On the 4th of April (last Saturday), the well known Pop Punk Band, All-American Rejects, played at Universal's Mardi Gras in Orlando, Florida. A Nottingham based FMM journalist was fortunate to review this gig and claimed it was a nice change to Nottingham’s music scene;
Prior to the Concert starting, I believe there was a lack of excitement in the atmosphere due to the commercial attitude by universal, in promoting the gig. However, this is easy to understand as the concert was an additional date to the bands current tour, 'Walk Over Me'.
The band have taken the pop punk scene by storm globally since 2002 with their hit, 'Swing Swing'. Their success was definitely shown when they walked on stage - the atmosphere changed completely. It went from silent onlookers to a wave of apprehensive fans in an instant. The bands loud, yet emotional, supporters made the concert feel more like at home, with their enjoyment and excitement becoming more and more infectious.
Despite some technical difficulties, All-American Rejects achieved the target of a good concert and much, much more! Featuring their most influential music, including more subdued songs that strengthened the connection between the band and audience, were played as well as upbeat dance tracks. All-American Rejects is a band that knows it's audience and can easily give them what they want!
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