Saturday, June 9, 2012

Sanctuary Mini Tour Weekend

BY: Liza Boodhansingh

Last weekend, I followed Paradise Fears' Sanctuary Mini Tour for three days. On Friday, June 1, Paradise Fears played a sold out show, the first show of the tour to sell out, in Philadelphia, PA at The Barbary. Philadelphia was the second night of the tour as well as the second sold out show. On June 2, the band played in Baltimore, MD at St. Johns Hamilton. On June 3, Paradise Fears played their third sold out show of the tour at The Studio at Webster Hall in New York City.

I normally would not go to see a band more than once on a tour, but after seeing Paradise Fears open for bands such as All Time Low and The Cab I knew seeing their headlining tour multiple times would be well worth the traveling. The show improved each night. I had been so used to seeing the band opening for other bands that I did not realize the full intensity of their fan base. The great thing about this headlining tour is that all of the fans are there mainly to see them. Hearing the crowd screaming the "Sanctuary" speech at the top of their lungs and following it up with an even louder "hallelujah amen" is enough to give you chills. I thought the crowd was deafening in Philadelphia, but New York City took it up another level. My ears rang for days after that show. I have never heard a crowd sing a song back so loud.

Day 1 - Philadelphia, PA
Josh Morgan
New County
Sandlot Heroes
Phone Calls From Home
Paradise Fears


Day 2 - Baltimore, MD
Clear For Takeoff
Sandlot Heroes
Phone Calls From Home
Storm The Beaches
Paradise Fears


Day 3 - New York City
Stealing Jade
Neighborhood Kids
Call Me Anything
Phone Calls From Home
Paradise Fears


If you have the opportunity, then I strongly suggest you check out one of their shows. There are only a few dates left.

June 10 - Firebird - St Louis, MO
June 16 - The Lodge - Robbinsdale, MN
June 17 - Eagles Club - Vermillion, SD

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