Bleach always puts on a good show. That's why I have no less than three Bleach shirts- they blow me
away every time. This time was no exception. Due to my own stupidity, I missed the opener bands, and even the first
couple songs of Bleach's set- but thankfully, that wasn’t a problem, as they played for over an hour.
The small yet
dedicated crowd (how many innocent bystanders are you going to get in a Wednesday night show?) of about 100-150 was in full
blast. The boys in Bleach responded by blasting through their usuals, such as "Get Up", "December", and "Knocked Out" with
amazing energy and presence. The highlights of the show were many, but the peaks were definitely "Jaded Now", "We are Tomorrow",
and the encore.
"Jaded Now" is Bleach's epic song- it builds
from a simplistic, basic guitar line by adding in more and more elements until the climactic finale where Dave Baysinger screams
out “I'm not Scared!” to which the band unleashes a torrent of anguished sound that can only be described as outpour.
It was absolutely stunning live, as Dave's single scream took on a whole new passion and the band seemed to feed off of it.
That's the definition of a good live band.
Their last 'official' song in the set was the
ubiquitous "We Are Tomorrow". I've seen them four times, and three out of the four times they've done this song. It's one
of the top crowd-rousing anthems I know of- and it made the crowd go nuts. A mosh started in here, and the security broke
it up- but that's how passionate everyone was. The song was electric, from start to finish. Dave Baysinger crowdsurfed. While