I got the opportunity to see the British hardcore band Asking Alexandria at Warped Tour and I was really excited because the last time I'd seen them live was two years previous. They had new material out now and I wasn't a fan when I saw them back then.
The band had a strong presence and I was blown away the second they walked on stage. The sound was perfect, and they had plenty of room to move around. They played songs like "Welcome", "Closure", and "Not The American Average".
As soon as they mentioned they were going to do "Not The American Average", I got really excited. It's my favourite tune by them, and I was hoping they'd play it. I was in awe at their performance. Danny Worsnop's screams rang through the crowd, while the singing echoed throughout. The instruments were flawless, and I was truly surprised by how much they sounded like they did recorded.
They were really energetic, and that was contagious. The crowd had a violent edge, because Asking Alexandria is really hardcore, but it wasn't in a dangerous way. They were moshing and crowdsurfing, but everyone was just happy to be seeing AA. They never stopped moving, and everyone fed off that energy.
Their set was consistent, they flawlessly moved from one song to the next. I had a goofy grin on my face for a lot of it because being a really big fan, it was nice to see them playing to a great amount of people, along with the positive feedback, while seeing one of my favourite bands.
I couldn't take my eyes off the stage. Asking Alexandria totally know how to put on a show, and world domination is undoubtedly in their future.
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