Friday night started my weekend off with a bang. Story of the Year had yet another triumphant show at the Pageant, selling it out for their third consecutive time. From a spectators standpoint it is always exciting to see a full house that are all raring to see a band from their hometown. Story of the Year is starting to possibly become the most successful rock act from our city, and the only other act that compares to having their level of success is the Urge. If you have ever been to an Urge show and felt the level of energy their gigs have, I would have to say Friday night was just as intense and you could feel that the fans were proud to support a group consisting of local boys. Hawthorne Heights was also on the bill, which was cool to see. During the set they had a lot of interaction with the crowd, and most of the floor was signing along to their songs through the entire set. They even brought a couple up on stage that resulting in the crowd witnessing a live wedding proposal. You don’t see that happen at many rock shows and you also don’t see heavy edge rock shows open with a folk band, which is what opening act Pistols and the Sisters had to offer the crowd. As they took stage with a female backing vocalist, a banjo player, and a chick that played a stand up bass my only thought was that it was nice to see such a variety in a line up.
Friday was defiantly an eventful show that not only offered great acts to photograph but also kicked off the first of four 1057 the Point Birth Month shows. Enjoy these pics and be sure to check back this week for images of Fitz and the Tantrums (at the Pageant 2/10) and Airborne Toxic Event (at the Pageant 2/12).