April 20, 2009 | Alex Tironati
Starting off, Vedera was a nice surprise. The lead singer Kristen May had an amazing voice and the overall performance was great. Next was Ace Enders. They also put on a good show, at one point having everyone in the crowd put up their cell phones and chanting “wooahohoah” and “bring back love”. After that was one of our personal favorites, Shiny Toy Guns. Their music was vastly different than any of the other bands that performed that night and it was very captivating, exciting, and different. They also had an interesting setup of lights. Sisely Treasure, one of the lead singers and bass players, was looking smoking hot in her tight pants and shirt, and her voice was great as well. And then comes the main attraction, the All American Rejects. They had everybody singing along with their songs, and put on an awesome performance. At one point in the show the lead singer Tyson Ritter even chose a member of the audience to dance with during a song. They performed many of their hit songs, including “Gives You Hell” during an encore.
Things that kept this from getting a 10 included: excruciatingly long wait times between bands, most notably before All American Rejects, and poor crowd energy before All American Rejects (everybody just sat and stared during Shiny Toy Guns’ “Ghost Town”, while our staff members went crazy jumping and dancing).