...according to Aaron Marsh. I've hearing this as hearsay, so either way I've prepared myself. While I was waiting in line to enter The Middle East in Cambridge, MA, Jacob Marshall (drummer) of Mae was walking up and down the line distributing business cards and plugging his side project. I'm pretty sure I lost it. I ended up skipping the first two bands and chose to listen to Mae's Evening in a car until 10pm when Terrible Things came on. There are so many jokes I could start listing but I'll just keep it simple; they were terrible. Finally, Mae came on stage. The stage had the look of their album Evening with white Christmas lights as snow and blue and green lights as the sky. One thing I noticed was that Mae is a perfect couple band. There was a ridiculous amount of cuddling and who can blame them? Soundtrack To Our Movie is always a winner...along with every song they have. You could see some of the couples singing to each other. Sappy, I know, but it was a truly romantic atmosphere. I became beyond uncontrollable when Tisbury Lane showed up on the set list. Two hours later, I'm about to pass out from singing. I made it a point to meet David Elkins (lead singer) and as expected, he is the nicest, most humble, and genuine guy. Okay, I have a slight crush, so I'm bias. I really can't hear his voice and not fall in love. Bottom line: amazing.
Of all the shows I've been to, this one was definitely at the top of my list of favorites. I missed the first band which didn't break my heart but made it just in time to see Enter Shikari. I had never seen them before and hadn't really given them much of a listen. Their performance was great! They had a great onstage persona. I was a little disappointed watching Silverstein. They were still good but Shane, who usually has a strong scream, seemed to be holding back (or not enough mic volume). August Burns Red put on an amazing show and was a great band to lead up to A Day To Remember. They started their set with, of course, The Downfall of Us All. It was pretty funny because of how it starts and watching avid fans screaming "dundundundundun" over and over again. Overall, definitely one of my favorite shows and I believe Enter Shikari will be playing Warped Tour on the Massachusetts date.
I had the privilege, given to me by Alex DiVincenzo, to film Four Year Strong's acoustic set at Newbury Comics in Norwood. They had a full day ahead of them since it was the release day of their newest CD, Enemy of the World. The crowd, in my opinion, was so-so. I could not tell if they were really appreciating the music or just there for the other fans (heard a rather special looking girl say with disgust how there were no good looking guys here and how sad she was.) I had the great honor to meet them previously with Alex and I'd have to say, they were the nicest guys and had great personalities. This show was no different and the crowd loved it. Unfortunately, some of the crowd started to mosh in the middle of Newbury Comics and my shot was ruined. Last night, they had a CD release show at the Palladium upstairs. I cannot even imagine what that was like. I went to Club Hell when they played and it was nuts. All in all, they are a great band and I look forward to seeing more and more of them in the future.
Well! I had every expectation shattered by this show. I'm not keen on Silversun Pickups but they put on a great show and kept even a non-fan interested. Intermission came and went and when the TD Bank Garden lights dimmed everyone was in a frenzy. The woman next to me looked like she belonged on Rock of Love and acted the part as well. She instantly clung onto me and even attempted to pull my leg over her lap to show her husband my tattoo on my foot. She said she couldn't promise she wasn't going to throw my milky way. Before Muse even came on, 3 tall pillars that looked like buildings lit up and the fun began. The show was unlike any other I have ever been to. It was a mixture of a laser light show and a concert. At some point, eye ball balloons the size of several teens fell from the ceiling and when popped, sprayed confetti everywhere. I attempted to "out glitter" the lead singer by spraying a little in my hair but of course, he came on with silver glitter shoes. Damn you, Matt, damn you. The finale and encore together lasted at least 30 minutes. The lead vocalist, Matthew Bellamy (cute as a button), had a little too much fun with some of his toys. The night was full of endless guitar solos, strobe lights, and I definitely got a whiff of someone blazing. Two thumbs up!
[EDIT] my favorite album, hands down, is Absolution. Black Holes and Revelations and Resistance just don't do it for me. Of course, everyone went ga-ga (not the weirdo) over Supermassive Black Hole from the Twilight soundtrack. How many girls were there just because they had heard that song in the movie?