11:03 PM on 10/11/13
I found the 10 year discussion interesting. I've been to a few of these tours (TAYF, Sticks and Stones, Commit this to Memory). and I found that the crowd has been surprisingly young, these aren't kids who saw the bands on these album cycles. For the most part the crowds have been my age 21, or younger. The kids seeing these shows aren't so much people trying to relive the shows they use to go to, as it is kids wanting to see the records they grew up with live. Might not be a good example since Yellowcard still has a very Ocean Ave heavy set, but Ocean Ave was that record for me. In 6-8th grade, that was the cd in my cd player, along with Young and the Hopeless. Listened to it every day, as a 12 year old, there was no way I was going to see Yellowcard live at that age. My generation is the generation of the kids who grew up listening to their older siblings or cousins music, and these 10 year tours are our chance to see these songs live.
I think if/when Buddy gets around to doing a full album tour, he would be surprised by the age of the crowd.