Underoath / Moneen / Silverstein / He is Legend Croatian Cultural Centre, Vancouver BC - September 14, 2006
Published Oct 01, 2006This show was summers final fling, the burning ember that keeps you going even after the skies turn grey and the snow begins to fall. The line-up was strong, with all four bands appealing to the same audience, but also diverse enough to not just be listening to the same sound all night. After standing in line for over an hour, the crowd was greeted with the growls and fairytales of He is Legend, who lit the spark on stage. Moneen strutted their stuff next and although it was a clean, tight set, the band didnt deliver as energetically or passionately as they have in the past, making their set less memorable amongst all the other action. Sound problems ran rampant and delayed Silversteins start, but people were called, things were done and the show commenced with an action-packed set by the boys from Ontario. The set ran fairly smoothly until singer Shane Told decided to do a bit of crowd surfing that ended with him nearly getting trampled in the mosh pit after a glorious moment of singing while sinking to the floor. With a bit of help from the security, he managed to get back up on stage and keep going. Underoath took the stage next to a crowd chanting their name and flashing lights, and raised the bar to a whole new level no one, not even drummer Aaron Gillespie, stops moving during the entire set, which ended up equating nearly an hour of playing time. The crowd was singing along, swarming and screaming with Spencer Chamberlains resounding growls, giving just as much as the boys on stage. The band spoke of how they werent sure theyd make it on stage tonight but worked out their communication problems, so this nights show meant a lot to them before breaking into their three-song encore, which took the roof off the venue and had every Underoath fan singing along with their heart and hoarse voices.