3EB over the last few years has developed a proud story of a band that clearly feels alive in live performance. The intensity of 3EB's fans attests to the energy this group creates.
No backing tracks. No pitch correct. No sequencers. No landing gear. 3EB's intention is to live or die in each moment they play. To make it up as they go. "We are imperfect", Stephan says. "I like the moment, scary as it may be, where it could all fall apart or it could all be glorious and you won't know 'till you huck it over the edge, but you weren't thinking about it, because you already did. That's what live performance is to me."
One of the theories for 3EB's upward trajectory these last few years, is fans love to find themselves and each other at these shows. Stephan always invites everyone to greet each other, and that sense of togetherness as from the line in the song Deep Inside of You, "I'd walk with my people if I could find them", creates a spirit that equals the bands every night. "I am energized by the exchange with the audience and every night reminds me of how we are all in this together."
Third Eye Blind shows are about taking a moment to sing loud and remember you're alive. And it's a sight to see from the stage or the audience.