VideosLet's Let the Cops Chase Us AroundCaitlin Fitzgibbons

You guys, I really wanted to live this past weekend without any regrets, but I failed. I slept in my contacts too many times. I got sun burned. I didn’t request enough songs from this middle aged DJ at a card table with his Dell. But my biggest regret of all was not going to see the Gin Blossoms for $15 at the Blue Chip Casino in Michigan City, Indiana.

Yeah. I know – I’m a total zero. Don’t worry, I’ve already banned myself from looking at my face in the mirror because I’m just embarrassed. The Gin Blossoms were an emotionally charged 90′s Alternative Rock band. Not only that, but Wikipedia let me know that the Gin Blossoms are also a Jangle Pop and Power Pop band. I mean, of course they are.

With such hits as “Hey Jealousy” and “Found Out About You,” these are the songs of my youth – just driving around in my parents’ Volvo station wagon. I could have recreated mad memories this weekend. Who knows, maybe I could have lived to tell my kids that I met my husband at a Gin Blossoms concert. It would have been perfect. I could have sent a Gin Blossoms CD out as our “save the date” for the wedding.

I’ll bounce back from this. I will. In fact, I’ve already tracked down their next concert in Chicago (Sept. 15th). Yes, the Gin Blossoms are currently on tour. So check out their dates and see if they’re coming to a locale near you. No regrets.

Tears 4 Years,
Fitz

 

  • http://www.facebook.com/megaounce Megan Younce

    I LOVE THEM

  • http://www.facebook.com/electriceyeslilsighs Maria Quaratino-Fulton

    When I moved from Arizona, I would pop in their cd whenever I was homesick. Totally reminded me of driving around Phoenix with the windows down and just being a carefree kid. :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/vincentpriceisdead Shelley Franklin

    “Til I Hear it From You was the first song on the soundtrack to the movie Empire Records, which was totally my soundtrack for 3/4 of my junior year of high school. I would never really call myself a Gin Blossoms fan, but there is no way I wouldn’t go see that show, probably wearing Docs and a kilt, and then I’d come home and watch Daria. *sigh*

  • http://www.facebook.com/CSQUIRTBIKE Corie Scibelli

    i was lucky enough to catch them at the plaza in albany, ny in…2005? i don’t know, i was still in high school. but it was AWESOME. see them if you can! and belt out all the words, because you know you still know ‘em!

  • http://www.facebook.com/carriemcook Carrie Cook

    You are amazing for making me aware of this. My soul thanks you today, my ears will thank you on August 10th!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1732401323 Calley Wilson

    Gin Blossoms and the Counting Crows are probably my favorite bands from the 90′s. They remind me of a simpler time, when my summers were spent driving in cars with my friends, chasing boys and generally doing nothing. I’m sad to see they aren’t stopping in Portland on their tour… might have to make the trek up to Seattle.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=636470453 Lucia Juliao

    Oh man, that would have been awesome! But sadly there are no Canadian dates. :-(

  • http://www.facebook.com/miakochka Mia Kochka

    They’ll be playing for free at my local county fair! I definitely want to see them! And I love “Hey Jealousy”.

  • http://www.facebook.com/amberrene Amber Rico

    this posts reminds me of how much fun I had as a teenager and how fabulous I looked in my floral baby doll dresses paired with my doc marten’s.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1612961 Caitlin Fitzgibbons

      Yes! Bring back this look Amber.

  • http://www.facebook.com/the.dizzydaydreamer Presley Lynne Hoover

    I love this song! It’s been like my theme song for awhile now. I put the quote “You can trust me not to think, and not to sleep around. If you don’t expect too much from me, you might not be let down.” On EVERYTHING! Thanks so much for posting this.

  • http://www.facebook.com/juliagazdag Julia Gazdag

    I love the Gin Blossoms so much it like, hurts.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ConstantsBecomeSurreal Erin Freemantle-Couture

    I remember when my first boyfriend’s parents told me that they went to go see this band back in 2005, I was shocked that the band had such a widespread effect on people. Totally thought they had been a one hit wonder band, but thankfully to my surprise they’ve lived on!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/mollsmcaleer Molly McAleer

    FAVORITE SONG.

  • http://www.facebook.com/laurie.guerrettaz Laurie Guerrettaz

    Ooh I hate the Gin Blossoms

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1318210631 Lara Streeter

    Reminds me of why I spend so much time in the 90s room on turntable lately. Cheers!

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