Jaxin is the coolest 7-year-old music fan you'll ever meet. His love for music started at a Teegan and Sara show in 2010 and has only grown with the 100+ concerts he's been to. For each band he meets, he passes on a homemade Braille bracelet in honor of his brother, Kingston, who lives with C.H.A.R.G.E. Syndrome. His story is a great one. Read more about it on the Thoughts With Dots blog.
Yellowcard card finally came back to Des Moines. Last time they were in town was 2012 and I only got to have dinner with Sean (the violin player) while my parents went to the show--and they said the venue was only about half full. Last Friday I took Sean to Zombie Burger then we headed to Woolys to a sold out show!
What's Eating Gilbert opened. They were rock 'n' roll from the '50s, it was a fun way to start the night and a new type of sound for me. I would say go to their show if they are in your town.
Yellowcard came on stage and the crowd went crazy! Sean played his violin, sang and jumped around the stage. He wasn't even out of breath. Ryan and Sean kept talking to people in the crowd and made everyone feel like they were the only one in the room, I could tell they were happy we were there. The best part was every time Sean or Ryan would swear they would say "Sorry Jaxin, don't say that word."
After they played the entire Ocean Avenue song list, they brought out the electric guitars and electric violin. I was tired and it was late but I kept yelling, "Just one more song!" I could have listened all night. The album is 10 years old, which is older than me, and there were people in the crowd from 7-50 years old and older. That's a sign of good music. Yellowcard was nice and happy to be in Des Moines. I would give the show two thumbs up, and they even said they would have some "good news" on an upcoming tour. Let's hope their first sold out show in Iowa brings them back.