A blog post and it’s not even Friday?! Surprise! I just thought I might give a little review of my experience at Saturday’s We the Kings concert. As some of you may know, this is their ten year anniversary, so they played every song from their first album and then some more!
Sound check was running a bit late when we got there, so doors were behind by a little bit. Luckily, it was a decently warm winter day in Cincinnati (about 40 degrees that night, yes, that’s warm), so we didn’t mind waiting. When inside, I actually passed by Charles Trippy (bass player, YouTuber) in the hall and about lost my mind. I didn’t stop to bother him though, he looked like he was in a rush but he did have a smile on his face and said hello to everyone.
The concert was in the basement of the theatre and it was really cool, but it ended up getting way too hot in there with a sold out show.
First on stage was the new band Astra Lasso from PA, this was only their second show ever and I think they did amazing for not performing much before this. The band consisted of two guys, think Matt and Kim. They were probably the better/more memorable opener of the night, great stage presence and did a cover of Ed Sheeran which got the crowd going. If you sign up for their news letter, you can even get a free song download from them!
This band didn’t impress me as much as the first. I honestly forgot their name the second they said it. The lead singer needs to work on his stage presence a bit, he was doing all these weird moves over and over again. They did have a heavier sound than the other bands, which I liked, but wasn’t crazy about them. I did like that the whole band looked like they were enjoying themselves, they were pretty much smiling the entire time they were on stage.
Cute is What We Aim For
I didn’t know that they were still around! This band brought me back to my early emo phase from high school, and I loved seeing them live. Shaant, the lead singer, was hilarious and amazing on stage. I even got to take a selfie with him after the concert. He was super nice. They announced that they’ll try to get some new music out soon, which will be amazing. Can’t wait!
We the Kings
Alas, We the Kings! As I said before, they played every single song on the first album and then some. My favorite was Just Keep Breathing, I really needed that after the day I had. The whole venue was up and moving, I seriously thought my heart was going to come out of my chest from all the excitement! At one point, I got hit in the face… by a guitar pick! I didn’t have time to see if it was Hunter’s, Travis’s or Charles’, I just shoved it into my pocket! Once we left the venue, I saw that it was indeed a bass pick from Charles! This made my night! I was so thrilled to get it.
This concert reminded me why I love going to see my favorite bands. It took my mind off of the tragedy/loss of one of my best friends last week and made me feel happy for the first time in a long time. I can’t wait to see Mayday Parade in April!