Written by James Dillon
Oct 12, 2007 at 08:00 PM
ImageMusic, for myself, has always been roughly divided into two categories, art and entertainment. New Found Glory are still one of best bands to see for the latter category. Sadly the first two bands to play Warehouse Live on October 12th couldn’t really be called artists or entertainers.

The first band to play was a group called Set Your Goals. They attempted to play a hybrid of pop punk and hardcore, but it was impossible for me to take either of the two singers seriously. While the group did absolutely nothing for me, they sent the back half of Warehouse into a frenzy of kids attempting to dance in a borderline marshall arts style. After this horrible set was finished, The Receiving End of Sirens took the stage.

The second band on the bill sadly wasn’t any better than the first, leaving me to spend most of their set outside on the smoking patio talking to some friends.

Finally, after sitting through two terrible bands, New Found Glory was set to take the stage. This came as a shock, I figured Senses Fair would surely be opening for New Found Glory.  However, this was good news for my ears.

This was my third time to see the group, and once again I was impressed with the show these guys put on. Though this year they weren’t playing on Halloween, so the group wasn’t dressed in drag and my friends weren’t in costume. Opening with the classic “Hit or Miss”, the show was finally kicked into action and the pogo pit was started. During the course of their criminaly short set, the hits  were mixed in with new songs, as well as a few movie covers including “I don’t want to Miss a Thing”, and “Kiss Me”.

While not Halloween, the show did fall on a special night for the band, the singer was celebrating his birthday, which ultimately led to a cake to the face and stage hands cleaning up icing from the stage.

Year after year New Found Glory proves they still have what it takes to entertain kids and make the older crowd remember what it was like to be fifteen and going to shows on the weekends. Everyone needs to get out and tear it up in the pit once in a while, regardless of age, occupatio, or what kind of music scene you belong to.