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Everyone has the albums that made their year and the albums that made their decade. While that was originally what I had planned to make this post, I decided that there were certain songs, artists, albums, and aspects that should be highlighted as big parts of the decade for me as well…and why not have some fun with it?
All Time Low: My first concert in the alt-rock/lesser-known rock scene and my first GA show. The guys in All Time Low and the music they provided are so important to my musical preferences and my life today.


Breakdowns: This decade has brought us SO MANY amazing breakdowns, here are some of my favorites.

  • A Day To Remember “Resentment” (2:35)
  • Bring Me The Horizon “House Of Wolves” (1:47)
  • Ice Nine Kills “Thank God It’s Friday” (2:39) and “Me Myself and Hyde” (2:54)
  • Beartooth “Used and Abused” (2:18) and “Censored” (2:34)
  • I Prevail “Deadweight” (2:14) and “Come And Get It” (2:13)
  • Motionless in White “Thoughts & Prayers” (2:22) , “Disguise” (2:22) , and “Soft” (2:07)

Covers: Who DOESN’T love a good helping of Punk Goes Pop? Some of the most memorable covers include…

  • Beartooth “Blitzkrieg Bop” by The Ramones
  • A Day To Remember “Since U Been Gone” by Kelly Clarkson
  • Ice Nine Kills “Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life)” by Green Day
  • I Prevail “Blank Space” by Taylor Swift
  • Hands Like Houses “Torn” by Natalie Imbruglia

Disease: When Beartooth dropped this record it sort of solidified them as my favorite band of all time. The raw emotion, the intensity of the tunes, the heart, and soul that Caleb Shomo poured into every song, makes for one of the best and most important albums of the decade in general. This album is also one of the most important albums to me personally as well. If anyone needs some music to relate to during hard times, give Disease a listen.


Entertainment: “Rare”, “11:11”, “Crybaby”, “Not Warriors”, LITERALLY the entire album is beautifully written and produced. These songs create a feeling of true love and heartbreak and even make you wanna punch some people in a pit…and by that I mean “Tantrum”…its a bop.

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Features: There are few things cooler than hearing an artist that you love chime in on a song from another artist that you love. Here are my favorites from this decade

  • Tonight Alive ft. Corey Taylor, “My Underworld”
  • All Time Low ft. Joel Madden of Good Charlotte, “Bail Me Out”
  • Simple Plan ft. Alex Gaskarth of All Time Low, “Freaking Me Out”
  • Pierce The Veil ft. Jeremy McKinnon of A Day To Remember, “Caraphernelia” (This one is better than “King For A Day” and I will argue that to my dying day.)
  • Neck Deep ft. Sam Carter of Architects, “Don’t Wait”
  • Ice Nine Kills ft. JR. Wasilewski and Buddy Schaub of Less than Jake and Will Salazar of Finix TX, “IT Is The End”

Gone In Your Wake: Thousand Below is one of the best up and coming bands out there right now and this record solidifies that. The songs are catchy, intense and all-around amazing.

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Headspace: I am not really a fan of issues anymore, but this album will always be a 10/10 record. The bass is so fun on it and Tyler Carter really shines on the vocals in many of the songs. It’s a fun listen for sure.

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Ice Nine Kills: This band is one of the most, if not THE most, creative bands in existence. If you guys know of a band that can put together an entire record based on books and then follow that up with an entire record based on movies and then put on the same intense shows that these guys do…please inform me of them.

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Justified”: When A Day To Remember released Bad Vibrations, I knew the album would have its place in history. It is easily the most diverse and well put together album that the band has created and it brings in EVERY aspect of them as a group. “Justified” makes that album what it is. It’s intense, it’s emotional, it’s really the backbone of the record.

Keep Your American Dream”: I really don’t have anything to say about this song, other than it is probably the best song on Disgusting and I seriously want to mosh to it. I never mosh. It’s that good.

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Lyrical genius: There are so many songs that I could highlight for this but this decade brought some of the most emotional and well-written songs. From tunes like “Clever” by Beartooth to songs like “And The Snakes Start To Sing” by Bring Me The Horizon, listeners were able to hear wordsmithing at it’s peak. The intense music behind the words was great too.
Motionless In White: Motionless In White OWNED 2019. They put out the album of the year and did extensive touring before the album even dropped, then they booked a co-headline with Beartooth to kickoff 2020. Plus they put on amazing shows throughout the decade and totally made themselves icons of the scene.


