Written By | Kasey Canter
Canada’s own, Silverstein, came back to the the city of brotherly love. Silverstein, along with I The Mighty and Four Year Strong, came to one of Philadelphia’s best additions, The Fillmore Philadelphia, for Silversteins 20 Year anniversary tour. A little more than a handful of dates into this leg of the tour, Silverstein drew in hundreds of fans ready to celebrate along with them with a night full of pop punk and hardcore jams.
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I The Mighty came out to the stage first opening with one of their newer songs, “Pet Names.” No matter where you looked, people were dancing and having a great time. Vocalist, Brent Walsh, definitely knew how to welcome the crowd and hype everybody up for the rest of the show. The energy truly is unmatched. You could feel how happy they were to be there to perform just as much as the crowd was to see them throughout their entire 7 song set.
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Next up was, some fellow east coast beings – from Massachusetts, Four Year Strong. They came on the stage ready to put on a show. Opening up with “It Must Really Suck To Be Four Year Strong Right Now” called for all the lovers of crowd surfing to start up and have a blast. They worked their way through their 12 song set, closing with “Wasting Time (Eternal Summer)” with nothing but high energy and smiling fans in the crowd.
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Last to the stage was the band everyone came to see, Silverstein. They started their 1st or 3 sets with one of their newer releases,”Burn It Down” that did not fail to make everyone dance from the moment the song began. Throughout their 1st set, consisting of 8 of their “Greatest Hits,” the crowd was full of headbangers, dancers, and even some tears. You could feel the love in the room, especially when they performed their cover of One Republics “Apologize”, not one person in the room was not singing the words right back to the band.
This lead into their second set of the night – an acoustic set. This was a 6 song set containing a few heart string pulling songs such as “Massachusetts” and “Aquamarine.” This set provided a really nice space of time for the crowd to cool down and really just sing along and experience the show.
The acoustic set lead directly into their last set of the night- performing the entirety of their 2nd album, “Discovering the Waterfront.” Mosh pits, crowd surfers, and dancers alike all truly had the best time during this set. Watching so many fans scream some of the bands older songs was such a special experience to be a part of. There were also a few Philadelphia Flyers chants thrown in due to lead singer’s, Shane Told, love for hockey. Closing out their 26 song show in confetti raining down; fans got to sing along and jam out to Silverstein with “Bleeds No More.” Not one person left the venue disappointed by the performance given.
Philly was in for a treat with this show. I can definitely say it was a special night filled with only positive vibes, music that have connected to thousands over the years, and a whole lot of “Infinite” love. It was a wonderful experience to celebrate Silversteins 20 year anniversary right along with them.
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