Stryck9 got the night started off with a killer beginning song. Crazy hard lyrics sung by, Adam Tong, kept the crowd going during their set. Brian Jester on drums was goofy as hell standing up on his stool while playing. Tony Ogg, bassist, kept the crowd alive constantly moving across the stage. Rob Rodabaugh did some sweet guitar moves, and had a powerful voice. Despite the small stage, Stryck 9 kept everyone on their feet.
Storm Kills 4 had a very entertaining show, however, they seemed out of place with the rest of the bands that night. The lyrics were amusing, but seemed immature to a point, and the style was slower than the rest of the bands.
Everyones Hero put on an amazing show. James, the drummer had so much enthusiasm as well as the rest of the band. Singing from the heart, Joey had very emotional lyrics and seemed to enjoy the show as much as the fans. The band was in tune with the crowd, as the crowd was with them.
Tragic Orange was psychadelic. You could tell that the crowd loved their show. Each member brought their own unique sound--when put together it just left you speechless. Their hardcore sound moved the soul and shattered the spine. Phil, vocals, left the crowd in awe. His powerful voice shook the venue, but not without the help of his bandmates. Christina’s head bashing, heart stomping drums was the main motivator for the band's kick ass show. Vik and Jimmy’s guitar playing was dark, yet melodic, and kept it fast paced throughout the entire set.
As soon as Framing Hanley set foot on stage, the crowd started screaming. Flashes started going off in every direction and the crowd rushed forward to get as close as they could. Nixon got the crowd started as soon as he uttered the first word of the first song. Brandon, guitar, helped the crowd keep their attention with amazing guitar playing. Chris, drums, shook the whole building with double bass that kept the crowd screaming for more. The show was very upbeat and never had a dull moment. Nixon was riveting and enticing, making everyone want more. He made an amazing connection with crowd. One particular fan stands out most in my mind. A young girl of 8 or 9, waiting for 2 hours to hear them play. She moved to the side of the stage from the VIP to get up close and personal with her favorite band. During one of the songs he reached out and held her hand while singing just for her.