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Holiday head bang

The crowd was extremely energetic throughout an entire show that ended with Attack Attack! singer Caleb Shomo calling for the “largest chicken fight South Florida has ever seen.”

Attack Attack!, Emmure, Pierce The Veil, In Fear and Faith, and Of Mice & Men teamed up for a mega scream-o tour that made its way to South Florida. On Tuesday, Dec. 7, This Is a Family Tour stormed Revolution Live in Fort Lauderdale.

The show started with Of Mice & Men, a California-based metalcore band,making the entire venue their stage as the bass player jammed out on the second-floor VIP section.

In Fear and Faith, a San Diego-based post-hardcore band,had a tough act to follow. Their set started slow but they eventually got the crowd moving. On their last song they had everyone create a giant circle in the center of the venue and rush the middle on their cue.

But it was Pierce The Veil that was one of the biggest crowd-pleasers as they opened their set with a rock cover of the theme song from the Showtime series Dexter. Later they broke out with a short cover of the song “Like a G6.”

However, it was when lead singer Vic Fuentes stood on the barricade in front of the stage that fans started screaming. People started crowd surfing towards Fuentes as he reached out to touch their hands. One girl was so excited that she proceeded to crawl toward him as she crowed surfed on top of people.

The crowd showed their satisfaction with Pierce The Veil’s performance as a girl threw her bra on stage, which Fuentes hung on his mic stand for the band’s final song.

Emmure, who played right before Attack Attack!, had the longest set, lasting about 45 minutes. However, it made no difference to the crowd as they continued to bash each other in the mega mosh pit. Emmure’s set seemed to be the heaviest and loudest out of all the bands as they broke out in crowd favorites like “Sound Wave Superior,” Bars in Astoria” and “False Love in Real Life.”

Attack Attack!, who headlined the show, played the shortest set out of everyone, only playing for about a half hour. They mostly stuck to songs off their new album, only playing three from their previous one. The crowd chanted for them to play the song “Stick Stickly” throughout their entire set, but it wasn’t until the very end during their double encore that they played it.

“That concert was insane,” said Emily Carlson, a junior accounting major at FAU. “All the screaming and moshing was intense.”


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