Neck Deep: The Peace and The Panic was easily one of the best albums of the decade and this bad seriously reinvigorated pop-punk. I sadly haven’t had the chance to see them yet but they’re on my list and very high on it too.

Overthinking”: Coming from the band’s most recent record “Anon.”, this song is easily one of the most important songs of the decade and creates such a unique mix of Jazz and Blues sounding guitar riffs with musical techniques that tie the song to this scene of Rock. It truly is a masterpiece.
Photography: I have been able to grow tremendously in my photography skills this decade and most of that growth has come from this past year. I had the opportunities to photograph The Wrecks, Thousand Below and Waterparks professionally this decade and had so many other great shots taken straight from my phone. Anyone can achieve great shots, all you have to do is try!

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Quitting: I couldn’t think of a word for Q and I know that while many members didn’t necessarily “quit” their bands, this decade had a lot of hiatuses and switching of members. Most recently My Chemical Romance ended their hiatus and Black Veil Brides parted ways with bassist Ashley Purdy. There were many others but I won’t list them all!
Revolution Radio: This solidifies that Green Day wins this decade. It was never debated that this group of guys weren’t afraid to make a statement when there was one to be made. Revolution Radio is just the statement that this decade needed and deserved. Plus the album is full of absolute bangers and the tour was INSANE.

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Set It Off: This decade brought me to one of my favorite bands of all time. Set It Off has been a huge part of my life for the last five years and I have made so many good memories with them and appreciate them and their music dearly.


Tours: I was able to experience SO many good tours this year and I am certain that they all did well.

  • Shinedown “Attention Attention” tour with Papa Roach and Asking Alexandria
  • Papa Roach “Who Do You Trust?” tour with Asking Alexandria and Bad Wolves
  • Set It Off “Midnight World Tour pt 2” with Emarosa, Broadside, and Selfish Things
  • A Day To Remember “Degenerates” tour with I Prevail, Beartooth, and Can’t Swim
  • Green Day “Revolution Radio” tour with Catfish and The Bottlemen
  • The Rolling Stones “Zipcode” tour with Ed Sheeran

Unopened Windows”: Cody Carson seems to know how to write a song that gets me right in the feels no matter how many times I listen to it. This song means so much to me and it has gotten me through so many rough nights and continues to do so. My heart goes out to Cody and the boys in Set It Off, as it always does.

Vessel: This album is easily the best album Twenty One Pilots have put out to date. Songs on the album are iconic and all-around amazing. House of Gold and Trees are the two that stick out to me most. My favorite, however, would have to be Guns For Hands.

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Warped Tour: There is no denying that the ending of Warped Tour was a defining moment in music for this decade. Warped Tour was the biggest platform for exposure that this scene had and it allowed for thousands to be brought together in one place for a day of acceptance and fun. This tour was a huge relief for kids and will be missed dearly.

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X: Okay so does anyone ever have anything for “X” when they do this stuff? No? Cool, because neither do I.

Youngblood: 5 Seconds Of Summer have been a part of my life for almost the entire decade. So when I finally found my way back to them with this album I was thrilled with the way it sounded and the new sides it brought out. I absolutely adore this album and this band!

Zero”: When Crown The Empire dropped Retrograde, saying I was pleasantly surprised would be an understatement. This is easily the best song on that album and I will always love it.

About a month ago I had the opportunity to see Blessthefall for the fifth time on their Hard Feelings tour. Through this tour, I was exposed to a band that I can now easily claim as one of my favorite bands to date. The line-up consisted of A War Within, Thousand Below, Ded, The Word Alive, and Blessthefall. All of the bands on this bill were phenomenal live but The Word Alive completely blew my mind.

When the tour got announced I was eager to listen to The Word Alive having heard great things about them but never getting around to listen to them. I was late to the party, but at least I got there, and I am very happy that I did. These guys bring so many amazing aspects to the table when it comes to being in music. Their sound, their persona, their connection, their live show, all of it comes together at once and hits you in the face like a ton of bricks. Only this time the bricks don’t hurt!snapchat-1686048024

In regards to their sound, these guys cover all the bases. The mix of clean and unclean vocals and how they meld together is impossible to find flaws in. Telle’s clean vocals take people to a different world entirely and then his screams yank them right back. You can find slower yet still hardcore songs or songs that have you banging your head the whole time. Put these songs into a live setting and you’ve got a true energy on your hands. This energy is obvious in the music but to see how the band connects to each other on stage gives you 110% and it’s a truly refreshing thing to witness and gives you an amazing feeling of togetherness, which is not something to overlook in a bands live performance.

