This show was incredibly refreshing. It has been a while since I’ve been at a show and didn’t see everyone in the crowd on their cell phones.
Sadly, this show had the first band start as doors open. This is something that should really change in the music scene especially when local bands have to sell tickets to even get their chance to be on stage.
When I walked into the Rex, Seaway was on the last song of their set. I haven’t listened to them much but I was shocked by how his voice sounded. It was rougher (and I don’t mean that in a bad way at all) then I remember hearing from a few of their songs I’ve heard. Recently, I’ve become more interested in their music after seeing them perform.
Such Gold shortly took the stage afterwards. I’ve been a long time fan of their music and have even traveled to Cleveland on four hours of sleep to see them play with The Story So Far. This band always puts a ridiculous amount of energy into their set and it shows.
Transit is a band that has been around for a while and is the reason that a lot of my friends have gotten into this genre. Their set was filled with many crowd chants. Almost everyone who wasn’t up front singing along, were swaying around in the back.
Finally, Four Year Strong appeared on stage and the crowd got closer together. FYS is the band that got me into this genre. I remember being in high school and after classes putting their music on in my bedroom and getting work done. Four Year Strong had a blend of new and old music which made it possible to please all of their fans. They have a strong connection with their fans and every single time I have seen them, they’ve made a point to show their fans how much they appreciate them. From being at Warped Tour and having long talks with their fans at their merch tent or at this particular show having their fans join them on stage during their encore song (you can see an iPhone quality picture in the gallery)!