Note to bands: Do NOT come out on stage without a shirt on. Here are my reasons why:
1.) You have yet to do anything to warrant the shirtlessness
2.) You probably aren’t as attractive as you think you are
3.) I will automatically start judging and hating your band
Nothing More’s singer came out last night without a shirt on but that was the least of their problems. What a terrible band! I mean, I listen to terrible music but come on! Yet again, I found myself staring into the bottom of my vodka redbull wishing it would just end. When they started a song and had to do a “do-over”, that’s when I lost it. Do bands even get “do-over’s”? How do you mess up your own song?!
The whole show wasn’t terrible. It was actually quite amazing. So now that I’ve gotten the negativity out…
Cage The Elephant was absolutely breathtaking.
I am not a huge fan of theirs. I’ll listen to them in passing and not feel the urge to rip my ears off but I also wouldn’t go out of my way to listen to them. The only reason I really went last night was because I always drag my friend Andrew (There’s your shoutout buddy!) to some questionable shows so I felt it was only fair that I go to this one with him. Boy am I glad I went!
Their energy is un-measurable. It didn’t matter if you were standing upstairs in the balcony or getting crushed right up front, the second they started playing, you started moving. You started shaking that money maker and waving your hands in the air and smiling from ear to ear.
They played hit after hit after hit. Some of the songs I had heard and enjoyed but I had no clue that it was them. The singer never stopped moving. He was like the energizer bunny running from one side of the stage to the other and then down to in front of the barricade and then back up on stage. I got tired just watching him and trying to keep track of him!
Highlight of the night? There was a dad with his teenage son near me. That dad wanted his kid to go up to the front of the crowd. This poor kid was getting yelled at by his father for not going up front. When I was a teenager, you didn’t have to tell me once to push my way up to the front. I was already there! This poor kid looked scared to freaking death. The dad gave him a shove and he was on his way. About every 5 feet the kid would look back with the deathly scared look on his face. The dad would shout back “Get your ass up there!!!!” So the kid would move up a couple more feet, look back, and it would start all over again. Eventually, I lost track of the kid but I do hope he made it up front! And to the dad, you absolutely made my night.
The singer of Cage the Elephant ended up taking his shirt off for the last couple of songs. But he had run around enough to warrant the shirtlessness. He was definitely attractive enough to take his shirt off and his band had already proved that they were worthy.
Venue: The Myth
Sausage Fest Meter- 7 out of 10
Crowd Surfers- 37
Broken Bones- None
Drunkards Taken Out By Security- None; but I did see at least 4 kids get kicked out for smoking
Found in the Pit- I never got close enough