Brand New sets up for Dashboard fans
Donny Van Sloten
October 25, 2006
Filed under Features
Brand New started playing shortly after 7:30 p.m., with lead singer Jesse Lacy leading the way. Brand New, for the most part, promoted their new album, “The Devil And God Are Raging At Me,” which came out Oct. 21.
This is the first full-length album from Brand New since 2003′s “Deja Entudu.” I was hoping they played more of their old stuff, but that wasn’t the case. They did play a few old songs including “Jude Law and a Semester Abroad” and one of my all-time favorites, “Okay I Believe You, But My Tommy Gun Don’t.”
I haven’t bought their new album yet, but from what I heard at the concert, I expect it to be pretty good. The variety of lights went great with the sound. They got the crowd on their feet rocking out as well as chilling in their chairs with lighters and cell-phone lights in the air. Brand New’s lead singer finished their night off with a couple solos before leaving the stage.
Mosh pits and crowd surfing was impossible due to all the seats. It’s a rock concert: why have chairs? The wait for Dashboard Confessional to set up and get ready seemed like it took forever. However, when they finally hit the stage, the crowd wasn’t disappointed.
The entire band was enthusiastic, especially lead singer Chris Carrabba. The band performed a good show. They had their fans on their feet and singing out loudly to every song. Dashboard’s Light effects were blinding, but good.
During Dashboard’s performance Carraba told a story and sung a song dedicated to a girl from Bakersfield. After Dashboard played what seemed to be their last song, they left the stage only to return and play two more.The show lasted around 2 1/2 hours. Overall, it was a great show. The lights were good, and the energy was there. Both bands performed well, and both lead singers sounded great.