Monday, October 19, 2009

Through our bleeding, we are one.

Last night I saw AFI at the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom in NH. They have been one of my absolute favorite bands since I was in middle school, yet I have never been fortunate enough to see them live. (I know, I suck. I don't want to talk about it).

The show was absolutely phenomenal, completely worth the 7 year wait. From the opening strains of "Torch Song" to the mind blowing encore performance of "Silver and Cold," it was all perfect. True, they only played for an hour and 15 minutes, and there's no excuse for that when you have 8 studio albums. And yes, they only played songs from the latest three (with just one exception). But the band sounded so tight, so epic and so badass. It's no wonder Spin Magazine named them one of the 25 Greatest Live Bands Now.

Afterwards, I had the honor of meeting three of the four band members. Jade, you escaped me this time, but I'll be hunting you down in Boston. I can hardly wait for this next week to go by so I can see them again.


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