so Aldo knocked off the Jeffrey Campbell Lita exactly and made them more expensive then the JC’s (by like $20). plus Aldo shoes are made like shit and nothing in there is worth the price. Like obviously people are going to want the real thing, especially if it’s less money. I really don’t understand that company at all.
I can honestly say the show/concert/whatever you want to call it was the best one I’ve ever attended. My emotions were high, the crowd reacted fantastically, and every band seemed to be having a good time on stage. We were all there to celebrate the ending of The Movielife and having Brand New and Crime In Stereo open as the “special guests” was just the icing on the cake. I’m so glad I got there semi-early and had a spot right up front, I wouldn’t have wanted to be any other place.
At 8:15, Brand New took the stage and everyone’s faces immediately lit up. They only played 6 songs, mostly older tracks, and it was wonderful. The band plays so few shows and to be opening a show for their friends gives me such a good feeling about them. They didn’t sound the greatest, but the crowd was screaming back every word, so it didn’t even matter. To me it was just a preview of how it will be when I see them in November.
Just a few minutes after BN left the stage, Crime In Stereo came on. Now let me tell you, I was a wreck. This band means a ton to me and they broke up last year, with their last last show in January (which was an awesome way to end it). Never in my life did I think I would see them again, as it seemed pretty permanent. I know a lot of people were bummed because they pretty much got together just a few short months after calling it quits, but I was overjoyed. They played mostly songs off their 2 later albums, and it was just great. When the played “Not Dead” I seriously started tearing up, because I knew they were dead(in a sense). Of course they closed with “The Troubled Stateside” and just watching that and hearing that and those who knew their songs in the crowd, gave me such a good feeling. I know they did this as a one time thing, and it really takes a lot for a band to have the guts to come on stage together after breaking up.
Last was the main reason everyone was there, The Movielife. This is a band I never ever thought I would see, and I got to see them twice this year (three times if you count seeing Vinnie and Brandon acoustic). They looked like they were having a lot of fun on stage, and Vinnie just commanded the room with such ease. The crowd was crazy, you could tell it was a really dedicated group of people (around 2000 to be exact). I had the biggest grin on my face during their whole set and they played something off every release. It was definitely the right time to bring the band to an end and they sure went out the right way. They closed with “Jamestown” (noticeably with Brandon missing) and as the set ended the crowd exploded in cheers and applause and a chant of “Movielife”. The took their bows and the lights went on and it was over.
Just having a night like this reminded me why music means so much to me and how lucky I am to live in New York and experience so many great things. I hope I have more experiences like this to come, as it was indeed a great way to end the summer.
Brand New had such stupid fans. The comments on their page and the event page for Huntington are so dumb. Like seriously, learn how to read. That was the pre-sale that sold out. There’s a regular sale tomorrow. The ENTIRE SHOW IS WILL-CALL ONLY, so no you can’t buy/sell your tickets to/from other people. All the tickets are non-transferable, so good luck tomorrow and if you don’t get them oh well. Brand New tickets selling out quickly is nothing new.
Brand New have announced that they will be playing at The Paramount in Huntington, NY on November 28th for a Thanksgiving-time hometown show. Presale goes live tomorrow and general tickets will begin getting sold on Thursday. Click here for more details.
ohhhh yesss. nothing will beat the 2009 show at Nassau Coliseum though, that was ridiculous.
It's really cool that Transit, IATA, Bayside, and Saves the Day are touring.
And it’s even cooler that they aren’t playing in NEW YORK CITY OR LONG ISLAND.
this was my initial thought, but then Nick from Bayside just posted that NYC dates will be announced later which equals Holiday shows which also prob means IATA will do a headliner which will be even better.