The first night of the Taste Of Chaos tour—an extension of the revived festival—opened up in Chicago, IL on June 3. Long lines had formed outside Northerly Island Pavilion hours before doors had opened, and in the sweltering heat you’d think the people in line would be tired and cranky. However, they were quite the opposite, and understandably so—the tour package consists of Dashboard Confessional and Taking Back Sunday, supported by Saosin and The Early November. It’s definitely a show you want to be there for from the beginning.
The Early November opened up the show at 6:30pm, followed by Saosin, who both only played 30-minute sets. While there were a lot of people in the amphitheater for both bands, it began to get packed as soon as Taking Back Sunday took the stage. They opened their set with “Cute Without The ‘E’,” followed by “Liar (It Takes One to Know One)” and “Flicker, Fade.” They played a full hour with 13 songs, closing their set with 2006 hit “MakeDamnSure.”
Dashboard Confessional began their set near 10pm to close out the night. The lights went dark and the giant LED screen behind the band lit up with videos and stills. They opened their set with “Vindicated” and pulled songs from all over their discography for the massive 19-song set. The band closed out the night with “Remember to Breathe” and “Hands Down.”
Enjoy our gallery from the Taste Of Chaos tour below.