This Friday, I shot and covered Taking Back Sunday's show in Orange County, California for Laguna Beach’s KX 93.5.
Taking Back Sunday is back at it again, finishing up their third to last show of their Tidal Wave tour at the Santa Ana Observatory this past Friday, October 21. Tidal Wave, released on September 16, 2016, marks their seventh studio album, which peaked at number 36 on the Billboard 200. Though countless fans came to relive the nostalgia of iconic albums like, “Tell All Your Friends,” Taking Back Sunday has managed to stay relevant by producing a modern sound, all while remaining true to their alternative rock roots.
They started the night out by playing their new album “Tidal Wave” in its entirety. Seasoned fans were surprised to hear songs like, “You Can’t Look Back,” which could have been released alongside their first two studio albums. When the band walked off staged for intermission, the crowd looked for clues as to whether or not they would return to play any of the well-known throwbacks. Like a messenger sent from the almighty rock gods, they flew back on stage with their hit, “Cute without the E.” Although I was on assignment to shoot the band, the fan inside me stashed my camera behind the stage to join the mosh pit for a couple of songs. I immediately became part of the crowd that helped to lift a few brave souls among the sea of hands to crowd surf.
I swam my way out of the tide and managed to get back to my camera to shoot the rest of the show, drenched in what I am sure was salt water. I hope you enjoy the images I captured below as much as I enjoyed capturing them! Make sure to check out Tidal Wave on Spotify.