Close your eyes, and try to remember a simpler time. A time when you were still in high school, maybe even middle school, and all of the small dramatic events that seem inconsequential in retrospect were end-of-the-world life-or-death decisions that would affect your entire life. The girl you had a crush on, the embarrassing moments, the school dances, and all the teenage angst that you were dealing with. It’s 2006, and pop punk ruled the airwaves in a world where Blink 182 had split up but bands like Fall Out Boy and My Chemical Romance were the idols of a generation of teenagers. There were two bands who were the epitome of this emotional heart on your sleeve emo music that drove everyone wild who have still managed to stay relevant even when the whole scene sort of dissipated. Two bands who wrote the kind of catchy pop songs that were all over MTV back when they still played music videos every once in a while, with the kind of hook-filled ubiquitous songs that were the soundtrack of high school angst, All-American Rejects and Boys Like Girls.
Why am I talking about Boys Like Girls and All American Rejects and forcing you to mentally relive your awkward teenage years you might ask? Well, it’s because they’re both coming this Friday night to Emo’s, because really, what other venue would they come to in a town where Emo’s is a place where concerts are held. Now I know you remember who these bands are, but for the sake of argument, let’s pretend you forgot who these bands were. Thankfully, due to this magic device you are reading my words on called the internet, which I believe is some kind of indescribable phenomenon that Al Gore created, you can spend the next ten minutes or so reminding yourself who these bands were and how you used to love them way back in the day.
What’s better than getting to see these two bands together live? If you like this page, you’ll get the chance to win 1 of 3 pairs of free tickets to the show. You’ll get a chance to relive your teenage years while singing along at the top of your lungs to all the emo hits of years past. You really should check it out, because if you walk away, it will give you hell. It will give you hell.