After last year’s Band Together Main Concert Event featuring Michael Franti, we didn’t think it could get any better, but the 2011 event with Third Eye Blind was even more fun! The night kicked off to a rocking start with a performance from the Last Band Standing winner, Lonnie Walker. The band truly knew how to get the crowd into the fun and excitement of the evening and played several high-energy fast-paced songs that set the perfect mood.
Next up was the long time Triangle area staple band, Dillon Fence. Their rousing performance drew an even larger crowd and got the audience ready for the long-awaited performance of Third Eye Blind. The band did not disappoint, playing all of their hits and a few lesser known tunes for the die-hard fans as well. The audience was on its feet for the entire performance and begging for an encore at the end of the set. Third Eye Blind happily obliged. The night didn’t stop there, though. An exciting after party show, featuring the beyond-talented I Was Totally Destroying it! followed. The band’s performance was enough to rival Third Eye’s Blind’s, and we’re sure we’ll be seeing them on the music scene again.
Even more important than the fun that was had by all, however, was the fact that the concert benefited a truly worthy cause. The proceeds from this year’s event went to Alliance Medical Ministries, an organization that helps to provide medical insurance for the working uninsured in Wake County. For more information about this organization or about all the ways in which Band Together is helping to make our community a better place to live, check out BandTogetherNC.org.