Bands playing the Big Summer Show at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater surprised concert-goers with big, unique sounds.
So, I’ve been to quite a few awesome concerts in my 20 years of life, but recently I went to the Point’s “big summer show,” one that I didn’t expect to be all that good, and I was pleasantly surprised.
The Point’s “big summer show” included J. Roddy Walston and the Business, The Bear Hands, Royal Bloods, Meg Myers, Switchfoot, OK GO, Capital Cities and Bastille.
Here’s the backstory: I get a text from my dad saying that he got tickets to a concert and I had better be able to go with him and my family.
I had no idea what concert it was or why I needed to go, but that’s what he said, so I told him I would go.
Sunday rolls around and I receive a phone call. My family is bailing on me, but now I have a few extra tickets to use.
I round up the troops. Myself, my little brother and our friends all pile in and head to Verizon Wireless Amphitheater at 5 on Sunday afternoon.
As we arrive, I notice that there are two stages set up, the main stage and a smaller stage off to the side.
We soon learn that the smaller stage is where the lesser-known bands would be playing, while the main stage is where the big names would be jamming out.
We find our spot on the lawn and off we go.
Roddy Walston and the Business were the first to play on the main stage.
I’m going to be real honest here and say that I had zero idea as to who this band was before this concert, but was surprised to find that I liked their music and actually knew a song or two.
I was surprised to find that, although I didn’t think I did, I knew quite a few of the bands’ music.
Meg Myers, The Bear Hands, Royal Bloods and OK GO played on the smaller stage between Switchfoot and Capital Cities, before the headliner, Bastille took the stage.
Now, I think everyone should at least know who Capital Cities and Bastille are; they have some pretty popular songs playing on the radio currently.
I thought that “Safe and Sound” by Capital Cities and “Pompeii” by Bastille were the only songs I would know, but as they started playing I was amazed by what I knew and if I didn’t know it, by how much I liked it.
They sounded almost exactly like their studio recordings.
It was amazing.
Capital Cities had a funky sound and from the very first note they played on stage, their energy was contagious; so contagious, in fact, that I was actually dancing by the end.
The bar had been set pretty high when Bastille took the stage, but they raised it even higher.
They played everything from hard rock songs to slow, sad songs, each played with passion and precision.
All in all the Point’s “big summer show” was pretty big after all, certainly more than I expected.