Hooray For Our Side, The B Sharps, Page 8, Static Fiction, Gone Avery, and Lost In Atlantis at House of Blues Anaheim

Hooray For Our Side
The B Sharps
Page 8
Static Fiction
Gone Avery
Lost in Atlantis
Date:
August 30, 2015
Location:
House of Blues, Anaheim

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Story
For this concert I was notified through Facebook that this was going to be a free concert. Having nothing better to do I decided to attend the show with my sweetheart. We arrived just as the first band was finishing playing. We only saw Lost in Atlantis, Gone Avery, Static Fiction, and Page 8 that night. For some reason this night is a blur to me that I can’t remember it that well at all. I do remember that we saw Lost in Atlantis for a few minutes which I enjoyed. The band that I enjoyed the most in terms of style was Gone Avery who played music more in my style. During most of the concert I was talking to my partner and were just enjoying ourselves. The stand out performance of the night was the cover of Shut Up and Dance With Me. It was the only song that me and my partner recognized  and we had fun dancing along. However as the time went on we got tired of standing around,especially my partner. I myself was starting to get hungry as I skipped out on lunch and needed to eat something. Mostly because of that we left before all of the bands performed for the concert. Regardless of that, we both had fun and the ska music was entertaining. I learned about all of these six bands through this concert and had a blast with my boo so it was fun concert. I do wish that I had a better memory of this show though.

Hooray For Our Side Setlist
1. Find Your Sound
2. Valerie
3. Alive, Aligned
4. Plastic Knives
5. Way Out
6. Wasted/Back To Life
7. Don’t Panic
8. Looking Up
9. Little Windows
10. Sympathetic
11. Come and Get Your Love
12. This Planet Needs A Hero
13. Outatime

Trivial Notes

  • 5th concert at the House of Blues, Anaheim.
  • First concert that I left before seeing the main band.

Ben Rector and Gavin James at Fonda Theatre

Ben Rector
Gavin James
Date:
March 17, 2016
Location:
Fonda Theater

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Story
Upon entering the venue I was completely taken back in awe in how magnificently beautiful the venue is. It turned out to be bigger than I had expected, but the surprising aspect was the decorations; the murals on the wall, the chandeliers, the couches in the lobby area, among other decorations. Basking at the beauty of the venue people started to trickle in to the general admission area. Ben Rector was currently on tour for The Brand New Tour promoting his new album.

Gavin James turned out to be an entertaining and hilarious musician. He had a humorous anecdote for every song that he performed. He was a talented singer that captivated everyone’s attention in the venue. The stand out performance of his was For You, the funniest performance of the night. During the performance of his last song he jumped into the crowd playing his guitar and taking selfies with fans. The only bad part of his performance was that it was too short! The best aspect of his performance was seeing this singer from Ireland perform on St. Patrick’s Day.

Less than an hour later the main act appeared on stage; Ben Rector. Along with four musicians Ben Rector appeared on stage and started jamming to Make Something Beautiful. All of the men on stage were dressed up in suits that made them appear professional, not at all like rock stars. As soon as Ben hit the stage the crowd’s excitement soared as he jammed on stage. He performed my favorite song of his song next Brand New. I can’t help  but feel overjoyed when listening to this carefree song. Though I don’t know all the lyrics to the song I knew enough of the chorus to sing out loud along with the crowd. Just like Gavin James, Ben Rector had humorous antidotes. The best one mentioned was when audience members sing along to his songs. He knows they know the lyrics of the song, but when he looks at them they always seem to freeze up. The funniest though is when a fan in the crowd yelled out that they tweeted Ben hundreds of time but he never replied back to them. Though he does appreciate that they’re a fan of his, he stated that he tends to block users that tweet him constantly. That got the biggest laugh of the night. I have to say Ben Rector was the most charismatic performer that I have ever seen live. He had such a charming personality that it reflected in his performance. The fun continued until sadly I had to leave early. I had an amazing time and hope to see him live again soon.

Ben Reactor Setlist
1. Make Something Beautiful
2. Brand New
3. Favorite Song
4. Never Gonna Let You Go
5. When A Heart Breaks
6. Let The Good Times Roll
7. The Men That Drive Places
8. Fear
9. Paris
10. Forever Like That
11. Steal My Girl
12. Like The World Is Going To End
13. The Beat
14. Follow You

Encore
15. White Dress

 

Reviews

The Skinny 365. March 18, 2016. “Ben Rector Puts On A Great Show Ay The Fonda Theatre Along With His Opening Act Gavin James” by Sean Ewing.
http://theskinny365.com/2016/03/18/gavin-james-nearly-steals-the-show-from-headliner-ben-rector-at-the-fonda-theatre/

Trivial Notes

  • 1st concert at the Fonda Theater.
  • Won tickets a few hours before the concert started so no camera.