Mai 19 2010, 13h32
Tue 18 May – Angels & Airwaves with special guest Say Anything
My sister, friend and myself attended the Angels & Airwaves with Say Anything show last night. I must say that we were a bit surprised by the crowd. This was my third time to see Say Anything in Houston (my sister's fourth), and every time we've seen them there has been an overwhelming amount of crowd involvement, which is probably the best part of any show. I don't know if it's because the majority of attendees were there for AVA or what but the crowd just wasn't there last night. The three of us were surrounded by girls wearing Say Anything shirts but nobody seemed to know the words to any of the songs, and frequently commented on how ridiculous we were acting. We may have been a little loud and danced a little too much but Say Anything is one of our favorite bands, and that's only expected at a show.
Say Anything came out and started the show off with Hate Everyone
of off the new self-titled album. They played a great set including songs off of Is A Real Boy
as well as In Defense of the Genre
. It was a great blend of new and old songs. However, being a veteran Say Anything show attendee, my sister and I noticed they were only playing their most popular songs. One can only assume this was to cater to the Angels & Airwaves crowd. Say Anything is great live, and it was a little sad/strange they opened. They put on such an awesome show, and we were sad to see them leave the stage.
With such a young and rather unwelcoming crowd, we decided we didn't want to stay for Angels & Airwaves' set, and left after Say Anything left the stage. The merch prices were expected, and overall I'd say the show was well worth it. I'll definitely be attending Say Anything shows until they stop playing or I just get too old to go.