|Photo Credit:Cassie Whitt|
I was pretty excited to see Saves the Day on Tuesday night. I know that saying that out loud may be "lame" to some of you, but 10 years ago when I was starting college they were the band to listen to when I was feeling down, in love, or hopeful. I hadn't seen them play in about ten years, until they scheduled and performed at the free Campus Martius show last fall, and I was worried that playing here for free last year would effect the turn out for this show, but it didn't. The Stick was pretty packed and kids were really into the music. There were just as many new fans as there were old which made me smile. The singer still has and amazing voice and the songs still remind me of young lust.
I planned to go up front to shoot photos, but I couldn't get through all the screaming moshing crowed surfing kids with my hooker heels on. I loved that the crowd had so much energy and was so into the show. I have to admit I'm not as in to their newer music as I am of the stuff off Stay What You Are and Through Being Cool, but it is by no means bad. It was good enough to entice me to buy their new self titled album that just came out this past Tuesday on Equal Vision Records.
Overall the show was a good dose of nostalgia for me, mixed with hope for the future. Kids are still finding good music, they are going to shows and going crazy, and I couldn't be more excited about it.