The Technicolors were announced as the opener only three days prior. We found it odd when we got to our spots that The Maine's equipment was already all set up. There wasn't another drum set besides Pat's. Then when the lights changed, The Technicolor's lead singer Brennan came out on stage alone. Apparently the rest of the band was not able to make it. But Brennan still showed off his ridiculously impressive skills to the audience as they cheered him along. It's nerve racking opening for such big bands, let alone doing it alone. But the audience was supportive, Brennan was even impressed by how many people have seen his band before.
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I'm not too familiar with Mayday Parade's older stuff, but I loved loved LOVED Black Lines. So whenever they sang a song from Black Lines, such as "One Of Them Will Destroy The Other", "Hollow", or "Letting Go", I knew the words and sang along. I wasn't going to let not knowing the words spoil the rest of the set for me; I danced around and had a blast! I believe you don't necessarily need to know all the words to every song off the top of your head to have a blast. You can like a band because of their feel, their performance, or their musicians. As long as you're having fun, nobody will notice if you don't know the words!
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The Maine's latest record is American Candy, released through Big Picnic Records. It reached number 3 on The US Billboard Independent Albums chart. Mayday Parade's latest album is Black Lines, released through Fearless Records and it reached number 1 on the US Billboard Top Rock Albums. Both are available on iTunes and Spotify. The bands continue their American Lines Tour through the US.