Original crush circa 1995

Last weekend, I saw DREAMCAR at the Vic Theater in Chicago. This is a new band consisting of Tony Kanal, Tom Dumont, Adrian Young, and Davey Havok. So basically No Doubt, minus Gwen Stefani and plus lead singer from AFI. The cool part is that they have a completely different sound from No Doubt or AFI (check out some of their songs HERE). The concert was amazing and I had an amazing time, but it rekindled my old crush that I’ve had on Tony Kanal since 1995 when Tragic Kingdom debuted.

While it was instant love at first sight, my love for Tony has only grown over the past 22 years. He has truly grown into an amazing man and now is a father and husband (unfortunately for me haha!). He is also vegan which just makes me love him even more.

I’ve seen Tony Kanal perform with No Doubt three times, and now with Dreamcar once. While I greatly enjoyed the Dreamcar concert, I did notice that there was something missing that I greatly enjoyed while seeing No Doubt. The energy of Gwen and Tony is something that can’t quite be replicated. While Davey is amazing, he brings a different energy to the group. Different but not bad. At the end of the day, No Doubt is and always will be my favorite band so I will be biased when I say they are better, but Dreamcar has a special spot in my heart.


I got my fair portion of Tony this past weekend. Yum. He stared right at me and we had an entire conversation with our eyes. The best part, though? Tony liked my post on Instagram! That made my weekend. We’re pretty much friends now. 🙂

Enjoy the photos! What’s your favorite band? What type of music do you like?

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