To The Sea

I'm not a big concert person, and there are two reasons for that. One, I don't like most forms of alcohol, so the whole getting hammered at a concert thing is lost on me. And two, I only want to pay to see someone perform if I know all or most of the songs they play. Jack Johnson is one of those people. I freaking love Jack Johnson's music. Seeing him in concert was on the list of things I need to do before I die. The concert was amazing. The set list was perfect. He played every song I hoped he would play and then some. The opening shows by ALO and G.Love were excellent too.

While the concert was unbelievably awesome, my favorite part was before it started. Jack Johnson is all about helping the environment and aiding nonprofits. One hundred percent of the profits of the To The Sea tour go to charity. They had a bunch of booths set up in a place they call the Village Green. The tents housed a number of local nonprofits, all of which were handpicked by Jack's All At Once foundation. Before the concert G.Love, Jack and Zach Gill played a few songs by the tents. Getting to stand 20 feet away from them while they played "Girl I Wanna Lay You Down" was very cool.  Here's some video of it:

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I had a blast at the concert, and what I really like is that it seems like Jack and his friends did too. They just look like they have fun jamming together. One funny side note, a fight between two presumably drunk guys broke out down front while they played "Banana Pancakes," and Jack said, "Ah man, how could you possibly fight to this song?" Then Zach Gill launched into an amazing accordion solo and Jack said something about accordions bringing people together, it was funny...maybe you just had to be there. Anyways, now that that's crossed off the list, I just need to see Regina Spektor and I can die a happy man.