Just saw 3 Doors Down on July 4th, at Konocti Harbor, at Clear Lake in northern California. Arrived at the lakeside resort at about 4 pm to a party that had clearly already started – you know, that slightly awkward situation where everyone but you is already drunk? Seemed like everyone was yelling – almost put my earplugs in before the show even started!
Regardless, the show was excellent. 3 Doors hail from Mississippi with an assertive, tight, “southern style” of rock infused with plenty of soul and often with positive or patriotic lyrics. Singer Brad Arnold is a solid live performer, and led the band through hits and back catalog including “It’s Not My Time”, “Kryptonite”, and my favorite “When I’m Gone“. Not my usual cup of tea but a strong brew that fit the 4th of July spirit perfectly.