On the 26th of August I had the pleasure of attending the You Me At Six\We The Kings concert with The Mission In Motion supporting. The night started with The Mission In Motion hitting the stage with energy, sparking a great response from the crowd. Throughout the performance they kept the crowd moving and interacted well with their fans. They also created a fun, energetic atmosphere which remained for the rest of the night. I also had the opportunity to meet and talk to Brett, the lead singer. Overall it was a great opening to the night.
The next band to hit the stage was the Florida based pop punk outfit We The Kings. They opened with ‘She Takes Me High’ which generated a huge response from the crowd. The crowd was singing to every song that they played and the atmosphere that TMIM created was far from disappearing. The band focused on songs from the albums ‘Smile Kid’ and ‘Sunshine State of Mind’ while playing a couple of songs from their self titled debut album and even playing a song from the EP ‘Between The Ink and Paper’. Throughout the performance the band was constantly changing their instruments to suit their songs and Travis Clarke captivated the crowd with a solo acoustic performance. He also expressed his appreciation to the fans and when the rest of the band returned they closed with the mainstream hit ‘Check Yes Juliet’ which was a terrific ending to a great set.
The last band to grace the stage was the headlining act You Me At Six. They made a lively entrance and jumped right into their performance with an excellent response from the crowd. They kept the crowd entertained with their stage antics and managed to get the fans crowd surfing and even started a circle pit during the song ‘If I Were In Your Shoes’. They had the crowd singing to every song and kept the energetic atmosphere alive. They focused on their songs from the albums ‘Hold Me Down’ and ‘Take off Your Colours’ while announcing the release of their new album ‘Sinners Never Sleep’. They closed with ‘Underdog’ which brought an end to an amazing night.
Overall this was certainly one of the best show’s I’ve attended this year. Each act put on an amazing show and helped create and maintain a great atmosphere. I would recommend that anyone who is a fan of the pop punk scene to ensure that they see these bands perform.
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Sam Lee || Writer & Stylist