Photos: Motion City Soundtrack at House of Blues (San Diego, CA)

Driver Friendly (Austin, TX), Hellogoodbye (Long Beach, CA), and Motion City Soundtrack (Minneapolis, MN)
February 11th, 2015
House of Blues in San Diego, CA

If you didn’t go through even a slight Motion City Soundtrack phase in your life, you’re lying.  I know I wasn’t the only person super stoked when the band announced the 10 year anniversary tour of Commit this to Memory.  That record is a treasure and all of the folks who came out to the House of Blues in San Diego know it.  I’m still jealous that the last leg of the tour got Copeland as support but we didn’t do too bad either.  We got Austin’s very own Driver Friendly and Hellogoodbye from just up the way.  Driver Friendly hit the night off with their trumpet infused sounds that got the crowd slightly warm.  What eventually did it was their cover of Katy Perry’s “Teenage Dream.”  Hellogoodbye hit the stage to a somewhat skeptical crowd but with Forrest Kline’s hilarious stage banter it wasn’t long before everyone was in motion.   It’s kind of hard to stay still and expressionless through a Hellogoodbye show. Even the toughest and most serious of show goers eventually cave because they’re just so fun.  Motion City Soundtrack hit the stage in a burst of energy and went straight into “Attractive Today” and the entire room erupted into those so familiar lyrics “I am wrecked, I am overblown.”  Things didn’t slow down from there and neither did the band as they blew through the record and continued gracing the crowd with some more songs and 2 encores.  My favorite thing about shows like this is everyone participates.  The crowd was the loudest during “LG FUAD” and “My Favorite Accident.”  I had promised myself that if they played “My Favorite Accident” I would push myself to the front.  As I was getting ready to leave I heard the first notes of the song played by Juan from Driver Friendly on his trumpet and so I rushed my way into the crowd.  The entire thing was perfect, except for the crowd missing Driver Friendly’s Tyler Welsh’s stage dive. But if everything was perfect in our lives all of the time we might not be such nostalgic CTTM fans.

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