The best part about living in Philly is the music scene and the historic venues. Fans of all ages ranging from teens to over 21, lined up outside The Electric Factory to see Motion City Soundtrack and Philly’s own The Wonder Years along with opening acts You Blew It! and State Champs. The dedicated concert goers stood outside of the once warehouse in the cold night of November until the doors opened.
It was a sold out show at the Electric Factory. The crowd could barely contain their excitement and they were ready to rock. Fans sung to Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” just before the up and coming band from Orlando, Florida You Blew It! opened the show, which the crowd seemly enjoyed with one fan crowd surfing and knowing every word to their songs.
The crowd’s energy rose when State Champs opened up with their song “All You Are Is History” from their new album Around The World and Back. Also from the new album the band performed “Losing Myself” and “Secrets”. State Champs closed out their set with “Elevated” with the audience singing along.
The two main bands of this tour were now about to hit the stage and first up was Motion City Soundtrack. The band performed songs “Everything is Alright”, “L.G. FUAD”, and “The Future Freaks Me Out”. The band also performed songs from their recent album Panic Stations including “I Can Feel You” and “Gravity”.
Finally the crowd became wild as The Wonder Years took the stage opening with “Brothers &” and “Cardinals”. Lead singer, Dan Campbell, said it simple “It’s good to be home!” and expressed Philadelphia love throughout the whole set. The crowd lit up their flashlights from their phones during “The Devil In My Bloodstream” and finally The Wonder Years closed out the night with “Came Out Swinging”.