Sleeping with Sirens
April 4, 2013
The Knitting Factory
The post-hardcore band, Sleeping with Sirens from Florida finally made their way to Boise, Idaho with their Take It or Leave It Tour. Lead singer Kellin Quinn, bassist Justin Hills, guitarist Jesse Lawson, drummer Gabe Barham and lead guitarist Jack Fowler haven’t played a show in Boise for years so it wasn’t surprising to see the turn out of people at the Knitting Factory on Thursday.
The Knitting Factory was packed with people ranging from middle schoolers to college aged kids. The excitement in the venue could be felt anywhere you stood. With kids packed beyond belief on the barrier and the crowd continuing all the way to the bar, the entire venue buzzed with excitement. Everyone that was there to see the long awaited SWS patiently waited through the supporting acts, Lions Lions, Dangerkids and Conditions. All three of these bands took the stage with such a commanding presence, it was hard not to enjoy every second of their performances.
After the three openers had performed, SWS walked on stage and immediately sent the entire room in a panic of excitement and anticipation. The crowd of young girls and boys was immediately set into motion and the crowd was in a frenzy. The band started off the set with “These Things I’ve Done.” Certainly an interesting choice considering that it was a demo that had surfaced online. Either way, it was an electric and high energy start to an incredible set.
In the middle of SWS’s high energy set, they decided to slow things down with an acoustic set that featured the guitar of Lawson and vocals of Quinn. This acoustic interlude is something most SWS fans have come to expect from that band. They have been performing acoustic songs after shows since the beginnings of their band. It’s no surprise that they have now started to integrate that unique part of their band into every set they do.
Overall, Sleeping with Sirens performed excellently. The long wait from us Idahoans was definitely well worth it.
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