Wonder Years Setlist
The Wonder Years is a pop-punk band from Pennsylvania. Although they've been around since 2005/2006, they are just now really getting the attention they deserve. I saw these guys over the summer at Warped Tour but it was too busy at their stage for me to really "see" anything so I left after a few songs. Last night, I got my perfect "hidden" spot under the stairs at First Avenue and got to watch their whole set from the front. It blew me away.
The Wonder Years
The last time I saw Motion City Soundtrack was back on Wednesday, April 19th, 2006. I was a junior in high school with not a care in the world. I remember my dad dropped my little brother and I off at the Knapp Center at Drake University in Des Moines three or four hours before the show so we could get in line and make sure we had a great spot. I remember being super excited to see Motion City Soundtrack, Hellogoodbye, and Straylight Run all in the same night. I still have the red backpack that I got from Forrest of Hellogoodbye.
Although last night was part of The Wonder Years' headlining tour, they let Motion City Soundtrack headline for their hometown. This definitely worked to The Wonder Years' advantage being how sick Campbell was (he literally bolted off the stage before the last song even ended). It also worked to Motion City Soundtrack's advantage. The crowd didn't move much between the sets and got just as excited to see Motion City as they were to see The Wonder Years.
Motion City Soundtrack came out and played an awesome show to an awesome hometown crowd. They did an awesome mix of new and old songs and played some songs I never thought I would see them play live again including, my favorite, "Capital H" from their 2002 release I am the Movie.
It was so nice to hear them play some of the old songs I grew up listening to even though they had just released their newest album Panic Stations last month. With six full studio albums out, they have more than enough songs to fill up multiple hours. It must have been tough for them to pick what to play being that every single one of their songs is catchy but they did a great job of picking what people wanted to hear. The crowd was singing along and jumping to every song whether it was new or old.
Remaining tour dates:
10/30/15 Knitting Factory – Spokane, WA
10/31/15 Showbox at the Market – Seattle, WA
11/02/15 Regency Ballroom – San Francisco, CA
11/03/15 The Wiltern – Los Angeles, CA
11/05/15 House of Blues - Las Vegas, NV
11/06/15 The Observatory – Santa Ana, CA
11/07/15 SOMA – San Diego, CA
11/08/15 The Marquee – Tempe, AZ
11/10/15 Alamo City – San Antonio, TX
11/11/15 House Of Blues – Houston, TX
11/12/15 House Of Blues – Dallas, TX
11/13/15 The Blue Note – Columbia, MO
11/14/15 The Pageant – St. Louis, MO
11/16/15 Cannery Ballroom – Nashville, TN
11/18/15 The Ritz Ybor – Tampa, FL
11/19/15 Revolution – Fort Lauderdale, FL
11/20/15 House of Blues – Orlando, FL
11/21/15 The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
11/23/15 Amos’ Southend – Charlotte, NC
11/24/15 Rams Head Live! – Baltimore, MD
11/25/15 Electric Factory – Philadelphia, PA
11/27/15 Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ
Motion City Soundtrack at First Avenue, Minneapolis (25 October 2015)