This past Wednesdays I've got a blast to the past with 3 bands from 3 different parts of my life. I haven't thought about Emarosa since the Marlboro Rec Center stopped having shows, but I was incredibly taken aback by this band I had locked away with all my Hot Topic shits. Singer Bradley Walden spent more time in the crowd than on the stage, a little annoying for the security guards but the crowd couldn't get enough. If you had 50 bucks on hand you could get a private singing lesson with Bradly at the gig! That's wild! If you haven't listened to them since 2010 like me, I recommend Sure off of their latest record 131.
Next up, Sum 41. Hot dang, thank god for pop punk. Since Asbury Lanes closed a year and a half ago I've really been missing out on studded belts and patch vested, but Sum 41 certainly brought the gang back together. I've got my fair share of Starland shows under my belt and I can safely say I have never heard that place sing as loud as when they started playing Fat Lip.
Last but certainly not last, Pierce The Veil!!!! This is the 3rd time I've gotten to see Pierce The Veil, the first two ended with me in medical tents but I'm thankful that this gig ended in disco fries. PTV's set opens with a giant white sheet dropping, revealing a pretty scary looking clown. Bass player Jaime Preciado got one heck of an aerobic workout in just in the first three songs. Crowd surfers poured over the barricade before the security could even say "play caraphernelia!" If you didn't get your own chance to crowd surf to Pierce The Veil, then you're in luck! They're playing the Stone Pony summer stage with Rise Against October 6th! Tickets and more info HERE.