I'm going on record and saying this is the best concert I've seen so far this year! The Script were amazing both on and off the stage last Friday night. I've never seen the Orpheum so alive as it was when I arrived. Fans were waiting patiently in line well before the 7:30PM showtime and couldn't wait to attack the merchandise table as soon as they passed through security. 

My family and I ventured backstage around 7:15PM and were greeted by their tour manager Quinner.  He's a great Irish lad and made us feel super comfortable before we even set foot into the area where we would meet the boys.  The Script came out a few minutes later with smiles plastered across their faces and made us feel at ease right away.  I've been a fan of this band since they first burst on the scene back in early 2009 with their debut album.  They are the real deal.  Smart, funny, personable, and truely enjoy what their doing. 

I told them how much I'm loving the new album #3 (which came out earlier this month).  They seemed very excited to hear the feedback and think this may be their best work to date.  Its a very personal record for all the members and the lead off single "Hall of Fame" is climbing the charts quickly.  We exchanged pleasantries and snapped a few pictures before heading out to catch the opening act Tristan Prettyman.

Tristan did a great job getting the crowd ready for The Script.  She has a new album in stores called "Cedar + Gold"  and is touring the country in support of her new single "My Oh My" which is fast becoming a radio hit.  She's very fan friendly and does an impromptu meet and greet after every performance.  Her road manager Tony told me that last Friday nights crowd was the biggest to date and it looks like its going to get harder for her to try and meet the fans after each show since her star is rising so fast.

The Script hit the stage around 8:30PM and played a good 90 minute set.  They managed to squeeze in all the big hits including "Breakeven", "The Man Who Can't Be Moved", "For The First Time", "Nothing", and "If You Ever Come Back" along with songs of their new record #3.  It was good mix of new and old and they kept my attention from the first note to the very last.  The Script are all about the fans and numerous times in the set went out in the crowd to really "feel the love" up close and personal.

I can't wait until these guys come back to Central Minnesota and will the first person in line to buy tickets and cheer them on.  They may be born and raised in Dublin but they are quick to remind us they "became a band in Los Angeles" and have seen more of this country then most Americans have.