Seeing The Word Alive was an experience that I will hold dear forever and hopefully get to experience many more times. From the moment their set started, which started with an extended intro to Red Clouds, it was building and building in suspense and intensity. That intensity remained through the entire set, and there was crowd interaction and involvement in almost every song. The emotion put forth with this band is something I can’t begin to express with words. Emotion is one of my core requirements to become a favorite band of mine, and needless to say they checked that box super quick.

I highly recommend checking these guys out NOW. They are fantastic in every way and bring all that you could want in a band for this scene.

Okay, I am sure you all realize by now that I am a HUGE fan of The Wrecks. However, I will say that I am never one to claim a band is just SO fantastic unless I truly believe it. So, when I first found out that the band was releasing new music, I was beyond excited. Hearing it in full, I am absolutely in love with it. Let’s get into this…

 

Figure This Out – First off, I rarely if ever like songs with the subject matter of this one. This song however is open and raw, mix that with the melody that is just so catchy and damn am I hooked. I have this habit of imagining songs being played live and you better believe I can see this song being played to a crowd with everyone jumping and singing at the top of their lungs. You get to the end of the song and the consistent drum just sets it all in, and then the very last line of the song going to the softer tone ties the ribbon on the perfect gift.

 

James Dean – The guitar and the way the vocals in the first verse are shorter and choppy adds to vintage feel of this song. Follow that into the harsher chorus that is still sort of choppy at first, this whole song screams teenage rebellion and I love it. Not to mention that these guys know how to stretch and mess with their sound, therefore adding to the diversity of their music especially in this song. Solid 10/10 for this song.

 

Way With Words – Back to the ability to completely change their sound and vibe between songs, wow. This song is much softer than the first two, but as I have seen this song live two times now, I know just how into it the crowds get. Having songs like this that still bring energy to a crowd add to the greatness this band has. I also want to highlight the vocals in this song, Nick Anderson has one of the most unique voices I have heard and he demonstrates his how diverse his voice is in this song and as someone who also sings, I have so much respect for him.

 

Panic Vertigo – I really enjoy the chorus of this song, and I also enjoy how the bass and drums are more prominent in this song. Overall I think this song is something that the band put a lot of thought into and I respect that greatly. Falling back to the vocals once again, Anderson demonstrates his amazing range. The feel of frustration that I feel this song is trying to express really manifests itself in the ending bridge with the “What the hell do I know?” line. Overall this song is definitely one I think many people will appreciate in the time to come.

 

Revolution – This song definitely started off differently than I would have expected. I love the softer sound in the beginning but we can feel the raw emotion coming in the closer to the chorus we get. It all comes into full effect in the chorus and it really is empowering. This one also makes me think of what a crowd would be like if this song was being played. I can imagine everyone screaming this song at the top of their lungs just due to the energy it gives off. This song isn’t my favorite ever, but I am still a fan

Since November 11th, 2016 Light Up The Sky have been one of my favorite artists. They are crazy good performers and some of the greatest dudes you could ever meet. They truly put everything into what they do. They never fail to impress with their sound and their performance, and their new single “Hard To Love” is no different.

The song starts off with faded vocals rocking guitars. By the verse the full vocals of Ray Luna come in to captivate listeners with a softer, smooth sound mixing with a then smooth guitar sound. Progress to the chorus and the vocals take a step up in tone and get harsher adding to the feeling behind the lyrics with the melody picking right back up to the beginning pace. Lyrically this song is incredible. With lines like “How do you know what it’s like to be me?” and “All your words make me a mess, You got me falling apart for you” mixed with the moving melody we can easily see Luna’s relation to the song and how personal it is. In my opinion at least, I like the fact that I can easily relate to the simple lines which seem to put words to what some might have trouble expressing. Musically it is obvious these dudes know how to mix up speeds and patterns within their playing as to fit everything together into something many will love and find easy and fun to listen to. I can easily see myself trying to sing the the backing music as well as the lyrics, because its just that easy to get lost in!

