Mayday Parade/All Get Out/With Confidence – Glasgow, O2 ABC – 21 September 2017 Print E-mail
Written by Hannah Reid   
Tuesday, 10 October 2017 04:20

It was the ten year anniversary of the universally loved album, ‘A Lesson In Romantics’, which meant that tonight was set to be a good night. With the promise of playing the whole album and a few extras for everyone, there was definitely a buzz about the room.


All Get Out

Opening the show up were All Get Out, a four piece band from Texas, and they began their set as they wanted it to go on – full of energy. Their songs all got the crowd in the mood and had them dancing along, and had a good flow to them which made them work together, each one they played being better and more full of life than the previous one. At one point one member of the crowd threw a hat at the lead singer, where he then adorned a very stylish two-hat look. This was a band that knew how to put on a show and keep the crowd engaged and entertained. They were a very good band to open up the show, and it was clear to see that this show was going to be a good one.


Next up to the stage were Australian pop punk band With Confidence. Playing their fourth show in Scotland they knew what to expect with the crowd, and neither disappointed. They opened their show up with one of their most popular songs, ‘Voldemort’, a winner of the 2017 APMA awards, and the crowd were immediately jumping and singing along to it – filling in some of the backing vocals as well. With their fast paced energetic songs they made sure that the mood and atmosphere were kept high at all times.


With Confidence

Their dance worthy songs had everyone involved at all times to the point where the band didn’t have to even ask for the crowd to sing along because they knew that it was guaranteed. This was the second band of the night to absolutely blow it out of the park and raise the bar even higher – they knew what everyone wanted and they made sure to deliver it.


The final band to take the stage were the ones that everyone had been waiting for, and the seconds those lights dimmed slightly, the crowd erupted into cheers and screams. From the beginning the crowd were jumping around and completely full of energy, which was very much mimicked by the band. Everyone was singing along to every word of each song that they belted out – and it seemed to get even louder when a few songs in they brought a piano out and the chords for ‘Miserable At Best’ started playing. The crowd were immediately involved, taking over from the band to sing the chorus.


Mayday Parade

Throughout the whole set the lights were complimenting the music being played, and they used every inch of the stage to their benefit proving how good they are as a band with how much stage presence they conducted. A slightly mellower mood took over the room as they played ‘You’ll Be The Anchor That Keeps My Feet On The Ground' and I’ll Be The Wings That Keep Your Heart In The Clouds’, but it still didn’t stop the whole crowd from singing along – some putting their lighters and phone lights in the air. However, the next song ‘Terrible Things’ made sure that there wasn’t a dry eye in the room – bringing everyone closer together through the music.


The night was full of passion and love for music, and eve'ryone left with smiles on their faces, even more so when the band promised to be back very soon in the near future. Mayday Parade know how to put on a show and make sure that everyone has a good time, and even though it was the ten year anniversary of ‘A Lesson In Romantics’, they made sure to mix some other songs in their to keep everyone happy.


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