestly not too aware of what kinds of people to expect at certain concerts. And this one was very up in the air for me. But I thought it was cool to see the wide range of people at this one – people of literally all ages could be seen around the venue, and everyone was up dancing.
$15 tickets on Groupon for a night like that? Yeah, I’d definitely do it again.
- Drink Up
- 50 Ways to Say Goodbye
- If It’s Love
- Angel in Blue Jeans
- Get to Me
- Save Me, San Francisco ♥
- Calling All Angels ♥
- Bruises (with Natasha Bedingfield) ♥
- Meet Virginia ♥
- Drive By ♥
- Marry Me
- You Better Believe
- You Can Call Me Al (Paul Simon cover – with O.A.R)
- Working Girl
- Mermaid/Shape of You/Cheap Thrills/Treat You Better/Lost and Found ♥
- Hey, Soul Sister ♥
- Play That Song ♥
18. Under Pressure (Queen/Bowie cover) ♥
19. Drops of Jupiter ♥