The 42nd annual Waterfront Blues Festival started off with a bang July 2nd, as Gregg …
I’m getting old as hell. I headed out to another 10 year anniversary show for Senses Fail’s Let It Enfold You. I’m a big fan of all of these 10 year anniversary shows that have been circulating because as my roommate likes to claim…I’m stuck in 2004-2006. I arrived at the Hawthorne Theatre which has a newly remodeled balcony bar but I definitely missed the poster plastered walls that I used to know back in the day.
I was impressed by the venue being packed in both the front of the venue as well as jam packed in the bar and balcony. I made it in time to see No Bragging Rights, the melodic hardcore band from Southern California, which was a real treat. I’ve known NBR for over 5 years and it’s been fun to see all of their hard work pay off. This show was probably the best show I’ve seen them play besides a sketchy house show in Salem with Letlive. The crowd was very receptive and interested in listening to what the band had to offer.
Next up was what everyone was waiting for. Let It Enfold You in all it’s damn glory. The crowd went insane as all of us 20 somethings went down a very hardcore memory lane. The band kept it fresh with a few different tweaks to the album and Buddy Nielsen came out with jam packed energy giving Portland a very memorable show. I don’t think I’ve ever seen so many crowd surfers at the Hawthorne Theatre. Everyone left sweaty and elated after singing along to teenage favorites “Buried A Lie” and “Bite to Break Skin” and more.