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NakeTruthReviews wrote on Oct 17, 2007:

Where: Washington DC

When: October 16th

Okay, so I was suprised with Maroon 5 tickets in DC for my birthday. I only knew two of their songs, so I was less than thrilled, but I put on my game face and decided to make the best of it.

Personally, I can't stand stadium shows but at least at the DC stadium they have large video monitors so you can actually see the band. So, some really annoying guy opened the show (didn't catch his name), we'll call him white boy with an afro. He seriously stank! But, his guitarist (who also beatboxed) was amazing! He should have been the whole act.

Then, the official opening band came on, The Hives. I had never heard of them before, but as soon as they came on stage with their black & white suits and striped ties on, and their amazing energy, I knew I was going to like them.

These guys seriously rocked! I was completely blown away by their energy, their sound, their look, and their power!!!!! The audio was GREAT! And, even though we were sitting miles away they did an amazing job at making you feel involved in their show. They managed to make that cavernous arena feel small and intimate.

It was the funniest thing I've ever seen at a concert. Here are all these milktoast folks sitting on their rumps, waiting for Maroon to come out and swoooooooon, and simply NOT knowing what to make of these guys! It was hilarious!!!! The lead singer actually got people from the back of the stadium to come down to the front and dance! An amazing sight.

To watch Maroon 5 after The Hives performed was sort of sad and pathetic. Although the lead of Maroon did try to keep moving and talking to the audience, he just couldn't carry the whole show. He's a talented singer, but not very charismatic onstage. And the rest of the Maroon 5 band? Man are they BORING! Boring and sadly full of themselves. The audio was AWFUL! Their main speakers were WAY too loud. They kept blowing out and creating a rattling sound. The bass and drums were echoing off the back wall creating a really disturbing effect. It sounded as if there was a band playing next door. Someone onstage was creating constant feedback. And, because the lead singers voice is so high pitch and the speakers were up too high, you could hardly understand a word he said. After sticking some tissue in our ears we could actually understand him. We sat through the first half of the their set and then decided that we had seen all there was to see with them, and took off.

Even though this was not exactly the concert that I would have picked for myself, I'm so glad I went. I see a very bright future for The Hives. They have so many wonderful qualities and they make you remember what concert going should be about. It's about entertaining the audience, not about stroking the egos of the morons on stage. The entire band is extremely talented and interesting, and with the echos of Mick Jagger, a little bit of Elvis Presley and twists of AC/DC, their lead singer is going to make them famous! I now have a new favorite band and am looking forward to seeing what they do in the future. The Hives seriously Rock!

Tick Tick Boom!


Dawn wrote on Oct 17, 2007:

Where: Verizon Center in DC

When: Oct 16th '07

Hey guys!
I had not been familar with Maroon5, but a friend asked me to go with her to the show. As soon as I realized "The Hives" were gonna be there! I was in!
Great show... (your portion too short), When you asked us all to move forward to the stage, you should have seen the panic stricken faces on security folks! Loved It!
Tickets are sold out for tonights show at the Black Cat, but in my heart I will be rock'n with ya'll tonight too! Keep doing what your doing! So the rest of us won't be bored!


leslie wrote on Oct 16, 2007:

Where: Middle East, Boston

When: october 14,2007

i *heart* chris dangerous.
pete grabbed me with his sweat soaked hand and i still haven't washed it. the show was great. i was a so-so fan until sunday and now i will buy every album and go to every show within a reasonable distance.

keep up the energy!



Sheri wrote on Oct 16, 2007:

Where: Philadelphia's Wachovia Spectrum

When: October 13, 2007

Hello to the wonderful Hives,

I attended the Maroon 5 concert in Philadelphia for my 25th birthday. I had seen Maroon 5 live about 4 years ago, but I had never seen The Hives. I had heard of you all, thanks to your single "Hate to Say I Told You So," but I wasn't a fan...that is until Saturday. You are totally amazing live! Totally loved the way Howlin' Pelle came out into the crowd so frequently, especially since I was close to the stage. Even got to grab Howlin' Pelle's hand since he was singing directly in front of me.

I have to say, I am now a fan for life, and I can't wait until you come back to Philly in February.

Sheri :)


Jade wrote on Oct 15, 2007:

Where: Philadelphia

When: October 13, 2007

Walking through the mounds of people at the Wachovia Spectrum I walk by the merchandise table where I see this awesome shirt that has the infamous Hives Suit imprinted on it. Getting in my seat to watch Howlin' Pelle sing his heart out, I can't wait to wiggle $35.00 out of my Dad to buy that awesome shirt.

My favorite track played at this short-but-sweet concert were Tick Tick Boom. I hadn't heard it before but it really got me dancing.

I really enjoyed when Pelle said, "I will not bite you!" in that adorable Swedish accent while bouncing around in the audience.

Jade from Philly!