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|Saw While She Sleeps last night|
.....who may or may not have been opening for Asking Alexandria and Bullet for my Valentine. Don't really follow those two as much as Sleeps but I can't really take anything away from any of the performances, they were all bomb.
|1||While She Sleeps|
This is the second time I've seen Sleeps and they were just as powerful live as the first time. Even if you don't like their sound, you just can't say anything negative about their stage performance. Just nonstop energy, intensely heavy grooves and anthemic sing alongs. They got really jived on set time though. I was a tad late to get inside just because of the lines, I think I only missed a song or two but by the time I was inside they only played about three or four songs before leaving the stage. The crowd could've given them more love but they did well with what they had.
I don't really listen to these guys as religiously as I did in my teens, but I still remember their old albums fondly. I've been pretty skeptical of them since Danny left, because studio recording wise his replacement simply doesn't measure up. Was pleasantly surprised to see that their new frontmen could not only perform all the material well live but had a much more energetic stage presence. Also Ben Bruce has as much if not more stage presence as their true frontman. Set time was also not as long as I expected, but it was marginally longer than Sleeps' and they had a really good light show.
|3||Bullet For My Valentine|
Like with AA, I don't really follow these guys anymore. Hell I outright didn't like their last few records, rather than just not really listening to them as much. Was pretty skeptical of their live performance considering some videos I've seen in years past, but they totally surprised me. Very long, flashy set with tons of stage presence and a great light show. Played primarily their older better songs, although the few tracks off Venom that slipped in did stick out a bit awkwardly. Very, very fun to watch.
|i still like old teeny bopper core music sput, im sorry but my taste is still poop butts please forgive me|
|C'mon Tharpy, you're not allowed to like these things now that you're a contrib.|
AA are totally fun live though, I saw them just after R&R came out and had a great time. Also saw 1 just after their debut without having listened to their music before, their performance was super high energy, got me right into them.
*logs off sputnikmusic.com permanently*
|Thank god for that hes gone|
|I used to love BFMV back in the day and saw them support FFAF just after they released Four Words To Choke Upon as a single. Out of interest what did they close with? Curious to see what they view as their biggest crowd pleaser?|
|14 year old me would have loved you|
|16 year old me would've liked you back but only as a friend obviously|
|"Out of interest what did they close with? Curious to see what they view as their biggest crowd pleaser?"|
i thought tears dont fall would be the closer, but they played waking the demon right after to close out the set
"Thank god for that hes gone"
|Lame. I thought Tear Don't Fall would've still been a good closer too, I didn't really care for much of their stuff after The Poison.|
|Makes me really sad that Sleeps is touring with these bands. But ya, their stage presence is tight. When I saw them, they brought the mic out into the crowd. But the crowd didn't give them enough love then either|