Overall this song is most definitely a 10/10. I have so much respect for these guys and truly think they are a band EVERYONE should know. They show promise in everything they do and the sky is limit for them.

So, give their new single “Hard To Love” a listen, and I am sure you will most likely become as big of a fan of them as I am.

PS. I interviewed Ray in June of 2017 and while I have already posted it, I will add the link below!

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Before listening: I don’t think that I will be a big fan of this album, it seems too mainstream for me. I was and still am a huge fan of the older fall out boy and I know that this album is a pretty big shift from that. However, I feel that this album is probably a big step out of the bands comfort zone and I gain so much respect for artists who take such large leaps like this. So, I’m skeptical but interested, so lets get started.

Young and menace: I love the first line of this song, as well as the Nikki Sixx line. The chorus is so intense and delivers such a drive and brings the confusion factor that seems to be what this album was meant to bestow on its listeners. Then going from the intense chorus into the subtle verse…I can’t put my finger on one exact point in this song that sets it in for me, but I am honestly all for this side of fall out boy.

Champion: Slow intro, softer sound then right into harsh vocals. Very empowering. Overall there is something about this song that I feel is missing musically. Maybe it’s that it just doesn’t really go anywhere. Many of the bands songs are somewhat unpredictable, where as this one is not. I feel that this song could have been made a lot more than it is, but it isn’t my song to create or perform. This song is very lyrically driven however.

Stay Frosty Royal Milk Tea: Okay um…weird title, but what else is new with Fall Out Boy? I like the intro, it’s dark and cool. I like the bridge a LOT. Again, this seems like a much more simple melody than what you would expect from them, but this song holds a lot of lyrical value and Patrick is taking a new road with his vocals, which is working well for him!

HOLD ME TIGHT OR DON’T: Okay, alright, this is different. Dark lyrics and a  lighter sound, and I have always been a fan of that kind of contradiction. I like the whistles and marimba and snapping a lot, I think it adds to the “dreamy” feel that the song seems to entail. The chorus is nice as well.

The Last Of The Real Ones: Nice light piano, the bridge in this song stands out to me vocally. I really really like this chorus. I think this might be one of my favorite songs on this album. I like the tunnel vision line and I like the speed up on the last of the real ones.

Wilson (Expensive Mistakes): I like the songs when Patrick stays in his lower range and I actually really enjoy the lyrics in this song. I like the “I’ll stop wearing black when they make a darker color” line. This song is brutally honest and I respect that a lot, i think this song is lyrically my favorite on the album, I’m not a big fan of the sound of it however.

Church: Ha, the church music intro, I get it. I feel that this song is missing something as well. I think that again, vocally this one is great but I feel that it lacks lyrically and musically. This one really doesn’t impress me.

Heaven’s Gate: I LOVE THE SLOWER VIBE. The slow swing vibe is one of my favorite sounds and then mixing it with Patricks unique vocals is a combination that is so much more beautiful than one might expect. This is a unique take on a love song in this scene and I really like it. I really like the choruses in this song and the slide in heaven’s during the chorus. This one is definitely one of my favorites on the album.

Sunshine Riptide: Yeah, I’m really not a fan of this song either. I like the chorus but everything leading up to it is too simple and basic for my taste.

Bishops Knife Trick: I like the softer tone. I also notice the subtle guitar during the verses. I really like the chorus though, it’s nice. I think this is one of the better songs on the album, and it is lyrically very developed.

 

After listening: I will say, I liked it more than I thought I would. Is it my favorite? Oh no, absolutely not. I think that Fall Out Boy saw their opportunity to take a new route and so they took it. They did really well taking that route, and they created really developed songs and some really unique sounds. This album wasn’t really my style though, so as a review I will have to say I wasn’t entirely in love. I felt that some of the songs were too simple and that had they maybe had a little bit more vocal variety or a melodic variety I would have liked it a lot more.

Fall Out Boy is heading out on tour this year! You can get tickets right here! https://falloutboy.com/tour/

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On Dec. 3 I had the opportunity to see and take photos (like, real photos, with my real camera) of a band called The Wrecks. I had seen these guys once before in this past summer. As many of you may know they opened for All Time Low on their Last Young Renegades Tour. Like hundreds of the others in attendance at that concert, I had never heard of The Wrecks, and I was incredibly happy that I had the chance to see them and become exposed to them.

