I finished up my year of photographing shows with Capsize, Hundredth, Senses Fail, and Silverstein at The Palladium in Worcester, Ma. Capsize was up first opening with their song “I’ll Take The Blame”. When vocalist Daniel Wand wasn’t on stage he was on the barrier interacting with the crowd on even being held up on top of them. Capsize played through a few more songs from The Angst In My Veins like “Calming. Crippling” and “Linger” as well as their new song “You Can’t Come Home The Same” off of their upcoming album. Guitarist and vocalist Ryan Knowles left the stage for a couple songs and played down in the photo pit. I’ve been shooting The Palladium for five years and I’ve never had a band member play in the photo pit next to me like that. It was a cool opportunity to get some shots.
Hundredth was up next opening with “Break Free” off of their most recent album FREE. Hundredth always has a lively set with all band members running and jumping around the stage, it was no different here. Bassist JP Gressman jumped repeatedly while vocalist Chadwick Johnson alternated between sticking the mic into the crowd and running back and forth along the stage. Hundredth played through songs like “Unravel” and “See Beyond” before finishing with the crowd favorite “Weathered Town”.
Now it was time for the co headlining bands and Senses Fail was up first. Opening up with “Fireworks At Dawn” vocalist Buddy Nielsen stood center stage with the mic stand singing calmly before breaking right into the crowd favorite “Can’t Be Saved” as the audience began singing back. The band did a great job incorporating songs from their many releases from older albums to newer ones like 2004’s Let It Enfold You and 2015’s Pull the Thorns From Your Heart. Buddy seemed to be all over the stage moving to different spots to sing with the crowd as they jumped together and were carried over the barrier.
Rounding out the night was Silverstein who opened with “A Midwestern State of Emergency” off of 2015’s I Am Alive In Everything I Touch. Silverstein had been one of the bands I photographed regularly for Rise Records on Warped Tour so it was nice to photograph them again. The band moved on into “Massachusetts” and “Smile In Your Sleep” all with the crowd flying over the barrier and screaming every word back at vocalist Shane Told. Silverstein’s stage presence was great with the whole band traveling from place to place on stage. I watched from the back of the venue after I was done photographing as the crowd continued to throw itself over the barrier through songs like “Milestone” and “In Silent Seas We Drown”. The band finished up with the crowd favorite “My Heroine”. The crowd was going insane with much of the mosh pit now trying to climb up over the people in front of them.
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