Third Eye Blind 2024"All our best concerts included a rainstorm" shouted Third Eye Blind singer and frontman Stephan Jenkins as the skies opened during their show at Northerly Island's Huntington Bank Pavilion Friday night.

The weather threatened all evening. Clouds approached ominously as two warmup bands - Arizona and Yellowcard - performed. Each plays post-punk power pop music that resonated well with 3EB fans, Yellowcard enhancing their music with a violinist.

Third Eye Blind opened with the hypnotic "Motorcycle Drive By" before launching into a series of energetic songs. They slowed things down when the band members pulled up chairs at the front of the stage and picked up acoustic instruments to play an acoustic set. After this, the downpour began. It did not last long, but the crowd embraced the stormy weather, particularly as 3EB closed their set with "Jumper," "Semi-Charmed Life," and their encore "How's It Going to Be."

The group drew heavily from their classic 1997 self-titled album that kicked off their recording career; but they played songs from throughout their career.

Yellowcard at SunsetThe lighting on stage this night seemed intent on hiding the band with red, orange, and yellow backlighting. Even the obligatory live projections on the big screen displayed only black and white video. In the end, it made no difference. The focus was on the music.

The rain held off until the show ended, which sadly forced us to ride our bikes home in the rain. We arrived home drenched and happy.