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These guys currently have only three songs out right now and just came off of a multiple leg headline tour. They played a small bar in Lawrence KS and had easily 100 people there. If that doesn’t show how PHENOMENAL these guys are, then I don’t know what does. They are currently in the making of their album and I for one am incredibly excited.

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These guys deliver such an amazing stage presence and show all around. As you can tell by my featured image on this post, someone had the urge to crowdsurf multiple times only adding to the already steep energy in the room. Their sound which is sort of indie punk rock like ( I was listening to them one day and my mom heard and asked if I was listening to The White Stripes). It was not something I would expect myself to like as much as I do, seeing as I normally tend to enjoy the more hardcore side of music but I love these guys so much.

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I highly recommend looking these guys up and once you do, it’s impossible to not become a fan.

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Hey guys, so I thought it might be fun to go through my spotify discover playlist and highlight and rate some new artist for me and for you guys!

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1. Deaf Havana – Everybody’s Dancing And I Want To Die: I first noticed the odd intro. As I listened I was reminded of Mallory Knox, which I’m assuming is why they were on my discover playlist. There is kind of an odd rhythm in the chorus, but overall I like the vocals a lot and the lyrics are sad but make you want to sing along. 6/10

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2. Sink Your Teeth Into This – Conquer Divide ft Denis Stoff: I like the oh’s in the beginning and the screams remind me of Ice Nine Kills. However, the female vocals remind me of Haley Williams but a little, overall she sounds very unique. I really like these guys and will definitely be looking into them! 9/10

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3. Hopeless Case – ROAM: I really like the guitar in the intro and I now know why these guys toured with As It Is. They sound like a mix of As It Is and Neck Deep and give off a very modern punk vibe, I really enjoy this song. 7/10

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4. Familiar Ground – Exit: These guys remind me of State Champs and the vocalist has a slight resemblance to Jeremy McKinnon in certain spots. I like the guitar transitions in the second verse.  At fist I wasn’t sure how I felt about the song, but it grew on me as I listened to it. 6/10

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5. In The Mouth of Madness – Nightmares featuring Tyler Carter: I love intros like this one, ones that go from softer vocals into a guitar, then into screams, those intro’s get me every time. This band reminds me of Crown The Empire and I really like the chorus in this song. The vocals from the beginning are fantastic and then Tyler Carter really just adds to this already amazing song. I will definitely be adding these guys to my playlist ASAP! 10/10

Alright y’all, bring on the tears.

About mid November, this music scene heard some shocking and sad news, 2018 will be the last cross-country run of Vans Warped Tour. I personally, was and still am, heartbroken.

To start off, I went to warped tour for the first time in 2015 and let me tell you, it was definitely one of the best experiences of my life. It was the first time I had been to a festival like that and there were so many people there for the same reason, to see their favorite bands. I was absolutely astounded by the fact that I could see multiple bands? In one place? On the SAME DAY? It was such an awesome experience. I also went the next summer, and Warped 2016 allowed me to meet two of my favorite bands and see them play all in the same day, with my best friend, in an amazing city, it was then, and still is, the best experience of my life. Then this past summer, 2017, I went yet again, seeing two more of my favorite bands and having the opportunity to meet them for the first time! I made so many memories throughout the past summers going to warped tour. I am absolutely devastated that I won’t be able do that again after 2018.

When I read the interview that Warped Tour founder Kevin Lyman did, I was surprised to find that he was tired of the tour. “Not that I’m completely going anywhere, but traveling around the country with a tour this size in the landscape that we’re in is… to be honest, I’m just tired.”  he said.

While I do understand that being in charge of that tour is a large amount of stress and can be VERY tiring, isn’t there any way someone could take it over instead? Warped Tour is something that this scene of music holds dear, it allows people to find more artists, find friends in their area that they might not have met otherwise, and Warped Tour tickets are often times fairly priced! The price of these tickets is great considering you get to see so many bands in one day! I’m not Kevin Lyman but if I were, I would much rather pass on something amazing that I created, than let it fall out because I no longer felt I could keep up with it. It is also quite sad that this festival won’t be coming back to the Midwest, as it was the only festival that brought lesser known alternative and underground music.

