Thursday, April 7, 2011

Taking Back Sunday Returns!

Well, it's not like they went anywhere, but I hadn't seen them in awhile and now they're back with the orginal line up.

They did a one-off show at Maxwells in Hoboken, NJ, the other night and I was lucky enough to get tickets. That place holds like 200 people in the stage area and what was also interesting about this show was that they were filming for their upcoming video for the new song, "El Paso."

I was, unfortunately thanks to traffic, about 20 minutes late and walked in on "Liar (It Takes One to Know One)." I'm assuming I missed out on "Cute Without the 'e' (Cut from the Team)" and that sucks hardcore, but oh well.

They played three new songs, one of which was "El Paso," but like three times...maybe it was four...I don't remember, but while some of the audience stepped out for a drink during the repeated playing, I enjoyed every second. If the upcoming album can be summed up in those three songs heard, I'm prepared for yet another strong release from TBS.

I don't remember too many songs from New Again, but it was such a good mix of the hits from the other three albums. They even threw in that Existentialism song by Straylight Run. Yea.

I became a TBS fan when the second album hit, so I'm not familiar with this line-up and was there mainly to stare at Adam. It's interesting because they are the kind of band that talks to the audience and especially Adam is so charming. There were old school fans and friends from back in the day, so the conversation carried throughout the venue.

And that's what was so great about this show - you legit felt like you knew everyone in the crowd, there to watch your friends put on one hell of a show.

So fun, at times I felt like I was watching them for the first time in one of those small clubs that you use to go to, but in a way have out-grown and a new generation has set up shop.

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