So I decided that my favorite venue, that I have been to, San Diego or LA so far, is the Troubadour!!!
Last night I went with my boyfriend to the Emery -- As Cities Burn --Mayday Parade -- Pierce the Veil show and it rocked!! I loved the venue and the vibe from the whole place. During set changes we went to the VIP lounge (21 and uppers, woot!) upstairs where there are comfortable seats and chairs, a charming bartender and the ability to see downstairs at the set if you so choose to stay upstairs during the concert. There are two more bars downstairs with $7 import beers and $10 shots like jager bombs!! A little pricy but worth it because the venue is so cool.
Standing so close to the band, Emery was at my fingertips. In their set, one of their singers (screamers) literally was standing on top of the crowd and singing, the crowd was holding him up in the air on his two feet and then was safely ushers over us all back to the stage. It was amazing. Everyone was singing along. I got pushed around to some extent, but that's to be expected when they play a hit like "Walls" and everyone wants to thrash around!! All in all, even the rough players in the crowd were there just to have fun, with everyone around moving in the mass of sweatin bodies, with the lyrics of a South Carolina band. It must be wonderful to have crazy LA kids thousands of miles away chanting the music they worked so hard to create just for us, and of course for their passion to light up their hearts with song. Leaving in the end, I found a broken drumstick and passed it off to Brian and his face lit up. We both left the Troubadour all smiles ready to continue the party, party on, the party never stops, friendly lyrics of those Emery boys. All in all it was a blast and with such an intimate venue I feel like I got to know the bands a little better. All bands that played had expected a silent, posh LA crowd and they got a party!!
This show certainly beats the Scary Kids Scaring Kids show last Friday at The Glasshouse in Pomona. Mainly I like older crowds. I usually stay away from any venue when most of the people are from 14-16 because its just awkward being there when I'm 21. Anyways, that show was entertaining and awesome. Haste the Day rocked along with Scary Kids and I was blown away with their musicianship and charisma on the stage. However the Troubadour wins on all counts.
So in this, I'm a little more broke but I came to love a new place. I hope to see all my favorite bands play at the Troubadour for I am sure that VIP pass with welcome me with open arms.