Pulling Your Pud Tour @ The Glass House 10/9/09
Coming off a successful run headlining the Hurley Stage on The Vans Warped tour this past summer, Ocala, Florida’s A Day Remember made their way to The Glasshouse in Pomona for two sold-out shows. The Pulling Your Pud tour as it’s more commonly referred to marks a milestone for the band as it is their first headlining tour as a band and first time back to The Glasshouse since a run earlier this year with The Devil Wears Prada.
I See Stars kicked off the night with a brief set comprised of material off their Sumerian Records debut, “3D” which got the crowd briefly fired up for the star of an adrenaline packed show.
San Diego’s own, In Fear and Faith took to the stage next setting the bar in a solid performance. Having previously seen IFAF several times this year, I knew that the crowd and those of us in the photo pit would be in-store for a treat. Singers Cody Anderson and Scott Barnes abilities to gel their mix of clean singing and screams has become more evident on their recent release, “Your World On Fire,” that has a couple of well known singers, Jeremy McKinnon of A Day To Remember and Craig Owens of Chiodos. The band delivered a polished set of tracks including, “Live Love Die,” “Pirates…The Sequel” and the title track, “Your World On Fire” before exiting the stage. Say what you might, good or bad, this band belongs in the discussions of Best Albums Of 2009!
Australian metal-machines, Parkway Drive delivered the performance of the night in a set of both old and new material. The crowd surfers and mosh pit dancers were out in full effect from the very moment the band hit the first note of the track, “Boneyards.” Lead singer, Winston McCall led the 5-piece in full effect despite suffering from a head cold. Highlighting the set was the tracks, “Carrion,” “Romance Is Dead,” “Idols and Anchors,” and “Guns for Show, Knives for a Pro.”
Closing out the show was A Day To Remember who quickly got to work with “The Downfall Of Us All” before going right into “Fast Forward to 2012.” Midway through the set, lead singer Jeremy McKinnon announced to the crowd that they would be playing a set that would feature a lot of tracks which they rarely play, much to the delight of the sold out Glasshouse. First up was the song which the band said they had never played before live, “Holdin’ it Down for the Underground” off their 2009 release, “Homesick,” followed by “1958.” Never failing to let us down, ADTR only continued their memorable performance with “I Heard It’s the Softest Thing Ever,” “Speak The Devil,” and “Heartless.” During the chant of “mark my words we’re taking over the world” from the track “A Shot In The Dark,” McKinnon quickly halted the performance to allow the venue security to run to the aide of a fan in need of medical attention.
Several minutes later the show got back underway with the band asking the crowd what they wanted to hear, which resulted in the track, “Monument” before they exited the stage with “The Plot to Bomb the Panhandle.” A Day To Remember clearly gave the fans the show that they wanted to see and then some as the crowd exited the venue, sweaty and all.
A Day to Remember