Summer is in the air! The days are longer, the birds are chirping, and it’s festival season…but we’re still sad! So, ‘MakeDamnSure,’ you cheer yourself up by going to this year’s Sad Summer Fest!
However, Chicago’s date on Sad Summer Fest was nothing short of electrifying. As one of the most iconic cities in the United States for live music, the atmosphere was already charged with anticipation as fans flocked to the venue. The lineup for the festival boasted an impressive array of alternative and pop-punk bands. Such as Sincere Engineer, Stand Atlantic, Mom Jeans, Hot Mulligan, Pvris, Motion City Soundtrack, The Maine, and then headlining, the legendary, Taking Back Sunday! Each band delivered powerhouse performances that had the crowd on their feet from start to finish. The venue was alive with a sea of excited faces, hands waving in the air, and voices singing along to every word.
Chicago’s love for music was palpable, and it created an unforgettable experience for both the artists and the audience, leaving a lasting impression on all who attended.
The outdoor amphitheater was set ablaze when Taking Back Sunday took the stage in Chicago for a night that fans would never forget. Then, as the sun began to set, the band’s electrifying energy washed over the crowd, transporting them back to the early 2000s with a nostalgic wave of emotions. Taking Back Sunday’s powerful vocals and dynamic instrumentals reverberated through the venue, sending chills down the spines of long-time devotees and captivating new listeners alike. Then, the band had the entire audience singing along at the top of their lungs, creating an unforgettable and euphoric atmosphere.
Sad Summer Fest in Chicago not only showcased top-tier talent but also embraced a sense of community and togetherness among music enthusiasts. The city’s vibrant culture and rich music history provided the perfect backdrop for the event. Fans were not only treated to the raw energy of their favorite bands but also connected with like-minded individuals who share a passion for the genre. The festival captured the essence of summer and the spirit of Chicago’s music scene.
Furthermore, the Chicago date became a testament to the enduring power of music, as fans from all walks of life came together to celebrate these bands’ indelible impact on the emo, pop punk, and alternative rock genre. The performances were nothing short of captivating. Then, as the final chords of their encore rang out, the night left a lasting impression, and fans left the venue with hearts full of gratitude for having witnessed such extraordinary and emotional performances from the genre’s most iconic bands. But we can’t wait for next year!
Check out our gallery from the show below!
Taking Back Sunday’s setlist, you say? Say less, we got you!
- ‘A Decade Under The Influence’
- ‘You Can’t Look Back’
- ‘Set Phasers to Stun’
- ‘The One’
- ‘Timberwolves at New Jersey’
- ‘Tidal Wave’
- ‘Everything Must Go’
- ‘What’s It Feel Like to Be a Ghost?
- ‘Just Us Two’
- ‘You’re So Last Summer’
- ‘Better Homes and Gardens’
- ‘One-Eighty by Summer’
- ‘Flicker, Fade’
- ‘Error: Operator’
- ‘Cute Without The ‘E”
Finally, have you been to Sad Summer Fest? And if you haven’t, make sure to get your tickets here. You will not regret it!
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