Show Review: Taking Back Tuesday 4/19


Emo Night LA: Taking Back Tuesday
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Hell, The Masquerade; Atlanta, GA

After a year of watching friends on the West Coast attend Emo Night, I was beyond excited to see Taking Back Tuesday finally head south to Atlanta on April 19. Bringing together a few hundred 20-somethings, the night was filled with the songs that made us cry and feel things as teens. Despite the night getting off to a shaky start – I never want to hear “club goin’ up on a Tuesday” ever again – it was Fall Out Boy’s “Sugar, We’re Goin’ Down” that got the party started. Which, for anyone who knows me, is the perfect way to
start a party.

As the Emo Night crew spun hits by Hawthorne Heights, Say Anything, and other hitmakers from the mid-2000s, scattered expletives and raised drinks could be heard and seen as former scene kids recognized the songs of their youth. The invitation to take the stage was taken advantage of as several people made themselves stage regulars to lead singalongs while reaching out to grab hands and going all out to perform to old favorites, like “Seventy Times Seven,” “The Black Parade,” and more. I took advantage of this myself on multiple occasions, fulfilling a dream of mine to sing “Misery Business” on
stage (with a handful of strangers, no biggie) and turning up to Panic! At the
Disco’s breakout, “I Write Sins, Not Tragedies.” Here’s a picture to prove it – taken by Ryan Purcell.

Other highlights of the night included a pit starting on stage to “Fat Lip,” a dancer popping and tutting all night, and a rousing singalong to MCR featuring a dude dressed in his best bulletproof vest.

A few internet celebs were in attendance, such as Aaron Chewning and Sara Hopkins, but it was Cartel’s drummer and Atlanta native Kevin Sanders’ presence that got the crowd hyped as “Honestly” rang through the speakers.

Though Emo Night boasts merch with slogans like “Sad as Fuck” or “ride or cry,” I left in higher spirits than I came. Even though the music still gets to me and makes me emotional from time to time, there’s nothing like being in a room full of people who feel the same way as you, singing the songs that said what you needed to hear as a teenager. For just a moment, everyone was back in high school and thoughts about bills, work, and school were tossed aside to dust off lyrics memorized back in the days of straightened hair and studded belts.

Needless to say, Taking Back Tuesday’s first night in Atlanta was one to remember. Hands down.

Emo Night LA: Taking Back Tuesday Announces Venue Expansion

Emo Night LA: Taking Back Tuesday has basically been taking over and kicking some major ass. The event is currently hosted at the Echoplex in Echo Park, Los Angeles, with lines of over 2,000 people. A few months back, the event announced their expansion of a tour which included stops in Toronto, Portland, San Deigo, Seattle, and Atlanta.

With Emo Night LA: Taking Back Tuesday growing rapidly, it was recently announced that the event hosted at the Echoplex will expand to takeover both rooms of the venue – The Echo and The Echoplex – and begin hosting live guest bands! If you’ve had your eye on the event for a while, you would know that this is the first time since the sold out 1 year anniversary event where there will be regularly scheduled live sets!

Oh yeah – and did we mention that a spring/summer tour was announced as well? No? Well the tour (which makes stops in San Diego, Seattle, Portland, Nashville, Phoenix, Detroit, Las Vegas, and San Francisco) dates can be found below!

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Emo Night LA To Host Official So What?! Music Festival After Party

Known for throwing some of the most memorable events in the scene, Emo Night LA: Taking Back Tuesday will be invading yet another city this year: Texas. This time the invasion will be slightly different as Emo Night LA will be hosting the official after party for the So What?! Music Festival! Taking place on March 19th at The Door in Dallas, TX, the show will be $5 for those ages 21 and over, $10 for those under the age of 21, and free with a VIP festival ticket. To purchase advance tickets for the after party, click here!

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For information on the So What?! Music Festival final lineup, click here!
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Emo Night LA: Taking Back Tuesday One Year Anniversary – TONIGHT

For those of you who have been living under a rock, LA’s monthly event Emo Night LA: Taking Back Tuesday will be celebrating it’s one year anniversary tonight! To commemorate the milestone, tonight’s event will be even bigger than ever! The event will include live performances from Dashboard
Confessional, Seahaven, Fakers and Have Mercy. In addition, there will also be
DJ sets from Mark Hoppus, Jack Barakat (All Time Low), Mikey Way (My Chemical Romance),
FIDLAR, Sugarcult, We Are The In Crowd, Blake Sennett, Captain Cuts, Dan Keyes,
Ham On Everything, and more. Needless to say, if you’re in LA and you’re not attending this event, what are you doing with your life??

If you are making it out tonight, here are some things you should know:

-Emo Night LA: Taking Back Tuesday is 21+
-Since the one year anniversary event is SO huge, attendees will need to purchase tickets, unlike previous events. But with everything that will be there, can you blame them? Plus, tickets are only $20
-Tickets are no longer available online, but 200 tickets will be available at the door. If you don’t get one of those tickets, you can queue up just like you would at a normal emo night and people will be let in as capacity frees up.
-Doors open at 8:30PM for ticket holders, 9PM for anyone else looking to purchase tickets (this is the same time the box office will open)