New Found Glory rolled through Portland with a bang! With Bayside, The MovieLife, and William Ryan Key (formerly of Yellowcard), by their side they took the city by storm. Mixing in a healthy dose of older and newer tracks, the room was on cloud nine. Throughout the crowd you could see fans of all ages. You had your share of longtime fans as well as a few younger kids with their parents singing along to every word. It really just goes to show how well New Found Glory has stood the test of time.
William Ryan Key opened up the show with a quick 5 song acoustic set playing the songs off of his debut solo release since the breakup of Yellowcard. It was a nice intimate set to start off the night, and of course, he played Ocean Avenue to top his set off.
Next up The MovieLife continuing their return to the pop-punk scene. They came through with their fair share of bangers such as, Jamestown and This Time Next Year. While also throwing in a few of their new songs off of their two releases since their hiatus in 2003. They really got the crowd warmed up and going for Bayside who was up next.
Bayside, as always, put on a phenomenal performance. They’re such a tight group and their songs sound just as good live as they do on the record. You can tell how much hard work is put into their performances that are nothing short of perfection. The crowd sang along with hits like Sick Sick Sick and Devotion and Desire.
And finally, New Found Glory was up. The crowd: electric, the jams: on point, the entire show front to back was full of energy and the hits that New Found Glory’s career is littered with. At one point during the set they called up a fan to spin a wheel of different songs to play next. At one point they brought up another fan from the crowd to sing a full song with them live which is something you rarely get to see with a live show. The amount of crowd participation and overall showmanship New Found Glory provides at each and every show really proves to you how much they truly care about their fans, and how much they love what they do.