Train Crossing! McFadden’s 3rd Street 03/17/2010

Yesterday afternoon, on St. Patty’s Day, surrounded by a sea of fans (all wearing green) at McFadden’s on 3rd Street, the rock band Train popped in to wow the crowd with their latest hit “Hey Soul Sister”. The band also played older hits such as “Meet Virginia” and “Drops of Jupiter”…both of which lead singer Pat Monahan joke, “this song is (also) about a girl from Philadelphia”.
Lead singer of Train, Pat Monahan, performs at McFadden's.

Joining Pat on-stage were guitarist/vocalist Jimmy Stafford and drummer Scott Underwood. Although there were no drums on stage for the intimate performance, Underwood drummed out a beat on the speaker box he was sitting on top of (although I don’t think anyone beyond the stage could hear it).

The event was being sponsored by local radio station Q102.1 however I am not sure if it was broadcast on the air.

 Monahan wished the audience a Happy St. Patty’s day before leaving the small stage. “Drink as much as you can, and when you dance on the bar, wear as little as possible…my father told me that,” he teased (or perhaps he was serious).

Jimmy Stafford playing "Hey Soul Sister"

I was on the edge of the stage snapping photos and had a front row seat to watch all the Train fans in the house drunkenly sing along to every song (as several girls also danced atop the bar).  

I’m fairly certain I was the only person for about two miles without a drink in my hand, but it was a fun experience nonetheless.

 Train also played a full concert last evening to a sold out crowd at the Keswick Theatre in Glenside, PA.

Pat Monahan sings "Meet Virginia"
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