I am excited for the outcome though, I am sure that since this is the last year for the full tour, there will be many people who come out to experience it! I can’t wait to see the bands that get picked for the line-up, and see and meet some new people, since it will be the last chance I have to do so!

I am back and hopefully will be more current for a couple months! Today I would like to highlight a band that I have just recently become a fan of, Motionless In White.

Over this past summer, I had to opportunity to attend many concerts and had a BLAST! I originally was not set to see these guys live, but two days before the concert my good friend Seanna contacted me with a free ticket. You can’t refuse a free concert right?! So I went and I saw Motionless In White with In This Moment on one leg of their Half God Half Devil tour.

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Lets start out with the sound of the band.  I had NEVER listened to these guys before I saw them live, so I wasn’t quite aware of what I should be expecting. However, I was not in any way disappointed. It is very unique to say the least, but its also incredibly enjoyable. The vocals are distinctive and for me, quite empowering. Chris’s live vocals are incredibly developed and well executed.

Watching the band play was a spectacle as well. They had a Halloween themed set up, a creepy looking picket fence and pumpkins stuck on the fence posts. They also had someone come out in costumes and throw candy into the crowd, along with shooting the crowd with a water gun. I was truly captivated by the performance all together and at that moment I knew I would be sure to see them again!

After this show I did begin to actively listen to Motionless In White and I can honestly call myself a fan now. Off of their newest album “Graveyard Shift” I currently find myself jamming to Rats and Necessary Evil a lot. Overall this album is something that might not be liked by everyone but can be enjoyed by new and old fans alike.

Overall, Motionless In White seem to be a band that is very keen on what they want and know how to make music and shows just how they want them. Seeing them live was one of the best live shows I have seen all year and I can’t wait to see them again in October!

Thank you for reading, and I hope to see some of you at the show!

 

Hey guys I am back again with another show review! I’m trying super hard to get interviews at my upcoming shows, but for now we just have some reviews!

Last Saturday I had the pleasure of meeting and seeing All Time Low for a second time. When I arrived at the venue there were many people there, and it was already quite hot. Standing outside for a couple of hours before the signing and meet and greet was definitely a grueling experience. When we finally did go in for the signing it was incredibly rushed, however there were a lot of people so I can understand why it was rushed. Then we went back outside for the meet and greet line before going back in for the pictures. Again, these were rushed along too, which even though I didn’t like, I understood.

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Finally when the show rolled around and The Wrecks took the stage, I was ready to hear some amazing music, and I was not denied that. The Wrecks are a fairly small band…and by fairly small I mean having three songs out at the moment. That did not stop them from putting on an amazing performance. These guys are super energetic and have amazing stage chemistry, not to mention they sound INCREDIBLE. The future of this band is bright and I will make sure to keep you all updated because I will not miss a show of theirs!

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Next was one of my favorite bands, Waterparks. This show was my third time seeing them and for a third time, they blew me away. I will always support this band and go to every show I possibly can for these guys. Their performances are always fun and full of energy. Not to mention they always take endless amounts of time to stay after the shows and meet their fans. These guys are super sweet and dedicated in every way to their fans and their music, if any band is an example of true artists, its Waterparks.

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Then came the band SWMRS, and also comes my first disappointment. I hadn’t heard the band before and I was definitely looking forward to hearing something from them. When they first started I was able to get into their sound but as their set went on, I found myself getting bored and not being able to understand what they were saying. They seemed to have fun on stage but I simply was not a fan.

Then All Time Low hit the stage. In comparison to the last time I saw these guys, it was like night and day in terms of their stage set up. Last time they had large banners with each member on them and this time they had a video set up and intro and the lights always coordinated with whatever was playing on the screen. Their set up was truly mesmerizing.

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In terms of their set, again I was blown away. This band really knows how to play a show, they interacted with the crowd, told funny stories and pointed out things they saw around the venue. I think my favorite part was when they played “Dirty Laundry”. I loved the backing video they had for it and the song mixed with the lights just made my jaw drop.

The only downside to this show was that the crowd was very packed. I loved that there were a lot of fans there to support All Time Low but there was no room for even the slightest movement. I know, “If you’re going to go to the show, don’t complain about the crowd”, but, that was my only downside to the show.

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Overall, If any of you have the chance to see The Wrecks, Waterparks, or All Time Low, I highly suggest you do because all of these bands are performances you truly won’t be able to experience from any other bands.