Chris Carrabba came out first with just his guitar, performing “The Brilliant Dance”. He was wearing an old baseball cap as if he were a nobody instead of the frontman of Dashboard Confessional, one of the most famous emo bands of the past 20 years. The rest of the band came out next and they launched into “The Good Fight”. They played mostly old hits and the audience sang along with every word. The scene felt intimate, despite being a venue that holds 1400! The crowd singing along to “Screaming Infidelities”, the song that put them on the map, was so loud that you couldn’t even hear Chris singing. They closed their set with two other crowd favorites, “Vindicated” and “Hands Down”.
Jimmy Eat World opened with “Futures” and then shot right into “Pain”. When “Bleed American” started playing, the fans began to really get excited. “Bleed American” is off of their first album, originally titled by the same name, and is arguably their most popular album. I could hardly wait for them to finally play “23”, which has always been one of my favorite songs of all time. The moment definitely did not disappoint. The set was filled with career-spanning hits like “Always Be”, “Hear You Me”, and they closed with their biggest single, “The Middle”. This tour is a must-see whether you’re a fan of one band, or both.