WITH MAIN SUPPORT FROM THE ACACIA STRAIN
FEATURING: SPITE, LEFT BEHIND & TRAITORS
Making your way politely, mind you, through a sold out crowd at any venue is a challenge. Especially when a band is playing and you’re trying to be nice in screaming, “Excuse me, sorry, pardon, sorry, sorry…I need to get…through…sorry, excuse me…” to those people you’re about to inconvenience or step on. It’s damn near impossible at a hardcore/deathcore/loud-af-core show and especially if the band playing is THE ACACIA STRAIN and there’s a raucous pit five feet away from you.
That was me on Wednesday night trying to get to a safe place at Gas Monkey Bar & Grill. No, they don’t have an area for overstimulated people to go and suck their thumbs with a nap pad, blankie, and a stuffed animal to snuggle. The “safe place” I’m referring to here is an area where I could perch myself and keep my camera gear safe. I don’t mind being squished up against something, or standing on the bottom of a rail to grab a shot of the hap’s on stage. I’ve done that many times. And where I was at the time I decided to dive in and head for the side, wasn’t appropriate to shoot from. As main support for CHELSEA GRIN, THE ACACIA STRAIN was killing it on stage as I started making my way through fans that were clearly glued to watching the band.