This year marks the twentieth anniversary of one of our favorite albums of the 90s: Third Eye Blind’s self titled debut album. These San Francisco rockers celebrated their stellar 20 years with the 2017 Summer Gods Tour at Jones Beach. We gathered a group of our friends to spend the day at the beach, followed by the performance at the Northwell Health amphitheater in the evening. We are excited to share our “semi-charmed” day with you.
Third Eye Blind’s hit-packed self-titled album debuted on April 8, 1997. Lead singer, Stephan Jenkins, charmed us with his infections hooks and rhythmic melodies, sometimes about darker topics like crystal meth addiction, suicide and abuse. The album featured three instant top 10 singles with “Semi-Charmed Life,” “How’s it Going to Be” and “Graduate” and two other hits with “Jumper” and “Losing a Whole Year.”
Jones Beach is a quick train ride away from the city. We began our day with a picnic at the beach. Archana prepared goat cheese & pecan and blue cheese & walnut tea sandwiches. We also sipped on lots of white wine and rosé. Always remember to be discrete with alcohol on beaches and parks.
We serendipitously bumped into a college friend, Lorraine, and her family on the beach. Her son, Nico, loved the white chocolate covered soft almond candies that we received from Confetti Milano. These sweet treats are DELICIOUS and made in Italy. They come in a variety of flavors including Classic Almond, Cappuccino, Coconut, Stracciatella, Strawberry and Tiramisu. Our favorite was the Stracciatella. You can buy them in the city at Grace’s Marketplace in the Upper East Side or online.
After a relaxing afternoon at the beach, we headed over to the Northwell Health Theater for the concert. The band started with several new songs and then performed their entire debut album in chronological order. They concluded with Never Let You Go from the Collection album.
|Photos by Howard Schnapp|
I believe in the sand beneath my toes
The beach gives a feeling
An earthy feeling
I believe in the faith that grows––Third Eye Blind