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Went and saw Taking Back Sunday celebrate Tell All Your Friends last night in Detroit.
Dig Up the Dead

Pros: They were pretty entertaining as far as openers go. It must have been tough
because literally nobody wanted them to be on stage and the crowd talked through
their whole set, but they ignored it and played their hearts out. The bassist had a
good voice.
Cons: Their singer just yelled the entire time, he seemed to not actually sing. The set
was a couple songs too long and they had little stage presence.
Killing Time

Pros: They sounded like a recording with more personality. Anthony Raneri looked like
he was having the time of his life from "Already Gone" to the end of the set, jumping
around and grinning. Their bassist was good at interacting with the crowd- letting the
people who weren't familiar with the music what to do when. Anthony ended the set
by yelling "I love this because it seems like this group went from 'I just want TBS up
here' to 'Hey! These guys are pretty fucking cool!'" and he was totally right.
Cons: The crowd was horrible. Apparently it's totally acceptable to randomly jump
into people around you and thrust your ass into people's stomachs. Also, they lost
some momentum around the middle (from The Walking Wounded to Masterpiece)
but then it picked up.
3Taking Back Sunday
Tell All Your Friends

Pros: They're my favorite band dating back to eighth grade so they really can't do
wrong. John Nolan sounded amazing, Eddie and Mark nailed all their notes. Adam
Lazzara was pitch-perfect most of the night. His voice sounded a lot healthier than it
did in July and he absolutely nailed "Ghost Man on Third" and "Faith," the latter of the
two he kind of botched in July. The first half was all classics (even playing 180 By
Summer) and then TAYF was played in order. Adam's banter with the crowd was
pretty damn hilarious and informative (he told a story of playing a show for 4 people
in the basement of local venue St. Andrews. Crazy!).
Cons: The crowd continued to be horrible. The person next to me wasn't even
looking at the stage, just pushing me out of the way whenever possible. Everyone
was standing their ground as hard as possible which made it hard to do much jumping
and moving. Adam missed a queue during "Great Romances of the 20th Century,"
but the crowd helped him get back into it. Not nearly enough mic swinging.
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