The night after I attended the New Found Glory Orlando show, I went to House of Blues Orlando to hang at the Take Action Tour. Most of the tour was actually at the NFG show because they had a day off, and the guys in A Rocket to the Moon had invited me to come out the next night to hang so I happily obliged. Check out more photos after the Jump!
I had an amazing time at this show because I have known all the bands for quite a while now. I unfortunately got there at the end of There For Tomorrow’s set and was not able to snag any shots of them, but they are from Orlando and always a blast to hang with.
I met A Rocket to the Moon in April of last year and took some promo shots of them that you may have seen on my website, or on your walls (if you own their large poster with Nick, Halvo, and Justin on it) They are probably some of the nicest dudes I have worked with and they make some amazing music! I hope to see them on tour with Taylor Swift in the not too distant future, I think it would be a perfect fit!
My first encounter with Mayday Parade was back in 2006 when Further Seems Forever was playing their run of final shows through Florida. Mayday opened up the Orlando show, I played after them (Words Now Heard) and then Further Seems Forever took the stage one final time for their fans in Orlando. Mayday blew me away then, even in their early stages of the band, and they have only gotten better through the years. Definitely check them out if you have not heard of them already.
I had met the guys in We The Kings a few years ago when they were playing as Broken Image and they were working with AKT Enterprises for their merchandising needs and web development. I, being the director of merchandising for AKT at the time, brought them out a few boxes of t-shirts to one of their shows and stuck around to see them play. I never would have thought at the time that a year later they would change the name from Broken Image to De Soto and then to We The Kings, and become the pop/rock monsters that they are now! I am definitely very proud of what they have accomplished.
Anyway, getting back to business, the show was a blast and all of the bands played extremely invigorating sets. You should have been there… Now I will leave you to let your eyes wander and explore the plethora of photos below!