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My last post about The After Party tour, of course, has to be about Aaron Carter.
My first “love”, my childhood obsession- when I was ten, I was convinced that I was going to marry him. He was my Justin Bieber, if you will.
I’m more into rock music now, but I loved pop music when I was growing up, and I still do, but it’s not what I listen to the most, these days. However, you don’t often forget your first crush on a celebrity, so though my Aaron Carter posters have come down off my walls, I still keep up with him to some degree.
He took a bit of a break from making music, but I watched his reality show, supported him when he was on Dancing with the Stars, and I am looking forward to the record that he’s been working on. I follow him on Twitter, which was how I found out that he was going on tour, and he was going to be making a stop in my state, and the tickets were cheap, so I had to go see him, obviously.
The last time that I saw Aaron in concert, it was in a huge arena and I was probably about four feet tall. Last night, I stood at the height of around the five foot range and the show was in a smaller venue, and I was right beside the stage and the speaker that the first two photos above show Aaron standing on.
He and I have both grown up since I last saw him in concert, for sure, but he was still doing back flips on stage, and I was still gasping, concerned for his well being.
After the week that I have had, being an MCR fan, this concert was just what I needed. It was fun, reliving my childhood for a couple of hours, and once again, Aaron Carter managed to get me to do things that not many other people can: dance and sing in public. When I left the show, my voice was gone, and my legs were sore.
He himself rarely ever stopped moving, which is why the pictures suck, and also because I took the pictures on a phone, but it doesn’t matter. Aaron hasn’t changed much, except for the fact that he kept taking his shirt off during this show, and he had more “grown up” things to say and do, but that’s to be expected of anyone growing up, but when he put on that Lakers jersey, it was like nothing had changed.
He’ll continue to be one of my favorite artists to listen to, both on record, and live, and if he ever plays a show within driving distance of me, I’ll be there.
Little Rock, AR.
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The last opening act of The After Party tour that I want to talk about is The Supporting Cast.
This band almost stole the show, in my opinion.
I was there to see Aaron Carter originally, because like I said in my previous post, Aaron Carter was basically my entire childhood. However, a lot of time has passed since my Aaron Carter days, and rock music has become what I listen to the most, now that I’m an “adult”.
The band pictured above, is actually a band from my state, that I’d heard of but I had never seen them live or heard their music before last night.
One of my favorite moments of the entire night was when they started setting up their stuff, and the singer of the band walks up on stage, and from behind me, I hear “Oh, he is hot!”, and then more members of the band walk up on stage and from behind me, again, I hear: “They’re hot, too!”
Two band members then picked up guitars, and now, from behind me, from the same girls, I hear: “Oh God, please don’t let it be screamo- if it’s screamo, I’m leaving.”
I had gone to the show by myself, so at this point, I silently thought: “Please let it be screamo.”
The last show that I went to was a Marilyn Manson/Rob Zombie gig, so going from that, to an Aaron Carter show, it was a very different type of crowd. Yes, I was standing in a large group of people, the majority of which were girls that only liked pop music, and it was a very interesting experience.
I believe that most of the other people that liked rock music in the crowd, were only there to see this band play. While waiting in line to get into the venue, I talked to this guy and his girlfriend that apparently works with one of the guys in the band, and I was told that this band was a pop/rock band, so I was looking forward to seeing them play.
I was surprised that Aaron Carter would have rock bands opening for him, because while this a good thing for me and a few other people in the crowd, the girls around me, at least, were a little less than pleased.
The Supporting Cast was not a screamo band, but when the lead singer did scream, I did not feel bad for the girls behind me, who did not leave as they’d said they would, unfortunately.
I really liked their music- I loved the lead singer’s voice, they put on a fun gig, and they, by far, had the best lights at the show. When I got home, I looked them up to listen to them a bit more, and liked their Facebook page, which then led to their lead singer, Tyler, adding me, so I’m looking forward to updates about their future shows. They play the same venue in April with The Almost, and I love that band too, so I’m going to try to go to that gig, as well.
It was really cool to me that The Supporting Cast is a “local” band- I don’t know why that’s cool to me, but it is. The guitarist in front of me, “Mike”, I believe is his name, was amazing- I was right by a giant speaker and the stage behind a few people, but I could hear and see everything really well, and I found myself watching him and Tyler the most because they were on my side of the stage more.
I don’t know any of them personally, but they seemed right at home, on stage- Tyler, especially. Half of the time, I thought he was going to kick something off into the crowd- he kept stepping up onto something at the front of the stage when he sang the more intense parts of songs and… there’s no other way that I can describe it, but to say that he just looked really cool.
I could go on and on about how good they were, but this post is already too long, so I’ll wrap it up. I have been listening to the rest of their music since I woke up this afternoon, and my favorite song that they played last night was “Obligatory Camaraderie (The Drinking Song)”. It’s on “repeat” on my Spotify, at the moment.
Most of the people that follow this blog are rock music fans, so if you’ve got time, and are interested in listening to some new music, The Supporting Cast might end up being one of your favorite bands, but you’ll never know unless you check them out.
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Also, if the members of The Supporting Cast happen to see this post- good luck, guys. You were awesome last night.
Little Rock, AR.
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Last night, I got to go to an Aaron Carter show on The After Party tour.
I know Aaron Carter isn’t the usual kind of artist that I blog about normally, but he was basically my childhood love, so when I found out that he was going on tour and stopping in my state, I couldn’t pass up the chance to see him live for the second time.
Before Aaron’s set, however, there were some awesome opening acts that I’d like to do a couple short “reviews” of, and post my crappy pictures that I took of them on my phone.
The top two photos are of Nikki Flores, whom had an amazing voice. I suppose you would put her in the pop genre, but no matter what kind of music you like, you can’t deny that her voice is great, so if you’re looking for new music, check her out:
Now, the bottom two pictures are of a band that I spent calling the “hot chick band” the remainder of the night, until I got home to look them up and their actual band name is “Petrel”. And while, yes, they are a hot chick band, they are also a great band, period, that I would recommend to anyone that likes rock/pop rock music.
They were really great on stage- they put on a short show, but it was really good. Though they were playing to a crowd of maybe fifteen rock fans and one hundred pop fans, they still pulled it off, and I wish they’d gotten to play longer.
I’ll definitely be listening to Petrel in the future, and if you’d like to do the same, they’re definitely worth checking out, as well.
Little Rock, AR.
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This is something that’s in front of me, and it’s both a very good, and very bad thing.