Earlier this month Stand Atlantic and The Faim set off on a co-headline tour of the US and on the 28th they made a stop at the ONCE Ballroom in Somerville, Ma. The show was opened by American rock band Hold Close and English pop punk band WSTR. Both bands fit in perfectly with the vibe of the show and got the crowd amped for the main acts.
The ONCE ballroom may be a smaller venue but both Stand Atlantic and The Faim did a great job of making it feel packed to the brim in the best ways. The crowd's energy through out the entire show was absolutely on another level. There was a nonstop excitement in the air as it got closer to the main two acts.
Once Stand Atlantic took the stage it was easy to understand the excitement as the crowd swarmed ever closer to the stage. The Aussie band took care to play a good mix of old hits as well as newer ones like their newest single "Hate Me (Sometimes)," which really got the crowd going and is the perfect song for dancing and singing along to at a concert. It was easy to see that the band was feeding off the energy from the crowd and it made the entire show that much better. Lead singer, Bonnie Fraser even joked about just how crazy the crowd was and how it was probably the best crowd of the entire tour.
The Faim started of the show with their song "Beautiful Drama" off their brand new album "State Of Mind," both of which were released in the beginning of September. Fans in the crowd already had the lyrics memorized and were singing along at the top of their lungs. The band did a fantastic job of making a show seem like a party full of friends, the atmosphere was inclusive and an all around just really good time. They definitely turned me and any other new listeners into new fans.
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All photographs by Mitchie Sickles