One night with InCuBuS


I’m starting this article listening “Sick Sad Little World” from their 2004 album A Crow Left of the Murder.

What do you know about Brandon Boyd? He is the millennial metal voice.

What do you know about Incubus? They are the bad that is doing what most bands don’t.

I was on my early 20’s when someone introduced me to this upside-down harmonies that I ended up loving as I love my black and bitter coffee in the morning.

Mix of sounds than are combined to create masterpieces every time they play, you can forget about everything and just get lost in their music.

Believe me now, you cannot leave this life without experience Incubus in concert. They are beyond pure tones, it’s something that you feel, it’s something that you enjoy, like when you kiss the lips of a sinner.

Their songs can make you thrill, can make you sad, can bring memories, and some regrets (like when I wish for him).

Let me tell you about that night in July, a night with Brandon, Mike, José, Ben, Chris, Alex, and Gavin.

It was on a Saturday evening in the amphitheater in Tinley Park.

I was wearing my ripped jeans, my black converse, and my white t shirt, if you know me well, you know that my favorite outfit.

The show started on time with the music of Judah & the Lion from Nashville. I was amused with their sound, with their spirit, and great energy. Why I did not know about them before?

The second band was Jimmy Eat World from Arizona. I remembered them from their famous song The Middle. I think I was 18 when I discovered them, I was a rebel, trying to find my path, and this song was like a anthem.

After a few hours, the lights went off, my heartbeat was rising fast, I didn’t know I could scream that loud when that black circle showed up in the middle of a screen with the number 8 on it.


How can I describe you my feelings about this band? They are part of me, it’s like we know each other for so long. Was a good night. Hearing Brandon saying “gracias” and “muchas gracias” several times, made my 34 years old wrinkles disappeared like the magic I taste every time I go to my hidden place.

Most of the concert I stayed with my hands on the air, humming all the songs with my eyes closed, breathing the Mary Jane from my neighbors, and letting the music transporting me to a world where I’m free, where I’m completed. This band it is so California, it is so much of that perfect breeze, than shining light, those marvelous vibes. It is like spell when you are listening every song, it is like feeling happy for more than a moment, and not thinking about tomorrow because today, we are here and that is what matters.

Until next time, boys…


26 Comments Add yours

  1. tachiwi says:

    I love this band as well 🙂 Music really does something to the soul

  2. Yes! I love Incubus. I saw them three times when I was a teenager during their ‘Morning View’ era. I love how they’ve evolved over time and Brandon has a great voice. Also, Jimmy Eat World are great too! X

    1. bellafilippi says:

      Envy you 🙀Morning view is greaaaaat

  3. Incubus is my favourite band of all time, to the extent that I have “…and in this moment, I am HAPPY~” tattooed on my arm! 😀

    I saw them live for the fourth time this past July, and as usual they were AMAZING! I went to their Cincinnati show, and they played for nearly 2 hours. They played all of their hits, all of their not hits, and every song from “8”. They were super impressed that the audience could sing along to all of the songs from “8” already, and Brandon kept cracking funny jokes when he smelled weed wafting through the air and asking people to share (security was not happy lol).

    I had never heard of Judah & The Lion before this show, but they are now one of my favourite bands. They are playing in my city next month, and my best friend and I are going to their show! Most opening bands are…pretty bad. But Judah really owned their stage, and I think they made a TON of new fans on Incubus’s tour.

    I was a little disappointed with Jimmy Eat World. I’ve loved their songs since middle school and was excited to see them for the first time, but they just didn’t have much stage presence at my show. It was more of play the songs and leave. Maybe it was a off night. I’m willing to give them another shot. But Incubus and Judah made that night for me ❤

    I'm always glad to meet other Incubus fans 😀

    1. bellafilippi says:

      Yes, Incubus is amazing. Their music it’s so peaceful, so perfect. I have seen them only two times in my life 😦 you are lucky.

  4. lucicoo says:

    That would so awesome to see them. Its been a while since I’ve heard anything from them. Brings me back growing up in the 90’s.

    1. bellafilippi says:

      They are the best ❤️

  5. Chelsea says:

    Incubus was the first concert I’ve been to …and the last one I saw at the Hollywood bowl!

    1. bellafilippi says:

      Awesome❤️❤️❤️you understand the feeling

  6. Evolve2Me says:

    I like them! I feel like I was right there with you!

    1. bellafilippi says:

      That’s amazing 🙂🙂

  7. D Shen says:

    Omg… haven’t heard Incubus for auch a long while…

  8. ah this brings back memories for me! i’m only a few years older than you and Incubus were huge when i was at uni!

    1. bellafilippi says:

      I’m glad you liked it 🌹

  9. I saw this band many, many moons ago! Great band.

  10. I find them quite interesting because technically, they’re really not my type of music but there is something about it that I do find intriguing and occasionally I do listen to them.It sounds like you’re having an awesome time everytime you see them which is nice to hear 🙂 I hope for many more pleasant experiences for you 🙂

    1. bellafilippi says:

      Thank youuuu very much 🌹

  11. tachiwi says:

    Hi there I have nominated you for the mystery blogger award

    1. bellafilippi says:

      Waoooo!!! Gracias ❤️

  12. A Hernandez says:

    This sounds like an awesome event! I need to make more time to make it out to events like this. I love going to local events.

  13. I’ve actually never listened to Incubus, and now I feel like a failure of a 90s kid, hah.

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