The Story So Far headlining tour is exactly what everyone in Houston, Texas had been anticipating for the past couple months. This band is a very welcome group in the area, and the crowd always is full of energy for their set. But being the headliner, of course they didn't open the show. Let's start from the beginning.
Souvenirs had opened the show to a fully filled venue, as well as a line still going down the building outside. It was a good atmosphere to open the crazy night to come. They had a short set from what I remember, about 6 songs. I don't listen to this band enough to be familiar with the tracks that they had performed, but I hope to see them live soon again.
Terror. The band brought the same energy of their name to the venue. This hardcore band is pretty popular in the scene in Texas, and it was shown this night. Having released their new album, No Time for Fools, they opened their set with two songs off the record, "The 25th Hour", and the song of the albums name. The second the guitar rumbled through the amp, all you saw was person after person stage diving into the packed crowd; Even a couple girls dressed in their graduation cap & gown. Throughout the set the band kept the energy high, starting circle pits, hardcore moshing, climbing on support beams, and people climbing over each other for a little mic action. The band played about 10 songs, and closed their set with "Keepers Of The Faith".
Four Year Strong. A band that I was surprised to see supporting The Story So Far, but was as excited as everyone else to see on the lineup of this genre mixed tour. The crowd didn't move after Terror's set, but more people flooded in. Not only younger fans but of course older as well. This is a throwback band, and everyone loves them. I'm not entirely sure what songs the band played throughout their set, but I do however know that they had opened with the hit "What The Hell Is A Gigawatt?". The performance had a huge sing-along reaction with each song, especially the throwbacks. The group played a mix of songs from all of their albums, including their most recently released self-titled record. Four Year Strong closed their set with their fan-favorite "Wasting Time", helping the crowd get even more pumped for The Story So Far, which was coming on stage next.
Now the band that everyone was excited for; The Story So Far. The pop-punk band entered stage to a packed, and I mean packed venue. Everyone from outside came in to see the set, closer than a shoulder to shoulder crowd. The band opened with the song Quicksand, the crowd did a instant sing-along that lasted through the rest of the set, as well as stage diving on top of one another from both sides of the stage. The band mostly played songs off of their previous released albums, but also performed a few new tracks off their new record; Heavy Gloom, Mock, & Solo. Although these songs are still relatively new, the fans had recited every word with Parker Cannon as if they had been released long ago. The band played around 15 songs, had a pretty long set. Near the 6th song, the room was so hot and humid from the high energy that I honestly wanted to get out, but I didn't want to miss out on this performance, and neither did anyone else. The set ended with the song Roam, off of their 2011 album, Under Soil & Dirt. But the crowd at The Scout Bar had not had enough, they wanted more. The band came back on stage shortly after the popular "One more song" chant, and performed one more song for them all; "High Regard". I was surprised that The Story So Far had not performed their hit song "Daughters" at all throughout the night, but this brought no downside to the night whatsoever.
There are still about 5 more nights left of this tour, if one of them happens to be in your city, be sure to drop by and experience this.