(all of these are pictures of Relient K, even in the sections when I’m talking about other bands)
My wife and I went to the Relient K concert yesterday in Baltimore. We were the oldest people there as I’ve been following them since their first album (which came out around 8-10 years ago), while many of these kids just started listening to them ever since they started getting airplay on Mtv.
The opening act, Sherwood, was actually really good. I like them a lot. Their style sounds pretty similar to Relient K. Pretty happy music overall. Some girls in front of us knew every word and were bootlegging the performance on tiny video cameras. I’d buy their CD if I had some extra cash.
The second group, Mae, was not so good. At least, I didn’t like them. Unlike the other two groups, they didn’t have the same type of sound and their singer, in my wife’s opinion, couldn’t sing. We took their set as an opportunity to go outside and get some fresh air. It was funny to see all the parents there.
Relient K’s set was awesome. They played about half of the new album and a bunch of old songs. None of the songs from the first album were played, unlike last year’s concert. But that’s bound to happen after 6 CDs. The only song they played from the second CD was “Sadie Hawkin’s Dance”. Everything else was from album 3 and up.