On Thursday, Mix 105.1 held their Acoustic Summer concert with performances by Simple Plan, Magic!, and Ingrid Michaelson. The place was filled with emos and hipsters. Simple Plan has been my absolute favorite band; their album Still Not Getting Any helped me get through middle school, and Get Your Heart On helped me through my freshman year of college. No band has affected my like Simple Plan, and their half an hour acoustic set at Orlando's House of Blues gave me a sense of closure I have never felt before.
Andy Black kicked off the American leg of The Homecoming Tour in Baltimore, Maryland at the Baltimore Soundstage. Andy showed off his famous baritone and witty banter, and gave the audience a peak and what is next for Andy Biersack.
On Saturday, I had the amazing opportunity to attend Sweetgreen's Sweetlife Festival at Merriweather Post Pavilion. Performances included Eagles Of Death Metal, Blondie, Mac Demarco, The 1975, and Halsey. Each performance was unique and special and not even the rain and mud could ruin the high.
On Wednesday night, Good Charlotte returned to the historic 9:30 Club, where they attended concerts as a kid, to perform an amazing jam-packed set. Their set included new and old songs, and songs that the band has not played in a good ten years. Good Charlotte also brought their pop-punk prodigies Waterparks along, and I was able to meet my best friend Awsten again.
A few stops into The American Lines Tour and Mayday Parade and The Maine made it out to Baltimore. Both bands' sets were incredible, and we were able to meet The Maine afterwards.
With only a handful of shows left, the AP World Tour finally made it to Baltimore. The night included hanging with State Champs, supporting with Neck Deep, and moshing with Knuckle Puck and Like Pacific. With a lineup this good, I could not pass.
Friday night, my coworker and close friend Annie and I trekked down to The Fillmore Silver Spring to catch Never Shout Never, Metro Station, Jule Vera, and Waterparks. The night included lots of meet & greets and dancing around like hippies.