Friday the 13 wasn’t all that unlucky for those who decided to go see All Time Low and The Wonder Years at The Knitting Factory.
The pop punk bands wowed the crowds with their long sets, playing many fan favorites.
The show started off with the eager crowd chanting “THE WONDER YEARS” over and over until the lights dropped down, and the band emerged. There was no need to warm up this crowd, though. Immediately there was moshing, dancing and crowd surfing.
At the end of their set, the lead singer walked up to the barricade and sang directly to his fans who were screaming his lyrics back at him.
“I don’t know All Time Low that well but they put on an amazing show. But The Wonder Years had the best live performance I’ve ever seen; their set was amazing and soupy, their singer really put a lot of emotion into it! By far my favorite band,” said freshman psychology major, Tanner Cliff.
By the time it was All Time Low’s turn to take the stage, the crowd was more than ready.
They started off the show with a song off of their new album and went right into one of their older hits afterwards.
The band, taking a break from “The House Party“ tour with Pierce the Veil and A Day To Remember has been playing shorter sets as of late with so many bands being on one ticket. Not this night, though.
Alex Gaskarth, All Time Low frontman made sure the crowd knew what they were in for.
“You guys. We are playing 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8…16 songs for you tonight!”
The crowd cheered. Usually, with this long of a set, the crowd gets worn out. This crowd, however, had other ideas.
“This is why we keep coming back to Boise, you guys! Because you guys go nuts!” yelled guitarist for All Time Low, Jack Barakat.
In the middle of the set, the band left the stage with the exception of Gaskarth and his acoustic guitar.
He played “Remembering Sunday” and “Therapy” with the entire crowd hanging on his every note.
By the end, there were some teary eyes and big smiles.
After the band came back and played their last few songs. During their song “Time Bomb” they brought out a guest singer, Jake Haley from local Boise band My Young Dreamer.
After all that excitement, the band played a cover of Yellowcard’s famous song “Ocean Avenue” after pulling a kid out of a crowd who was wearing a Yellowcard shirt.
Bethany El Bakri, a junior respiratory therapy major said, “I thought the show was a blast. There was so much energy from the crowd and All Time Low. Everyone I was with had a lot of fun enjoying the music.”