If you’re a fan of pop-punk music then this is basically a dream tour. When both openers are headliners of their own tours in any other situation, you know you’re in for a great night! All Time Low started off the show with a ton of energy and had the crowd bouncing and singing along. If you know anything about ATL you know they’re huge blink-182 fans and it definitely comes across in their performance. You can tell they’re probably having the time of their lives on this tour. They finished up their set with their classic “Dear Maria, Count Me In” and had everyone ready for ADTR.
A Day To Remember took the stage with pretty much the best opening song you could have, “Downfall Of Us All.” They had pure energy all throughout the night. They had beach balls flying all over the place as well as toilet paper, and personally, my favorite part of the show: frontman Jeremy McKinnon told everyone to hold their phones up and put the flashlight feature on and it just looked unreal when you turned around and saw something like 20,000 phones lighting up the venue.
blink-182 has been my favorite band since I was a teen and I started seeing them at shows back in ’97 so this night was extra special. A couple months ago I covered them for the first time but it was a soundboard shoot so that doesn’t really count from a photography standpoint.
Blink opened up the show with “Feeling This,” and then the throwback, flaming ‘FUCK’ sign appeared followed by awesome graphics and video on the screens playing behind them and random pyrotechnics throughout the whole show. It’s still a little weird seeing Blink without Tom on guitar but Matt’s definitely holding it down on his end. They played all their hits as well as some new tracks off their most recent album, California. They also played a couple deep cuts but I’ll leave that as a surprise for you to experience yourself. The night was seriously amazing and if you’re a fan of any or all of those bands you’re getting your money’s worth and then some. If you get dragged to the show with a friend and don’t know some of the opening bands you’re still gonna have a great night. If this show is coming near you in the next week it’s definitely not one that you want to pass up!