Due to the unfortunate event of a death in the family of drummer Chris Guglielmo, Bayside members Anthony Raneri and Jack O’Shea performed an acoustic set for the venue in hopes of not letting fans down. The two did a phenomenal job, and despite the unfortunate circumstances, created a more intimate experience with the crowd. Without the usual intricate guitar riffs and drumming, you could easily hear the crowd singing every single word back to the band. They opened with “They Looked like Strong Hands” as well as covering “Megan” by the Smoking Popes. The two ended the set with “Devotion and Desire”. Despite having to play songs that are always played plugged in, Bayside had a beautiful acoustic set.
Say Anything headlined the evening, opening up with their iconic song “Do Better.” The band was packed full of energy on stage. During the performance of “Belt,” vocalist Max Bemis joined the crowd at the barrier, sharing the mic as fans sang back. Towards the end of the set, guitarist Kenny Bridges took his guitar and crowd surfed. To top it off, he passed his guitar to a girl crowd surfing. Say Anything closed their 12 song set with an encore of “Every Man as a Molly”.