This past Saturday I went to Myrtle Beach, SC to see SWS and PTV. The two opening acts were This Wild Life and Beartooth. TWL is an acoustic two person band, and they were ok. I guess a soothing opening to something much bigger is a way to get people in the mind set. Beartooth on the other hand I didn’t care for them. Their mics weren’t working, and I could hardly hear the lead singer. They were the hardest act there. They did get a circle mosh going, and there was some moshing. No crowd surfing through the entire show. I do have one big complaint about the venue: don’t over capacity it! Seriously! I had to stand on the second level, because no one could get to the floor. The floor was bunched up to the stairs, and to the bar. Robbie and I managed to find a close enough spot to be able to see the bands just fine. Other then that I could have lived without the 40 F weather that night. Next time if I go to a sold out show at any House of Blues I’ll know just to get seats if it ends up being to the point on TM saying “not many left.” Ridiculous.
Robbie and I met this older couple who were there with their kids who were on the floor. I thought that was pretty cool, and there was this girl sitting on a stool next to me talking about music. The whole time in the background the music was rap like Eminem, Dr. Dre, Tupac, Snoop Dog, 50 Cent, and Notorious BIG. I don’t think anything else was played. Young kids around me were confused what was being played haha. Oh the joy I had listening to kids talk like they were on the internet, and the fact they were screaming in my ear practically the whole time. I’ve heard the words: the feels, bae (babe* please just say BABE. Bae = BEFORE ANYONE ELSE NOT BABE AWHHHHH THE INTERNET!), alexfromtarget, me af, true, lawl, and I am sure a bunch of other stuff that made me want to punch myself. Please do not use online speak in real life conversations. It makes me loose faith in humanity.
Anyways, Sleeping With Sirens put on a good show. I thought they were going to come out last, but apparently they didn’t. I am glad they played “If I’m James Dean…”, because that’s my favorite song from them. Kellin kept his face covered pretty much the whole time, so I think I saw his eyes once. If that. The crowd was singing along to many of the songs, and everyone was moving with the beat. Nothing else really to say to this. I think the best part is when Kellin covered Iris by Goo Goo Dolls.
Pierce The Veil to me was the highlight of the night. Hell Above was played first, and then my second favorite song by them: Caraphernelia. A girl named Zoey? Cloey? came up on stage, and sat down on one of the crates. Vic knelt down, asked for name, held her hand, and started singing to her. It was cute. I think the girl left the stage all happy. I know I would be. If he asked someone to come up on stage from the audience who wouldn’t take it? At first I thought it was to sing, so I didn’t raise may hand haha. I wasn’t going to do that. They also played King for a Day, and Kellin came out singing.
All in all it was a fun show. Won’t be going back to that venue anytime soon. Can’t wait to see a live like this again! They are coming to NC, but I double I’ll go.