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The All-American Rejects & Gentleman Hall – Delaware Valley College – Doylestown, PA

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Tyson Ritter of The All-American Rejects - Delaware Valley College - Doylestown, PA - April 25, 2014

Tyson Ritter of The All-American Rejects – Delaware Valley College – Doylestown, PA – April 25, 2014

The All-American Rejects & Gentleman Hall – Delaware Valley College – Doylestown, PA – April 25, 2014

Wow! What a concert. I can honestly say that in my whole life, I have never seen a live performance like this before. Everything about the concert added to the vibe, and it all culminated into quite the show.

First, there was the venue. This weekend, Delaware Valley college had a series of performances for its spring concert series. This was the first of three nights dedicated to “A-Day Weekend” as they call it, and it did not disappoint.

The concert was held in the main gym on campus, a venue quite like a high school gym setting. There were bleachers in the back and a stage was set up at the front where concert-goers could get close enough to see the sweat on performers faces. This interesting setting wasn’t typical, but it worked. The intimate setting made it all the better, the music was louder and there was a strong connection between the bands and the audience.

The concert opened with Gentlemen Hall, a quirky indie pop band from Massachusetts. Gentlemen Hall is newer to the music scene than the Rejects are, but they were great nonetheless. You may have heard their music recently on TV or in commercials. The band performed with high energy. They were all dancing around while playing their instruments. Their songs were very catchy and fun, I even woke up the next morning with one stuck in my head.

One of my favorite things about Gentlemen Hall is their use of different instruments that aren’t often seen in pop bands. They had a synthesizer and a flute. The flutist really added to the band with his intense energy and enthusiasm. Coupled with his great playing, the band reached a whole other level.

For me, the best song that the band did performed was “Sail Into the Sun.” It was catchy and fun, a real hit (previously featured in Target Commercials). In addition, due to the small venue and casual nature of the event, I actually ended up meeting the flutist, Seth, who is a really cool and laid back guy who loves being a part of Gentlemen Hall.

The All American Rejects were finally up. As the lights came up, they started performing right away. They started off with a big hit, “Dirty Little Secret,” which really set the tempo for the whole show. It was fast and loud and the whole band was full of energy.

They were moving and dancing around, inspiring the audience to join in the power. When a band has energy it makes the concert all the better. This energy was there the whole time, even when they slowed down for the ballad “Mona Lisa.”

The Rejects did not disappoint, either old fans and new. For the new fans, they kept the energy high and the lights flashing, providing an entertaining experience. For long time fans, they played several classics, mixed in with a few newer songs. They really outdid themselves, it was an exciting concert that was wonderful to see.

The All American Rejects and Gentlemen Hall were an unique combination but worked well together, providing an unforgettable concert experience for everyone.

Ally Abramson

Copyright ©2014 All rights reserved. Posted: May 1, 2014.

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