Bayside at House Of Blues in Dallas, TX

Bayside brought the There Are Worse Things Than Being Alive Tour to the House of Blues in Dallas for nostalgic performances from reunited bands. 

The night started with a journey into the nostalgic realms of attendees’ lives, reminiscent of a time cherished by many. Armor For Sleep transported the audience to a bygone era with their emotive performance, delivering a set that resonated deeply with fans old and new alike. The highlight reel of the performance was brimming with standout moments, each song evoking waves of emotion and nostalgia. Tracks like “Car Underwater,” “The Truth About Heaven,” and “Remember to Feel Reel” served as anthems of a generation, met with fervent sing-alongs and plenty of tears from the crowd.

The members of Finch slowly came to the stage while the odd sounds of “Ender” played from tape. Frontman Nate Barcalow took to the center of the stage and said, “Lisan al Gaib” before launching into the first new song of the night, “Rainy Days.” A surprise for fans came with the second new song titled “Horror Island.” As the haunting melody washed over the audience, it was evident that Finch’s creative fire still burned brightly, captivating listeners with their signature blend of raw intensity and melodic prowess. They finished their set with “What It Is To Burn” which is arguably one of the most known songs from the mid to early 2000s emo/post-hardcore genre. It left fans wanting more from a non-headlining band.

Bayside brought their signature blend of punk rock energy and heartfelt lyrics to the House of Blues in Dallas. The evening was a testament to the band’s enduring appeal and the loyalty of their dedicated fanbase.

Taking the stage with a fervor that ignited the crowd from the first chord, Bayside delivered a powerhouse performance that spanned their impressive discography. They performed a wide range of their catalog, from fan favorites like “Devotion and Desire” to newer tracks from their latest album There Are Worse Things Than Being Alive.

Frontman Anthony Raneri commanded the stage with charisma and passion, his emotive vocals resonating with the audience as he poured his heart into every lyric. The band’s tight instrumentation and dynamic stage presence further fueled the energy of the performance, creating an electric atmosphere.

Highlights of the night included poignant renditions of “Sick, Sick, Sick” and “Blame It On Bad Luck,” as well as the infectious energy of “Duality” and “Masterpiece.” The crowd was swept up in the emotion of the music, forming a powerful connection with the band that transcended the confines of the venue.

The most exciting part of the night was during “I And I” when frontman Anthony Raneri noticed a couple holding a sign that said “Just Married.” He then proceeded to ask “How just married are you?” before realizing that they had gotten married minutes before the show and were in their wedding attire still. Later on in the night, he called upon them again and told security to let them up on the stage where they had their first dance on stage while Bayside was playing “Landing Feet First.” 

All in all, it was a nostalgic trip down memory lane mixed with new songs to help carry on that nostalgia for years to come.

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Jeff is located in Dallas, TX and has been photographing concerts since late 2009. His main musical tastes are metal, rock, pop punk and pretty much all music. He is comfortable covering small intimate gigs up to full day festivals. When he is not photographing, he is usually cooking at home or traveling with his wife.