LIVE REVIEW/PHOTO GALLERY: The Story So Far/Four Year Strong/Terror/Souvenirs – Chicago, IL – 5/13/15

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The Story So Far: Anam Merchant
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Opening the Story So Far’s headlining tour in support of their new self-titled record was California’s Souvenirs, followed by Terror and Four Year Strong.

Souvenirs: Anam Merchant
Souvenirs: Anam Merchant

The venue was quiet as Souvenirs began their set. They began with “Repetition” off of their latest release, You, Fear And Me. While their set was much different than the rest of the lineup, nearly everyone in the pit was nodding along, enjoying their set. They ended their set by shutting off the stage lights and playing “Go And Stay Gone.”

Terror: Anam Merchant
Terror: Anam Merchant

Terror began their set with “The 25th Hour.” They played a 10-song set, asking people to come up on stage with them. Security was doing their best keeping kids off the stage, but they wouldn’t give up. Someone ended up jumping onstage and singing a song in place of frontman Scott Vogel. Terror’s set was much more energetic, and the floor was moving. They ended with “Keepers Of The Faith.”

Four Year Strong: Anam Merchant
Four Year Strong: Anam Merchant

Four Year Strong opened with “What The Hell Is A Gigawatt?” off of 2010’s Enemy of the World. I’ve seen Four Year Strong a few times, and it seems like even if they’re not headlining, the most people are stoked to see them and have the largest fanbase of all the bands. This was pretty evident throughout their set with the never-ending mosh pits. They played a new song titled “We All Float Down Here” off their self-titled release, out now via Pure Noise Records. Afterward, they went into “Go Down In History” off their latest EP of the same name. They closed their 12-song set out with “Wasting Time (Eternal Summer).”

The Story So Far: Anam Merchant
The Story So Far: Anam Merchant

The Story So Far always put on a pretty energetic performance, and even though this was a larger venue in comparison to the rooms they usually play, the energy was still the same in the crowd. The band opened up with “Things I Can’t Change” off of What You Don’t See, and immediately kids aggressively began pouring over the barricade. They played “Nerve” off their newest release, followed by “The Glass” and a favorite off of Under Soil And Dirt, “Quicksand.” A few songs later, they played another new song titled “Heavy Gloom” which was followed by one of What You Don’t See‘s stand out tracks, “Empty Space.” After playing a 15-song set, the band closed out with arguably their most popular song, “High Regard.”