Opening to a packed house at Electric Factory in Philadelphia, PA was the band As It Is.  They are a five member Pop Punk/Alternative Rock group from the UK and they got everyone revved up.

Second to the stage was the duo This Wild Life from Long Beach, CA. Kevin Jordan absolutely killed it with those vocals. Their music has a pop-rock acoustic feel to it. They were on Warped Tour this past summer, so they know what they’re doing.

The third band up was Real Friends from Chicago.  Their music is an eclectic mix of Rock, Pop Punk and Emo. Their song “Better With You” is a beautiful love song. They kept the crowd moving, dancing, crowd surfing and singing along to all their songs.

By the time MAYDAY PARADE took the stage, the floor and the balcony were packed solid with screams filling the air. The band consists of vocalist Derek Sanders, guitarists Brooks Betts and Alex Garcia, bassist Jeremy Lenzo and drummer Jake Bundrick.  They are from Tallahassee, Florida. Smoke filled the stage as the rock/alternative band emerged while the crowd chanted MAYDAY.  The audience was holding up their phones and they were moving their heads along with the strong beats. This was the second night of their tour. They have been a band for ten years and just put out their fifth album.  The second song “Jamie All Over” got the crowd jumping all over the place and singing along. The stage lighting added to an already incredible performance. If you get a chance to see them on their current tour I would definitely recommend it.


Photos by @camiliberty