Photos/Coverage By Julius Aguilar
A Day To Remember stopped off in Mesa, AZ with The Used, Movements and Magnolia Park for an epic evening; gathering all types generations of fans and concert goers. The evening started with Magnolia Park who hit the Mesa crowd with their upbeat pop-punk sound. Performing songs such as “Feel Something”, “Love Me”, “Liar” and the song made popular by TikToc “10 for 10.” They even performed a cover of Fall Out Boy’s “Sugar, We’re Goin Down” in which the crowd responded with cheers of love and other’s singing along.
Movements took the stage to a crowd fully warmed up and ready to interact with crowd surfing and chanting. The audience gathered closely, huddling in a group when Movements hit them with “Third Degree.” The crowd began to sing along and vibe with each other making small dancing movements following the music’s melody. Movements performed other songs such as “Barbed Wire Body”, “Skin to Skin”, “Colorblind”, “Panic” and “Daylily.”
Magnolia Park and Movements masterfully laid the groundwork for what was to come when The Used and A Day To Remember took the stage. Everything that the fans had been doing up to this point would increase, from singing along, crowd surfing, moshing, headbanging and cheering. When The Used took the stage the immediately hit the crowd with “A Box Full of Sharp Objects.” All the fans squished together trying to inch closer to the stage and began jumping and cheering as Bert McCracken hit them with the lyrics. The Used performed fan favorite songs that filled the venue with nostalgia and voices of fans singing along. Songs such as “The Bird and the Worm”, “Take It Away”, “I Caught Fire”, “All That I’ve Got”, “Pretty Handsome Awkward” and they also performed a cover of Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit.”
After an intense performance by The Used the crowd wanted more, who better to put them over the top than A Day To Remember. The energy in the venue was alive as the stage was being setup, fans chatted in excitement about what songs they are hoping to hear and others chanting “ADTR.” A Day To Remember takes the stage behind their draped logo and out of the screams/cheers from the fans, the band is heard over the speaker “Da-da-da-da-da-da-da-da” and the crowd explodes. Everyone in the venue is heard chanting the lyrics “Da-da-da-da-da-da-da-da” and the drape falls revealing A Day To Remember with the song “The Downfall of Us All”. Parts of the crowd begin to sing along as others began to start a mosh pit; the evening is filled with nostalgia, fan/band interaction and fan favorite songs such as “All I Want”, “Degenerates”, “Have Faith in Me”, “I’m Made of Wax, Larry, What Are You Made Of?”, “Mr. Highway’s Thinking About the End” and “Resentment.” Closing their set, they thank the crowd and the fans cheer in unison “One More Song”, after a short while ADTR run back on stage and hit the crowd with “If It Means a Lot to You.” What fans thought was going to be just one more song, ADTR revealed they will be performing three more which put the cherry on top of the evening, they ended the evening with “Monument”, “Sometimes You’re the Hammer, Sometime You’re the Nail” and “The Plot to Bomb the Panhandle.”