Photos: Yellowcard at Electric Factory (Philadelphia, PA)

Emarosa (Lexington, KY), Memphis May Fire (Dallas, TX), and Yellowcard (Jacksonville, FL)
November 3rd, 2014
Electric Factory in Philadelphia, PA

For all the initial talk about what a strange combination Yellowcard, Memphis May Fire, and Emarosa are on a tour, the show at the Electric Factory last night by far exceeded my expectations.  I’ve seen Yellowcard numerous times over the years, but this was my first time seeing Emarosa or Memphis May Fire live and both were extremely entertaining.  It was exciting to watch Emarosa vocalist Bradley Walden, as he spent about half their set by the barricade or in the crowd interacting with fans.  Closing out the show was Yellowcard.  Violinist, Sean Mackin, came out alone to a crowd of screaming fans to start “Convocation,” soon joined by the rest of the band as they played old hits such as “Lights and Sounds” and “Only One” as well as songs from their new album Lift a Sail.  Frontman Ryan Key, talked about how the band’s personal struggles were inspiration for some of these songs which is perhaps why fans are so drawn to them.  Overall, it was a great night of music!

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