MAYDAY PARADE

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MAYDAY PARADE’S SO DEVASTATING, IT’S UNNATURAL TOUR SELLS OUT AT THE CASTLE THEATRE

Anxious and dedicated fans lined up outside of the Castle Theatre early Sunday morning in anticipation of seeing big-time, alternative band Mayday Parade.

The show began with opening acts Divided By Friday, Transit, and We Are The In Crowd.  Each band took over the stage, spreading energy unlike any other throughout the venue.  They succeeded in warming up the crowd just before Mayday Parade took the stage.

The audience cheered as Mayday Parade’s lead vocalist, Derek Sanders, stepped out on the stage (barefoot, mind you) and began to belt out lyrics to Monsters In The Closet’s hit single “Ghosts”.  The band’s set varied with songs from all five full-length albums, pleasing both old and new fans.

The most intimate moment of the night was when the band decided to slow things down and play a few heart-felt ballads including “Miserable At Best”.  Sanders took a moment to soak in the magic that was happening as the entire room echoed with the lyrics while he played piano.  It was incredible to feel the connection happening between the artists and the fans.

Mayday Parade ended the night with the encore “I’d Hate To Be You When People Find Out What This Song Is About”, a flawless way to cap an overall passionate set.

You can catch Mayday Parade throughout the summer at this year’s Vans Warped Tour.    Review by Gina Tabascio,  photos by Michael McMillen

mayday parade bloomington castle

mayday parade bloomington castle

mayday parade bloomington castle

mayday parade bloomington castle

mayday parade bloomington castle

mayday parade bloomington castle

mayday parade bloomington castle

mayday parade bloomington castle

mayday parade bloomington castle

mayday parade bloomington castle

mayday parade bloomington castle