The Venue


Mayday Parade 1By Winfield Dean

Mayday Parade’s ‘the Noise Tour’ stopped in Indianapolis, Indiana to play in the Egyptian Room at the Old National Centre on October 21, 2011. I arrived around 5:30 to collect my tickets at will call. The concert started off around 6:30 with The Make, a pop band from Chico, CA. Next up was There For Tomorrow, an alternative rock band from Orlando, FL. They had a lot of energy and got the crowd pumped up for the rest of the bands. You Me At Six, was up next, and they announced that they will have their own headlining tour in January and February of 2012.

We Are The In Crowd was the last opener to perform before Mayday Parade. I had interviewed them earlier that evening and they’re all incredibly nice people. We Are The In Crowd is a pop rock band from Poughkeepsie, NY and they released their first full length album ‘Best Intentions’ earlier this month. If you haven’t heard of We Are The In Crowd yet, you definitely need to go look them up. They have added something new to the pop rock scene by having male and female vocals in all of their songs and have incredibly catchy melodies and lyrics. We Are The In Crowd started their set off with ‘Rumor Mill’, their first single off of ‘Best Intentions’. Many of the audience already knew all of the words to this and all of the new songs that were played, which I think shows how well received their new album has been by their fans. Next played was a crowd favorite, ‘Never Be What You Want’ and they kept up the high energy with ‘On Your Own’ and ‘For the Win’ which the majority of the crowd sang along to, even if they didn’t know all of the words they at least knew “you’ve got a big mouth” and when to sing it. We Are The In Crowd didn’t slow things down and continued with ‘Carry Me Home’ and ‘Lights Out’. Two of my personal favorite songs off of their new album ‘Kiss Me Again’ and ‘Better Luck Next Time’ were played next and the night ended with ‘Calendar Pages’ and ‘Both Sides of the Story’. This was one of the most upbeat shows I’ve been to and after jumping up and down through most of the 10 songs my feet were killing me, but it was definitely worth it.

After about a 15 minute break, Mayday Parade took the stage. Their set was filled with special lighting effects and a lot of crowd interaction and participation. All of the song were sung along to, even the new songs from their self entitled album that was released on October 4. This was one of the most high energy shows I have been to and overall it was a lot of fun. If you have an opportunity to go one of the dates on this tour, I highly recommend that you do so!

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