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New Found Glory, Title Fight, Modern Hearts Break Faster - 10/18
10/19/09 at 07:30 PM by ikikwe
Last night I went to see the first date of New Found Glory's fall 2009 tour with Title Fight at Toad's Place in New Haven, CT. Toad's was a nice club venue and perfectly sized for a band like NFG. I got there about 5:40 and doors opened by 6:10. I then stood for about an hour and a half waiting for the first band to come on. During that time, the PA played Brand New's Your Favorite Weapon in its entirety, so that was awesome.

However, my jovial mood died down when Modern Hearts Break Faster came on. MHBF is a powerpop band from New Haven and truth be told, they were pretty awful. Every single song was the same, but a lot of the crowd seemed to enjoy it. If you placed them next to any powerpop band such as We The Kings, for instance, I wouldn't be able to tell the difference. The guitarist's strap broke during the first song, and he had a little trouble repairing it, so I felt kind of bad for that, but my sympathy didn't help their music sound any better. To further my discomfort during the set, a shitty little "mosh" pit broke out during one of their songs. We get it guys. You're tough and you can push people. No one cares. *sigh.*

After that excruciating half hour, Title Fight came on. I have heard only good things about this band, and they delivered. Right from the start, they provided the energy that MHBF was severely lacking. Ned Russin, bass, and Jamie Rhoden, guitar, absolutely killed it on vocals and put every ounce of emotion they had into the set. The crowd was really into the band too, and overall it was just a fantastic set.

Right after their last song, however, a fight broke out which was completely uncalled for. That had nothing to do with the bands; just some douchebags in the crowd.

New Found Glory came on at about 9:20, and were flawless. Their set was incredible; every member was on point with their respective instruments, and Jordan sounded great. They ran the gamut with their songs. Playing songs from 1999's Nothing Gold Can Stay to this year's Not Without a Fight, the set ran for about an hour and a half, give or take. The crowd was incredible too; people were stage diving (much to security's chagrin), singing along, and crowd surfing. Overall, it was a great show, and anyone who has a chance needs to see it; very much worth the $20 spent.

NFG Setlist:

understatement
truck stop blues
black and blue
on my mind
all downhill from here
listen to your friends
3rd and long
king of wishful thinking
forget my name
47
sincerely me
glory of love
tip of the iceberg
failures not flattering
dont let her pull you down
something i call personality
head on collision
boy crazy
intro
my friends over you
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familiar landscapes
truth of my youth
2s and 3s
hit or miss
Tags: New Found Glory, Title Fight, Fall Tour 2009
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