The sun beat down on the kids standing outside the Sacramento venue, Ace of Spades patiently waiting for the doors to open. After speaking to one security guard he told us the venue holds up to about a thousand occupants, which meant in terms of tonight’s show it reached maximum capacity. Another sold out show on The Story So Far’s headlining spring tour with special guests Four Year Strong, Terror and opening band Souvenirs.
Souvenirs had the crowd swaying to the music and enjoying the “calm before the storm” so to speak. The next band, Terror, played an amazing set even though lead singer Scott Vogel wasn’t able to perform because he injured his back at a previous show; bassist David Wood sang in his place. Wood put on a great performance and continually encouraged the crowd to “move around”, crowd surf and by any means necessary make it to the front of the stage. Terror’s set came to a close and Four Year Strong took the stage and kept the hardcore energy going.
All bands that night put on quite a show but The Story So Far really closed the show well. Playing songs off of their oldest record Under Soil and Dirt to their newest self-titled as well as some killer tracks off of their album What You Don’t See. It was truly amazing how loud the crowd was singing along to every song. The show closed with one more encore songs and the innevitable disappointment when the house lights turned on signaling to the crowd it’s time to go home. Not one person walked out of that venue without a smile on their face and drenched in sweat. The sold out concert was a success.