This is the second time I've seen them and I enjoyed them very well. Though for this concert I wasn't in the pot and had seats pretty far up. But from the distance it was cool. I got to hear Footsteps and he came into the crowd nearly to the lawn for the last song.
I wasn't really familiar with this band before the show but right when they came out I knew I'd love them. They had a sense of humor stating that they're "a brand new band" and that they "have a single that has only been out for 18 weeks" before playing an older song from the 80's. Overall they had a sound that I really enjoyed, I could pretend that I was in the 80's. And they just so happened to play the two songs I knew, I'll Be With You and I Want You To Want Me. Also they had so many different and cool guitars. There was one that was literally shaped like a punk rocker.
I was so excited to see these guys as they were the band that got me into metal and rock in the first place. Right off the bat they played Ride the Wind and Talk Dirty to Me which were two of my favorites. They then did this thing where they did a memorial for veterans where Brent had everyone raise their phones and littered. After that they played Fallen Angel and (my favorite song by them) Unskinny Bop. The final song before the encore was Nothing But A Good Time. And then for the encore the invited Pop Evil back on the stage and did a cover of Kiss' Rock N Roll. And, though I wasn't even remotely close to the front Brent was reaching out to the crowd and really just having a good time with everyone. They also had this really cool smoke show that added to the effect.
Reel Big Fish
I didn't think I'd like guys but when they came out singing Take On Me I was intrigued. They have such a fun energy! The second song basically said "everyone else is an asshole" at the very end they were like, "but not you guys you guys are cool." I also liked their Journey cover. They had a sense of humor too with things like, "for this next song which is the same song I need you to form a huge circle pit." and "did you all shake your booties I could only see the top halves of you but if you say you did I believe you."
For these guys I was second row center, I didn't really get a chance to take them in because there was so much crowd surfing and not getting crushed.
Like with Issues I couldn't really enjoy or see anything through the surfing and mashing but they sounded cool.
Once again I had to be same problem as I did with the previous two. But I saw the lead singer's outfit; which was like this purple holographic thing. So that was pretty cool. But I couldn't pay attention enough to judge anything else.
As expected these guys were a lot of fun. So much nostalgia. By the time they got on I had been shoved up front and center. My favorite part was when one of the dudes came on stage mopping (that became a bit of an inside joke at the concert) it was like that spongebob episode where they cheer for SpongeBob just because he's mopping. And then they proceeded to play All Star (because the crowd sang it earlier in the day while they were bored). Right from there it was Don't Trust Me which is a 3OH3 classic.
Bowling For Soup
I didn't stay for their whole set and only saw them very briefly but they were as fun as I had expected. They played High School Never Ends which was one of my favorites as a littl elementary schooler.
For them I was third row back and to the left. I don't know anything about this band but I loved the singer she seemed like such a sweet and lovely person. She was very interactive with the crowd. And when someone got hurt in the mosh pit she went out of her way to make sure they're alright.
Fallng in Reverse
Was able to get front for them which was cool because I came specifically for them. They were a lot of fun. They opened with one of my favorite songs of theirs; Just Like You. And of course a bunch of songs from their newer album. They were just a lot of fun to sing along with.
Oh man this was another childhood band! They opened with my childhood jam too; I'd Do Anything. So that was a lot of fun. They were spraying the crowd with water guns and tossing large beach balls into the crowd so it was just a lot of fun and there was a lot of energy to get the performance.
Alice was so much fun, honestly this was probably one of the best live shows I've seen. I caught him on his Halloween tour so it was extra badass. Lots of costumes and stage props including a guillotine and a giant Frankenstein and a sparkler shower. He played pretty much all of my favorites too; School's Out, The Ballad Of Dwight Fry, and Poison. School's Out had a great finale complete with confetti and large pumpkin beach balls. An overall fantastic concert experience.
These guys were a blast, I gotta love the pope costumes. My favorite parts had to be when Tobias came out playing a saxophone and when he blasted the money canon rotfl. The over all performance and aesthetic was incredible. The band really works hard and you can tell. Also gotta give a shout out to the music he played before the show started, during intermission, and especially after--Host Of Seraphim was a good choice.