This past weekend my girlfriend and I went to see Snow Patrol in concert. It was outstanding! She had gotten the tickets for us as a Christmas present -- I joked with her about what a convenient present it was since she would get to come with me. She's a good sport about my teasing her. Anyhow, we went to the San Diego State Open Air Theater and what a venue it was! I hadn't been there before, but it was great. I definitely look forward to seeing other concerts there. We got there early after a nice dinner of sashimi and enjoyed the opening bands. First up were Silversun Pickups, who I didn't know about until earlier in the day when I listened to some tracks on their website. I liked them a lot; the singer's voice actually reminded me of Billy Corrigan's. The second band was OK Go! who you might remember from the oft-played treadmill video that got heavy rotation on MTV. Surprisingly, they do have other songs. I didn't like their songs as much as Silversun Pickups, but they did amazing visuals on stage. It's obvious they have a lot of creativity. Then it was time for Snow Patrol. They rocked, no other way to put it. The lead singer was hilarious too, he alternately mocked and encouraged people in the crowd, even inviting some random woman on stage to sing with him. All in all, it was a great night.