Chunk! No, Captain Chunk! started the night off with a short but brilliant set, playing a collection of songs such as ‘Haters Gonna Hate’, a cover of ‘All Star’ by Smash Mouth and ‘In Friends We Trust’, which ended their set. Overall, the band seemed to have a decent number of fans in the crowd who appreciated their short but entertaining set.
Next up were main support The Summer Set, from Scottsdale, Arizona, who certainly put on a spectacular show. From the initial song ‘Lightning In A Bottle’ to their older songs such as ‘Chelsea’, the band easily won over the crowd. Songs such as ‘Jukebox (Life Goes On)’ had fans screaming along to the infectious choruses. Even during the more mellow and toned down songs such as ‘Maybe Tonight’, the crowd swayed about and showed their love for The Summer Set. The band even treated the crowd to a cover of ‘Sing’ by Ed Sheeran. The set ended with a performance of their ‘Boomerang’, an upbeat song that set the atmosphere for Tonight Alive.
Eventually, Tonight Alive took the stage and began their set with a performance of their single ‘The Edge’, which was featured on the soundtrack to The Amazing Spider-Man 2. The band was off to a great start; the atmosphere in the room was incredible, with everyone excited that they had taken to the stage. The crowd had rave reactions to their performance of ‘Hell and Back’, with everyone throwing their hands into the air.
Jenna McDougall is very nostalgic during the show, making references to previous years tours of supporting other bands before playing ‘The Ocean’, which everyone is off their feet for. McDougall also regularly asks whether anyone in the crowd had seen them before, with a large chunk of the crowd screaming back in delightful response. It was impossible to think that at this point the atmosphere in the room could not get any better, but this was not the case. In the band’s performance of their older song ‘Wasting Away’, the reaction the crowd gave was indescribable and the band were just about as energetic as the fans.
After they had played ‘Bathwater’, the entire band, minus McDougall, exited the stage. McDougall picked up an acoustic guitar and showcased her brilliant guitar skills with acoustic performances of ‘Let It Land’ and ‘Amelia’, prompting the audience to raise their lighters into the air. As the atmosphere in the room had mellowed substantially during the acoustic songs, the band followed this up with an angst filled performance of Rage Against The Machine’s ‘Killing In The Name Of’, followed by crowd favorite ‘Lonely Girl’ before exiting the stage for the last time after playing a thoroughly incredible show.