IG Summer Concert Series: Huey Lewis & the News


My family and I at the Huey Lewis & the News concert!

On August 7, my parents, brother and I visited the Orange County Fair and saw Huey Lewis and the News. They were on tour to promote their new album, Soulsville. They opened with “The Heart of Rock n’ Roll” and then, along with their backup singers, sang some songs from their new album.


Huey and his amazing backup singers.

One thing that bothered me was Huey’s attitude! He seemed annoyed to have to play all of the hits that made them famous and successful, which I didn’t appreciate. I can understand that he might be tired of playing the same songs for twenty years… but come on. Those songs are what made you famous. Be gracious about it.


See the trumpet player at the top left? He was doing that fist pumo the whole night.

Overall, we had a really good time at the concert. They even did an a Capella portion of their songs. The concert was a gift for my Dad for his birthday, and he had a good time, so that’s all that matters!

IG Summer Concert Series: Lykke Li

On August 3rd my brother and I drove to the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles’ beautiful Griffith Park to see Lykke Li perform. If you ever have a chance to visit this venue, I highly recommend it. So pretty!


My brother and I at the Greek.

When we got there an opening band, Fool’s Gold, was performing. I had a celebrity spotting:


Vanessa Hudgens of High School Musical Fame.

Afterwards another opener, Best Coast performed. They were actually pretty decent.


Best Coast

Then Lykke Li took the stage. She was amazing!!

Lykke Li setlist:
Jerome (Wounded Rhymes)
I’m Good, I’m Gone (Youth Novels)
Sadness is a Blessing (Wounded Rhymes)
I Follow Rivers (Wounded Rhymes)
Silent My Song (Wounded Rhymes)
Little Bit (Youth Novels)
Dance Dance Dance (Youth Novels)
Cover: Please Stay (by various, originally the Drifters)
I Know Places (Wounded Rhymes)
Love Out of Lust (Wounded Rhymes)
Rich Kids Blues (Wounded Rhymes)
Breaking it Up (Youth Novels)
Youth Knows no Pain (Wounded Rhymes)
Get Some (Wounded Rhymes)
Encore: Possibility (The Twilight Saga: New Moon OST)
Encore: Unrequited Love (Wounded Rhymes)

My brother and I really enjoyed the show. She is a really great performer. Here are some of my favorite pictures from the night:


Lykke Li show pictures.

I also took video of her performing “Sadness is a Blessing,” which is my favorite song off of her new album:

Lykke Li Performing “Sadness is a Blessing” from Erin Cragg on Vimeo.

Next up is Huey Lewis & the News on August 7!

IG Summer Concert Series 2011: Selena Gomez & The Scene

As I mentioned a couple of months ago in this post, I planned on going to a couple of shows this summer to see some of my favorite acts. A couple of weeks ago was the first concert: Selena Gomez & the Scene!

The concert was on July 24th at the Orange County Fairgrounds. Here is the amphitheater:


Clearly, we had awesome seats.


My new Selena shirt.

Thank god for zoom/monitors!


Click to see bigger.

I didn’t have anything to write the set list down with, but I will try to remember the songs she played (not really in any order):
Love You Like a Love Song
Hit the Lights
The Way I Loved You
Round & Round
A Year Without Rain
Rock God
Off the Chain
Summer’s Not Hot
We Own the Night
Bang Bang Bang
My Dilemma
Tell Me Something I Don’t Know
Who Says (Encore)

I think I’m missing a couple. She also did the Super Bass cover seen here:

And OMG GUESS WHO SHOWED UP (as predicted by the lady at the Budweiser stand I talked to on my way back from the bathroom earlier):



He sang a cover, “Cry Me a River” by Justin Timberlake. The six year old I was with was sooo excited, she loves JB.

I heard later that her show wasn’t really her normal set since it is at a fairground, too bad. I thought she sounded great though, and the place was PACKED. Everyone had a really good time, and I’d love to see her again (maybe at a different venue next time!)