Pointfest at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater. The first summer concert of 2009. Here was the the lineup: The New Translation, Street Dogs, Inimical Drive, Greek Fire, Parlor Mob, Framing Hanley, Hed P.E., Shiny Toy Guns, Cavo, Hurt, Anberlin, Blue October, Ludo, The Used, Sick Puppies, Taking Back Sunday, Chevelle, The Offspring and 11 local bands.
Here are the bands I watched:
Killer Me Killer You: Local band. The funny thing was my brother had given me their cd a couple of weeks ago, but i hadn’t gotten the chance to listen to them. I was surprised by how good they were. They play a cover of T.I.’s “Whatever You Like” that is as good as the original.
Sunday But Summer: Also a local band. I enjoyed their music and was impressed to find out that the band members are still in high school. It’s cool that they got the chance to play at a show like Pointfest.
Framing Hanley: I didn’t really know much of their music, but they were pretty good.
Hed P.E.: They put on a great show. They really got the crowd into it.
Shiny Toy Guns: My third time seeing them live. They were okay.
Anberlin: Very good live.
Blue October: My third time seeing them too. One of my favorite bands. They played a short set, but still amazing.
The Used: Only saw part of the set, but very good.
Sick Puppies: My fourth time seeing them. Great as always.
Taking Back Sunday: This was were the fun really began. About halfway through the set, a pit formed on the lawn and I had to join in on that. I must say, moshing on the lawn is more fun, it hurts less when you fall.
Chevelle: Very good live. Another pit formed. Me and my friend joined in on this one too, we were the only girls. We took down three 13-year old boys in the pit haha.
The Offspring: Didn’t stay for their whole set, but they were pretty good live.
This Pointfest ended up being better than I expected.