September 11, 2010 | Alex Tironati
This going to be a relatively short review. We came to this concert excited to see Story of the Year, whom we had grown up listening to, and Flyleaf, a very interesting band with a very beautiful lead singer named Lacey Mosley. There were no other bands and it was interesting to attend a concert with only two bands, the dynamic definitely seemed to work well. One of the strangest things about this concert was that it was held on September 11th, a detail that was present but left alone as the night was focused on music and good times. We missed a good deal of Flyleaf’s performance only because we were busy interviewing Story of the Year backstage (check back on our interviews page soon for the whole thing!), and thus we can’t give as a full of a review as usual.
Starting off, Story of the Year came out strong. They seemed to have lost some of the popularity they used to have as some people in the crowd didn’t seem to know who they were. But they definitely picked up some fans that night as they rocked the place with songs like “Anthem of our Dying Day”, “The Ghost of You and I”, “Until the Day Die”, “Wake Up”, and more. The more popular songs got most of the crowd singing along, and there was even a crazy circle pit towards the end of their performance.
The parts of Flyleaf’s performance that we did catch were great. Lacey had an amazingly beautiful voice as usual, and the band as a whole had a lot of excitement. The bassist was probably the craziest with his enormous beard and hair, doing jumps and spins and all kinds of head banging in every song. We got to hear songs from them like “Fully Alive”, “All Around Me”, “In The Dark”, and more. They were promoting their new album, “Memento Mori”, and the crowd seemed to go crazy with excitement during the whole of their performance. The girls especially, who knew almost all of the songs word for word.
All in all this was a great concert, and the parts we did catch were a lot of fun. Some early lack of enthusiasm from the crowd held back some of the fun when Story of the Year started, but towards the end they definitely picked it up and the show was one we wholeheartedly enjoyed.