By Samantha Dym and Olivia Galano
The cool sound of Maroon 5 dazzled the south shore of Long Island on August 11, 2010, as the band played a sold-out show to fans at Nikon at Jones Beach Theater. The stage had picture-perfect scenery with the Atlantic Ocean sparkling in the background accompanied by a beautiful sunset. A dry night and calm breeze made this a great night for an outdoor concert.
If you made it to Jones Beach before 7 o’clock you definitely caught some tailgating in the parking lot full of portable grills, Maroon 5 blaring from car speakers, and fans in homemade T-shirts. If you made it inside the venue at that time, you probably heard English female singer and songwriter, VV Brown performing. The next act was an interesting synthpop artist known as Owl City, who received the utmost compliment as the crowd took over at one point during the song “Fireflies.” When the song ended, Owl City took a bow and thanked the audience. In the meantime, while everyone sat in suspense, a few swans swam over to the side of the stage.
It was 9 o’clock and people started pouring into the theater. Within minutes, Maroon 5 made their way to the front of the stage. Lead singer Adam Levine hopped around as he belted out the catchy “Misery” off their new album Hands All Over. The crowd went wild. The bar was set high after they had opened up with their new hit song, which was every unexpected. Other popular songs the audience had samplings of were “She Will Be Loved” “Wake Up Call” “This Love” and “Harder To Breathe.” The crowd roared and took over at parts when these classic songs were performed. Perhaps the most interesting part of the show was when Adam and the band performed Alicia Keys’ famous “If I Ain’t Got You.”
“Sunday Morning” was the final song the band performed. Maroon 5 entertained the people with great music new and old.