When the Counting Crows booked the Lifestyles Communities Pavilion for a 7 p.m. show on Monday, Sept. 7, they probably thought they were going to cash in on the temporarily increased population of Columbus following the opening football weekend of the college season.
However, when it was announced that the Buckeyes and Hokies would be staging their rematch in the primetime 8 p.m. Monday night slot, the band had a dilemma on their hands.
Sensing an audience that would likely be half of its potential size, the Counting Crows have made the decision to move the concert up to a 3 p.m. start time. They will even allow fans to watch the Ohio State game in the aftermath of the concert, later that night.
The Dispatch talked to a guy from Indianapolis who even said he wasn't planning on seeing Adam Duritz and co. -- until the concert time was changed to accommodate him watching the big game.
It just goes to show, Buckeye college football in Columbus is bigger than even rock 'n roll.