“This is what it’s all about, right here.”
Following festival appearances across continents, including dates from the Philippines to Belgium, All Time Low flew into Edinburgh’s Corn Exchange for a Reading and Leeds Festivals warm up show.
The last time the band were in Scotland, they were co-headlining Glasgow’s 13,000 capacity SSE Hydro with You Me At Six back in February. This time around just 3000 fans squeezed into the show for an intimate gig.
The night proved exactly why the band has managed to last more than 10 years in the pop punk scene, while their peers vanished and newcomers have fallen away, All Time Low have stepped up to the mark year upon year.
From the old to the new, fans embraced tracks from each ‘era’ and although All Time Low have been touring for years, the crowd were still as keen to catch them live and the band just as enthusiastic about every track, from ‘Jasey Rae’ and ‘Damned If I Do Ya’ through to ‘Runaways’ and ‘Something’s Gotta Give’.
Throwing in an impromptu cover of The Proclaimers’ ‘500 miles’ for the Scottish crowd and adding a Blink 182 cover into the encore, the night was packed back-to-back with top tracks and singalong moments.
Ending their set ‘Dear Maria, Count Me In’, pints and hands were in the air showing the song still manages to create the same buzz as it did upon its release eight years ago.
During the show, the band also announced on stage they will return to Scotland for a date at Glasgow’s SSE Hydro on Monday 15th February 2016.
The intimate show provided the perfect chance for fans to catch up with the Baltimore band before they head back out across America, with the set showing why they have managed to stand the test of time and why the future of All Time Low looks just as bright.
[P.s Alex – havering means ‘to talk nonsense, gibberish, to speak rubbish.’]