Last night I went and saw You Me At Six on their Glasgow date of their Night People UK Tour at the SEC Centre. This was a three band line-up forming of Black Foxxes, Tonight Alive and You Me At Six.
As the doors opened at 18.30 (6.30pm) there was a long wait till the first band Black Foxxes Came on at 19.35 (7.35pm). This made the crowd rather restless to begin with however excited and happy to see Black Foxxes when they made their way on stage. Black Foxxes are a three piece Rock bad from Exeter, England signed to Ragged Noise Records. This was the first time I had heard of the band and I have to admit I was impressed. Not knowing what I was getting into this band showed me that they were energetic within their set and had a feeling of Twin Atlantic to them including their sound. As this band continued you could see that they were having fun and enjoying every moment of being on stage which made the audience more captivated by them.
Tonight Alive was second on the stage at 20.20 (8.20pm). This time the crowd knew most of the songs and were singing along with them all during their set, however as I didn’t know the band before the show this was an all new experience to me but a band that I am glad I was able to catch. Tonight alive is a female fronted rock band from Sydney, Australia signed to Hopeless Records. The vocalist was moving all around the stage and having fun dancing around and just enjoying herself which showed so much that she loved what she was doing. Not only this but she kept asking the crowd questions and getting the crowd to sing along with her and join in with them in order to create a great atmosphere and get the crowd all warmed up for the headlining band and the reason everyone was there; You Me At Six. Jenna their vocalist also done a speech/poem about how people should not have to be how the media see them and to be proud of who you are as a person which got everyone clapping and cheering as they were told that being yourself is okay.
Finally, it was the turn of You Me At Six a rock band from Surrey, England signed to BMG. As they came out everyone was chanting the famous Scottish “here we, here we, here we fucking go” and getting all excited for You Me At Six playing their first set of songs. As they did the crowd blew up; jumping around, hands in the air, dancing and singing along. As the show went on Josh the vocalist announced how he loves to play Scotland because it reminds him of his grandfather and has Scottish blood in his veins. This made the crowd scream and shout happy that he felt such emotions for being in Glasgow and furthermore Scotland. As they continued their set they continued to play new songs from their new album Night People as well as songs from their previous albums making all of their fans in the room no matter how new or old happy and able to join in on singing along to their music. The band also told the crowd to crowd surf during their song Save It For The Bedroom and everytime someone did he highfived them. He also came down off of the stage during the song and hugged a fan as well as highfived the front row. Further into their set Josh said how he was fighting in parliament the secondary ticketing touts making it harder for fans to see the music that they love and making the artist’s not able to get as much money from touring. As well as this Josh went on to say that we should not judge a book by the cover; age, sex, religion we are all the same and he hates how every time something happens in the news that is a form of terrorism they always blame Muslims and this needs to stop! This got more of the crowd on Josh’s side and started clapping and cheering agreeing with what he had said. Finally, Josh announced how next year they will be doing a 10 year anniversary tour for their Take Off Your Colour album released in 2008.
At the end of the night I had become a fan of both Black Foxxes and Tonight Alive as I am sure many others had and became excited already for You Me At Six’s tour next year…