The sixth stop on the Taste Of Chaos tour—at Sherman Theater Summer Stage in Mt. Pocono, Pennsylvania—started off on the side stage with Long Island pop-punkers Patent Pending. Even though a lot of the crowd stayed in front of the main stage waiting for The Early November to start, Patent Pending played as if the whole field was there waiting for them. Song after song was upbeat and catchy while frontman Joe Ragosta kept the stage presence entertaining, winning over the crowd with his humor in between songs.
Next was The Early November. The band came out and started off heavy right from the start. Judging by the crowd’s reaction, you would think everyone was waiting 10 years to see them. Their set certainly didn’t disappoint, especially since they closed with 2002’s “Every Night’s Another Story” from their first EP, For All of This.
Saosin took the stage next. I had never really listened to this band but you could tell everyone was super stoked for Anthony Green to be singing with them again. He really knows how to take over a show; throwing the mic stand 10 to 20 feet in the air, jumping around all over the stage—Saosin had the place going nuts!
Taking Back Sunday were on next. The whole place went crazy when they heard the first chords of “Cute Without The E” to start out the show. This was followed by virtually all of their classics and even some newer songs before they ended the night with “MakeDamnSure.”
Dashboard Confessional played to a crowd that sang every lyric to every song throughout the night. Carrabba and Co. ended their set with “Hands Down”; you really can’t ask for a better closing song than that. It was a great show overall and a tour that you really don’t want to miss if it rolls through your area.
Enjoy our gallery from the Taste Of Chaos tour below.