We miss concerts. Like a lot. All Time Low concerts, in particular, are a favorite of ours and we miss those a lot too. However, they have been keeping us fed during the pandemic. From releasing a new album to rebranding their fan club name to officially releasing some B-Sides, they’ve been some busy guys. They’re the gift that keeps on giving, with their latest endeavor, the Basement Noise concert series!
If you’re unfamiliar with what that is, the guys announced a few months ago that they would release a concert series for fans to enjoy at home. Each member of the band would come up with their own, personally chosen setlist, pulling from the band’s entire discography. The very first show, however, was a full playthrough of their new album Wake Up Sunshine.
Now, just because it’s a virtual concert experience, doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy it to the fullest extent on the big screen.
It’s not the same as being in the crowd, of course. But, turning the volume all the way up and jamming out to All Time Low in the middle of your living room definitely has a certain charm to it.
The October 9th show was the first of the Basement Noise concert series. We loved getting to hear Wake Up Sunshine in its full glory. The guys performed on a stage the way we’re used to, even if we couldn’t be there in person. Don’t get us wrong, hearing the songs acoustically was great, but hearing them like this, in an almost real concert setting, really hit differently. Especially ‘Clumsy’. Hearing that track live and not just as an acoustic track really was life-changing. We have a feeling that song will be a fan favorite on the setlist once concerts return to normal.
The pre-recorded show stream started with the band talking a little bit about the album and the decision to release it despite COVID looming over our heads. We have to say, we’re glad they decided not to push the release date. Then, they got right into the show! It felt like it just flew by as they went track by track and we didn’t want it to end! There were a few pauses in between where the guys would include some commentary on the tracks and the album process. Fun fact: they said they feel like ‘Melancholy Kaleidoscope’ was meant to be performed live, so that song will be making future appearances too!
Look at these happy boys, they’re bringing some sunshine into our lives. And peep Alex’s full yellow fit!
When the show ended, there was, even more, All Time Low to enjoy! The guys hopped on and did a little Q&A session/chat immediately after the show. There were some questions about the future shows, but no real hints about anyone’s setlist, except for quips about how Rian pulled an emotional setlist together. Apparently, he also asked Jack not to choose a certain song because he didn’t want to learn how to play it. It should be pretty interesting to see what they have in store with re-learning old songs and learning songs that probably have never been performed live.
All in all, the show was a fantastic experience and we love All Time Low for giving it to us in this format. It wasn’t the same as seeing them live, but the feeling it gave was pretty darn close. If you missed out, don’t worry! You still have the opportunity to watch the other four shows. You can check out their website for tickets and merch. They even have a virtual meet and greet opportunity if that’s something you’re into.
Which setlist are you most excited for? Do you have any songs that you hope to make it into one of the shows? Any predictions? Let us know in the comments below or by tweeting us @TheHoneyPOP!
Featured Image Source: All Time Low via Instagram