A Day to Remember sends fans into a frenzy at the War Memorial
A Day to Remember sends Syracuse fans into a frenzy
Prefaced by bands Beartooth and I Prevail, Florida-based band A Day to Remember took the stage Tuesday night at the War Memorial Arena behind a billowing curtain, heightening the crowd’s anticipation.
Hoards of fans flocked to the Oncenter Tuesday night to see their set, pushing as close as they could to the barricade, vying for a better view of the stage. As the shuffling in the audience began to settle, the band struck an opening chord of “The Downfall of Us All” off of 2009’s Homesick and near pandemonium erupted.
A person in a shark costume was the first of a steady stream of crowd surfers to be catapulted over the metal barricade. In the midst of the chaos – flashing lights, shaking bass, aggressive melodies – security continued to reach into the swarming mosh pit and rescue people floundering.
ADTR launched into a set of fan favorites with “Better Off This Way,” off of their 2011 album What Separates Me From You before transitioning into the more recent “Rescue Me,” off of DJ Marshmello’s album Joytime III. Inflatable beach balls were released into the crowd and rainbow lights flashed across the stage.